Congratulations to Sergio Aido - UKIPT London Winner!
Season 3 of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour concluded in fine style with a massive event in London. a grand total of 1,099 players contested the Main Event, making it the largest-ever live poker tournament staged in London. The huge field created a prize pool of £746,221 and the top 144 places were paid. Spanish player Sergio Aido finished top of the pile, collecting the title, trophy and £144,555 in prize money.
In all the tour crowned nine champions, the first back in February 2012, when Emmett Mullin took down UKIPT Galway. Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham then played host to the biggest-ever UKIPT event as an incredible 1,625 players registered for the Main Event. The huge field beat the £1,000,000 guarantee, there were three starting days, and 207 players were paid. The big winner who took home a massive £210,400 for first was amateur player Robert Baguley, who beat final table chip leader Iqbal Ahmed in the closing stages.
History was made at UKIPT Bristol as German player Wojtek Barzantny claimed back-to-back titles, adding the Bristol Main Event to the Online Event win he notched earlier in the festival. Barzantny won £90,400 for his first place finish in the Main Event when he beat the UK’s James Greenwood in the heads-up finale. In total 72 players were paid from a field of 550 runners which generated a total prize pool of £373,450.
For full round-ups check the PokerStars Blog for tournament reports, and PokerStars.tv for video coverage. For details of Season 4, tournament rules and regulations, player database and much more, visit the official UKIPT website.
Season 3 Winners
|UKIPT Galway||February 16-20, 2012||€473,942||Emmett Mullin (€100,000)|
|UKIPT Nottingham||April 12-16, 2012||£1,137,500||Robert Baguley (£210,400)|
|UKIPT Dublin||May 17-21, 2012||€405,363||Richard Evans (€75,500)|
|UKIPT Newcastle||September 6-10, 2012||£436,100||Chris Ferguson (£87,640)|
|UKIPT Online||October 14-15, 2012||£410,900||Wojtek Barzantny (£77, 126)|
|UKIPT Bristol||November 8-12, 2012||£373,450||Wojtek Barzantny (£90, 400)|
|UKIPT Edinburgh||January 17-21, 2013||£415,548||Nicolau Villa-Lobos
|UKIPT Cork||February 14-18, 2013||€262,773||Thomas Finneran (€55,440)|
|UKIPT London||March 5-10, 2013||£746,221||Sergio Aido (£144,555)|