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MPN’s Universal Championship Of Poker Returns Sep. 15


Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is set to be awash with poker tournament specialists from Sep. 15-29 thanks to the Universal Championship Of Poker (UCOP) making its return.

A cool €1 million is guaranteed across 94 events that take place between Sep. 15-29. Those 94 events have buy-ins starting as low as €2.20 and increase to €320, meaning there is a UCOP tournament for everyone, regardless of the size of their bankroll.

Hundreds of satellites are in the pipeline to give more players the chance to play in the UCOP’s bigger buy-in events. Daily satellites from only €0.01 become available from Sep. 1 and run on all MPN poker rooms, including Betsafe.

Those of you who pride yourself on being value hunters need to keep Sep. 29 free because there is a €22 buy-in Mega Feeder to the UCOP Main Event. Cards are in the air from 2:30 p.m. BST and 100 x €110 seats to the €100,000 guaranteed UCOP Main Event are guaranteed to be won.

The UCOP Main Event shuffles up and deals at 5:00 p.m. BST on Sep. 29 with a €45,000 guaranteed High Roller, costing €320, kicking off an hour later.

2019 UCOP Leaderboard

More than €20,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs in the UCOP Leaderboard promotion. In a twist on what is considered the norm, this leaderboard rewards the players with the fewest points.

Winning a UCOP event grants you 1 point, finishing second gives you 2 points, and so on. If you do not enter an event, you receive points equal to the number of entrants plus one. So if you do not play in a tournament with 100 entrants, you receive 101 points!

Your worst 15 points scores are discarded when MPN determine your overall score.

1Greatest Poker Player in the Universe 2019 trophy + €1,550 Online Tournament Tickets Package + €1,500 MPNPT Package + €1,000 Cash + Player’s Choice Prize
2€550 Online Tournament Tickets Package + €500 Cash + Player’s Choice Prize
3€550 Online Tournament Tickets Package + Player’s Choice Prize
4€330 Online Tournament Tickets Package + Player’s Choice Prize
5-8€110 Online Tournament Ticket + Player’s Choice Prize
9-20€110 Online Tournament Ticket

The top eight players on the leaderboard get to choose one of the following three prizes as part of the Player’s Choice award.

  • €1,550 online tournaments package
  • €1,500 MPNPT package
  • €1,000 cash

Tournament of Champions

Winning any UCOP event qualifies you for the Tournament of Champions, held on Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. BST. The top eight players win prizes, which are:

1Player’s Choice Prize
25x €110 online tournament tickets
33x €110 online tournament tickets
42x €110 online tournament tickets
5-8€110 online tournament ticket

Earn Yourself a Free UCOP Main Event Ticket

MPN has created four challenges that run from Sep. 1-29. Complete any of the challenges and you receive a €110 ticket to the UCOP Main Event for free.

  • Play 1,000 €10+ Fish Party SNGs
  • Play 1,000 €20+ SNGs (Fish Party not included)
  • Play 25,000 hands of NLHE cash games (€0.25/€0.50 or above)
  • Play 25,000 hands on PLO cash games (€0.25/€0.50 or above)

Choose Your Own Welcome Bonus at Betsafe

Betsafe is one of the MPN sites hosting the UCOP and is one site that allows you to choose your own welcome bonus. Download Betsafe via UK & Ireland PokerNews and make your first deposit using the following bonus codes to receive the corresponding welcome bonus:

Bonus amountBonus CodeRelease Rate
€1,0001000MGBLACKRake €500 to release €100
€500500MGBLACKRake €250 to release €50
€250250MGBLACKRake €125 to release €25
€7575MGBLACKRake €25 to release €5
€2525MGBLACKRake €5 to release €1

Please ensure you enter the bonus in capital letters and be aware the bonus expires after 60-day with any unreleased bonus after those 60-days being forfeited.

  • €1,000,000 is guaranteed across 94 events during the MPN UCOP festival from Sep. 15-29.

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