Easter weekend sees the 2011 Irish poker open tournament held at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on April 22nd to 25th. The Irish poker open is the longest running no limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament in Europe and second only to the World Series poker, Las Vegas in the world. Since the start of the Irish poker open in 1981, this poker tournament has grown to become a ‘must attend’ event for almost all the leading poker gamblers, and as usual Paddy Power are offering poker gamblers direct entry, or daily qualifying tournaments, and many sponsorship packages. This year Paddy Power are also again featuring the 100,000 euro Sole Survivor promotion for the longest lasting paddypowerpoker.com qualifier, with a 100,000 euro sponsorship package comprising 50% salary, and 50% buy-ins and expenses, in addition to any prize money. Direct entry costs 3,200 euro Freezeout plus 300 euro Registration Fee, but Paddy Power are also offering 30 guaranteed entry packages, each worth 4,600 euro through their Irish poker open Mega Satellite qualifier on April 3rd , with a 300 + 20 euro buy in. These packages include the buy in to the Irish poker open, plus 5 nights B&B at the Burlington Hotel, plus flights and expenses. For those poker gamblers who do not want to buy in to the Mega Satellite qualifier, Paddy Power are also offering daily qualifying routes with various buy ins, some as little as 12 cents. These qualifying rounds are already in progress and poker gamblers should check out the Paddy Power Irish poker open web site for information. There are also likely to be a series of Irish poker open last chance saloon satellite qualifiers for on line poker gamblers through Paddy Power, and again poker gamblers should keep their eyes out for the schedules soon to be announced.