January 30, 2013 08:53 ET

Irish Poker Open Registration Fee Lowered For Online Registrants

Paddy Power Poker Knocks EUR50 Off Main Event Registration Fee While All Events Become Available Online For Paddy Points

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. today announced that it is giving all players who register for the upcoming Irish Open 2013 online a discount of EUR50.

Players who register via the Paddy Power Poker Holding Tank in the poker client will be able to buy in for EUR2,200 as opposed to the full buy in amount which is EUR2,250. The holding tank is now available in the client and will be there until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, the evening before the Irish Open 2013 main event.

Additionally online players can now use their Paddy Points in the online VIP shop to buy in to any Irish Open event.

The 10 events, being held in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland from March 29 to April 1, have cash buy ins from EUR170 to EUR2,250 and can now be bought online at Paddy Power Poker for between 19,000 and 170,000.

Simply log in to the poker client and browse the VIP shop.

The full price list is:

Event name Price in Points
Irish Open Main Event EUR2000 + EUR250 170000
NLH Freezeout EUR800 + EUR100 75000
Pot Limit Omaha 6 Handed EUR500 + EUR60 50000
NLH 6 Handed EUR500 + EUR60 50000
NLH Turbo EUR300 + EUR35 (Friday 29th) 35000
NLH Turbo EUR300 + EUR35 (Saturday 30th) 35000
NLH Turbo EUR300 + EUR35 (Sunday 31st) 35000
Irish Open 'Mini Main Event' EUR200 + EUR25 25000
Irish Open Main Event Live Super Satellite EUR150 + EUR20 19000
NLH 'Scalps' EUR125 + EUR25 + EUR20 19000

Paddy Power, spokesman for the site, said, "We wanted to give a little back to our poker players ahead of the best tournament in Europe so they've already started earning money - EUR50 is 20 percent of the registration fee - the moment they buy in online."

"We've also made every buy in available for Paddy Points so players who wish to participate in the unique atmosphere of the Irish Open can do so simply by racking up some points on the site. We look forward to seeing you there!"

Online qualification for the Irish Open main event is well underway.

The main weekly satellite takes place each Sunday at 8 p.m. with four Irish Open packages worth EUR3,200 guaranteed in the EUR160 + EUR16 no-limit hold'em freezeout. The guaranteed packages include EUR395 for five nights accommodation at the Burlington Hotel as well as EUR525 for flights and spending.

Monday at 8 p.m. players can opt for the EUR30 + EUR3 no-limit hold'em rebuy/add with one Irish Open seat guaranteed.

While Thursday at 8 p.m. sees a EUR100 + EUR9 no-limit hold'em freezeout with one Irish Open seat guaranteed.

Anyone who qualifies for the Irish Open main event at can take part in the Sole Survivor last longest with the last qualifier standing walking away with EUR50,000 in cash, a World Series of Poker 2013 main event buy in and Irish Open 2014 buy in.

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