October 26, 2011 07:31 ET Launches Irish Open 2012 and EUR100,000 Sole Survivor Promotion

First online satellite on Sunday 6th November with two Irish Open 2012 packages guaranteed!

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2011) - today announces details of the Irish Open 2012, which will take place from 6 – 9 April 2012 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. The buy-in for this event will remain at €3,200 + €300 and the event will once again feature a €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion, where the longest lasting qualifier in the Irish Open 2012 will win €100,000 in addition to the event prize money.

The first online satellite will take place on on Sunday 6th November 2011 @ 20:00. The buy-in for this satellite will be €200 + €15 (NLH Freezeout), and in celebration of the Irish Open launch, there are two €4,600 packages guaranteed in the first online satellite.

"It is always exciting to launch the Irish Open each year, and we hope to make the next one even bigger and better than that of the past. We're launching the online satellites nice and early this year so that people have more time to win their seat at a bargain on" said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for "Next year there is a big possibility that we will have the 2011 World Series of Poker Champion in attendance – that is, if things go to plan for young Irish player Eoghan O'Dea next month at the final table of the WSOP 2011. We are all routing for you Eoghan!!"

The Irish Poker Open is the longest running No Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament in Europe and second longest in the world after the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas. First organized in 1981 by Terry Rogers, a well known Irish bookmaker, the tournament is now world famous for its electric atmosphere, the famous poker faces that return every year, and the general craic that is had by all every night in the hotel bar.

A full schedule of side events will be available at the Irish Open 2012 and will be announced in due course.

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Full details of the Irish Open 2012 can be found at:

Contact Information

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


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