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International Poker Open Finds Final Eight

IPO Plays Down To Eight And Now Awaits Final In November


IPO Final Eight. Credit: Mickey MayThe final table of the 2011 Boylepoker International Poker Open (IPO) has been decided and the wait is now on until Nov. 26 to find out if the title can stay home in Ireland, or indeed if it will be taken to England, Netherlands, or France.

Leading the way at the final table is Englishman Guy Webster with just over 5 million in chips. The final eight are fighting for the €51,356 top prize.

The November nine-like wait for the final table to play out is a new twist this year and this last stage will be streamed exclusively at from a secure location.

Here are the finalists and their chip counts:

Mark O’Connor (Ireland) 1,135,000
Daniel Watson (England) 2,240,000
Rory Browne (Ireland) 1,770,000
Luke Martens (Netherlands) 2,150,000
Galaup Laurent (France) 1,935,000
Paul Purcell (Ireland) 1,895,000
Guy Webster (England) 5,025,000
Rik Snoeijink (Netherlands) 4,730,000

1,388 players took part in this year’s IPO creating a prize pool of €277,600. The Open played out from Oct. 21 to 23 at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, and will reach a conclusion in November.