MORE than 300 poker players will compete for a pot of around €500,000 at the Dublin leg of the World Poker Tour (WPT).
The competition, which will continue over the weekend, has kicked off in Dublin's City West Hotel for the second year running.
Last year Englishman Dave Shallow took down the pot but there are hopes for an Irish winner this year.
The event is open to anyone who can pay the €1,320 entry fee and the final table is due to be held on Sunday.
Along with "side events", there are also satellite games running over the weekend to allow amateurs to win a spot in the main event.
The entire final day will be streamed online worldwide from noon on Sunday at pkr.com/pkrlive.