€300,000 Guaranteed Grand Prix Killarney Starts Sep. 7
6 September 2017
PokerBrave (3542 articles)

The €300,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Killarney, part of the partypoker LIVE circuit, gets underway at the INEC and Gleneagle Hotel from Sep. 7 and runs until Sep. 10.

Players in the Grand Prix Killarney Main Event can exchange €340, or $370 if they buy in via their partypoker accounts, for a 25,000 stack and then they get to play to blinds that increase every 40-minutes.

Although the prizes on offer depend on the number of entrants in the Main Event, partypoker hosted a Grand Prix Dublin earlier this year and it awarded its champion, Joseph Macari, €31,905 from a €164,700 prize pool, so it is safe to assume the Grand Prix Killarney winner will be walking away with a prize in the region of €50,000.

Day 1a of Grand Prix Killarney commences at 5:00 p.m. BST on Sep. 7 with Day 1b starting at the earlier time of 2:00 p.m. on Sep. 8. There is also a Day 1c on Sep. 8 at 7:30 p.m. which has a 25-minute clock instead of the standard 40-minutes.

Those who prefer to start their quest for glory in an online setting can play an online Day 1 at partypoker at 9:00 p.m. on Sep. 7, but this is the final online Day 1.

2017 Grand Prix Killarney Schedule

Date Time (BST) Late Reg Tournament Chips Clock Buy-in
Thu 7 Sep 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Grand Prix Killarney Day 1a 25,000 40-mins €340
Fri 8 Sep 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Grand Prix Killarney Day 1b 25,000 40-mins €340
7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Grand Prix Killarney Day 1c 25,000 25-mins €340
9:00 p.m. 10:45 p.m. Nightly Turbo 15,000 15-mins €80
Sat 9 Sep 12:00 p.m. Closed Grand Prix Killarney Day 2
1:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. High Roller Satellite 8,000 20-mins €110
5:00 p.m. Start of Day 2 High Roller 30,000 40-mins €1,100
6:00 p.m. 9:15 p.m. Two Day Classic 20,000 30-mins €230
9:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Nightly Turbo 15,000 15-mins €80
Sun 10 Sep 11:00 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Turbo High Roller Satellite 8,000 15-mins €110
12:00 p.m. Closed Grand Prix Killarney Final Day
2:00 p.m. Closed High Roller Day 2 30,000 40-mins €1,100
3:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Irish Ladies Championship 20,000 30-mins €150
4:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Charity Event 10,000 20-mins €120
8:00 p.m. 10:15 p.m. Last Chance Saloon 15,000 20-mins €80

The charity event on the schedule is for a great cause at the funds raised will go to some of Ireland’s homeless charities. The event is a rebuy tournament and the €20 registration fee is being donated to charity, with partypoker pledging to match all rebuy and add-ons in the form of a charitable donation.

Two-thirds of the money raised will go to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, with the other third being split between Pieta House and the Suicide and Self-Harm Crisis Centre.