Ronan Sweeney Leads Pack in partpoker Irish Poker Masters KO Main Event Day 1A
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Ireland's Ronan Sweeney topped the list of the 39 survivors from Day 1A in the Irish Poker Masters KO €1M GTD Main Event on partypoker. The first starting flight saw a total of 259 entries which contributed €259,000 to the seven-figure prize pool.
Sweeney will be looking to go the distance to add to his $1,387,530 online earnings, which was boosted by a further $41,894 thanks to his fifth-place finish in WCOOP-01-H: $109 NLHE. The Irishman also boasts $130,032 in live tournament earnings with a career-high score coming in the 2017 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Killarney Main Event. Sweeney secured the €38,393 ($45,777) payday after being thwarted by Thomas Gallagher in heads-up play.
Notables joining Sweeney in Day 2 include partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard, Rui Ferreira and online crusher Jans Arends.
Daniel Dvoress and partypoker ambassadors Matthew Staples and Louise Butler were among the big names who failed to advance to the second day of Main Event action.
Day 1B kicks off on November 14, 7:05 p.m. GMT. The remaining players from that flight will join the 39 other players from Day 1A for Day 2 on November 22, 8:05 p.m. GMT. Only nine players will make the final day of action which will resume on November 23, 7:05 p.m. GMT where the event will play down to its conclusion.
Top 15 Irish Poker Masters KO €1M GTD Main Event Chip Counts
|Gianni Paul Sabini||United Kingdom||€2,750||1,615,716|
|Mario Navarro Arrocha||Spain||€1,437||1,544,621|
|Jamie Walden||United Kingdom||€1,375||1,164,559|
|Tomi Brouk||Finland||€ 250||978,233|
|Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||€ 750||938,741|
Irish Poker Masters KO Schedule
|November 4-8||Irish Poker Masters KO #01 Opener: €250K Gtd||€320|
|November 4-15||Irish Poker Masters KO #02 IPM50: €200K Gtd||€55|
|November 4-15||Irish Poker Masters KO #03 The Big 4 PLO8: €50K Gtd||€44|
|November 7-22||Irish Poker Masters KO #04 Main Event: €1M Gtd||€1,100|
|November 8-15||Irish Poker Masters KO #05 JP Masters: €300K Gtd||€530|
|November 8||Irish Poker Masters KO #06 6-Max Hyper: €20K Gtd||€109|
|November 10||Irish Poker Masters KO #07 7-Max PLO8: €10K Gtd||€109|
|November 11||Irish Poker Masters KO #08 6-Max Big Bounty: €50K Gtd||€215|
|November 14||Irish Poker Masters KO #09 PLO8 High Roller: €40K Gtd||€530|
|November 15-22||Irish Poker Masters KO #10 IMP100: €250K Gtd||€109|
|November 15-22||Irish Poker Masters KO #11 The Big 4 PLO: €50K Gtd||€44|
|November 15||Irish Poker Masters KO #12 7-Max Turbo: €30K Gtd||€215|
|November 17||Irish Poker Masters KO #13 7-Max PLO: €20K Gtd||€215|
|November 18||Irish Poker Masters KO #14 High Roller: €100K Gtd||€2,100|
|November 18||Irish Poker Masters KO #15 Mix-Max Big Bounty: €50K Gtd||€215|
|November 16||Irish Poker Masters KO #16 PLO High Roller: €75K Gtd||€1,050|
|November 22||Irish Poker Masters KO #17 Second Chance Turbo: €50K Gtd||€530|
|November 22||Irish Poker Masters KO #18 Mini Second Chance Turbo: €200K Gtd||€55|
Irish Poker Masters KO Satellites and SPINS
The series features a varied selection of buy-ins, meaning those with modest bankrolls can still get involved. The entry fees begin at €44 and rise all the way up to €2,100.
partypoker players will also benefit thanks to the cut-price satellites that are currently running now and throughout the Irish Poker Masters KO festival. Satellites to the Main Event start at one cent, so anyone has the opportunity to cut their teeth with some of the best online poker players on the planet.
Furthermore, Irish Poker Masters KO edition SPINS are also currently available to play and can potentially offer a quicker avenue to getting into the bigger buy-in events.
The SPINS are €20 to enter, and players can win either €40 cash, €55-€530 IMP KO tickets and a coveted €1,100 IPM KO Main Event Ticket.
|Multiplier||Frequency in 1M Games||1st Place Prize|
|2.75||186,733||€55 IMP KO Ticket|
|5.45||166,000||€109 IPM KO Ticket|
|10.75||2,000||€215 IPM KO Ticket|
|26.5||1,500||€530 IPM KO Ticket|
|55||1,000||€1,100 IPM KO Main Event Ticket|
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