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UKIPT Edinburgh Starts Today


The sponsored UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is in Scotland between Wednesday 10 August and Sunday 14 August for UKIPT Edinburgh. The £500+£60 Main Event starts on Thursday 11 August and runs until Sunday 14 August but there are also no fewer than 20 tournaments taking place at the Corn Exchange on Newmarket Road, with buy-ins ranging from just £50+£5 and going all the way up the £1,500 +£120 for the High Roller event.

Last year, the inaugural UKIPT Edinburgh, it was Nick Abou Risk who was crowned champion. He walked away with £50,000 in cash and a £5,000 seat to the EPT London Main Event after outlasting a field of 401 players, including Jesse May, Liv Boeree and Jake Cody. This year's event has been capped at 700 players but please be aware that the 2011 UKIPT Edinburgh also clashes with the famous Edinburgh Festival so accommodation charges, if you are planning on staying in the Scottish capital, are going to be rather high and / or sold out.

Here is the full tournament schedule for UKIPT Edinburgh

Wed 10 August1800100 6Max NL Freezout£100+£10
 230050 Turbo£50+£5
 010050 Turbo£50+£5
Thursday 11 August1200Main Event Day 1a£500+£60
 160050 Turbo£50+£5
 1800100 NL Freezout 1 Day Event£100+£10
 200050 Turbo£50+£5
 220050 Turbo£50+£5
 000050 Turbo£50+£5
Friday 12 August1200Main Event Day 1b£500+£60
 160050 Turbo£50+£5
 1800100 NL Freezeout 1 Day Event£100+10
 200050 Turbo£50+£5
 220050 Turbo£50+£5
 000050 Turbo£50+£5
Saturday 13 August1200Main Event Day 2 
 140050 Turbo£50+£5
 160050 Turbo£50+£5
 18001500 NL High Roller£1,500+£120
 2000300 NL Freezeout Day 1£300+£20
 220050 Turbo£50+£5
 000050 Turbo£50+£5
Sunday 14 August1200Main Event Final Day 
 13001500 NL High Roller Day 2 
 1400300 NL Freezeout Day 2 
 1500100 NL Freezeout Charity Bounty£100+£10+£20
 1600Super Sat NL Freeeout to UKIPT Dublin£75+£10

You can qualify for all the legs of the UKIPT tour at PokerStars. If you sign up through PokerNews you can also qualify for our $22,500 WCOOP Freeroll series at the end of August.

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