The highly anticipated UK & Ireland Poker Tour released the final stops of the tour for Season 4 on Monday, December 23rd. The tour, brought to you by PokerStars.com, will stop in six major cities with each event bringing massive poker action to the poker players of the world.
January 16th, 2014, will mark the beginning of the tour when the UIKIPT Edinburgh Main Event kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Main Event packs a £500,000 guarantee and if that's not enough to whet your appetite, get ready to head on to Dublin in February. Set the dates and get ready to play Nottingham in May and Marbella in June. The dates of the last two stops in Isle of Man and London have yet to be confirmed. London will play host to the UKIPT Grand Final, the last stop on the tour.
The guarantees in the tour's main events, (Edinburgh listed above), are as follows: Dublin - €350,000; Nottingham - £1,000,000; Marbella - €500,000; and Isle of Man - £350,000.
The buy-in levels for Dublin and Isle of Man have been lowered to accommodate the wishes of players — PokerStars listens — and the events carry great guarantees. Along with the UKIPT main events that have the very best offered in live poker action, you can expect a series of lower buy-in events at each stop.
Announced 2014 UKIPT Events
|Location||Dates||Venue||Buy-in||Main Event Guarantee|
|Edinburgh||Jan. 16-20||Assembly Rooms||£1,000+100||£500,000|
|Dublin||Feb. 27-Mar. 3||Mansion House||€700+70||€350,000|
|Nottingham||May 7-12||Dusk Till Dawn||£1,000+100||£1,000,000|
|Marbella||June 11-15||Casino Marbella||€1,000+100||€500,000|
|Isle of Man||TBC||Villa Marina||£700+70||£350,000|
The UK’s Ben Mayhew took home the championship in the UKIPT Nottingham 6-Max Main Event by outlasting a field of 458 players. Mayhew won £72,840 for his first-place finish by vanquishing a final table that included Ben Vinson and Sergio Aido.
Find more information on the tour here UKIPT.com.
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