Philip Baker Comes Out On Top At The Irish Open

There was a thrilling weekend of poker action over the Bank Holiday weekend in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and one player had more reason than most to celebrate the long weekend. That player was Philip Baker, who was able to hold off the competition to claim success in The Hendon Mob Championships.

The event had a buy-in of €265 for players, which attracted a field of over 233 players. It was a lucrative event for a number of players involved, as the top 39 on the leaderboard walked away with their share of the prize funds. However, the one player to walk away with higher returns than most was Philip Baker.

Baker Claims Win At Event

The event included a number of British and Irish players in the closing stages, with four players from the areas making it to the closing stages. However, it was to be Baker that was able to get the win from the event, as he picked up €11,397 for his success. It was an outstanding effort from the Brit, as he managed to hold off the threat put down by the other players to claim success in the event. The closing stages of the event saw Bakers confronted by David Hu in a tense heads-up battle. However, Hu was forced to surrender in the heads-up and needed to settle for second spot. Regardless, he still picked up returns of €7,955 for that result.

Joshua Hoesel and Quentin Roussy also finished in high places on the final leaderboard, with Hoesel claiming third spot, while he walked away with prize money of €5,495 for his starring performance. Roussy also picked up significant returns, as he claimed prize money of €3,692 for his fourth place finish at the Irish Open event.

Other British & Irish Stars Make Final Table

Baker wasn’t the only British and Irish player to be flying the home flag on the final table, as there were three other stars that made the cut. Dara O’Kearney was the highest placed finisher of the remaining players, as the Irishman finished in fifth place on the leaderboard, and picked up €2,715. He finished just a place above Craig Sweden, who walked away with €2,196 after finishing in sixth, while Lukas Vymyslicky finished a further place back. The latter of the players picked up prize money of €1,805.

There were a number of Brits that weren’t able to reach the final stages, which included Dean Clay, who did exceptionally well to finish in 13th. It was an excellent performance from Clay, as he was playing just days after having the COVID019 vaccine. Evaldas Aniulis finished in eighth place on the leaderboard, and picked up €1,502. Meanwhile, the final player to make the final table was Julian Mcintosh, but the star was the first player to be knocked out. He walked away from the event with €1,258, which still illustrated a positive performance from the Canadian.