New British & Irish Poker Tour
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
PokerStars has just announced a new live tour for the UK and Ireland, called UKIPT (UK and Irish poker tour), kicking off this December in Galway. I’m very excited about the whole thing - I’ve been jealous of the LAPT and APPT for years; now we have our own local series of live events. Brilliant. Plus there’s a leader board with extra bonuses: a $10k freeroll for the top 100 players, and (for the ultimate winner) buy-ins and hotel expenses for the WHOLE of season two. You can find out more about the locations and details here.
But let me just say this. Today, PokerStars sent over the following advert which they’re planning to use for the tour.
Fine. Not a bad joke at all. Except… hang on… the particularly brilliant and noticeable thing about the UKIPT is that the buy-ins are CHEAPER than normal.
I like that: it’s about time we had some serious title events round here with buy-ins starting at £500. From the straightforward poker point of view, yes, yes, now the good recreational player can afford to play these significant tournaments while the EPT might be a bit of a stretch. But then.. that makes the pun.. that I am, basically a cheap date. Once the bankroll has shrunk, then, THEN you would think about taking me out.
Marvellous. They’re not wrong *sigh*.