Irish Open: A Look at the Players


Over 160 players, including over 60 online qualifiers, have already registered for the PaddyPower Poker Irish Open…

Some of Europe’s best will be heading to Dublin this weekend to battle for Irish Open supremacy. Over 160 of those players have already registered for this year’s event, including GPI Player of the Month runner-up for the month of March Anatoly Filatov.

Filtaov is coming off a great run at EPT Vienna, where he cashed in three events, including finishing second to Fabrice Soulier in the EPT High Roller. His recent successes have allowed him entry into the GPI300, currently ranked #242 in the World.

The list, which already includes 80 players ranked on the Global Poker Index, also includes former November Niner Eoghan O’Dea and defending Irish Open Champion Ian Simpson, who not only took home the biggest piece of the pie last year, but also asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage after the win … she said YES!

2013 Irish Open runner-up Michael Farrelly, PaddyPower Poker Irish Winter Festival winner Rok Rotar, former World Speed Poker Open champ Oliver Boyce and 2008 Irish Classic Festival Main Event winner Robert Taylor have also already booked their ticket for the Irish Open with tons of other big name pros that are still expected to register closer to start time.


There is still time to qualify online for the Irish Open! Head on over to and see how you can qualify and hopefully become the next star to win the PaddyPower Poker Irish Open!