The UKIPT returns to the city of Edinburgh in January, 2014, with a new and exciting venue set to host the £500,000 Guaranteed UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event.
This year the UKIPT is visiting the historic Assembly Rooms in heart of Scotland's capital. Since 1787 this A-listed 18th Century building has played host to a wide range of distinguished guests and historical events, including public and private galas, banquets, music festivals, concerts and recitals and public readings by the likes of Dickens and Thackeray. Now the UKIPT will be gracing its halls.
Highlights of the UKIPT Edinburgh stop include the Main Event, which has a £1,000 +£100 buy-in, the single re-entry Edinburgh Cup (£300+£30) and the High Roller (£2,000+£200), which is also a single re-entry event.
Satellites are running on PokerStars now, with qualifiers available from just £1.10.
The Assembly Rooms
Dress Code: No dress code
Minimum Age: 18
Other information: Photo ID is required for entry and all players must sign standard waiver forms
Players who have won full prize packages on PokerStars will be notified of their hotel details by email. You do not need to make a hotel reservation. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other poker players, media and anyone else planning to attend UKIPT tournaments, we have set up a dedicated website for hotel bookings: www.ukipthotels.com. Please e-mail email@example.com or call +34 93 352 1010 to take advantage of our special hotel rates.
The closest airport to the city is Edinburgh Airport, which is the second busiest and one of the best connected airports outside of London - www.edinburghairport.com.
It operates direct flights to all major UK and Irish and European cities, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Berlin, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Paris, Poznan, Rome, Oslo, Salzburg, Stockholm and Zurich. It also operates direct flights to New York, Toronto and St Petersburg.
If you are travelling to and from Edinburgh Airport the Airlink 100 express bus service operates a 24-hour shuttle service between Edinburgh Airport and Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations), with designated stops en route. The service is frequent - every 10 minutes at peak times – with a journey time of about 25 minutes. Adult tickets cost £3.50 single and £6 return.
For more information visit http://www.lothianbuses.com/services/airlink
The average taxi fare to Edinburgh city centre is £20.
Edinburgh is easy to reach by train. Regular services run to the capital from all major cities around the country and the East Coast line is the fastest intercity railway in the UK, meaning trains from London to Edinburgh take less than five hours.
Edinburgh has great rail links to other major cities, too. York, Newcastle, Inverness and Aberdeen are all approximately two hours away, while Glasgow is just 50 minutes away on the First ScotRail service, which leaves Waverley train station every 15 minutes.
ScotRail also operate an overnight service - the Caledonian Sleeper - between London (Euston) and Edinburgh every night of the week.
Edinburgh has two main train stations: Edinburgh Waverley, which is in the heart of the city centre and only 5 Minutes from The Assembly Rooms, and Haymarket which lies a mile or so west of Georges Street.
For more information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
There are regular coach services from London and all major UK cities to Edinburgh. While they are usually cheaper than train services covering the same routes, journey times are longer.
For further information please visit http://www.nationalexpress.com
Click for the full UKIPT Edinburgh Festival Schedule, including starting stacks and level times.
|January 15 - Wednesday|
|18:00||1||NL - Hold’em Six Handed Turbo||£150 + £15|
|20:00||2||NL - Hold’em Unl. Rebuy + Add-on Super Sat to UKIPT Main Event (£50 RB)||£100 + £10|
|January 16 - Thursday|
|12:00||3||UKIPT Main Event - Day 1A||£1000 + £100|
|18:00||4||NL - Hold’em Unl. Rebuy + Add-on Super Sat to UKIPT Main Event 1B (£50 RB)||£100 + £10|
|20:00||5||NL - Hold’em Turbo||£100 + £10|
|January 17 - Friday|
|12:00||3||UKIPT Main Event - Day 1B||£1000 + £100|
|16:00||6||NL - Hold’em Unl. Rebuy + Add-on Super Sat to High Roller (£50 RB)||£100 + £10|
|20:00||7||NL - Hold’em Turbo Win The Button||£100 + £10|
|January 18 - Saturday|
|12:00||3||UKIPT Main Event - Day 2||CLOSED|
|12:00||8||NL - Hold’em High Roller - "8 Handed" - Single Re-Entry||£2000 + £200|
|18:00||9||NL - Edinburgh Cup - Single Re-Entry||£300 + £30|
|January 19 - Sunday|
|12:00||3||UKIPT Main Event - Day 3||CLOSED|
|12:00||10||PLO - Double Chance||£150 + £15|
|13:00||9||NL - Edinburgh Cup - Day 2||CLOSED|
|16:00||11||NL - Hold’em Turbo - Super Deepstack - EPT Edition||£100 + £10|
|January 20 - Monday|
|12:00||3||UKIPT Main Event - Final Table||CLOSED|
3% will be withheld from all prize pools to cover staffing costs
We reserve the right to change, amend or alter any portion of the above schedule
All tournaments may have a day added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion