Four cures for poker’s seasonal wanderlust

April 06, 2012


No matter where you live in the world, this is likely the time of year you start to get a little lustful…wanderlustful, if you will. Whether it’s spring in the north or autumn in the south, these are the seasons when our hearts and minds start to wander.

Fortunately, PokerStars is on top of it. Need something to do in the next six weeks? Here are four different cures for the wanderlust that ails you.

UKIPT Nottingham

The UKIPT is not messing around in Nottingham next week. The tour is offering a £1 million guarantee and two Day 1 flights. All of that’s available for a £770 buy-in. Running April 6-11, the main event is expected to pull in more than 1,400 people. Last season, Gareth Walker topped a 1,058-player field for a £109,000 first prize. You’ll find the tournament at the Nottingham Dusk til Dawn venue. For more information, visit the UKIPT Nottingham page.

EPT Berlin

The EPT is still getting some rest after a long, long, long final table in Campione, but there isn’t long until EPT Berlin kicks off. Running April 16-21, the €5,300 main event will draw players from all over Germany, Europe, and the world. Online satellites to the main event are still available for as little as €1.10. Last year in Berlin, Ben Wilinofsky won €825,000 and the EPT trophy for his first place finish. For the full festival schedule, visit the EPT Berlin web page.


Ben Wilinofsky


Need a quick stop in paradise? Try APPT Cebu. A circuit favorite in that part of the world, Cebu’s main event goes off April 25 at Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino. Meanwhile, PokerStars qualifiers will relax in style at the amazing Shangri-La Mactan resort. Last season, Vivian Im won in Cebu and paved her road to becoming a Team PokerStars Pro. For full information and the tournament schedule, visit the APPT Cebu page.

LAPT Punta del Este

It’s still 45 days away, but LAPT Punta del Este is one of the most relaxing autumn trips you’ll take. Held at the exclusive Mantra resort in the La Baraa community of Punta del Este, the LAPT event in Uruguay. Last season, Alex Komaromi became the first player from Uruguay to win an LAPT title. This year, the $2,500 main event runs May 23-27. Satellites are running on PokerStars right now.

So, there you go. If you have happy feet and need to get on the move, there are four amazing places where you can visit and have a chance at winning a bunch of money and a poker title.

Safe travels!


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