Satellites underway for Irish Poker Open

Online satellites are running now for the €1 million guaranteed Main Event at next year’s Irish Poker Open. The festival, the longest-running No Limit Hold’em tournament in the world outside of Vegas, is taking place in April 2023 at the historic Royal Dublin Society.

The Irish Poker Open has a long association with the world’s biggest online poker operators and is partnering with three of the biggest names in poker to run online satellites in the build-up to next year’s tournament. Satellites on Paddy Power are already underway and will be starting up on PokerStars shortly. In the New Year, satellites will start running on the full iPoker network.

Paddy Power satellites
Paddy Power is giving players a chance to win their way into the Irish Poker Open for as little as 1 cent. Starting with the 1 cent mini-feeders, a series of steps will take players all the way up to the twice-weekly €50 qualifiers on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Sunday qualifiers offer two €1,150 Irish Open Seats guaranteed with both a re-buy and add-on available. There will also be another €50 satellite every Wednesday offering one seat guaranteed, also with rebuy & add-on available. Paddy Poker is offering extra juice during the promotion with a €150 cashback prize per player up for grabs.

The site is also planning a special qualifier over the holiday period. They will have a €50 buy-in re-entry satellite on Wednesday, December 28 at 9 pm featuring five seats guaranteed. And from January 16, Paddy Power will be adding an extra seat to the qualifier prize pools and will also be adding an extra tournament every Tuesday,

iPoker will start running feeder satellites from Monday, January 16. Network-wide qualifiers will be taking place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Sunday qualifier will include a €2,250 prize package.

PokerStars qualifiers are set to get going in the New Year.

The combination of PokerStars, Paddy Power, and other sites on the iPoker network will ensure players have more chances to win a seat into the Irish Poker Open than ever before.

The Irish Poker Open is the oldest No Limit Hold’em tournament in Europe with a history going back more than 42 years. It’s an event that is considered an absolute must on the international poker calendar and always attracts a stellar crowd.  The highlight of the 2023 festival is a €1 million guaranteed Main Event prize pool and a packed schedule featuring more than 39 different tournaments.

Next year’s festival is being held in a spectacular new venue at the historic Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The eight-day festival is running from April 3 to April 10, 2023.

Thousands attend the Irish Poker Open every year and past Main Event champions include the likes of James Mitchell, Kevin Vandersmissen, Ian Simpson, Patrick Clarke, Griffin Benger, and – most recently – the legendary Steve O’Dwyer.

O’Dwyer beat a field of more than 2,000 entries in his home city this year to win a €318,700 first prize. O’Dwyer’s stunning performance included eliminating all eight of his final table opponents – including former champion Patrick Clarke. O’Dwyer, who has lived in Dublin for the last ten years, has now netted well over $32 million in live tournament winnings. The Main Event prize pool this year was close to €2 million and organizers Paul Reilly and JP McCann are expecting even more entries for the 2023 edition.