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Old 07-11-13, 14:33   #1
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Irish Open 2014



It’s the festival everyone has been waiting to hear about - the Paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2014 details are now live:

About the Satellites this year;

The Sole Survivor is back, with €50,000 cold hard cash for the winner but we're also awarding an additional free entry to the Irish Open 2015 main event to the 2nd to 6th Sole Survivor finishers.

The first package satellite will run on Sunday 10th Nov at 8pm with 2 X €3,200 packages guaranteed. Buy-in costs €200 +€15 reg.

There are also Wednesday night ticket only satellites running at 8pm each week (€138 +€12 reg) and there will be more and more added to the schedule in the coming weeks.

Daily feeders are running right now and we'll be adding value and extra ways to qualify (including a renewed Cheap Seats programme that will make it a really easy way to qualify for nothing, or next to nothing ).

Venue:
The Burlington Hotel is now the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Dublin. As anyone that attended the Winter Festival would know the hotel has been refurbished to a really high standard. The accommodation for players and the conference room where the festival will take place have will all be of the highest standard for the Irish Open 2014.

Date:
Main event will run from 18th to 21st April 2014. The live super satellite will take place on Thursday 17th April.

Entry; costs €2,000 +€250 registration fee.

There will be lots of new additions added this year, especially for players that play regularly on paddypowerpoker.com so we'll keep you updated here.

1. Who is running the event (organisation, society etc) - Paddypowerpoker.com
2. The purpose of the event (charity, commercial etc) - Commercial
3. Date - 18th to 21st April
4. Location - Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Dublin.
5. Any guaranteed prize pool - N/A
6. Registration and Start time of event - Registration will open soon on paddypowerpoker.com, tournament starts at 12:00 18th April
7. Any prerequisites (member of club, society etc) - N/A
8. How can tickets be purchased & is there a maximum number (in advance, at the door etc) - Online or at the door.
9. Type of Tournament (Hold'em/Omaha etc Freezeout/Rebuy etc) - NLH F/O
10. Cost of entry - €2,250
11. How much of the entry fee is made up of registration fee - €250
12. If a rebuy, cost of rebuys/top-up - N/A
13. How many and what duration are rebuys available - N/A
14. % of entry fee/rebuys/top-up going into prize fund - N/A
15. How many places being paid - Top 12% of field approx
16. Is any money from the prize fund held back for future tournaments, if so, how much - N/A
17. Any tickets for future events given out as prizes. If so, how many - Only tickets that are added to the prizepool.
18. Any additional prizes given out (merchandise etc) - Yes, will confirm exactly what that merchandise will be in due course.
19. Starting chips - 30,000
20. Rebuy and top-up chip amounts - N/A
21. Blind levels - All levels included, full schedule to be posted shortly.
22. Blind timeframes - 60 minutes, 90 minutes at final table.
23. Are there going to be dealers and their level of skill - Yes, top class dealers all.
24. Will there be a documented list of rules - yes
25. Is there a tournament director - yes
26. How are disputes handled ; who has final say - TD
27. Are there any cash games offered, if so, please outline the rake for each limit offered - Yes, all cash games offered. Smaller games have a rake of 5% capped at €10, will confirm bigger game rakes in due course.

Any questions about the event please send us a PM or update the thread!

Regards

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Old 07-11-13, 15:03   #2
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Old 08-11-13, 07:54   #3
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12.5% REG (incl VAT @23%) and €61,250 added to the prizepool so far ...

First package sat is this Sunday @8pm with 2 packages guaranteed (12 players minimum but 10 already registered) ... 5k stack and 12 minute blinds & feeders up and running.
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Old 08-11-13, 10:55   #4
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2nd Seat Winners

Just a quick note on our terms & conditions this year.

Any player that wins a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) ticket to the Irish Open through online satellites (Cheap Seats or the normal stage qualifiers) on Paddy Power Poker can exchange their second ticket for €2,150 cash.

Just email irishopen (at) paddypower.com when you've won your second seat.

