November 12, 2010 09:35 ET Announces Western Open Live Poker Tournament With Unique Twist and Guaranteed Prize Pool

West of Ireland Venue Hosts EUR340 Buy in Event Next February, End of Day Chip Leaders Get Five Percent of EUR40,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. today announces the launch of a new and unique live poker tournament, the Western Open.

The €300 + €40 buy in main event takes place in the Breaffy House Resort in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland from February 25 to February 27, 2011 and will have a guaranteed prize pool of €40,000, a starting stack of 15,000 chips and one hour blinds.

In a unique twist to traditional prize pool payout structures, the Western Open will award five percent of the prize pool to each of the day one and day two end of day chip leaders with the remaining 90 percent shared out in the usual way.

Lisa Condon of said, "After hosting the hugely successful International Poker Open in Dublin we're thrilled to be bringing live poker to one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.

"We pride ourselves at being on the cutting edge of innovation in poker and the Western Open is no exception with its guaranteed prize pool, interesting location and, uniquely, a new twist in the way the prize money will be distributed which we expect will get the poker community as excited as we are."

Players can register online at or pay on the day. To register online simply log in to the lobby, navigate to Boylepoker Exclusives > Western Open and click to register.

A full schedule of side events will make up the Western Open:

Saturday 26 Feb @ 3pm - €180 + €20 freezeout, 10,000 stack, one hour blinds
Saturday 26 Feb @ 9pm - €60 + €15 hyper-turbo, 6,000 chips, 15 minute blinds
Sunday 27 Feb @ 2pm - €100 + €20 turbo, 10,000 chips, 30 minute blinds

For more information on the Western Open please visit the website.

About Boylepoker

Boylepoker is part of the biggest European poker network - iPoker. Players have access to a huge range of tournaments running around the clock with massive guaranteed prize pools and the opportunity to qualify for prestigious live events. The company does not accept players from the U.S.

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