Jon Jonsson, a poker player from Iceland who traveled to Dublin, Ireland has gone missing since February 9. The 41-year-old father was last seen in the Whitehall area of Dublin and has been the focus of an intense two-week long search operation by the authorities.
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.
partypoker announces a new sponsorship deal with professional poker player Padraig Parkinson. The new face of partypoker for Ireland has over $1,700,000 in live earnings and his first major event for partypoker will be the Grand Prix Cork, a €300 + €40 buy-in event, 23rd - 26th February at Macau Sporting Club, Cork.
Yesterday a new Weekly Rant with Daniel Negeranu was released. This week, Daniel discusses his trip to Ireland, more about the failure of Epic Poker League and Full Tilt Poker, the downsides with being a professional poker player, a new movie he's in, and more.
The 2012 Irish Open main event kicked off last Friday and saw a field of 502 players. Today, 3 days later, there are only 9 players left and the final table is about to begin. Unfortunately the final table won't include as many big names as it could have had since both Freddy Deeb and Phil Hellmuth hit the rail during day 3.