UKIPT Cork Festival Begins Wednesday; Main Event Capped at 800
The PokerStars UKIPT returns to Cork this week for the latest instalment of the ever-popular tour.
The Rochestown Park Hotel will be the venue for the six-day festival, during which time 12 UKIPT tournaments – including satellites – will take place. The first event begins at 18:00 on Feb. 13 when the €100+€10 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed tournament opens its doors, a tournament that is sure to be extremely popular.
When the UKIPT was last in Cork in May 2011, the six-max opening event attracted 125 players and boasted a prize pool of €12,125. The eventual winner that day was Fergal Nealon (€3,225) who defeated Jason Tompkins (€2,150) heads-up for the title.
The tournament that receives the most attention will be the four-day Main Event, which has had its buy-in upped to €770 from the €560 of the previous season. Day 1a of the UKIPT Cork Main Event gets underway on Feb. 14 at 12:00, which is sure to displease the romantics among us, but we are positive if those playing Day 1a manage to make it into the money place all will be forgiven!
Last season’s UKIPT Cork Main Event saw 602 players pack into the Rochestown Park Hotel and created a €291,970 prize pool. The largest slice of that money went to the popular pro Sam Razavi, who picked up €71,000 after he defeated David O’Connor heads-up. Should the Main Event receive similar numbers this year, the prize pool will be boosted significantly and we could be talking about a €100,000 first place prize.
Season 3 UKIPT Cork Schedule
|Wed 13 Feb||18:00||NL Holdem 6 Handed||€100+€10||6,000||25 min|
|Thu 14 Feb||12:00||Main Event Day 1a||€700+€60||15,000||60 min|
|Thu 14 Feb||20:00||NL Holdem Turbo||€100+€10||8,000||15 min|
|Fri 15 Feb||12:00||Main Event Day 1b||€700+€70||15,000||60 min|
|Fri 15 Feb||20:00||NL Holdem Turbo Bounty||€100+€50+€10||8,000||15 mins|
|Sat 16 Feb||12:00||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 16 Feb||18:00||NL Holdem High Roller Day 1||€2,000+€150||20,000||45 min|
|Sat 16 Feb||20:00||NL Holdem Day 1||€300+€30||10,000||40 min|
|Sun 17 Feb||12:00||Main Event Day 3|
|Sun 17 Feb||13:00||High Roller Day 2|
|Sun 17 Feb||14:00||NL Holdem Day 2|
|Sun 17 Feb||14:00||PL Omaha||€200++€20||10,000||30 min|
|Sun 17 Feb||17:00||NL Holdem Turbo Deepstack||€150+€15||15,000||15 min|
|Mon 18 Feb||12:00||Main Event Final Table|
UK & Ireland PokerNews will be bringing you recaps of the action from the UKIPT Cork Main Event every morning until a champion is crowned, so ensure you check back in with us every day this week!
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