It’s the UK & Ireland’s most exciting poker tour, with huge prize pools up for grabs in some of the region’s coolest cities.
Satellites for the next UKIPT event are running now, giving you the chance to win a prize package that includes tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and money for expenses. To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Events’, ‘More’ & ‘UKIPT’.
The UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is back for Season 4, bringing the best in live poker to a city near you. This is the region’s biggest tournament series, and you can qualify now exclusively at PokerStars. Win a prize package and you’ll have everything you need to join the action. The schedule visits all four corners of the region, which means there’s an event for everyone.
Building on the huge success of the previous three seasons, Season 4 will break new ground with an opening event in Marbella, Spain and then visit exciting destinations like Galway, and the Isle of Man, as well as the famous Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham. The tour also has new lower buy-in events at PokerStars Live at The Hippodrome in London. With big prize pools, tournament titles and Grand Final seats up for grabs at every event, UKIPT Season 4 will be huge.
You’ll also be playing for Leader Board points, with prizes awarded to the top players at the end of the season. Go to the UKIPT Leader Board page to find out more. For more details on all of the stops on the tour, tournament rules and regulations, player database and much more, check out the official UKIPT website.
The following information is subject to change.
|UKIPT Series 1||April 12-14, 2013||The Hippodrome Casino, London||£250 + 25|
|PokerStars Marbella Festival||June 10-16, 2013||Casino Marbella, Spain||€1,000 +100|
|UKIPT Series 2||June 28-30, 2013||The Hippodrome Casino, London||£250 + 25|
|UKIPT Galway||August 8-12, 2013||Full Tilt Poker Village||€1,000 +100|
|UKIPT Series 3||September 27-29, 2013||The Hippodrome Casino, London||£250 + 25|
|UKIPT London||October 2-6, 2013||Connaught Rooms||£1,000 +100|
|UKIPT Isle of Man||October 31-November 4, 2013||Villa Marina||£1,000 +100|
|UKIPT Nottingham 6-Max||November 28-December 2, 2013||Dusk Till Dawn||£1,000 +100|
Win a full prize package via PokerStars satellites and you’ll receive everything you need to play an UKIPT event in style, as the package includes Main Event buy-in, accommodation and cash for expenses. You can locate the UKIPT Satellites in the PokerStars game software by following the three simple steps below.
Nottingham | 458 players | £500,000 prize pool | 1st: Ben Mayhew (£72,840)
Nottingham played host to the only 6-Max Main Event on Season 4 of the UKIPT, and it was an emotional Ben Mayhew who walked away with the £72,840 first prize. The poker pro defeated a final table packed full of some of the region’s best up-and-coming players, and, after striking a three-way deal, Mayhew beat local player Tony Salmon heads-up for the title.
London | 747 players | £724,590 prize pool | 1st: Robbie Bull (£113,405)
The UKIPT London Main Event ended with victory for 21-year old Robbie Bull over a total field of 747 players. Scotsman Bull beat current Irish Open champion Ian Simpson heads-up to win £113,405, a deal having secured Simpson £106,869. The 177-runner UKIPT High Roller was won by Vanessa Selbst. The Team PokerStars Pro beat a stacked field to add another High Roller title to her already full trophy cabinet.
Series 3 | 464 players | £112,520 prize pool | 1st: Dinh Tuan Nguyen (£15,348)
Players from 49 countries came together at The Hippodrome Casino to compete for a share of the £112,520 prize pool. After a tense three hours of final table play, action came down to a heads-up battle between Brit Daniel Bonfield and Dinh Tuan Nguyen of Vietnam. The decisive pot would see Nguyen take the title, £15,348, and a place in the UKIPT Season 4 Champion of Champions tournament with his T-7s out-flopping Bonfield’s A-8.
Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival | 860 players | €1,000,000 prize pool | 1st: Alan Gold (€187,494)
Galway played host to the newly launched Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Main Event, and it was Alan Gold who stole the headlines, collecting €187,494 after seeing off PokerStars qualifier Paul Febers heads-up. Gold, a 31-year-old online poker professional and Omaha cash game specialist, was dominant throughout, turning an early final table chip lead into a career-best win in Ireland.
Series 2 | 478 players | £115,915 prize pool | 1st: Gabriel Dragomir (£16,480)
Gabriel Dragomir became the second-ever UKIPT Series champion, winning £16,480 after defeating a field of 478 players at PokerStars LIVE at the Hippodrome Casino in London. The 29 year old Romanian businessman played in the event for fun while in London visiting friends, but managed to lock up first place scooping the trophy, title and prize money. Places second to eighth all took home £8,000 after a deal was struck nine-handed.
PokerStars Marbella Festival | 763 players | €732,480 prize pool | 1st: Ludovic Geilich (€130,000)
The UK & Ireland’s biggest poker tour teamed up with its sister event, the Estrellas Poker Tour, to stage a huge event in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol. The Main Event attracted regulars and qualifiers from both tours, with 763 players registering to contest the tournament. A total of 88 places were paid, and the big winner was Ludovic Geilich from Germany, who beat ESPT 3 Ibiza champion Pablo Rojas Martinez in the heads-up finale.
Series 1 | 343 players | £83,177 prize pool | 1st: Jake Cody (£19,400)
The first-ever UKIPT Series event took place in the spectacular surroundings of the PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome Casino London and there was a stellar winner, Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody. The EPT, World Series and WPT champ added a UKIPT Series title to his resume, with a performance that saw him best a field of 343 players to claim another trophy and £19,400 in first place prize money.