|The Irish Poker Open, Ireland’s largest poker tournament and Europe's most historic, returns in 2007 for its 26th year.|
Building on the success of the Irish Open 2006, paddypowerpoker.com has doubled the guaranteed prize pool to €2 million, making it not only one of Europe's richest tournaments but also its largest in terms of players – this year’s capacity will be 800 with players being split into groups of up to 400 for two day ones.
The buy in is €3,300 with a €200 registration fee.
The event will take place in Dublin over Easter Weekend 2007 and to celebrate the launch, paddypowerpoker.com is holding a freeroll at 9pm (BST) on Thursday 24 August 2006.
Players can qualify for the Irish Poker Open online every week at paddypowerpoker.com from 27 August 2006, with two daily feeders to a weekly grand final every Sunday with a place in the 2007 Irish Open for the winner.
The Irish Open 2006 saw 339 players play for a guaranteed prize pool of €1 million, including some of the world’s leading professionals such as Mel Judah, Padraig Parkinson, Roy ‘the Boy’ Brindley and Per Hilderbrand.
The winner, Vincent Melinn, picked up the €350,000 first prize on a final table broadcast live across Europe on Sky Sports.