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Paddy Power Poker Irish Open Winter Festival

Are you ready to say good riddance to 2020 in style? What better way to welcome in the New Year than by becoming an Irish Open Winter Festival champion at Paddy Power Poker?

This year has been, how shall we say, different but we have the chance to end it on a real high thanks to Paddy Power Poker and Betfair Poker hosting the Irish Open Winter Festival. The series kicks off on December 26 and continues through to January 3. During that period, 26 players will become Irish Open Winter Festival champions and at least €150,000 will have been won.

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Full Irish Open Winter Festival Schedule

DateTime (GMT)NameBuy-inGuarantee
Sat 26 Dec7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival NLH 6-Max€50€5,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – PLO€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500
Sun 27 Dec7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival NLH PKO€50€10,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – NLH 6-Max€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500
Mon 28 Dec7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival PLO 6-Max€50€5,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – NLH€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500
Tue 29 Dec7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival NLH PKO 6-Max€50€10,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – NLH€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500
Wed 30 Dec7:00 p.m.IOW – NLH – Ambassadors Bounty€10€5,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – NLH 6-Max€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500
Thu 31 Dec7:00 p.m.IOW – New Year€50€5,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – NLH€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500
Fri 1 Jan7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival Main Event Day 1A€100€50,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – PLO€20€2,500
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€50€5,000
Sat 2 Jan7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival Main Event Day 1B€100€50,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – NLH 6-Max€20€2,500
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€50€5,000
Sun 3 Jan3:00 p.m.IOW – Festival Main Event Day 1C€100€50,000
 7:00 p.m.IOW – NLH€50€5,000
 7:00 p.m.IOW – Festival Main Event Day 2€50€5,000
 8:00 p.m.IOW – PLO€10€1,000
 9:00 p.m.IOW – NLH PKO€20€2,500

The festival shuffles up and deals for the first time at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Boxing Day, December 26, with a six-max no-limit hold’em event. It costs €50 to enter and has a €5,000 guaranteed prize pool waiting to be won.

Two more tournaments take place on December 26, with three more events scheduled on every day of the festival.

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Feast your eyes on the full schedule in the table above and tell us you’re not excited about this series. We’re excited, JP McCann is excited, everyone is excited!

The Main Event is the tournament everyone wants to win. It costs €100 to enter and has €50,000 guaranteed. Of course, there are plenty of satellites into this and the festival’s other events, but you can secure a free seat by finishing in the top three of any of the scheduled events. Paddy Power Poker is generously adding these seats to each event’s prize pools.

You’ll want to play in as many Irish Open Winter Festival events as possible, not least because they give you the chance to win big, but because there is a special leaderboard where the top five finishers win a €1,150 seat to the 2021 Irish Poker Open Main Event.

Finish in the top 25 places in any of the scheduled tournaments to receive leaderboard points. Be one of the top 25 points earners at the conclusion of the festival to lock up a leaderboard prize.

How to Earn Irish Open Winter Festival Leaderboard Points

Leaderboard points are earned based on your finishing position and the buy-in of the Irish Open Winter Festival event. Taking down any of the tournaments stands you in good stead of walking away with one of the awesome prizes on offer.

Finishing position€100 buy-in€50 buy-in€20 buy-in€10 buy-in
11,000500400300
2800400320240
3600300240180
4500250200150
5400200160120
630015012090
728014011284
826013010478
92401209672
102201108866
112001008069
12180907254
13160806448
14140705642
15120604836
16100504030
1790453627
1880403224
1970352821
2060302418
2150252015
2240201612
233015129
24201086
2510543

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Irish Open Winter Festival Leaderboard Prizes

The top 25 points earners at the end of the festival see their bankrolls padded with cash prizes worth up to €750 with the top five finishers netting a €1,150 Irish Open Live Main Event seat, giving them the chance to win even more money.

PlacePrize
1-5€1,150 Irish Open Live Main Event Seat
6€750 cash
7€500 cash
8€400 cash
9€300 cash
10€250 cash
11€200 cash
12-13€175 cash
14-17€150 cash
18-21€125 cash
22-25€100 cash

Epic Satellites and Bubble Insurance

Satellites for the Irish Open Winter Festival can be found in the Paddy Power Poker and Betfair Poker lobbies right now and start at a mere €0.50. Those of you who want to try a different route into the value-packed events can get involved in the special edition Twister tournaments.

These €5 buy-in jackpot sit & go games take place on three-handed tables with hyper-turbo blinds and a winner-takes-all payout structure. The prize pool is randomly determined before the first hand is dealt. You'll win at least a €10 Winter Festival ticket but could secure a €100 one too!

PrizeChance of winning
€10 Winter Festival Ticket85%
€20 Winter Festival Ticket10%
€50 Winter Festival Ticket4%
€100 Winter Festival Ticket1%

There’s also bubble insurance throughout the festival. This is completely free and helps to soften the blow of stone-cold bubbling. Finish one place outside the money in any of the tournaments and you’ll receive a trio of €5 satellite tickets, valid for seven days, to help numb the pain of bubbling!

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You’re going to need a Paddy Power Poker (or Betfair Poker) account to compete in the Irish Open Winter Festival. Those of you with an account already can start registering for events, satellites, and Twisters. Those of you without an account can claim £50 worth of bonuses when you download Paddy Power Poker via PokerNews and make your first deposit.

Create your account, make a deposit, then play £20 worth of SNG, Twisters, or multi-table tournament to receive the following bonus over the course of the next five days:

  • Day 1: 5x £2 Twister tokens
  • Day 2: 4x £2 Tournament tokens
  • Day 3: £10 Slots bonus with x20 wagering requirements
  • Day 4: 2x £5 Tournament tokens
  • Day 5: Entry into Paddy’s New Customer Freeroll where the prize pool increases by £10 for each registered player

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