Daniel Ward leads International Poker Open

Daniel Ward leads International Poker Open

Saturday, 16 October 2010

As expected it was a frantic day in Dublin yesterday for the opening flight of Boylepoker's International Poker Open. At the close of play with the clock ticking past 2am only 55 of the 642 starters had made it through to day two.

Daniel Ward is the chip leader after Day 1A amassing a huge 378,500 stack by bagging up time. Closest rival Eddy Landy is next on 238,000 followed by Richie Lawlor on 218,500. It really is chip and a chair territory for short stack Manuel Mizzi though who will be returning for Day 2 with just 1,000.

Daniel Ward 378,500
Eddie Landy 238,000
Richie Lawlor 218,500
Kiero 214,000
Daragh Smith 190,500
Patrick Connor 175,000
Veikko Alannotunki 166,000
Aidan Connolly 158,500
Pete McManus 151,000
Connor Ready 147,000

Another capacity crowd is expected today for Day 1B which starts at 12pm today. The winner of Europe's biggest tournament will be crowned tomorrow.

Follow today's action via the live stream at Boylepoker.com

The first ever Irish Poker Awards will be held in conjunction with the IPO starting at 7pm on Sunday evening.

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