PokerStars Adds Six New Stops to 2023 UKIPT Schedule
- The updated 2023 UKIPT schedule now includes five UK stops and the Malta Summer Festival
- Each of the stops will feature a £1,100 Main Event
- The UKIPT Leaderboard also returns, awarding extra prizes to the top 3 players
PokerStars has added more stops to the 2023 UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). The schedule now includes five new stops in the UK, along with the Malta Summer Festival.
The tour kicked off this year with the Irish Poker Open which ran from April 3-10 at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Dublin, Ireland.
2023 UKIPT Full Schedule
After the hugely successful Irish Poker Open in April, the next stop on the 2023 UKIPT schedule is the Malta Summer Festival which takes place from June 27-July 2 at Intercontinental Arena.
The Malta Summer Festival is headlined by a €1,100 Main Event which gets underway on June 28. The tournament features four Day 1 flights running from June 28-29, with Day 2 & 3 scheduled for June 30 and July 1 respectively. The tournament plays down to a winner on July 2. Other key events on the schedule include the €2,200 High Roller, €550 NL Hold’em Live on Stars, and €330 Malta Cup.
The Malta Summer Festival will be followed by five UK stops: UKIPT Blackpool (July 11-16 at Grosvenor Casino Blackpool; UKIPT Brighton (September 5-10 at Rendezvous Casino); UKIPT London (September 19-24 at Hippodrome & The Dilly); UKIPT Edinburgh (October 24-29 at Genting Fountain Park); and UKIPT Nottingham (November 4-14 at Dusk Till Dawn).
PokerStars has yet to announce the full schedule for each of the stops but it’s already confirmed that all five stops will feature a £1,100 UKIPT Main Event, a £2,200 UKIPT High Roller and a £330 UKIPT Cup. The London stop which Martin Jacobson won the main event last year for will include a Ladies event, while the UKIPT Grand Final will take place in Nottingham and comes with a £1 million guarantee.
2023 UKIPT Leaderboard
Extra prizes are up for grabs in the UKIPT 2023 Player of the Year Leaderboard which covers all of the stops, including the Irish Poker Open held in April. To be eligible for the leaderboard, a player must cash in any event with a buy-in of over £220/€220 (excluding satellites). The points are awarded according to the player’s finishing position and the number of entries.
PokerStars will award prizes to the top 3 players. The 2023 UKIPT Player of the Year will receive a £15,000 UKIPT 2024 package (equivalent to 10 x £1,100 live event tickets plus £4,000 cash). The second placer will take home £2,200 worth of live event tickets for 2024, while the third placer will walk away with £1,100 worth of live event tickets for next year.