The coronavirus pandemic paralyzed each and every sector of society. Poker was no exception.
With more than 1.8 million euros in prizes in 2019, players from 64 countries and more than 7,000 participants, after two years of hiatus, the Irish Open resurfaces with force. From the hand of Partypoker, sponsor of the event, the Citywest Hotel and Resort in Dublin will host, for 8 days, from April 11 to 18, 2022, more than 40 frenetic tournaments in which all the action, excitement and passion for poker will be lived.
Thus, fans not only from Ireland, but from all over the world, will put their focus during those dates in what is the oldest live No Limit Texas Holdem event in Europe. Starting flights will be held on three consecutive days before the second day on Saturday, April 16, and the third day on Sunday, April 17.
The Irish Open returns, but hand in hand with some changes and modifications such as, for example, that players will be able to meet, for the first time since 2019, inside the Citywest Hotel in Dublin during the Easter weekend. Since then and to date, the Irish Open had been held online.
But, in addition to an action-packed tournament schedule, you’ll also enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere off the green mat. The engaging and addictive atmosphere that has always pervaded this important event will shine in all its glory on its live return.
As we can imagine, the elimination of restrictions, the reunion after two years of impasse and the excitement that has always characterized the modality of poker tournaments, allows us to anticipate with total certainty that the atmosphere will be incredible.
Do you want to know all the information about this important event? We’ll tell you all about it!
During these 8 days, 42 events will be held, each one of them, with different buy-ins, ranging from 100 to 5000 euros. In addition, 14 championship events are included.
However, if there is one event that everyone is looking forward to, it is the Main Event, the Irish Open Main Event with a buy-in of €1,150. Although it is still early to speak of certainties, everything points to the prize pool should exceed seven figures if we take into account the events of previous years.
Do you want to secure your place? Then you will be interested to know that you will find packages worth €1,600 at your disposal. In case of cancellation of the Main Event, the packages will be refunded.
However, if you are interested in accessing the satellites, don’t miss out on what follows.
Satellites from 1,25€
Yes, you read that right. From 1,25€, Partypoker players will be able to try to secure their place in the Main Event by qualifying through daily satellites.
How does it work?
Remember these dates well: From March 7 to April 3, you can participate in the satellites to win one of the two packages of 1,600 euros every Sunday. Make it through the €12.5 Phase 1 and reach the final phase with a buy-in of €125. If you want to secure your place in the final, you can buy-in directly for €125.
The satellites of the final phase are held every Sunday at 21:30, while the preliminary phases take place throughout the week. As for the schedules, Phase 1 will be held at: 16:15, 18:15, 20:15, 22:15 and 00:15 every day, with a link before each one.
For their part, the popular Centrolls held on Partypoker, lead to the first phase, endowed with a buy-in of €4.40, followed by the second phase of €22, before the weekly final on Sunday, where you can also buy-in directly. Satellites will also be held at the venue during the festival.
Besides having very clear dates, schedules and buy-ins, remember:
- Players can win more than one package during the aforementioned Irish Open Satellites promotion. However, please note that in case of non-use of a package or a ticket for the Irish Open 2022, no refund or compensation will be provided.
- A package has a value of 1,6000 euros, not redeemable for cash. This figure includes: €1,150 for the main event and €450 to cover travel expenses.
- The tournament entry fee is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable.
- In case of cancellation of the Irish Open 20022, all packages won will be refunded in tournament euros.
Pablo Silva, the last winner of the tournament
The winner of the main event of the last Irish Open was Brazilian Pablo Silva, taking home a hefty €462,100 after beating a field of 2,945 players.
Silva did not take long to dissociate himself from his rivals. Among them was Zhang, one of the strongest, who remained close to the Brazilian practically until the end. The players fell one by one, but Silva’s stack kept growing. His royal flush eliminated his compatriot Eduardo Silva, who finished fourth.
The final heads-up match did not feature Zhang, but Andras Nemeth. For an hour, the rivals displayed all their skill and strategy. The stacks were evenly matched, but Nemeth made a mistake with a straight flush. After this, on the next hand, Nemeth had a pair on the flop, which would later turn into a double pair. However, the turn gave Silva a straight flush.
The Citywest Hotel will host another important event
Ireland and, more specifically, the Citywest Hotel, will host the important Norwegian Championship, which will be held just before the Irish Open.
The reason? The local laws established in Norway around the game, prevent the championship from taking place on their own land. Thus, another venue has been sought to host this important event.
The Norwegian Championship will take place from March 31 to April 10, which means that players will be able to enjoy 19 days of live poker this Easter.