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Old 08-11-13, 17:29   #5
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Paddy power live events are alot better value for money than they appear at 1st glance. I played the IWF a few weeks ago and wasn't too happy bout the 12.5% reg fee at 1st as I felt it was very high. The tourney was actually much better value for money than the average €1000+€100 tourney that people play in the hundreds and feel they are better value. The average €1000+€100 tourney has 3% withheld usually,effectively making it a €970+€130 buy in. They r often played 10 handed for the whole of day 1 and have no food of any kind included.
The IWF was 9 handed making it much more comfortable and had a decent meal included on all days not to mention extra value for online qualifiers.
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Old 08-11-13, 23:32   #6
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Paddy power live events are alot better value for money than they appear at 1st glance. I played the IWF a few weeks ago and wasn't too happy bout the 12.5% reg fee at 1st as I felt it was very high. The tourney was actually much better value for money than the average €1000+€100 tourney that people play in the hundreds and feel they are better value. The average €1000+€100 tourney has 3% withheld usually,effectively making it a €970+€130 buy in. They r often played 10 handed for the whole of day 1 and have no food of any kind included.
The IWF was 9 handed making it much more comfortable and had a decent meal included on all days not to mention extra value for online qualifiers.
agreed.

As one of the lucky recipients of a sole survivor ticket via the IWF, I wonder, am I included in the sole survivor competition for this tournament?

My heart says yes, but my head says 'step the fuck back bro'
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Old 08-11-13, 19:56   #7
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Just a quick note on our terms & conditions this year.

Any player that wins a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) ticket to the Irish Open through online satellites (Cheap Seats or the normal stage qualifiers) on Paddy Power Poker can exchange their second ticket for €2,150 cash.

Just email irishopen (at) paddypower.com when you've won your second seat.

PPP Team.

Where does the other €100 go? And why?
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Old 08-11-13, 22:34   #8
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Where does the other €100 go? And why?
The €100 deduction is to cover admin costs. The normal option is there to transfer your second ticket too.
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Old 10-02-14, 16:55   #9
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Competition Time!

Hey Everyone...

We've got 5 cheap seats tokens to give away.... http://pdy.pr/uqXHM2

Give us your best/worst jokes and we'll pick the best 5.

Include your PaddyPower username with your post...

Competition closes at 5pm Wednesday!

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Old 10-02-14, 20:57   #10
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Hey Everyone...

We've got 5 cheap seats tokens to give away.... http://pdy.pr/uqXHM2

Give us your best/worst jokes and we'll pick the best 5.

Include your PaddyPower username with your post...

Competition closes at 5pm Wednesday!

I hope you're not looking for literary genius. This one is courtesy of my daughter;

Why don't crocodiles play poker?

Because they prefer snap!

sn JolietJake

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Old 10-02-14, 21:46   #11
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Why do monkeys have red arses
Because they've ate a packet of monster munch, the little shits.

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Old 10-02-14, 22:19   #12
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I had a crazy dream that I weighed less than a thousandth of a gram. I was like, 0mg!

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Old 10-02-14, 22:39   #13
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Old 10-02-14, 22:40   #14
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See yer man there, he invented window sills. He's some ledge.

But that lad who invented door handles, he's a right knob.

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Old 11-02-14, 09:16   #15
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Have PP arrange any discount prices for accommodation for players at the hotel?
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Old 12-02-14, 15:55   #16
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Have PP arrange any discount prices for accommodation for players at the hotel?
Sorry for the slow reply. The poker rate is one of the best you'll find in Dublin (especially considering how high standards are in the hotel since the re-furb).

Single Room: €89 per night (B&B)
Double/ Twin: €99 per night (B&B)

Click here for Double Tree Reservations

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Old 12-02-14, 16:34   #17
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Competition Winners!

Well done to Sillyboy69, dobman88, shrapnel222, JolietJake and kingaces2 on your great / awful jokes!

Tokens have been added to each of your accounts! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more competitions.


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Old 18-02-14, 10:11   #18
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Two months from today folks!

We're just under 100 qualifiers right now, which is a good bit ahead of last year's numbers. The next Super Satellite is tomorrow's €138 +€12 Reg F/O @20:00 which generated 3 X €2,250 tickets last week.

Qualifiers running today and tomorrow so you can still book your seat for free or for as little as €2.

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Old 26-02-14, 01:45   #19
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Any chance of online sats for the €800 side event?
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Old 26-02-14, 08:59   #20
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Any chance of online sats for the €800 side event?
We have sats running for the main and mini at the moment so we want to concentrate all our efforts there.

We'll hope to have satellites live soon for the PLO event too but its unlikely we'll have online sats for the €800 event (there is a live sat for this event on Fri 18th @21:00 and SNG sats from 11:00 on Sat 19th April in the Double Tree).

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