The Irish Poker Open is one of the first live events in Europe restricted by COVID-19 in 2020. One year later, it is still affected. 2021 Irish Poker Open will be held off-site.
Although there is hope that the COVID vaccine can help life in the first half of 2021 return to normal. But the organizers of the Irish Poker Open did not take a risk.
Because the prospect of hosting live games during the Easter holidays is slim. The operation will be carried out off-site for the second time.
Partypoker Will Host The 2021 Irish Poker Open
Partypoker stepped in again and will host the entire poker series on its platform. The race will start on March 29. If there is any progress at the Irish Poker Open 2020. There will be more than 5.5 million euros in bonuses.
As we speak, the complete schedule is being worked out. But the 1 million euro guarantee that the main event will once again become the center stage.
The first off-site Irish Poker Open attracted 2,945 players. Brazil’s Pablo Brito Silva defeated Andras Nemeth in a heads-up. And won the championship and 462,099 euros. From this perspective, the Irish Poker Open is a success. In fact, the same is true for Partypoker’s other live to online conversions.
The Irish Poker Masters ended last week and Will Kassouf won the main event. The Englishman qualified for the €1100 off-site main event through a satellite of €109. After defeating Manuel Ruivo in the heads-up, he won 215,163 euros.
Off-site 2021 Irish Poker Open
The off-site 2021 Irish Poker Open will continue Partypoker’s successful response to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the organizers did not give up the hope of returning to the Citywest Hotel in Dublin at some point.
Marketing Director Vadim Soloveychik said that players are missing the “lively” and “excitement” of the longest live game in Europe. Therefore, with the permission of COVID-19, there are plans to host the second Irish Open in 2021.
This is a big if, now. Ireland has been moving in and out of lockdown measures that have proven to be ineffective for most of 2020.
Various industries will be forced to close after the outbreak. And there is no certainty when it will return to normal. Partypoker and the Irish Poker Open team are not willing to wait for a clear time this time.
The series will be held off-site. Players will have to hope they can enjoy the madness in the Citywest Hotel later in 2021.