Andy Black and David Lappin find themselves starting at table 4. We can hear the banter from here.
Padraig O’Neill and Jude Ainsworth will be giving trouble to those on table 25.
Kevin Killeen and Steve O’Dwyer await the poor souls seated at table 56.
Table 77 is certainly not one we would be pleased to sit down at, with Dan Wilson, Shane McGowan, defending champ Weijie Zheng, and high roller final tablist Joseph Field.
But the bona fide table of death might just be table 32, with Gavin O’Rourke, Robert Skowronski, Dara O’Kearney, and Eoghan O’Dea. O’Rourke holding court there with 175,000 to start the day.
Max Silver and Alex Kulev are seated side by side on table 88. Will be interesting to see if they stay out of one another’s way or clash. Likely they early in the breaking order, so there is a chance the confrontation between crushers does not come.