Big names confirmed for Irish Open

Big names confirmed for Irish Open

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Irish Open usually attracts a stellar line up and this year looks to be no different with a number of top names already confirmed.

Former WSOP Main Event winner Dan Harrington will definitely be playing as will fellow WSOP bracelet winners Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott and Alan Smurfit. There will be no shortage of EPT winners either with Julian Thew and recent Prague champion Roberto Romanello both heading across the Irish Sea for next month's event.

Former Irish Open winners Marty Smyth and Neil Channing will be back to try and bag a second title while former World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty and Irish international footballer turned top notch poker pro Tony Cascarino will be looking for their first.

If you fancy joining this illustrious band then is hosting a special €300+€20 Mega Satellite at 8pm on Sunday 3 April where 30 packages worth €4,600 apiece will be given away. Daily feeders satellites are up and running now with buy-ins starting from €0.12.

Any qualifier will also be eligible to take part in the Sole Survivor contest where the last Paddy Power player standing in this year's Irish Open will earn a €100,000 bonus on top of their prize money. Rob Sherwood was last year's Sole Survivor, adding the €100,000 bonus to his fourth place prize money of €163,300.

“There will be a great mix of players at the Irish Open, including World Champion poker players, legendary sporting heroes and many recreational players who have had some luck and have qualified for the Irish Open via satellites. Only in poker will an amateur player find themselves competing against the best in the world and still have every chance of coming out on top!” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for

“Our Sole Survivor promotion has attracted some of the biggest players around who are now qualifying for the Irish Open on This year’s Sole Survivors will have some tough competition on their hands with a WSOP bracelet winner and an EPT winner in direct competition for the extra 100k package!”

The Irish Open €3200 + €300 NLH tournament will take place from April 22nd – April 25th 2011 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

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