Congrats to London-based French player Merivan Hassan who snagged the very last Championship trophy at the 2024 Irish Open when he won the Liam Flood Memorial tournament around 4am this morning.


Hassan outlasted another record field at the RDS – there were 389 in the tournament (compared to 211 last year) to secure by his biggest ever live cash – a first prize of € 21,890.


Hassan, who works for an online poker app, was on his second visit to the Irish Open – he played last year and had a deep run in the Main Event. He said: “It’s a great event, friendly people, good vibes only – that’s why I came back!”


Firaldo leaderboard winner David Lappin bubbled the event but that left him free to continue planning what activities to include in next year’s Lappin Leaderboard. You can read a few updates from the Liam Flood Memorial here and some pics from the event are here. Among those that didmake the money were Alex Todd, Friend of the Irish Open Elizabeth Bennett-Martin, Spanish pro Juan Maceiras, Paul Carr, Nick Newport, Mystery Bounty winner Salvatorediamante Di Frisco and 2013 Irish Open champion Ian Simpson.


The Liam Flood Memorial tournament has been one of the key Championship tournaments on the Irish Open schedule since 2015. The tournament – which is always a six-max and always a turbo – is a favourite with players who appreciate the chance to remember the former Irish Open organiser and poker legend in an annual event.