Irish Open History
The Irish Poker Open is the longest running No Limit Texas Hold 'em poker tournament in Europe and second longest in the world after the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas.
First organized in 1981 by Terry Rogers, a well known Irish bookmaker, the tournament has experienced tremendous growth over the years. Well known for the electric atmosphere and character like no other, this poker festival is now a firm fixture on the international poker calendar and a 'must attend' for many of the top poker players in the world. The paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2011 will take place from 22 – 25 April 2011 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
The buy-in for this event is set at €3,200 + €300 and players will see a radical change to the structure in that the starting stack will increase from 10,000 to 20,000 chips. The event will once again feature a €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion meaning that the longest lasting paddypowerpoker.com qualifier in the Irish Open 2011 will win a €100,000 sponsorship package (50% salary, 50% buy-ins and expenses) in addition to any event prize money they may be awarded.
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