Germany’s Christian Rudolph bagged the biggest chip stack of the 33 survivors from Day 1B in the Irish Poker Masters KO €1M GTD Main Event on partypoker. The second starting flight saw a total of 217 entries which contributed a further €217,000 to the seven-figure prize pool.
Rudolph, who has already recorded ten six-figure cashes online this year, has had an excellent 2021 on the virtual felt. The German poker pro won the WPT Online Main Event for $487,443 and followed that up with podium finishes in WCOOP: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd, WPTWOC Event #14: $10,300 High Roller Championship and WCOOP: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $750K Gtd.
Notables joining Rudolph in Day 2 include Stevan Chew as well as both Lucas Greenwood and Sam Greenwood.
Niklas Åstedt, Benjamin Rolle and partypoker ambassadors Jamie Staples and Monika Żukowicz were among the big names who failed to advance to the second day of the Main Event.
Day 1C kicks off on November 21, 7:05 p.m. GMT. The remaining players from that flight will join the Day 1A and 1B survivors 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 10 Day 1B Irish Poker Masters KO Main Event Chip Counts
|Bertil Andreas Samuelsson||Sweden||€875||2,098,146|
|Luan Felipe Leonel Hertmann||Brazil||€3,125||2,055,275|
|John Williams||United Kingdom||€625||1,286,954|
Irish Poker Masters KO Schedule
|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 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.
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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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