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PokerStars Marbella Festival

The UKIPT and ESPT join forces once again for another massive tournament festival at the Casino Marbella from June 11-15, 2014. Last year’s Main Event attracted 763 players to the Mediterranean, creating a huge €732,480 prize pool, and the 2014 edition promises to be just as memorable.

With a busy tournament schedule that features events for players of all levels, including a High Roller, nightly Turbos, live satellites, and the €500,000 Guaranteed Main Event, it’s sure to attract players from all over Europe. Make sure you them and soak up the party atmosphere at the PokerStars Marbella Festival!

TOURNAMENT INFO

Casino Marbella
Hotel H10 Andalucia Plaza, s/n
29660 Marbella, Puerto Banus - Málaga
Tel No: +34 952 814 000

Website: http://www.casinomarbella.com/en/
Dress Code: Smart casual, no shorts, no vests, no flip flops
Minimum Age: 18
Other information: You must bring your passport in order to gain entry.

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ACCOMMODATION

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 ukipt@pslive.com.

UKIPT Hotels

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 info@ukipthotels.com or call +34 93 352 1010 to take advantage of our special hotel rates.

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How to get there

BY AIR (Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport or Gibraltar International Airport)
There are two important international airports which are less than an hour away by road:

  • In the east there is the Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport, about 45 kilometres away
  • In the west there is the Gibraltar International Airport, about 80 kilometres away.

Both airports guarantee direct connections to the principal cities of Spain, Europe, North Africa and the United States.

Getting from the Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport

BUS
There is a non-stop bus which goes into Marbella Bus Station or you can opt for the number C19 which goes into Malaga City with a number of stops on the way. You will find the bus stop outside T3 arrivals on the roadside where there are a couple of shelters with seats. You will also see a ticket office in the left hand corner of the arrivals forecourt where you purchase your tickets for the journey. The Airport Bus goes direct to Marbella Bus Station via the fast Toll Road. The journey time is 45 minutes.

Advantages: It is good value for money, and to give you some idea with a cost comparison: the bus (€8.30) and taxi into Puerto Banus from Marbella Bus Station (€14) is still a lot cheaper than the €70 taxi fare if there are less than four of you travelling in the party.

Disadvantages: In the summer the buses are more frequent but you may not get on as they can get very busy. So you need to make sure you join the queue as soon as you have your tickets and not wait until the last minute.

Cost: €8.30 one way

CAR RENTAL
There are 23 companies but only 9 of them are located in terminal buildings 2 and 3 with parking on floor 1 of P2 and floors 1 and 2 of P1. Access to the desks in Terminal 2 is via a ramp in the arrivals hall. You will notice large signs that point you to a ramp that takes you downstairs to where the offices are based. The desks are located in the ground floor arrivals area of Terminal 3.Once you have picked up your keys a member of staff will inform you on which level of the car park and bay number you can find your car. Both car parks are connected to Terminal 3 through the transportation hub. The offsite companies are mainly located on Avenida Garcia Morato running parallel to the airport and you will have to take a courtesy bus to get to them.

Some local advice to avoid the queues at the desks: (especially during the summer months) is that if there is more than one of you in the party and you have to wait to collect hold baggage, then the non-driver wait to collect the bags from the carousel and the driver goes on ahead to avoid the inevitable rush when other passengers have collected their luggage and head for the desks. When making the booking take into account the number of passengers and amount of luggage you will have to transport, as there is nothing worse than not having enough space and everyone feeing crammed in and uncomfortable.

Advantages: Car hire is a very competitive business and well worth shopping around to see what deals are being offered as you can often make some great savings. Try to book your car as far in advance as you can as this often secures the best deal and also ensures that you get the make and model of vehicle that you require.

Disadvantages: You may not be used to driving in Spain. The traffic in Malaga, especially during the summer months, can be bad at almost any time of day or night.

Cost: Variable

TAXI
Taxis are located outside the arrivals hall of T3. Do not accept offers from drivers inside the terminal, since these are often illegal drivers and you will almost certainly get ripped off. Depending on traffic conditions, expect to pay up to €90 to Puerto Banus, you should try and ask the driver for a quote for the journey before setting off, so make sure you do this to avoid paying too much. There are many supplements to the basic fare. These include:

Rate 1: weekdays between 06.00 and 22.00: per kilometre €0.84; waiting time per hour €18.47; minimum service starting at the airport €15.21.

Rate 2: weekdays from 22:00 to 06:00, Saturdays and holidays: per kilometre €1.03; waiting time per hour €23.09; minimum service starting at the airport €19.01.

Supplements: to/from airport: €5.50; night-time (0:00 to 6:00), €2; origin/destination Levante port, €1; packages or suitcases larger than 60 cm, €0.45. During the August Festival and Holy Week, rate 2 will be applied.

To telephone the taxi companies that operate from the airport the numbers are Radiotaxi: 0034 952 040 804 Unitaxi: 0034 952 333 333
Always ask for a receipt at the end of your journey in case the fare comes into dispute.

Advantages: Convenient, door-to-door service.

Disadvantages: Bus is cheaper for shoestring budgets.

Cost: 75-90 euros to Puerto Banús.

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SCHEDULE

Click for the full UKIPT/ESPT Marbella Festival Schedule, including starting stacks and level times.

