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Live Poker Tournaments in the UK & Ireland In February 2015

Live Poker Tournaments in the UK & Ireland In February 2015 0001

The live poker tournament schedule in the United Kingdom and Ireland is as tightly packed as Kim Kardashian's jeans, which is great news for you if you're wanting to venture to a brick-and-mortar venue to play poker instead of clicking your mouse from the comfort of your favourite chair.

There are two huge live poker events running in the UK during the first half of February, one in Birmingham and the other in the British capital, London and an even larger one towards the back end of the month at the Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.

The Birmingham event is the opening leg of the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) between February 2-8. Held at Star City, the highlight of the festival is the £440 buy-in Main Event, although the eyes of the poker community will be all over the festival as the management team promise to inject some fun back into live poker.

Aspers casino at Stratford hosts the latest edition of the partypoker WPT National UK London event, which is played as an accumulator tournament. Featuring three starting flights, costing £200 each, players can play in one, two or all three and if they progress to Day 2 more than once they take their stacks through with them and combined them into one big stack.

Former winners of this event are John Ventre and Laurence Houghton.

Major Live Poker Tournaments in the UK & Ireland During February 2015

Jan 30-Feb 8Dublin Poker FestivalRegency Airport Hotel, Dublin
Feb 2-82015 Genting Poker Series Leg 1Star City, Birmingham
Feb 5-8Grosvenor 25/25 Series NewcastleGrosvenor G Casino, Newcastle
Feb 5-8Grosvenor 25/25 Series ThanetGrosvenor G Casino, Thanet
Feb 6-8Bristol Rainbow Poker MastersRainbow Casino, Bristol
Feb 7-9APAT European Amateur Poker ChampionshipGrosvenor G Casino, Coventry
Feb 12-15Grosvenor 25/25 Series CardiffGrosvenor Casino, Cardiff
Feb 12-15partypoker WPTNUK LondonAspers Casino, Stratford
Feb 13-14Winter ClassicThe Hippodrome Casino, London
Feb 13-Mar 1Sky Poker UK Poker ChampionshipsDTD, Nottingham
Feb 19-22Grosvenor 25/25 ReadingGrosvenor G Casino, Reading
Feb 19-22888Live Local Series DublinClub Poker Rathmines, Dublin
Feb 26-Mar 1Grosvenor 25/25 Aeries AberdeenGrosvenor G Casino, Aberdeen
Feb 26-Mar 1APAT Scottish Amateur Poker ChampionshipGenting Club, Edinburgh

February is also the month the the £1,000,000 guaranteed Sky Poker UK Poker Championships is taking place and it looks set to be huge. When the £1,000 buy-in Main Event ran in 2014, it featured a £500,000 guarantee, a guarantee that was smashed by some £121,000. This led to a first place prize of £125,000 which was won by Alex Spencer who defeated Danny Blair heads-up.

This year's Main Event is the same £1,000 buy-in but has had its guarantee doubled to a staggering £1,000,000! Throw into the mix a £200,000 guarantee UKPC Mini, a £150,000 guaranteed High Roller (£3,000 buy-in) and a £100,000 guaranteed 8-max event and it is easy to see why the Sky Poker UK Poker Championships are a must play live poker event for anyone who considers themselves a poker player.

2015 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Schedule

DateTimeUKPC EventBuy-inGuaranteeChipsClock
Fri 13 Feb7:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1a£100+£10£200,00050k30-mins
Sat 14 Feb5:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1b£100+£10£200,00050k30-mins
Sun 15 Feb5:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1c£100+£10£200,00050k30-mins
Mon 16 Feb9:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1a Online£100+£10£200,00050k12-mins
Tue 17 Feb9:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1b Online£100+£10£200,00050k12-mins
Wed 18 Feb9:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1c Online£100+£10£200,00050k12-mins
Thu 19 Feb9:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1d Online£100+£10£200,00050k12-mins
Fri 20 Feb7:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1d£100+£10£200,00050k30-mins
Sat 21 Feb12:00UKPC Mini Day 1e£100+£10£200,00050k30-mins
Sat 21 Feb5:00pmUKPC Mini Day 1f£100+£10£200,00050k30-mins
Sun 22 Feb11:00amUKPC Mini Day 1g Turbo£100+£10£200,00050k15-mins
Sun 22 Feb3:00pmUKPC Mini Day 2    
Sun 22 Feb3:00pmUKPC Main Event Day 1a£1,000£1 million50k40-mins
Tue 24 Feb5:00pmUKPC High Roller Day 1£3,000£150,00050k40-mins
Wed 25 Feb1:00pmUKPC Main Event Day 1b£1,000£1 million50k40-mins
Wed 25 Feb2:00pmUKPC High Roller Day 2    
Thu 26 Feb1:00pmUKPC Main Event Day 1c£1,000£1 million50k40-mins
Fri 27 Feb1:00pmUKPC Main Event Day 1d£1,000£1 million50k40-mins
Fri 27 Feb6:00pmUKPC 8-Max Day 1a£1,000£100,00050k40-mins
Sat 28 Feb1:00pmUKPC Main Event Day 2    
Sat 28 Feb3:00pmUKPC 8-Max Day 1b£1,000£100,00050k40-mins
Sun 1 Mar1:00pmUKPC Main Event Final Day    
Sun 1 Mar1:00pmUKPC 8-Max Final Day    

Those of you looking for a live poker fix in Ireland need to head to Dublin for the Dublin Poker Festival that we wrote about in more detail here. Later in the month, February 19-22 to be exact, the inaugural 888Live Local Series Dublin event. Everything points towards this being a fantastic live poker event and is definitely not to be missed.

Fans of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) have two opportunities to win one of APATs coveted gold medals. The APAT European Amateur Poker Championship runs from February 7-8 in Coventry with the APAT Scottish Amateur Poker Championship heading to Edinburgh on February 28 through March 1.

Lastly, the ever-popular Grosvenor 25/25 series continues in February with £220 buy-in events (£25,000 guaranteed) taking place up and down the country. Newcastle, Thanet, Cardiff, Reading and Aberdeen are this month's venues and all of the events should have plenty of value in them.

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