UKIPT Dublin: Day 2, level 17 updates (blinds 2,500-5,000, ante 500)

ukiptthumb.JPG11.35pm: That's a wrap
Play is done for the day and a full wrap of today's six and a half levels of play is on the way. They'll be a redraw overnight which will be available before play starts tomorrow. Fully accurate chip counts will be available here very shortly. -- NW

11.30pm: News in brief
- It took just under 40 minutes of level 17 to go from 66 players to 56 players, they'll be 21 minutes of the level left when play re-starts tomorrow.

- In that time Dermot Blain in his own words 'coolered David Docherty' when Blain flopped top set on a [9][8][2] board whilst Docherty had middle set. All the money going in on a blank turn, Blain ended the day on 352,000, Docherty still in it on 152,000.

- Rebecca McAdam finished on 107,000 "in it to win it," she said with a smile.

- Defending champion Max Silver finished on 113,500 after being as low as 12,000 following a bluff gone wrong. He shoved the river with a missed straight and flush draw only to find his opponent in the hand - David Mutch - had also flopped a flush draw which had turned into trip tens by the river.

- Silver isn't the only UKIPT champion left in Joeri Zandvliet, who won UKIPT Manchester in season one, has 344,000.

Rhys Jones, who was leading going into the last level is still up near the top he finished the day with 392,500. -- NW

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Jones finished the day third in chips

11.20pm: Last exits
Ironically in the time it took me to write up a post about the latest exits we lost enough players to end play for the day they were:

57th: Breifne Earley, Ireland, €975
58th: Edgard Cabacas, Spain, €975
59th: John McGovern, Ireland, €975
60th: Derrick Baker, Ireland, €975
61st: Amanda Sidark, Sweden, €975
62nd: Filip Dahlin, Sweden, €975

11.10pm: Play done
Bagging and tagging is taking place after a swift flurry of bust outs. Full wrap detailing the chip leader and chip counts to come. -- RD

11.05pm: Silver struggling
It looks like defending champion Max Silver's run is nearly at an end he tweeted: "Crippled when I tried a sicko bluff that I still love. Doubled next hand. 42k" We'll try and get details on the bluff gone wrong. -- NW

10.55pm: 56 is the magic number
It's 56 we're playing down to tonight as play will be eight-handed from tomorrow as the TV cameras will be rolling. There are currently 62 players left here, exits since the dinner break are:

67th: Aonghus Farell, Ireland, PokerStars player €840
66th: Stephen Loughman, Ireland, €840
65th: Callum Stewart, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, €840
64th: Gavin O'Rourke, Ireland, €840
63rd: Ronny Stecher, Germany, €975

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Aonghus Farrell

10.35pm: Cards in the air
Play is underway again here in Dublin, there's a bit of confusion as to whether we're playing down to 56 or 54 players, we'll get confirmation shortly but either way we reckon it'll take about one hour to get to that point. -- NW

10.35pm: Chip counts
During dinner break the tournament staff did chip counts of the 66 remaining players, we've inputed them into the blog for your delectation and you can feast your eyes on them here.

10.25pm: Play set to start soon
Rhys Jones leads the field with 500,000 and is followed by Callum Smith (370,000), Emmet Mullin (340,000) and Joeri Zandvliet (318,000). Defending champion Max Silver is still in on around 190,000. -- RD

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Monkeying about at UKIPT Dublin

PokerStars Blog reporting team in Dublin (in order of need for coffee): Rick Dacey (desperate, may rake someone's eyes out if caffeine does not appear, possibly his own) and Nick Wright (exists in a permanent state of semi-conciousness, where he goes he doesn't need roads coffee). Photos by Mickey May (already loaded on caffeine courtesy of flu medicine).

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in UKIPT