The UKIPT League
I keep meaning to take part in the UKIPT League, but tend to always forget. While the tournaments run every night, it's only typically worth taking part if you play 20+ days in the month. Finally I've remembered about it at the start of the month and plan to play it as often as I can throughout October. The League is such great value and here's why:
- It's only open to UK players, meaning field sizes of 250-350 players (for Division 1) meaning it won't take all night to play and you won't have to beat 1,000s of players - just to cash.
- It's not a one-off tournament. Nightly games mean bad luck in the short-term won't dramatically affect your chances.
- Division 2 is FREE, so even if you can't afford to play Division 1 you still get a slice of the pie.
- The monthly leaderboard prizes, are simply some of the best around:
|Position ||Division 1 ||Division 2|
|1 ||£300 + £1,300 UKIPT prize package ||£50 + £770 UKIPT seat|
|2 ||£100 + £108.50 satellite ticket ||£30 + £44 satellite ticket|
|3 ||£50 + £44 satellite ticket ||£20 + £22 satellite ticket|
|4 ||£40 + £22 satellite ticket ||£15 + 1 month of free Division 1 tickets|
|5 ||£30 + £5.50 satellite ticket ||£10 + 1 month of free Division 1 tickets|
|6-10 ||£20 + £5.50 satellite ticket ||£7.50 + 1 week of free Division 1 tickets|
|11-25 ||£15 + £5.50 satellite ticket ||£5 + 1 week of free Division 1 tickets|
|26-50 ||£10 + £5.50 satellite ticket ||£3|
|50-100 ||£5 + £5.50 satellite ticket ||£2|
You get 1 point just for taking part, 5 points for cashing and anywhere from 10-20 points if you make the final table (20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10). Division 2 and Division 1 games start at 1900 and 1930 each night respectively. For more information visit the UKIPT League webpage.
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Aside from the regular tournaments I can't bear to miss, the usual STEP SNGs and perhaps the UKIPT League (again) - I'm completely undecided on what to play next month. I'm also a little bored of Hold'em lately, so I figured I'd let you decide what I play throughout November!