Introducing ‘The Irish Poker Festival’

“Nothing is worth doing except what the world says it is impossible.”
Oscar Wilde

Every Irish poker player can recite the origin myth of poker in Ireland. Huddled at the back of card rooms, they’ll repeat the story of Terry Rodgers and his Eccentrics’ Club.

There’s a sense of destiny implicit in this myth. A sense that Ireland is the true and natural capital of European Poker.

We are proud to introduce the inaugural Irish Poker Festival, hosted by the Five Star Intercontinental Hotel in the heart of Dublin.

Our main event boasts the biggest buy-in that Ireland has seen in over a decade with a brilliant structure to match. This tournament will prove to be a true test of all your poker skills.

Online satellites are already up and running on Party Poker and PokerBros – you can qualify right now from as little as 1 cent. More online partners have been confirmed and will announce their satellite schedule in the last week of September.

Across Ireland all the major land-based card rooms will be running satellites; the Macau Sporting Club, Cork, the Eglinton Casino, Galway, and the Sporting Emporium, Dublin will all be running live satellites in the next few weeks. Also, the Card Casino in Bratislava will be running a multi-package mega satellite.

We’re also partnering with the team behind PokerPro.CC, providing coverage of the tournament and the out-of-this-world cash action.

Chief Tournament Director Donal MacAonghusa said of his hopes for the event that: “I have always aimed to run the perfect poker festival. An event where every player knows that this is how it always should be.”

Festival Organiser Fintan Gavin, looking to the future, mused that: “This festival is the great work of my life. It’ll be the bright light on the far west of Europe. A Mecca for poker excellence; a pilgrimage for the best players in Europe and beyond.”

We can’t wait to see you there!

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