Ireland’s Tom Kitt Wins Winamax Poker Open For €75k

Ireland’s Tom Kitt Wins Winamax Poker Open For €75kThe 2014 Winamax Poker Open didn’t quite manage to reach the dizzying heights it managed last year when 1,086 players turned out for the event, but it didn’t fall too far short with 994 players putting up the $700 buy-in to create a prize pool worth $615,964. The tournament was held at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, and eventually it was an Irish player, Tom Kitt, who walked away with the title, as well as the €75,000 ($95,141) first place prize.
By the time the six-handed tournament reached its final table, there were four French players still in contention, with lone Dutch player Jonathan Rozema in 4th place, and Ireland’s Tom Kitt in 6th on a low stack.
Alexis Coming (A-10) then eliminated Sebastian Leclercq (A-9) in 6th for €17,000, and a little while later Pierre Tassin (Q-J) did likewise to a short-stacked Jonathan Rozema (9-2) in 5th for  €22,500.
Next, Adrien Delmas (Ah-4s) open-shoved from the small blind against Tom Kitt in the big blind with Ac-7c, and after the dealer put out a Kc-Jc-Qs-6d-3c board, Delmas was sent to the rail in 4th for a €28,569 payday. At 1:30 a.m, Kitt (A-7) then knocked out Pierre Tassin (K-10) in 3rd (€37,000) to set up the heads-up battle against Alexis Coming for the title.
As the final battle got underway, the Irishman held a 14 million to 6.2 million chip advantage over his final opponent, but it would take until around 4:00 a.m for the final hand to be played with Tom Kitt (As-6s) and Alexis Coming (10d-8c) all-in on a 9s-8s-6h flop. The dealer  subsequently put out an Ah and Kh on turn and river to consign Alexis Coming to a runner-up finish worth €51,000 ($65,330), while Tom Kitt was crowned the 2014 Winamax Poker Open champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Tom Kitt    (Ireland)    €75,000
2 Alexis Coming    (France)    €51,000
3 Pierre Tassin    (France)    €37,000
4 Adrien Delmas    (France)    €28,569
5 Jonathan Rozema (Holland)    €22,500
6 Sebastian Leclercq (France)    €17,000


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