The Hippodrome Casino in London will host the PokerStars UKIPT in the first week of April, with a schedule that’s filled with some exciting tournaments. The tournament will run from April 5 to 10 and has 13 events spread over these 5 days. Events have a range of buy-ins starting at £165 and going up to £2,200. The tournament is expected to attract some of the best poker players in the UK, Ireland and surrounding areas.
PokerStars UKIPT kicks off on the first day with a satellite for the Main Event with a buy-in of £165 followed by the first cash tournament in the evening, which is the £2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 8-Handed. Satellites for the Main Event continue for two more days while the High Roller event is scheduled to be held the next day. The High Roller Event is expected attract some of the best players in the region.
The Main Event has three starting flights to be held on consecutive days starting April 6, giving enough time and opportunity for keen enthusiasts to make an attempt. The London Cup has two flights on Saturday with the event being held on Sunday.
Apart from these major events, poker enthusiasts have a number of Hold’em tournaments to choose from such as the £210 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo, £550 No-Limit Hold’em Late Night Turbo, £220 Pot-Limit Omaha Double Chance and the £220 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Super Deepstack EPT Edition.
A special £165 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies event will also take place on Sunday to allow female poker pros the chance to compete and make a name for themselves.
The last edition of UKIPT London Main Event attracted over 742 players which resulted in a pool prize of £503,818. Around 111 players cashed in the tournament with the prominent ones being Team PokerStars Pros Matthias De Meulder and Jake Cody, Hippodrome Team Pro Chris Gordon, Ross Boatman Billy Chattaway, Jamie O’Connor, Kevin Allen, Willie Tann and Andy Black the Irish legend.
Rapinder Cheema took the winning pot, taking home £78,825 after beating Spain’s Fernando Marin to win the title. Marin however still cashed a nice payout which was around £74,275 as a result of the deal he struck with Cheema during the heads-up play.
Online satellites for the Main Event are being held on the PokerStars website as PokerStars is the UKIPT’s online partner. The website is currently running a promotion offering a 100-percent first deposit bonus up to $600.