Currently in its second season, PokerStar’s United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) has been a big hit with players, as plentiful online satellites to win trip packages plus affordable buy-ins are a great recipe for a successful tournament series.
UKIPT Newcastle is the midway point of the UKIPT tour, with Aspers Newcastle Casino playing host to the five day event that has a guaranteed prizepool of £100,000. Capped at 400 players, the main event will feature two different starting days to choose from, with side events and cash games also available.
Like other UKIPT events, UKIPT Newcastle gives both circuit regulars and first-timers something to shoot for, as most events draw around 500-600 runners with the winner taking home around £65,000-£75,000 in cash. The field is also relatively soft, with the majority of players online qualifiers from PokerStars, as well as plenty of other amateurs and casual players giving tournaments a whir for the first time.
PokerStars is the home of online satellites and trip packages for all UKIPT events, offering a wide range of tournaments and options for players looking to pick up their seat to UKIPT Newcastle online. Various finals run throughout the week that award full trip packages (which cover buy-in, hotel, and travel costs) as well as main event buy-in only satellites, which are geared towards local players just looking to cover the cost of the tournament buy-in.
UKIPT Newcastle online satellites
|PokerStars: Various weekly online finals that pay out UKIPT Newcastle trip packages, including FPP satellites and daily satellites to the weekly finals.|
UKIPT Newcastle Schedule
|June 16th, 2011||Main Event Day 1a|
|June 17th, 2011||Main Event Day 1b|
|June 18th, 2011||Main Event Day 2|
|June 19th, 2011||Main Event Day 3|
|June 20th, 2011||Main Event Final Day|