The UKIPT returns to Edinburgh later this month

Perhaps the sign of a true Champion is that they have no clue what the city they're in has going for it? It could be a place of cultural and architectural gems, but to the winner of a poker tournament it simply provides the scenery viewed from the taxi window on the way back to the airport.

Any UKIPT Edinburgh winner might tell you a similar story.

There are spectacular cities in which to play poker, and then there are places like Edinburgh. The Scottish capital is a location you can't help but stare at open mouthed and consider whether immediate elimination from the event you're playing might not be all that bad. Although that's hardly the attitude from which winners are forged.

All this is the long way of saying that the UK and Ireland Poker Tour is heading back Edinburgh for the latest leg of Season 5.

As anyone eliminated early from the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event will tell you, it's a city with plenty to boast about, including the Castle, and a UNESCO World Heritage site that comprises an Old and New Town.

Last season Dean Hutchison saw none of that, as the Glaswegian pro defeated Team Pro Liv Boeree heads-up to first place and a winner's cheque of £93,900.

dean_hutchison_liv_boeree_13nov15.jpgDean Hutchison and Liv Boeree

This year we expect more of the same.

The Main Event runs from November 19-22 at the Genting Club Casino at the Fountain Park Entertainment Centre. The Main Event now has a £700 + £70 buy-in with side events to include a £500 + £50 Late Night Turbo on Friday November 20, as well as a £2,000 + £200 High Roller event on Saturday November 21. There will also be a £300 + £30 Edinburgh Cup featuring a single re-entry.

Think you've got what it takes to ignore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? Stop by the UKIPT homepage for full details.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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