Irish Poker Open returns to a live setting with partypoker sponsorship

The partypoker sponsored Irish Poker Open is to return to a live setting for the first time since 2019, with Dublin’s Citywest Hotel and Resort playing host from Monday, April 11, 2022, to Monday, April 18, 2022.

The event, which will maintain flexibility for players who wish to qualify online, will feature a total of 42 tournaments, including a €5,000 and €2,000 high roller.

The main event will get underway on Wednesday, April 13, with a buy-in of €1,150. Starting flights will be held on three consecutive days before day two on Saturday, April 16 and day three on Sunday, April 17. The final table will play out on the final day of the festival.

Buying in at the venue is not the only way players can reach the main event though, as they can also win their seat by taking part in online satellites, for a single cent, on partypoker, with 10 guaranteed seats available through weekly Sunday finals. 

Centrolls, which are running daily on partypoker, lead to the €4.40 phase one, followed by the €22 phase two, before the weekly Sunday final, which can also be bought into directly. Satellites will also be held at the venue during the festival.

Dan Rose, partypoker’s head of live events, said: “We are so thrilled to partner with the Irish Poker Open again after a long time away from the felt in Dublin. It’s great to be qualifying players for such an entertaining and well-managed festival. See you at the tables.”

Last year’s Irish Poker Open main event title was claimed by Pavel Veksler, who took the top prize of €266,000. Weijie Zheng was the last live main event winner in 2019, banking €300,000.

There will also be a Mini Irish Open this year, which will run across the final two days of the festival and can be bought into for €250.

Paul O’Reilly and JP McCann, organisers of the Irish Poker Open, added: “We have always said how exciting it is to launch the Irish Poker Open each year. However, the launch of Irish Poker Open 2022 feels extra special, given the particularly difficult times people have gone through over the last two years.  

“We are really looking forward to welcoming all our Irish and international players back to the Irish felt and, of course, we will enjoy the famous Irish Open ‘craic’ away from the tables.”