First European Major Fast Approaching

First European Major Fast Approaching

Monday, 29 December 2008

Europe’s first major poker tournament of 2009, the €2,000 buy-in Irish Poker Championship takes place from January 2 to 5, 2009 at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Galway, Ireland.

Organisers have recently confirmed that they have added another ‘main event,’ in the form of a singing contest. Simon Cowell will be quaking in his boots as the Devilfish, Jon ‘Skalie’ Kalmar and Kenna James take to the microphone!

A spokesman said: “The Radisson SAS Hotel on Galway Bay is soundproofed and ready to go – we’re just surprised that there is no sign of Marcel Luske yet. In all seriousness, however, this promises to be a fun spectacle. Skalie used to be the lead singer of a punk band, the Devilfish is well known for his excellence in tinkling the ivories, while Kenna James has recorded his own material and received great reviews. We suspect that no matter how good they are though that whoever steps up to sing the first Irish song is likely to get the best reception! The identity of the judging panel is currently a closely guarded secret.”

“One of the major problems of last year’s event has been completely ironed out after the near revolution in 2008. The staff at the Radisson SAS Hotel will not try and shut the bar too early on the night of the final table and have to have a change of heart!”

Last year’s IPC champion was Galway’s Jude Ainsworth, with the runner-up Mick McCool from Nottingham. In addition to the main event there are a number of good value side events and satellites taking place, as well as the usual craic and hospitality of Ireland on offer.

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