Everyone knows that poker is popular the world over. During this current month of September specifically, however, the UK is the place to be if you’re looking to play some great poker. The British Poker Festival has partnered with 11 of London’s largest cardrooms and casinos to put together a calendar filled with more than 100 poker events making UK poker awesome this September. In particular, you don’t have to be a high roller to enjoy them either, as many of the poker tournaments sport very affordable buy-ins. Here are 10 fantastic reasons poker lovers should flock to the UK this September:
1 – Sky Poker Tour 2013 Leg 5
The Sky Poker Tour is attended by hundreds of players from around the UK. This tour offers some of the finest live venues in the UK and provides a unique opportunity for players to meet people they’ve played with virtually in online poker rooms. The Sky Poker Tour also opens the door for players to meet presenters and analysts from Sky Poker TV, with Tony ‘Tikay’ Kendall, Richard Orford, Sarah Champion, Anna Fowler and others from the team. This event was held 7th – 8th Sept. at Aspers Casino Newcastle. The prize pool in the £100 + £10 tournament had a guarantee at £15,000.
2 – Dusk till Dawn’s £300 Deepstack
This event started online and continued live in the Dusk till Dawn club. The lucky (and skilled) winner walked away with around £20k. It took place from September 5th–8th. In case you’re interested in additional event details, you can check for them on their Facebook page.
3 – Broadway Casino
Broadway Casino holds poker events every day of the week. This past Sunday they had a £50 NLHE Mega Stack Freezeout. Mondays and Wednesdays they hold a £25 NLHE Freezeout, Tuesday, a £25 NLHE Win the Button Freezeout is contested, Thursdays is the £30 NLHE Bounty Freezeout, and Fridays is the £40 NLHE Freezeout. There’s also a £30 Double Chance Freezeout on Saturdays and a £30 Treble Chance Freezeout on Sunday night.
4 – GUKPT Main Tour Manchester
Running from 15th Sept. – 22nd Sept., 2013 at the Grosvenor G Casino Manchester, this year’s tour guarantees a huge £1,750,000 in prize money.
5 – Dusk till Dawn Grand Prix
Held from Thursday 19th Sept. – Sunday, 29th September, there’s a £50,000 DTD Sponsorship deal to the winner as well as a €7,500 Caribbean Poker Tour package given out to all those who make the final table.
6 – UK and Ireland Poker Tour
The UKIPT returns to PokerStars LIVE at the Hippodrome Casino, London with the third leg of this event being held 27th–29th September, 2013. It costs £250 + 25 to enter and this tour stop offers a new, lower buy-in so players of all bankroll levels can take part. This state-of-the-art venue offers regular cash games and tournaments. Players can qualify online.
7 – Broadway Casino £100 NLHE Deep Stack Freezeout
This event will be held Wednesday, 25th September. Doesn’t get more straightforward than that.
8 – Broadway Casino £50 Omaha (dealer’s choice) One Re-buy or Add On.
This event starts at 3:00 pm on Sunday, 29th September and is great value for lovers of Omaha poker.
9 – Sheffield RPT 2013 Redtooth Poker
Redtooth organizes the UK’s largest pub poker league with more than 1,000 venues registered nationwide. The 29th September, Sheffield RPT event is already sold out, but they do still have 4 other RPT events around the country taking place over the next few months.
10 – English Poker Open
Generally speaking, the English Poker Open is a cornerstone of UK poker in September, but this year’s series, originally scheduled for 23rd – 29th September, has been postponed until 2014. The new dates will be announced on the English Poker Open Website soon along with full details and promotional information.
So if you’re already in the UK or are planning on visiting this month, there’s some awesome poker being played this September. Be sure to contact the venue tournament organizer directly to confirm details to any of these events before travelling though, as schedules can and do tend to change.