Back in November we announced that PokerStars had joined forces with Paddy Power to sponsor the historic Irish Poker Open. The good news is that even if you can’t make it to Dublin for the event, you can watch the Irish Poker Open Main Event at home. We’ll be live streaming the action from Day 1C of the €1m GTD Irish Poker Open Main Event, on Friday April 7th, all the way to the final river on Monday April 10th.
The commentary team for the four days of streaming consists of the usual world-class line-up you’ve come to expect. James Hartigan, Best Broadcaster winner at the recent GPI awards, and Joe Stapleton will anchor the commentary, and they’ll be joined by Nick Walsh and Griffin Benger to provide the poker expertise and guide you through the action. Benger, of course, is a former Irish Open Main Event champion, having taken down the title in 2017.
Why Should I Watch?
The Irish Poker Open is the longest-running no limit hold’em tournament outside of Las Vegas, with a history dating back more than 42 years. It firmly established itself on the world stage in 1984, when 25 American players–including the legends Stu Ungar, Chip Reese and Doyle Brunson–made the journey to Dublin to take part.
This year’s edition has a buy-in of €1,150 and a guarantee of €1m, which is sure to attract some of poker’s finest, including the defending champion Steve O’Dwyer. Last year he beat a field of 2,040 entries in his home city to win the first-place prize of €318,700.
So, expect a high class field to descend on Dublin for the festival and the live action to be high quality. PokerStars has qualified 287 players to the event and a look down the list of satellite winners reveals plenty of big names including Spraggy, Parker Talbot, Dominik Nitsche, Kevin Killeen and the 2016 champion, Dan Wilson.
How Can I Watch?
The action will be broadcast on the PokerStars Twitch and YouTube channels (UK viewers can watch on the UK YouTube channel).
The show starts at 12:30 BST (13:30 CET) every day, except on Monday when the action begins one hour later at 13:30 BST.
If you can’t watch the coverage, then you can also follow the action via live blogs, with Paddy Power and PokerNews both providing written updates.
Live Stream Schedule
Friday April 7
IRISH POKER OPEN: €1K MAIN EVENT – DAY 1C
Saturday April 8
IRISH POKER OPEN: €1K MAIN EVENT – DAY 2
Sunday April 9
IRISH POKER OPEN: €1K MAIN EVENT – DAY 3
Monday April 10
IRISH POKER OPEN: €1K MAIN EVENT – FINAL TABLE