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Announcement: Irish Poker Tour and Cotton Club’s Ed Fogarty Link-up

Tour Stop Scheduled for Clonmel February 25th One of the Irish Poker Tour’s main goals is to spread high-quality poker throughout Ireland. In furtherance of this goal, the Irish Poker...
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Strategy: Continuation Betting Continued

In my last article, I explained what a continuation bet is, and asked you to start thinking about when they should and shouldn’t be used in this specific example: You...
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The Nature of Poker (Week #3) – Peripheral Vision

This is one of my favourite times of the year for watching sports. As time has passed I have come to regard the American Football playoffs season with its “win...
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Irish Poker Tour and Green Isle Hotel Announce Partnership for 2023

Major Series of Events Confirmed €1million + in Guarantees After an unforgettable series of great poker events throughout 2022, the Irish Poker Tour and the Green Isle Hotel in Dublin...
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Tournament Update: Chip Colour Change

Following on from discussions with regular players the Irish Poker Tour management and staff held an EGM to discuss the colour of the 25,000 chip in our main chipset. Several...
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Strategy: Continuation Betting

In my previous articles, I have focused on preflop for good reason. We face at least one preflop decision every single hand we play. Most of the decisions may seem...
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The Nature of Poker (Week #2)

Who are you ? I mean who are you as a poker player? It probably has a lot to do with who you are as a person as well. In...
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Update: Irish Poker Tour Rankings Have Officially Kicked Off

Irish Poker Tour, along with their good friends at Paddy Power Poker, has hit the ground running with The Rankings. From now until the Irish Poker Tour Final (in The...
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The Nature of Poker (Week #1)

This is the first in a 52-week series of articles (possibly some videos) for 2023. What is the nature of Poker? We all share a love (or sometimes hate )...
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Irish Poker Tour Annual Rankings

In Association with Paddy Power Poker At this year's Irish Poker Championship in Galway the Irish Poker Tour and their good friends at Paddy Power Poker are launching an astounding...
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Paul ‘Rinty’ Monaghan Becomes an Irish Poker Tour Ambassador

  The Irish Poker Tour is delighted to announce that Paul 'Rinty' Monaghan is to be our new Tour Ambassador with particular responsibility for the northern poker community. Rinty is...
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Amazing Support For Irish Poker Tour Final In The Green Isle

It might have been the week after Christmas but the Irish poker community was not going to miss out on the chance to celebrate the incredible first full year of...
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John Dale Rimmer Rolls It Up Bigtime

  They say that some guys have all the luck and right now John Dale Rimmer would tell you that he is that guy. First off, the Irish Poker Tour...
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Strategy: Defending the big blind

One of the most important positions at the poker table is the big blind. It’s vital that you master defending your blind, with the right ranges. Defend too wide and...
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Irish Poker Tour Christmas Giveaway: Winners

If you've been anywhere near social media for the last couple of weeks you'll have not failed to notice that we here at the Irish Poker Tour have been running...
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Irish Poker Tour Announces its Stunning 2023 Schedule: Over €2.6 Million GTD

€2,600,000+ Guaranteed, Plus New €30,000+ Leaderboard to be Launched The Irish Poker Tour in partnership with Paddy Power Poker has set out its audacious plans for next year. Building on...
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Dublin Poker Series – December – Improvements

Structure and Timing Improvements for Second Weekend Dec 9th- 10th Following the record-breaking first weekend of the Irish Poker Tour’s Dublin Poker Series #2 the management has done what management...
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Strategy: Opening the Pot in Mid and Late Position

In my last article, I gave a theoretically correct range of hands to open in early position when you and the players behind have 100 big blinds. I also explained...
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News: €150,000+ Westport Poker Festival Coming Next Year

Biggest ever poker festival in the North West The Irish Poker Tour is delighted to announce the latest fabulous festival in its ever-expanding countrywide schedule. From Friday, February 3rd to...
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Irish Poker Tour Announce ‘The Irish Poker Championship – Road To Galway’ Schedule

