PokerStars UKIPT Returns to Bristol After Two-Year Absence
The Rainbow Casino, located inside Bristol's Harbourside, is preparing to host the fourth leg of the 2015 PokerStars United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) from Aug. 5-9. It is the first time in two years that Bristol has played host to a UKIPT, and PokerStars has created a superb schedule that ensures the festival will be a roaring success.
There are 12 events, including satellites, for poker tournament specialists to get involved in throughout UKIPT Bristol. Buy-ins range from £110 and top out at £2,200, with the latter being the cost to enter the eight-handed, single reentry High Roller.
Kicking off the 2015 UKIPT Bristol festivities is a £165 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Turbo on the evening on Aug. 5, with the UKIPT Bristol £770 Main Event scheduled to begin at midday on Aug. 6 and run through to Aug. 9.
2015 UKIPT Bristol Schedule
|Wed 5 Aug||6:00pm||£150+£15 NL Hold'em Six-Handed Turbo|
|Wed 5 Aug||8:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold'em freezeout satellite to the Main Event|
|Thu 6 Aug||12:00pm||£700+£70 UKIPT Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 6 Aug||6:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold'em freezeout satellite to the Main Event|
|Thu 6 Aug||8:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold'em Deepstack Turbo|
|Fri 7 Aug||12:00pm||£700+£70 UKIPT Main Event Day 1b|
|Fri 7 Aug||6:00pm||£150+£15 NL Hold'em 1R1A Satellite to the High Roller|
|Fri 7 Aug||8:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold'em Turbo Win The Button|
|Fri 7 Aug||10:00pm||£500+£50 NL Hold'em Late Night Turbo|
|Sat 8 Aug||12:00pm||UKIPT Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 8 Aug||12:00pm||£2,000+£200 UKIPT High Roller 8-Handed one re-entry|
|Sat 8 Aug||12:00pm||£300+£30 NL Hold'em Bristol Cup Flight 1a|
|Sat 8 Aug||5:15pm||£300+£30 NL Hold'em Bristol Cup Flight 1b|
|Sat 8 Aug||10:30pm||£300+£30 NL Hold'em Bristol Cup Flight 1c Turbo|
|Sun 9 Aug||12:00pm||UKIPT Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 9 Aug||12:00pm||£200+£20 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance|
|Sun 9 Aug||12:00pm||Bristol Cup final day|
|Sun 9 Aug||2:00pm||£150+£15 NL Hold'em Turbo Super Deepstack EPT Edition|
When the UKIPT last dropped anchor in Bristol, Germany's Wojtek Barzantny wrote himself into the game's history books after winning two UKIPT titles in the space of a week.
Barzantny won the inaugural UKIPT Online title, which had its final table played live at the Gala Casino, after defeating Chris Moorman heads-up. He then walked away with the UKIPT Bristol title after topping the 550-strong field to return home with £90,400 — one of the largest prizes on the UK circuit that year.
This year's UKIPT Bristol Main Event looks set to be a star-studded affair judging by the talented players who have won their seats via satellites at PokerStars.
The likes of Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, Ben "cheezees" Martin, Ben "F3nix35" Dobson, Antoine Saout, Michael "BIGMICKG" Graydon, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, Dara O'Kearney, Kevin Killeen, Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody, and the in-form Daniel Carter are all registered and ready to play.
Starting from Aug. 5, you can follow the action on UK & Ireland PokerNews, where you will find accurate recaps of each day's action.