The Irish Open is one of the world’s most prestigious live poker events and also one of the most popular. A mixture of high-octane poker action blended with the legendary Irish craic, make the Irish Open extremely popular.
Last year’s Irish Open main event saw 502 players part company with €3,200 to create a prize pool of €1,606,400. The largest slice of this topped the scales at an impressive €420,000 and that was awarded to Belgian pro Kevin Vandersmissen – the 2012 Irish Open champion.
The 2013 edition of this amazing tournament could see an even larger crowd descend on The Burlington Hotel, Dublin because the organisers – PaddyPowerPoker – have lowered the buy-in to a more manageable €2,250 after feedback from the players.
Although the Irish Open Main Event is going to be the focus of the festival, there are a number of side events that are sure to get the poker playing public excited. There will be a €335 No Limit Hold’em Turbo, a €560 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha event and a €900 buy-in No Limit Hold’em freezeout, among others.
Should you wish to try and satellite your way into the Irish Open Main Event then you have left it late, but you still have a chance to win yourself a seat. Tonight, Tuesday 26 March, at 20:00GGMT there is a €160+€16 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout that guarantees at least seven Irish Open Main Event seats. Wednesday, also at 20:00GMT, is going to be your last chance to qualify online. Wednesday’s satellite costs €214 to enter and will award no fewer than 13 seats, each worth €2,250.
Of course, both of the aforementioned satellites take place on paddypowerpoker on the iPoker Network. Download PaddyPowerPoker via PokerNews and when you make your first deposit it will be matched 200%, up to $2,000, in the form of a bonus!
In addition to the massive sign-up bonus on offer, any player who qualifies for the Irish Open Main Event on PaddyPowerPoker will be automatically entered into the Sole Survivor competition. The Sole Survivor, that is the last remaining PaddyPowerPoker player, will be rewarded with €50,000 in cash, a seat to the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event plus a free entry into the 2014 Irish Open!
The Sole Survivor promotion is only open to players who qualify for the 2013 Irish Open on PaddyPowerPoker or who purchase their seat via the PaddyPowerPoker VIP shop.
Time really is running out if you want to qualify for this spectacular event, download PaddyPowerPoker today and get involved!
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