Round 7 of the 2014 Irish Championships featured the game between Paul Wallace on 4/7 and tournament leader Sam Collins on 5.5/7. After a long game that saw White with a fraction of an advantage from move 12 to the end of the game Sam Collins easily held the position but was joined in the lead by Stephen Jessel who had a crucial win against David Fitzsimons.
Both Stephen and Sam now have 6/7 going in the last two rounds. But with Sam having already played almost all of the top players in the event, and having the far easier run in for the final two rounds. Sam is odds on and highly likely to be the 2014 Irish Champion.