Wednesday 1st March, 2017

Niall McAree wins partypoker Grand Prix Cork; more tour dates announced

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Irish player Niall McAree took down last weekend’s partypoker Grand Prix Cork Main Event. His €25,000 prize was a career-best live cash and more than six times his total live tourney winnings to date.

 

The Main Event was held in the Macau Sporting Club in Cork and despite the horrendous weather – with Storm Doris battering much of the country, 426 players made it to Cork for a crack at the €100,000 guarantee. As it happens, the large field meant the €127,800 prize pool was way over the guarantee, with the top 47 finishers getting a share.

 

Among those who cashed were partypoker VIP manager Charlie Godwin for €730 and partypoker Ambassador Natalia Breviglieri who finished in 35th place for €820.

 

In 2016, the partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour paid out over $2.4 million in prize pools.  The next Grand Prix event of 2017 will be Grand Prix Canada running April 27 – 30 at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake near Montreal. partypoker LIVE has a ton other great events coming up including the partypoker Million in Sochi which will have a $1,1000 Main Event with $1m guarantee and run March 23-27 a the spanking new Sochi Casino & Resort.

 

The inaugural €500,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Austria will be hosted at Montesino in Vienna from April 6 – 10. The first European edition of the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix has a direct buy-in of €200+€25 with online qualifiers also available from February 5.  Live Day 1s will take place at selected venues across Austria from March 24 – April 9.

 

Grand Prix Canada follows the successful debut of the Grand Prix at the Playground Poker Club in 2016.  Grand Prix’s returns to Montreal from April 25 – May 1 is the first North American stop of 2017. The CAD $200+$20 event has a CAD $500,000 guarantee and takes place directly before the CAD $5m guaranteed partypoker Million North America (May 5-10).

 

The partypoker Million Germany is another $1k Main Event with €1 million guarantee taking place June 1-5 at King’s Casino, Rozvadov.