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UKIPT Galway Main Event Now Features a €1 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

Early this month, PokerNews brought you the news that Full Tilt Poker was to start offering satellite to Global Live Events’ tours such as the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). Not only has Full Tilt Poker launched the aforementioned satellite but it has also put its name behind the upcoming UKIPT Galway festival and with great consequences.

The Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival takes place and the purpose built Full Tilt Poker Village from July 29 through August 12 and thanks to its 55 events, will be the largest-ever poker festival to be hosted in Ireland.

Just as the regional tours have joined forces with the European Poker Tour stops, the Full Tilt Poker Festival will be piggybacking onto the already scheduled PokerStars UKIPT Galway stop. However, instead of just using the UKIPT Galway Main Event as its own, the Full Tilt Poker Festival is adding an extra €500,000 to the guaranteed prize pool, which takes the guarantee for the €1,100 buy-in UKIPT Galway Main Event to a staggering €1,000,000!

Highlights of the Full Tilt Poker Festival include a €150 buy-in event that should have a prize pool of €100,000; a special UK versus Ireland Heads Up Championship, the Irish Bridge Masters and the Irish Poker Championship.

In addition to the plethora of tournaments taking place, the Full Tilt Poker Festival is to host cash games around the clock – a new addition to Global Live Events since the EPT Grand Final. Also, for those who want some time away from the poker table, this splendid festival takes place during the Galways Races horse racing meet, which is one of the biggest race weeks in the world.

Satellites for the Full Tilt Poker Festival and the UKIPT Galway Main Event are available in the Full Tilt Poker lobby. Although details are currently scarce, UK & Ireland PokerNews is of the understanding that anyone who qualifies for the Full Tilt Poker Festival at Full Tilt Poker will be treated to special onsite benefits and promotions during the live festival.

Remember, PokerNews customers can help themselves to a 100% match up to $600 first deposit bonus when they create a new account at Full Tilt Poker. Download Full Tilt Poker today and win your way to the Full Tilt Poker Festival.

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