PokerStars announced a full schedule for the upcoming 2023 UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), with six stops across the UK and Ireland and a tour starting in Malta in late June.
After the Malta Summer Festival, the beloved tour will head to Blackpool, Brighton, London, Edinburgh and finish in Nottingham with a UKIPT Grand Final, which boasts a massive £1 million guarantee.
Each stop will host three highlight tournaments, a £1,100 Main Event, a £2,200 High Roller, and a £330 Cup.
UKIPT 2023 Player of the Year Leaderboard
The return of UKIPT is accompanied by a new leaderboard to crown the player of the year. Stops on the 2023 UKIPT Leaderboard include:
- The Irish Open: April 3 – 10, 2023
- Summer Festival Malta: June 27 - July 02, 2023
- UKIPT Blackpool: July 11 - 16, 2023
- UKIPT Brighton: September 5 - 10, 2023
- UKIPT London: September 19 - 24, 2023
- UKIPT Edinburgh: October 24 - 29, 2023
- UKIPT Nottingham: November 4 - 14, 2023
Every player who cashes in an eligible event (all standard MTTs with a buy-in over £220/€220, excluding satellites) at the Irish Poker Open, Summer Festival Malta, UKIPT Blackpool, UKIPT Brighton, UKIPT London, UKIPT Edinburgh, and UKIPT Nottingham will receive points based on their finishing position and number of event entries.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 players on this leaderboard:
- 1st Prize: a £15,000 UKIPT 2024 Package (10 x £1,100 live events tickets plus £4,000 cash expenses).
- 2nd Prize: 2 x £1,100 live events tickets.
- 3rd Prize: £1,100 live events ticket.