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Poker Pros Prepare For Irish Winter Festival

Big Names Sign Up For IWF; Time Is Running Out To Qualify

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Eoghan O'Dea will play the IWF before the WSOP main event finalThe PaddyPowerPoker.com Irish Winter Festival 2011 is just around the corner and among those looking ahead to the festivities are November Niner Eoghan O’Dea and Irish Open champion Niall Smyth.

O’Dea will play his final poker tournament at the IWF before he catches his flight to Vegas for the biggest final table of his life, the World Series of Poker main event.

Smyth, fresh from his win in Killarney at the Irish Poker Festival, will hit the felt at the IWF in search of a third title.

Those who haven’t got a seat yet can purchase one at the PaddyPowerPoker.com client or at the event itself. If however, poker lovers want to try their hand at winning a seat there is still time to either qualify online or buy a seat at a discount in the site’s VIP store.

Here is the timetable of qualifiers (all starting at 8.30 p.m.):

Oct. 19 – €50 + €5 R/A (2 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 20 – €100 + €10 Freezeout (3 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 21 – €50 + €5 R/A (2 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 22 – €100 + €10 Freezeout (3 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 23 – €100 + €10 Freezeout (3 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 24 – €100 + €10 Freezeout (3 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 25 – €50 + €5 R/A (3 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 26 – €100 + €10 Freezeout (5 Seats Guaranteed)
Oct. 27 – €150 + €15 Freezeout (10 Seats Guaranteed)

The site has also extended its VIP rewards programme so that it offers a range of IWF seats at a discounted rate. Anyone who buys a seat in the VIP store will be eligible to take part in the Sole Survivor where an extra €20,000 is up for grabs for the last PaddyPowerPoker qualifier standing.

The range of seats available includes €100 + €10 Irish Mythical Championships seats for 12,600 Paddy Points each, €100 + €10 Blind Man’s Bluff seats for 12,600 points each, €200 + €20 pot-limit Omaha seats for 25,200 points each, and €1,000 + €100 IWF main event seats for 92,650 each, amongst many others.

The extremely popular and well-loved Irish Winter Festival kicks off on Oct. 28 and runs for four days at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin Ireland. Card Player will be featuring daily recaps from the main event so remember to check back starting Oct. 29.

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