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June 11, 2012 08:13 ET

paddypowerpoker.com Announces Full Irish Winter Festival 2012 Schedule

Introducing Doubles No-Limit Hold'em as New Side Event

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - June 11, 2012) -

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The paddypowerpoker.com Irish Winter Festival 2012 full tournament schedule is now confirmed; in addition to the headline IWF Main Event there are some interesting new side events thrown into the mix.

The cardroom has introduced a Doubles NLH tournament for the first time ever; the €55 per person buy-in event (or €110 per team), which will also be played at the WSOP 2012 in Las Vegas this summer, sees players team up into pairs and alternate for every level of the tournament.

A choice of lower buy in tournament have also been introduced for the recreational players who would like to compete in a major live poker festival environment at an affordable price. For these players there is a €55 NLH Turbo event on the Saturday night, or alternatively some slower structured €135 / €115 NLH tournaments throughout the weekend.

The Mythical Championship returns on the Monday evening for its third year running, but with an improved structure of 151 points as opposed to the previous years 101.

Let's not also forget the infamous Main Event Super Satellite, which will follow tradition and run on the eve of the IWF Main Event. If previous years are to go by, there will be in the region of 35 - 40 Main Event seats won in this NLH Rebuy event.

"We're particularly excited about our newest addition to the schedule, the Doubles NLH tournament. Players will team up into pairs and take it in turns to play each level of the tournament. We have structured it as a Double Chance tournament, to give the second team mate reassurance that they will definitely get a chance to play, even if their partner runs into difficulty early on! I think this event will go down a treat, especially with our regulars who love to get involved in the craic at our live poker festivals" said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for paddypowerpoker.com.

Full Event Schedule:

Date Event Buy-in + Reg Time
Fri 26th Oct Main Event Super Satellite €100 + €15 19:00
Sat 27th Oct Irish Winter Festival Main Event
(3 Day Event)
€1,000 + €125 14:00
Six Handed NLH Freezeout €120 + €15 17:00
Turbo NLH Freezeout €50 + €5 21:00
Sun 28th Oct €300 NLH Freezeout
(2 Day Event)
€300 + €35 14:00
Pot Limit Omaha
(2 Day Event)
€200 + €25 17:00
Doubles NLH (Double Chance) €50 + €5 pp 18:30
Mon 29th Oct €100 NLH Freezeout €100 + €15 14:30
Irish Mythical Championship €100 + €15 18:00

The Irish Winter Festival will take place over October Bank Holiday weekend (26th-29th October 2012) in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

Weekly super satellites to the Irish Winter Festival main event are running on paddypowerpoker.com now every Sunday night. Players who qualify before September 1st will have the added bonus of winning a free €50 sports bet with Paddy Power.

Alternatively players can purchase their €1,125 IWF ticket directly in the paddypowerpoker.com client now.

Note to editors:

Full details of the Irish Winter Festival schedule and structures can be found at: http://poker.paddypower.com/tournaments/iwf/2012schedule.

For information on the weekly satellites visit: http://poker.paddypower.com/tournaments/iwf/satellites.

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