Friday 20th January, 2017

Grand Prix 2017 kicks off in Cork, Ireland

By Mad Harper

partypoker’s Grand Prix series is heading to Ireland for the first stop of the 2017 season. Grand Prix Cork will be running February 23 – 26 at Macau Sporting Club Cork on St Patricks Quay.

 

The festival kicks off with Day 1a on February 23 with two more start flights on February 24 and 25. There are also two online start days running the week before. Online qualifiers can take part in the partypoker Last Longer competition with a €1,000 package to Grand Prix Dublin up for grabs.

 

The key dates are:

 

Online: Day 1a: February 16; Day 1b: February 17
Live: Day 1a: February 23; Day 1b: February 24; Day 1c: February 25; Day 2/final: Sunday February 26.

 

Macau Sporting Club has a remarkable dedicated 4,500 square-foot main Poker Room with nightly cash games going on as well as the flagship Grand Prix Main Event.

 

In 2016, the partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour paid out over $2.4 million in prize pools.  The second Grand Prix event of 2017 will be Grand Prix Canada running April 27 – 30 at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake near Montreal.