Now’s Your Last Chance to Become a UKIPT Champion

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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.

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

UKIPT Season 10 Birmingham Schedule

Date Time Tournament
Wednesday, Oct. 5 6:00 p.m. £165 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Turbo
8:00 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Thursday, Oct. 6 12:00 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. 7 12:00 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. 8 12:00 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. 9 12:00 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 ofLinus 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

Place Player Points
1 Gianluca Speranza 311.71
2 Linus Loeliger 304.38
3 Thomas Pedersen 287.25
4 Michel Chen 276.06
5 Joe Hindry 270.33
6 Leo Margets 266.15
7 Richard Kellett 260.64
8 Luis Rodriguez Cruz 259.84
9 Benjamin Winsor 256.73
10 Jonathan Schuman 251.21

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