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2016 UK Student Poker Championships Runs April 4-10

UK Student Poker Championships
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  • The 2016 UK Student Poker Championships takes place at Grosvenor Casino Coventry from April 4-10.

  • Check out the schedule for the 2016 UK Student Poker Championships.

The 2016 edition of the UK Student Poker Championships (UKSPC) is right around the corner, taking place at the Grosvenor Casino at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry between April 4-10.

Last year’s Main Event saw 801 entries, breaking the attendance record and seeing more than a 30 percent increase on 2014’s field of 544. Cillian Berragan of the University of Hull was the last student standing, claiming the £6,190 first place prize, a £120 Goliath seat, and a £550 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour entry.

A total of nine tournaments are scheduled, most of which are open to all players, but the six-max, High Roller and the Main Event are only available to those who meet the UKSPC’s criteria as being a student.

In order to be eligible to play in these tournaments, players must currently be a student, or have been a student within the last three years. Students must show a Student Card that has an expiration date of 2013 or later otherwise they will be refused entry. The same proof is also required on Day 2 should they make it that far.

2016 UK Student Poker Championships Schedule

DateTimeOpen toTournament
Mon 4 Apr7:30pmAll£26 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em £1,000 guaranteed
Tue 5 Apr2:00pmStudents£220 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em High Roller (2 x re-entry)
Tue 5 Apr7:30pmAll£31 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Win The Button (1x re-entry)
Wed 6 Apr12:30pmStudents£36 buy-in Main Event Day 1a (2 x re-entry per flight)
Wed 6 Apr2:00pmStudentsHigh Roller Day 2
Wed 6 Apr7:30pmAll£31 No-Limit Hold’em Side Event (1 x re-entry)
Thu 7 Apr12:30pmStudents£36 buy-in Main Event Day 1a (2 x re-entry per flight)
Thu 7 Apr7:30pmAll£26 buy-in DC 4/5/6 pot-limit Omaha (1x reload, 1x re-entry)
Fri 8 Apr12:30pmStudents£36 buy-in Main Event Day 1a (2 x re-entry per flight)
Fri 8 Apr7:30pmAll£36 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Side Event (freezeout)
Sat 9 Apr12:30pmStudentsMain Event Day 2
Sat 9 Apr6:30pmAll£46 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Side Event (1x re-entry)
Sun 10 Apr12:30pmStudentsMain Event Day 3

Each flight of the 2016 UKSPC Main Event is capped at 240 entries and players can re-enter twice per flight should they dust off their 15,000 chips during the late registration period, which lasts for 4.5 hours. Students can pre-register for the UKSPC Main Event at their local Grosvenor Casino if they wish to guarantee themselves a seat.

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