2011 Irish Open Satellites Continue

2010 champion James Mitchell
James Mitchell.

Paddypowerpoker is gearing up for the 2011 Irish Open with a series of live and online satellites.

The €3,200+€300 Paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2011 will be held inside The Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland April 21-25.

And players can now win their Irish Open 2011 seat in locations across Ireland, the UK, France and even in the privacy of their own home.

A €300+€20 30 Package Guaranteed Mega Satellite will take place on the online poker site Sunday April 3 at 20:00 GMT.

Feeder tournaments to the Mega Satellite are running daily.

Plus, players who qualify for the Irish Open on the site will be eligible for the €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion - a €100,000 last longer handed out to the last qualifier standing in the event.

Those who prefer the live satellites will also find them across Europe in the coming weeks.

Satellites have been confirmed in Cork, London, Nottingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Paris with buy in's ranging from £100 to £350.

The Irish Open is the longest running poker tournament in Europe and second longest in the world after the World Series of Poker.

First organized in 1981 by a well known Irish bookmaker Terry Rogers, the tournament has seen a ton of growth.

Last year a record 708 players turned up to see the UK's James Mitchell take down the title and €600,000 first prize.

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