UK Pokernews Roundup: DTD Monte Carlo, Irish Open 2011 and UKIPT Qualifiers Announced

Waheed Asreef

£1000 Monte Carlo Announced at DTD
Hot on the heels of announcing a new deal for television exposure, Dusk Till Dawn have unveiled that the £1,000 Monte Carlo event will return, this time for TV. Taking place between Friday 17 and Sunday 19, this event features a super deep structure with a 30,000 stack and 75 minute clock – not to mention a £200,000 guarantee.

Last year Waheed Ashraf took down this event for £93,113. Poker director Simon Trumper shared his thoughts:

“This will be our third year running this event. We realise its pretty close to Christmas, and there have been a number of major events in London over the past month. However, the date has worked very well for us so far. It doesn’t clash with any other major tournaments, and it falls nicely on the clubs 3rd birthday! We will announce a number of live and online satellites over the next few weeks which will allow players to qualify for a fraction of the buy-in.”

UKIPT Galway Qualifiers Underway
Online qualifiers are now underway for the 1st leg of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Tour 2nd season. Galway is the place for the €1100 main event and features a €250,000 guarantee. Satellites are running now on PokerStars and players are able to qualify for free daily, or buy in to satellites from €5.50. PokerStars is guaranteeing seven packages per week which include a seat, accommodation and expenses.

If that wasn’t reason enough to play at PokerStars, how about our regular $15,000 Sunday Million Freerolls we have with them – only when you sign up via Club PokerNews!

Irish Open 2011 Announced

Reigning Irish Open Champion James Mitchell
Reigning Irish Open Champion James Mitchell

Paddy Powerpoker have announced details of the Irish Open 2011, which will take place from 22 – 25 April 2011 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. The buy-in for this event is set at €3,200 + €300 and players will see a radical change to the structure in that the starting stack will increase from 10,000 to 20,000 chips.

“It was a pleasure to see so many people turn out for the Irish Open 2010 and in these challenging times to beat the record for main event entries (708) was a testament to the loyalty of our players and the ever improving reputation of the event. Next year’s Irish Open will be bigger and better than ever before and we have already started the preparations to make sure of this. Many of our players sought an increased starting stack and we are delighted to deliver on this for 2011. We are also working on a side event schedule that will provide more variety for our players throughout the weekend.” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for paddypowerpoker.com.

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