The Hendon Mob (THM) is pleased to announce the second edition The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) online, to take place during the 2021 Irish Open Online. This will be the third time that THM has teamed up with the Irish Open and the second time during the Coronavirus pandemic, which has seen Europe’s oldest and most iconic poker festival forced online. Online action is set from March 26 to April 7 on partypoker.
After the success of the first run in 2020 both parties were pleased to partner up with partypoker once more. There will be an added bonus for THM fans this time however, as not only will there be a showpiece THMC event with a €50k guarantee but there will also be a Mini THMC boasting a €15k guarantee for a €30 buy-in. Both events will run alongside each other starting on March 31.
Roland Boothby, Head of Partnerships for GPI/THM expressed his pleasure with the deal in place. “We’re delighted to be partnered with Irish Open once again, and are grateful for their team’s confidence in the THMC concept. Last year’s event saw a deluge of big name registrations, and by adding a THMC ‘Mini’ event this year, we’ve opened up the THMC brand to a much wider player pool. While we all would have hoped that the 2021 Irish Open would return to the live felt in Dublin, we are grateful to be able to offer players the opportunity to compete in this historic festival via our partners at partypoker.”
The first Irish Open Online was greeted with great enthusiasm from the poker community. The Main Event saw a total of 2,945 entries, more than doubling the €1M guarantee. Brazil’s Pablo Brito Silva claimed the title defeating a stacked final table to bank a €462,100 score. The THMC event was also a huge success, nearly doubling the guarantee. The first and only female THMC champion would be crowned with New Zealand’s Sosia Jiang taking home €18,382.
This year partypoker and the Irish Open team have upped the ante bringing poker fans 25 events over the course of the festival including the two THMC tournaments. The highlight will once again be a €1M guaranteed Main Event. There will also be a Mini Main Event, a Super High Roller, and the Grand Prix Ireland.