In the first week of February 2019, 888poker LIVE makes their return to Aspers Casino in London for their first live event of the year.
From February 7-10, 888poker will host another one of their famously fun live events in the heart of London. The Aspers Casino, which played host to nine 888poker events in 2018, will once again be ground zero for the thriving London live scene. The 888poker LIVE Kickoff Event is a £440 buy-in event with a £120,000 guarantee.
The tournament has a nice structure for the buy-in. It starts with a 30k starting stack and 40-minute levels. Players can re-enter a maximum of three times in case things don’t go according to plan. Also featured is the big blind ante and a 30-second shot clock to make sure the tournament moves along smoothly.
A Look Back
This event has proven to be an 888poker LIVE favorite. In 2018, players flocked to the Aspers for the event as 547 entries pushed the prize pool to over £216,000. Once the tournament played down to four-handed, and after a few hours of grinding it out, the final four opted for an ICM deal that guaranteed each of them no less than £23,000. With the most chips at the time, UK grinder Jonathan Bowers was crowned the winner and took home £30,630 for his efforts.
Bros vs Pros Returns
In 2019, the Kickoff Event hopes to be bigger than ever. 888poker is adding to the fun with the return of their Bros vs Pros promotion. One lucky 888poker player will win themselves a trip to London for themselves and two of their best friends. The trio will participate in the festival, battle it out against 888poker ambassadors Vivian Saliba, Ana Marquez, Dominik Nitsche and World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson. To add to the experience, 888poker will throwing in some Premier League tickets for good measure.
Win Your Seat On 888
Of course, players are more than welcome to show up and directly buy in to the events. However, for players looking to get in for the minimum, 888poker is running a series of satellites that start for as little as one cent.
888poker has a series of Steps to Live Events satellites that works their way from $0.01 into shots at winning seats into their live events. A player can start at the very bottom or jump in anywhere in the Steps system and work their way up.
In addition to the 888poker Steps to Live Event satellites, 888poker is offering a number of direct satellites to win a seat to the Kickoff Event. Every Tuesday players can win their seat in the $55 Seat Qualifier satellite. One out of every ten players will grab an entry with two seats guaranteed. The $55 satellite can be stepped into through a $5.50 sub-satellite.
For players looking for the VIP treatment, every Sunday, through January 31, 2019, there is a $109 satellite that offers the full Kickoff Event Package. Winners of the 888Live London Kickoff Package will receive the £440 entry into the tournament, an extra $300 in travel expenses, some 888poker LIVE gear and $350 for three nights accommodation. These satellites come with a three package guarantee. The $109 satellite for the full package can also be satellites into through a $16.50 sub-satellite.
For local value hunters and players looking to take a trip to the wonderful city of London, mark your calendars for February 7-10. Join 888poker, and their team of ambassadors, at the Aspers Casino for the 888poker LIVE London Kickoff Event.