JP McCann, fresh from his award for Best Tournament Director at the recent Irish Poker Awards, is doing what he does best and that is organising and running a big live poker festival in Ireland – at the Village Green Card Club, Tallaght to be exact.
Running between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4, the JP Poker Mini Series will see six events with buy-ins ranging from €80 and increasing up to €350, which is reserved for the Main Event, played out in the recently renovated Village Green Card Club.
Kicking off the series on Oct. 31 is a €150 No Limit Hold’em Short-Handed event that has an estimated prize pool of €15,000. The following day, Nov. 1, sees Day 1a of the €350 buy-in Main Event take place. This superb-looking tournament sees players start with 30,000 tournament chips who will then play to a 40-minute clock. The tournament is going to be capped at 150 runners each of the two starting flights and JP Poker are sure of a sell-out because they have slapped a €50,000 guarantee on the tournament.
This year’s Main Event will be played to a re-entry format which means last year’s total of 212 entrants should be completely smashed and last year’s €65,000 prize pool look like pocket change! Oliver Boyce won the Main Event in 2011, taking home €10,500. Can he defend his title?
|Wed 31 Oct||20:00||€150 Short-Handed NLHE||15,000||20-mins|
|Thu 1 Nov||16:00||€60 Main Event Satellite||5,000||15-mins|
|Thu 1 Nov||19:00||€350 Main Event Day 1a||30,000||40-mins|
|Fri 2 Nov||16:00||€60 Main Event Satellite||5,000||15-mins|
|Fri 2 Nov||19:00||€350 Main Even Day 1b||30,000||40-mins|
|Sat 3 Nov||18:00||€150 Side Event||30,000||20-mins|
|Sun 4 Nov||14:00||€150 Heads-Up Event||10,000||15-mins|
|Sun 4 Nov||16:00||€200 8-Mixed game Event||7,500||20-mins|
|Sun 4 Nov||18:00||€80 NLH Turbo||5,000||15-mins|
For those of you wondering which games will be played in the 8-Mixed Game event they are:
- Limit Triple Draw Deuce-to-Seven
- Limit Hold’em
- Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
- Limit Razz
- Limit Seven Card Stud
- Limit Seven Card Stud Hi-Low
- No Limit Hold’em
- Pot Limit Omaha
JP McCann has an excellent reputation in the industry so why not find out what all of the hype is about and head down to the Village Green Card Club for the JP Poker Mini Series.