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International Poker Open Betting Market Heats Up

New Favourites Join Market Movers Ahead of Friday's Tournament


Luke "FullFlush" Schwartz at the PKR Heads Up Grand SlamMarty Smyth and Julian Gardner have been joined by Keith Hawkins and Luke Schwartz at the head of the betting market for the upcoming International Poker Open 2009.

All four players are priced 175/1 to win the tournament which looks set to become the largest poker tournament ever held outside the U.S.

Other market movers include Noel Hayes in from 400/1 to 200/1 and Jesse May from 500/1 to 300/1.

Other notable players whose participation has been confirmed by the market are:

Andy Black — 200/1
Neil Channing — 200/1
Lucy Rokach — 200/1
Padraig Parkinson — 250/1
Fintan Gavin — 250/1
Scott Gray — 250/1
Paul Parker — 250/1
Dara O’Kearney — 300/1
Noel Furlong — 300/1 will pay out 1/6th the odds for the final 9 places.

Check back at closer to the event for an update on the betting markets and some of the big names registered to play.