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Irish Poker Open 2019 schedule Announced

Tags: Griffin Benger, Ireland, Irish Poker Open.
Posted on 12 December 2018 by "T".

On December 7, a press release says that organizers Paul O'Reilly and JP McCann have confirmed the longest-running European poker festival is set to take place at Dublin's Citywest Hotel in April 2019.

The upcoming Irish Poker Open's metaphorical pot of gold would be the main event having a guaranteed prize of €1 million/$1.14 million. Having a buy-in of €1,150/$1,140, the tourney will definitely attract some of the best players hailing from North America and Europe.

Back in 2017, it was Canadian player Griffin Benger who took down the tournament as he was the last one standing in the biggest field in the history of the Irish Poker Open. On 2018, the record of 1,129 entrants was broken when 1,348 players participated to win a piece of the prizepool that reached $1.6 million.

The organizers have created 4 starting flights for the event with the introduction of a Day 1A on Wednesday (17 April) and a Day 1D Turbo on Friday (19 April), and they said, "We were blown away by the support this year in the poker community and we continue to listen to all the feedback to ensure Europe's oldest poker tournament remains the people's tournament, with a lot of craic on the side."

Of course, even if the main event is the most exciting part in the Irish Poker Open, there will also be other exciting smaller tournaments and cash games put on the schedule. With the aim of making the action still very accessible to everyone who wishes to, most of the side events only have a buy-in of $300 or less. Furthermore, participants have a nice selection of formats they can play on including six-max, deepstack, turbo and heads-up tournaments.

To attract more participants, the Irish Poker Open shall also be sponsoring a series of online satellites on the iPoker Network, Betfair. Other than that, the Irish Poker Open will collaborate with partypoker, which means players can buy-in directly online to the events using their PP Live $$.

The Irish Poker Open is the longest running No Limit Texas Hold 'em poker tournament in Europe and second longest in the world after the World Series of Poker.



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6 comments on "Irish Poker Open 2019 schedule Announced"

 bowie198412/12/2018 20:40:09 GMT
Hope they will have some cheap online satellites to some of these toruneys via party so the average player could get a chance to participate as well because neither of these seems affordable to my right now yet I wouldn't mind to go...
 pajalnick13/12/2018 03:55:18 GMT
Of course, playing in a live tournament would be very interesting .... especially if you go through some Satellite with a small fee .... but Ireland is rather far and therefore for me it is not very interesting .... for sure in 2019 there will be tournaments in Sochi ..... Sochi is so much more interesting for me .... I will try to select there
 Gerimantas13/12/2018 07:44:34 GMT
Reading this news about irish ppker open i personally think it is very good sound main event to have 1 million guarantee prize money and only 1150 euros buy in, of course not say it is small money to buyin but in live event was tu big prize money it is small buyin
 doubletop77713/12/2018 08:55:38 GMT
I have been to Dublin many times over the years and, from what i can remember!!, i have always enjoyed the craic. The City West hotel is an iconic place and everybody should really enjoy playing there
 Mober13/12/2018 14:04:25 GMT
It is going to be another good event.
Not one of the biggest in prize money of course but a very respectable one.
They are having side events also with smaller buy ins, that will attract more players.
The buy in for the main event is not one that any player can afford,
but lots will try for these satellite tickets in ipoker network.
 CALICUL13/12/2018 15:59:13 GMT
Is a sin as the satellites of this tournament will only exist in Betfair Poker.
Is a big series as it says here, and could do satellites in other rooms, outside of the I Poker Network or maybe there is a rule and certain criteria, according to the organizers.
Now you guys have to play satellites for few live games in Betfair but me i can not because of restrictions... Sad
I want to visit Ireland in future like tourist and maybe to play a live tournament.
Live i did not play until now.

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