Docherty vs Romero in the Heads-Up Championship Final

Docherty vs Romero in the Heads-Up Championship Final

David Docherty

An initial bracket of 64 entries in the €350 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up Championship Event has been whittled down to the final two players and they are well-known names in the European live poker streets.

David Docherty will take on Spanish PokerStars ambassador Alejandro Romero for the title. The latter was the first to punch his ticket for the final after a mere 29 minutes versus Alexandru Ersen, whereas Docherty battled with Jannik Bengtsen nearly one hour longer.

The road to the final:

RoundAlejandro RomeroDavid Docherty
1Michael LechKosmas Maroudas
2Dominykas RuškysColm Chan
3Nicholas FiskNikolay Ponomarev
1/4 FinalTudor Catalin NeacsuDaniel Lange
1/2 FinalAlexandru ErsenJannik Bengtsen

The biggest slice of the €19,344 prize pool is still up for grabs in the final as of 2.30 pm local time with €3,860 reserved for the runner-up, while the eventual champion walks away with a top prize of €5,925. Both figures are rather trivial for the two poker pros but it’s certainly far more important in terms of the bragging rights and shiny Irish Open trophy. For Docherty, it would be the second in as many years as he is also the defending Main Event winner here in Dublin!

Results so far:

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
3Jannik BengtsénDenmark€2,460
4Alexandru ErsenRomania€2,460
5Daniel JohnsonScotland€1,160
6Daniel LaidlawUnited Kingdom€1,160
7Tudor Catalin NeacsuRomania€1,160
8Daniel LangeGermany€1,160
Alejandro Romero