Paddy Power Poker Irish Open Kicks Off April 18th, 2014

The 32nd Paddy Power Poker Irish Open Champion will be crowned this coming April, joining former champions that include Neil Channing, Kevin Vandersmissen and former World Series of Poker World Main Event Champion Noel Furlong in the winner’s circle.

Set the dates! The 2014 edition of the Irish Open will take place April 18th to the 21st at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The Burlington Hotel has been rebranded as the Double Tree by Hilton so don’t worry, the tournament is taking place in the same venue as before but it has been completely refurbished from top to bottom.

Ian Simpson won the title last year, surviving a final table that included live/online hybrid star Calvin Anderson. Not only did Simpson win the title, he was also won his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. That’s right, moments after winning the title Simpson popped the big question and left Dublin with an Irish Open Main Event Championship title and a wife-to-be!

Great View from the Cheap Seats

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Did you know you can qualify for the Irish Open without having to play against the pro’s. Cheap Seats provides players that qualify through a €4.40 feeder the chance to play a Grand Final against other players that have qualified through the €4.40 feeders. You can’t buy into a Grand Final so you’re much less likely to come up against a shark!


  • Win a Grand Final token in any of the DAILY  €4.40 Feeder w/ €4 R/A (1 X €160 Grand Final Token GTD in each feeder).
    Feeders Run Daily @ 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30

Players can buy-into this step directly

  • Play the Cheap Seats Grand Final and win a €2,250 Irish Open Seat!
    All players must qualify, no direct buy-in entries to the final

For more information on the Irish Open, including other online satellite event information, visit the Irish Open site:
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