World Open, Irish Winter and Killarney Satellite News
Paddypowerpoker announces Irish Winter Festival Ticket-Only satellites
Earlier this year the Paddy Power Poker Ticket Only Satellites to the Irish Open proved a big hit with those of us who know how to save a bob or two on travel, so they are doing it again for the Irish Winter Festival. Starting August 13th at 8pm, $200+$15 super satellites will award a seat to the main event for every $2,300 in the prize pool.Feeder satellites will run daily from Monday, August 10th and buy-ins start from $2.20.
The Irish Winter Festival Main Event takes place on Saturday the 24th of October at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
"We are thrilled that players can avail of a wider variety of Irish Winter Festival qualifiers than ever before; our ticket-only satellites have been designed to give players 'more bang for the buck'!" said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for Paddy Power Poker. "Since players who win a seat in one of our ticket-only sats will also be eligible for our IWF Sole Survivor promotion and be in with a chance to capture a tasty €20,000, we expect them to beat a to our tables each and every Thursday evening!"
Ladbrokes Poker tour - next stop Killarney
More Irish poker news now and in the same month as the Irish Winter Festival, there is also the BoylePoker IPO and the Ladbrokes Killarney main event. Ladbrokes are getting very excited about the latter and 800 players are expected for the €550 main event which has a €250,000 guarantee.
Amongst the big names expected at the Gleneagle Hotel on the 1st of October are Marty Smyth, Steve Davis, Ken Doherty and Jon Kalmar. The €950 Killarney package comprises three nights bed and breakfast at the Gleaneagle Hotel plus the Main event Buy-In. The three day long festival will also include two side events a two day €270 + €30 tournament and a one day €150 +€20 tournament.
Daily Satellites Mon - Sat €3 +€0.30 (throughout the day)
Daily Final Mon - Sat €20 + €2 (20.30)
Weekly Final Sun €100 + €10 (20.30)
Kate McLennan, Head of Ladbrokes Poker said: "Our festival is firmly established as one of the highlights on the European poker circuit. I think with the economy being what it is our players will see this event for what it is, an affordable chance to get away, play in a great tournament and experience the fabulous hospitality of Team Ladbrokes and Ireland."
PartyPoker World Open Qualifiers
To finish off a day of big money satellites, PartyPoker are now offering $13,000 packages to be won for their TV shootout event, the World Open V. A $480,000 prize pool will be made in London between the 11th and 15th of October and you can be joining the likes of Mike Sexton and Ian Frazer in this high profile event. Each package includes a $10,000 buy-in, seven nights' accommodation in a luxury hotel and $1,000 spending money. You can win your seat every Sunday in a $700, 1 in 20 satellites with feeders running daily throughout the week.