Over €500,000 in guaranteed prize money, Main Event worth €250,000+ The Irish Poker Championship is back in early 2023 and it is in its rightful home; the luxurious Galmont Hotel...
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Irish Poker Tour and Irish Poker Classic Announce Major Link-up

The Irish Poker Classic held in the Macau Casino Cork has long been one of the pre-eminent high-stakes tournaments in Ireland. Missing off the schedule for a couple of years...
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Onwards and Upwards with the Irish Poker Tour

After the adventure that is an Irish Poker Tour major festival in Killarney, the tour sets off on the glistening road to Galway. All poker eyes will now turn to...
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Hilarious Paddy Power Ad With Andy Black

Poker got the 'famous' Paddy Power advertising treatment this week with the launch of an advert featuring Irish Poker Tour's Festival Ambassador, Andy Black. In his perfect deadpan style, Andy...
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Strategy: Opening the pot

In my first article, I talked about the most important concept in poker: position. Position is an important factor at every point in a hand, starting with pre-flop. Preflop we...
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Awaken the Poker Player Within

“Now come on Andy, fuck off with this!" Poker players aren’t going to go for an event for fifty minutes where you get them to play silly games, you get...
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Speed Coaching – Andy Black

About 4/5 Years ago I was playing the WSOP Europe Main Event in Rozodov (Finishing about 12th I think ) while doing a bit of commentary with our Great Leader...
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Bragging Rights – The Irish Omaha Championship

Make no mistake about it, whoever wins the €2,500 buy-in Irish Omaha Championship in Killarney may regard themselves as the most accomplished and even the most talented poker player in...
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Andy Black – Introducing Irish Poker Tour’s Festival Ambassador

In partnership with Paddy Power Poker, the Irish Poker Tour is delighted to announce that Ireland's leading live poker player, Andy Black, is joining us in our mission to provide...
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Killing it in Killarney – Andy Black

A festival brings with it its own challenges Like the Olympics, The World Cup, The Tour de France or of course The WSOP. These festivals require a different type of...
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The Irish Poker Festival Schedule – Printer Friendly Version

One thing about multi-day festivals that can be very time-consuming for floor staff is answering queries about the schedule. Now, here at The Irish Poker Tour, we do our best...
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Leading Industry Website, PokerNews, Promotes Irish Poker Festival in Killarney

The largest website for poker news out there, PokerNews, has just promoted the upcoming Irish Poker Festival in Killarney. You can read the article here. Editor, Matthew Pitt, goes into...
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NEWSFLASH: €50,000 Super High Roller Added to Irish Poker Festival

Following strong demand from players, a €50,000 guaranteed prize pool Super High Roller tournament has been added to the already incredible schedule of the Irish Poker Festival which will take...
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Irish Poker Tour Announce ‘Dublin Poker Series’ Season 2

Following the fantastic success of this summer’s Dublin Poker Series at the Green Isle Hotel, the Irish Poker Tour is very proud to announce Season 2 of these popular and...
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Strategy: Introduction & The Importance of Position

Introduction My name is Dara O’Kearney. I’ve been a professional poker player for the past 14 years, primarily online where I’ve notched up over 2 million in profit, but I...
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The Irish Poker Tour Welcomes Dara O’Kearney as Our New ‘Live Poker Strategy Coach’

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dara as the newest member of the Irish Poker Team in the newly created position of ‘Live Poker Strategy Coach’. As part...
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Online Update: The Latest Paddy Poker Poker Satellite Events

Our online partner, Paddy Power Poker, has just updated the satellite schedule for the 'Road To Killarney' festival at the end of September (see here for more details on the...
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Press Release: The Irish Omaha Championship 2022

Irish Omaha Championship set for Killarney The latest addition to the already stunning line-up of tournaments scheduled for the Irish Poker Festival in Killarney this Autumn is the €2,500 buy-in...
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Don’t Miss Paddy Power’s Million Euro Irish Poker Tour

The Irish Poker Tour is back and better than ever, with a series of craic-ing events around Ireland and London. Yes, you heard that right! Hold your horses London… the...
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