History


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The Irish Open, Europe’s longest established poker tournament, was first held in 1981 by the late, great Terry Rogers. Terry had visited Vegas and befriended legends such as Benny Binion, Johnny Moss and Doyle Brunson, taking a keen interest in No Limit Texas Holdem, a variation of the game previously unknown outside the US.



Upon returning to Ireland Terry established the Irish Open which became instrumental in spreading No Limit Holdem’s popularity throughout Ireland and across Europe.

Explore the fascinating history of Irish poker and Europe’s longest running poker tournament, visit our Gallery of Champions or sample the atmosphere of last year’s event by clicking on the links below.


2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | Past Winners | Archive | Irish Open Wallpaper | Players

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