Posted by Tony 'Tikay' Kendall 9th December 2016
Christmas is frighteningly close, and with it the dreaded thought of packed shops, all those dreadful Xmas TV ads, and that horrible feeling after eating too much.
I'm not really a fan of Christmas, but Boxing Day is great for sport, with the King George at Kempton, and a full football schedule. Love Boxing Day.
You might also be interested to know that, Xmas day excepted, the Christmas period is usually the busiest week of the year for online poker.
So that helps explain why Sky Poker's very popular UKOPS will be back this Christmas, running from 27th to 30th December inclusive. UKOPS XVIII is the 18th UKOPS. Guess the clue is in the title. I won't bore you with a list of all the events, you can find them here.
There will of course be a Xmas UKOPS Satellite Schedule. It's Sky Poker though, where they try to go the extra yard, so there are a few trimmings on top.
First up, there will be a Leaderboard with £5,000 of prize money. The last UKOPS Leaderboard threw up some surprise winners, and as it's Christmas, maybe Miss Variance will be kind to us and give us all a shot at that added money.
The Daily UKOPS Blogs will be published throughout, too, and here's a strange thing or two about them. First up, players DO love to see themselves namechecked, and if you run deep in any UKOPS event, you'll be getting a namecheck.
The other oddity is that I'm allowed to be a little rude, or cheeky, to our players in these - all tongue in cheek of course. And players actually like that, it makes them feel a little special. Who can forget poor DontTellWorzil? I'm actually hoping Matt Bates or Grumpy Jack run deep in a few, so I can get stuck into them. It's the only time I can be rude to our players and get away with it. What's not to like?
Finally, once again we will be running a UKOPS based Daily Forum Fun Comp, free to enter as always, with £100 of prizes on offer every day. Anyone can enter these - all you need is a Sky Poker Account. No catches, no caveats, nothing up my sleeve. £100 free, every day, just for answering a simple question.
Merry UKOPS to you all.
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