October 19, 2010 07:21 ET Launches Irish Open 2011 and EUR 100,000 Sole Survivor Promotion

Longest Lasting Qualifier at Irish Open 2011 Will Win EUR 100k Package

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2010) - today announces details of the Irish Open 2011, which will take place from 22 – 25 April 2011 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. The buy-in for this event is set at €3,200 + €300 and players will see a radical change to the structure in that the starting stack will increase from 10,000 to 20,000 chips.

The event will once again feature a €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion meaning that the longest lasting qualifier in the Irish Open 2011 will win €100,000 in addition to any event prize money they may be awarded. Irish Open 2011
Dates: 22 – 25 April 2011
Buy-in: €3,200 + €300

"It was a pleasure to see so many people turn out for the Irish Open 2010 and in these challenging times to beat the record for main event entries (708) was a testament to the loyalty of our players and the ever improving reputation of the event. Next year's Irish Open will be bigger and better than ever before and we have already started the preparations to make sure of this. Many of our players sought an increased starting stack and we are delighted to deliver on this for 2011. We are also working on a side event schedule that will provide more variety for our players throughout the weekend." said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for 

"Not only this, but our Sole Survivor promotion always adds to the electric atmosphere in the poker room and I am looking forward to crowning the Sole Survivor 2011 next April. There are 100,000 reasons why people should qualify for the Irish Open on and nowhere else!"

Players can qualify for the Irish Open 2011 on from Sunday 31st October 2010. The first super satellite will take place @ 8pm on 31st October with 2 Irish Open seats guaranteed. The buy-in will be set at €200 + €20.

A full schedule of side events for the Irish Open 2011 will be announced in due course.

Note to editors: Full details of the Irish Open 2011 can be found at:

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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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