Right on the heels of the EPT Barcelona 2023, the poker community is buzzing with anticipation as UKIPT Brighton is poised to make its grand return to the UKIPT schedule after a 12-year hiatus. From September 5-10, 2023, the vibrant coastal city of Brighton, often lovingly dubbed "London-by-the-Sea," will be abuzz with poker enthusiasts from all over the world.
Nestled between the iconic pebbled beaches and the undulating Sussex Downs, Brighton is more than just a seaside escape. It's a blend of traditional British charm with bohemian flair. And what better venue to host such a prestigious poker event than the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton Marina? Overlooking the calm waters and yachts, the casino offers a serene yet thrilling backdrop for the games to unfold.
The UKIPT Brighton festival is chock-full of events that cater to a wide range of poker aficionados. Highlights of the series include:
- UKIPT Cup (Sep 9-10) with a moderate buy-in of £330, allowing both seasoned players and aspirants a shot at glory.
- High Roller (Sep 6-7) for those willing to up the ante, this event comes with a £2,200 buy-in.
- And, of course, the Main Event (Sep 7-10), which boasts a buy-in of £1,100 and is anticipated to be the crown jewel of the festival.
The anticipation for UKIPT Brighton is heightened by memories of the last UKIPT stop in Blackpool. During that event, Tuan Le, a recreational player and father of four, claimed victory, securing a significant £53,630 after outplaying a field of 288 entrants.
Such regional events hold immense significance in the UK and Ireland's poker landscapes. They're not just tournaments. Take Simon Marks from Blackpool, for example. With the UKIPT virtually on his doorstep, Marks not only participated but clinched victory in the £220 buy-in bounty tournament. Holding aloft the coveted silver spade trophy, Marks exemplified the spirit of regional poker events. It's moments like these – the thrill of local champions rising – that make these tournaments unforgettable. For many, it's not just about the cards, the bets, or even the winnings. It's about the memories made, friendships forged, and the sheer love of the game.
2023 UKIPT Brighton Full Schedule
|Tuesday, September 5||16:00||#1||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips' - Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|Tuesday, September 5||18:00||#2||Qualifier to £2,200 High Roller - 'Win Your Seat@ 100,000 Chips' - Unlimited Re-Entry||£250|
|Tuesday, September 5||21:00||#3||NLH - Freezout||£220|
|Wednesday, September 6||14:00||#4||Qualifier to £2,200 High Roller - 'Win Your Seat@ 100,000 Chips' - Unlimited Re-Entry||£250|
|Wednesday, September 6||16:00||#5 (day 1)||UKIPT High Roller - Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1||£2,200|
|Wednesday, September 6||20:00||#6||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips' - Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|Thursday, September 7||14:00||#7 (1/A)||UKIPT Main Event - 40 Minutes Levels - 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|Thursday, September 7||14:00||#5 (Final)||UKIPT High Roller - Unlimited Re-Entry Final||£2,200|
|Thursday, September 7||18:00||#8||NLH - Freezout||£220|
|Thursday, September 7||21:00||#9||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips' - Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|Friday, September 8||12:00||#10||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips' - Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|Friday, September 8||12:00||#7 (1/B)||UKIPT Main Event - 40 Minutes Levels - 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|Friday, September 8||19:00||#7 (1/C)||UKIPT Main Event - 20 Minutes Levels - 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|Friday, September 8||21:00||#11||NLH - Freezout||£220|
|Saturday, September 9||11:00||#100||Qualifier Freeroll - Win a Seat to a Regional Tour Main Event - Open Only to Online Qualifiers||£0|
|Saturday, September 9||12:00||#7 (day 2)||UKIPT Main Event - 60 Minutes Levels - 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|Saturday, September 9||12:30||#12 (1/A)||UKIPT Cup - 30 Minute Levels - Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1/A||£330|
|Saturday, September 9||19:00||#13||8 - Game||£220|
|Saturday, September 9||19:00||#12 (1/B)||UKIPT Cup - 20 Minute Levels - Unlimited Re-Entry||£330|
|Sunday, September 10||12:00||#14||Women's Event - Single Re-Entry||£220|
|Sunday, September 10||12:00||#12 (Final)||UKIPT Cup - 40 Minute Levels||£330|
|Sunday, September 10||14:00||#15||NLH Bounty (£100 Bounty) - Unlimited Re-Entry||£220|
|Sunday, September 10||16:00||#16||Deep Stack - Freezout||£550|