Welcome to the MILLIONS Irish Poker Festival, here at the immaculate venue of the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin.
We’re underway in Day 1A of the €3,000 Main Event, and after 35 entrants, we still have 26 players left battling to take a stack into Day 2 of the €700,000 guaranteed prize pool tournament.
Some notable names are in, including Ankit Ahuja, who recently took down the $1,100 Eureka Main Event in Cyprus for a career-best $362,365. The former poker product worker has become something of a tournament crusher over the past few years and will be aiming to add to his impressive resume this series.
We’ve also spotted former Festival Series Main Event Champion Michael Molenaar, who is on a tough table with Scott Margerson and Arnaud Enseleme. Ankit is battling with Andreas Froehli and Daniel Wilson. Niall Farrell, one of the most jovial and fun pro poker players you will meet is also in the mix - the GGPoker pro is looking to add to his $6.7 million lifetime live tournament earnings with a good run this series.
We will take care of all the live blog coverage of this epic event, the second MILLIONS event within just shy five weeks time. The previous edition was held at the Portomaso Casino in Malta, and Mario Trattou took down the event for €93,000!