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Paddypowerpoker.com releases Irish Open schedule

21January2008


RELAND -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- paddypowerpoker.com today announces the full timetable for the 2008 Irish Open including start times for all festival events. The Super Satellite to the Main Event will be the very first event of the festival and will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 19th March.

The 3 Million Guaranteed Main Event itself, which has a capacity for 1,000 players, will be split over 2 Day 1s.

Day 1A will take place on Thursday 20th March with Day 1B starting on Good Friday, 21st March.

Both Day 1s will begin at 2pm sharp and players are advised to arrive early as registration will close at 12 noon. Each subsequent day of the Main Event will also have a 2pm start, including the final day which will see the champion crowned on Easter Monday.

The minimum payout for first place in this 4,500 buy-in event will be 800,000.

Start times have also been confirmed for all Side Events at the Irish Open. There will be early evening starts for the inaugural Irish Open Ladies event, the 1,500 No Limit Holdem Freezeout and the Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy, with the final event, the Double Chance Scalp, starting a little earlier at 3pm on Easter Monday.

Irish Open 2008 Schedule

Date...............Time....Event........................................................Entry....Reg
19th March....18:00...Main Event Super Satellite......................300....30
20th March....14:00...Main Event Day 1A...................................4200....300
21st March....14:00...Main Event Day 1B...................................4200....300
21st March....17:00...Irish Open Ladies NLH Freezout............300....30
22nd March...14:00...Main Event Day 2
22nd March...18:00...1,500 NLH Freezeout Day 1................1500....150
23rd March....14:00...Main Event Day 3                            
23rd March....15:00...1,500 NLH Freezeout Day 2            
23rd March....17:00...Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy...........................400....40
24th March....14:00...Main Event Final                            
24th March....15:00...NLH Double Chance Scalp..............270 + 30....30

The blind structure for the 3 Million Guaranteed Main Event has also been confirmed and will feature additional levels from last year giving even more play to the competitors. The starting stack will be 10,000 chips and the blinds will increase every 60 minutes.

Irish Open Main Event Blind Structure

60 Minute Clock

Small Blind Big Blind Ante
25                 50    
50                100    
75                150    
100             200    
150             300    
150             300        25
200             400        25
300             600        25
400             800        50
500            1000        50
600            1200     100
800            1600     100
1000         2000     200
1500         3000     200
2000         4000     300
3000         6000     500
4000         8000     500
5000        10000    1000
6000        12000    1000
8000        16000    1500
10000     20000    2000
12000     24000    2000
15000     30000    3000
20000     40000    3000
25000     50000    3000
30000     60000    4000
40000     80000    4000
50000    100000    5000
60000    120000    5000
80000    160000 10000
100000 200000 10000
120000 240000 10000
150000 300000 10000

The Irish Open is Europe's largest and longest running poker tournament and players wishing to participate in any of the festival events can do so by registering and paying online at Irishpokeropen.com.

Players looking to qualify for the Irish Open Main Event now have no shortage of options with paddypowerpoker.com running two Super Satellites each week with daily feeders on offer for as little as $2.

$320 Super Satellite at 9pm every Sunday. $55 Rebuy Super Satellite at 8.05pm every Wednesday. Irish Open packages are worth $8,500 which includes ticket, accommodation and expenses.

paddypowerpoker.com reserve the right to alter the times and structures of events at its sole discretion in the best interest of the tournament or its players.

Paddypowerpoker.com releases Irish Open schedule is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.

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