PokerStars and the UK and Ireland Poker Tour shook hands and the result is a thrilling tournament series that will run alongside the UKIPT Season 4. Prominent tournaments have two things in common: intimidating buy-ins and alluring payouts, but the UKIPT combines the best of both worlds. Its new structure makes it possible for players to compete for big payouts, while paying accessible amounts and this year action resumes on April 11.
The buy-in for UKIPT Series events is a standard £250 + £25 and players will be starting with stacks of 20,000 chips. Except for the Omaha event, all other tournament will have the same structure as the UKIPT Main Events and the blinds will go up every 30 mins. The most important thing that PokerStars members should know is that the UKIPT Series tickets will be awarded to those who finish at the top of the UKIPT side event leaderboard.
Things will get even better for those who taste success at the UKIPT Series event, as they will be presented with a ticket for the UKIPT Champion of Champions. This event marks the end of Season 4 and players will be competing for a UKIPT Season 5 passport. The Hippodrome Casino in London is the gracious host and playing at this glamorous venue will be quite a treat for participants. The most successful qualifiers will sit down at the PokerStars LIVE poker room tables starting on April 11.
The Hippodrome Casino Spring Classic starts four days earlier, so those who are in town and can’t wait for the UKIPT Series, should check it out. There is no shortage of prizes and those who don’t make it all the way to the top of the PokerStars Live Leader Board won’t go home empty-handed. This is what the most successful 10 players in the leaderboard will be winning next month:
1st - UKIPT London Seat, tickets to UKIPT Series and PS LIVE Classics
2nd – 4 x UKIPT Series Event entries
3rd - 2 x UKIPT Series Event entries
4th – 10th : 1 x UKIPT Series Event entry