In October, 888poker held its first ever 888Live Festival in London’s Aspers Casino, drawing players from across the globe for a 10-day live poker tournament experience. Now, the site is gearing up to visit the second destination on the series’ schedule, Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and this time promises players even more guaranteed cash.
The festivities begin January 26 at Europe’s biggest card room, Kings Casino Rozvadov, and culminate with the €300,000 guaranteed Main Event on February 6. Players will vie for a total of €600,000 in prizes and have their choice of 13 total events, with entries starting from just €60.
888 will kick things off with a bang on Thursday with a €225 buy-in, €150,000 guaranteed Opening Event. Players will receive 30,000 starting chip stacks and will be allowed two re-entries, with late registration staying open for 11 levels.
On Wednesday, February 1, the €5,300 buy-in High Roller tournament begins. Participants start with 100,000 chips and will battle for at least €100,000 in guaranteed cash over two days. That event allows for late registration up until the beginning of Day 2.
The 888Live Main Event is slated to start on February 2, and is comprised of three starting flights. Players begin with starting stacks of 30,000 chips and can also register late up until the start of Day 2.
Hosting duties will be split between 888 Ambassadors Kara Scott and Natalie Hof, with the latter taking over the German language content. 888 pros Chris Moorman, Dominik Nitsche, and Sofia Lövgren will also make appearances, and will each have an $888 bounty on their head. Those who can’t make the trip can still catch a glimpse of greatness, as 888 will livestream feature tables throughout the series.
Festival qualifiers are already up and running on 888poker, with entries starting at just $0.01. Players can try and win their way to the Czech Republic the hard way in 24/7 satellites, or win Opening Event and Main Event entries in $30 and $109 tournaments respectively.
Kings Casino, which only permits players 18 years of age and up, is located just five minutes from the German border at Waidhaus and offers more tournaments and cash games than any other card room in Europe.
888Live Festival concept
After recognizing the popularity of recent live poker festivals, 888poker went back to the drawing board to revamp its own live offerings. As a result, the company created 888Live Festivals, which feature longer structures, a larger variety of tournaments and buy-ins, and bigger guarantees. The upcoming Kings Casino event will be the site’s second Live Festival, and is just one of three planned for 2017.
Take a look at the full Kings Casino Festival schedule below:
|Opening Event||€ 225||€ 150,000|
|The Breeze||€ 100||€ 10,000|
|The Hurricane||€ 115||€ 15,000|
|High Roller||€ 5,300||€ 100,000|
|The Main Event||€ 888||€ 300,000|
|The Monsoon||€ 100||€ 6,000|
|The Swordfish||€ 100||€ 7,000|
|The Whale||€ 110||€ 15,000|
|The Thunder||€ 60||€ 5,000|
|The Mega Knockout||€ 170||€ 15,000|
|Turbo Deepstack||€ 80||—|
|Pot Limit Omaha||€ 150||—|
|The Lightning Six Max||€ 110||€ 6,666|