Get ready for what is surely going to be a special event on The Isle of Man because PokerStars have announced they’ll be hosting the UKIPT on home soil for the first time ever.
The event is already rumoured to have attracted some of the highest level poker players in the business, with a confirmed list of Team PokerStars ready to head to what promises to be something truly special.
High entrant tournaments, large guaranteed prize pools, plenty of elite poker pros mixed with the words PokerStars and UKIPT are just the ingredients for what could be one of the biggest and best poker festivals ever put on by the organisation.
The venue has been already confirmed as the stunning Villa Marina, in which the main event for the Isle of Man championship will have a huge £500,000 guaranteed, which is sure to get the players mouth’s watering when all those buy-ins start to stack onto that number. And you can expect the field in this event to be bulging because PokerStars have also opened up entry spots for their own employees, if they choose to get in the action with likes Daniel Negreanu and Liv Boeree.
Actually adding to that we’ll also be seeing the likes of Andre Coimbra, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Isaac Haxton, Barry Greenstein, Dale Philip, Adrienne Rowsome, Jason Mercier, Vanessa Rousso, Jake Cody, Vicky Coren, Mickey Peterson, Felix Schneiders and David Williams. All these players have already confirmed, and you can bet your bottom dollar there’ll more names prior to and on the day to add to what is already an exciting looking list of pros.
You can get your chance to qualify
There have already been a high number of seats won and reserved, but don’t worry because there are still plenty of seats up for grabs. On Sunday, PokerStars will put on an all-out £215 qualifier tourney that’ll fill 10 seats by offering the top places a free buy-in and a trip over to the festivals main event. That’s a package worth £1,600 guaranteed to the winners.
If you want to get in to that tournament for a discount price, then get into one of the qualifiers and win a free ticket to Sunday’s mega £215 qualifier giveaway. Both PokerStars and FullTilt have feeders starting at as little as £1.10.
For all the qualifiers, get onto your PokerStars account or sign up for an account and go to the Events – More – UKIPT tab.
Isle of Man UKIPT Schedule
30 October: £165 NLH Texas Hold’em 6-Max
30 October: £110 NLH Texas Hold’em Rebuy plus Add-on Super Satellite
31 October: £1,100 Main Event NLH Texas Hold’em (Day 1A)
31 October: £110 NLH Texas Hold’em Rebuy plus Add-on Super Satellite
31 October: £110 No NLH Texas Hold’em Turbo
1 November: £1,100 Man Main Event NLH Texas Hold’em (Day 1B)
1 November: £110 NLH Texas Hold’em Rebuy plus Add-ons Super Satellite
1 November: £150 NLH Texas Hold’em Turbo £10 Bounty
2 November: £2,200 NLH Texas Hold’em High Roller 8-Max
2 November: £330 The Isle of Man Cup (Single Re-Entry)
2 November: £50 PokerStars Charity Tournament (Invited Players Only)
3 November: £165 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance
3 November: £110 NLH Texas Hold’em Super Deepstack (EPT) Edition