The 2024 Irish Poker Open Starts Next Week

The countdown has begun for the eagerly awaiting 2024 Irish Poker Open, set to unfold next week at the prestigious Royal Dublin Society. Everything is ready for eight days of non-stop poker action, and this year’s festival is slated to be another great festival showcasing poker talent, camaraderie, and generally famous Irish “craic.” 35 events are scheduled from March 25 to April 1, including eleven Championship trophy events waiting for their new owners.

Since its inception in 1980, the Irish Poker Open has been a synonym for Europe’s poker excellence, and the Main Event remains the festival’s crown jewel. This year, the Main Event boasts a €1,150 buy-in and a €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, running over six days starting Wednesday, March 27, with Day 1A.

Last year’s champion, David Docherty, returns as one of the bookie’s favorites alongside other poker stars such as Steve O’Dwyer, Dominik Nitsche, Dara O’Kearney, Niall Farrell, Benny Glaser, and Parker Talbot.

The festival kicks off with a bang on Monday, March 25, with the Mini Irish Open. The €200 buy-in event features an impressive €500,000 guarantee and, with nine starting flights, including unlimited re-entries, is expected to break records. The new Mini champion will be crowned on the same day as the Main Event champion, as the final days of both events will run alongside on Monday, April 1.

Among the other anticipated highlights are the Heads-Up Championship on Tuesday, March 26, capped at 64 players with a €350 buy-in and expected to be an easy sell-out event. The festival also includes The Hendon Mob Championship, a staple in the poker festival circuit, and the €350 America’s Cup Championship on Wednesday, March 27, a tribute to the North American players who make their journey across the pond to attend one of Europe’s biggest poker festivals.

The €250 Ladies Championship, a fixture of the Irish Open since 2008, saw Canadian Elizabeth Bennett-Martin claiming victory last year. This year’s festival will also feature two High Roller events with buy-ins of €3,000 and €5,000, along with increasingly popular Mystery Bounty events, catering to both No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha players. Each variant will have two events with buy-ins set at €550 and €1,100.

For those still looking to secure their spot, last-minute satellites offer a final chance to qualify for this prestigious event, check out for more info here.

The Irish Poker Open continues to be not just a tournament but a festival where legends are forged. As Europe’s longest-running poker event, it remains a beacon for those who dream of etching their names alongside the greats in poker history.

2024 Irish Poker Open Full Schedule

DateStart TimeEventBuy-in
Monday, March 2514:00#1 Irish Open NLH 6-Max€350
 18:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1A – €500,000 GTD€200
 20:00#3 Irish Open Satellite – 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 20:00#4 €550 PLO Mystery Bounty€550
Tuesday, March 2612:00#5 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up (Capped 64) Round 1€350
 14:00#6 “THMC” The Hendon Mob Championship€250
 14:30#5 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up (Capped 64) Round 2 
 16:00#7 €5,000 High Roller Satellite – 1 Seat Guaranteed€530
 17:00#5 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up (Capped 64) Round 3 
 18:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1B – €500,000 GTD€200
 19:30#5 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up (Capped 64) 1/4 Final 
 20:00#8 Irish Open €5,000 HighRoller 8-Max Day 1€5,000
 20:00#9 €5,000 High Roller Satellite – 1 Seat Guaranteed€530
 20:00#10 Irish Open Satellite – 10 Seats Guaranteed€115
Wednesday, March 2712:00#5 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up (Capped 64) Semi Final 
 12:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Day 1A – €1,000,000 Guaranteed€1,150
 12:00#12 Irish Open Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 13:00#8 €5,000 HighRoller 8-Max Final Day 
 14:00#13 €350 America’s Cup€350
 14:30#5 Irish Open NLH Heads-Up (Capped 64) Final 
 16:00#14 Irish Open Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 18:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1C – €500,000 GTD€200
 18:00#15 Irish Open PLO 6-Max Day 1€350
 20:00#16 Irish Open Satellite 20 Seats Guaranteed€115
Thursday, March 2812:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Day 1B – €1,000,000 Guaranteed€1,150
 12:00#17 Irish Open Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 12:00#15 Irish Open PLO 6-Max Final Day 
 14:00#18 Irish Open Ladies€250
 16:00#19 Irish Open Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 18:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1D – €500,000 GTD€200
 20:00#20 €550 NLH Mystery Bounty€550
 20:00#21 Irish Open Satellite – 20 Seats Guaranteed€115
Friday, March 2911:00#22 Irish Open Turbo Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 12:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Day 1C – €1,000,000 Guaranteed€1,150
 14:00#23 Irish Open Turbo Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 17:00#24 Irish Open Turbo Satellite 5 Seats Guaranteed€115
 20:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Day 1D Turbo – €1,000,000 Guaranteed€1,150
Saturday, March 3011:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1E – €500,000 GTD€200
 12:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Day 2 
 13:00#25 €3,000 High Roller Satellite€330
 14:00#26 JP Poker Masters Day 1€550
 16:00#27 Irish Open €3,000 HighRoller 8-Max Day 1€3,000
 18:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1F – €500,000 GTD€200
 20:00#28 €1,100 PLO Mystery Bounty 8-Max Day 1€1,100
Sunday, March 3111:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1G – €500,000 GTD€200
 12:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Day 3 
 12:00#26 JP Poker Masters Final Day 
 12:00#27 Irish Open €3,000 HighRoller 8-Max Final Day 
 12:00#29 €1,100 NLH Mystery Bounty 8-Max Day 1€1,100
 13:00#28 €1,100 PLO Mystery Bounty 8-Max Final Day 
 15:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1H – €500,000 GTD€200
 20:00#2 Mini Irish Open Day 1I Turbo – €500,000 GTD€200
 20:00#30 €1,100 PLO 8-Max Day 1€1,100
Monday, April 112:00#2 Mini Irish Open Final Day – €500,000 GTD 
 12:00#11 Irish Open Main Event Final Day – €1,000,000 Guaranteed 
 12:00#29 €1,100 NLH Mystery Bounty 8-Max Final Day 
 12:00#31 Irish Open €250 Seniors (50 Years Young)€250
 13:00#30 €1,100 PLO 8-Max Final Day 
 14:00#32 €550 PLO 6-Max€550
 16:00#33 €1,100 NLH Turbo€1,100
 18:00#34 Liam Flood Memorial 6 Max Turbo€250
 20:00#35 NLH Turbo€150

* Images courtesy of Irish Poker Open

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