After receiving the award for Best Tournament Director at the Irish Poker Awards the other day, it has not taken long for JP McCann to go about proving it. Within days of winning that award he was quick to announce his next event, which is a live poker festival to be held in Ireland.
The event will be held at the Village Green Card Club in Tallaght and will kick off at the end of this month on the 31st October and will run until the 4th of November. There will be a total of six events at the tournament ranging from €80 right up to €350, the latter being reserved for the big Main Event which is to be held in the newly renovated Village Green Card Club.
The first event of the series will be a €150 NLHE event with a prize pool that has been estimated at around €15,000. The very next day will see the Main Event kicking into action with Day 1a; this event will have each player starting with 30k in chips and have to play to blinds that last 40 minutes per level.
The Main Event will be capped to just 150 for each starting flight, so if you are interested in taking a seat at the event you should move quickly to secure one of those seats. Day 1 will also involve two separate opening day flights, mainly due to there being a €50,000. There will also be a re-entry facility meaning that players knocked out on the first flight can re-buy back in on the second.
This all means that last year’s attendance of 212 should be comprehensively beaten, which can only mean that the prize pool of €65,000 will be too.
Last year’s winner was Oliver Boyce who took home €10,500; he is expected back again this year and will be hoping to make it back to back wins. There will be plenty of other players determined to not let that happen though, with a decent prize on offer each of them will be out to win.
Here is the full schedule:
Wed 31 Oct 20:00 €150 Short-Handed NLHE 15,000 20-mins
Thu 1 Nov 16:00 €60 Main Event Satellite 5,000 15-mins
Thu 1 Nov 19:00 €350 Main Event Day 1a 30,000 40-mins
Fri 2 Nov 16:00 €60 Main Event Satellite 5,000 15-mins
Fri 2 Nov 19:00 €350 Main Even Day 1b 30,000 40-mins
Sat 3 Nov 18:00 €150 Side Event 30,000 20-mins
Sun 4 Nov 14:00 €150 Heads-Up Event 10,000 15-mins
Sun 4 Nov 16:00 €200 8-Mixed game Event 7,500 20-mins
Sun 4 Nov 18:00 €80 NLH Turbo 5,000 15-mins