Partypoker Roundup: Irish Poker Masters KO Continues, Ireland’s Ronan Sweeney Leads Main Event

The first-ever Irish Poker Masters KO Online debuted Nov. 4 at partypoker with all progressive knockout (PKO) style tournaments. Almost fittingly, an Irish player has taken the early lead in the Main Event with two mare starting flights on tap.

The series runs until Nov. 23 with buy-ins ranging from €44 to €2,100. Plenty of events continue this week and here’s a look at some of the action so far.

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Main Event gets underway

The €1,100 Main Event features a €1 million guarantee and offers players multiple starting flights. Day 1A ran on Nov. 7 and saw 259 players in the field.  

Of those, 39 survived and advanced to Day 2. The chip leader on Day 1A was Ireland’s own Ronan Sweeney, who bagged 2.1 million chips. 

“Sweeney is a superb tournament player, one who has been ranked in the top 100 players in the world for online poker events,” the partypoker blog notes.

Brazil’s Rui Ferreira takes the second-place spot with just over 2 million to finish the day. Of the 39 players advancing, 10 won their seats via the €109 mega satellite.

Players can move up the partypoker satellite ladder in qualifiers starting at just €0.01. The 10 satellite winners are all now guaranteed at least a min-cash. Here is a list of the satellite cashers and their chip counts:

  • Gianni Paul Sabini – 1,615,716
  • Mario Navarro Arrocha – 1,544,621
  • Renato Ribeiro – 895,473
  • Sebastian Stefan Zavarsky – 818,021
  • Romans Matveichuk – 715,407
  • Radek Janos – 689,447
  • Evgheni Goncearov – 681,312
  • Vojtech Susta – 615,656
  • Kenny Chivers – 523,697
  • Yordan Yordanov – 387,711

Day 1B was on Nov. 14, followed by Day 1C on Nov. 21. All remaining players will duke it out on Nov. 22 to grab a piece of the €1 million guarantee.

Event 2: $55 IPM50

This event comes with a €200,000 guarantee and continues attracting big fields. There are several starting flights throughout the series.

As of Saturday, the first flights brought in 2,790 players and  413 have made it to Day 2 so far. The official second day of action is set for Nov. 15.

Five players have reached the 2 million chip mark so far including:

  1. Matthew Kirwan-Shannon – 3,069,932
  2. Paul Allen – 2,760,282
  3. Pablo Wesley Ribeiro De Melo – 2,343,029
  4. Peter Haden – 2,298,566
  5. Ali Cengiz Sisman – 2,101,103

Event 3: €44 Big 4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better

The PLO Hi/Lo action has seen 731 players so far with 107 advancing to Day 2. The event carries a €50,000 guarantee with Day 2, the final day, playing out on Nov. 15.  The chip leaders so far include:

  1. Harvey Mckenzie – 1,607,121
  2. Jan Volek – 1,598,512
  3. Rauno Tahvonen – 1,502,067
  4. Paul Murphy – 1,423,090
  5. Maxim Anischenko – 1,409,588

More on the horizon this week

The Irish Poker Masters KO Online continues through Nov. 23 with plenty of action left in the series. The €1,100 Main Event  will see another starting slight, Day 1C, on Sunday. There are also numerous satellite events planned this week as well.

Another turbo flight is also set for Nov. 22 with Day 2 getting underway the same day. Flights for the €109 IPM100, featuring a €250,000 guarantee, also continue this week.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule of events remaining:

Irish Poker Masters KO Online

DateEventYournamentBuy-inFormat
Nov. 15#2IPM50 - Online Day 1 : €200K GTD [2-Day Event, 7-Max]€50+5 ($58+6)1 RE
Nov. 15#3The Big 4 PLO8 - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 15#5JP Masters - Online Day 1 : €300K GTD [1-Day Event, 6-Max]€500+30 ($579+35)1 RE
Nov. 15#2IPM50 Day 1 Hyper : €200K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€50+5 ($58+6)1 RE
Nov. 15#3The Big 4 PLO8 Day 1 Hyper : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 15#5JP Masters Day 1 Hyper : €300K GTD [1-Day Event, 6-Max]€500+30 ($579+35)1 RE
Nov. 15#2IPM50 - Online Final Day : €200K GTD [2-Day Event, 8-Max]--
Nov. 15#3The Big 4 PLO8 - Online Final Day : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)-
Nov. 15#5JP Masters - Online Final Day : €300K GTD [1-Day Event, 6-Max]--
Nov. 15#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 15#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 15#127-Max Turbo - Online 1 Day Event : €30K GTD [1-Day Event, 7-Max]€200+15 ($232+17)1 RE
Nov. 15#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 15#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 16#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 16#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 16#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 16#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 16#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 16#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 17#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 17#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 17#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 17#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 17#137-Max PLO - Online 1 Day Event : €20K GTD [1-Day Event, 7-Max]€200+15 ($232+17)1 RE
Nov. 17#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 17#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 18#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 18#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 18#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 18#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 18#14High Roller - Online 1 Day Event : €100K GTD [1-Day Event, 7-Max]€2,000+100 ($2,317+116)1 Entry per Day
Nov. 18#16Mix-Max Big Bounty - Online 1 Day Event : €50K GTD [1-Day Event, Mix-Max]€200+15 ($232+17)1 RE
Nov. 18#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 18#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 19#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 19#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 19#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 19#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 19#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 19#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 20#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 20#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 20#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 20#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 20#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 20#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 21#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 21#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 21#4Irish Poker Masters Main Event - Online Day 1C : €1M GTD [3-Day Event]€1,000+100 ($1,158+116)1 RE
Nov. 21#16PLO High Roller - Online 1 Day Event : €75K GTD [1-Day Event, 6-Max]€1,000+50 ($1,158+58)2 RE
Nov. 21#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 21#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 21#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 21#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 22#4Irish Poker Masters Main Event Day 1 Turbo : €1M GTD [3-Day Event]-1 RE
Nov. 22#10IPM100 - Online Day 1 : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 22#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 22#10IPM100 Day 1 Hyper : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)1 RE
Nov. 22#11The Big 4 PLO - Online Day 1 : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€40+4 ($46+5)1 RE
Nov. 22#4Irish Poker Masters Main Event - Online Day 2 : €1M GTD [3-Day Event]--
Nov. 22#10IPM100 - Online Final Day : €250K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]€100+9 ($116+10)-
Nov. 22#11The Big 4 PLO Day 1 Hyper : €50K GTD [2-Day Event, 6-Max]-1 RE
Nov. 22#17Second Chance Turbo - Online 1 Day Event : €50K GTD [1-Day Event, 6-Max]€500+30 ($579+35)1 RE
Nov. 22#18Mini Second Chance Turbo - Online 1 Day Event : €20K GTD [1-Day Event, 6-Max]€50+5 ($58+6)1 RE
Nov. 23#4Irish Poker Masters Main Event Final Table : €1M GTD [3-Day Event]--

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