First 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour Begins March 15

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  • £40,000 is guaranteed to be won in the 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton Main Event.

The opening event of the 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour kicks off on March 15 with the first of four tournaments scheduled at the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton.

Getting the four-day festival underway is a £36 Pot Limit Omaha event which features a £3,000 guaranteed prize pool. Other events on the schedule include a brace of £16 satellites to the Main Event, a £46 No Limit Hold’em tournament with a £2,000 guarantee, a £46 no limit hold’em bounty event with a £1,200 guarantee and the £40,000 guaranteed £220 no limit hold’em Main Event.

March 158:00 p.m.£30+£6 Pot Limit Omaha£3,000 guaranteed rebuy
 8:30 p.m.£10+£6 satellite to the Main EventRebuy
March 168:15 p.m.£40+£6 No Limit Hold’em£2,000 guaranteed re-entry
March 172:00 p.m.£10+£6 satellite to the Main EventRebuy
 7:00 p.m.£200+£20 Main Event Day 1a£40,000 guaranteed re-entry
March 184:00 p.m.£200+£20 Main Event Day 1b£40,000 guaranteed re-entry
March 192:00 p.m.Main Event Day 2 
 8:15 p.m.£40+£6 No Limit Hold’em Bounty£1,200 guaranteed re-entry

Players in the Main Event start with 25,000 chips and play to 40-minute blind levels. The eventual champion wins a custom trophy, a €2,000 Unibet Open package in addition to the cash they win from the £40,000 guaranteed prize pool. Also, the online qualifier who lasts the longest in Brighton, of which there are more than 60 scheduled to play, wins a €2,000 Unibet Open package.

Among those expected to play in the Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton Main Event are Unibet Poker’s trio of recently signed ambassadors Dara O’Kearney, David Lappin and Ian Simpson, plus fellow ambassadors Espen Jorstad, David Vanderhayden and Daiva “BalticBlonde” Byrne should be present to go into battle.

Last year’s Main Event attracted 245 entrants who were all outlasted by Curtis Lambert, a local player who walked away with £11,000 to show for his efforts.

The Brighton leg is the first of five stops planned for 2017. After matters are settled in the seaside town, the tour heads to Glasgow in June, Nottingham in August, Brighton again in October and then Manchester in December.

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