Online Rake Swells Prize Pool to over €100,000 at International Poker Open

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Over 700 players already registered for Europe's largest poker tournament in Dublin this October; €20,000 added by sponsor and world's first online player rake promotion boosts prize pool to over €100,000

The International Poker Open 2008 looks set to sell out its 1,200 seats by the end of this month with over 700 players already registered for the €135 + €15 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament taking place at the Regency Airport Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, from October 17 to 19, 2008. The event attracted over 1,000 players from across Europe in 2007.

This year [Boyle Poker has added €20,000 to the prize pool and, in a world's first, is also adding 20 percent of all rake generated by pre-registered players to the prize fund meaning the more participants play the higher the prize pool grows.

Paul Spillane, head of poker at the online site, said, "The excitement is palpable now. Hundreds of overseas players have booked flights and accommodation and dozens from the UK, Ireland, and Europe are signing up every day so we expect this to sell out over the next couple of weeks. Players can see the value -- full dealer dealt, professional structure, money-added -- for a fraction of the usual cost. It's going to be a fantastic event."

To participate in the International Poker Open 2008 players must register through the lobby before Thursday October 16 in order to ensure their entry. Players can nominate to play on Day 1A or Day 1B and can buy-in directly by downloading the client at and registering for the event. Players can also qualify through a variety of low buy-in events on the site including:

Scheduled MTT Fridays @ 8pm
$10 + $1 buy-in freezeout/12 min blinds/1 seat guaranteed

Scheduled MTT Sundays @ 8pm
$5 + $0.50 buy-in/1 rebuy & 1 add on/10 min blinds/1 seat guaranteed

With an estimated prize pool of €200,000 the overall winner is likely to take home over €50,000. Players can stay at the Regency Airport Hotel, just 3 km from Dublin Airport, or in a multitude of hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation close to the venue. More details including directions to the venue can be found at .

Boyle Poker is part of the biggest European poker network -- iPoker. Players have access to a huge range of tournaments running around the clock with massive guaranteed prize pools and the opportunity to qualify for prestigious live events. The company does not accept players from the U.S. For further details please contact or


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