UKIPT to open Season 5 in London

Following the success of the 2014 EPT London Poker Festival -The European Poker Tour (EPT) and United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour took over the capital - the PokerStars UKIPT will return to London on January 20th. The first stop will see the nation's biggest poker tour kick started at the The Hippodrome Casino, London

In 2014, the fourth Season of the UKIPT hosted over 7,700 Main Event entries, and with registration for the 2015 Season now open, along with satellites games live to qualify online at PokerStars.com, prospective players are being offered the opportunity to make their mark on poker history.

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Lining up for London last season

Last year, the UKIPT awarded £7 million in prizes and 2015's six-day event looks set to take over the capital once again, as some of the UK's top home-grown talent take their place at the felt. The Grand Final witnessed Brett Angell, a Teesside IT consultant, take the top prize of £115,083 from the £762,300 prize pool, seeing off over 1,000 entrants in a battle of skill and endurance. This year's tournament will see Team PokerStars Pro, Jake Cody, looking to build on his previous two final table places.

The first stop of the UKIPT will run in London from January 20th to January 25th, and with a £700 + £70 buy-in for the Main Event, competition will be fierce. Cash games will feature around the clock 24/7. There will be a selection of side events to choose from including a £3,000 + £300 High Roller event taking place on January 20th and January 21st.

The tour will be hitting the top poker destinations across the UK and Ireland, including Edinburgh, Nottingham, Bristol and Dublin, as well as a stop-off in Marbella. This season, the tournament will feature High Roller events at every stop, in addition to a full side event schedule and a £1million prize pool guarantee on UKIPT Nottingham Main Event.

To register your seat, or play in a satellite game, log on to www.pokerstars.com
For further information on the tournament and its full schedule, please visit www.ukipt.com/tournaments/london

UKIPT Staff
@PokerStars in London