The Irish Poker Open Returns Live in 2022
One of the most sought-after festivals in poker will be returning in 2022. After nearly three years, the Irish Poker Open is back. The 2022 Irish Poker Open is set to run from April 11-18 at the Citywest Hotel Dublin. Over 40 events have been scheduled including the €1,150 Irish Open Main Event, a Mystery Bounty, a €5k and a €2k High Roller, and the first The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) of 2022.
Ireland lifted all of its Covid restrictions at the beginning of the week which allowed the team behind the Irish Open to announce the return of Europe’s oldest poker festival, the live version of which has been on hiatus since April of 2019. A partnership with partypoker kept the Irish Open flame alive, as the pandemic forced the festival to move online for the 2020 and 2021 editions.
The 2019 Irish Open drew over 1,800 runners for the Main Event, almost doubling the €1,000,000 guarantee. Weijie Zheng emerged from the field victorious and claim a €300,000 first-place prize. The festival awarded more than €2,500,000 in total.
The Irish Open has been around for over 40 years. Founded by Terry Rogers in 1979, it’s the second oldest poker series in the world behind the World Series of Poker.
First THMC of 2022 at the Irish Poker Open
The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) will return as a side event at the 2022 Irish Poker Open. This will be the first THMC of the year. The THMC will get underway on April 12 with a buy-in of €250. The 2019 THMC winner at the Irish Open was Joseph Field who topped 238 players for a €7,840 top prize. The runner-up in that event, Endrit Geci, went on to win the partypoker MILLIONS Online event in 2021.