Irish Open Online Heads Back to Partypoker With €3.1 million Guaranteed, €1 Million Main Event

Major online poker series continue rolling out for partypoker. The Irish Poker Open is the latest live tournament to shift online and party is giving all players around the world the chance to compete.

The Irish Open Online 2021 runs March 26 to April 7 with buy-ins ranging from €22 to €5,300. That means something for players of all levels hoping for some luck of the Irish with €3.1 million guaranteed.

“We are extremely proud to again be given the opportunity to host such an iconic poker festival online at partypoker,” partypoker head of poker room management Chris Donnachie said in a news release. “The first Irish Open Online held in 2020 was a huge success, which we have planned to build on this year.”

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A look at the partypoker Main Event

Players should expect some nice action from the series, which paid out €5.6 million to players in 2020. Brazil’s Pablo Brito Silva claimed the Main Event title, topping a field of 2,945 players to win €462,100. Silva was one of 22 champions who won events in the series.

The full 2021 series schedule includes a mix of No Limit Hold’em, Progressive Knockouts, and Pot Limit Omaha events.

The €1,100 Main Event comes with a €1 million guarantee and Day 1A kicks off on March 28. Two more starting flights are scheduled for April 4 and 5 in the three-day event. The tournament wraps up on April 7.

The Main Event winner not only earns the cash prize, but also a custom-made Irish Open trophy. Trophies will also be awarded to the winners of 11 other championship events.

Other partypoker Irish Open Online highlights

This year’s Irish Open Online also introduces a new event beginning on the same day as Day 1A of the Main Event. The Grand Prix Ireland is a €55 eight-max progressive knockout (PKO) event with a €250,000 guarantee.

The Grand Prix features nine starting flights between March 28 and April 5. Day 2 takes place the same day as the final flight with the final table concluding on April 6.

PKOs have become popular events with some interesting twists to a traditional bounty tournament. Instead of claiming an opponent’s complete bounty, only a portion goes to the winning player.

The other portion is added to the winning player’s bounty prize. This means bounties become more valuable the deeper a player gets in the event.

Another Irish Open event is the €530 JP Masters, a two-day event with a €250,000 guarantee. The tournament also features three starting flights beginning April 2.

The €320 Heads Up tournament promises a €25,000 guarantee and begins March 30. Most events also feature mini versions for those with smaller bankrolls. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

Partypoker Irish Open Online 2021

Date#EventDayFormatBuy-InGuarantee
March 31#13The Hendon Mob ChampionshipsDay 18-Max€275€50,000
March 31#13The Mini Hendon Mob ChampionshipsDay 18-Max€33€15,000
March 31#146-Max Omaha-6-Max PLO€320€30,000
March 31#14Mini 6-Max Omaha-6-Max PLO€33€5,000
March 31#06Grand Prix IrelandDay 1D8-Max PKO€55-
April 1#156-MaxDay 16-Max€320€50,000
April 1#156-MaxDay 16-Max€33€15,000
April 1#16Omaha Knockout-6-Max, PLO, PKO€215€30,000
April 1#16Mini Omaha Knockout-6-Max, PLO, PKO€22€5,000
April 1#06Grand Prix IrelandDay 1E8-Max PKO€55-
April 2#17The JP MastersDay 1A8-Max, PKO€530€250,000
April 2#06Grand Prix IrelandDay 1F8-Max PKO€55-
April 2#187-Max Turbo-7-Max€162€20,000
April 3#17The JP MastersDay 1B8-Max, PKO€530-
April 3#06Grand Prix IrelandDay 1G8-Max PKO€55-
April 3#196-Max Turbo-6-Max, PKO€162€25,000
April 4#17The JP MastersDay 1C7-Max, PKO€530-
April 4#17The JP MastersDay 28-Max, PKO--
April 4#04Main EventDay 1B8-Max€1,100-
April 4#20Omaha High Roller-7-Max PLO€1,050€100,000
April 4#20Mini Omaha High Roller-7-Max PLO€109€15,000
April 4#06Grand Prix IrelandDay H8-Max PKO€55-
April 4#216-Max Hyper-6-Max€265€25,000
April 5#04Main EventDay 1C8-Max€1,100-
April 5#06Grand Prix IrelandDay 1I Turbo7-Max PKO€55-
April 5#04Main EventDay 28-Max--
April 5#04Mini Main EventDay 1A8-Max€109€100,000
April 5#06Grand Prix IrelandDay 28-Max PKO--
April 5#22Second Chance Turbo-7-Max€530€50,000
April 5#22Mini Second Chance Turbo-7-Max€55€10,000
April 6#04Main EventDay 38-Max--
April 6#04Mini Main EventDay 1B8-Max€109-
April 6#23Super High RollerDay 17-Max€5,200€250,000
April 6#06Grand Prix IrelandFinal Day8-Max PKO--
April 6#24High Roller Turbo-7-Max€2,100€100,000
April 7#04Main EventFinal Table8-Max--
April 7#04Mini Main EventFinal Day8-Max--
April 7#25The Closer-6-Max, PKO€265€40,000

Partypoker plans numerous satellites

Beyond mini options, partypoker is once again ramping up qualifiers to gain entry to major events. For the Main Event, satellites begin at just €0.01 with finals held every Sunday before the start of the festival. The finals guarantee 30 seats every week.

Players advancing in these “centrolls” move on to €1.10 buy-in Phase 1 events and then to the €11 Phase 2. Those who advance there then head to the weekly satellite final.

There is no direct buy-in to the final, so no player reaching that stage will pay more than €11. Additionally, €109 mega satellites for the Main Event will run before each Day 1.

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More action underway at partypoker

It’s been a busy few weeks for partypoker. The MILLIONS Online runs through March 9 with $17.55 million guaranteed.

The site also recently announced another nice series in conjunction with the World Poker Tour. The WPT500 features 25 events running March 7-23 with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $5,000.

This is the second online WPT500 and players will find two championship events. Each of those comes with a $1 million guarantee.

The site also recently released a new online poker tutor, MyGame Whiz. The tool is meant to help newer players improve their skills and bring more recreational players into the game.

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