Those of you who are fans of tournament poker may want to keep November 2 through November 9 free because Sky Poker is running the 11th edition of its popular UK Online Poker Series (UKOPS) during those dates.
Featuring 41 events, with combined prize pools of £250,000, the UKOPS XI is one of the biggest and richest tournament series that Sky Poker has ever hosted, yet it is also one of the most accessible.
Sky Poker prides itself on being a poker site for everyone and it shows in the diversity of its UKOPS XI buy-ins. For those with shallow bankrolls there are Micro events that have buy-ins of £3.30, with the Mini buy-ins being a still-affordable £5.50.
Players with bigger bankrolls may want to aim for the Challenger level with its £22 buy-ins. Larger still are the £55 Side tournaments and more exclusive than the Sides are the £110 Main events. That award a commemorative UKOPS XI bracelet to the champion.
Although all of the events look great, the £530 buy-in High Roller is described as “The Daddy of all tournaments” and should attract some of online poker’s biggest names and most talented stars.
Sky Poker UKOPS XI Schedule
|Sun 2 Nov||Micro||Bounty Hunter||£1,000||£3.30||19:00||5||2,000|
|Sun 2 Nov||High Roller||Freezeout||£25,000||£530||19:30||15||10,000|
|Sun 2 Nov||Main||Bounty Hunter||£20,000||£110||20:00||12||5,000|
|Sun 2 Nov||Mini||Rebuy||£3,000||£5.50||20:30||10||2,000|
|Sun 2 Nov||Challenger||PLO||£4,000||£55||22:00||12||4,000|
|Mon 3 Nov||Micro||Rebuy||£1,000||£2.20||19:00||5||2,000|
|Mon 3 Nov||Main||Deep Stack||£10,000||£110||20:00||12||10,000|
|Mon 3 Nov||Mini||Bounty Hunter||£2,000||£5.50||20:30||10||3,000|
|Mon 3 Nov||Challenger||9-Max||£3,000||£22||21:00||10||3,000|
|Mon 3 Nov||Side||Turbo||£3,000||£55||22:00||7||4,000|
|Tue 4 Nov||Micro||Bounty Hunter||£1,000||£3.30||19:00||5||2,000|
|Tue 4 Nov||Main||Freezeout||£10,000||£110||20:00||12||5,000|
|Tue 4 Nov||Mini||Rebuy||£2,000||£5.50||20:30||10||2,000|
|Tue 4 Nov||Challenger||Rebuy||£3,000||£11||21:00||10||3,000|
|Tue 4 Nov||Side||Bounty Hunter||£4,000||£55||22:00||12||4,000|
|Wed 5 Nov||Micro||Rebuy||£1,000||£2.20||19:00||5||2,000|
|Wed 5 Nov||Main||Rebuy||£10,000||£55||20:00||12||5,000|
|Wed 5 Nov||Mini||Bounty Hunter||£2,000||£5.50||20:30||10||3,000|
|Wed 5 Nov||Challenger||Turbo||£3,000||£22||21:00||7||3,000|
|Wed 5 Nov||Side||Bounty Hunter||£4,000||£55||22:00||12||4,000|
|Thu 6 Nov||Micro||Bounty Hunter||£1,000||£3.30||19:00||5||2,000|
|Thu 6 Nov||Main||Bounty Hunter||£20,000||£110||20:00||12||5,000|
|Thu 6 Nov||Mini||Rebuy||£2,500||£5.50||20:30||10||2,000|
|Thu 6 Nov||Challenger||Deep Stack||£3,000||£22||21:00||10||5,000|
|Thu 6 Nov||Side||9-Max||£3,000||£55||22:00||12||4,000|
|Fri 7 Nov||Micro||Rebuy||£1,000||£2.20||19:00||5||2,000|
|Fri 7 Nov||Main||Deep Stack||£15,000||£110||20:00||12||10,000|
|Fri 7 Nov||Mini||Bounty Hunter||£2,500||£5.50||20:30||10||3,000|
|Fri 7 Nov||Challenger||£3,000||£11||21:00||10||3,000|
|Fri 7 Nov||Side||Bounty Hunter||£4,000||£55||22:00||12||4,000|
|Sat 8 Nov||Micro||Bounty Hunter||£1,000||£3.30||19:00||5||2,000|
|Sat 8 Nov||Main||Bounty Hunter||£15,000||£110||20:00||12||5,000|
|Sat 8 Nov||Mini||Rebuy||£2,500||£5.50||20:30||10||2,000|
|Sat 8 Nov||Challenger||Bounty Hunter||£4,000||£22||21:00||10||3,000|
|Sat 8 Nov||Side||Deep Stack||£4,000||£55||22:00||12||6,000|
|Sun 9 Nov||Micro||Rebuy||£1,000||£2.20||19:00||5||2,000|
|Sun 9 Nov||Main||Freezeout||£40,000||£110||20:00||15||10,000|
|Sun 9 Nov||Mini||Freezeout||£3,000||£11||20:30||10||2,000|
|Sun 9 Nov||Challenger||Bounty Hunter||£5,000||£22||21:00||10||3,000|
|Sun 9 Nov||Side||Bounty Hunter||£6,000||£55||22:00||12||4,000|
As is usually the case, Sky Poker is running a plethora of satellite tournaments starting as low as £2.60, although there are also daily freerolls available.
What’s more, new players who download Sky Poker via PokerNews can claim a free £10 in addition to the 200% first deposit bonus of up to £500 meaning there hasn’t been a better time to become a Sky Poker customer.