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German Markus Sippe is International Poker Open 2009 Winner

Record-Breaking Field Produces German Champ at International Poker Open 2009


Boylepoker IPOThis year’s International Poker Open saw an even bigger field of 1,440, meaning it once again broke the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held outside of America. With many big names in attendance such as Padraig Parkinson, Marty Smyth, Paul Marrow, and Surinder Sunar, scattered among players of all levels from all over the world, it was German Markus Sippe who scooped the top prize in the end.

Heads up versus Irishman Jaye Renehan, Sippe’s victory was soon to come as less than 10 minutes into play, he found himself calling Renehan’s all in with A-4. Renehan held 5-4 and after the five cards dropped, the big cheque was handed to Sippe to bring home to his current residence in Luxembourg. He earned $62,250 from the $350,000 prize pool, while Renehan picked up €47,490 for his runner-up finish.

The final table payouts were:

1st place — Markus Sippe ($62,250)
2nd place — Jaye Renehan ($47,490)
3rd place — Mark Troy ($33,208)
4th place — Cat O’Neill ($24,736)
5th place — Gary Cavazza ($19,425)
6th place — Colin Rutherford ($16,187)
7th place — Stephen Egan ($12,950)
8th place — Sean Venny ($9,712)
9th place — Martin Dunne ($6,335)

The $225 + $25 buy-in event took place in the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland from Oct. 16-18. added $27,000 to the prize pool.