It may have been less than a day since the 2014 UKIPT Isle of Man festival came to a thrilling conclusion with Josh Hart walking away with the Main Event title, but they say that time stands still for no man and it appears the same is the case for major live poker events.
At 7:30 p.m tonight (October 7), the 2014 UKIPT London festival gets under way with a £150+£15 super satellite to the eagerly anticipated UKIPT London Main Event. This satellite pays out one seat for every £770 that is in the prize pool, takes place at The Hippodrome Casino and has a hard cap of 130 players, which if reached would see 25 seats awarded.
The 2014 UKIPT London Main Event kicks off at midday on October 8 with the first of its two starting flights. With a £500,000 guaranteed prize pool, PokerStars needs at least 714 players to walk through the doors of the luxurious Grand Connaught Rooms in order to avoid an overlay.
Last year’s Main Event attracted 747 players and they were all outlasted by Scotland’s Robbie Bull who headed back north of the border with £113,405 in his back pocket – following a heads-up deal – after defeating a star-studded final table that homed the likes of Paul Zimbler, Karl Mahrenholz, Dario Sammartino, Jack Salter and runner-up Ian Simpson.
Running alongside the UKIPT is the London leg of the European Poker Tour, which means some of the biggest names in world poker are heading to the English capital to seek fame and fortune.
The £4,000+£250 buy-in EPT London Main Event aside, highlights include a £5,000+£300 Pot Limit Omaha event, the £2,200 buy-in UKIPT High Roller, and the £10,000+£300 EPT London High Roller (single re-entry).
2014 UKIPT / EPT London Festival Schedule
|Wed 8 Oct||12:00||UKIPT Main Event Day 1a*||£700+£70|
|Wed 8 Oct||21:00||NL Hold’em Turbo Win the Button*||£200+£20|
|Thu 9 Oct||12:00||UKIPT Main Event Day 1b*||£700+£70|
|Thu 9 Oct||19:00||NL Hold’em UKIPT London Cup 1a*||£300+£30|
|Fri 10 Oct||12:00||UKIPT Main Event Day 2|
|Fri 10 Oct||12:00||Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed||£5,000+£300|
|Fri 10 Oct||14:00||NL Hold’em Turbo Deepstack*||£200+£20|
|Fri 10 Oct||18:00||NL Hold’em UKIPT London Cup 1b*||£300+£30|
|Sat 11 Oct||12:00||UKIPT Main Event Day 3|
|Sat 11 Oct||12:00||Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Final Day|
|Sat 11 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em London Cup Final Day|
|Sat 11 Oct||14:00||NL Hold’em Deepstack*||£300+£30|
|Sat 11 Oct||19:00||Pot Limit 7-Card Stud Deepstack Turbo||£300+£30|
|Sun 12 Oct||12:00||EPT Main Event Day 1a||£4,000+£250|
|Sun 12 Oct||12:30||UKIPT Main Event Final Table|
|Sun 12 Oct||12:30||NL Hold’em Women’s Event||£200+£20|
|Sun 12 Oct||12:30||NL Hold’em Senior’s Event (over 50s)||£200+£20|
|Sun 12 Oct||14:00||Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance*||£300+£30|
|Sun 12 Oct||18:00||NL Hold’em*||£300+£30|
|Mon 13 Oct||12:00||EPT Main Event Day 1b||£4,000+£250|
|Mon 13 Oct||20:00||NL Hold’em Turbo 8-Handed||£2,000+£150|
|Tue 14 Oct||12:00||EPT Main Event Day 2|
|Tue 14 Oct||16:00||NL Hold’em Day 1||£2,000+£200|
|Tue 14 Oct||21:00||NL Hold’em Turbo Win the Button*||£200+£20|
|Wed 15 Oct||EPT Main Event Day 3|
|Wed 15 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Final Day|
|Wed 15 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Single Re-Entry 1a||£1,000+£100|
|Wed 15 Oct||15:00||EPT 8-Game Championships||£1,000+£100|
|Wed 15 Oct||19:00||NL Hold’em Sngle Re-Entry 1b||£1,000+£100|
|Wed 15 Oct||20:00||Pot Limit Omaha Turbo*||£200+£20|
|Thu 16 Oct||12:00||EPT Main Event Day 4|
|Thu 16 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em High Roller Single Re-Entry||£10,000+£300|
|Thu 16 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Single Re-Entry Final|
|Thu 16 Oct||13:00||Pot Limit Omaha Day 1||£1,000+£100|
|Thu 16 Oct||15:00||EPT HORSE Championships||£1,000+£100|
|Thu 16 Oct||19:00||NL Hold’em Turbo||£1,000+£100|
|Thu 16 Oct||21:00||NL Hold’em Turbo Deepstack Deuces Wild*||£200+£20|
|Fri 17 Oct||12:00||EPT Main Event Day 5|
|Fri 17 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em High Roller Day 2|
|Fri 17 Oct||12:00||Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Final|
|Fri 17 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em 30-Min Levels 8-Handed*||£500+£50|
|Fri 17 Oct||15:00||EPT 10 Game Championships||£1,000+£100|
|Fri 17 Oct||17:00||NL Hold’em Deepstack 8-Handed Day 1*||£1,500+£150|
|Fri 17 Oct||19:00||NL Hold’em Grasel Sweets SuperStack Day 1*||£200+£20|
|Fri 17 Oct||21:00||Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low Turbo Deepstack*||£300+£30|
|Sat 18 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em High Roller Final|
|Sat 18 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em 30-Min levels Final|
|Sat 18 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Deepstack Final|
|Sat 18 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Grasel Sweets SuperStack Final|
|Sat 18 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Turbo 6-Handed||£5,000+£200|
|Sat 18 Oct||12:00||NL Hold’em Turbo Super Deepstack*||£300+£30|
|Sat 18 Oct||13:00||EPT Main Event Final Table|
|Sat 18 Oct||16:00||NL Hold’em Turbo 6-Handed||£2,000+£150|
|Sat 18 Oct||17:00||NL Hold’em Hyper Turbo*||£200+£20|
*denotes tournament is part of the UKIPT and therefore eligible for UKIPT leaderboard points.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on the ground throughout EPT London and we’ll have daily recaps of the UKIPT and EPT London Main Event for you to enjoy at UK & Ireland PokerNews every day throughout the festival, so make sure you bookmark us!