partypoker announces Irish Open Online Festival

7 months ago ● Heidi Hilson

partypoker is delighted to announce that the Irish Poker Open will now run its festival online from 6-12th April. A revised schedule will run over the seven-day period.

JP McCann from the Irish Poker Open said: “Since our announcement last week regarding the postponement of Irish Open 2020, considerable efforts have been made to find an alternative date to run Irish Open 2020. However, as the uncertainty surrounding live poker events continues, we feel that the best decision to take at this point is to cancel the live festival for 2020.”

The Irish Open Online Series, including the much anticipated €1 million guaranteed Main Event, will begin on 6th April. The Main Event will remain a multi-day tournament culminating in the Irish Open 2020 winner being crowned on Easter Sunday.

McCann added: “We would like to thank partypoker for taking the initiative to help ensure Europe’s oldest running Poker Festival goes ahead during these very challenging times.  We hope to see you for the first time ever on the virtual tables for the 40th Anniversary of the Irish Open.”

partypoker Managing Director, Tom Waters, said: “We are delighted to be associated with Europe’s oldest poker festival.  The Irish Open is a truly unique event and following the disappointment of its cancellation this year, an online Irish Open festival looks a perfect fit for both event organisers and partypoker.”

The full schedule can be found shortly at www.irishpokeropen.com  and www.partypoker.com. Full information on a comprehensive satellite and mini-feeder schedule will also follow.