Irish Poker Tour Heads Back to Galway

Connacht Poker Festival April 11th-14th The Irish Poker Tour will return to Galway for the €50,000 guaranteed Connacht Poker Festival. This Festival will take place in The Eglinton Casino in the heart of the city from Thursday April 11th through to Sunday, April 14th. Festival highlights will include the €15k Tour Stop held over the…

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Photographer/Blogger Required for the Irish Poker Tour

The Irish Poker Tour is Ireland’s leading promoter of poker events. From major international and domestic festivals to smaller regional events, the Irish Poker Tour has an unparalleled reputation for producing highly-organised, player-friendly tournaments. We are seeking to appoint someone to the position of Photographer/Blogger. The successful candidate will be required to take action and…

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Portugal Adventure

The Irish Poker Tour and Paddy Power Poker have come up with their best idea yet. A perfect mixture of summer sun holiday and top class poker action. The Paddy Power Poker Portugal Adventure will take place this June 19th-23rd in the sumptuous Casino Troia at the beautiful Troia resort located less than an hour…

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Galway Poker Festival Smashes Everything

Derek Baker Takes Down €83,500 Main Event First Prize The first weekend of a new year and it is time to head to the Galmont Hotel in Galway for every Irish and many overseas poker players. Maybe it is the freedom of the post-Christmas release papers, maybe it’s the sea air, maybe it’s just Galway,…

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€100,000 for €100 in The Green Isle Paddy’s Weekend

The Irish Poker Tour’s €100,000 for €300 in January in the Green Isle has been cancelled in order to allow us to go bigger and better for Paddy’s weekend when we will guarantee €100,000 for a paltry €100 buy-in. Last St. Patrick’s weekend the Irish Poker Tour ran the groundbreaking €50K for €50. They say…

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Galway Poker Festival Opens 2024 with €500K+ Guarantee

The Galway Poker Festival returns to the glamorous Galmont Hotel starting today the 3rd of January and running through to Sunday the 7th. The Festival is notorious for its late nights and uproarious fun times but it also involves some serious poker. The main event is the Galway Poker Cup which carries a €300,000 guarantee…

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Jason Tompkins Joins the Irish Poker Tour Team

  The Irish Poker Tour is delighted to announce that Jason Tompkins has been appointed to the role of Tour Manager and will take up his new position in early January. Jason has been a high-profile successful poker player for over 15 years. Throughout the industry, he has earned a solid reputation as a straight…

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The Irish Poker Tour Rankings Leaderboard & Playoffs

Throughout 2023 1100 players have cashed in tournaments and therefore accrued points for the Irish Poker Tour Leaderboard. The Leaderboard ran from the IPC in The Galmont in January through to the Galway Winter Festival last weekend All players who cashed in Irish Poker Tour tournaments over the qualifying period gained Ranking Points. You can…

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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…

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Bluffing Against Continuation Bets

In my last piece, I set up the following scenario: The under-the-gun player opens to 2.3 bbs playing 40 bbs, it’s folded to us in the big blind with the same stack or more, and we defend. This is the optimal opening range for under the gun off 40 bbs: Our defending range in big…

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