Satellites Begin For 888LIVE London Festival Main Event

There's plenty of events to jump into during the upcoming 888LIVE London Festival.

888poker LIVE returns to London’s Aspers Casino from November 22 – December 3rd for a 12-day festival with an eye on competitive fun for everyone.

Plenty of Action

The festival includes a wide variety of events including a ₤2,200 High Roller and a ₤5,000 Super High Roller. The popular ₤220 Opening Event gets the action going with four starting flights during the first three days. And, of course, the $500,000 guaranteed Main Event is sure to bring out the pros. 888poker has ensured that there’s a tournament on the schedule for every bankroll. Players are able to jump into an event for as little as ₤60.

The ₤1,100 Main Event gets cards in the air beginning Thursday, November 29 with five starting flights for players to choose from. The tournament features a starting stack of 30,000 chips as well as escalating levels of 40 minutes on Day 1 into 60 minutes on Day 2. 888poker in London has become a bit of a tradition and if past events, like the WPT500 presented by 888poker, is any indication – there will be six-figure sums up for grabs at the final table.

Big Names Coming In

There will be some big names floating around the poker room during the Main Event. Of course, the stable of 888poker Ambassadors are likely to be on hand. Names like Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman, Dominik Nitsche, and Martin Jacobsen will be looking to make the Main Event their own. 888poker is also importing a couple of American WSOP Main Event Champions to be on hand in Scott Blumstein and 4-time bracelet winner, Joe Cada.

In For The Min

For players who are looking to get into the London fun at the bare minimum, 888poker is hosting a series of satellites that allow you to win your way into the Main Event.

The 888poker LIVE London package is worth $2,200. It covers the 1,100 ($1,400 USD) buy-in to the tournament as well as a three-night accommodation between November 30th and December 2nd. Additionally, a little extra money for expenses is included. Winners receive an extra $350 deposited into their accounts to cover some of the costs with getting to the festival.

Players can step through a satellite tree starting for as little as $.01.

888pokerLIVE London Satellite Steps:

  • Step One – $0.01 – winners receive Step 2 ticket
  • Step Two – $0.10 – winners receive Step 3 ticket
  • Step Three – $1.00 – winners can use $5 ticket to enter Satellite to $109 Tournaments

From there the winners of a $109 seat can jump into the 888Live London ME Package -Qualifier. The tournament runs on Sundays and guarantees two complete $2,200 packages.

Players who care to skip to the front of the line can buy-in anywhere on the satellite tree, include the $109 Qualifier.

Main Event Only Option

Players can still win a seat even if they don’t take shots at the entire package. There are satellites to award Main Event seats without the travel and hotel accommodations. The 888Live London ME Seat Only Qualifier comes with a $55 price tag and players have the option of playing their way into that tournament as well – either by climbing the satellite tree or jumping into one of the $5.50 Super Satellites to the $55.

The Seat Only satellites fire off on Thursdays.

All of the super-satellites and direct buy-ins to the Main Event can be found in the 888poker client. Search the Live Events tab in the Tournaments section.