Do Not Consider Missing the Road to Killarney Irish Poker Festival
One of the absolute highlights of this poker year is the return of big-time poker to the iconic Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney from September 29th till October 2nd. Some of the most memorable events in Irish Poker history have taken place in these luxurious and beautiful surroundings and the Irish Poker Festival is certain to add a few more riotous pages to that colourful story.
The Festival opens fast at 2pm on the 29th with the Paddy Power Poker Mystery Bounty tournament. In this event, rather than winning a set bounty when knocking out an opponent, players who knock someone out on Day 2 win a ‘mystery’ bounty which can be anything from €400 to €5,000. This relatively new concept is taking off around the poker world and is proving to be massively popular. Paddy Power Poker is adding many extra prizes making this a must-play.
€400 Entry: €200 (Prizepool) + €160 (Bounty) + €40 Reg
(€50,000 + Guaranteed)
The Main Event of the Festival is the Irish Poker Cup. This has a chunky guarantee of €200,000 for a €500 entry. There are five Day 1 flights with the first on Thursday 29th starting at 6pm. Each flight is a freezeout though players can enter multiple flights. Day 2 starts on Sunday at midday and will play out to a finish. Anyone can win a seat for this great tournament in advance through our online partners Paddy Power Poker and those that do qualify for a chance to win a bonus €10,000 Sole Survivor prize.
€500 Entry: €450 + €50 Reg
The next biggy is for big ballers only. It’s the €2,500 entry Irish Omaha Championship starting at 3pm on Friday 30th and finishing that night. There are two satellites scheduled for those with big ambitions but shallower pockets.
€2,500 Entry: €2,300 + €200 Reg
Saturday 1st sees the High Roller One-Day Event starting at 6pm. Three satellites leading up to this gives everyone a chance to call themselves a High Roller if only for a day.
€750 Entry: €700 + €50 Reg –
The final major festival highlight is the Two-Day Killarney Poker Cup starting at 8pm on Saturday 1st. Day 2 will start at 1pm on the Sunday
€300 Entry: €265 + €35 Reg