Billed as Europe’s oldest and largest poker tournament, the €4,200 buy-in event has drawn a pretty decent field of pros from the Emerald Isle, the UK and North America including Doyle Brunson, Barney Boatman, JJ Liu, a woman, Pascal Perrault, Ram Vaswani, Alan Smurfit, Mike "Timex" McDonald, Marc Goodwin and hometurfers Andy Black, Ciaran O’Leary and Padraig Parkinson.
Also present are Roland de Wolfe and Sorel Mizzi, who placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively, at last year’s Irish Open, which was won by local Marty Smyth.
PaddyPoker, the host, is also live blogging the tourney, although we’re kind of creeped by the one reporter who drank Doyle’s beer after he walked away. Check their blog out here.
Photo above of Audrina Patridge, if you didn’t guess.