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 Nov||12:00||£1,000+£100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1A|
|Wed 27 Nov||18:00||£2,000+£200 High Roller Single Re-Entry|
|Thu 28 Nov||12:00||£1,000+£100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1B|
|Thu 28 Nov||12:00||High Roller Day 2|
|Thu 28 Nov||21:00||£100+£50+£10 NL Hold’em Turbo Bounty|
|Fri 29 Nov||12:00||£1,000+£100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1C|
|Fri 29 Nov||20:00||£300+£30 No Limit Hold’em Notts Cup Day 1A|
|Sat 30 Nov||12:00||UKIPT Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 30 Nov||16:00||£300+£30 No Limit Hold’em Notts Cup Day 1B|
|Sat 30 Nov||21:00||£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Win the Button|
|Sun 1 Dec||12:00||UKIPT Main Event Day 3|
|Sun 1 Dec||12:00||Notts Cup Day 2|
|Sun 1 Dec||12:00||£150+£15 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance 6-Handed|
|Sun 1 Dec||16:00||£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Super Deepstack EPT Edition|
|Mon 2 Dec||14:00||UKIPT Main Event Final Table|
|Mon 2 Dec||14:00||£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)
*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).