708 players signed up for the Main Event of Irish Poker Open this time. Now, after that 3 days of poker have been completed, we have finally reached the final table. These are the 8 players who will play the final table later on today.
Seat 1: Peter Murphy -- 546,000
Seat 2: Ben Roberts -- 419,000
Seat 3: Edmund Sweeney -- 407,000
Seat 4: Santeri Valikoski -- 1,722,000
Seat 5: Rob Sherwood -- 497,000
Seat 6: Paul Carr -- 1,596,000
Seat 7: James Mitchell -- 1,155,000
Seat 8: Declan Connolly -- 735,000
The payout structure is quite steep, so we can probably expect a few of the finalists to be quite nervous, playing a bit tighter than they usually would do. However, it will for sure be very interesting final table to watch. The first place prize pays €600,000 and the second place €312,000. In other words, we can expect a very long and thrilling heads-up.