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Irish Open Takes Place This Weekend

Final Table to Be Broadcast Live on Monday in Europe


European poker fans and those lucky enough to have a satellite dish or cable service provider that beams Europe's Sky Sports 2 into their living rooms will have the opportunity to watch the final table of the Irish Poker Open live.

The tournament, which starts today at the Jurys Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, has a €1 million guaranteed prize pool. added €50,000 alone, and organizers are expecting upwards of 350 players. The entry fee for the tournament is €3,000.

The final table of the last six players begins 9:30 p.m. Dublin time. Sky Sports 2 will broadcast the table live until a champion is crowned. The show will repeat Tuesday April 18 at 7 p.m. on Sky Sports 3.

The Irish Open is Europe's oldest poker tournament. The first Irish Open was held in 1981 when the late Terry Rogers invited a handful of popular Las Vegas poker players to Dublin for a tournament. Stu Ungar, "Amarillo Slim" Preston, and Puggy Pearson all made the trip.

John Falconer won the Open last year, taking home €146,000 by outlasting 172 players.