The BoylePoker.com 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.
2014 IPO Galway Schedule
|Thu 6 Feb||3:00pm||€200+€30 IPO Galway Main Event Day 1a||30k||40-mins|
|Thu 6 Feb||8:00pm||€100+€15 NL Hold’em freezeout||10k||20-mins|
|Thu 6 Feb||10:00pm||€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout||5k||15-mins|
|Fri 7 Feb||3:00pm||€200+€30 IPO Galway Main Event Day 1b||30k||40-mins|
|Fri 7 Feb||8:00pm||€100+€15 NL Hold’em freezeout||10k||20-mins|
|Fri 7 Feb||10:00pm||€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout||5k||15-mins|
|Sat 8 Feb||12:00pm||€200+€30 IPO Galway Main Event Day 1c||30k||40-mins|
|Sat 8 Feb||6:00pm||€700+€50 High Roller||30k||30-mins|
|Sat 8 Feb||8:00pm||€100+€15 NL Hold’em freezeout||10k||20-mins|
|Sat 8 Feb||10:00pm||€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout||5k||15-mins|
|Sun 9 Feb||12:00pm||IPO Galway Main Event Day 2|
|Sun 9 Feb||2:00pm||€130+€20 NL Hold’em Deepstack Freezeout||20k||20-mins|
|Sun 9 Feb||5:00pm||€100+€15 NL Hold’em Deepstack Turbo Freezeout||20k||15-mins|
|Sun 9 Feb||7:00pm||€100+€15 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance||5k+10k||20-mins|
|Sun 9 Feb||9:00pm||€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo Freezeout||5k||15-mins|
|Mon 10 Feb||3:00pm||IPO Galway Main Event Day3|
|Mon 10 Feb||3:00pm||€50+€10 NL Hold’em Turbo freezeout||5k||15-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.