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Poker Stars And Betting Markets Revealed For Irish Open 2012


Daniel Negreanu to play Irish Open 2012This year the Irish Open is attracting a couple of new faces to Irish felt. has announced that Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Erick Lindgren will make the trip over to Ireland for Europe’s longest running no-limit hold’em tournament. To make it more exciting, the bookmaker has a special deal for those interested in backing them to win the €3,200 + €300 main event.

Punters can find Hellmuth and Negreanu at the enhanced odds of 150/1 to win. This is up from 80/1 for a limited time only. World Series of Poker main event finalist Eoghan O’Dea is also at 150/1 to win, for the time being. Not far off is Lindgren, who along with defending champion Niall Smyth and Sunday Million victor Jude Ainsworth, is at 100/1.

The outright market is filled with potential with popular players such as the legendary Padraig Parkinson and World Poker Tour Championship Event finalist John O’Shea at 125/1, Asia Pacific Poker Tour champ Dermot Blaine priced at 100/1, WSOP $5,000 no-limit hold’em runner-up Stuart Fox at 200/1, and many, many more. The list is only going to get longer, plus various other markets will be launched in between now and the event kick off, Apr. 6.

In the meantime, hopefuls are busy trying to win their seats and with more than 80 left at there is a variety of ways to ensure a seat alongside some of the best poker players in the business including an upcoming Mega Satellite with 30 packages worth €4,600 each up for grabs.

Paddy Power, spokesperson for the bookmaker, said, “We’re really excited about having such great names become part of Irish Open history. We’re taking a big risk offering players of the caliber of Negreanu, Hellmuth, and O’Dea at almost double their usual odds – we’ve been stung plenty in the past by canny poker players recognizing great value. However we want to give both those playing and those watching plenty of action to keep things interesting so keep your eyes peeled for more great Irish Open betting markets coming up.”

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