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DON’T MISS THE AMBASSADOR MEET-UP GAME

Get ready for an electrifying poker experience at UKIPT London as PokerStars announces a fun-filled Ambassador Meet-Up Game on Tuesday, August 6th at 8 pm.

Following the massive success of Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg and Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot’s meet-up game at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), this event promises to be a thrilling addition to the festival with its fun and engaging Mystery Bounty format.

The meet-up tournament is a £220 Bounty Freezeout Event… with a twist.

What makes this event particularly exciting is the opportunity for players to knock out ambassadors and win big. Imagine the adrenaline rush as you take down a player and claim their bounty chip for £100 cash. 

But that’s not all – KO’ing a PokerStars Ambassador also earns you a special envelope containing either a Power Path Bronze Pass worth $109 or a coveted Silver Pass worth $2,500. With two Silver Passes and several Bronze Passes up for grabs, every Ambassador knockout brings the possibility of a substantial reward.

lex veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis is following up Lex Live with a trip to UKIPT London

Moreover, the tournament winner will also bag themselves a seat in the prestigious UKIPT Nottingham Main Event on top of the first-place prize money! Yep, the stakes just got higher.

But the excitement doesn’t end with the poker action. As players are eliminated, the atmosphere will shift to a lively social scene with free drinks and nibbles available as you mingle with fellow players, PokerStars Ambassadors, and Team Pros. It’s a perfect setting to share stories, learn tips, and build connections within the poker community.

Expect to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in poker, including Lex Veldhuis, Sam Grafton, Barny Boatman, Joe Stapleton, James Hartigan, Adam McKola, Rory Jennings, Georgina “GJ Reggie” James, Nick Walsh, and Kerryjane Craigie. 

Mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss it!

Here’s the key info:

  • NLHE Bounty Freezeout – Ambassador Meet-Up
  • £220 buy-in
  • 8 pm on Tuesday 6th August at the Hippodrome Casino
  • £100 cash when you KO a player
  • Extra Power Path envelope when you KO an Ambassador
  • First-place money plus a UKIPT Nottingham seat up top!

MEGA QUALIFIER THIS SUNDAY (21ST JULY)

On Sunday, July 21 at 21:20 CET there will be a £109 Mega Qualifier with at least 10 Seats + Expenses packages worth £1,500 guaranteed!

If that’s too steep, don’t worry! There’s an £11 Mega Sat to the Mega Qualifier with 20 £109 seats guaranteed.

There will also be three £1.10 feeders with 10 seats GTD to the £11 Mega sat.

Plenty of chances to win a seat and book a trip to UKIPT London!

To find the satellites search for UKIPT London or go to EVENTS > LIVE> UKIPT London.

HOW TO QUALIFY

Did you know you can win a full package to UKIPT London covering your £1,100 Main Event seat and £400 expenses on PokerStars?

Here’s how:

Every week leading up to the event (which runs August 3-11) there will be three Seats and Expenses qualifiers with a buy-in of £109:

  • 1 Seat and Expenses GTD, on Tuesday @ 21:20 CET
  • 1 Seat and Expenses GTD, on Thursday @ 21:20 CET
  • 3 Seats and Expenses GTD, on Sunday @ 21:20 CET

But you don’t have to pony up £109 to enter — you can get in for much cheaper.

Daily feeder tournaments to the qualifiers begin as low as £1.10 and run from 16:00 CET every day. These lead to an £11 feeder that then takes you to the £109.

There are also £5.50 daily direct feeders to the £109 from 18:15 CET.

ABOUT UKIPT LONDON

The beloved UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) returns to London in August 2024 for nine days of exhilarating poker action.

From August 3-11, the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square will host the iconic tour — the first stop since its summer holiday in Malaga in June.

Previous UKIPT London winners include Spain’s high roller superstar Sergio Aido and last year’s champ Dylan Bradley, who took home £71,650 after defeating a 374-entry field.

