The 2014 PaddyPowerPoker Irish Open is less than a month away, meaning time really is running out if you plan on winning your way to the €2,250 buy-in Main Event.
The Irish Open is one of the most popular tournaments in the European calendar and has been for many years. The brainchild of Irish bookmaker Terry Rogers, the Irish Open has been a mainstay on the schedules of tournament grinders since 1981 – only the World Series of Poker can lay claim to being older.
This year’s Irish Open Main Event takes place at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, on Burlington Road in the Emerald Isle’s capital city of Dublin. Running from Friday 18 April through to Monday 21 April, the €2,000+€250 buy-in Main Event should see upwards of 500 entrants, each hoping to follow in Ian Simpson’s footsteps and turn their 30,000 tournament chips into an epic victory.
Simpson, of course, walked away with the 2013 PaddyPowerPoker Irish Open title and the massive €265,000 first place prize. Simpson, a school teacher by trade, also gained a fiancée after his girlfriend accepted his proposal of marriage shortly after her beau was crowned champion.
Online qualifiers to the 2014 Irish Open are running across the iPoker Network, with the best promotions naturally coming from the tournament’s sponsor, PaddyPowerPoker. The potentially most lucrative Irish Open promotion is the Sole Survivor which see the last standing PaddyPowerPoker qualifier in the field win an additional €50,000 to whatever prize money they may win, while the 2nd to 6th placed qualifiers win a free entry to the 2015 Irish Open.
The only way to gain entry to the Sole Survivor promotion is to qualify for the 2014 Irish Open at PaddyPowerPoker or buy into the €2,250 Main Event directly through your PaddyPowerPoker account using your PaddyPowerPoker frequent player points.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the Sole Survivor terms and conditions, here.
Don’t have a PaddyPowerPoker account? Why not download one via UK & Ireland PokerNews? Doing so entitles you to one of the largest welcome bonuses in the online poker world, one that matches your first deposit 200% up to a maximum of $2,000! Add that to potentially winning the Sole Survivor promotion and its a no brainer as to where you should be trying to qualify for the 2014 Irish Open.