It has finally happened, the first ever PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour on the Isle Of Man is on underway. The first of two opening day flights did pretty well too, attracting 113 players who would be trying their very best to try and take down this inaugural title.
The day finished with 54 players who did manage to progress into Day 2 with Dara O’Kearney topping the chip counts on 112,100.
— Dara O’Kearney (@daraokearney) October 31, 2013
Other notables that made it through included Niall Farrell, Dominik Nitsche, David Yan, Sam Razavi and PokerStars Team Pro Mickey Petersen. That’s not a bad group of players considering the location of this event yet there are many more big names set to take part in Day 1b.
— Sam Razavi (@Sam_Razavi) October 31, 2013
Made day 2 of #UKIPTIsleOfMan with 46k coming back to 500-1k, busy day of work and Halloween Players Party tomorrow then day 2 on Saturday!
— Mickey Petersen (@mickeydp) October 31, 2013
Among those that could not advance in this event were Dermot Blain, Jason Wheeler and PokerStars Team Pro André Coimbra, though with a selection of events being held on the Isle Of Man, we are sure they can find something to keep them busy.
I lost! Raise utg ATS, cutoff calls. Flop q9x cbet call. Turn shoved flush draw with 10k behind and 7k+ pot. Button had AQ
— André Coimbra (@andrebcoimbra) October 31, 2013
Day 1b will get underway once again at 12pm local time and will see the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Jake Cody and Jason Mercier getting involved in the action. We are expecting a huge field so be sure to come back to us tomorrow to find out just who does take a seat on Day 1b.
The Top Ten From Day 1a
1st) Dara O’Kearney – 112,100
2nd) Jamie O’Connor – 105,900
3rd) Chris Straghalis – 102,300
4th) Alexander Schilt – 101,400
5th) Caleb Sheridan – 90,300
6th) Robbie Bull – 87,700
7th) Karl-Fredrik Stromberg – 81,600
8th) Matthew McKenzie – 76,300
9th) Niall Farrell – 73,600
10th) Tim Michels – 68,100