Who Will be Crowned Champion of the 2018 Unibet Open Dublin Main Event?

Mick McCloskey

After three starting days and the following Day 2, a total of 21 levels, the 2018 Unibet Open Dublin €1,100 Main Event has been whittled down to the last 11 hopefuls, all looking for their first title on the popular European mid-stakes tournament series. The guaranteed prize pool of €250,000 was easily surpassed with 359 entries and the lion’s share of the €359,000 prize pool is still up for grabs when the action gets back underway at noon local time at the Bonnington Hotel in Dublin.

Michael Brock thrones at the top of the counts with a stack of 1,480,000, but it’s far from a done deal for the Brit to claim the top prize of €74,900, as several players are not far behind. Second in chips is Joseph Ellis with 1,230,000 and a quintet follows, separated by just a few big blinds including Robbie McCormack (1,145,000), Keith Brennan (1,125,000), David Schable (1,110,000), Paul Jux Holderness (1,080,000) and Henri Koivisto (1,050,000).

Irish poker legend Mick McCloskey, who can always be found at the poker tables with his trademark cap containing pins from all over the world, is also among the 11 finalists and will enter the final day with a stack of 955,000. Furthermore, Julien Kron (810,000), 2014 Irish Open champion Patrick Clarke (575,000) and Jakub Groblewski (315,000) also remain in contention.

Seat Assignments for the Final Day

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
12Keith BrennanIreland1,125,00038
14Robbie McCormackIreland1,145,00038
15Michael BrockUnited Kingdom1,480,00049
16Paul Jux HoldernessUnited Kingdom1,080,00036
17Henri KoivistoFinland1,050,00035
      
21Mick McCloskeyIreland955,00032
22David SchableFrance1,110,00037
23Patrick ClarkeIreland575,00019
24Joseph EllisUnited Kingdom1,230,00041
26Jakub GroblewskiPoland315,00011
27Julien KronFrance810,00027

The action will recommence in level 22 with blinds of 15,000/30,000 and a running ante of 5,000. All PokerNews live updates will be published according to the 30-minute delay of the live stream table and you can see all unfold with hole cards displayed on the Unibet Open Twitch channel.

Remaining Main Event Payouts

PlacePrize (in EUR)Prize (in USD)
1€74,900$84,976
2€46,550$52,812
3€32,100$36,418
4€23,750$26,945
5€18,300$20,762
6€14,050$15,940
7€11,250$12,763
8€9,000$10,211
9€7,200$8,169
10-11€6,250$7,091