Max Silver Wins the 2019 Irish Open High Roller for €45K
23 April 2019
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Max Silver has started the 2019 Irish Poker Open festival in style by getting his hands on the €2,000 High Roller trophy and €45,130 first-place prize.

2019 Irish Open High Roller Results

Place Player Prize
1 Max Silver €45,130
2 Benny Glaser €29,565
3 Patrice Brandt €22,565
4 Andy Black €15,170
5 Marc Macdonnell €11,280
6 Keith Johnson €8,560
7 Orjan Skommo €7,000
8 Dan Wilson €6,225
9 Ankit Ahuja €5,445
10 Italo Palao €4,670

Silver lives in Dublin and has a fantastic record in the Emerald Isle. The second-ever cash on his Hendon Mob profile was a victory in the €560 UKIPT Dublin Main Event that banked Silver €72,000. Silver has since gone on to cash in a total of 19-events in Ireland, cashing for a total of €290,131 (20 events and €335,261 incuding this victory)

A total of 84-entries took part in the €2,000 Irish Open High Roller and the top 10 finishers received a slice of the €155,610. Stephen Woodhead was the unfortunate soul to burst the money bubble, his ace-three losing to the suited nine-six of Dan Wilson who spiked two pair after setting Woodhead in for his last three big blinds.

Woodhead’s exit locked up €4,670 for the rest of the field. Italo Palao busted in 10th place and was joined on the rail, and perhaps at the bar, by Ankit Ahuja, and the aforementioned Wilson.

Orjan Skommo and Keith Johnson followed suit, the latter being the last player not to turn their investment into a five-figure prize.

Current Irish number one in the Global Poker Index, Marc Macdonnell, saw his ace-three lose to the ace-four of Silver courtesy of a four on the flop to exit in fifth-place for €11,280 before Irish legend Andy Black ran out of luck and chips, his ace-king losing to the pocket kings of Silver to bow out in fourth-place.

Silver was now in a dominant position, his big stack lording it over the two shallow stacks. His position grew stronger when he sent Patrice Brandt to the sidelines in third-place.

Benny Glaser was Silver’s final opponent but he was running on fumes. Glaser earned a short reprieve when his queen-three improved to trip threes to double up, but he was all-in the next hand with pocket eights only for Silver to wake up with jacks in the hole. The fishhooks melted the snowmen and Silver bagged himself yet another major live poker title.