May 01, 2012 06:25 ET Launches Irish Winter Festival 2012 With New 'Six Survivors' Promotion

Top six qualifiers in the Irish Winter Festival will win free Irish Open 2013 seat!

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. is pleased to launch the Irish Winter Festival 2012 which will take place in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin from October 26th - 29th 2012. The live poker festival's headline event will be a €1,000 + €125 NLH Freezeout; a full schedule of side events will also be available and will be announced in due course.

In an exciting twist to this year's Irish Winter Festival, has tweaked its well-known Sole Survivor promotion into the form of 'Six Survivors'. This means the top SIX finishing qualifiers in the IWF live event will receive free entry into the Irish Open 2013, on top of any tournament prize money they win.

What's more, these six people will qualify for the €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion at the Irish Open 2013, which will continue to be a €100,000 prize (€50,000 cash and €50,000 sponsorship package) for the longest lasting qualifier in the Irish Open main event.

The first Irish Winter Festival 2012 online super satellite will take place on on Sunday 6th May 2012 where there will be two IWF packages worth €1,800 each up for grabs. Feeders are running daily now.

In addition, players who get in there early and qualify for the Irish Winter Festival main event on before 1st September 2012 will be rewarded with a free €50 sports bet with

"With another successful Irish Open behind us, it's time to start looking forward to the Irish Winter Festival this October bank holiday weekend. Instead of the usual IWF Sole Survivor promotion, we decided this year to spread the love around a little bit more. The newly launched Six Survivors promotion means that not one but six of our qualifiers will benefit and get the opportunity to play in next years Irish Open." said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for

"What's more, players who qualify for the IWF on before 1st September will have the added benefit of a free €50 sports bet. With markets available on the Euro 2012 already, I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding something to put your €50 stake on."

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