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BoylePoker IPO Aims to Re-Capture Poker Record This Weekend

The International Poker Open, sponsored by, aims to re-capture the title of Europe´s largest live poker tournament this weekend.

IPO 2012The International Poker Open, sponsored by, aims to re-capture the title of Europe´s largest live poker tournament this weekend.

Back in 2009, the International Poker Open smashed the record for a non-US live poker tournament when 1,347 took part in the IPO Main Event. In April this year that record was trounced when 1,625 players ponied up £770.00 or qualified online to enter the UKIPT £1 million guaranteed Main Event at Dusk till Dawn in Nottingham, but now the IPO aims to get their record back.

The €200.00 + €30.00 buy-in International Poker Open Main Event will be hosted at Dublin´s Regency Hotel this coming weekend (19th to 21st October) with two start days on Friday and Saturday, and play on Sunday concluding when a final table of eight has been decided – who will play out for the estimated €50,000 first prize on November 10th.

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Mega-satellites to the event – with massive overlays – have been running for several days on the web site despite no cash buy-ins being available at the venue (players wanting to buy-in directly have to download the BoylePoker client and enter via the online cashier). There will also be a massive side-event program to entertain players who bust out of the Main Event early including a Teams Heads-Up Event – for which direct cash buy-ins of €360.00 at the venue are allowed.

With three days to go until the event, a field in excess of 1,500 is already anticipated based on those who have already registered for the event or qualified through the mega-satellites. The venue is geared up to welcome up to 1,700 players this weekend which would beat the UKIPT´s record for the largest live poker tournament in Europe – at least until the ISPT at Wembley next May (stop sniggering at the back).

IPO First of Three Major Dublin Poker Events

The International Poker Open is one of three major live poker events to be hosted in Dublin this autumn. The Burlington Hotel will once again be the venue for the Paddy Power Poker Irish Winter Festival, with a full schedule of innovative side-events supplementing the €1,000.00 + €125.00 buy-in Main Event, while the impressive Clontarf Castle will be home to the last ever European Masters of Poker Main Event on Saturday 17th November (€315.00 + €35.00) following the demise of the IGT (Entraction) poker network.

The Regency Hotel will also be hosting the second Irish Poker Awards this Sunday (21st October) – an event which is free to attend whether you are playing in the International Poker Open or not and for which voting is still available at

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