New stops added to UKIPT schedule

New stops added to UKIPT schedule

Friday, 1 February 2013

Get your passport ready, the UKIPT is going on holiday. Organisers PokerStars have confirmed that the popular live series is heading to Spain for a maiden event in Marbella as well as visiting Galway and the Isle of Man for the first time.

UKIPT Season 4 will kick off with an event in Marbella on the Costa del Sol in Spain in June. For the first time, UKIPT will partner with the popular Spanish Estrellas Poker Tour to create a week-long poker festival.

The action heads to Galway in August to coincide with the western town's famous horse racing festival. PokerStars will build a special ‘poker village’ for the two week series with event highlights including a one-week Cash Game Festival - the Irish Bridge Masters - and the inaugural UK versus Ireland Heads-Up Championship, with the second week focus on the Main Event.

In October, the tour will head to Spanish Estrellas Poker TourLondon to the opulent Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, followed by a visit to the Isle of Man in November. Following the massive success of the Nottingham event in Season 3, the UKIPT will head back to the Dusk Till Dawn poker club in December where the schedule will include the very first 6-Max Main Event in the history of the tour.

Each Main Event will feature a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000 with the winner set to pocket at least €100,000.

The current line up is as follows with more dates and venues set to follow.

MARBELLA June 13-17 CASINO MARBELLA €1,000 + €100
GALWAY August 8-12 VOLVO RACE €1,000 + €100
LONDON October 2-6 CONNAUGHT ROOMS £1,000 + £100
ISLE OF MAN Oct 31-Nov 4 VILLA MARINA £1,000 + £100
NOTTINGHAM (6MAX) Nov 28-Dec 2 DUSK TILL DAWN £1,000 + £100

“After three successful UKIPT seasons our challenge for Season 4 was to try and continue that success whilst offering fresh and new experiences for our players,” said UKIPT president Kirsty Thompson. “PokerStars is in a unique position to marry two tours, and by taking the UKIPT on holiday to Marbella we are making the most of our far reaching poker network, and adding a £500k guarantee to each of the Main Events increases the excitement factor”.

The Season 3 action resumes later this month with Rochestown Park the venue for UKIPT Cork. The €700+€70 Main Event runs from 14-18 February 2013. Qualify online for UKIPT Cork and future events at PokerStars. New players can earn a 100% first deposit bonus of $500. Sign up here.

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