An impressive–dare we say star-studden?– field of 502 turned up for the 2012 Irish Open.
The event–streamed over the so-called Internet each day with really solid coverage– brought in the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Maria Ho, iSeriesLIVE winner James Dempsey, Andy Black, Faraz Jaka, Adam Levy, half-man, half-amazing Freddy Deeb, and many more.
In the end, Kevin Vandersmissen took the title, banking €420000. He defeated Thomas Beer ( €225,000) heads-up, who would probably have been the most name-appropriate winner in the field, unless someone named Guinness McBlarney had entered and we missed it.
Of the notables, Andy Black finished 8th (€32700), Adam Levy 14th (€15400), Freddy Deeb 27th (€11200), and Phil Hellmuth 33rd (€9400).