International Poker Open to be streamed live
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Railbirds wanting to follow the action from next month’s International Poker Open should be able to do so with ease after tournament organisers Boyle Poker confirmed that it will be using the new Evcount tournament information system.
The new Evcount system collates all chip counts, records bustouts, Tweets, blinds, new players, big hands, news and even feeds streaming commentary.
“We are very excited to have Evcount deliver up-to-the-minute results, bust outs and news directly into people's homes, faster and smarter than before,” said Iain Cheyne from Evcount. “The IPO, considered to be one of the few large-scale tournaments in Europe, will be a real test of the system, with 1,400 runners. Evcount will deliver what every viewer wants - up-to-the-minute information about their friends, relatives and club mates while they tackle this huge field."
This year’s event, which takes place at Dublin’s Regency Hotel from 19-21 October, before the final table reconvenes on 19 November, will also be streamed live.
Super satellite guaranteeing a minimum of one IPO seat worth €230 are running every day at BoylePoker. Players can win their way into these super satellites in a daily freeroll at 7 p.m. and in €5 + €0.5 buy-in feeder satellites at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. each day.
Dutchman Luke Maartens won last year's International Poker Open, outlasting a 1,387 runner field to take home a first prize of €51,350.