There are just two weeks to go before the start of the 2020 Unibet UK Poker Tour. The first event takes place at Aspers Stratford, London from March 5-8 with a £50,000 guarantee Main Event, plus £50 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo.
This will be the tour’s fifth season – with four stops overall taking place in London and Newcastle. The first three stops will each feature £50,000 guarantee Main Events – with £220 buy-in – while the Unibet UK Poker Tour Grand Finale at Aspers Stratford will be held next December, featuring a £440 buy-in, £100,000 guarantee Main Event.
In addition to the cash prizes at each stop, a €2,000 Unibet Open package will also be awarded in an exclusive Last Longer competition for Unibet Poker online qualifiers.
Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney said: “The UKPT has a special place in my heart as it was my first outing officially for Unibet as an ambassador, and David and I relaunched the Chip Race at our first stop. I’m very much looking forward to the first London stop and whatever other ones I can make it to this year.”
Fellow Ambassador David Lappin added: “London is one of the world’s greatest cities so where better to kick off the UKPT 2020. The satellites have been more popular than ever before and I predict 400 players are going to show up, making it not just a record-breaking field but a record-smashing field.”
The first three events of 2020 will each feature four starting flights – Day 1a, Day 1b, Day 1c and a Turbo Day 1d. The Grand Finale in London will feature five starting flights – Day 1a, Day 1b, Day 1c, Day 1d and a Turbo Day 1e. Players are allowed two re-entries per starting day – with the option to take their largest stack through to the Final Day. All players receive a 30,000 starting stack. 10% will be retained from each buy-in to cover registration fees.
The dates for the 2020 Unibet UK Poker Tour are as follows:
- March 5-8: Aspers Stratford, London – £220 Main Event, £50k guarantee
- May 28-31: Aspers Newcastle – £220 Main Event, £50k guarantee
- September 24-27: Aspers Stratford, London – £220 Main Event, £50k guarantee
- December 9-13: Unibet UK Poker Tour Grand Finale, Aspers Stratford, London – £440 Main Event, £100k guarantee
Aspers Stratford is one of the UK’s leading casinos with a giant poker room which has hosted many premier tournaments such as the Unibet Open.
Each 2020 stop will also include a side event starting late afternoon on the final day of the event. At the first three stops, this will be a Deep Stack Turbo. The Unibet UK Poker Tour Grand Finale side event will be a Big Bounty 50/50. https://www.unibet.co.uk/promotions/poker-promotions/uk-poker-tour
How to qualify online
Satellites are already underway for the UK tour on Unibet Poker with packages worth €500 up for grabs including the £220 Main Event buy-in + cash towards hotel and travel expenses. Around 40 players have already won seats for the first event.
Feeder satellite buy-ins start from as little as €0.05 for the regular Centroll Flip tournaments. Weekly qualifiers guaranteeing three €500 packages are taking place every Saturday at 7pm, costing £50 to enter. There is also a one seat guaranteed qualifier taking place at 7pm every Monday. Live satellites will take place at Aspers Stratford on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the first event of the season starts there on March 5. The satellites will be re-entry tournaments costing £20 to enter.
Players who have won packages or seats online for the Unibet UK Poker Tour from previous years will be able to use them throughout the 2020 season but must use them before the end of 2020. Players are advised to check out the tour’s new Terms and Conditions as these have been revised for the 2020 season.