First Major Poker Tournament Of 2009 – The
PartyPoker Irish Poker Championship
The first major European tournament of 2009 will
take place from January 2-5. The €2,000 buy-in
PartyPoker Irish Poker Championship will be hosted
at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Galway, Ireland.
Coverage of the main event will be televised and
of big Irish poker names have already signed up
for the event including Noel Furlong, Donnacha
O'Dea, Marty Smyth, Padraig Parkinson, Ciaran
O'Leary, Premier League II winner Andy Black,
Liam Flood and last year's champion Jude Ainsworth.
From overseas expect to see Mike Sexton, Kenna
James, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Surinder
Sunar and 2008 Irish Open Champion Neil Channing.
Langstaff of Winmedia Ireland Ltd, an industry
leader in poker tournament coverage, said: "We
are delighted to be producing and transmitting
coverage of the PartyPoker.com Irish Poker Championship
on RTÉ again this year. The fact that RTÉ
are transmitting eight episodes of coverage rather
than the six they did last year shows the popularity
of the IPC."