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JP Poker Masters And Norwegian Championship Collide

Two Festivals Of Poker To Combine Tomorrow; JP Poker Masters Gets Into Gear This Evening

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The JP Masters poker festival fully kicks off today at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel with the €750 buy-in JP Poker Masters at 6 p.m.. This year is its fifth year and there are great expectations as another festival will play out alongside it starting from tomorrow, the Norwegian Championship.

Now in its 10th year, the Norwegian Championship lands in Dublin, after previous annual stops in places such as Riga, Latvia and Nottingham, England. This nomadic-like behaviour is due to legalities surrounding live play in Norway.

The Championship, which is solely for Norwegians, adds six events to an already jam-packed schedule starting with a €500 limit hold’em six-max at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Mar. 24. The €800 main event begins on Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 2 p.m. and has two starting days. The main event’s attendance has increased steadily over the years and between 2009 and 2011 it has grown massively from 469 to 845.

Aside from the six Norwegian events, there are 45 events of all sorts in the JP Poker Masters, and they will run until Apr. 1. These events are open to everyone and should suit most pockets with buy-ins varying from €150 to €5,000.

Here’s the full schedule of events including both festivals:

Friday, Mar. 23
4 p.m. €150 Satellite to JP Poker Masters
6 p.m. €750 JP Poker Masters
8 p.m. €150 NLH “Win the Button”

Saturday, Mar. 24
2 p.m. €500 Norwegian LH six-max
4 p.m. €300 NLH
8 p.m. €150 NLH six-max

Sunday, Mar. 25
12 p.m. €1,500 Norwegian Heads Up
2 p.m. €250 NLH (€100 Bounty)
4 p.m. €2,000 Norwegian H.O.R.S.E.
8 p.m. €120 + €50’s NLH Unlimited Rebuy

Monday, Mar. 26
3 p.m. €800 Norwegian PLO
8 p.m. €150 NLH “Rivers”

Tuesday, Mar. 27
4 p.m. €300 Norwegian Ladies
4 p.m. €300 PLO six-max
8 p.m. €120 + €50’s NLH Unlimited Rebuys

Wednesday, Mar. 28
2 p.m. €800 Norwegian Main Event (Day 1A)
4 p.m. €300 NLH six-max
8 p.m. €150 Super Hold’em (3 Card)

Thursday, Mar. 29
2 p.m. €800 Norwegian Main Event (Day 1B)
4 p.m. €300 PLO Hi/Low
8 p.m. €150 NLH Shoot-Out

Friday, Mar. 30
2 p.m. €500 PLO Heads-U
4 p.m. €500 + €500’s Satellite to High Roller
8 p.m. €500 NLH eight-max

Saturday, Mar. 31
2 p.m. €300 NLH
4 p.m. €5,000 NLH High Roller eight-max
4 p.m. €300 Mixed 8 Game
8 p.m. €150 ROE six-max

Sunday, Apr. 1
2 p.m. €250 NLH (€100 Bounty)
4 p.m. €250 NLH Heads Up
8 p.m. €120 + €50’s NLH Rebuy

Two €80 no-limit hold’em turbo events will also run daily, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 10 p.m..