2023 Irish Poker Open
IRISH LUCK. DUBLIN BOUND
Every spring, thousands of poker fans head to Dublin for the ultimate poker bucket-list experience: we’re talking about the legendary Irish Poker Open, the longest running no-limit poker tournament boasting over 40 exciting events —held in the heart of historic Dublin.
This year, we sent 50 skilled players to the IPO. Each won their way playing Ignition’s online satellite tournament which ran from Jan 23rd until Mar 5th. Prize packages included cash, hotel, flights and buy-in to the $1,200 Main Event. Were they graced by the luck of the Irish? Check out their journey as they battled their way to take home that €1 million guaranteed prize.
The 2023 Irish Poker Open kicked off with No Limit Hold’em action and some satellites to big tourneys like the Main Event and the $5,000 high roller satellite
Perfect day for Team Ignition pro CrazySixes to take in the city, and get his mind right to take on the crowd in the main event.
We’ll spoil things right off the bat: Shaundle made it through to the next day! Starting at Seat 2, table 16. Check out how he did in the second round on Saturday.
Ignition threw a meet and greet for the winners of the Ignition IPO satellite tournament at Paddy Cullen’s Pub, a spot right around the block from the Royal Dublin Society where the IPO was held.
Another day off the tables for Shaundle. He took in a rugby match at Aviva Stadium, home of the Irish Rugby Football Union. Poker action for him resumed on the IPO Main Event official “Day 2”.
Day 6 (April 8th) of the Irish Poker Open is in the books. Although Shaundle hanged tough. He made it through the first and second breaks, bagging around 34,000 chips.
Steve Watts was clinging to life with 13 big blinds, and Panagiotis Mavritsakis was calculating how best to throw his weight around as the chip leader with 10.3M chips.
The final day began with 2 tables and 16 players, all ready to battle. Eugeniu Barbaros of Andorra led the crowd, holding nearly 10M in chips and sitting in position to bully the opposition.
Shaundle Pruitt @Crazysixes66
YOUR IRISH POKER OPEN INSIDER
Team Ignition ambassador Shaundle Pruitt, aka “CrazySixes,” not only played at the Irish Poker Open, he also captured every exciting moment so you wouldn’t miss out on any of the action.
Shaundle is a Team Ignition poker pro who’s been stacking chips for almost 20 years. He’s got over $2 million in career earnings, including from some of our hottest online poker tournaments. He also teaches at pokercoaching.com. He gave away a ticket to Ignition’s satellite tournament and Marc Laroque, not only won the giveaway but ended up winning his way to Dublin. How’s that for a lucky break?
THE POKER ACTION RUNS 24/7
Ignition keeps the adrenaline going year-long with tons of poker tournament events like the Black Diamond Poker Open, the Festival of Felt, and the Golden Spade Poker Open. And that’s in addition to our monthly mega tourneys. There’s huge guaranteed prize pools, unique prizes to be won (remember the Gumball 3000 Poker Tournaments?), and so many chances to win big. Get into one of the world’s hottest poker rooms at Ignition.