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€500,000 Up For Grabs In The Universal Championship of Poker Grand Finale

December 31, 2019

With the popular Microgaming Poker Network coming to an end very shortly, it is a somewhat bittersweet time of the year with the final UCOP Grand Finale set to take place, starting on the 19th January 2020 and running through until the 2nd February 2020, when once again the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe will be crowned.

With a total of €500,000 up for grabs across a massive range of tournaments, with a broad selection of buy in amounts available for players of all bankroll sizes, together with a real mix of guaranteed prize pools available, the 54 events that will make up the final UCOP Grand Finale promises to be a real feast of poker for MPN fans.

 

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How is the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe Crowned?

To earn the title of the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe you will need to prove your credentials across a wide number of different tournaments. The title has been awarded to the most consistent player throughout the UCOP event since 2015 and to stand a chance of being crowned the best, you will have your points tracked throughout the events as they are played.

Over the course of the 54 tournaments, the leaderboard will track the number of points each player earns and the leaderboard will be updated.  It will be the player with the fewest number of points collected over the course of the 54 events that emerges as the Universe’s best poker player.

Here’s how the leaderboard points will be worked out.

  • The fewer number of points you have, the further up the leaderboard you will be.
  • If you win a UCOP event, you will score one point. If you finish second, you earn 2 points and so on throughout the tournament.
  • If you do not enter any tournament then your score for that tournament will be the total number of entries plus one. So for example, if you miss a tournament that has 150 players competing in it, then your score for that tournament would be 151.
  • For the final calculation on the leaderboard, the 15 worst scores you have from UCOP events will be discarded and your overall score will be determined from the remaining 39 events.

A total of €20,000 worth of prizes will be made available to players attempting to win the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe title, with the winner of the leaderboard tournament being able to select any one of the following trio of prizes.

  • €1,550 worth of online tournament tickets
  • €1,500 MPNPT Madrid tournament package (for the MPN Poker Tour Madrid 2020 tournament starting on the 6th February 2020)
  • €1,000 in cash

However, that is not the only prize that the lucky winner will receive as they will also pick up:

  • €3,100 in Online Tournament Tickets
  • €1,000 in Cash
  • Plus the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe Trophy for 2019.

Players that finish second, third and fourth in the tournament will win a €1,550 tournament ticket prize, plus a cash prize which ranges from €500 for the player finishing second, €300 to the player in third and €100 for the player finishing fourth.

The fifth to eighth placed players will also earn €1,550 in online tournament tickets, but will not pick up a cash prize.

Players ranked from 9th to 20th will also earn Tournament Ticket packages, ranging from 5x €110 packages down to a single €110 package for those players finishing 13th to 20th.

Tournament of Champions & Main Event

There are 54 events in the UCOP series this year and if you manage to win any of those events, then you will earn entry into a special Tournament of Champions, which is scheduled to take place at 7.0pm GMT on Sunday 16th February 2020.

A total of 8 prizes are on offer for the potential field of 54 players with the prizes divided up as thus:

  • 1st – €1,550 Online Tournament Tickets Package
  • 2nd – 5 x €110 Online Tournament Tickets
  • 3rd – 3 x €110 Online Tournament Tickets
  • 4th – 2 x €110 Online Tournament Tickets
  • 5th – 8th – 1 x €110 Online Tournament Tickets

If you are lucky enough to win any of the first 48 events in the UCOP series this year then not only will you enter the Tournament of Champions, but you will also earn yourself a free entry (worth €110) into the €50,000 UCOP Main Event, which is scheduled to take place 5.00pm GMT on Sunday 2nd February.

This tournament has the highest prize pool of any of the 54 events in the UCOP Grand Finale series and as such, will be keenly contested.

