The folks at PokerStars have released the schedule for the 2023 UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT)which sees five series on UK soil as well as an upcoming jaunt to the Malta Summer Festival.
“We are delighted to bring back the full schedule of the UKIPT, including five stops across the UK, as well as the Irish Poker Open, which was a huge success earlier this year. I am also very pleased to announce that our UKIPT Tournament leaderboard has been introduced and will include the Summer Festival Malta,” said Cedric Billot, Associate Director for Live Events.
Each UK stop will feature a £1,100 UKIPT Main Event and a £2,200 UKIPT High Roller, where players can satellite into for a fraction of the buy-in on PokerStars. Furthermore, the UKIPT Grand Final is booked for Nottingham and features a £1 million guarantee, while the London leg will also include a Women’s event.
2023 UKIPT Schedule
|June 27-July 2||Malta Summer Festival||Intercontinental Arena|
|July 11-16||Blackpool||Grosvenor Casino Blackpool|
|Sept 5-10||Brighton||Rendezvous Casino|
|Sept 19-24||London||Hippodrome & The Dilly|
|Oct 24-29||Edinburgh||Genting Fountain Park|
|Nov 4-14||nottingham||Dusk till dawn|
Player of the Year Leaderboard Returns
Also returning to the UKIPT this year is the Player of the Year leaderboard, which promises some fantastic prizes for the winners. The leaderboard has been reintroduced to recognize and reward consistency throughout the entire season. The better your performance in an event, the more points you will accumulate on the leaderboard.
At the conclusion of the series by the end of 2023, the top three participants will be awarded the following prizes (and yes, results from The Irish Open will be added):
- 1st prize: A £15,000 package for UKIPT 2024, which includes £11,000 worth of live event credits for 2024 and £4,000 in cash for expenses.
- 2nd prize: £2,200 worth of live event credits for 2024.
- 3rd prize: £1,100 worth of live event credits for 2024.
Players who successfully cash in an eligible event (Multi-Table Tournaments with a buy-in exceeding £220/€220, excluding satellites) will be rewarded with points. These points will be determined by their final ranking in the tournament and the total number of entries in the event.
Full terms and conditions about the UKIPT PoY leaderboard can be found on PokerStarsLive.
Use the PokerStars Welcome Bonus to start your UKIPT Journey
New depositing PokerStars customers can claim a welcome bonus worth up to $400. Download PokerStars via PokerNews, create your free account and decide how much you want to deposit. Your deposit is matched 100% up to $400 as a bonus. In fact, your first three deposits in the first 60 days after making your first deposit are matched up to a combined total of $400.
The bonus releases into your playable balance in $10 increments each time you generate 180 redemption points, which in turn are earned at a rate of five per $1 contributed to the cash game rake or spent on tournament fees (6.5 points per £1, 5.5 points per €1, and four points per CAD$).
Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum’s proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.