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The 2016 Irish Poker Open Is Going to Be Amazing, And You Can Be There For €1

Irish Poker Open


  • Turn €1 into a share of €500,000 at Betfair Poker!

  • Qualify for the 2016 Irish Poker Open and get a week of fun and poker in Dublin for €1!

The Irish Poker Open is the longest-running poker tournament in Europe and is a tournament steeped in history, history that you could be part of if you manage to secure a VIP package at Betfair Poker.

Every day between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. GMT, Betfair Poker hosts qualifier tournaments starting as low as €1 to enter. These eventually feed into a weekly final, which runs each Sunday at 8:00 pm GMT and costs €100 to buy into. This €100 Irish Open Final guarantees at least three VIP packages will be won (Sunday 31 January has six packages guaranteed), each worth €2,500.

Each €2,500 package awards its winner:

  • €650 to cover flights for you and a friend
  • €1,150 buy-in to the Irish Open Live tournament
  • Five nights accommodation (double room) from March 24-29, 2016
  • Exclusive welcome and closing parties for you and a guest
  • €150 for a sporting event (Irish Grand National, Greyhound race, Golf)
  • VIP service from team Betfair staff

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Dublin is a fantastic city and one best shared with friends or family. Thanks to the special package Betfair Poker has put together, you and a guest could be heading to the Emerald Isle this coming March.

While only the winner of the €2,500 package received a €1,150 buy-in to the €500,000 guaranteed Irish Poker Open, the hotel accommodation is a double room and there is €650 to cover travel expenses for you and a guest, which means you can head to Dublin as part of a deadly duo and have a whale of a time – return flights from London to Dublin can be purchased for around £60, leaving you with plenty of cash from the package!

Also part of the package are Betfair Poker’s legendary welcome and closing parties for you and a guest, VIP service from Team Betfair, and €150 for a fun sporting event in case your time at the poker tables doesn’t go to plan.

€500,000 Guaranteed Main Event

The 2016 Irish Poker Open is under new management and a few changes have been made from previous editions. The buy-in is now €1,150 and for that, players start with 30,000 tournament chips, play to 60-minute blind levels, and get to compete for a share of the €500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

There are plenty of side events to get involved with, including a pot limit Omaha six-max triple chance, deepstack no limit Hold’em six-max, and a €2,000 buy-in High Roller. Check out the full schedule below.

2016 Irish Open Schedule

DateTimeTournamentBlindsStarting stack(
Mon 21 Mar4:00pm€60 NLH Turbo Dealer15-mins5,000
Mon 21 Mar4:00pm€350 PLO 6-Max Triple Chance Day 130/45-mins10,000 x 3
Mon 21 Mar6:00pm€150 NLH Deepstack 6-Max20-mins20,000
Mon 21 Mar8:00pm€60 Main Event Satellite (5 seats GTD)20-mins3,000
Tue 22 Mar4:00pmPLO 6-Max Triple Chance Day 2  
Tue 22 Mar4:00pm€60 PLO Turbo15-mins5,000
Tue 22 Mar4:00pm€350 NLH 6-Max Day 130/45-mins30,000
Tue 22 Mar6:00pm€150 PLO Deepstack Day 120-mins20,000
Tue 22 Mar8:00pm€60 Main Event Satellite (5 seats GTD)20-mins3,000
Wed 23 Mar1:00pm€350 NLH Heads-up Round 1205,000 x 3
Wed 23 Mar2:00pm€60 NLH Turbo15-mins5,000
Wed 23 Mar3:00pmNLH Heads-Up Round 2  
Wed 23 Mar4:00pm€2,000 NLH High Roller 8-Max30-mins30,000
Wed 23 Mar4:00pm€60 PLO Turbo15-mins5,000
Wed 23 Mar6:00pm€150 NLH 6-Max Deepstack20-mins20,000
Wed 23 Mar8:00pm€110 Main Event Satellite (10 seats GTD)20-mins3,000
Thu 24 Mar12:00pmNLH Heads-up Quarter Final  
Thu 24 Mar2:00pm€1,150 Main Event Day 1a60-mins30,000
Thu 24 Mar2:00pm€60 NLH Turbo15-mins5,000
Thu 24 Mar6:00pm€150 PLO 6-Max Deepstack20-mins20,000
Thu 24 Mar8:00pm€110 Main Event Satellite (20 seats GTD)20-mins3,000
Fri 25 Mar12:00pmNLH Heads-Up Semi Final  
Fri 25 Mar2:00pm€1,150 Main Event Day 1b60-mins30,000
Fri 25 Mar2:00pm€60 NLH Turbo15-mins5,000
Fri 25 Mar6:00pm€150 Round of Each20-mins10,000
Fri 25 Mar8:00pm€150 Super Hold’em (3 card)20-mins10,000
Sat 26 Mar12:00pmNLH Heads-Up Final  
Sat 26 Mar2:00pmMain Event Day 2  
Sat 26 Mar2:00pm€60 NLH Turbo15-mins5,000
Sat 26 Mar4:00pm€350 Liam Flood Memorial 6-Max Turbo15-mins30,000
Sat 26 Mar6:00pm€250 NLH 8-Max30-mins15,000
Sat 26 Mar8:00pm€150 Open Face Chinese Poker20-mins10,000
Sun 27 Mar2:00pmMain Event Day 3  
Sun 27 Mar2:00pm€250 Mini Irish Open30-mins15,000
Sun 27 Mar6:00pm€250 PLO 6-Max30-mins15,000
Sun 27 Mar8:00pm€150 NLH Rivers20-mins10,000
Mon 28 Mar1:00pm€250 Seniors Event30-mins15,000
Mon 28 Mar2:00pmMain Event Final Day  
Mon 28 Mar2:00pm€150 NLH Scalps (€25 bounties)20-mins10,000
Mon 28 Mar4:00pm€120 NLH Win The Button20-mins10,000
Mon 28 Mar6:00pm€150 NLH Deepstack 6-Max Turbo15-mins20,000

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