The PokerStars.com UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) returns today after a three month hiatus with the eagerly anticipated Newcastle leg. UKIPT Newcastle will run from Sept. 05 through until Sept. 10 and will feature the £770 Main Event and a whole host of side events including a £2,150 High Roller.
Today marks the start of UKIPT and to kick it off there will be a £110 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed tournament taking place at 18:00 at Aspers Newcastle Casino. Later in the evening the casino will be hosting a £50+£5 rebuy satellite to the Main Event for those of you who find the £770 entry fee a little too steep.
The Main Event has two starting flights, Day 1a takes place on Sept. 06 at 12:00 with Day 1b starting at the same time on Sept. 07. Like all UKIPT Main Events this one runs for four days in total, with the final taking place on Sept. 10.
Last year's UKIPT Newcastle was a roaring success with the Main Event – which was then a £550 buy-in – attracting a room-filling 554 players. They were eventually outlasted by Richard Sinclair who won the lion's share of the £277,000 prize pool, taking home £67,000 for his efforts over the week.
UKIPT Newcastle Schedule
|Wed 05 Sept||18:00||£100+£10 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed|
|Thu 06 Sept||12:00||£700+£70 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 06 Sept||21:30||£100+£10 No Limit Hold'em Turbo|
|Fri 07 Sept||12:00||£700+£70 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1b|
|Fri 07 Sept||21:00||£150+£10 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty|
|Sat 08 Sept||12:00||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 08 Sept||18:00||£2,000+£150 No Limit Hold'em High Roller (two days)|
|Sat 08 Sept||21:00||£300+£30 No Limit Hold'em (two days)|
|Sun 09 Sept||12:00||Main Event Day 3|
|Sun 09 Sept||13:00||£200+£20 Pot Limit Omaha|
|Sun 09 Sept||17:00||£150+£15 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack|
|Mon 10 Sept||12:00||Main Event Final Table|
|Mon 10 Sept||15:00||£100+£20+£10 No Limit Hold'em Charity Event|
There are also a myriad of satellites taking place at the casino for both the Main Event and for the High Roller event but please check with the excellent Aspers team for full details of these tournaments. Cash games will also run on demand for those of you trying to spin up your bankroll!
We will have a recap of the action from the Main Event every day right up to the champion being crowned so ensure you check in each and every day to find out how your friends are doing at UKIP Newcastle.