[Please imagine beautiful photo here – Mickey May’s rushed off her feet and I’m sure she’ll get one edited and published ASAP; we will insert it here as soon as it arrives.]
I got there too late to see it for myself; the dealer informed me that the chips had gone in on a 2-8-2 flop. “What did you have?” she asked Danny Ryder who was already standing up to leave.
“Er… Aces!” he replied with the briefest of deadpans before cracking a smile and informing mje it was actually 68 for two pair. Gerard Walsh had K2 for trips, and that was that.
The final two are now on a short break before they start the heads up – the stacks look roughly even to me from here (one table away – thank you floor staff for not kicking me back into the press room) on sort of 5 million-ish apiece for Walsh and his opponent Jarlath Kilgallon. Good luck to both!