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International Poker Open Ploughs On Into Day 2

Brits Lead International Poker Open As It Hunts Down Final Nine


Zane Henry is the leader of the pack as the International Poker Open (IPO) hits day 2.

The Brit moved to the fore as the field of 1,148 became 138 on day 1 of the €230 buy-in main event. He entered day 2 with 362,500 in chips.

The remaining players now vie for the €42,530 top prize from a total prize pool of €229,600.

Here are the chip leaders heading into day 2:

1. Zane Henry 362,500
2. Benjamin Sweetman 336,500
3. Sean Brennan 315,000
4.Tom Brady 308,000
5. Turlough McHugh 303,000
6. Alex Perry 302,000
7. Alan Byrne 281,000
8. Vincent O’Toole 257,500
9. Darren Tormey 257,000
10. Mark Dillon 249,500

Action continues today until a final table of nine is found, then it will pause until Nov. 10.

Those at home, at the other side of the rail, and indeed those still battling it out can follow what’s going on in Dublin’s Regency Hotel as it happens via the Boylepoker blog, or Twitter using #IPO2012, and of course the live stream which is powered by poker tournament information system Evcount and features all kinds of information from chip counts, record bustouts, Tweets, blinds, big hands, new players, and news while also feeding streaming commentary.

Here is what the IPO final table will be playing for on Nov. 10:

1. €42,530
2. €30,715
3. €21,605
4. €16,215
5. €12,730
6. €10,620
7. €8,485
8. €6,375
9. €4,150