UK & Ireland Poker Tour Season 5 Information
UKIPT Satellites - Qualify Now
Satellites for the next UKIPT event are running now, giving you the chance to win a prize package that includes tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and money for expenses. To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Live Events’ & ‘Europe’.
The UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is back for Season 5, bringing the best in live poker to a city near you. This is the region’s biggest tournament series, and you can qualify now exclusively at PokerStars. Win a prize package and you’ll have everything you need to join the action. The schedule visits all four corners of the region, which means there’s an event for everyone.
Building on the huge success of the previous seasons, Season 5 kicks-off in London at PokerStars Live at The Hippodrome, with further stops to be announced soon.
You’ll also be playing for Leader Board points, with prizes awarded to the top players at the end of the season. Go to the UKIPT Leader Board page to find out more. For more details on all of the stops on the tour, tournament rules and regulations, and much more, check out the official UKIPT website.
Season 5 Schedule
The following information is subject to change.
|LONDON, England||PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome||£700 + 70*||January 20-25, 2015|
|NOTTINGHAM, England||Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club||£1,000 + 100*||April 12-20, 2015|
|MARBELLA, Spain||Casino Marbella||€1,000 + 100*||June 11-21, 2015|
|BRISTOL, England||Rainbow Casino||£700 + 70*||August 6-9, 2015|
|DOUGLAS, Isle of Man||Villa Marina||£400 + £40||October 1-4, 2015|
|EDINBURGH, Scotland||Fountain Park Entertainment Centre||£700 + 70*||November 19-22, 2015|
|DUBLIN, Ireland||Royal Dublin Society||€1,000 + 100*||February 10-20, 2016|
* 3% of tournament prize-pool will be withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers.
** 4% of tournament prize-pool will be withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers.
The UKIPT reserves the right to cancel or alter details of listed events at its discretion.
Find UKIPT Satellites Now
- Download and launch the PokerStars game software
- Navigate to the Main Lobby, click the ‘Live Events’ tab and select the ‘EUROPE’ region
- Select ‘UKIPT’ from the ‘Type’ menu to see all upcoming events with satellites
Season 5 Highlights
Bristol | 446 Players | £302,834 Prize Pool | 1st Pierrick Tallon (£53,000)
Pierrick Tallon became the second Belgian - after Gilles Augustus who won UKIPT Coventry in 2010 - to land a UKIPT Main Event when he triumphed in Bristol, taking home £53,000 after striking a deal with fellow PokerStars qualifier Chris Brice. Tallon went into the final table as chip leader and claimed the win when his A3 held against his rival’s K4 in the final hand.
Isle of Man+
Isle of Man| 348 Players | £135,412 Prize Pool | 1st: Daniel Stacey (£24,170)
Daniel Stacey was crowned winner in the Isle of Man after a gruelling final table lasted over seven hours. Coming into heads-up with 1.3 million chips to eventual runner-up Paren Arzoomanian’s 7.5 million, Stacey left himself with it all to do, and after a deal was agreed between the pair, the 25-year-old went on the offensive. A few double-ups later and he was £24,170 richer thanks to turning a full house to Arzoomanian’s straight in the final hand.
Marbella | 841 Players | €807,360 Prize Pool | 1st: Isidoro Barreña (€150,800)
June 2015 marked the third time the UKIPT had joined forces with the Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) in Marbella, and the latest event on the sun-drenched Andalusian coast was one for the record books. The Main Event attracted 841 players - the biggest field in the event’s history - and the later stages were dominated by home-grown talent, with five of the final eight players hailing from Spain. When the final cards had been dealt, it was Isidoro Barreña who sat triumphant after defeating Jose Angel Latorre heads-up for the trophy and €150,800 winner’s cheque.
Nottingham | 1,026 Players | £1,000,000 Prize Pool | 1st: Sam Mitten-Lawrence (£182,000)
PokerStars qualifier Sam Mitten-Lawrence emerged victorious from a field of over 1,000 players at the city's famous Dusk Till Dawn poker room, in what was only his second ever live tournament. A strong final table performance from Patrick Clarke saw the Irishman eliminate three players before coming up against Mitten-Lawrence, who out-flopped him to send him out in 4th. With three players remaining, online pro Mitten-Lawrence held over half the chips in play and managed to see out the tourney for his first live tourney cash of £182,000.
London | 742 players | £503,818 prize pool | 1st: Rapinder Cheema (£78,825)
The first UKIPT event of the season saw 742 players arrive in England's capital for a shot at the trophy and more than £500,000 in prize money. Despite plenty of familiar faces and proven winners, it was Rapinder Cheema who finished on top, winning his first-ever poker tournament (live or online) for close to £80,000. The father-of-one saw off the challenge of PokerStars Qualifier, Fernando Marin, heads-up after the duo had earlier agreed to a deal.