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Boylepoker sells out live tournament seats

29 September 2009

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- today announced it has sold out all direct buy-in seats for Europe's largest live poker tournament, the $225 + $25 International Poker Open 2009.

The final few direct buy-in seats for day 1A, being held on Friday October 16 at Dublin's Regency Hotel, sold out over the weekend with day 1B on Saturday October 17 having sold out several weeks ago. The total number of registrants now stands at 1,271 and players wishing to participate in the event can now do so by qualifying online only at

This event is now on target to smash last year's record of 1,300 players and will need 1,347 players to become the biggest game ever outside the USA.

Paul Spillane, head of said, "We're delighted to have sold out the direct buy-ins almost three weeks before cards are in the air but there are still plenty of opportunities for players to qualify through our online satellites. Also expect some more announcements before the biggest game in town gets underway!"

Online satellites for the International Poker Open 2009 are now running and players can qualify for the $25,000 added no-limit hold'em tournament from just $5 + 50c.

Players wishing to play day 1A - day 1B is completely sold out - can participate in the Sunday and Tuesday $5 + $.50 with one rebuy and one add on at 8.30 p.m. This feeds into the Thursday $25 + $2.5 freezeout super satellite with one ticket awarded to day 1A for every $250 in the prize pool.

This year's event features a unique twist. An innovative VIP Club points promotion gives players the opportunity to increase their starting stack at the live tournament in Dublin in October from 8,000 to 10,000 by simply playing at during August and September and accumulating VIP Club points.

Just two days remain for players to acquire the 250 VIP Club points necessary to collect the extra 1,000 chips available in the month of September.

The IPO 2009 is Europe's largest poker tournament with capacity for over 1,300 players. It takes place from October 16 to 18 at the Regency Hotel, Dublin.

In 2008 the IPO set a new world record for the largest ever poker field outside of the U.S., with a massive turn-out of 1,300 players. It was Irishman Ruairi Coy who came up trumps to take home the EUR37,530 first prize from a total prize pool of EUR205,000, of which EUR32,000 was added by

No cash entries will be accepted on the day.

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