TIME # EVENT BUY IN
Cash Games On Demand
June 9th - Monday
19:00 1 NL - Hold’em Freezeout Satellite to Main Event €150 + €15
June 10th - Tuesday
17:00 2 NL - Hold’em Unlimited Rebuys Satellite to Main Event (€50 RB/AO) €100 + €10, €50 RB/AO
19:00 3 NL Hold’em Win the Button Freezeout €150 + €15
June 11th - Wednesday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Day 1a €1000 + €100
18:00 5 NL - Hold’em Freezeout Satellite to Main Event Day 1B €150 + €15
20:00 6 NL - Hold’em €200 + €20
June 12th - Thursday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Day 1b €1000 + €100
18:00 7 PLO - Double Chance €200 + €20
21:30 8 NL - Hold’em Unlimited Rebuys Satellite to High Roller (€50 RB/AO) €100 + €10, €50 RB/AO
June 13th - Friday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Day 2 CLOSED
12:00 9 NL - Hold’em 1RB/1AO Satellite to High Roller (€150 RB/AO) €150+€15, €150 RB/AO
16:00 10 NL - Hold’em High Roller "8 Handed" Day 1 (Single Re-Entry) €2000 + €200
19:00 11 Marbella Poker Cup - Day 1a (Single Re-Entry Allowed Per Day) €300 + €30
June 14th - Saturday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Day 3 CLOSED
12:00 10 NL - Hold’em High Roller "8 Handed" Final Day CLOSED
14:00 12 NL - Hold’em Six Handed Turbo €100 + €10
17:00 11 Marbella Poker Cup - Day 1b (Single Re-Entry Allowed Per Day) €300 + €30
June 15th - Sunday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Final Table CLOSED
12:00 11 Marbella Poker Cup - Final Day CLOSED
15:00 13 NL - Hold’em Turbo - Super Deepstack - EPT Edition €100 + €10

4% deducted from prize pools to cover tournament 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 discretio

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Activities

The ESPT Team is always trying to find ways to give players a great time at events, so make sure you don’t miss out on the following activities:

  • Welcome Drinks – H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel*

Date/time: Tuesday 10th June, 2014 from 21:30 until 23:00

  • Multiactivity Experience*** – UKIPT vs ESPT**

Meeting Point: H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel
Date/time: Thursday, 12th June, 2014 from 12:00 until 16:30

  • Spain Match Experience* - TBC

Date/time: Friday, 13th June, 2014 from 21:00 until 22:45****

  • Official Party – Open Bar and BBQ* - Chiringuito Los Espigones

Date/time: Saturday, 14th June from 22:00 until 23:30

  • England Match Experience* - Chiringuito Los Espigones

Date/time: Sunday, 15th June from 00:00 until 01:45****

  • Football Flipout Freeroll*****

Date/time: Sunday, 15th June from 18:00
*Wristbands are required for entry
**Limited places available for this activity, if you wish to attend, please contact as soon as possible info@estrellaspokertourhotels.com
***Players need to bring swimwear, towel, sun cream, trainers and flipflops
****Free food and beer provided
***** Terms and Conditions apply

Football Flipout Freeroll
Celebrate this summer’s football during the PokerStars Marbella Festival and win a seat to the ESPT Barcelona Main Event, or UKIPT Isle of Man with the Football Flipout Freeroll!
Simply play any PokerStars Marbella Festival Main Events or Side Events* and you’ll automatically be in with a chance of qualifying for the Football Flipout Freeroll.

What is a Flipout Tournament?
Each multi-table Flipout tournament starts with a unique twist. All players taking part will be all-in in the very first hand, with the winner being the last player standing on each table. All those who survive will then play out the rest of the tournament in a conventional MTT style.

How do I win a seat to the Football Flipout Freeroll?
Anyone that enters any PokerStars Marbella Festival Main events or Side Events is randomly allocated a five minute time segment of a football game taking place nearest to, or during, that poker event. If players from either team during the related football match “flips out” and is involved in any of following actions during your time segment, you will win a seat to the Freeroll.

That’s not all though, we are also awarding seats to the best football themed fancy dress during each tournament!

Qualifying Flipout actions 

  • Scoring a goal
  • Awarded a yellow card
  • Awarded a red Card
  • Missing a penalty

Here’s how the football and PokerStars Marbella Festival schedules match up.

TIME # EVENT QUALIFIING GAMES
19:00 3 NL Hold’em Win the Button Freezeout Brazil vs. Croatia
June 11th - Wednesday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Day 1a Mexico vs. Cameroon and Spain Netherlands
20:00 6 NL - Hold’em Brazil vs. Croatia
June 12th - Thursday
12:00 4 UKIPT/ESPT Main Event - Day 1b Mexico vs. Cameroon and Spain Netherlands
18:00 7 PLO - Double Chance Chile vs. Australia
June 13th - Friday
16:00 10 NL - Hold’em High Roller "8 Handed" Day 1 (Single Re-Entry) Columbia vs. Greece and
England vs. Italy
19:00 11 Marbella Poker Cup - Day 1a (Single Re-Entry Allowed Per Day) England vs. Italy
June 14th - Saturday
12:00 10 NL - Hold’em High Roller "8 Handed" Final Day Columbia vs. Greece and
England vs. Italy
14:00 12 NL - Hold’em Six Handed Turbo Uruguay vs. Costa Rica
17:00 11 Marbella Poker Cup - Day 1b (Single Re-Entry Allowed Per Day) England vs. Italy

Promotion Rules

  • Only one entry per segment; i.e. If there are more than one qualifying incidents within your segment only one will count towards your Flipout entry.
  • Only one entry per person. I.e. if you win multiple entries you may only use one you are only entitled to one entry.
  • Entries are non-transferrable i.e. You cannot nominate another person to play your winning entry

* Satellites are not included

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