The World Poker Tour stopped in Dublin, Ireland for the first time in its history during Season X and it will be dropping anchor in the Emerald Isle during Season XI too – much the delight of the poker playing public.
Running from Jan. 3 through to Jan. 6 the WPT National Series Dublin should see players flock to the Citywest Hotel like proverbial moths to flames for the €1,320 Main Event and the plethora of side events scheduled to take place.
The €1,200+€120 buy-in Main Event is the highlight of the mini-festival and if last year is anything to go by it should be very well attended indeed. In Season X, 338 players bought in for the more substantial amount of €2,500 and created a prize pool of €760,500 between them. Some of the players who left Dublin with an Irish flag on their Hendon Mob pages included Sam Macdonald, Dermot Blain, William Dorey, snooker ace Ken Doherty, ‘Lil’ David Nicholson, Daniel Smyth, Ross Boatman, Stuart Fox and Shaun Conning.
The six-handed final table was a hard-fought affair with the likes of Steve Watts, Ronan Gilligan, Charles Chattha and Dave Shallow among the players seated. Ultimately, Chattha and Shallow would find themselves heads-up for the title, Shallow edging the bout to get his hands on the €222,280 first place prize.
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WPT National Series Dublin Schedule
|Date||Time||Event||Buy-in (EUR)||Starting stack||Clock|
|Thu 3 Jan||12:00||WPT Dublin Day 1A||€1,200+€120||25,000||60-mins|
|Fri 4 Jan||12:00||WPT Dublin Day 1A||€1,200+€120||25,000||60-mins|
|Fri 4 Jan||19:00||Irish Daily Star 500 Day 1||€500+€65||10,000||40-mins|
|Fri 4 Jan||21:00||Win The Button Turbo||€100+€15||6,000||15-mins|
|Sat 5 Jan||12:00||WPT Dublin Day 2|
|Sat 5 Jan||14:30||Irish Daily Star 500 Day 2|
|Sat 5 Jan||15:00||The Celtic Poker Tour Day 1||€170+€30||10,000||30-mins|
|Sat 5 Jan||18:00||Double Barrel High Roller||€2,500+€200||30,000||60-mins|
|Sat 5 Jan||20:00||Round of Each||€100+€15||10,000||20-mins|
|Sun 6 Jan||12:00||WPT Dublin Final Table|
|Sun 6 Jan||13:00||Double Barrel High Roller Day 2|
|Sun 6 Jan||14:00||The Sun. NLHE 100||€100+€15||10,000||20-mins|
|Sun 6 Jan||14:30||The Celtic Poker Tour Day 2|
|Sun 6 Jan||17:00||No Limit Hold’em Turbo||€50+€10||5,000||15-mins|