The PartyPoker 2020 Irish Poker Masters kicked off online, after the live event was canceled by the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Beginning December 6, Day 1A the €1 million guaranteed Irish Poker Masters Main Event deals out the opportunity for big wins. However, Irish players will need €1,100 in their PartyPoker account for a direct buy-in. Fortunately, there are also a lot of opportunities to win a seat at the table for a much smaller amount.
The Irish Poker Masters Main Event confirmed PartyPoker’s commitment to leveling the playing field for players with both big and small bankrolls. However, that meant only one re-entry was allowed on the pair of starting flights. Furthermore, late registration was just open for nine levels. Each of those levels lasted 25-minutes and blinds begin at 500/1,000/125a with a 200,000 chip stack to start.
While €1,100 is a big buy-in for many players, there were plenty of opportunity to satellite into the €1 million guaranteed Main Event. Phase satellites started at only €0.01 and feed into the weekly Mega Satellites.
Will Kassouf outlasted 1,340 opponents to land an enormous €215K first-place prize. The famously talkative British star won his seat through a €109 satellite!
The Mega Satellites on December 6 and December 13 both have 50x €1,100 seats guaranteed. The Phases had buy-ins of €0.01, €1.10, and €11, with a final of €109 if a player didn’t phase their way in. The €109 buy-in gets a player one-million chips. If you want to learn more about similar online poker games, feel free to check out pokerlistings.com.
Busy 21-Event Schedule for the Irish Poker Masters
There were 21 different events for poker players to participate in. These events included Omaha, Hold’em, PKOs, High Rollers, Heads-Up, and Turbo events. There was even a €109 Mini Main Event with a €100,000 guarantee.
Watch These Five Irish Players During the Irish Poker Masters
Over the years, Ireland has produced some brilliant poker players, and some of the biggest poker luminaries from the Emerald Isle are sure to get a seat at the PartyPoker Irish Masters tables.
Dara “Doke” O’Kearney is widely regarded as the king of satellites, raking in more than $3 million in online poker tournament winnings, as well as more than $1 million in live play. His biggest win was a hefty $262,502 as a runner-up in the 2015 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker. O’Kearney has even published his poker strategy secrets on Kindle, including poker bluffs.
Marc “sluglife” MacDonnell is an extraordinary tournament poker player, with nearly $1 million in online winnings and more than $3 million from live events. MacDonnell finished third in the Caribbean Poker Party Main Event taking home a cool $1 million.
Louise Butler, the girl from Galway, has won nearly $700,000 in online poker tournaments, and more than $320,000 of that was won during PartyPoker tournaments. Butler’s biggest online cash win was $29,896 as a runner-up in a $200,000 guaranteed event. It’s possible that Louise can earn a seat at the Irish Poker Masters Main Event for a chance at some really big money.
Eoghan O’Dea is the son of Irish poker legend Donnacha O’Dea. The younger O’Dea is a gifted poker player who has more than $3 million in poker tournament winnings. O’Dea’s biggest win came during the 2011 WSOP Main Event for a career-best win of $1,720,831. He finally earned a WSOP bracelet this year when he won a $400 PLO event online.
Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen has an excellent record playing in Irish poker tournaments winning €87,700 during a Dublin €770 Main Event in 2014 and €192,500 as a runner-up in the 2015 Irish Poker Open.
Get £40 Worth of SPINS and MTT Tickets Now
In order to compete in the 2020 Irish Poker Masters events, players needed a PartyPoker account. New sign-ups were able to get £40 worth of free tournament tickets.
Congratulations to Will Kassouf for winning the €215K first-place prize.