£500,000 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Announced
Sky Poker has announced it will host the inaugural UK Poker Championship at one of Europe's leading poker venues Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham in February 2014. The highlight of the seven-day festival will be the Championship Event and its guaranteed £500,000 prize pool.
The Sky Poker UK Poker Championship will take place 19th-23rd February 2014 at Dusk Till Dawn. The £1,000+£100 event will include two Day 1 flights on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February, with the champion crowned on Sunday 23rd February. The event will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
The UK Poker Championship Event will be the finale to a seven day long Sky Poker UK Poker Festival which kicks off on Monday 17th February which will include a High Roller event as well as a two-day Pot Limit Omaha tournament. The winner of a UK Poker Festival leaderboard will also secure themselves a $15,000 Las Vegas Holiday Package.
Details of Satellites into the £500,000 UK Poker Championship will be announced in the coming weeks on Sky Poker with freeroll satellites confirmed as part of the schedule.
UK Poker Championship Schedule
|Tue 18 Feb||6pm||£3000+£150 High Roller (2 Days)|
|Wed 19 Feb||1pm||£1000+£100 Main Event Day 1a (4 Days)|
|Wed 19 Feb||2pm||High Roller Day 2|
|Thu 20 Feb||1pm||£1000+£100 Main Event Day 1b|
|Thu 20 Feb||£500+£50 Heads-Up (By Arrangement)|
|Fri 21 Feb||1pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Fri 21 Feb||2pm||£500+£50 Pot Limit Omaha (2 Days)|
|Sat 22 Feb||1pm||Main Event Day 3|
|Sat 22 Feb||2pm||Pot Limit Omaha Day 2|
|Sat 22 Feb||2pm||£500+£50 Six Max|
|Sun 23 Feb||1pm||Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 23 Feb||2pm||Six Max Final Day|
|Sun 23 Feb||2pm||£500+£50 Turbo NLHE|
“Everyone at Sky Poker is really excited about the UK Poker Championships,” said Richard Milner, Head of Sky Poker. “It will be the biggest live event we have ever had and comes hot on the heels of another successful season of the Sky Poker Tour, which culminated in our Grand Final, also at DTD”. He added, “It also comes at a time when there are many other exciting developments to our poker product and promotions at skypoker.com. We’re delighted to be working with Rob and his great team at DTD on this event - we’ve had many excellent events there in the past and this will be even bigger and better!”