UKIPT Galway Festival Starts Today

UKIPT Galway

The PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour kicks off its third season today with the UKIPT Galway festival and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. All UKIPT Main Events have had their buy-in increased to £700+£70 (Euros for Galway) which should see prize pools swell to sizes never seen before for mid-stakes live tournaments.

The corresponding tournament last year attracted 266 players from around the UK, Ireland and Europe but they were all outlasted by the Ireland-based Canadian Nick Abou Risk who walked away with a bankroll-boosting €67,100 for his efforts on the Emerald Isle.

This year's Main Event, which kicks off on Thursday 16 February, is one of 10 amazing tournaments that will be taking place up until Monday 20 February when the Main Event final table takes place. The full listing of non-satellite tournaments is:

DateTimeTournamentBuy-inNotes
Wed 15 Feb18:00NLHE Six Max€100+€10 
Thu 16 Feb12:00NLHE Main Event€700+€70Day 1a
Thu 16 Feb20:00NLHE Turbo€100+€10 
Fri 17 Feb12:00NLHE Main Event€700+€70Day 1b
Fri 17 Feb16:00NLHE Turbo€50+€5 
Fri 17 Feb19:00NLHE Turbo€100+€50+€10Bounty tournament
Sat 18 Feb12:00NLHE Main Event€700+€70Day 2
Sat 18 Feb18:00NLHE€300+€30Day 1 of 2
Sat 18 Feb19:00NLHE High Roller€2,000+€150Day 1
Sat 18 Feb21:00NLHE Turbo€100+€10 
Sun 19 Feb12:00NLHE Main Event€700+€70Day 3
Sun 19 Feb13:00NLHE€300+€30Day 2 of 2
Sun 19 Feb14:00NLHE High Roller€2,000+€150Day 2
Sun 19 Feb14:00NLHE€100+€10+€20Charity event
Sun 19 Feb17:00NLHE Turbo€150+€15Deepstack
Sun 19 Feb19:00PLO€50+€5Unlimited Rebuys
Mon 20 Feb12:00NLHE Main Event€700+€70Final Table

You can follow the live updates from the Main Event over on the PokerStars Blog whilst UK PokerNews will have a recap of the Main Event action on a daily basis. he very best of look to the UK & Ireland players participating in this curtain raising festival.

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