The Irish Winter Festival is among the most waited for live poker tournaments that takes place annually. The estimated prize pool of the tournament is a massive €600,000, which is all thanks to William Hill.
The Irish Winter Festival will be held in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, which is a stunning historical hotel. The tournament will run from the 27th of October till the 29th and is hosting a No-Limit Hold’em €1,125 Main Event, which is likely to attract some of the biggest names from the poker industry.
Last year’s event
The event last year at the Emerald Isle attracted a field of 395 players, which was eventually won by John Keown who took home €100,000. The tournament is always characterized by a lot of Guinness drinking and days of intense poker action.
The event 2012
This year, William Hill is helping players make their dream a reality by hosting numerous satellite tournaments. All-inclusive packages are being awarded through these events which can get you entry into the 2012 Irish Winter Festival. Every package comprises of handling fees of €30, flight and spending money of €329, four nights accommodation at the Burlington Hotel inclusive of breakfast for €316 and the buy-in to the tournament at €1,000+€125.
The satellite events to these packages will be held on Sundays at 7 in the evening. In order to enter players have to buy in for €130+€10. Each satellite promises a minimum of two Irish Winter Festival all-inclusive with an extra package added to the pool.
William Hill is hosting numerous ‘ticket only’ satellites as well for players who do not need to be covered for the travel and stay expenses. These ticket only satellites will be held on Mondays on 7pm and on Thursdays at 7 pm again.
If you enter the ‘Land Based’ tab in the William Hill Poker lobby a wide range of sub-satellite events will be found that can get you entry into the weekly finals. This option is ideal for players that feel directly buying-in is out of their budget.
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