Qualify now for PokerStars UKIPT Edinburgh

ukiptthumb.JPGby Nick Wealthall
Big time poker is coming to Scotland! The UKIPT hits Edinburgh from August 19 through 22 and I can't wait to see you there for one of the biggest events ever in Scottish poker and one of the most exciting dates on Season 1 of the tour.

It's long been established that Edinburgh would win "best place on the planet to live" if only it was a little bit further South and wasn't so cold for us sensitive southern types. We've cleverly got over that by having the event in the summer so the caveat's removed - Edinburgh is an awesome, beautiful, fun place to be.

Never is this truer than during the Edinburgh Festival, where the city becomes the cultural capital of the western world. I've been lucky enough to be in town during the festival several times before and if you haven't experienced it, you're in for a treat. The city is alive with street performers, live shows, outdoor events and more fun than you can imagine.

The UKIPT tournament is guaranteed to be one of the biggest tournaments in the history of poker in Scotland and if the rest of the season is anything to go by there will be a tonne of cash up for grabs as well as the honour of being the first ever Scottish winner on the tour. The event is taking place in the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, one of the most prestigious concert locations in Scotland. The event will be huge and I can't wait to see you there. Will it be you who picks up the title, just like Jamie Burland at UKIPT Brighton at the weekend?

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Jamie Burland won £65,400

Excited? Up for it? Well pay attention because here comes the science bit: The easiest way to be part of the action is to buy in or qualify for the event online. The important thing to know is that you can't buy in for cash at the Corn Exchange so you'll need to do it through your PokerStars.eu account. You will be able to open a new account at the Exchange if you don't organise it beforehand.

You can buy in directly right now on PokerStars.eu and qualifiers are running for as little as $5.50 or 500FPPs. You can also buy in for the main or side events at any Grosvenor or G Casino - for more information on this, please email ukipt@pokerstars.eu

Finally, if you don't get a package with us, make sure you get your accommodation sorted right now as Edinburgh during the festival is super popular.

Good luck if you're trying to qualify; I can't wait to see you for one of the most exciting and fun events of the year.

Simon Young
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