PRN: Sky Poker Unveils Inaugural UK Online Poker Series (UKOPS)

Sky Poker Unveils Inaugural UK Online Poker Series (UKOPS) [10-October-2011] LONDON, October 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over £140,000 in guaranteed prize pools are up for grabs in Sky Poker's new online poker tournament series to run over October and November.

Persone Dave Bland, Julian Thew
Luoghi Londra, Regno Unito, Hunter valley
Organizzazioni Alderney Gambling Control Commission, About Sky Poker TV Sky Poker TV
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Sky Poker Unveils Inaugural UK Online Poker Series (UKOPS)

 
[10-October-2011]
 

LONDON, October 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Over £140,000 in guaranteed prize pools are up for grabs in Sky Poker's new online poker tournament series to run over October and November.

Following on from a successful year in the live poker area, online poker room Sky Poker has unveiled an all-new tournament series, the UK Online Poker Series.
UKOPS gets underway on Monday 31st October and consists of eight events over one week, culminating in the £40,000
Guaranteed Main Event on Sunday 6th November. The direct buy ins to the events range from £50 to £500, generating some of the biggest prize pools ever seen on Sky Poker.
The series includes a High Roller event on Thursday 3rd November as well as a £10,000 Guaranteed Bounty Hunter
tournament, which will kick the series off on Monday 31st October. Team Sky Poker players will be playing throughout the series, and they will be joined by one of the UK's top tournament players, Julian Thew as well as some of the Sky Poker TV presenters and analysts.
While the prize pools are mouth-watering, Sky Poker has ensured there will be plenty of opportunities for poker players of all bankrolls to qualify for UKOPS too, with satellites to the events currently running from as little as £1.20.
"The UKOPS is the natural follow-on from the Sky Poker Tour," said Sky Poker's Dave Bland. "With such a popular live event series it was only a matter of time before Sky put its name to a huge online series too, and we hope the first ever UKOPS will cater to high roller and recreational players from all around the UK."
Full details of the UK Online Poker Series can be found on the Skypoker.com website,  with the schedule for UKOPs below:

Sky Poker's UK Online Poker Series - Schedule

UKOPS Event 1 - Monday 31st October, 8pm

£100+10
£20,000 Guaranteed Bounty Hunter
4,000 chips/12 min blinds

UKOPS Event 2 - Tuesday 1st November, 8pm
£50+5 Pot Limit Omaha
£10,000 Rebuy
1 Rebuy and add on
4,000 chips/12 min blinds

UKOPS Event 3 - Wednesday 2nd November, 8pm
£100+£10
£10,000 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack
8,000 chips/12 min blinds

UKOPS Event 4 - Thursday 3rd November, 8pm
£500+£30
£25,000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller
10,000 chips/15 min blinds

UKOPS Event 5 - Friday 4th November, 8pm
£50+5
£15,000 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy
Unlimited rebuys/1 Add on
4,000 chips /12 min blinds

UKOPS Event 6 - Saturday 5th November, 8pm
£20+2
£10,000 No Limit Hold'em Turbo
Unlimited rebuys/1 Add on
3,000 chips/5 min blinds

UKOPS Event 7 - Saturday 5th November, 8pm
£100+£10
£10,000 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout
4,000 chips/12 min blinds

UKOPS Event 8 - Sunday 6th November, 7pm
Main Event
£200+£20
£40,000 Guaranteed
8000 chips/15 min blinds

About SkyPoker.com.

Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's online poker division, which allows users to play poker on their website and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel.  Sky Poker focuses on UK poker players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.

Sky Poker is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

About Sky Poker TV

Sky Poker TV launched in February 2007 and since then has expanded to show more content from the site, highlights from the Sky Poker Tour (SPT), as well as regular live appearances and interviews from the top names in poker.

Dave Bland, Poker Content Manager, Sky Betting & Gaming, T: +44(0)207-032-4108, E: david.bland3@bskyb.com

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