In In less than two week time, the eagerly anticipated Sky Poker UK Poker Championships commence at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham, featuring six events with combined prize pools of £800,000.
The highlight of the week-long festival of poker is the £1,000+£100 buy-in UK Poker Championships Main Event, which itself carries a humongous £500,000 guaranteed prize pool. £1,100 is a drop in the ocean for most professional tournament grinders, but for us mere mortals watching on from the side lines, dreaming of competing with the best poker talent the UK has to offer, £1,100 may as well be £1 million.
Don’t give up your dreams of playing because over the next couple of weeks, Genting casinos around the country – and the Dusk Till Dawn – are running a number of live satellites that guarantee at least 75 seats to the UK Poker Championships Main Event! Check out the table below to see if a casino near you is running UK Poker Championships satellites.
|Sun 16 Feb||5pm||Genting Sheffield||5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||10 x £1,100 Seats|
|Sun 16 Feb||5pm||Genting Newcastle5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||5 x £1,100 Seats|
|Mon 17 Feb||8pm||Genting Luton||5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||10 x £1,100 Seats|
|Mon 17 Feb||8pm||Genting Liverpool||5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||5 x £1,100 Seats|
|Tue 18 Feb||8pm||London Mint||5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||10 x £1,100 Seats|
|Tue 18 Feb||8pm||DTD Nottingham||5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||10 x £1,100 Seats|
|Wed 19 Feb||8pm||DTD Nottingham||5k+5k+10k||30/20 mins||10 x £1,100 Seats|
The Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Main Event is a four-day event that runs from Wednesday 19 February (Day 1a) to Sunday 23 February. Plenty of the UK’s finest are expected to turn out for the Main Event including Rick Trigg, Mathew Frankland, John Eames, “Lil” Dave Nicholson, Jamie Sykes, Sam Razavi and the festival’s ambassador, the legendary Sam Trickett.
For more information about the festival’s schedule, have a read of this article.
Everything points towards the UK Poker Championships being a roaring success and now you can be part of it for as little as £50!