The PokerStars United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) makes it long-awaited return to the home of British poker, Dusk Till Dawn, from July 23 and everything points towards it being a UKIPT stop to remember. Fifteen events and satellite adorn the bustling UKIPT Nottingham festival, with buy-ins ranging from £120 to £5,300.
2022 UKIPT Nottingham Schedule
DateTimeTournament Sat 23 Jul3:00 p.m.£250 UKIPT Mini Day 1a Sun 24 Jul3:00 p.m.£250 UKIPT Mini Day 1b Wed 27 Jul12:00 p.m.£250 UKIPT Mini Day 1c 1:00 p.m.£550 Satellite to Super High Roller 6:00 p.m.£5,300 Super High Roller Day 1 7:00 p.m.£250 UKIPT Mini Day 1d 8:00 p.m.£120 Satellite to UKIPT Main Event Thu 28 Jul12:00 p.m.£1,100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1a 1:00 p.m.Super High Roller Day 2 2:00 p.m.£120 Satellite to UKIPT Main Event 5:00 p.m.£250 No-Limit Hold’em 8:00 p.m.£120 Satellite to UKIPT Main Event Fri 29 Jul12:00 p.m.£1,100 UKIPT Main Event Day 1b 12:00 p.m.£120 Last Chance Satellite to UKIPT Main Event 5:00 p.m.£250 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance 8:00 p.m.£230 Satellite to High Roller Sat 30 Jul12:00 p.m.UKIPT Main Event Day 2 12:00 p.m.£340 UKIPT Cup Day 1a 2:00 p.m.£2,200 UKIPT High Roller Day 1 8:00 p.m.£340 UKIPT Cup Day 1b Sun 31 Jul12:00 p.m.UKIPT Main Event Final Day 12:00 p.m.£230 No Limit Hold’em Knockout 12:30 p.m.UKIPT Cup Final Day 1:00 p.m.UKIPT High Roller Final Day 2:00 p.m.£1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max
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UKIPT Nottingham kicks off on July 23 with the first of three flights in the £250 UKIPT Mini. These lower buy-in tournaments are a great way to start a festival because they get bums on seats and those who finish deep into the money places then have the bankroll to compete in the other scheduled events.
July 27 is when the first of the big buy-in UKIPT Nottingham tournaments shuffles up and deals. Expect some of the biggest names in British poker and further afield to descend on Dusk Till Dawn for the £5,300 buy-in Super High Roller. If you fancy your chances of playing in this tournament, there is a £550 buy-in satellite feeding into it at 1:00 p.m. on July 27.
There is also a £2,200 buy-in High Roller that is sure to be well-attended, but it is the eagerly anticipated UKIPT Nottingham Main Event that has everyone super excited.
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£500,000 Guaranteed 2022 UKIPT Nottingham Main Event
The 2022 UKIPT Nottingham Main Event commands a £1,100 buy-in but for that you get to play for a share of a guaranteed £500,000. Every Main Event player sits down with a generous helping of 30,000 chips and plays to a 40-minute clock where the blinds start at 100/100 and a 100 big blind ante.
Late registration remains open until the completion of the tenth level, during which time players are permitted to purchase a maximum of two re-entries. Each Day 1 ends when only 15% of the field remains, with those top 15% advancing to Day 2 safe in the knowledge they have locked up at least a min-cash. The Main Event crowns its champion on July 31.
Previous UKIPT Nottingham Main Events
SeasonBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize 1 (2010)£560650£325,000Andrew Couldridge£80,000 2 (2011)£5601,058£529,000Gareth Walker£97,700 3 (2012)£7701,625£1,137,500Robert Baguley£210,400 4 (2013)£1,100458£500,000Ben Mayhew£72,840 4 (2013)£1,1001,223£1,223,000Duncan McLellan£202,372
UKIPT Nottingham has produced some fantastic Main Events in its time. The inaugural Main Event took place in 2010 when the tournament came with a £560 buy-in. Andrew Couldridge outlasted a field of 650 to bank £80,000.
Newcastle’s Gareth Walker triumphed in 2011, besting 1,057 opponents on his way to reeling in £97,700, before Robert Baguley got his hands on the largest-ever UKIPT Nottingham Main Event prize, namely £210,400. Baguley came out on top of a 1,625-strong crowd in what was a £770 buy-in event.
Two UKIPT Nottingham Main Events took place in 2013: a six-max and a standard affair. Both cost £1,100 to enter, and Ben Mayhew won the six-handed version for £72,840 while Duncan McLellan won the standard event for £202,372.
McLellan is, therefore, the reigning UKIPT Nottingham champion, a title he has held since 2013. Will it be you who wins the 2022 UKIPT Nottingham Main Event?