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Paddy Power Poker Irish Open Main Event -- Day 2

Manig Loeser And Andrew Badecker Leap Into The Lead On Day 2 Of Irish Open Main Event


Manig Loeser leads day 3 of the main eventAs day 3 dawns on the Irish Open main event, 49 players can prepare for the next long haul at the felt knowing that they will earn at least €6,900 if all else fails. Looking at the top end of the €1,606,400 prize pool, the first place prize of €420,000 indeed looks more appetizing, and that’s what Manig Loeser has his eye on.

Loeser sprung into the lead by the end of day 2 and now sits with 846,000 going into the penultimate day of play. Right behind him is Andrew Badecker with 809,500 but the two are miles ahead of the next player in line, Byron Kaverman who sits with 422,000 in chips.

Of all the key names who were part of the initial 502-strong field, Freddy Deeb (164,500 in chips), Andy Black (135,500), Phil Hellmuth (134,500), James Dempsey (275,000), and day 1’s overnight chip leader Samuel Chartier (417,500) are some of the well-known poker faces still in the mix.

Here are the top 10 in chips going into day 3:

Manig Loeser 846,000
Andrew Badecker 809,500
Byron Kaverman 422,000
Samuel Chartier 417,500
Mark Shepherd 404,000
Eeki Matias Ruponen 381,000
Thomas Beer 354,500
Marc Wright 313,500
Ian Simpson 281,500
James Dempsey 275,000

Day 3 kicks off at 12 p.m. (local time) and you can catch all the action via the live stream here at Alternatively check out the Paddy Power Poker blog or get up to date with our daily recaps as the main event powers on in search of a new champion.

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