UKIPT Galway Main Event underway

The UK & Ireland Poker Tour Galway Main Event is underway in Ireland, and some of the best poker players in the region have made their way to the Emerald Isle to see if they can take home the title.

And, we'll be honest. It's a little awkward for us.

See, the UKIPT is largely a PokerStars tour and has been for four seasons. What's more, that Full Tilt Poker company used to be a competitor. But now, Full Tilt is part of the Rational Group which also runs PokerStars. Further, Full Tilt took over UKIPT Galway, and hence, took over the live reporting of of the event.

So, yes, it's a little awkward for us. Like, I dunno, watching your mother date your dad's business rival. Or something like that. I mean, on any other day, it would be us sharing an afternoon with Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen and figuring out where we could find the nearest pint of Guinness. But not today.


Alas, the PokerStars Blog is not there this week. But our writers are! Frequent PokerStars Blog contributors Gareth Chantler and Rod Stirzaker are writing for the Full Tilt Blog and covering all the action.

So...just this once...we'll encourage you to head across the street and read some coverage that's not here. You can see it all on the Full Tilt Poker Blog.

Good luck to all our friends in Galway. Bring us back a pint.

Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in UKIPT