Cheltenham Poker FestivalTo celebrate this year's Chelteham Festival we will be running added value tournaments from Mon 10th - Fri 14th March. We will have ADDED MONEY, TOKEN GIVEAWAYS, FEE BET BOUNTIES & KNOCKOUT PRIZES!
IAll tournaments will be held at 9 PM from the Monday to Friday of Cheltenham week.
The Cheltenham Poker Festival tournaments are available within the Boylepoker lobby under the 'Boylepoker Exclusives', 'Cheltenham' tab.
IPO London 20% Added MoneyBoylepoker.com is adding 20% to prize of any player that qualifies and cashes in the IPO London 2014, in our ‘20% Added Money’ online promotion!
If you play the IPO London 2014 and are one of the promotion-qualifying players who cashes in the IPO main event, you will increase your win 20%. How? By simply playing and earning iPoints at Boylepoker.
From February to April 2014, players who earn 1,000 iPoints at Boylepoker in two single months (i.e. 2,000 iPoints in total, 1,000 in one month, and 1,000 in another) will qualify to increase a cash at the IPO London by 20%.
Players will also have the option to qualify by earning 4,000 iPoints in a single month from February to April 2014.
John O'Shea Wins IPO Galway!
Boylepoker Pro John O'Shea Wins Boylepoker.com International Poker Open Galway 2014
The International Poker Open (IPO) returned to Galway this week for the first of five stops of a brand new tour, welcoming 606 ebullient players into the lavish Radisson Blu Hotel for another week of poker fun and frolics.
Following a quickfire final table it was Boylepoker.com sponsored pro John O’Shea who remained last man sitting; the 29-year old online pro defeated Geoff Healy heads-up to capture the spoils and all-important bragging rights.
Amid the field were a plethora of familiar faces including Andy Black, Fintan Gavin and Niall Smyth, as well as two behemoths from the sporting world: former Irish rugby international Reggie Corrigan and super bantamweight boxer Bernard Dunne.
The money bubble was a nerve-jangling affair but it was Mark Strahan who eventually felt its splash. He moved all in with A-Q but came a cropper against A-K. Nevertheless, he was awarded a consolidatory prize: free entry into a future IPO Main Event.
The final table was tougher than a two-dollar steak with O’Shea holding an overwhelming chip lead. Brendan Byrne led the chasing pack:
Seat 1: Brendan Byrne (Ireland) — 2,480,000
Seat 2: Yutaka Mitsuishi (Ireland) — 1,505,000
Seat 3: Paulius Venckauskas (Lithuania) — 1,125,000
Seat 4: John O’Shea (Ireland) — 8,530,000
Seat 5: Petras Stulpinas (Lithuania) — 980,000
Seat 6: Damien Feeney (Ireland) — 1,105,000
Seat 7: Patrick Humphreys (Ireland) — 1,625,000
Seat 8: Geoff Healy (Ireland) — 705,000
Initial proceedings were chaotic as the rail witnessed eight all-ins and eight consecutive double-ups, and it wasn’t until Yutaka Mitsuishi was eliminated by John O’Shea that the pattern was interrupted.
Next to hit the deck was Paulius Venckauskas, one of two Lithuanians to have made the final. He lost out to Damien Feeney when nines failed to unravel jacks on an uneventful board.
Brendan Bryne took sixth (Q-8 vs. A-K), followed by Patrick Humphreys in fifth (A-8 vs. Q-Q) and Petras Stulpinas in fourth (5-5 vs. A-J) to leave three players fighting it out for that top spot on the podium.
When O’Shea dispatched of Feeney with T-3 versus 7-6s we were down to our final two poker warrior with O’Shea boasting a commanding 5:1 chip lead and just one hand away from victory.
Geoff Healy, however, had other ideas, and mounted an impressive comeback that would have made Rocky look like a quitter, doubling up three times to snatch the lead off O’Shea for the first time in the day.
But, alas, it wasn’t to be, and at 19:20 the final hand of the tournament saw Healy’s 4c-4h come unstuck against Td-Ts. The 7d-2c-3d flop provided no assistance and by the Tc turn it was all over. O’Shea was the Champ.
During heads-up the players had agreed to play for 10 percent and chop the rest, meaning O’Shea received a comedy cheque for €21,780, as well as a bonus €5,000 as part of Boyle Poker’s 20% added money promotion. Feeney similarly prospered, netting an extra €1,850.
IPO Galway was a roaring success with both pros and amateurs alike taking to the poker table. The bar was equally busy with ‘Mad’ Marty organising pool tournaments and giving away prizes in his celebrated game ‘Win With Wilson’.
But the fun doesn’t end there as the IPO will be travelling across the sea to London from April 10-14 for yet more poker festivities. Makes sure you keep an eye on the Boylepoker.com website in the coming weeks for all the details.
The final table payouts were:
1: John O'Shea -- €21,780
2: Geoff Healy -- €17,820
3: Damien Feeney -- €9,250
4: Petras Stulpinas -- €6,500
5: Patrick Humphreys -- €5,000
6: Brendan Byrne -- €4,000
7: Paulius Venckauskas -- €3,250
8: Yutaka Mitsuishi -- €2,600
IPO Tour 2014The Boylepoker.com International Poker Open is gearing up for 2014 with five stops across Ireland and the UK!The IPO Tour 2014 will stop at Galway, London, Killarney, Newcastle, and then make it's way back to Dublin!
The Boylepoker.com IPO Tour 2014 dates are as follows:
IPO Galway 5th - 9th February 2014
IPO London 10th - 14th April 2014
IPO Killarney 19th - 23rd June 2014
IPO Newcastle 21st - 24th August 2014
IPO Dublin 16th - 20th October 2014
Twister SNG'sTwister is a Sit 'N' Go 3-Handed Turbo Tournament with its prize randomly determined and shown to the players after the tournament starts. The prize can be in the range of 2 to 1,000 tournament buy-ins and is given to the player who wins the tournament.Twister buy-in's range from $1 to $10 and the randomly selected prizes can run from $2 to $10,000!After the tournament starts and the players are seated at the table, before the first hand is dealt, the 'Wheel of Fortune' will display the randomly selected prize the player will now be playing for.
Hu & Shootouts!We are delighted to announce that Boylepoker software now hosts 'Heads-Up' and 'Shootout' Tournaments!Like the Wild West, only the toughest will survive in these new action packed tournament types. Both the HU (Heads Up) and Shootout tournaments will be availiable as Sit N Go and Multi-Table Tournaments.These Tournaments are available within the Boylepoker lobby under the ‘Scheduled’ tab.
So saddle up and register for one of our new tournament types!
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Register now for one of our many Live Event Satellites and you could be heading off to top destinations across the globe thanks to Boylepoker.com.