PokerStars Launch UK and Ireland Poker Tour

PokerStars Launch UK and Ireland Poker Tour

Monday, 2 November 2009

Nationwide, UK and Irish players will welcome the news that online poker giants PokerStars are expanding their live tournament circuit with the inaugural UK and Ireland Poker Tour, beginning with the Irish Poker Championships in December and culminating ten months later with the £5,000 EPT London.

The buy-ins are mostly affordable, with the key venue of Nottingham’s Dusk Til Dawn club carrying a buy-in of only £550 – the average amongst the events. Of course the London finale carries a buy-in ten times the size but for the most part, all the events are mid-stakes tournaments.

One thing is for sure – the Bluff Europe team will certainly be earning their FPPs trying to qualify for a few of these events.

The full schedule is as follows:

UKIPT Galway December 11-14 Radisson Hotel €2,000
UKIPT Manchester February 11-14, 2010 G Casino £500 + 50
UKIPT Coventry April 8-11, 2010 G Casino £500 + 50
UKIPT Nottingham May 13-16, 2010 Dusk Till Dawn £500 + 50
UKIPT Killarney June 24-27, 2010 Gleneagle Hotel €1,000 + 100
UKIPT Brighton July 15-18, 2010 Rendezvous Casino £1,000 + 100
UKIPT Dublin September 9-12, 2010 Burlington Hotel €1,000 + 100
UKIPT London October 2-8, 2010 Metropole Hotel £5,000 + 300

Satellites are now running online for UKIPT Galway. Qualify for as little $0.25 at PokerStars.

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