Days Away from the 2024 Irish Poker Open

The 2024 Irish Poker Open gets underway next week as Europe’s oldest poker tournament will return to the Royal Dublin Society for the second straight year beginning on March 25th. The festival will host 35 events over eight days featuring a €1,000,000 guaranteed Irish Open Main Event and a new Mini Irish Open event boasting €500,000 in guaranteed prize money. The festival also sees The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) return for the fourth time.

Massive fields throughout the festival are expected. The Irish Open’s second year of partnership with PokerStars and Paddy Power has already reaped huge rewards for players with hundreds winning full prize packages or €1,150 Main Event seats. There are over 800 players already having won a seat online or live across the globe including over 450 from PokerStars.

For players attending this year’s Irish Open, the team has released a full guide to Irish Open 2024, in its second year at RDS, which details registration, food and beverages, off-the-felt entertainment and much more. 

The Hendon Mob Championship Returns for the 4th Time

The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) Dublin will take its usual place in the Irish Open schedule as it has done since 2019, running on Tuesday, March 26th. Many marquee names are expected to be in the field including David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney, Fintan Hand, Spraggy, Rory Jennings, Adam McKola, and Niall Farrell.

Cards get in the air at 2 p.m. Entry is €250 with late registration open for the first eight 30-minute levels. Players begin with 25,000 chips and may re-enter one time. THMC has been a growing success within the Irish Open schedule hitting 238 runners in 2019, 332 in 2022, and 400 in 2023.

On top of the custom THMC trophy and THM profile badge for the winner, The Hendon Mob and Sunbet Poker Tour by MJPT are offering The Hendon Mob Championship winners across 2024 a package to the THMC Cape Town Million, later this year. Winners of the package will receive the chance to attend SunBet Poker Tour Cape Town with accommodation, transfers, and a THMC Cape Town Million ticket worth R8,000. For more details on the contest, please check out our post here.

The Hendon Mob team members will be in the room so feel free to drop by and say hello.

€1,000,000 Guaranteed Irish Poker Open Main Event

There are four Day 1 flights for the €1,150 Irish Open Main Event. Day 1A gets underway at noon on Wednesday, March 27th. Day 1B follows on the 28th with two flights on the 29th. All Day 1 qualifiers will return for Day 2 on March 30th with the winner crowned on Day 4.

Players will start with 30,000 chips and 40-minute levels One re-entry is permitted per day and late registration will remain open for 10 levels on each Day 1. Click here for full details of the Main Event.

At the 2023 Irish Open, Scotland’s David Docherty claimed the lion’s share of a €2,428,725 prize pool after topping a field of 2,491 entries. Docherty scored a career-best €365,000 for the win joining the likes of Colette Doherty, Noel Furlong, Mickey Finn, Liam Flood, Joe Beevers, Neil Channing, Ian Simpson, Griffin Benger, and Steve O’Dwyer as Irish Open Champions.

2024 Irish Open Kicks Off With New €500,000 GTD Mini Irish Open

A brand new feature event will help get the festival underway this year as players arriving for the first day of the 2024 Irish Open will get the first crack at qualifying for Day 2 of the €500,000 guaranteed Mini Irish Open. The €200 event runs the length of the festival with eight flights leading to the final day on April 1st.

Starting stacks give 30,000 chips and levels are 20 minutes. Re-entry is unlimited until the close of registration.

Highlights of the Schedule

  • Mini Irish Open: March 25-April 1 – €200 (€500,000 GTD)
  • The Hendon Mob Championship – 26 March – € 250
  • Irish Open High Roller: March 26-27 – €5,000
  • Irish Open Main Event: March 27-April 1 – €1,150 (€1,000,000 GTD)
  • Irish Open High Roller: March 30-31 – €3,000
  • Irish Open PLO Mystery Bounty: March 30-31 – €1,100
  • Irish Open Mystery Bounty: March 31-April 1 – €1,100
  • Irish Open Ladies: March 28th – €250
  • Irish Open Americas Cup: March 27th – €350

The full schedule can be found on the Irish Poker Open website:

For further information, please contact info@irishpokeropen