All-in Or Folds & Irish Poker Classic 2023
Irish Poker Tour Team Pro Paul Carr won last Sunday’s Irish Poker Classic in the Macau Casino Cork after a brilliant display showing the full range of his renowned tournament poker skills.
Paul had progressed to Day 2 of the event via a scheduled All-in or Fold on Saturday afternoon. Many players at the event have since expressed their dissatisfaction at this means of qualification for Day 2 in a major tournament. They feel that it is unfair that the vast majority of players getting through have had to battle for up to 10 hours whilst others can get through via a one-minute game of chance.
Whilst we have run All-in or Folds successfully at a number of previous events, we have taken players’ opinions on board we have now completed a full review. We have decided to remove All-in or Folds as a starting flight from all our future events. They will be used solely as satellites to events into the future.
As a goodwill gesture to all the other Day 2 qualifiers in this event, the Irish Poker Tour will add the full value (€25,500) of his first-place finish to their Irish Poker Tour player’s account.
Each of the other 67 players will be credited €375 and they are free to use these funds for buy-ins or hotel accommodation at any of our future events.
Cork is a special place, and its poker players are a major contributing factor in the success of the Irish Poker Tour. We look forward to visiting again in January.
Fintan Gavin & Donal MacAonghusa