Our recap of Day 1c of the 2015 Full Tilt International Poker Open (IPO) Dublin Main Event on Saturday hinted that the overall attendance could reach 1,300 entrants if the fourth and final starting flight followed the trend of the previous flights. It appears out estimate was accurate because 687 players took to the felt on Saturday afternoon, taking the total number of entries to 1,349.
2015 Full Tilt IPO Dublin Main Event Day 1d Top 10 Chip Counts
Adam Walker was the man who fared the best on Day 1d, ending the night with a most impressive stack of 289,300 chips. Webster was challenged for the chip lead by Guy Webster, but he fell shy of the summit, ending the night with 272,200 betting tokens. Webster cashed in the 2014 IPO, his run coming to an end in 74th place which was worth €525.
Two-hundred and twenty-three players punched their Day 2 tickets and among them were some talented individuals who could have a major influence over where the winner’s trophy heads once the champion is crowned.
2014 Irish Open champion, Patrick Clarke, finished Day 1d with a top 10-sized stack, his 210,000 chips being enough for ninth place on the Day 1d leader board, while those of you who follow our UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings articles will no doubt remember the name of Frank “denman98” Lillis who returns to the fray on Sunday with 142,200 chips.
Tom Kitt (107,200) who finished ninth in this year’s Irish Open, won the 2014 Winamax Poker Open and finished third in the 2010 UKIPT Main Event here in Dublin is another player to watch when play resumes.
The top 151 players are the lucky ones to return home with some prize money in their pockets and a Hendon Mob flag to brag about. Those reaching the first tier of the payouts win $500 with the first four-figure score ($1,050) going to those in 55th place or higher. Reaching the final table locks up $6,250 while the eventual champion adds $56,314.00 to their bankroll.
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday for a recap of Sunday’s Day 2 action.
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