Old hands of Irish poker Mick McCloskey and Padraig Parkinson are in the building. In fact they are sat, riffling chips, and moving pots. Other creaking veterans of this island’s card rooms David Lappin and Daragh Davey are also giving it another go.
Legend Surinder Sunar has made the trip across, looking hale. Also spotted in the field today are this week’s High Roller Champion Alex Peffly and his fellow final tablist the Norwegian Robert Kaggerud.