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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

DUBLIN, Ireland -- today launches its Be Our Sponsored Pro competition which will see nine online qualifiers battle it out in a live tournament on March 28, 2009 to win a sponsorship
  package comprising paid entry and expenses for the Irish Open 2009, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Manchester main event, and the World Series of Poker $1,500 no-limit hold'em event.

There are nine seats up for grabs during March in nine different tournaments to suit all bank rolls. The winner of each tournament progresses to the live final table being held in Dublin's Jackpot Club on Saturday March 28 during the Poker for the Homeless March Madness weekend.

The hosts of the each event, which include sponsored pros Marty Smyth, Padraig Parkinson, Scott Gray, John O'Shea, and Rory Rees Brennan, will give the winning player an hour's tutorial before the final table.

The nine tournaments are (check tournament lobby for times):

* VIP level six tournament -- March 9th
* $30 Omaha tournament -- March 16th
* Turbo tournament -- March 18th
* Freeroll for new players -- March 19th
* Stake a pro tournament -- March 20th
* Megastack tournament -- March 22nd
* Tournament of champions -- March 23rd
* Premier League darts tournament -- March 24th
* Last chance saloon -- March 25th

The schedule for the Poker for the Homeless March Madness, where the Be Our Sponsored Pro live final table takes place on Saturday March 28, includes a €100 + €10 no-limit hold'em freezeout on Friday March 27 with 100 percent of registration fee and 20 percent of prize pool donated to homeless charities as well as a €100 + €10 no-limit hold'em team event on Sunday March 29 with 100 percent percent of registration fees donated to homeless charities. 60 percent of prize pool paid to the first three teams, 40 percent paid to the nine final table players.

Paul Spillane, head of poker at, said, "Over the last 12 months the Boylepoker 'Lucky Logo' has had an incredible run of winners. Ten different players have cashed for a total amount just under of $3 million led by pot-limit Omaha world champion and Poker Million winner Marty Smyth. We're now giving online players the chance to don the logo and hopefully some of its luck will rub off on them."


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