Final Online Satellites for Irish Poker Classic; Event Close to Sell Out

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Next 10 days see last chance for poker players to qualify online for the €150,000 guaranteed Irish Poker Classic in Cork

The Macau Sporting Club's sixth annual Irish Poker Classic festival is almost here with 165 players pre-registered for the €1,500 + €100 main event already including local and international stars Annette Obrestad, Rumit Somaiya, Dara Kearney, Roy "The Boy" Brindley, Mick McCloskey, Sylvester Geoghegan, Marty Smyth, Fintan Gavin, Paul Lecky, Nicky Power, Kevin O'Leary, Michael Dolan, and John Keown.

Taking place in Cork from Aug. 11 - 17, 2008, the next 10 days sees the final chance for players to qualify online for the €150,000 guaranteed main event which looks likely to sell out.

There are daily $2 turbo feeders on Betfair at 12.30 a.m., 5.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. guaranteeing 2 seats to the weekly final on Saturday Aug. 2 and 9 at 9.30 p.m. From these weekly finals 4 seats are guaranteed to the $250 grand final on Sunday Aug. 10 at The grand final guarantees five $2,500 packages to the main event in Cork.

Players can also qualify on Green Joker Poker for as little as $11 in the daily rebuy tournaments at 8 p.m. which will send players to the $109 grand finals on Sunday Aug. 3 and 10 at 9.30 p.m. There is one seat guaranteed in each of the two remaining satellites worth €1600.

The full line up for the festival is:

Aug. 11     Mega super satellite no-limit hold'em one rebuy or add-on    €100 + €10                

Aug. 12     Short-handed no-limit hold'em freezeout            €200 + €20
Aug. 13     Ladies event no-limit hold'em freezeout            €150 + €15

Aug. 13     Pot-limit Omaha - 1 rebuy or add-on during levels 1/2/3    €300 + €30

Aug. 14     Mega bonus super satellite Irish Poker Classic freezeout    €200 + €20

Aug. 15     €150,000 guaranteed main event freezeout     (three days)    €1500 + €100
Aug. 16     WSOP Europe satellite -1 rebuy/add-on 1 seat guaranteed    €500 + €50

Aug. 17     No-limit hold'em scalp freezeout - 1 rebuy or 1 add-on     €270 + €30 + €30

The main event has a 15,000 chip starting stack with 75 minute blinds and the Macau is guaranteeing eight tickets at the mega bonus satellite on Thursday Aug. 14th. Irish players should check their local card clubs for the remaining live satellites which are taking place over the next 10 days also.

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