888poker and ClubPoker Rathmines have joined forces to bring a superb low buy-in poker festival to the Irish capital of Dublin. The inaugural event is schedules to run from February 20-22, 2015.
Kicking of the 888Live Local Series Dublin, on February 19, is a €30 super satellite that feeds into the €220 buy-in Main Event. The first actual tournament takes place at 4:00 p.m. on February 20 and it is the biggest on the schedule, the Main Event.
For the €220 buy-in, you receive a generous helping of 25,000 tournament chips and should you somehow manage to punt these off before late registration ends, you have the option to re-enter once on each of the two starting flights.
Other highlights of the new festival include a €60 Deepstack event, a €120 buy-in Sit 'n' Go frenzy and a €550 High Roller event.
888Live Local Series Dublin Schedule
|Thu 19 Feb||8:00pm||€30 Super Satellite to the Main Event (1 rebuy/top-up)||5,000+5,000||15-mins|
|Fri 20 Feb||12:00pm||€50 Freezeout satellite to Main Event||5,000||15-mins|
|Fri 20 Feb||4:00pm||€220 Main Event day 1a (1 re-enter per day)||25,000||30-mins|
|Fri 20 Feb||9:00pm||€60 Deepstack re-entry||20,000||20-mins|
|Fri 20 Feb||10:00pm||Deepstack Cash|
|Sat 21 Feb||12:00pm||€220 Main Event Day 1b (1 re-entry)||25,000||30-mins|
|Sat 21 Feb||5:00pm-8:00pm||€120 SNG Frenzy||10,000||15-mins|
|Sat 21 Feb||8:00pm||€550 High Roller (50-max)||25,000||Progressive|
|Sat 21 Feb||9:00pm||€60 NL Hold'em Re-Entry||10,000||20-mins|
|Sat 21 Feb||11:00pm||€25 All-in or Fold||1|
|Sun 22 Feb||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Sun 22 Feb||6:00pm||€120 satellite to 888Live Marbella||10,000||20-mins|
|Sun 22 Feb||7:00pm||€50 NL Hold'em Freezeout||10,000||15-mins|
|Sun 22 Feb||9:00pm||Blind Omaha Finals|
The 888Live Local Series Dublin takes place at the ClubPoker Rathmines on Rathmines Road, Dublin that is run by Steve Loane who has a reputation for running a smooth ship and event that have plenty of the famous Irish craic.
Loane was the brainchild behind getting former World Series of Poker Main Event finalist Kelly Kim to play in a pub poker game in the city and he is pulling out all of the stops to ensure that this new festival is a hit with the locals and anyone who travels to Dublin for it. We will have an exclusive interview with Loane in the coming weeks.
As this festival is held in partnership with 888poker, you can qualify for the Main Event at 888poker where daily satellites start as low as $0.01; there are daily freerolls too. What's more, you can buy into the 888Live Local Series Dublin Main Event directly from your 888poker account and if you do this before the end of February 7, 2015, 888poker will refund your $25 registration fee back into your account.
If you don't already have an 888poker account you can download one via PokerNews. Doing so entitles you to a free £12 when you create your account and when you're ready to make your first deposit you can do so safe in the knowledge that your deposit amount will be matched 100% up to $888.
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