The United Kingdom and Ireland are officially into the spring months of the year, but it isn’t only the weather that is heating up, it is the live poker tournament scene, too. There are no fewer than 20 major live events taking place up and down the country, from Portsmouth to Glasgow, and the short hop across the sea to Dublin.
PokerStars’ UKIPT London festival heads to the Hippodrome Casino between April 5-10 and brings with it a 13-tournament schedule, including a £2,200 buy-in high roller event and the £770 UKIPT London Main Event.
Dusk Till Dawn and partypoker also feature heavily in the April schedule thanks to their Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) and GPPT Mini tours running events. April 9-10 are the dates for the GPPT Leeds stop, which takes place at the home of Leeds United, Elland Road, with the recently launched GPPT Mini tour stopping off at Apsers in Newcastle, the Broadway Casino in Birmingham, and the Manchester 235 casino.
UK & Ireland Live Tournaments During April 2016
|Mar 30-Apr 3||2016 Genting Poker Series Mini Leg 5||Genting Casino Glasgow|
|Mar 31-Apr 3||March 2016 Super Stack UK||The Poker Room formerly The Vic, London|
|Mar 31-Apr 3||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor G Casino Sheffield|
|Apr 1-3||Bristol Rainbow Poker Master Series 13||Rainbow Casino, Bristol|
|Apr 2||Saturday Poker Challenge||Rendezvous Casino, Brighton|
|Apr 4-10||UK Student Poker Championships||Grosvenor G Casino, Coventry|
|Apr 5-10||UKIPT London||Hippodrome Casino, London|
|Apr 7-10||April Monthly Special||Grosvenor G Casino, Luton|
|Apr 9-10||Grand Prix Poker Tour||Elland Road Stadium, Leeds|
|Apr 13-17||2016 Genting Poker Series Mini Leg 6||Genting Club Reading|
|Apr 13-17||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Apsers Casino, Newcastle|
|Apr 14-17||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Portsmouth Gunwharf|
|Apr 14-17||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor G Casino, Blackpool|
|Apr 14-17||Penthouse Poker Festival LSPkr 30/30 Series II||The Penthouse Casino & Card Club, Dublin|
|Apr 16||Saturday Poker Challenge||Rendezvous Casino, Brighton|
|Apr 17-24||2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Leg 3||Grosvenor G Casino, Reading|
|Apr 20-24||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Broadway Casino, Birmingham|
|Apr 22-May 2||The Accumulator||The Phoenix Club, Hampshire|
|Apr 27-May 1||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Manchester 235 Casino|
|Apr 28-May 1||April 2016 Super Stack UK||The Poker Room formerly The Vic, London|
As is usually the case, there are several Grosvenor 25/25 Series taking place, with Grosvenor G Casinos in Sheffield, Portsmouth Gunwharf, and Blackpool hosting events, while the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour’s third leg of 2016 sees a £100,000 guaranteed Main Event in Reading.
Although not open to everyone, the eagerly anticipated UK Student Poker Championships (UKSPC) run in April. We’ll be previewing the UKSPC in more detail in the coming days.