Irish Poker Championship Online Satellites at Poker
by Devon Chappell, News Staff Writer
October 7, 2009
Everybody knows the Irish can handle their liquor.
However, you might not know just how well they can
handle their poker too. Well, I suppose liquor and poker
are two activities that go well together, so no stretch
there. Yet, considering just how big poker is in
Ireland, it has to make you wonder why the World Series
of Poker hasn't been held there yet.
Well, that's probably because Ireland already has a
big-name poker event. One of the largest poker events in
Ireland, and the world for that matter is, fittingly
enough, the Irish Poker Championship. So, if you find
yourself in or around Ireland, get ready for it. The
2010 event is right around the corner.
Scheduled to take place from December 10-14 at the
Radisson Hotel in Galway, the €2,000 buy-in main event
will be flanked by three side events, each with buy-ins
of €550, €350, and €250. The overall prize pool is
estimated to be over €750,000, with the first place
winner guaranteed €250,000, plus a free seat to the
2010 European Poker Tour London event.
Several top name poker professionals have thus far
confirmed their attendance at the Irish Poker
Championship, including Andy Black, Surindar Sunar, Jon
Kalmer, Marty Smyth, and let's not forget Poker Stars
regular, Marcel Luske. Speaking of Poker Stars, they are
sponsoring the Irish Poker Championship, and will be
hosting satellite online poker events beginning one week
from tomorrow into December.
For more information on Poker Stars, which is quite
top online poker room in the world, give their
website a visit
Here, and open a free account to watch live, real
money games in progress. Players can also practice their
poker playing skills in Poker Stars "fun" software
platform against like-minded players sure to offer a