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- Poker Diary Alert… PokerStars Announce 2023 UK & Ireland Poker Tour Full Schedule
Poker Diary Alert… PokerStars Announce 2023 UK & Ireland Poker Tour Full Schedule
After COVID effectively confined us to our homes for so long, it’s great to see the poker world thrive once again, with the return of a host of live poker tournaments to add to the delights of real money online poker - for the poker eco-system to prosper, the two need to be working in tandem.
The mighty PokerStars has a successful track record of giving online poker tournament players opportunities to turn their online skills to a live poker experience at big money, prestigious festivals, and the full schedule of their latest venture is now available.
The PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is sure to be one of the year’s most popular poker series, having kicked off so well with the Irish Poker Open 2023 which, impressively, was a record-breaking edition.
PokerStars are also adding some extra spice by bringing back a UKIPT Leaderboard (see below) that will crown the Player of the Year.
UKIPT 2023 tour stops include:
- (The Irish Open, Royal Dublin Society: 3-10 April)
- UKIPT Blackpool, Grosvenor Casino: 11-16 July
- UKIPT Brighton, Rendezvous Casino: 5-10 September
- UKIPT London, Hippodrome & The Dilly: 19-24 September
- UKIPT Edinburgh, Genting Fountain Park: 24-29 October
- UKIPT Nottingham Grand Final, Dusk Till Dawn: 4-14 November
Note that the UKIPT Grand Final includes a stop in Nottingham, with a £1,000,000 guarantee, while the London leg of the tour includes the popular Women’s event.
UK stops will have a £1,100 buy-in for the Main Event, while there’s also a £2,200 buy-in High Roller fixture at each edition. As usual at PokerStars, you can win your way to these exciting UKIPT events at bargain prices via ongoing bankroll-friendly online satellites across .COM/.EU, .FR and .ES platforms. There are two types of prizes are up for grabs, namely Seat Only (valued at £1,100) and Seat + £400 expense package (valued at £1,500).
UKIPT 2023 Leaderboard
The dedicated UKIPT Leaderboard, which includes all stops plus the Summer Festival Malta, works on a points-based system that awards points to every player who cashes in an eligible event, these being all standard Multi-Table Tournaments with a buy in over £220/€220 (excluding satellites). Points are based on finishing position and number of event entries.
The top three Leaderboard finishers will receive the following prizes:
- 1st Prize: £15,000 UKIPT 2024 Package (£11,000 in 2024 live event credits plus £4,000 cash expenses)
- 2nd Prize: £2,200 in 2024 live event credits
- 3rd Prize: £1,100 in 2024 live event credits
Cedric Billot, Associate Director for Live Events, had this to say about the leading online poker operator’s popular tour: “We are delighted to bring back the full schedule of the UKIPT, including five stops across the UK, as well as the Irish Poker Open which was a huge success earlier this year. I am also very pleased to announce that our UKIPT Tournament leaderboard has been introduced and will include the Summer Festival Malta”...
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Good luck at the tables, and have fun!