On Sunday night, The Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event finally came to an end. After a fiercely contested battle, Philippe Guillou emerged the winner as he won the title and an impressive cash prize of €70,000.
With a lot of players participating, about 1,389 players to be precise who put up the € 440 + 60 buy-in, Phillipe Guillou entered the final day’ as the chip leader. From the start, he showed that he was all out to win the game.
However, it didn’t go as planned for Guillou as he had to combat other players who were eyeing the top prize like Kevin Goillot. He was overtaken in the counts by Goillot when there were just 4 players standing, which makes it easy to understand the reason a deal was done at the four-handed stage.
So far, Guillou has enjoyed the series, as his best earnings in his entire career was $897 which pales in comparison to the success he enjoyed at the Irish capital. Some days back, Guillou emerged the winner at the Winamax Poker Open High Roller event.
The event was used to kickstart the festival, as he won a sum of €20,730 for finishing third. On Sunday night, Guillou won an extra sum of €70,000 to rise up the leaderboard on the Winamax Tour. His rise on the leaderboard, however, won him the life-changing sum.
With 9 players left, Simon Thomas was the player that came in ninth place winning €10,000. At this stage, Guillou was already a favourite to win the tournament with a about a third of the chips in play still remaining. When Nicolas Plantin left in eight place for the same amount, the final table of 7 players was finalized and Guillou had his opponents on the rack.
When the last table started, Main Event Travel owner and Scottish player Fraser Macintyre suffered a serious hit to his stack. Kevin Goillot didn’t waste time to double through him. Macintyre fell to Guillou as he earned a sum of €13,000.
In the sixth round, Raul Patron busted to earn a sum of €17,500. At the fifth round, Ibrahim Senoussi crashed out to win €23,500. The four players that were standing decided to go on a break and when they came back, they all agreed to continue playing for €10,000 and the title. They also accepted these figures as deal payouts:
- Philippe Guillou (26,475,000 chips) – €60,000
- Kevin Goillot (20,875,000 chips) – €57,000
- Sacha Thery (12,525,000 chips) – €51,305
- Alexandre Blanc (9,625,000 chips) – €45,635
The moment Guillou locked up the largest sum, there was no stopping him. He went on to win 2 big hands. Sacha Thery was left in fourth position with a sum of €51,305 and Alexandre Blanc held on to the third position for a sum that’s slightly lower pegged at €45,635. This proved to be a good deal for Thery.
Goillot had come prepared for any eventuality as he went into battle with the opportunity of leapfroging his competitor as regards payouts including winning the much coveted trophy. Guillou fought back to retake the lead, although, when Goillot triple-barreled a doomed bluff, Guillou’s call implied that the trophy would be his after an extraordinary few days at the Irish felt.
Here are the results of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin’s Main Event:
Place Player Prize (USD)
- 1 Philippe Guillou €70,000
- 2 Kevin Goillot €57,000
- 3 Alexandre Blanc €45,635
- 4 Sacha Thery €51,305
- 5 Ibrahim Senoussi €23,500
- 6 Raul Patron €17,500
- 7 Fraser Macintyre €13,000