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Now’s Your Last Chance to Become a UKIPT Champion

UKIPT Birmingham


  • The last UKIPT ever heads to Genting Club Star City, Birmingham, Oct. 5-9, 2016.

The PokerStars-sponsored United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) heads to the Genting Club Star City in Birmingham on Oct. 5 and it is your final chance to become a UKIPT champion before the popular tour becomes part of the PokerStars Festival.

A total of 12 tournaments are scheduled between Oct. 5 and Oct. 9, including the last ever UKIPT Main Event, a £770 buy in event with a possible three starting flights. In addition to Day 1a and Day 1b, there is a special Day 1c that is only open to players who have entered and bust from either of the earlier flights, giving them a second chance at becoming the last UKIPT champion in history.

Plenty of established players have won their way to the Main Event via online satellites at PokerStars including Adam “Adamyid” Owen, Ben “F3nix35” Dobson, Tom “Jabracada” Hall and Dara “SlowDoke” O’Kearney.

UKIPT Season 10 Birmingham Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 56:00 p.m.£165 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Turbo
 8:00 p.m.£110 Satellite to Main Event
Thursday, Oct. 612:00 p.m.£770 UKIPT Birmingham Main Event Day 1a
 6:00 p.m.£110 Satellite to Main Event
 8:00 p.m.£110 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Turbo
Friday, Oct. 712:00 p.m.£770 UKIPT Birmingham Main Event Day 1b
 6:00 p.m.£165 Super Satellite to High Roller
 8:00 p.m.£330 No-Limit Hold’em Birmingham Cup Day 1a
 10:00 p.m.£770 UKIPT Birmingham Main Event Second Chance Day 1c
Saturday, Oct. 812:00 p.m.UKIPT Main Event Day 2
 12:00 p.m.£2,200 High Roller 8-Max
 1:00 p.m.£330 No-Limit Hold’em Birmingham Cup Day 1b
 7:00 p.m.£110 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Win The Button
 9:30 p.m.£330 No-Limit Hold’em Birmingham Cup Turbo Day 1c
Sunday, Oct. 912:00 p.m.UKIPT Main Event Final
 12:00pm£220 Pot-Limit Omaha Double Chance
 12:00 p.m.Birmingham Cup Final
 2:00 p.m.£165 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Super Deepstack EPT Edition
 5:00 p.m.£550 No-Limit Hold’em Hyper Turbo Deepstack

Not only is it players’ final chance to become a UKIPT champion, the last UKIPT Player of the Year will also be crowned.

Currently, Gianluca Speranza is the man to catch. His 311.71 points put him narrowly ahead of Linus Loeliger with 304.38. Points are awarded as per the Global Poker Index, so a deep run in the Main Event, a couple of side events or the High Roller could put everything to chance in the race to be the Player of the Year.

UKIPT Season 6 Player of the Year Top 10

1Gianluca Speranza311.71
2Linus Loeliger304.38
3Thomas Pedersen287.25
4Michel Chen276.06
5Joe Hindry270.33
6Leo Margets266.15
7Richard Kellett260.64
8Luis Rodriguez Cruz259.84
9Benjamin Winsor256.73
10Jonathan Schuman251.21

Qualify For UKIPY Birmingham Today

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