iSeries Dublin Won By James DempseyApril 6, 2012 2:51 pm
The inaugural iSeries Live event in Dublin has been won by UK pro James Dempsey, who closed out victory in the €10,000 ten-handed Sit-N-Go to claim the €100,000 first place prize.
In a first of its kind, viewers were able to see the players hole-cards and wager on everything from flop colours to who would last longer. It also included one of the toughest line-ups ever assembled, but despite being second favourite to win Phil Hellmuth was first to exit the arena in 10th holding A-Q to Daniel Negreanu’s pocket nines.
However, the Canadian pros delight at lasting longer than his old pal was short lived after a hand in which he pushed all-in on the flop with an open-ended straight flush draw to James Dempsey’s top pair. Negreanu was then out in 8th while Dempsey now had a monster stack.
Short-stacks Faraz “The Toilet” Jaka and “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier were the next player to exit, while Spaniard Carlos Mortensen could only manage a 4th place finish after Dempsey added his chips to his own.
With Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott subsequently taking out the competition’s only female player Maria Ho, the stage was set for a showdown between the two UK pros. Despite being a slight chip leader James Dempsey proceeded to win six out of seven hands until deal number eight resulted in Ulliott’s elimination holding As-8h to Dempsey’s Ah-Kh.
With his victory in Dublin, the WSOP and WPT title winner now takes his live poker earnings to around $2 million.
The final results of the iSeries Live event was as follows:
1: James Dempsey – $100,000
2: Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott – $0
3: Maria Ho – $0
4: Carlos Mortensen – $0
5: Eoghan O’Dea – $0
6: Faraz Jaka – $0
7: Tobias Reinkemeier – $0
8: Daniel Negreanu – $0
9: Marvin Rettenmaier – $0
10: Phil Hellmuth – $0