Irish Open Qualifiers Record Set to be Shattered

The 2023 Irish Poker Open kicks off in less than three weeks and this year is on track for a record number of Irish Open qualifiers. Europe’s oldest tournament gets underway on April 3rd at a new home, the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge. A total of 40 events are scheduled with the series wrapping up on April 10th.

More than 350 players have already won their €1,150 Irish Open Main Event seats on PokerStars which has a ton of feeder satellites running for as little as €1.09. There are still numerous chances to qualify. A total of 23 entries are guaranteed every week from now until April 2. Satellites on PokerStars are continuing throughout March and on Sunday, March 19, there will be a Mega satellite with 20 x Seats + Expenses guaranteed.

Paddy Power has also been racking up the qualifier numbers. Around 150 players have already secured their seats in Dublin. This week is the penultimate week for satellites on Paddy Power and the iPoker network. There are a raft of seats and packages up for grabs. Paddy Power is also running a Mega satellite on March 20 with 10 seats guaranteed.

A full list of available satellites can be found here:

Notable Irish Open Qualifiers Already Locked Up

There will be many familiar faces at the tables when the action kicks off. Some of the notable satellite winners include 2013 Irish Open champion Ian Simpson, GUKPT Luton winner David Docherty, UKIPT London winner Robbie Bull, Will Kassouf, Oli Hutchins, Guy Taylor, Andrew Hulme, Jason Barton, Tony Poulengeris, David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney, and Team PokerStars Pros Parker “Tonkaaaa” TalbotFintan “EasyWithAces” Hand and Ben “Spraggy” Spragg.

Hotel Deals Through Main Event Travel

With a change in venue this year, players will have to adjust their usual accommodation arrangements. Main Event Travel has you covered and is the official hotel provider of the Irish Open. They have exclusive deals with two official Irish Open partner hotels close to the venue that are available at a special rate that you won’t find anywhere else. Please note that they have a 4-night minimum stay to take advantage of our discounted rates.

Herbert Park is a fantastic 4-star property close to the main entrance with a wide variety of room types to suit all.

The Clayton Ballsbridge is a traditional 4-star hotel that is a 5-minute walk from the RDS

Visit for a full breakdown and pricing guide to both travel and accommodations.