The first ever visit of the UKIPT to the home of PokerStars on the Isle of Man is proving to be popular and attracting some high-profile players, PokerStars announced on October 14th.
Many of PokerStars’ most high profile representatives will be attending, including Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Vanessa Rousso, Jason Mercier and Isaac Haxton.
“I’m excited to visit the Isle of Man and play in a friendly event at the UKIPT,” said David Williams.
“We are looking forward to welcoming high-profile, poker professionals to the Isle of Man. For many of them, this is their first time visiting the Isle of Man, and they will be joining hundreds of players on a journey to PokerStars’ home town,” said Kirsty Thompson, President of the UKIPT. “They too will be able to go ‘behind-the-scenes’ and learn more about PokerStars’ operations.”
Team PokerStars Pros Attending UKIPT IOM
- Liv Boeree
- Jake Cody
- Andre Coimbra
- Vicky Coren
- Barry Greenstein
- Isaac Haxton
- Jason Mercier
- Fatima Moreira de Melo
- Daniel Negreanu
- Mickey Peterson
- Dale Philip
- Vanessa Rousso
- Adrienne Rowsome
- Felix Schneiders
- David Williams
Qualifiers are still running
For players who haven’t yet secured their seat at the UKIPT Isle of Man, qualifiers are still running online. This Sunday there will be a huge qualifier with 10 packages worth £1,600 guaranteed. Players can enter the qualifier from £215 directly, and feeder events will be running all day with buyins from £1.10. Qualifiers can be found in the PokerStars client by clicking on ‘Events’, ‘More’, ‘UKIPT’.
POKERSTARS TO WELCOME POKER PLAYERS TO ISLE OF MAN FOR FIRST UKIPT POKER FESTIVAL IN CORPORATE HOMETOWN
Players to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse behind the world’s leading online gaming company while competing for £500,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 7, 2013 – PokerStars today announced an exciting series of events beginning October 30 as part of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) visiting the Isle of Man, bringing hundreds of poker players to the home of its corporate headquarters.
The Main Event of the Isle of Man poker festival will be a £1,100 entry No Limit Hold’em poker tournament that will be held at the Villa Marina. PokerStars is guaranteeing a prize pool of at least £500,000, ensuring it will attract hundreds of visitors from across the British Isles and Europe. These visitors will have an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and learn more about PokerStars during the festival that takes place from Wednesday, October 30 to Monday, November 4.
In addition to the £1,100 Main Event poker tournament, there will be a number of other poker tournaments for players of varying skill levels. These range in buy-in from £110 to a £2,200 High Roller event on November 2.
Other highlights of the poker festival include:
• A charity poker tournament to raise funds for local Manx charities.
• PokerStars Open House: Guided tours of the PokerStars offices in Onchan. These will be open to poker players and local residents, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the people behind the world’s leading online gaming company.
• Tours of the state-of-the-art PokerStars server facility, where every deck is shuffled, every bad beat (and lucky river!) is generated.
• A global webcast hosted online at PokerStars.TV. This webcast will be streamed globally, allowing hundreds of thousands of players from across the world to follow all the action from the Isle of Man.
• A job fair that will showcase the job opportunities at PokerStars on the Isle of Man (as well as opportunities at Rational Group offices in Dublin and London).
“PokerStars is very proud to bring a large-scale poker festival to our corporate hometown to allow poker players to learn about PokerStars and our home,” said Kirsty Thompson, President of the UKIPT.
One unique feature for the UKIPT visit to the Isle of Man is that PokerStars employees will be permitted to enter all of the tournaments, including the Main Event. Of course, they’ll need to pay the same buy-in as every other entrant.
“Being able to play, chat and compete with PokerStars employees at the tables will be an extra benefit as they visit the home of PokerStars,” said Thompson.