Date: Dec 2010
Venue: Raddison Hotel
Buy In: €2,000
Player Cap: the tournament cap is 400 players
Prize Pool: €200,000 guaranteed prize pool!
UKIPT Galway Satellites
UKIPT Galway satellites run at PokerStars.com. As PokerStars are the official sponsor of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour they have exclusive rights to run UKIPT satellites so if you do want to try and satellite into UKIPT Galway or any other UKIPT event then Pokerstars.com is the place to do so. They are running both satellites and super satellites to all UK and Ireland Poker Tour events. The buy ins for the super satellites start at less than $10 so you have the chance to win a seat worth 2,000 euros mega cheaply. Two types of satellites are running; the first includes travel expenses as well as the tournament seat and the second includes just the tournament seat itself. Pokerstars do it like this so that people who live locally don’t end up with travel expenses they don’t need/want to use. The UKIPT is tipped to become one of the worlds biggest poker tours and is expected to unearth loads of future poker stars.
How To Qualify Online For UKIPT Galway
If you want to know how to qualify for UKIPT Galway online then you have come to the right place. The first thing you need to do is open a new account at Pokerstars which you can do by using this link which opens in a new window – PokerStars Sign Up Link – once you have downloaded the Pokerstars software then you will need to open a new account and sign in when you open the Pokerstars lobby. Once signed into the lobby you need to find and click the ‘Tourney’ tab, then click the ‘Satellites’ tab. Here you will find a list of all the satellites Pokerstars are currently running. Click the grey Date button just above the first tournament listed and sort the list so the tournaments starting soonest are on display first. Scroll down the list carefully and look out for the tournaments listed in bold purple font, all UKIPT events are listed in bold and purple. Once you’ve found them decide which satellite is right for you and give it a go, satellites run daily so you get plenty of chances to qualify.
The Raddison Hotel, which is the venue for UKIPT Galway, is a top quality establishment. It’s only a couple of minutes walk for the city center and it takes about 15 minutes to get to from the airport. The hotel has an awesome Spa, plenty of bars and a good well priced dining room. The hotel is really close to the city center so if you don’t fancy what’s on the menu it isn’t far to walk to find somewhere else to eat. There are expected to be 400 runners at the event and the hotel only has 282 rooms so if you are planning to stay on site then you should book up well in advance. Bed and breakfast starts at about 65 euros per night. Remember you can win your accommodation and travel costs via online satellites at Pokerstars.com.
The only place to qualify online for the Galway leg of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour is at Pokerstars.com!