Card Player Media Partners with PaddyPowerPoker.com for Irish Open 2009

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CardPlayer.com distributes Irish Open live reporting feed direct from Dublin across U.S. and Europe

Card Player Media is proud to announce its official media partnership with PaddyPowerPoker.com for the Irish Open 2009.

The partnership, now in its third year, will see CardPlayer.com and CardPlayerEurope.com distribute the official Paddy Power Poker Irish Open 2009 live reporting feed of the event to poker fans across Europe and the U.S.

Card Player Poker + Sports will also be the only magazine at the event, given away free to players and spectators, and will provide extensive coverage of the tournament in the July 2009 issue (out mid-June).

PaddyPowerPoker.com has announced the full schedule for the upcoming Irish Open at Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. As well as the €3,200 + €300 Irish Open main event, the festival, from April 9 to 13, 2009, features a two-day €1,500 + €150 no-limit hold'em freezeout event and the ever-popular pot-limit Omaha €300 + €30 rebuy tournament.

The ladies no-limit hold'em freezeout makes a return having sold out before the cards were in the air last year and a new charity event has been added ― cost €300 + €30 no-limit hold'em event benefit Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin ― with €100 from each player's buy-in and the entire €30 from each registration fee going to the charity. It is hoped the event will raise over €50,000 for the hospital.

Jeff Shulman, chief executive officer of Card Player Media said of the partnership, "We're delighted to extend our strong relationship with PaddyPowerPoker and the Irish Open for 2009. It's one of the most unique tournaments in the world terms of atmosphere and one of the most prestigious in terms of title -- both attributes we identify with strongly at Card Player. We're excited at the prospect of bringing extensive coverage of the event to the U.S. and Europe and can't wait for the games to begin."

About Card Player Media
Card Player Media is one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., expanding by almost 450 percent since 2003. The company is the publisher of Card Player magazine, the world's largest poker publication celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Card Player Poker + Sports in Europe. With its global partners, Card Player Media also publishes Card Player Brazil, Card Player Italia, Card Player France, Card Player Finland, Card Player Germany, Card Player Hungary, and Card Player Spain.

For further information please contact Brendan Murray at brendan.murray (at) pokermediaconsulting.com or on 00 353 86 305 7469.

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