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Inaugural UKIPT Six-Max Begins Today; Bigger £100 Returns to Surrey

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Remember the date of Wednesday 27 November, 2013 because it is a historic day for poker in the United Kingdom, a day when the Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) casino in Nottingham hosts the first-ever six-handed UKIPT Main Event.

Now in its fourth season, the UKIPT has traditionally favoured a “full ring” format to its Main Events, opting to run the occasional six-handed side event. However, DTD owner Rob Yong and Live Poker Director Simon Trumper were keen to host a six-max event and, if the various social media channels are anything to go by, it should be an extremely well-attended tournament.

Day 1A, the first of three starting flights, kicks off at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, with Day 1B and Day 1C taking place at the same time on Thursday and Friday. Also taking place on Wednesday is the £2,000+£200 No Limit Hold’em High Roller 6-Handed Single Reload that is sure to see plenty of the country’s biggest names and most familiar faces take to the DTD felt; the likes of Simon Deadman, GUKPT Blackpool champion Rick Trigg, Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves, DTD regular Colburn “Rastafish” Tomlin and recent GUKPT Grand Final winner Kevin Allen are a few of those established pros to have shown an interest in competing.

UKIPT 6-Handed Festival Schedule

Wed 27 Nov12:00£1,000+£100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1A
Wed 27 Nov18:00£2,000+£200 High Roller Single Re-Entry
Thu 28 Nov12:00£1,000+£100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1B
Thu 28 Nov12:00High Roller Day 2
Thu 28 Nov21:00£100+£50+£10 NL Hold’em Turbo Bounty
Fri 29 Nov12:00£1,000+£100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1C
Fri 29 Nov20:00£300+£30 No Limit Hold’em Notts Cup Day 1A
Sat 30 Nov12:00UKIPT Main Event Day 2
Sat 30 Nov16:00£300+£30 No Limit Hold’em Notts Cup Day 1B
Sat 30 Nov21:00£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Win the Button
Sun 1 Dec12:00UKIPT Main Event Day 3
Sun 1 Dec12:00Notts Cup Day 2
Sun 1 Dec12:00£150+£15 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance 6-Handed
Sun 1 Dec16:00£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Super Deepstack EPT Edition
Mon 2 Dec14:00UKIPT Main Event Final Table
Mon 2 Dec14:00£100+£10 NL Hold’em 6-Handed Deepstack

Lock your browsers to the UK & Ireland PokerNews site during the UKIPT 6-Handed festival as we bring you recaps of the action from the Main Event and results from the side events.

The Bigger £100 Returns to Surrey

While the UKIPT 6-Handed festival takes place, another value-packed tournament kicks off a couple of hour’s drive down the M1.

The Bigger £100 is a £100+£10 No Limit Holdem tournament held at the SportsBar Kingston in Surrey that features a chunky £50,000 guaranteed prize pool. For your £110, you receive 40,000 chips and play to a 20-minute clock.

Should you not manage to make the 7:30 pm start for Day 1A, you can make you way to the venue on Thursday, Friday or Saturday as there are a total of four starting flights!

The last time this tournament ran, at the end of August, the £50,000 guarantee was not only met but exceeded by almost £9,000. That particular tournament ended in a four-way chop, with Ben Freeman taking the top honours and £9,000.

Bigger £100 Final Table Results (August 2013)

1stBen Freeman£9,000*
2ndVictor Moreira£8,500*
3rdBilly Chattaway£8,500*
4thMarios Andreas£8,000*
5thGabriel Carter£3,200
7thAndy Cruickshank£2,000
8thMark Burgess£1,500
9thFrank Bastow£1,200

*reflects a four-way deal.

Super Stack, Fitzwilliam Month End and £10k Special

Other live tournaments taking place this week include a £150+£15 Super Stack Series event at Mint Casino, London (Nov.28-Dec.1); a £150+£15 two-day event at Grosvenor G Casino Reading that has a £10,000 guarantee (Nov.29-Dec.1) and a €250+€20 buy-in tournament at the Fitzwilliam Card Club in Dublin (Nov.28).

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