Partypoker announces revived €1m Irish Poker Open

Partypoker has announced that the Irish Poker Open has been revived and will now be run online after initially being postponed.

The Irish Open Online Series includes a €1m guaranteed main event, which will begin on April 6. The main event will remain a multi-day tournament culminating in the Irish Open 2020 winner being crowned by Easter Sunday.

JP McCann from the Irish Poker Open commented: “Since our announcement last week regarding the postponement of Irish Open 2020, considerable efforts have been made to find an alternative date to run Irish Open 2020. 

“However, as the uncertainty surrounding live poker events continues, we feel that the best decision to take at this point is to cancel the live festival for 2020.”

Last month, Partypoker confirmed the launch of online operations within the Czech Republic, in partnership with King’s Resort.

The licence sees Partypoker become the second international operator to gain an online gambling licence in the country, and only the second licensed online poker room.

Partypoker managing director, Tom Waters, said at the time: “We are delighted to be associated with Europe’s oldest poker festival. The Irish Open is a truly unique event and following the disappointment of its cancellation this year, an online Irish Open festival looks a perfect fit for both event organisers and partypoker.”

The revived tournament starts on April 6 and concludes on April 13.