The poker community is enjoying a few days of a well-deserved break, before the action resumes in January with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the Aussie Millions. Meanwhile, players get to compete in online tournaments or spend some quality time with those dear to them, recharging their batteries after a long and intense year.
UK & Ireland Poker Tour officials have recently announced the key dates for the biggest live poker tour to be held in the British Isles and abroad in 2014. There are a total of six tournaments included, so those who plan on participating in all the UKIPT events should make sure they don’t have anything scheduled for those particular dates. It all begins with the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event which will kick off on January 16 and conclude four days later, having a guaranteed prize pool of £500,000.
The second event of the year will be hosted by the Mansion House Casino in Dublin starting on February 27 and concluding on March 3. The buy-in is lower than last year, which means that poker players who aspire to participate in a prestigious tournament will no longer find the entry fee prohibitive.
They will still have to pay £1000 + 100 to be a part of UKIPT Nottingham which starts on May 7 and comes to an end five days later. In June, poker players should be heading to Marbella where the local casino will host the fourth event in the 2014 UKIPT, with a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000 and a buy-in of €1100.
A pleasant surprise for those who participated in the UKIPT Isle of Man tournament last year is that the event will return to this location. For the time being, the officials haven’t announced the dates for this tournament, and the same goes for the Grand Final in London. All the important dates for the 2014 UK & Ireland Poker Tour as well as the prize pools for all these events are available below:
Edinburgh 16TH – 20TH JAN
Assembly Rooms £1000 + 100, £500,000 guaranteed
Dublin 27th FEB – 3RD MARCH
Mansion House €700 + 70, €350,000 guaranteed
Nottingham 7TH – 12TH MAY
Dusk Till Dawn £1000 + 100, £1,000,000 guaranteed
Marbella 11TH – 15TH JUNE
Casino Marbella €1000 + 100, €500,000 guaranteed
Isle of Man TBC
Villa Marina £700 + 70, £350,000 guaranteed