The Regency Airport Hotel was full to bursting on Friday as Day 1B of the BoylePoker International Poker Open (IPO) Dublin took place. A staggering 481 players bought in while the registration desk was open, and by the time the curtain came down on the day’s proceedings, only 205 of those players had chips in front of them.
The man with the most chips was Darren Millar. He finished with 352,000 chips and leads the entire tournament, although there is still Day 1c yet to play. Millar finished second in this event in 2012 when he lost heads-up to the eventual champion Tom Brady. Millar won €30,715 that day and will be looking to finish one place higher in the 2013 edition of this fantastic tournament.
Dutchman Ryanne Van Der Wiele was Millar’s closest rival on Day 1B, ending the night with a healthy stack containing chips worth 220,500. While Brian Barnes (216,600) and France’s Rouxel Romain (210,000) each ended with more than 200,000 chips in their stacks.
Arguably the biggest name in the top 10 of the chip counts is Ronan Gilligan, a regular on the UK & Ireland poker circuit. Gilligan has two runner-up finishes in UKIPT events, both in Ireland (Dublin and Galway) and three third place finishes in major live events, also all in Ireland. Can Gilligan get the proverbial monkey off his back in this Irish tournament? He will be hoping so.
2013 IPO Dublin Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts
|2nd||Ryanne Van Der Wiele||220,500|
|9th||Filipe Van Herchri||150,000|
Looking at the chip counts provided by the BoylePoker blog, it appears that the information displayed at the time of writing yesterday’s recap is completely different to what is being shown now.
When we wrote our article, it was Simon O’Donoghue who topped the leader board, but checking the same chip count page shows O’Donoghue in sixth place. Here are the updated counts.
Check back into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to see how many more players bought into this popular event, who the leaders are and how much money each of the survivors is playing for.