KEY DATES

UKIPT Cup: August 10-11 – £330

UKIPT Main Event: August 4-11 – £1,100

UKIPT High Roller: August 7-8 – £2,200

FULL SCHEDULE

While every UKIPT stop is headlined by its flagship events — the £1,100 Main Event, £2,200 High Roller, and £330 Cup — there are plenty of side events plus cash games running 24 hours a day.

You’ll find the full UKIPT London schedule here.

VENUE INFORMATION

UKIPT London is taking place at London’s Hippodrome Casino.

Address: The Hippodrome Casino London, Cranbourn St, London WC2H 7JH, United Kingdom
Telephone number: +44 20 7769 8888
Dress Code: Smart casual
Minimum Age: 18
NB: Photo ID is required for entry and all players must be members of the Hippodrome Casino

WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR?

After three days of play and a dominating final table performance that saw him eliminate five of the final eight, Newcastle’s Dylan Bradley became the UKIPT London 2023 champ — and £71,650 better off.

“It’s great, it’s nice to win,” he told us immediately after the victory. “I just ran well on the final table, to be honest. It was nice when everyone was so short, I just got to raise every hand. It was an ideal set-up.”

His heads-up opponent, 38-year-old electrician and barber/cafe owner Stephen Cherry, also hailed from Newcastle, giving us an all-Geordie heads-up.

“It was actually quite nuts,” said Bradley. “There can’t have been that many Geordies in this and yet we both came in the top two.”

This was Bradley’s first live tournament cash, and therefore his first title. 

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” he said as he prepared to take his winner’s photo. “It’s nice to get the trophy. I might start to play more tournaments now!”

Click here to read everything from last year.

LATEST FROM THE UKIPT

MALAGA

Artús Giménez has won the Estrellas Poker Tour and UK & Ireland Poker Tour Málaga’s €1,100 Main Event in June, taking home €145,000 after a heads-up deal with Tomasz Wrobel. The event was the largest ESPT field ever seen outside of Barcelona.

A delighted Giménez has, in his words, “played his best possible poker” to emerge victorious after a four-day fight to – and through – the final table.

“I will need a couple of days to process it,” Giménez said of his victory, telling the interviewer that he had “run very good all tournament”, with a couple of big Day 3 hands pushing him up to the lead.

Here’s everything that happened in Malaga.

IRISH OPEN

The record-breaking Irish Open Main Event 2024 took place in March and was won by Tero Laurila, who took home €292,685 for his efforts following a three-handed deal.

Check out our Irish Open coverage hub.

EDINBURGH AND BRIGHTON

We had not one but two PokerStars Team Pro champions on the UKIPT in 2023.

First, Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg captured his first major live title, defeating a 352-entry field to win the £1,100 UKIPT Brighton Main Event for £69,120 in September.

The PokerStars Team Pro told us after his victory: “It’s unbelievable. I’m lost for words. I’m genuinely really emotional. I didn’t think I would be because there was such a good atmosphere at the final table, it didn’t feel like a final table.

“I no longer feel like an online guy who plays a bit of live. I’m just a poker pro.”

Catch up on everything that happened at UKIPT Brighton here.

Then Fintan “easywithaces” Hand did the same, taking down the 220-entry UKIPT Edinburgh for £44,200.

“It’s always nice winning any poker tournament. It’s nice whether it’s for $500 5k or 44,000 pounds,” said Hand.

“And that’s my biggest score ever. I’ve not played a lot of live poker. So, to win a tournament and beat my best score is fantastic. And the trophy is bloody beautiful. It’s lovely.”

Here’s our Edinburgh coverage.

EVERYTHING ELSE

UKIPT OFFICIAL SITE
The PokerStars Live official page, with everything you need to know about the tournament series in London.

FULL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
There are 25 events across the UKIPT London tournament series. Here’s the day-by-day schedule.

DOWNLOAD THE POKERSTARS LIVE APP
All the info you need on your mobile device from the Apple iStore or Google Play for Android.

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