October 10, 2012 05:44 ET Announces Doubles No-Limit Hold'em Poker Tournament at Irish Winter Festival

Olympic Boxing Heroes Paddy Barnes And Michael Conlon Join Former Irish Rugby International And WSOP Main Event Finalist In Unique Poker Event in Dublin This Month

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) -

Editors note: There is one photograph associated with this press release. today announces a unique doubles no-limit hold'em event for the upcoming Irish Winter Festival at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

The EUR50 + EUR5 buy in event will see two players make up each team and alternate at the table every level. The structure is double chance with a starting stack of 5,000 for player one at the start of level one and a starting stack for player two at the start of level two of 5,000 plus player one's chip stack after the first level. There will be a 20-minute clock.

Confirmed for the event so far are Olympic boxing medalists Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon, former Irish Open winners Neil Channing and James Mitchell, former World Series of Poker main event finalist Padraig Parkinson and former Irish rugby international Reggie Corrigan, and well known poker writers Rebecca McAdam and Jen Mason.

Boxers Barnes and Conlon will have a bounty on their heads - anyone who eliminates either of them will win free entry into the Monday EUR100 + EUR15 NLH game.

Paddy Power, spokesman for the site said, "We're privileged to have two bona fide Olympic heroes swap their boxing gloves for poker hands at the Irish Winter Festival.

"Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon both won bronze medals in London as a result of focus, determination and no small amount of skill, traits which we expect will serve them well at the poker table. We look forward to see players try to trash talk these guys!"

Elsewhere this Sunday sees the Irish Winter Festival Mega Satellite which will take place next Sunday October 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. at

The EUR180 + EUR12 buy in no-limit hold'em tournament has 20 packages guaranteed, each worth EUR1,800. A package consists of a EUR1,125 buy in to the Irish Winter Festival main event as well as four nights accommodation in the Burlington Hotel and EUR329 expenses for travel.

Players can buy in directly to the IWF Mega Satellite or try to qualify through one of the many daily feeder satellites or sit 'n' go turbo games.

Anyone who wins their Irish Winter Festival seat on will have the added bonus of the Six Survivor promotion, whereby the six longest lasting online qualifiers in the IWF live event will win a buy in to the Irish Open 2013 event, along with any prize money they might pick up too.

The Irish Winter Festival takes place over the October bank holiday weekend (October 26 to 29, 2012) in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

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Contact Information

    Jenny Cruess Callaghan
    Acting Press Officer
    00 353 1 6563922 or Mob: 00 353 87 7534989


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