Sun Shines For Chipleader Helio – End of Day 1A

Sun Shines For Chipleader Helio – End of Day 1A

It may only be the mini version of the Irish Open Main Event but tell it to the battle-scarred 23 survivors who rolled with punches, pinched blinds, won flips and made it through the tumultuous waves of variance to guide their stacks into Day 2 and the cash spots.

Brazilian Libardi Helio was the man who refused to submit to the poker gods’ whims, heading the counts at the close of play with 720,000.

He has Xavier Agapit (635,000) and Pawel Madynski (490,000) snapping at his heels in 2nd and third, but expect this to change in a big way over the coming days with 8 more Day 1 flights to play out before the final on the 1st April.

It was a fittingly exciting and well-contested opening to the Irish Open and there’s a whole host of similarly thrilling events en route this week as you can see if you click the schedule.

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