Winner to Be Crowned in the €3,000 High Roller Championship

Winner to Be Crowned in the €3,000 High Roller Championship

Samuel Ju

After a busy first day in Event 27 €3,000 Irish Open High Roller Championship Event, a strong turnout of 157 entries has emerged and at least €420,956 will be awarded today. However, the late registration for this slightly more expensive tournament on the schedule of the 2024 Irish Open at the Royal Dublin is still open until the start of Day 2 at noon local time.

Those jumping in at the last minute will start with 50,000 in chips, which represents some 17 big blinds in level 11 at recommencing blinds of 1,500-3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000. The overnight chip leader has more than nine times as many chips and that happens to be Alejandro Vazquez Gomez, who tops the leaderboard by some margin with 458,000.

Marvis Cooper (310,500) and Orestis Kanakopoulos (304,000) follow nearly 50 big blinds behind but both have more than 100 big blinds to show for themselves, too. Other familiar faced in the top ten are German businessman Samuel Ju (249,000) and online poker legend Bert “girafganger7” Stevens (227,500).

Bert Stevens

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Alejandro Vazquez GomezSpain458,000153
2Marvis CooperUnited Kingdom310,500104
3Orestis KanakopoulosGreece304,000101
4Niall MurrayUnited Kingdom262,00087
5Samuel JuGermany249,00083
6Rutger HennenNetherlands239,50080
7Elias FiszNetherlands237,00079
8Bert StevensBelgium227,50076
9Marco MeisserSwitzerland221,50074
10Gabriel RymarPoland207,50069

The red spade will be represented by the PokerStars ambassadors Fintan Hand (172,000) and Benjamin Spragg (96,500) whereas it remains to be seen if €5,000 High Roller winner Parker Talbot will jump in at the last minute and try to go for live poker victory number two.

Some of those who we might see back in action today are Jon Kyte, Padraig O’Neill, Michel Molenaar, Florian Duta, and Benny Glaser all joining the rail.

Action kicks off at noon local time and the levels will last 40 minutes each until a winner has been crowned. Several other Irish Open trophies are up for grabs on the penultimate day, whereas the record-breaking Main Event will see 109 players return for Day 3.