Hellmuth, Negreanu and Lindgren set for Irish Open

Hellmuth, Negreanu and Lindgren set for Irish Open

Friday, 2 March 2012

The paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open is always one of the highlights of the year and this year's field has got even tougher with the news that Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren will be heading to Dublin next month.

The trio are making their debut in the Emerald Isle and paddypower.com is celebrating by offering special odds on one of them winning the Main Event in Dublin. For a limited time only, punters can back Hellmuth and Negreanu at 150/1 rather than the usual 80/1. November Niner Eoghan O'Dea is also on offer at expanded odds.

Other big names sure to attract interest include include Asia Pacific Poker Tour winner Dermot Blain (100/1), World Series of Poker main event finalist Padraig Parkinson (125/1), World Poker Tour Championship Event finalist John O’Shea (125/1) and WSOP runner up Stuart Fox (200/1).

Paddy Power, spokesman for the bookmaker said, “We’re really excited about having such great names become part of Irish Open history.

“We’re taking a big risk offering players of the caliber of Negreanu, Hellmuth and O’Dea at almost double their usual odds - we’ve been stung plenty in the past by canny poker players recognizing great value.

“However we want to give both those playing and those watching plenty of action to keep things interesting so keep your eyes peeled for more great Irish Open betting markets coming up.”

There are still plenty of opportunities to join Hellmuth, Negreanu and co in Dublin this Easter courtesy of paddypowerpoker.com which is running a host of Main Event satellites. Full details can be found here. http://poker.paddypower.com/irish-poker-open/qualify

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