Day 2 of the Irish Open Main Event is in the bag, and so are millions of chips for our top 96 survivors. Today saw the big reveal – the money. A total of 1,807 entries generated a €1,805,870 prizepool paying 223 places. Day 2 saw many of them paid, starting with min-cashes of €1,750 and ending with the next player to bust guaranteed €3,650. The winner will bank €300,000 and a whole lot of prestige, and probably jaegerbombs.
Leading tomorrow’s Day 3 (which starts at 13:00) is Niall Farrell, which is a shock to absolutely no one. Once he clinched the Day 1c chip lead, he never looked back, occasionally pipped by Max Silver but ending up with a huge 2,471,000. Benny Glaser, who finished runner-up to Silver in the €2,000 High Roller just this Tuesday, is in current second place now too with 2,258,000. Silver (1,756,000) completes this triumvirate of danger; it will be interesting to see who ends up on whose table.
Also still in the running, albeit further down the chip counts, are two former Main Event champions – Ian Simpson (372,000) and Patrick Clarke (480,000).
The €500 JP Poker Masters and the €350 PLO 6-Max also have their Day 2s tomorrow – we’ll let you know who’s bossing those in between updating on the Main.
Full chip counts for tomorrow’s Day 3:
|Martin Von Zweigbergk||1,200,000|
|Bas De Laat||971,000|
|Marian Ionut Farcas||600,000|
|John Finnighan Linkins||585,000|
|Chi Ken Yau||542,000|
|Grzegorz Ireneusz Wyraz||306,000|
|Donall O Briain||156,000|