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Joseph Macari turned €340 into €31,905 in May when he topped a field of 549 players in the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Dublin Main Event. Now the Grand Prix returns to Dublin From Jan. 1-7 for a €100,000 guaranteed tournament.

This article serves as your one-stop shop for everything Grand Prix Dublin related including tournament information, where to find the Grand Prix Dublin live updates, how to get to the tournament’s venue and even where to lay your weary head after a day of intense poker action (or perhaps sampling one or two ice-cold Guinnesses!).

Grand Prix Dublin: Live Updates

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Grand Prix poker chips

Once the €100,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Dublin Main Event kicks off, you’ll find the live updates from the tournament at the dedicated Live Updates section here of My partypoker LIVE.. It is also worth your time following the partypoker LIVE Twitter feed because it is here that we will run some competitions and give you a glimpse of what is happening on the tournament floor and behind the scenes.

Grand Prix Dublin: About the tournament

Grand Prix Dublin

A pair of queens takes the pot

This edition of the Grand Prix Dublin Main Event only costs €120 ($145) to enter yet features a guaranteed prize pool weighing in at an impressive €100,000.

Online Day 1s run at partypoker on December 26 and January 1-3 and cost $145 to enter. Live Day 1s commence on January 4 and run through to January 6, with two Day 1s scheduled for the January 6.

All surviving players will reconvene for Day 2 at the four-star Green Isle Hotel on January 7 and play continues until a champion is crowned.

Players are permitted to re-enter once each Day 1 on the same day if late registration is still open, and you can play as many Day 1s as you wish but you can only take your largest stack through with you to Day 2.

All Day 1s play for 14 levels and a chip count is taken at the completion of Level 14.

Date Time Event Chips Clock
Tue 26 Dec 20:00 Main Event Online Day 1A 25,000 12-mins
Mon 1 Jan 20:00 Main Event Online Day 1B 25,000 12-mins
Tue 2 Jan 20:00 Main Event Online Day 1A 25,000 12-mins
Wed 3 Jan 20:00 Main Event Online Day 1C 25,000 12-mins
Thu 4 Jan 18:00 Main Event Live Day 1A 25,000 30-mins
Fri 5 Jan 18:00 Main Event Live Day 1B 25,000 30-mins
Sat 6 Jan 12:00 Main Event Live Day 1C 25,000 30-mins
Sat 6 Jan 18:00 Main Event Live Day 1D 25,000 30-mins
Sun 7 Jan 12:00 Main Event Final Day 30-mins

Grand Prix Dublin: The Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin

The four-star Green Isle Hotel on Newlands Cross, Dublin is the perfect gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the perfect location if you want to explore Dublin.

The hotel offers 270 bedroom, eight conference rooms, and 40 board rooms catering for 750 delegates. If you’re not busy playing in the €100,000 guaranteed partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Dublin Main Event, you can enjoy a relaxing drink or meal in The Green Isle Bar and Bistro, or kick back and chill ou in the Inspiration Leisure Centre, which features a fully equipped gym, indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, and steam room, all of which are complementary.

Those of you driving to the Green Isle Hotel will be pleased to know that parking is free for all guests. Rooms are available from £45 per night while the Grand Prix is in town.

Should you wish to stay in a different hotel away from the poker tournament, there are 100s of hotels in and around Dublin to suit every budget.

Grand Prix Dublin: Things to do away from the tournament

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The famous gates to the Guinness Storehouse (image courtesy of Flickr)

Dublin is an amazing city that is steeped in rich history. Life in Dublin can be as relaxed or as crazy as you want it to be.

One of the most popular attractions Dublin has to offer is the Guinness Storehouse tour where you are able to walk around sections of the famous Guinness factory learning about the surprisingly complex procedures used to make the world renowned stout. There’s even the opportunity to do a taste testing session, learn how to pull the perfect pint of Guinness and sample a pint in the sky bar which gives you 360 degree views of Dublin.

Whisky lovers can take a similar tour of distilleries of Teeling Whiskey and Jameson’s, and if you’re up for drinking, dancing and general shenanigans then you need to head to the world famous Temple Bar pub which has all of things in abundance.

Dublin also has some beautiful nature reserves and parks if you want something more tranquil. Head over to the likes of Phoenix Park, and St. Stephen’s Green for some relaxation, or visit the Dublin Zoo, or perhaps improve your knowledge of all things Dublin and Ireland in one of the 88 museums dotted around the city.

Grand Prix Dublin: A little about Dublin

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, located in the province of Leinster on Ireland’s east coast. The city’s name comes from the Gaelic word Dubhlinn, meaning “black, dark,” referring to a dark tidal pool, which is quite apt considering Dublin is the spiritual home of Guinness stout.

Several landmarks are found in Dublin, including Dublin Castle and one of the newest monuments the Spire of Dublin, a 121.2-metre conical spire made from stainless steel and is located on O’Connell Street – it is perfect for using to get your bearings if you wonder off the beaten track!

The currency in Dublin is the Euro so make sure you bring some with you, although there are plenty of ATMs throughout the city that can be used to withdraw cash.

Above all, simply enjoy Dublin. It is a fun and vibrant city, the locals are extremely welcoming and you are all but guaranteed a good time in the city even if the Poker Gods don’t let you have everything your own way during the Grand Prix Dublin Main Event.

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