Chris Yong wins £10,986 and UKIPT5 Series 1 Title

Day 2 of the UKIPT5 Series1 has played to a winner and it is Chris Yong who claimed dominion over his fellow players by blitzing his way to the title in quicksmart fashion here at The Hippodrome Casino."Well I feel great!" he said with a beaming smile following his win.Chris Yong soaks up his moment...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 29, 2015 12:11 PM

UKIPT5 Series 1 Final Table Levels 20-23(12,000/24,000/3,000)

7:05pm: Chris Yong is UKIPT5 Series 1 Champion!That's it then. Chris Yong has bested his 160 competitors to reach the summit and become champion. He's been in rich form in recent times - his 5th place finish at UKIPT two months ago a taster of what was to come. Although his cash prize there exceeded...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 29, 2015 9:17 AM

UKIPT5 Series 1 Day 2 - Levels 13-19(5,000/10,000/1,000)

(The final table blog will continue on a separate page, click here to view.)3:50pm: Stylianou perishes in 9th, Final table set!With less than ten big blinds and a relatively premium holding in Q♠J♦ given the situation, Nicholas Stylianou made an obligatory shove on the button when it was folded...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 29, 2015 3:15 AM

UKIPT5 Series 1: Day 1B Levels 7-12(1,000/2,000/300)

8:50pm: Rachael Costa Leads chip counts at close of playThe final counts have been tallied and it is Rachael Costa who finishes atop them by the smallest whisker of a margin - her 176,600 pipping Dutchman Jan-Joost Van Den Bogert's 176,500."My table was crazy!" she said of what had been the most agg...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 28, 2015 11:15 AM

UKIPT5 Series 1 Day 1B - Level 1-6 (200/400/50)

6:02pm: Prizepool InformationThe numbers are in! 160 players have contributed to a prizepool of £38,800.18 places will be paid and the first prize will be a juicy £12,210.A link to the full prizepool can be found hereLEVEL UP: BLINDS 400-800-1005:51pm: A Waterfall of EliminationsWhat was once a thin...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 28, 2015 6:27 AM

UKIPT5 Series 1 Day 1A - Levels 1-12 (1,000/2,000/300)

9:15pm: Pateman Heads Day 1A fieldWhat a day it has been and with the players finished for the day, it is Joseph Pateman who heads the field- his stack a fulsome 165,000. Pateman finishes the day clear of the pack but he had time for some regrets. "I had more earlier," he said with a touch of unbeco...more

by Rod Stirzaker on March 27, 2015 5:10 AM

Chess tips for poker players

Next year's Isle of Man UKIPT stop from October 1-4 will again overlap with the PokerStars Chess International from October 2-12. I can't wait to return to the PokerStars headquarters for a week of chess, poker and getting to know staffers over beers, turbos and dramatic walks. The overlap of chess...more

by Jennifer Shahade on March 19, 2015 6:30 AM

Give Hippodrome Theory a try as UKIPT Series returns this month

I have a theory to try out, so you might just have to indulge me for a second. I don't have a name for it yet, but it goes something like this. When it comes to picking the poker title you most want to win, it's not the EPT Grand Final or the World Series Main Event; it's just whatever tournament yo...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 10, 2015 8:07 AM

UKIPT confirms 2015 Season 5 stops

If you've been waiting for the UK & Ireland Poker Tour to lock up its 2015 Season 5 dates before planning out the rest of the year, your wait is finished. Today, the UKIPT announced the rest of its stops for this year. Here is the nitty-gritty:• Nottingham, April 12th-19th • Marbella, June 15th-21st...more

by Brad Willis on March 9, 2015 10:15 AM

Rapinder Cheema wins UKIPT5 London Main Event and £78,825

Season 5's London UKIPT has just been played to a winner and Rapinder Cheema is the man who felled all rival contenders to claim the title here at The Hippodrome Casino London.After defeating Fernando Marin heads-up and collecting the £78,825 first place prize money(after a deal was struck heads-up)...more

by Rod Stirzaker on January 25, 2015 3:15 PM
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