Ladbrokes Announces Irish Poker Festival 2011


Ladbrokes Poker is happy to announce the fourth annual Irish Poker Festival to be held September 29th through October 2nd. Last year was a huge hit when Sweden player, Lars Torngren, was crowned champion in the main event winning a cool €75,000 and outlasting 632 other players. Last year’s total prize pool was over a massive €300,000.

The great thing about the Irish Poker Festival is that it is held in the core area of Killarney, Ireland. This welcomes the Ladbrokes online regular players as well as catering to the locals and tourists. Besides the Main Event, side events will be played starting on Day 2.

For participants looking to just buy their way into the tournament, the Main Event will be having a buy-in fee of €500 + €50. Of course, there will be plenty of online qualifiers and satellites where winners will either win a free ticket into the Main Event or win one of Killarney packages. The Killarney package is valued at over €1,000 and includes a Main Event ticket, three nights accommodation at the Gleneagle Hotel for two people, €150 in expenses given to your Ladbrokes Poker account, transportation to and from Kerry airport, and a “Fast track” sign-in.

To win one of these packages, players must finish first in at least one satellite tournament. For winning just the Main Event ticket, the lowest satellite played is the Daily Satellites with a buy-in of €2 + €0.20. These games are played on bitcoin roulette Fridays-Wednesdays. If you win that, you get a seat at the Daily Final tournament, or you can buy-in for €20 + €2. The winner in each of those tournaments will be granted a ticket to the Weekly Final played on Thursdays, or, again, you can buy-in to this tournament for €80 +€8. Each Weekly Final winner will receive a Main Event ticket. Players are also welcomed to play in the Second Chance satellite each Thursday for €20 + €2 where the winner is also given a seat to the Weekly Final satellite.

There are five Killarney 2011 packages guaranteed. The least expensive route would be to play in a Daily Satellite for a €1 buy-in, win that and move to the Daily Final and finish first, and then move on to the Weekly Final. The winner of the Weekly Tournament is rewarded a package. Players can always buy-in to the Daily Final for €9 +€1 and the Weekly Final for €40 + €4. On top of this, there is a Second Chance satellite for €9 + €1 where the winners reach the Weekly Final.

The Main Event starts on September 30th as the 29th will be used to have one last satellite called the “Main Event Super Satellite”. The Main Event Super Satellite will start at 7:30pm with a €50 + €10 rebuy buy-in. The top 20 finishers will be rewarded with a Main Event ticket.

Main Event Day 1 will start at 3pm with 20,000 starting chips and a 60 minute clock. Day 2 will begin at 1pm and there will be a couple of side events. The first is a €270 + €30 Freezeout that will run for two days. The other will be a €40 + €10 Freezeout as well, but much faster blind increases. The final day will start at 1pm and the finals of the first side event will start at 2pm. A new €130 + €20 Freezeout side event will also take place.

So come out late September for what will sure be a lot of fun like the last few years. The location is always great and plenty of side events make for great time even when busted from the Main Event. Satellites have already started so participants need to act quickly!

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