If there were any doubts about the hunger for live poker over here in the Emerald Isle, those have been smashed to smithereens by the substantial attendance in the satellite for the main event.
The guarantee was set at 10 seats but this has been crushed as currently 28 seats have been created by the 343 strong-field. This is likely to rise yet further as rebuys are still in effect and the consistent queues at the buy-in desk are refusing to melt away.
Expect a bonanza field when the Irish Open Main Event starts tomorrow if this healthy showing is any indication. Poker’s back ladies and gentleman.