One of the most popular online poker card rooms globally, PartyPoker is hosting the Irish Open. Every fan and poker enthusiast is looking forward to this event as almost all live poker tournaments have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. With the enforced cancellation and postponement of these events, many poker operators have decided to move their planned events online and many of these events feature remarkable guaranteed prize pools.
One of those is definitely the 2020 Irish Open which started on the 6th of April and lasted until the 12th of April when the Irish Open final event takes place. When discussing this event, it is definitely worth mentioning that the Irish Open is Europe’s oldest tournament in No-Limit Texas Hold’em which takes place online for the first time on PartyPoker. The event features a massive €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool for buy-ins of €1150. Thanks to loads of satellite deals, players were able to qualify from only $1.10.
The 2020 Irish Open Details
As posted on the PartyPoker official website, the Main Event Satellite features a buy-in of €109 while the Main Event Semi-Final features a buy-in of only €11. There are twenty-two events offered in total with a remarkable overall prize guarantee of €2.7 million with events such as the Mini Main Event, Main Event, and Ladies Event among many others. Moreover, in total there are four Day 1s that start from Wednesday and run until Saturday.
Saturday marks the start of Day 2 while the final event is scheduled for the 12th of April. Some of the formats featured include the most common No-Limit Hold’em alongside No-Limit Hold’em Six-May, No-Limit Hold’em Eight-Max, Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max, and Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-Max. With so many different formats features, there is a game for everyone. Moreover, the 2020 Irish Open will surely please players around the globe with so many events offered.
When it comes to buy-ins, they range from €162 up to €5,200. On the official PartyPoker site, there is a full schedule listed for the events. Events for the 7th of April include High Roller Eight-Max with €500K guaranteed as well as Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack with €15K guaranteed, The Hendon Mob Championship with €50K guaranteed, No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Round 1, Main Event Satellites with ten seats and more.
On the 8th and 9th April, players will compete in the Irish Open American’s Cup offering €30 guaranteed, as well as in Main Event Satellites with ten seats, High Roller Eight-Max Satellite, No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack, Irish Open Ladies with €25K guaranteed as well as Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack with €20K guaranteed. On the 10th of April, the Mini Irish Open takes place with €100 guaranteed as well as Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack and another No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack with €30K guaranteed. Sunday, the 12th of April is reserved for the Irish Open Online Main Event Final Day with €1M guaranteed.
PartyPoker Helping Live Poker Dealers
In addition to hosting 2020 Irish Open, PartyPoker is also very supportive of PartyPoker live dealers who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis. According to Rob Yang, PartyPoker will pay all staff as well as double donations to its live dealers to support them during these difficult times. One of the individuals who donated to support freelance live dealers is Sam Trickett who has donated around $5,000.