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€500,000 Guaranteed Irish Open Main Event Begins March 27

2017 Irish Open
  • Details emerge about the 2017 Irish Open, which includes a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event.

The longest-running poker tournament in Europe, the Irish Poker Open, heads to the Citywest Hotel in Dublin March 27 for its 26th edition.

Poker tournament grinders have up to 35 events to choose from, tournaments with buy-ins ranging from only €80 and increasing to €2,000, the latter being the 8-Max High Roller on March 29. While it is all but guaranteed that each of the 35 events will be a roaring success, it is the €1,150 Irish Open Main Event that is sure to be the biggest hit with the players.

Boasting a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool, the 2017 Irish Open Main Event takes place March 30 through April 3 and features two starting flights. Main Event players sit down with 30,000 chips and play to blinds that increase every hour.

When the Irish Open Main Event ran in March 2016, a total of 802 entrants created an €801,500 prize pool, smashing the €500,000 guarantee by more than €300,000. Dan Wilson was the player to emerge victorious in 2016, turning his €1,150 into a career-best score of some €150,000.

2016 Irish Open Final Table Results

1Daniel Wilson€150,000
2Michael Conaty€85,000
3Tomas Soederstroem€52,000
4Vegard Ropstad€36,500
5David Costello€28,500
6Petr Vejmelka€22,500
7Brian Nolan€18,000
8Igor Arkhipov€14,475
9Michael Rossiter€12,150

Helping to kick the 2017 Irish Open off in style is the partypoker MILLIONS tournament, a £6 million guaranteed event that sees multiple Phase 1s and Day 1s take place online and in card rooms around the globe. A £550 Phase 1 is scheduled for March 27 and a £5,300 Day 1 is scheduled for March 28.

Satellites for the €500,000 guaranteed Irish Open Main Event take place during the Irish Open at the Citywest Hotel and in casinos and card rooms across Ireland. There are also online satellites available at Betfair Poker, Paddy Power Poker and partypoker.

One Irish Open Main Event seat is guaranteed every Sunday at 8:00 p.m. GMT at Paddy Power Poker and Betfair in a €50 buy in Super Satellite, which has satellites into it from as little as €1, while partypoker runs a $109 satellite every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. GMT with two €1,150 seats guaranteed.

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