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IPO Galway

The Irish Poker Open (IPO) drops anchor in Galway for the latest stop on the ever popular tour. Featuring 12 side events in addition to the eagerly anticipated Main Event, the IPO Galway festival has something to offer to players of all bankroll and skill levels.

The €230 buy-in IPO Galway Main Event is without a doubt the most eagerly anticipated tournament on the schedule and should see the Radisson Blu Hotel on Lough Atalia Road packed to the rafters with poker players. Although there is no guarantee on the Main Event prize pool, its low buy-in coupled with a great structure and the fact players can re-enter on subsequent start days, should see a sizable prize pool generated.

When the IPO last ran a €230 buy-in Main Event it was in the Regency Airport Hotel in Dublin and saw 1,373 players buy in over the course of three starting flights. Donie Lyons was the man who left Dublin with the lion’s share of the spoils, claiming a career-best €39,485 after a five-way deal. While Galway may be hard pressed to get close to Dublin’s impressive figures, the crowd – and therefore prize pool – should still be massive.

You can read more about Lyons' Dublin victory, here.

2014 IPO Galway Schedule

DateTimeTournamentStarting StackClock
Thu 6 Feb3:00pm€200+€30 IPO Galway Main Event Day 1a30k40-mins
Thu 6 Feb8:00pm€100+€15 NL Hold’em freezeout10k20-mins
Thu 6 Feb10:00pm€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout5k15-mins
Fri 7 Feb3:00pm€200+€30 IPO Galway Main Event Day 1b30k40-mins
Fri 7 Feb8:00pm€100+€15 NL Hold’em freezeout10k20-mins
Fri 7 Feb10:00pm€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout5k15-mins
Sat 8 Feb12:00pm€200+€30 IPO Galway Main Event Day 1c30k40-mins
Sat 8 Feb6:00pm€700+€50 High Roller30k30-mins
Sat 8 Feb8:00pm€100+€15 NL Hold’em freezeout10k20-mins
Sat 8 Feb10:00pm€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout5k15-mins
Sun 9 Feb12:00pmIPO Galway Main Event Day 2  
Sun 9 Feb2:00pm€130+€20 NL Hold’em Deepstack Freezeout20k20-mins
Sun 9 Feb5:00pm€100+€15 NL Hold’em Deepstack Turbo Freezeout20k15-mins
Sun 9 Feb7:00pm€100+€15 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance5k+10k20-mins
Sun 9 Feb9:00pm€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo Freezeout5k15-mins
Mon 10 Feb3:00pmIPO Galway Main Event Day3  
Mon 10 Feb3:00pm€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout5k15-mins

Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews over the next few days as we keep one ear to the ground and bring you any updates we can from the IPO Galway Main Event.

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