April 03, 2012 10:13 ET Irish Open Stream to Show Hole Cards at Final Table

Comprehensive Live Reporting Schedule Confirmed With Live Stream Showing Hole Cards and Sequestered Final Table

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. has confirmed details of this year's Irish Open live stream and blog.

As ever the event will be streamed live from the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland from Friday April 6 to 9, 2012 with US poker pro Dan O'Brien confirmed as co-commentator alongside regular Irish Open mic man Emmet Kennedy of RedFM in Cork.

Joining the pair over the weekend will be a steady stream of witty, informed guests to keep viewers company at the feature table while roving reporters Rebecca McAdam, Tom Kitt and Rury Mason will be roaming the tournament floor in search of the most up-to-the minute news including exit interviews and chip counts.

This year the Irish Open will see the live stream re-broadcast with hole cards and additional analysis of the hands being played.

The final table will be broadcast live with hole cards as the players will be sequestered away from all outside communications until they have been knocked out.

This will allow for a vibrant and exciting live betting on the final table and viewers will be treated to all hand information in a swish new information console attached to the live stream.

Returning also is the ever-popular Irish Open blog where readers can view tournament updates in detail including chip counts, photographs, bust out hands, prize pool details and observations from the crack blogging team.

Fans will also be able to stay in touch with all the action on Twitter and interact with commentators, reporters and bloggers. They will also be treated to regular competitions throughout the weekend with great prizes including freerolls.

Players have a final chance to qualify online at with 16 seats worth €3,500 each still guaranteed:

Tuesday April 3, 8pm -- €250+€25 buy-in NLH Freezeout w/ 5 seats guaranteed
Wednesday April 4, 8pm -- €300+€30 buy in Turbo Freezeout w/10 seats guaranteed
Wednesday April 4, 9.30pm -- FREE Very Last Chance Saloon* w/1 seat guaranteed

*Open to players who have played at least six Last Chance Saloon satellites.

Communications manager at the site, Paddy Power, said, "The Irish Open gets underway this Friday. Everyone is welcome to come down, play some poker or just soak up the atmosphere. For those who can't make it and for those with an appetite for up-to-the-minute information and analysis we have the live stream, blog, Twitter, Facebook and urge everyone to check in and get involved!"

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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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