Will Kassouf is the 2020 Irish Poker Masters Main Event champion after the British star outlasted 1,340 opponents in the €1,100 buy-in tournament. Kassouf won his seat via a €109 satellite and turned that into €215,163 by overcoming a stacked final table.
IPM #04 Irish Poker Master Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Will Kassouf||United Kingdom||€215,163|
|6||Luc Van Der Beek||Netherlands||€34,894|
Jessica Teusl went into the nine-handed final table with the shortest stack and was the first player to hit the rail. Luc Van Der Beek opened to 1,045,000, a shade over a min-raise, and called when Teusl three-bet all-in for 7,804,348. It was for Teusl and for Van Der Beek. Both players paired their ace on the flop but Teysl couldn’t find a jack and busted in ninth-place for €17,025.
Brazilian sensation Dante Fernandes was the next player heading for the cashier’s desk. He raised to 1,260,000 during the 300,000/600,000/75,000a level with . The action folded to Samuel Vousden in the big blind who looked down at the powerhouse hand that was . Vousden raised to 3,800,000 before instantly calling when Fernandes four-bet shoved for 15,394,732 in total. Vousden flopped a set and improved to a full house on the river, resigning Fernandes to a €21,661 prize.
Cooler Sends Deinlein To The Showers
Michael Deinlein was the next player to bust. He won a big coinflip with ace-jack against Anton Siden pocket eights, but couldn’t put those chips to good use. His tournament ended during the 350,000/700,000/87,500a level. The German raised to 1,540,000 from the cutoff with and Siden called in the big blind with . The flop fell and Siden check-raised Deinlein’s 1,330,000 continuation bet to 4,550,000 and was called.
The turn was the gifting both players a straight, but Siden had the better one. Siden led for 6,969,525 and Deinlein called. The river brought the into play and Siden greeted it with an all-in bet that covered Deinlein’s 20317,335 stack. Deinlein eventually called with his wheel and crashed out when Siden flipped over his seven-high straight.
Van Der Beek was the next casualty of the final table, falling at the hands of Vousden. Vousden min-raised to 1,600,000 from the cutoff with , Van Der Beek called in the small blind with . The flop fell and Van Der Beek check-called a 1,520,000 continuation bet from his Finnish opponent. Van Der Beek checked the arrival of the before calling a pot-sized bet of 7,640,000. The completed the board and Van Der Beek checked for a third time. Vousden ripped it in, his stack covering Van Der Beek’s by the narrowest of margins. Van Der Beek obviously didn’t believe the Finn’s story because he called all-in and that was the end of his Main Event.
There was still time for the final table to lose another player before the end of the blind level. Canada’s Julien Perouse was that player. Perouse banked €45,290 for his fifth-place finish.
Short Stack Siden Heads To The Showers
Fourth-place and €66,267 went to Siden but it took 3.5 hours of four-handed play before he busted. Siden found himself down to 4.25 big blinds and committed those from the button with . Kassouf called with from the big blind and won the coinflip when the five community cards fell .
That hand left Kassouf with just under 28 million chips while both his opponents each had more than 100 million at their disposal. Despite this, Vousden was the next player eliminated.
Blinds were now a colossal 1,000,000/2,000,000/250,000a. The 2018 MILLIONS Online champion Manuel Ruivo opened to 4,120,000 on the button with and called the 16,000,000 three-bet from Vousden, which the Finn made from the small blind with . Ruivo flopped a straight when the first three community cards fell and the writing was on the wall for Vousden. He decided his best play was to over-bet shove for twice the size of the pot. Ruivo thought all his Christmases had come once and beat Vousden into the pot. No miracle runner-runner for Vousden and we were now heads-up.
A Fitting Conclusion To An Epic Event
Ruivo held a massive 213,940,000 to 54,260,000 lead over Kassouf but the contest was far from over. Kassouf managed to draw level but it took a while before he managed to claim the chip lead. Even when he led, Kassouf couldn’t quite shake off Ruivo.
That was until a few pots went Kassouf’s way and the tables were completely turned. The final hand saw Kassouf raise to 8,592,600 at the 1,500,000/3,000,000/375,000a level, Ruivo three-bet all-in for 57,857,400 and Kassouf call. It was for Ruivo and for Kassouf. The flop came down ! Ruivo needed to find the case seven but it never arrived as the turn and river came to send Ruivo home in second-place and crowned Kassouf as the Irish Poker Masters Main Event champion.
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