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Paddy Power Poker Announces Expanded Irish Open 2013 Side Event Schedule

Dec 14 2012 12:00AM



DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/12 -- Editors Note: There is one image associated with this press release. today announces the Irish Poker Open 2013 side event schedule which sees the number of side events increase from seven to ten.

Included in the new tournaments is a EUR200 + EUR25 Irish Open Mini Main Event with a 10,000 chip starting stack and 30 minute clock and a EUR500 + EUR60 six-handed pot-limit Omaha tournament.

The schedule also sees the return of popular events such as the EUR300 + EUR35 buy in no-limit hold'em turbo tournament and the EUR125 + EUR25 + EUR20 no-limit hold'em 'scalps' event.

The full schedule of events, taking place at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland from March 29 to April 1, 2013, is:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Event Buy In Day Time----------------------------------------------------------------------------Super Satellite for Irish Open Main Event EUR150 + EUR20 Thurs 28th March 7pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------Irish Open Main Event (4 Day Event) EUR2000 + EUR250 Fri 29th March 1pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------Super Satellite for EUR800 NLH Event EUR80 + EUR10 Fri 29th March 7pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------EUR300 NLH Turbo EUR300 + EUR35 Fri 29th March 9pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------Pot Limit Omaha - 6 Handed EUR500 + EUR60 Sat 30th March 3pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------EUR800 NLH Freezeout (2 Day Event) EUR800 + EUR100 Sat 30th March 4pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------EUR300 NLH Turbo EUR300 + EUR35 Sat 30th March 9pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------Irish Open 'Mini Main Event' (2 Day Event) EUR200 + EUR25 Sun 31st March 2pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------EUR500 NLH - 6 Handed EUR500 + EUR60 Sun 31st March 3pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------EUR300 NLH Turbo EUR300 + EUR35 Sun 31st March 9pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------NLH 'Scalps' EUR125 + EUR25 + EUR20 Mon 1st April 3pm----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Paddy Power, spokesman for the company, said, "We've continued to listen to the players and what the players want is poker. So on top of reducing the main event buy -in this year in we've increased the number of side events which will include a new Irish Open Mini Main Event.

"With a buy in of EUR225 we're sure the Mini Main Event will appeal to a wide range of pockets and will hopefully attract a lot of more casual and recreational players down to the Burlington to experience the unique atmosphere one of Europe's greatest poker festivals."

Weekly online qualification for the Irish Open main event is underway. The main weekly satellite takes place each Sunday at 8 p.m.. There are three Irish Open packages worth EUR3,200 guaranteed in a EUR160 + EUR16 no-limit hold'em freezeout. The guaranteed packages include EUR395 for five nights accommodation at the Burlington Hotel as well as EUR525 for flights and spending.

Monday at 8 p.m. sees a EUR30 + EUR3 no-limit hold'em rebuy/add with one Irish Open seat guaranteed.

While Thursday at 8 p.m. there is a EUR100 + EUR9 no-limit hold'em freezeout with one Irish Open seat guaranteed.

Players who qualify for the Irish Open main event at are eligible to take part in Sole Survivor with the player lasting longest in the event walking away with EUR50,000 in cash, a World Series of Poker 2013 main event buy in and Irish Open 2014 buy in.

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