888poker LIVE Returns to Romania for Bucharest Festival in March

888poker returns to Romania for the 2019 888LIVE Bucharest Festival.

888poker is returning to the beautiful city of Bucharest, Romania for the 2019 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival from March 4-10 at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Hot on the heels of 888poker’s LIVE London Kickoff Event, the Bucharest festival brings a week’s worth of action headlined by an 888Live Main Event that offers the winner both a healthy first-place prize and also a $12,600 package to fly to Las Vegas and play in the Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Festival Highlights

This year’s €888 Bucharest Main Event is sure to be a good one. Players have four starting flights to

choose from and unlimited re-entries, in case things don’t go as planned. The tournament will have 40-minute levels, a 30K starting stack, play with the big blind ante format and, to keep things moving along, include a shot clock.

Last year, Romania’s Andrei Racolta bested the 469 entry field to for his career-high cash of $86,700. This year, the winner will also book a six-night stay in Las Vegas to represent 888poker and play in the WSOP Main Event. In addition to the $10,000 WSOP seat and hotel accommodations at the Vdara Hotel, the winner be given an extra $1,000 for travel and expenses.

In addition to the Main Event, the seven-event series includes a signature 888poker LIVE Opening Event. This €230 tournament gets underway on March 4 and features two starting flights, 30-minute levels, and allows players two re-entries per flight.

Last year, this tournament generated a prize pool of over €72,000 and paid out multiple five-figure prizes including over $17,000 for winner Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu.

The 888poker €1,700 High Roller is also back on the schedule with 30-minute Day 1 and 40-minute Day 2 levels and unlimited re-entry. Leading up to the event players can take their shot in one of the two €200 live satellites to the High Roller. Last year, 888poker ambassador Ana Marquez defeated the 34 entry field and took home $32,068.

The festival is surrounded by a two-day Deepstack Event, the Ladies Event, and two different Turbo events in addition to a number of €115 live satellites to the Bucharest Main Event.

Ambassadors On Hand

Defending High Roller champion Ana Marquez will be one of a number of 888poker ambassadors who will be participating in the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival.

Joining her in the events will be Vivian Saliba, Dominik Nitsche, 2014 World Series of Poker champion Martin Jacobson and the leader in all-time online poker cashes Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman.

Qualify Online

Satellites for the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival are underway right now on 888poker.

Players can qualify for the live event by playing online and working their way up into the $109 satellite. Satellites start for a little as $0.01.

Winners of the $109 888Live Bucharest ME Package Qualifier tournament will receive a package that covers just about everything (valued at $1,900). It includes a seat into the Bucharest Main Event, four nights stay at the International Hotel and €200 to help pay for travel expenses.

Plus, upon arrival, 888poker will provide all qualifiers with an 888LIVE kit which will include some 888 gear.

All qualifiers can be found under the Live Events tab in the 888poker client.

888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival Schedule of Events

Date Event Buy-in
03/04 Opening Event 1A €230
03/04 Satellite To Main Event €115
03/05 Opening Event 1B €230
03/05 Satellite To Main Event €115
03/06 Main Event 1A €888
03/06 Opening Event Day 2
03/06 Satellite To Main Event €115
03/06 Turbo Bounty €230
03/07 Main Event 1B €888
03/07 Ladies Event €60
03/07 Satellite To Main Event €115
03/07 Satellite To High Roller €200
03/08 Main Event 1C €888
03/08 Satellite To Main Event (Turbo) €115
03/08 Main Event 1D (Turbo) €888
03/09 Main Event Day 2
03/09 Deepstack (Day 1) €330
03/09 Satellite To High Roller €200
03/09 High Roller (Day 1) €1700
03/10 Deepstack (Day 2)
03/10 Turbo Deepstack €220
03/10 Main Event Final Day
03/10 High Roller Day 2