Irish Poker Open 2013 Details Announced
Paddy Power Poker Lowers Buy In To Appeal To More Players, Sole Survivor Is Back
The paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open will return to the Burlington Hotel, Dublin over Easter weekend – March 29 to April 1 – 2013.
The big news is that the sponsor has taken on board player feedback and is lowering the buy in to €2,000 + €250.
Paddy Power, spokesman for Paddy Power Poker, said, “Europe’s favourite poker tournament is back but after listening to players on the ground we’ve decided to lower the Irish Open buy in and open the event up to suit many more pockets. It still has the same prestige, the same history, and the same great value like Sole Survivor.
“However this year we’re aiming to make it bigger than ever and that means more chances to qualify, better value for all and tons more fun as we bring poker back to the people in Dublin!”
Online qualification starts this Sunday November 25 at 8 p.m. with three packages up for grabs. Each package is worth €3,200 and includes €395 for five nights accommodation and €525 for spending and flights.
The buy in for Sunday’s main qualifier is €160 + €16 and anyone who qualifies at Paddy Power Poker for the Irish Open main event will again be eligible to play in Sole Survivor – the last longest competition within the main event.
This year the online qualifier who lasts longest will, in addition to their prize money, receive €50,000 in cash, a World Series of Poker main event buy in for 2013 and Irish Open buy in for 2014.
There are two other options for main event qualifying at the moment:
Monday @ 8 p.m. — €30 + €3 no-limit hold’em rebuy/add on: 1 seat GTD
Thursday @ 8 p.m. — €100 + €9 no-limit hold’em freezeout: 1 seat GTD
Players wishing to avail of accommodation at the venue can get a special room rate of €79 per night for a single room bed & breakfast at the Burlington Hotel.
Kevin Vandersmissen from Belgium is the current Irish Open champion. He won €420,000 for his victory over 501 opponents in Dublin in April
Terry Rogers started the Irish Open in 1981. It’s the oldest no-limit hold’em tournament in Europe and the second oldest in the world after the WSOP.
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