Paddy Power Fuels Poker Appetites & Announces UK Tour

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OPEC, will not hit you in the pocket at the pumps this autumn. Petrol prices may still be high but The Online Poker European Championship (OPEC) from Paddy Power Poker could drive you, laughing, all the way to the bank.

As summer is seemingly ending for another year and the nights are closing in, poker players will be spending less time outside and more time behind their PC screens. The good news is Paddy Power Poker will fuel your autumn fires this September with the launch of OPEC.

The Online Poker European Championship, described by Paddy Power as "a bid to find Europe’s top online poker player" starts on September 3rd. However, unlike many other online championships which end within a few weeks, OPEC will run for a YEAR! The grand final will takes place in August 2007 with a whopping €50,000 guaranteed prize pool + €10,000 added by Paddy Power Poker and a Dell laptop PC for the eventual Online Poker European Champion 2007.

From the 3rd of September 2006, paddypowerpoker.com will run two weekly freezeout feeder tournaments with a buyin of $20 to one monthly satellite tournament with a buyin of $200.

OPEC Feeder 1

When: Wednesday 8pm

Buyin: $20 + $2

Type: Freezeout – 12 Min Rounds

Prize: Seats into the weekly Satellite

(Every $220 generates a seat)

OPEC Feeder 2

When: Sunday 8pm

Buyin: $20 + $2

Type: Freezeout – 12 Min Rounds

Prize: Seats into the weekly Satellite

(Every $220 generates a seat)

OPEC Weekly Satellites

When: 1st Saturday of every month 8pm

Buyin: $200 + $20

Type: Freezeout – 15 Min Rounds

Prize: Seats into the Grand Final Opec Event

(Every $2,100 generates a seat)

OPEC Grand Final Event

When: 20th August 2007 8pm

Buyin: $2000 + $100

Type: Freezeout – 30 Min Rounds

Prize: $50,000 Gauranteed, $10,000 Added, Winner also receives a Dell Laptop Computer

Quickly following on from the OPEC announcement, Paddy Power have also launched their UK poker tour. With £1,000 added to every tournament, an Irish Open ticket worth $5,500 for overall tour winner and qualification online from just $10. This sounds like great value for players who like to get out and about.

The tour takes in 6 major poker venues around the UK. Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Brighton, Banbridge and London are on the agenda this autumn and winter.

Event dates, details and satellites

Edinburgh 28th September 2006

Venue: Gala Maybury Casino, 5 South Maybury

Edinburgh EH12 8NE

Phone: 0131 338 4444

Tournament Information:

Type: Freeze out Reg: £10 Buy-in: £100 Bonus: £1000

Online Qualifiers:

Type: Rebuy - 4 Levels, 8 Minute Rounds Time: 8:30pm Buy-in: $10 + 0.50c Dates: 14th / 16th / 18th / 20th / 22nd / 24th September

Newcastle 15th October 2006

Venue: Aspers, The Gate, Newgate Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5TG

Phone: 0191 255 0400

Tournament Information:

Type: Freeze out Reg: £10 Buy-in: £100Bonus: £1000

Online Qualifiers:

Type: Rebuy - 4 Levels, 8 Minute Rounds Time: 8:30pm Buy-in: $10 + 0.50c Dates: 1st / 3rd / 5th / 7th / 9th / 11th October

Birmingham 26th October 2006

Venue: Broadway Casino, Broadway Plaza,

220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B168LP UK

Tournament Information:

Type: Freeze out Reg: £10 Buy-in: £100 Bonus: £1000

Online Qualifiers:

Type: Rebuy - 4 Levels, 8 Minute Rounds Time: 8:30pm Buy-in: $10 + 0.50c Dates: 12th / 14th / 16th / 18th / 20th / 23rd October

Brighton 1st November 2006

Venue: Rendezvous Casino at the Brighton Marina,

Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, Sussex BN2 5UT

Phone: +44 (0)1273 605 602

Tournament Information:

Type: Freeze out Reg:£10 Buy-in: £100 Bonus: £1000

Online Qualifiers:

Type: Rebuy - 4 Levels, 8 Minute Rounds Time: 8:30pm Buy-in: $10 + 0.50c Dates: 17th / 19th / 21st / 24th / 26th / 29th October

Banbridge 13th November 2006

Venue: Bridgeclub, Bridge Club, 28B Scarva St

Banbridge BT32 3DA

Phone: +44 (0) 28 4062 7711

Tournament Information:

Type: Freeze out Reg:£10 Buy-in: £100 Bonus: £1000

Online Qualifiers:

Type: Rebuy - 4 Levels, 8 Minute Rounds Time: 8:30pm Buy-in: $10 + 0.50c Dates: Oct 30th / 1st / 3rd / 5th / 7th / 10th November

London 1st December 2006

Venue: The Sportsman, Old Quebec Street

London W1H 7AF

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7414 0061

Tournament Information:

Type: Rebuy Reg: £10 Buy-in: £100 Bonus: £1000

Online Qualifiers:

Type: Rebuy - 4 Levels, 8 Minute Rounds Time: 8:30pm Buy-in: $10 + 0.50c Dates: 17th / 19th / 21st / 23rd / 25th / 28th November

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