The World Poker Tour is making its first stop ever in the Emerald Isle in January of 2012, with Dublin playing host to the inaugural WPT Ireland event.
Ireland has always been a popular poker destination for events such as the Irish Open and the Irish Winter Poker festival but this will mark the first time that the World Poker Tour has held an event in Ireland.
Held at the City West Hotel, WPT Ireland will feature the same successful format used at all WPT stops, featuring a €2,500 main event as well as numerous side events.
WPT Ireland will also incorporate the Irish Poker Championships, which offers up its own €750 IPC main event, so players at WPT Ireland will have a ton of poker action to choose from.
Like many international WPT events, WPT Ireland offers a slightly smaller buy-in that’s within reach of the bankrolls of more players, as well as numerous chances to win your trip package online at sites including 888 and PartyPoker.
PartyPoker (the owner of the WPT) has made an effort in recent years to expand the international stops on the WPT tour, which has proven to be a smart decision, as the attendance has been very strong for international events, with WPT Ireland likely providing a big turnout due to the thriving Irish poker community.
WPT Ireland Online Satellites
|Satellites and trip packages||Online Site|
|888: Weekly online finals on Sundays that pay out $6,500 WPT Ireland trip packages, as well as freerolls and other promotions.|
WPT Ireland Schedule
|Calendar Date||Tournament Day|
|January 5, 2012||Main Event Day 1|
|January 6, 2012||Main Event Day 2|
|January 7, 2012||Main Event Day 3|
|January 8, 2012||Main Event Final Day|