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Irish Poker Open 2008 — ?3 Million Guaranteed

Irish Poker Open 2008 -- €3 Million Guaranteed

(PRWEB) August 11, 2007 today announces details of the Irish Open 2008, Europe's largest and most historic poker tournament.

The 2008 event sees the Irish Open expand with an increased buy-in, capacity and guaranteed prizepool.

€3 million guaranteed prizepool
Buy in: €4,200 + €300 registration fee
Capacity: 1,000 players
Location: Dublin

Online qualification will begin on on Monday 13th August with a full schedule of daily feeders to a fortnightly grand final satellite.

Established in 1981, the Irish Open is Europe's longest running poker tournament and in 2007 it became its largest. A record breaking field of 708 players came to Dublin to sample the tournament's unique atmosphere and compete for over €2.3 million in prize money.

Poker's royalty turned out for the event including World Series of Poker Champions Dan Harrington and Carlos Mortensen, but in the end it was popular Northern Irish man Marty Smyth who reigned victorious. Smyth lifted the Terry Rogers trophy, taking home €650,000, after an epic heads up battle with Roland De Wolfe,

The stellar line-up for 2007 also included Mike Sexton, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Antonio Esfandiari, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, Andy Black, Padraig Parkinson, Scott Gray, Ram Vaswani, David Plastik, Eddie Scharf, Surinder Sunar, Frank Cruess Callaghan, Ian Frazer, and both G.I. and Vegas versions of Elvis.

To accommodate the huge demand for tickets, the Irish Open 2008 will be split into two Day 1s allowing for a capacity of 1,000 players.

Further details of the Irish Poker Open 2008 will be released in the coming weeks and players should check for updates on qualification, venue, side events, betting, offline satellites and much more.

For more information please contact: Nic Whelan, Acting Paddy Power Poker Communications Manager, Tel: 00 353 1 488 1723, Mob: 00 353 87 317 5596, nwhelan(at) You can also visit for additional information.


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