One year ago, Ireland's Patrick Clarke won his seat through a €4 qualifier and went on to win €250,000 - not a bad return as far as anyone is concerned!
This year, the Irish Open comes with an increased buy-in of €3,500 and at Paddy Power Poker they want to get you there for less than you have spent on your lunch.
That’s right, 'Cheap Seats' are back! Paddy Power Poker runs daily €5.50 qualifiers into a fortnightly Cheap Seats final. This final is restricted to qualifiers and has a €3,500 Irish Open seat guaranteed – no direct buy-ins are allowed, so the value is guaranteed!
As if you needed another reason to qualify with Paddy Power Poker, there is the small matter of the Sole Survivor promotion. Qualify for the Irish Open on Paddy Power Poker, and you will automatically be entered into this promotion.
Prior to the event, there will be a meeting for all the qualifiers. Play close attention to the other qualifiers at this meeting as they are the competition in this - let's say - poker's answer to the Hunger Games. Exactly, you will have to outlast each and every one to become the winner of our sole survivor promotion.
Win what you may well ask? Plaudits, pride, prestige, and — if you are in the money --whatever money prize you will have earned up to that point…Paddy Power Poker will make it a lot better by adding a good €50,000 in cash to it!
Not bad, right? But now you are thinking: "what if I narrowly miss out?" Well, in this case, you should know that Paddy Power Poker will give 2nd to 6th place Sole Survivor Finishers an entry to the 2016 Irish Open!
Satellites for The Irish Open are currently running on Sunday and Monday as well as Paddy Power Poker's Fortnightly cheap seats final. The Monday satellite is a €75 rebuy event with one €4,500 package guaranteed and Sunday is a €200 freezeout with a whopping three €4,500 packages guaranteed!
Also, during March, Paddy Power Poker will be unveiling their Last Chance Saloon Satelite program with more satellites and - you guessed! - it more guaranteed seats! Qualify now @ Paddy Power Poker!