Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival starts today

Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival starts today

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The popular Irish Poker Festival gets under way at the National Events Centre in Killarney today with a live satellite for tomorrow’s Main Event opening proceedings. 30 seats for the €550 Main Event are up for grabs in the qualifier which starts at 5pm.

The Main Event itself starts at noon tomorrow with players competing for a guaranteed prize pool of €250,000. Jimmy McSweeney took the honours last year, outlasting a bumper field of 832 runners to claim the first prize of €100,000.

With Lady Gaga looking unlikely to accept Ladbrokes’ kind invitation to play, it will be left to Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and former World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty to provide the celebrity factor.

In addition to the Main Event there will also be two side events. A two-day €270+ €30 event starts on Saturday with a one day €150+€20 kicking off at 12pm on Sunday.

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