Join PokerStars On The UK & Ireland Poker Tour
Sunday, 1. August 2010

We are already six stops in on the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) that hosts events in both countries. The highlights of the UKIPT include the Irish Poker Championship in Galway and a stop at Nottingham in the world renowned Dusk Till Dawn poker room. The UKIPT culminates in the UKIPT London Grand Final which is to be held this October. The UKIPT London Grand Final will be held as a part of the European Poker Tour (EPT) London festival.

UKIPT Manchester, UKIPT Coventry and UKIPT Nottingham offer a guaranteed prizepool of £100,000 and the stops in Killarney and Dublin will both have a guaranteed prizepool of €250,000. Winners of each leg of the tour will each receive a seat to the UKIPT London Grand Final in a addition to their first place share of the prizepool. PokerStars will be maintaining a UKIPT Leaderboard. Players will earn UKIPT Leaderboard points in stop on the tour. The UKIPT Leaderboard prize structure is as follows:

1st Place: Main event tickets and accommodations for all stops on Season 2 of the UKIPT.
2nd Place: Main event tickets for choice of four stops on Season 2 of the UKIPT.
3rd Place: Main event tickets for choice of two stops on Season 2 of UKIPT.
Top 100: Ticket for online £10,0000 Freeroll.

The UKIPT schedule is as follows:

UKIPT Galway
The first leg of the UKIPT took place in Galway and saw 259 players going after the €471,380 prize pool. Local poker hero Padraig Parkinson walked away as champion of the first ever UKIPT event and claimed the first place prize of €125,000.

UKIPT Manchester
The G Casino in Manchester was packed with 518 players vying for their share of UKIPT Manchester’s £259,000 prizepool. In the end, 21 year old student Joeri Zandvliet beat Jack Ellwood heads-up an claimed the £63,200 first place prize.

UKIPT Coventry
The third stop on the UKIPT was at the Midlands City of Coventry. UKIPT Coventry saw 368 players gunning for the lion’s share of the £184,000 prizepool. The Belgian Gilles Augustus walked away with the title and £46,000.

UKIPT Nottingham
The fourth leg of the UKIPT was hosted by the Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham. 650 players were in attendance creating a prizepool of £325,000. Andrew Couldridge claimed the first place prize of £80,000 and the title when his full house faced Oliver Shaffmann’s two pair.

UKIPT Killarney
Playing host to the fifth leg of the UKIPT was the Gleneagles Hotel in Killarney, Ireland. Wexford Town’s Femi Fakinle claimed the first place prize of €63,400 when he sent Aonghus Farrell to the rails. There were 253 players in the UKIPT Killarney that contributed to a €253,000 prizepool.

UKIPT Brighton
The seaside town of Brighton was the most recent stop on this season of the UKIPT. A total of 259 players registered for the Main Event creating a £259,000 prizepool. Of the 32 players that finished in the money, 13 had qualified on PokerStars. In the end, Jamie Burland walked away with £65,400 for his first place finish.

PokerStars is now running qualifier satellites for UKIPT Edinburgh prize packages.

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