UKIPT Killarney: The race to the final table begins
Welcome back to day three of UKIPT Killarney. Like a TV game show no-one will leave empty handed today but many will leave with less than they wanted. With the elimination of Dave McAndrews in 33rd place at just gone 11pm last night, the remaining 32 players are all guaranteed at least a min-cash of €1,650. Play is now eight-handed for the remainder of the tournament and the plan is to play down to our final table of eight over the rest of the day. We suspect that will take around six hour long levels of play. The tournament director has decided to roll the blinds back to the beginning of the 1,500-3,000, ante 300 due to the stalling of last night's hand-for-hand section of play.
Looking good to make the final table is overnight chip leader David Rowley who has 445,000 the seat draw has landed him at a table with two players - Dan Owsten and Owen Robinson - who know just how that feels having final tabled the Manchester and Nottingham legs respectively. Owsten is on life support with just five and a half big blinds, Robinson is more comfortable with a just below average stack of 102,300.
Looking to keep the UKIPT Killarney title on Irish soil are veteran Liam Flood, who actually qualified for this event online, Cat O'Neil and Ireland's first Supernova Elite Michael 'BIGMICKG' Graydon. The players have just been given their one minute warning, time to shuffle up and deal.