888poker LIVE Brings €288,000 Main Event Guarantee To Bucharest

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888poker Live is heading to the JW Marriott Grand Hotel later this month.

With the euphoric feeling of a successful Kick-Off event in London still lingering, 888poker LIVE is wasting no time in taking the tour on the road. The next stop for the popular tournament series is the beautiful city of Bucharest, Romania at the JW Marriott Hotel. 888poker LIVE will be bringing a nine-tournament festival headlined by a €888 Main Event that comes with a €288,000 guarantee (~ $350,000 USD) all beginning on February 28.

Something For Everyone

A well-planned poker festival should always have a little something for everyone and 888poker LIVE Bucharest has attempted to do just that. Over the course of a week organizers will be offering a multi-day €230 Opening Event with a €50,000 guarantee, a €2,200 High Roller, a Ladies Event as well as a Turbo, Bounty and Deepstack tournaments with buy-ins beginning at a modest €100.

While there are plenty of tournaments to choose from the organizers will be looking for the €888 Main Event to be the centerpiece of the week. The tournament has two starting day, with Day 1A taking flight on March 2 and the contest starts players off with 30,000 in chips and 45-minute levels. Confident that they will hit the 325 players needed to hit the guarantee, organizers are certainly hoping that they will eclipse that number. Also of note, the 888poker Shot Clock will be in play during the Main Event, helping speed up the rate of play, by giving players 30 seconds to make decisions.

The winner of the Main Event will not only take home the handsome first place prize and the 888poker LIVE trophy but also a trip to Las Vegas to represent the brand at the World Series of Poker in their signature Crazy Eights tournament.

Destination Bucharest

When not in a hand, Bucharest is one of the more interesting poker destinations on the 888poker LIVE schedule. The capital of Romania, the city has been known as “The Little Paris” and today is a mix of stunning old world buildings and new modern facelift creating a city that is begging to be explored. From the Arch of Triumph to the Palace of the Parliament to a long list of museums, should players find with some free time, the city of Bucharest may help to ease the pain of busting.

Qualify Online Today

Satellites for the Bucharest Main Event are running right now over on 888poker. Starting at as little as $0.01 – that’s right one penny – players can work their way up through the steps and into the $109 satellite. Winners of the $109 satellite will receive a prize package worth $1,700 that includes a seat in the Main Event, three nights stay at the JW Marriot and an extra $300 to help pay for travel expenses.

888poker LIVE Bucharest takes place from February 28 – March 5 with qualifiers to the Main Event running everyday over on 888poker.