The favored reside occasion won’t go forward for the second yr in a row due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Earlier this yr the Irish Open was one of many first main poker occasions to postpone due to COVID-19, now it seems it is going to be one of many first reside poker casualties of 2021.
Yesterday the organisers announced the occasion, pencilled in for March 2021, can be postponed once more. Eire has a 5 tier COVID-19 plan and even on the most secure tier they didn’t assume the competition may go forward.
There may be nonetheless hope that the occasion may go forward in a while within the yr and different dates are being checked out. Till then for the second yr in a row an internet leg of the Irish Open will happen at partypoker on March 29 with a €1 million assured Primary Occasion.
With the optimistic information of a number of vaccines being rolled out early in 2021 lots of people assume Easter is when the world will start to see some normality. If so it’s unlucky timing for the Irish Open which historically takes place over Easter weekend.
Certainly, this author even (wrongly) predicted that the Irish Open is likely to be the primary main poker competition to reopen in 2021. It’s the second main competition to postpone a 2021 occasion, because the Aussie Thousands and thousands did the identical final month.
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