Archive for July, 2008

PaddyPower Satellites, Freerolls or Beginners Olympics Promo adds over $20,000 into tournament prizepools for The Paddy Power Poker Olympics
The promotion will culminate with a $15,000 Gold Medal Freeroll has announced details of The PPP Olympics , a series of money-added tournaments that are inspired by this year’s sporting festival in Beijing and will lead up to a Gold Medal Freeroll, which will have more than $15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

Each of the Hold’em and Omaha events, which run twice nightly from August 8th until August 14th, is named after an Olympic event and will have either $250 or $1,000 added by to the prizepool.  Players will have to participate in at least three of The PPP Olympics events in order to qualify to play in the Gold Medal Freeroll on August 15th.  This No Limit Hold’em tournament will feature an Irish Winter Festival package worth $4,500 for 1st place and a mixture of $215 and $23.50 Irish Winter Festival satellite tickets for the remainder of the top 30 finishers, in addition to the $10,000 cash prizepool.

“I know there is a lot of excitement right now about the small sporting event due to take place in Beijing in August, but we wanted to offer something even more exciting for our players” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for  “We’re giving away over $20,000 to those players willing to show us they’re at the top of their game and trying to get on the podium – for those who have been in training these last few months, it is now time to grab their spandex, shave all their body hair and reach out for the gold medal!”

All tournaments can be accessed via the poker software lobby; select ‘Scheduled Tournaments’ and either ‘All Scheduled’, ‘Satellites’, ‘Freerolls’ or ‘Beginners’ as required, or select ‘Specials’.  All of The PPP Olympics tournaments will be listed under the ‘All Scheduled’ and ‘Specials’ options.

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Paddy Poker New Promotion

Great promotion for beginners and existing players at Paddy Power Poker. rewards players for being Just A Jack Off!

Miss out on a Royal Flush by a single card and win a $55 Irish Winter Festival satellite token has announced the Just A Jack Off promotion, which compensates players who have narrowly missed out on hitting poker’s biggest hand with an Irish Winter Festival satellite token worth $55.

Running until the end of August, Just A Jack Off ensures that players on’s cash tables will win by staying in the hand until the river has been dealt and holding an Ace, King, Queen and Ten of the same suit, with two of the four required cards being the player’s hole cards.

“I hate hearing the words ‘Jack Off’ used as an insult; we’re too serious about our poker for that” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for “For all poker players, being Just A Jack Off is a sad state to find yourself in, it’s horrible to miss out on poker glory like that. We’ve decided to reclaim the term, reward our ‘Jack Offs’ and let them know we still care about them!”

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$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship tournament Winner

Irish Open 2007 winner Marty Smyth wins WSOP $10k Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Belfast man takes home Ireland’s first bracelet of 2008

Marty Smyth, winner of the Irish Open 2007, today won the World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship tournament, becoming the second player after Noel Furlong (Irish Open 1987 and 1989 winner and WSOP 1999 Main Event champion) to have won both the Irish Open and a WSOP Championship event.

Supported by a raucous cheering section, the Belfast man beat out a field of 381 players, including many of the poker world’s top professionals as well as poker beginners, to win his first WSOP bracelet and the $859,549 prize. Fellow Irishman Tom Hanlon also made the final table, but an Irish one-two was not to be as the Dubliner was knocked out in 7th place for $134,302. Smyth’s success follows a string of Irishmen making WSOP final tables this year, including John O’Shea, Chris Rentes and John Conroy; with a sizable Irish contingent planning to play in the Main Event starting July 3rd, there is every chance that 2008 can be the best year yet for the Irish at the WSOP.

“I’d like to thank everyone for the support I received during the tournament, both from the gang here in Las Vegas and from back home in Ireland”, said Marty Smyth. “I’ve been getting texts and voicemails from family, friends and poker players from all over; all the well-wishers must have done me some good!”