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Fitzwilliam Cash Game Poker Academy

CashGameAcademyAll you ever wanted to know about Cash Poker, but were afraid to ask… Cash games can be daunting to players more familiar with playing in poker tournaments. However with a little bit of study and dedication many poker players find cash poker more interesting and profitable than tournament play. To help bridge this gap, the Fitzwilliam are providing an opportunity to learn the basics of successful cash game play from proven cash game winner, Daragh Thomas. Daragh made a professional living from cash game poker for 8 years with only one losing month in that period. He also wrote a monthly strategy article for Card Player magazine and was involved in an online poker coaching site. Over the course of 2 weeks from 11th August on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Daragh will host 4 one-hour seminars to share his knowledge and insights into successful cash game play. These seminars are free to attend and open to all members of the Fitzwilliam. To book a place, simply email your details to pokerdesk@fitzwilliamcardclub.com before Monday 11th August or register directly at the Poker Desk in the Club. Seminar Details:
  • Monday 11th August, 6:00pm, Seminar 1 Introduction, lesson plan, broad concepts of cash game play.
  • Wednesday 13th August, 6:00pm, Seminar 2: Technical work (mainly pre-flop)
  • Monday 18th August, 6:00pm, Seminar 3: Technical work (mainly post-flop)
  • Wednesday 20th August, 6:00pm: Seminar 4: Becoming a winning poker player.

Rolex Grand Prize Draw

rolex600We are delighted to launch our biggest ever gaming promotion -  by just playing on Roulette, Brag, Blacjack or Punto Banco, you have a chance to win a pair of highly-desireable, Ladies and Gents Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watches worth over €16,000! A host of other great cash prizes are also on offer in the Grand Prize Draw which will take place in December - start picking up those tickets now! Further details here.

New Blackjack Pay-outs!

blackjackTourneyBlackjack is now better value than ever in the Fitzwilliam with 2 great new pay-outs:
  • We now pay 2-1 odds when you draw 3 x 7s.
  • We also pay 2-1 odds on a seven-card trick.
For further details on Blackjack and live dealer gaming in Dublin’s Favourite Casino, click here.

Fitz End of Month Freeroll Series - Irish Eyes Poker

IEPHive logoThe Hive at Irish Eyes Poker are delighted to be running a series of online freerolls to the Fitzwilliam EOM Tournament. The freerolls take place at 6pm every day from Sat 19th to Tues 29th July at 6.30pm (with 1 hour late reg). Each free entry satellite has 2 x Fitzwilliam EOM Online Satellite Final tokens GTD. The Fitzwilliam EOM Online Satellite Final takes place on Wed 30th July at 8pm (with 1 hour late reg allowed) and has an €8+0.80 buy-in, 2 x €8 rebuys and one double chip Add-on for €8 up to the end of the first hour. 1 X €270 ticket is guaranteed plus extra seats for every €270 in the prizepool. (Note: No cash exchange for ticket). Full details here.

League of Champions - First Winners

Huge congratulations to the joint winners of the inaugural quarterly Fitzwilliam League of Champions playoff; club favourites Samantha Otto and Declan Connolly. After 27 qualifiers had been whittled down to just 2 finallists, Sam and Deco agreed a chop and split €1,600. SamDeco

Samantha and Declan, united in victory.

The next playoff tournament is scheduled for October 5th when the top 25 tournament players, alongside 2 wild card tournament winners, will contest a guaranteed €3,000 prize pool. Points are earned for entering and cashing in all regular Fitzwilliam tournaments.  

€500 Guaranteed Blackjack Tourney - 9th July

blackjackTourneyCalling all Blackjack players – we are hosting a blackjack tournament on Wednesday 9th July @ 9:30pm. €20 entry (no registration fee) with a guaranteed minimum prize pool of €500. Book your spot at the Pit Stand from today!

League of Champions - July Playoff

League of Champions - July Tournament Qualifiers

The following players (with starting stacks) have qualified for for the first League of Champions quarterly playoff to be held  at 18:30 Sunday 6th July. Prize pool €3000.
  1. Joseph Elmonem       10000
  2. Stuart Samuels       9750
  3. Anthony Morrison   9500
  4. Ilona Porr       9250
  5. William Mulrooney   9000
  6. Des Fagan       8750
  7. Declan Connolly       8500
  8. Jimmy Mo Yau Wan   8250
  9. Harold Huberman       8000
  10. Paddy Hicks       7750
  11. Samantha       7500
  12. Tamas Kovacs       7250
  13. Declan Leeds O'Connell   7000
  14. Jude Mccarthy       6750
  15. Tony Byrne       6500
  16. Thomas Nolan       6250
  17. Ricardo Abu       6000
  18. Kevin Deane       5750
  19. Dainius Zilinskas   5500
  20. Brian Dowling       5125
  21. Sean Judge       5125
  22. Gary Satelle       4750
  23. Alexandru Macovei   4500
  24. Daragh Thomas       4250
  25. Stephen Vaughan       4000
  26. Conor Loughran*       4000
  27. Pat Vickers*       4000
* denotes randomly chosen wildcard entry.   The Fitzwilliam League of Champions began on 1st April 2014. Full details here.

More Chips!

winning_handYou asked for more chips - you got 'em! In response to player demand, from Saturday June 28th we are increasing the chip stacks as follows:
  • Saturday 9:00pm,  €25 Hold’em NL Freezeout: Starting stack now 8,000 chips.
  • Sunday 8:00pm, €50 + €5 No Limit Freezeout: Starting stack now 12,000 chips.
  • Monday 8:00pm, €80 Hold’em NL Freezeout: Starting stack now 13,000 chips.
  • Wednesday 8:00pm, €25 Hold’em NL Multi-rebuy: Starting stack now 5,000 chips and add-on 8,000 chips.
Full details on tournament schedule.

The Fitz at the World Series of Poker!

2014 WSOPEV9_Day3Las Vegas: at the World Series of Poker 2014, Fitzwilliam member John Fontana finished in 4th place at the $1000 NL Hold’em Bracelet Event and picked up just under €100k for his efforts! Well played John and we really dig the hat!

Introduce a Friend and win €€€€€!

refer_friend Introduce a friend as a member of the Fitzwilliam and you automatically pick up a ticket for a cash draw where you could win one of two €250 amounts in Cash! Each new member introduced means one entry ticket into the draw which will take place alongside our special members cash and prize draw. Tickets are available at Reception upon entry.