It promises to be a day full of action at the Royal Dublin Society as Day 2 of the €1,150 2023 Irish Open Main Event is set to kick off. Play will commence at noon local time with at least 930 returning players, although that number is sure to grow as late registration is still open until the shuffle up and deal has been called.
The four starting flights of the 2023 Irish Open Main Event saw 2,323 players create a prize pool of €2,264,925, already more than doubling the original €1,000,000 guarantee. Players who decide to enter at the start of Day 2 will receive 30,000 chips, which equates to 25 big blinds to play with. They will have some catching up to do to chip leader David Docherty who bagged 405,300, over 13 starting stacks, on Day 1b.
€1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|1||David Docherty||United Kingdom||405,300||338|
|4||Aaron McCreanor||United Kingdom||257,400||215|
|8||Russell Ming Yeow Lim||Singapore||232,500||194|
|9||Daniel Rohrbasser||United Kingdom||231,000||193|
|10||Carl Shaw||United Kingdom||212,000||177|
In addition to these big stacks, former Irish Open Champions Steve O’Dwyer (106,000), Griffin Benger (55,300), and Ian Simpson (109,700) have all brought more than a starting stack to Day 2 and are looking to join the legendary club of two-time Irish Open Main Event winners. PokerStars Ambassadors Benjamin Spragg (148,900) and Fintan Hand (67,200), as well as Paddy Power Ambassador Tom Parsons (109,000) have also brought healthy stacks to Day 2.
Payout information will be made available some time after the registration is closed. All of today’s action will be streamed live by PokerStars on their YouTube and Twitch, so be sure to tune in there as well.
Day 2 will get underway at noon local time. Levels on Day 2 will be of 60 minutes in length and the field will play 10 levels.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be providing updates throughout all of Day 2.