Poker fans in the United Kingdom will be excited this week, as the fifth instalment of the Unibet Poker Tour is set to kick off. This year’s event promises to be the biggest in the tournament’s history and will continue to take centre stage until the beginning of December when the final leg of the competition will take place in London.
In total, there are four legs in the competition, with the action starting in London between the 5th and 9th of March. The opening main event buy-in will cost gamblers £220, but it could be worth it with a huge guaranteed prize pot of £50,000 up for grabs during the competition.
Schedule For Unibet UK Poker Tour
The opening competition just sets the scene for the rest of the tour, with three further legs scheduled. The final of those will be the London Grand Finale, where the main event buy-in will cost £440, but there will be a prize pool of £100,000. The two legs in between the final and the opening leg will be contested in Newcastle and London. The event in Newcastle will take place between the 28th and 31st May, while the London leg will take place between the 24th and 27th September. Both events will require a £220 buy-in, with £50,000 guaranteed to be in the prize pool.
The three legs will be building the anticipation for the Grand Finale, which will take place between the 9th and 13th December. The opening leg of the competition of the 5th takes place at the stunning Aspers Westfield, which is located a stone’s throw away from the West Ham United Football Club stadium. The opening action gets underway at 6 pm before the action on the next two days gets underway at 1 pm.
Opening Day Schedule
The whole opening leg will be building up to the final day, which once again gets underway at 1 pm. Main Event players will be able to re-enter twice per day, which means those players are able to play throughout the competition. The final day will also see a Deep Stack Turbo Side Event, which will be a hugely popular event among specific players.
The tournament has been a huge success throughout its tenure, with over 240 players involved in last year’s competition. That event was the first time that it had been competed at Aspers, and it was certainly a huge success as it has returned there once again. The winner of the event last year was Tabish Zaman, who took home £9,445. Meanwhile, Dan Garvin finished in second place in that event and also took home just over £9,000. Both players are set to return again this year, and it could be one of the most entertaining weekends of poker this year in the United Kingdom.
All the action can be streamed live on the Unibet website, while you can also look at these leading sites for poker should you wish to have a game yourself.