Mitchell, Romanello and Cody head Irish Open betting

Mitchell, Romanello and Cody head Irish Open betting

Thursday, 21 April 2011

If you can't take part in this year's Dublin showpiece but still want some action then Paddy Power is running a book on this weekend's Main Event.

Defending champion James Mitchell is the co-favourite at 66/1 alongside recent WPT and EPT winner Roberto Romanello, Jake Cody, Dermot Blain, 'Gentleman' Ben Roberts and James 'Flushy' Dempsey.

There are plenty of notables further down the market including former champ Neil Channing, Julian Gardner and home favourite Andy Black at 80/1. Dan Harrington is at 100/1 as are new Team Sky Poker pro Julian Thew, the Boatman brothers and Marty Smyth. His Satanic Majesty the Devilfish is on offer at 150/1.

Paddy Poker is also offering a number of individual last longer matches including:

Tony Cascarino 8/11 Vs. Teddy Sheringham Evens
Neil Channing 8/11 Vs. Richard Ashby Evens
Julian Gardner 4/5 Vs. John Kabbaj 10/11
Marty Smyth 8/11 Vs. Nicky Power Evens
Dan Harrington 2/3 Vs. Paul Marrow 11/10
John O'Shea 4/5 Vs. Rory Rees Brennan 10/11

Paddy Power, spokesman for the bookmaker said, "Our Irish Open betting markets always prove popular and we've paid out big on them in the past. They're open right up until cards are in the air and we'll reopen them each morning so punters can get on their favourite players to keep things interesting!"

And where will Bluff Europe's tenner be going? Richard Ashby at 80/1 and outsider, Betfred Ladies Tour winner Helena Brett at 200/1.

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