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Student only event to take place in March 2011 and winner will represent students in Irish Open 2011

5th November 2010 – PaddyPowerPoker.com today launches the very first PaddyPowerPoker.com Student Masters, a student only poker event which will take place in the Jackpot Card Club, Dublin on Saturday 19th March 2011. The €100 + €10 NLH Freezeout event will be open to anyone aged 18+ with a valid student card at the time of the event. All entry fee’s will go towards the prize pool and in addition PaddyPowerPoker.com will award a €3,500 Irish Open 2011 ticket to the winner of the Student Masters 2011.

There are a number of ways students can acquire their seat in the Student Masters event on paddypowerpoker.com:

* Freeroll tournament will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month from now until March with two Student Masters seats up for grabs each time.

* Online satellites are now running on PaddyPowerPoker.com, with a €10 Freezeout event held each Monday and a €2 Rebuy event held each Thursday.

* Players can buy in to the Student Masters event directly via the PaddyPowerPoker.com client for €110.

“I’m delighted to launch the PaddyPowerPoker.com Student Masters event and really look forward to this becoming a yearly tradition like our other poker events, the Irish Winter Festival and the Irish Open,” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for paddypowerpoker.com.  “Not only is this going to be a great student only poker event with a very sizeable prizepool of approximately €12,000, but the icing on the cake is that the winner will get to play in the Irish Open 2011 next April. This student will play against the worlds top poker professionals in Europe’s most prestigious poker event and they will battle it out for first prize in the region of €600,000 — now that is what most people would consider a life changing amount of money!”

(Paddy Power Poker Press Release)