Opens Outright Betting on International Poker Open 2008

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[Boylepoker has opened the outright betting market on next weekend's Boylepoker International Poker Open 2008 being held at the Regency Airport Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. pro and pot-limit Omaha world champion Marty Smyth currently heads the market at 150/1 along with Andy Black and Neil Channing.

Fellow pro Padraig Parkinson is quoted at 200/1 along with Surinder Sunar and they are followed in the market by a host of 250/1 shots including Scott Gray, "Mad" Marty Wilson" Ryan Fronda, Andy Ward, Jeff Duvall, Dave Callaghan, Ian Frazer, Maria Demetriou, Jen Mason, and John O'Shea.

Players priced at 300/1 include former snooker world champion Ken Doherty, "the voice of poker" Jesse May, Dave Masters, Gary Clarke, Katherine Hartree, Paddy Hicks, and Collette Murphy while the 400/1 outsiders include former Eastenders actor Ray Pathanki, Willie Clynes, Derek Williams, Benezet Antonin, and Donal Mac Aonghusa.

Punters can also bet each way on players to make the final table of nine at 1/6 of the quoted odds. All prices are correct at time of writing but are subject to change.

The Boylepoker International Poker Open 2008 will also play host to two free workshops and Q&A sessions over the weekend. On Friday October 17th at 2:30 the 2005 World Series of Poker main event finalist Andy Black hosts a workshop for tournament players including preparation and tips on winning followed by a Q&A session.

This is followed on Saturday October 18th at 2:30 by pro's Marty Smyth (pot-limit Omaha world champion) and Padraig Parkinson (1999 World Series of Poker main event finalist) hosting a workshop on final table play followed by a Q&A session.

The €135 + €15 Boylepoker International Poker Open 2008 is set to be the largest poker field ever assembled outside of the United States and has already sold out its 1,200 capacity.

This year 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. The prize pool currently stands at over €200,000.

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