Dave Shallow crushes WPT Ireland final table for €222,280

Dave Shallow crushes WPT Ireland final table for €222,280

Monday, 9 January 2012

Dave Shallow has somewhat unsurprisingly won the inaugural WPT Ireland after bringing a gigantic chip lead to the final table and using it well. He began the day with almost twice the chipstack of the other four players combined, giving us a quick final.

Shallow started the day with the deepest stack we’ve seen at a WPT final, despite doubling up two shorter stacks within the first half hour of play. Ronan Gilligan was one of them and promptly eliminated Steve Watts in a coinflip before taking out Patrik Vestlin and taking the chip lead over Shallow and Chaz Chattha.

The momentum couldn’t last and Gilligan eventually missed an open-ended straight draw against Shallow’s top pair, giving Chattha an 8-1 chip disadvantage heads-up against Shallow. Chattha managed to double when he picked up Q-Q versus a light 5-bet but held the chip lead for just a few hands. Finally shallow found his own queens and Chattha held nines, which couldn’t come from behind and resigned him to second place.

The full payouts were as follows:

1. David Shallow - €202,680 + $25,000 WPT Final seat
2. Charles Chattha - €111,130
3. Ronan Gilligan - €74,090
4. Patrik Vestlin - €52,600
5. Steve Watts - €39,720

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Tags: Chaz Chattha, David Shallow, WPT Ireland, Ronan Gilligan, Patrik Vestlin, Dublin