When Dusk Till Dawn entered a partnership with partypoker, a common question posed by the British poker community was whether the Sky Poker UK Poker Championships (UKPC) would return to the Nottingham club.
Fans of the Sky Poker UKPC can rest soundly knowing the festival is set to return to the Nottingham-based club in February 2016.
The £1,000,000 guaranteed Sky Poker UKPC called Dusk Till Dawn home from February 24-29, 2016. Five tournaments take place during the six-day schedule. With buy-ins ranging from £500+£50 up to £2,000+£200.
|Wed 24 Feb||7:00 pm||£2,000+£200 UKPC High Roller Day 1||£100,000||50,000||40-mins|
|Thu 25 Feb||12:00 pm||£1,000+£100 UKPC Main Event Day 1a||£1 millon||50,000||40-mins|
|Thu 25 Feb||1:00 pm||UKPC High Roller Day 2|
|Fri 26 Feb||12:00 pm||£1,000+£100 UKPC Main Event Day 1b||£1 millon||50,000||40-mins|
|Sat 27 Feb||12:00pm||£1,000+£100 UKPC Main Event Day 1c||£1 millon||50,000||40-mins|
|Sat 27 Feb||5:00 pm||£500+£50 UKPC Eight Max||£100,000||50,000||40-mins|
|Sun 28 Feb||12:00pm||UKPC Main Event Day 2|
|Sun 28 Feb||1:00 pm||UKPC Eight Max Day 2|
|Sun 28 Feb||5:00 pm||£500+£50 UKPC Six Max||£100,000||50,000||40-mins|
|Mon 29 Feb||12:00 pm||UKPC Main Event Final Day|
|Mon 29 Feb||1:00 pm||UKPC Six Max Day 2|
|Mon 29 Feb||3:00pm||£500+£50 UKPC Eight Max Turbo||£25,000||50,000||20-mins|
A £2,000+£200 buy-in High Roller kicks the festival off in style, its £100,000 guarantee sure to attract some of the biggest names in British and Irish poker. Those with deep pockets can re-enter once should they dust off their 50,000 starting stack while late registration is open.
The 2016 UKPC Main Event sees a massive £1 million prize pool guaranteed. To help Sky Poker hit the ambitious guarantee, there are three starting flights with players permitted to re-enter, but only one and on the next available Day 1.
Alex Spencer won the inaugural Sky Poker UKPC Main Event in February 2014 when he outlasted 620 opponents to claim the £125,000 first place prize. Twelve months later, Sheffield’s Fraser Bellamy walked away with £200,000 after coming out on top of a star-studded field of 887-entrants.
Complementing the High Roller and Main Event are three £500+£50 buy-in side events, namely a £100,000 guaranteed Eight Max, a £100,000 guaranteed Six Max and wrapping up the festival is a £25,000 guaranteed Eight Max Turbo.
“After the success of the Sky Poker UK Poker Championships in 2014 and 2015, we are delighted to announce the 2016 renewal of the UK Poker Championships festival,” said Richard Milner, Head of Sky Poker. “With the excellent team and facilities that DTD offer, we are sure it will be a great event. The previous UKPC events have been full of many well-known and high profile favourites from the UK poker scene, and we look forward to another successful festival at DTD next February.”
Satellites are set to run at Sky Poker where a 200% up to £500 first deposit bonus is available to those who sign-up for their new account via UK & Ireland PokerNews.
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