Mark your calendars and book your flights as 888Live returns to the city of London from October 5-16. Hosted once again by one of the best casinos in London, Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford City, 888Live in London promises perpetual poker action and over $800,000 in guaranteed prize pools spread out over 10 events. With a wide variety of buy-ins and events, there are plenty of opportunities for players to get into the action.
The 12-day festival is highlighted by a number of huge-value events. The kickoff event, the ‘888Live London Festival Opening Event’, comes with a modest £220 buy-in that carries with it a massive £120,000 guarantee. The 888Live London Festival Main Event does one better offering £400,000 in guaranteed cash for its £1,100 entry fee. The festival also contains a High Roller, Pot Limit Omaha and Ladies Tournament. Also, live versions of 888poker’s popular online tournaments The Swordfish, The Whale and Lightning Six Max will run.
888poker ambassadors will be out in full force to play host and compete on the felt. Poker personality Kara Scott, Swedish superstar Sofia Lovgren, three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche and the most successful online poker player in history, Chris ‘888Moorman’ Moorman will all be on hand, and, often times, in hands.
To keep the action moving at a quick pace, 888poker is debuting their new shot clock. No more staring into oblivion while an opponent tanks incessantly for minutes at a time. The shot clock keeps the game humming right along, allowing players 30 seconds at a time to make decisions, ensuring a faster-paced game and more hands per hour. When the clock expires, so does your hand. But it’s not as if there’s no mercy when it comes to the shot clock as sometimes there are decisions need a little extra consideration. Players are allotted a number of time extensions, which can be used when faced with a tougher spot, like when you are unexpectedly check-raised on a river you thought you just bet for value.
As is usual with 888poker, there are plenty of ways for you to qualify for the biggest events of the series. Of course, players are welcome to simply buy their tickets directly but if you are one who wants to take a shot at, as UK’s William Kassouf would say, getting “in for the min to get the max” there are plenty of satellite options. Online satellites start for as little as 1¢ and you can work your way up and step into qualifiers for both the 888Live Opening Event as well as the £1,100 Main Event.
Players can also head to the Aspers Caniso to participate in the live satellites. For the Opening Event players have nine shots costing only £30 and the Main Event has another seven opportunities to claim a seat for as little as £50.
The 888Live London Festival is set to be one of their biggest yet with fast-paced poker action, plenty of opportunities to qualify and $800,000 up for grabs. For more information on 888Live London Festival, visit 888poker live events.
888Live London Festival Schedule of Events
|Start Date||Start Time||Tournament||Buy-In||Guaranteed Prize Pool|
|10/2||15:00||Satellite to Opening Event 1||£30||3 seats|
|10/2||19:00||Satellite to Opening Event 2||£30||6 seats|
|10/3||15:00||Satellite to Opening Event 3||£30||3 seats|
|10/3||19:00||Satellite to Opening Event 4||£30||6 seats|
|10/4||15:00||Satellite to Opening Event 5||£30||3 seats|
|10/4||19:00||Satellite to Opening Event 6||£30||6 seats|
|10/5||15:00||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1||£30||6 seats|
|10/5||18:00||888Live London Opening Event 1A||£220||£120,000|
|10/6||15:00||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1||£30||6 seats|
|10/6||18:00||888Live London Opening Event 1B||£220||£120,000|
|10/7||12:00||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1||£30||6 seats|
|10/7||14:00||888Live London Opening Event 1C||£220||£120,000|
|10/7||18:00||888Live London Opening Event 1D||£220||£120,000|
|10/8||13:00||888 Live London Opening Event Final||£220||£120,000|
|10/9||14:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||2 seats|
|10/9||20:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||3 seats|
|10/10||14:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||3 seats|
|10/10||18:00||The Turbo Deepstack||£80||£8,888|
|10/10||20:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||3 seats|
|10/11||14:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||2 seats|
|10/11||18:00||The Lightning 8-Max||£60||–|
|10/11||20:00||Satellite to Main Event Day 1||£50||3 seats|
|10/11||19:00||High Roller Day 1||£2,200||£50,000|
|10/12||15:00||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1||£100||5 seats|
|10/12||17:00||High Roller Final Day||£2,200||£50,000|
|10/12||18:00||888Live London Main Event 1A||£1,100||£400,000|
|10/13||15:00||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1||£100||5 seats|
|10/13||18:00||888Live London Main Event 1B||£1,100||£400,000|
|10/14||13:00||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1||£100||5 seats|
|10/14||15:00||888Live London Main Event 1C||£1,100||£400,000|
|10/14||20:00||Omaha Pot Limit||£150||–|
|10/15||14:00||888Live London Main Event Day 2||£1,100||£400,000|
|10/16||14:00||888Live London Main Event Final||–||£400,000|