A year back, Patrick Clarke of Ireland won a seat to the Irish Open by taking part in a €4 buy-in satellite at Paddy Power Poker.
This year, the buy-in of the Irish Open has been increased to €3,500 and Paddy Power is just as eager to help players take part in the event for something much lesser than that. For this reason, Paddy Power Poker has re-launched its Cheap Seats promotion, giving players an opportunity to win free entries to the Irish Poker.
The online poker room is running daily qualifiers for a buy-in of €5.50. The top players of these qualifiers will get the opportunity to take part in a Cheap Seats Final Tournament, and the winner will receive a free seat to the €3,500 buy-in Irish Open. Players cannot buy-in directly to the Cheap Seats Final Tournament; they have to qualify by taking part in the daily qualifiers.
To make things better than ever, players who sign up at Paddy Power Poker through a PokerNews.com link will win a free seat to a €5.50 buy-in qualifier as part of a package worth €20 when they deposit funds for the first time.
Paddy Power Poker is also running another promotion called the Sole Survivor, meant exclusively for those who qualify for the Irish Open.
Just before the Sole Survivor promotion is held, Paddy Power will arrange a meeting of all players who have qualified for the Irish Open. In order to win the Sole Survivor promotion, players have to beat the entire field and emerge as the sole survivor. The winner will win a grand bonus prize of €50,000 for his/her achievement.
Players who narrowly miss emerging as the sole survivor of the tournament will still win a prize as Paddy Power Poker is giving away free entries to the Irish Open 2016 to the players who finish in the second to sixth positions.
Paddy Power Poker is currently running daily satellites to the Irish Open on Sundays and Mondays. Every fortnight, the online poker room is holding its Cheap Seats Final Tournament. On Mondays, a €75 buy-in re-buy tournament will be held for a guaranteed prize package worth €4,500 and on Sundays, a €200 buy-in freezeout tournament will be held for three guaranteed prize packages worth €4,500.
In March, Paddy Power Poker will be launching a new promotion called Last Chance Saloon Satellite, giving players more opportunities to win guaranteed seats to the Irish Open.