It has been 12 years since the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) stopped in Brighton on the south coast of the UK, but the PokerStars Live tour is in the seaside community once again in 2023. From September 5 through September 10, PokerStars will be bringing the UKIPT for six days of poker action.
While the south coast city of Brighton is sometimes known as “London by the Sea,” it has a unique flavor of its own that sets it apart from the bustling capital about 75 miles north.
This week, in addition to the usual seaside culture of fish and chips and deck chairs, the poker action is ongoing all week after the cards went in the air on September 5 for a couple of qualifier games and the opening NLH event at Brighton’s Rendezvous Casino Marina.
The featured event in the week-long poker festival is the £1100 Main Event, which runs its first Day 1 flight on Thursday, September 7, at 2 p.m. local time. There are two more Day 1 flights for the Main running Friday for players to bag a stack for the final two days of play on the weekend, including a turbo 1C flight for fans of ultra-fast poker.
Among Brighton’s other events on the calendar are a Women’s event, an 8-game, and the £330 multi-day UKIPT Cup, with two starting flights before it wraps up on Sunday alongside the Main Event final day. In addition to all the regular tournaments, the week is chock-full of qualifiers to help players get into the bigger action for pennies on the pound.
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Back to Brighton
It has been 12 years since the UKIPT last came to the south shores of the United Kingdom in 2011, but the regional tour of the British Isles from PokerStars is once again back at Rendezvous Casino Marina in Brighton for another exciting week of seaside poker.
Things have changed a bit since 2011, with this year’s Main Event set at double the price of the £550 Main Event the last time the tour came to town, but the poker excitement will no doubt be just as strong.
The full schedule for the festival is attached at the bottom of the article, but below are a few of the highlights to watch out for this week.
UKIPT Brighton Highlight Games
- UKIPT Main Event: September 7 – 10
- Three Day 1s on September 7 & 8 with Day 2/3 on the weekend
- Buy-In: £1100
- UKIPT Cup: September 9 – 10
- Two Day 1s on September 9, Day 2 on September 10
- Buy-In: £330
- UKIPT High Roller: September 6 – 7
- Day 1 September 6, Day 2 September 7
- Buy-in: £2200
- Women’s Event: September 10
- One-Day Event
- Buy-In: £220
- Online Qualifiers now running, including Freerolls
- PokerStars’ first-ever EPT stop in Cyprus!
- EPT Main Event October 16 – 22
- Includes Mystery Bounty, High & Super High Roller Events
UKIPT from Blackpool to Brighton and Beyond
After taking the month of August off following the most recent event in Blackpool, the UKIPT is back in force starting in September. There are still stops planned in London, Edinburgh, and Nottingham before 2023 gives way to 2024.
There is still plenty of time to get in on the action in Brighton with Main Event and UKIPT Cup action planned for the weekend, but players who can’t be in Brighton to play themselves can still catch the action on the PokerStars Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as PokerStars Blog infohub for Brighton.
Plan your attack on the Brighton games with the full schedule below, and mark your calendar for three more big festivals around the British Isles before the year ends.
2023 UKIPT Brighton Full Schedule
|September 05 – Tuesday||16:00||#1||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat at 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|September 05 – Tuesday||18:00||#2||Qualifier to £2,200 High Roller – 'Win Your Seatat 100,000 Chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry||£250|
|September 05 – Tuesday||21:00||#3||NLH – Freezout||£220|
|September 06 – Wednesday||14:00||#4||Qualifier to £2,200 High Roller – 'Win Your Seatat 100,000 Chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry||£250|
|September 06 – Wednesday||16:00||#5 (day 1)||UKIPT High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1||£2,200|
|September 06 – Wednesday||20:00||#6||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat at 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|September 07 – Thursday||14:00||#7 (1/A)||UKIPT Main Event – 40 Minutes Levels – 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|September 07 – Thursday||14:00||#5 (Final)||UKIPT High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Final||£2,200|
|September 07 – Thursday||18:00||#8||NLH – Freezout||£220|
|September 07 – Thursday||21:00||#9||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat at 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|September 08 – Friday||12:00||#10||Qualifier to Main Event 'Win Your Seat at 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry||£125|
|September 08 – Friday||12:00||#7 (1/B)||UKIPT Main Event – 40 Minutes Levels – 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|September 08 – Friday||19:00||#7 (1/C)||UKIPT Main Event – 20 Minutes Levels – 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|September 08 – Friday||21:00||#11||NLH – Freezout||£220|
|September 09 – Saturday||11:00||#100||Qualifier Freeroll – Win a Seat to a Regional Tour Main Event – Open Only to Onlne Qualifiers||£0|
|September 09 – Saturday||12:00||#7 (day 2)||UKIPT Main Event – 60 Minutes Levels – 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|September 09 – Saturday||12:30||#12 (1/A)||UKIPT Cup – 30 Minute Levels – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1/A||£330|
|September 09 – Saturday||19:00||#13||8 – Game||£220|
|September 09 – Saturday||19:00||#12 (1/B)||UKIPT Cup – 20 Minute Levels – Unlimited Re-Entry||£330|
|September 10 – Sunday||12:00||#14||Women’s Event – Single Re-Entry||£220|
|September 10 – Sunday||12:00||#12 (Final)||UKIPT Cup – 40 Minute Levels||£330|
|September 10 – Sunday||14:00||#15||NLH Bounty (£100 Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry||£220|
|September 10 – Sunday||14:00||#7 (Final)||UKIPT Main Event – 60 Minutes Levels – 3 Entries per Flight||£1,100|
|September 10 – Sunday||16:00||#16||Deep Stack – Freezout||£550|