Tom Kitt Wins Winamax Dublin

Tom Kitt Wins Winamax Dublin

Monday, 29 September 2014

The annual French invasion of Dublin took place over the weekend as the €550 Winamax Open hit the Irish capital. The visitors were to be left disappointed though as home player Tom Kitt took the honours.

The Irishman topped a massive field of 994 entrants at the Burlington Hotel who were battling it out for a prize pool of €485,569.

With 20 of the 25 final day's players coming from across the Channel, hopes were high amongst the French contingent.

They hadn't contended with Kitt though, who worked his way through a six-man final table that included Sebastien Leclercq, Holland's Jonathan Rozema, Adrien Delmas and Pierre Tassin.

Kitt faced a 6.2m to 14m chip deficit at the start of heads up play with Frenchman Alexis Venant. The Irishman doubled up early on though and then took control of the match when his pocket kings heald against Venant's A7.

The end came soon after with the chips hitting the middle on a 9s8s6h flop. Venant was just in front holding 10d8c. Kitt had plenty of outs with As6s though and the Ah duly arrived on the turn. The river was a blank which gave the Irishman the title and the €75,000 first prize.

The Irishman was gracious in victory and complimentary about his opponent. Kitt told the Winamax Poker blog, “He played pretty well. He won most of the pots we played. But whenever there was a lot of money in the middle, I had the best hand.”

The final table payouts were as follows:

1. Tom Kitt (Ireland) €75,000
2. Alexis Venant (France) €51,000
3. Pierre Tassin (France) €37,000
4. Adrien Delmas (France) €28,569
5. Jonathan Rozema (Netherlands) €22,500
6. Sebastien Leclercq (France) €17,000

Tags: Tom Kitt, Winamax Open Dublin