The Full List of Tournaments

The full list of all 54 tournaments are listed in chronological order in the table below:

Date Time (GMT) Event Prize Pool Buy In
Sun 19th Jan 16:00 UCOP Event 1 – Monster Rebuy 6 Max €7,500 €11
Sun 19th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 2 – Deepstack 6 Max €20,000 €215
Sun 19th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 3 – Freezeout €20,000 €110
Sun 19th Jan 18:30 UCOP Event 4 – Rebuy €15,000 €22
Sun 19th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 5 – 1R/1A €10,000 €55
Sun 19th Jan 20:00 UCOP Event 6 – Rebuy 6 Max PLO €4,000 €22
Mon 20th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 7 – Deepstack €10,000 €55
Mon 20th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 8 – Rebuy 6 Max €10,000 €22
Mon 20th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 9 – Big Antes 1R/1A €5,000 €11
Tue 21st Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 10 – Deepstack 6 Max €5,000 €22
Tue 21st Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 11 – Freezeout 4 Max €10,000 €110
Tue 21st Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 12 – Rebuy €2,000 €3.30
Wed 22nd Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 13 – Deepstack €5,000 €33
Wed 22nd Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 14 – Booster €10,000 €110
Wed 22nd Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 15 – Freezout 6 Max PLO €2,500 €22
Thu 23rd Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 16 –  Deepstack €5,000 €22
Thu 23rd Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 17 – Rebuy 6 Max €10,000 €33
Thu 23rd Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 18 – Super Bounty €7,500 €55
Fri 24th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 19 – Deepstack €2,500 €11
Fri 24th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 20 – Special Stack Rebuy €12,500 €22
Fri 24th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 21 – 1R/1A 6 Max PLO €5,000 €55
Sat 25th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 22 – Deepstack 6 Max €1,000 €2.20
Sat 25th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 23 – Booster €12,500 €110
Sat 25th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 24 – Super Bounty Rebuy €7,500 €22
Sun 26th Jan 16:00 UCOP Event 25 – Booster 6 Max PLO €2,500 €22
Sun 26th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 26 – Deepstack 6 Max €10,000 €55
Sun 26th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 27 – Double Stack Freezeout €20,000 €320
Sun 26th Jan 18:30 UCOP Event 28 – Freezeout 6 Max €20,000 €110
Sun 26th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 29 – Rebuy €15,000 €22
Sun 27th Jan 20:00 UCOP Event 30 – Rebuy €2,500 €5.50
Mon 27th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 31 – Deepstack €2,500 €11
Mon 27th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 32 – Booster 6 Max €15,000 €215
Mon 27th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 33 – 6 Max PLO €2,000 €5.50
Tue 28th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 34 – Deepstack €5,000 €22
Tue 28th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 35 – Rebuy €5,000 €11
Tue 28th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 36 – 1R/1A 6 Max `€10,000 €110
Wed 29th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 37 – Deepstack €1,000 €3.30
Wed 29th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 38 – 1R/1A €7,500 €33
Wed 29th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 39 – Freezeout 6 Max €7,500 €55
Thu 30th Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 40 – Deepstack €5,000 €22
Thu 30th Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 41 – Super Bounty Rebuy 6 Max €10,000 €55
Thu 30th Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 42 – Freezeout 6 Max PLO €1,500 €110
Fri 31st Jan 17:00 UCOP Event 43 – Deepstack €5,000 €33
Fri 31st Jan 18:00 UCOP Event 44 – Super Bounty 6 Max €7,500 €110
Fri 31st Jan 19:00 UCOP Event 45 – Double Stack Freezeout €7,500 €55
Sat 1st Feb 17:00 UCOP Event 46 – Deepstack 6 Max €10,000 €110
Sat 1st Feb 18:00 UCOP Event 47 – 6 Man PLO €2,000 €11
Sat 1st Feb 19:00 UCOP Event 48 – Rebuy €1,500 €2.20
Sun 2nd Feb 16:00 UCOP Event 49 – Rebuy 4 Max €15,000 €22
Sun 2nd Feb 17:00 UCOP Event 50 – Main Event €50,000 €110
Sun 2nd Feb 18:00 UCOP Event 51 – Rebuy €4,000 €5.50
Sun 2nd Feb 18:30 UCOP Event 52 – High Roller €40,000 €320
Sun 2nd Feb 19:00 UCOP Event 53 – 1R/1A 6 Max €10,000 €55
Sun 2nd Feb 20:00 UCOP Event 54 – Super Turbo Rebuy €6,000 €22

 

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