The INEC Killarney is preparing for the partypoker-sponsored WPT National Ireland Festival of Poker, which runs from Thursday, Sept. 15 through to Sunday, Sept. 18, with online legs starting earlier, on the 11th.
Kicking the festival off is a €250,000 guaranteed Irish Grand Prix, a tournament featuring several online (played at partypoker) and live starting flights, each costing only €115 to buy into. Players are permitted to play as many Day 1s as they wish, but only their largest stack is taken through to the final day’s play.
Running alongside the Irish Grand Prix live flights is the €1,100 WPT National Ireland Main Event. This €250,000 guaranteed tournament will sit players down with a generous stack of 30,000 chips and increase blinds every hour until a champion is crowned.
WPT National Ireland Festival of Poker Schedule
|Sunday 11 September||9:00pm||WPT National Ireland Online Day 1||€1,100||30,000||24-mins|
|Monday 12 September||9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Online Day 1c||€115||20,000||12-mins|
|Tuesday 13 September||9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Online Day 1d||€115||20,000||12-mins|
|Wednesday 14 September||9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Online Day 1e||€115||20,000||12-mins|
|9:00pm||WPT National Ireland Online Day 1b||€1,100||30,000||24-mins|
|Thursday 15 September||1:00pm||WPT National Ireland Live Day 1a||€1,100||30,000||60-mins|
|1:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1a||€115||20,000||30-mins|
|6:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1b||€115||20,000||30-mins|
|9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Online Day 1f||€115||20,000||12-mins|
|Friday 16 September||1:00pm||WPT National Ireland Live Day 1b||€1,100||30,000||60-mins|
|1:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1c||€115||20,000||30-mins|
|6:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1d||€115||20,000||30-mins|
|9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Online Day 1g||€115||20,000||12-mins|
|Saturday 17 September||1:00pm||WPT National Ireland Day 2||60-mins|
|1:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1e||€115||20,000||30-mins|
|6:00pm||WPT National High Roller||€2,150||50,000||40-mins|
|6:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1f||€115||20,000||30-mins|
|9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Live Day 1g 6-Max||€115||20,000||20-mins|
|9:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Online Day 1h||€115||20,000||12-mins|
|Sunday 18 September||1:00pm||Irish Grand Prix Final Day||40-mins|
|1:00pm||WPT National Ireland Final Day||60-mins|
|1:00pm||WPT National High Roller||€2,150||50,000||40/60-mins|
|7:00pm||Kerry Cup 6-Max||€115||20,000||20-mins|
Should players’ plans of winning either the Irish Grand Prix or the WPT National Ireland Main Event end in tears, there is a €50,000 guaranteed High Roller costing €2,150, the €115 Irish Cup with a €20,000 guarantee and a €115 Kerry Cup that is played six-handed and features a €5,000 guarantee.
To play the online legs, all you need is a partypoker account and enough money to buy in. Partypoker via PokerNews, enter the bonus code “PNCOM” when making your first deposit and matches that amount 100% up to $500 in for the form of a bonus. All you need to do then is play your best poker, make it through to the final day’s action, turn up at the INEC Killarney and attempt to become an Irish poker champion.