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Qualify for the 2012 Irish Winter Festival Through William Hill

Last year's Irish Winter Festival Champion John Keown

One of the most eagerly anticipated live tournaments of the year is the Irish Winter Festival; and with an estimate prize pool of €600,000 it's easy to see why. You could be heading to Dublin armed with an Irish Winter Festival package worth €1,800 thanks to William Hill.

The 2012 Irish Winter Festival takes place at the historic Burlington Hotel in Dublin from Oct. 27 through 29 and features a €1,125 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event that should attract some of the biggest names in the business.

Last year's event attracted a field of 395 players to the Emerald Isle and after three days of intense poker action and plenty of Guinness drinking, John Keown emerged victorious, taking home €100,000.

This year, PokerNews could be writing about you if you go all the way and take down the 2012 Irish Winter Festival, something that William Hill is helping to make reality. William Hill is hosting a plethora of satellite tournaments to the 2012 Irish Winter Festival that award an amazing all-inclusive package.

Each package consists of:

  • €1,000+€125 Irish Winter Festival Buy-in
  • €316 for four nights accommodation and breakfast at the Burlingtom Hotel
  • €329 for flights and spending money
  • €30 handling fees

The satellites to these all-inclusive packages run every Sunday at 19:00 BST and are €130+€10 to enter. Each of these satellites guarantees at least two all-inclusive Irish Winter Festival with an additional package added into the mix for every €1,800 in the prize pool.

William Hill is also hosting a number of "ticket-only" satellites too, for those of you who do not need or want hotel and travel costs covering. These satellites run on Mondays at 19:00 BST (€20+€2 R/A) and Thursdays at 19:00 BST (€80+€8 freezeout) and each award one seat per €1,125 in the prize pool.

If you search in the William Hill Poker lobby under the "Land Based" tab you will also find a whole host of sub-satellites that feed into these weekly finals, just in case they are out of the constraints of your bankroll.

Speaking of bankrolls, you could boost yours by up to $2,000 thanks to the huge first deposit bonus William Hill is offering new customers. Download William Hill through PokerNews, enter the bonus code NEWSCOM and you will be entitled to a 200% match up to $2,000 bonus on your first deposit!

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