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  1. With the brand new tournament lineup now in full flow, a plethora of PocketFivers have continued to produce excellent results on the virtual felts of 888poker. The Top three earners for March 2021 have recorded combined earnings of over $65,000, which includes eight tournament wins and over 180 tournament cashes. And of course, it was Portugal’s Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira that took the top spot yet again. Ferreira has found massive success on 888poker in 2021; topping the most earnings, most cashes, and most wins tables for both January and February. Now, the poker player has completed the 'Top Earner' three-peat with $22,790 won for the month of March. Ferreira stepped into the spring-time strongly, notching two second place finishes and 18th place finish on the first opening of the month for just shy of $2,000. Over the next 30 days, the impressive form continued with the player taking top spot in three tournaments as well as having a further 87 tournament cashes for March. The Portuguese grinder posted five results which were good four-figure paydays, finding success in the new PKO and 'Big Shot' tournaments on 888poker. Despite these fine results, the March top earner title was not a lock for the player. In a last gasp rally on the final day of the month, Ferreira recorded two of his three wins and a 7th place finish to seal the deal. With $2,525 won at the death, Ferreira got ahead of the pack to take the title by a mere $770 and secured his seat at the head of the table. The player that came closest to ending Ferreira's dominant display was Michael 'Skeldon87' Skeldon. Playing under the alias 'HyperX', the Englishman has also been in fine form since the turn of the year. For both January and February, Skeldon finished fourth in the top earners table, but was able to secure a podium finish this time of asking. Skeldon posted three of his all-time top ten cashes on 888poker in March 2021, finding success in the 'Big Shot' tournaments like his already mentioned counterpart. Two wins in the $55 'Big Shot' and a runner-up in the $109 saw the player win $9,665, making up a significant portion of his monthly taking of $22,021. Like Ferreira, Skeldon also recorded three tournament victories but what is most impressive is that his monthly earnings were made up of 56 cashes, 34 less than that of the reigning champ. The third top earner for the month was 'r21evolutiON', a new face on the 888poker streets. The Andorran poker player has just broken the $1 million mark in lifetime total earnings thanks to his $21,633 March haul. The first result posted came on March 7th with a 3rd place finish in the $22 'Big Shot' for $1,843. On his debut month on the platform, 'r21evolutiON' then went on to record a further six four-figure scores to announce his arrival. With their most notable score coming from the $109 'Big Shot' which netted him a cool $4,650. Do we finally have a kingslayer that can dethrone the almighty Ferreira? 888poker Top 10 Earners March 2021 [table id=199 /] There were some more familiar faces in the upper echelons of the most cashes table, and to some surprise it wasn't topped by Ferreira. Stephen 'sizzlinbetta' Reynolds, who was close to cracking the top three in February with 59 cashes, went all the way to the top in March with 111 cashes. This, with three tournament wins saw a monthly score of $3,693 for Reynolds and was the first instance of a PocketFiver being in the money on more than 100 occasions in a single month for 2021. There was another PocketFiver that broke the 100 cashes mark for March. 102 paid finishes and three tournament wins, saw Nilton 'mipalo23' Vargas as this month's runner up. Vargas, also another new face playing on 888poker, won over $9,000 on his first full month on the site. There now seems to be three certainties in life; death, taxes and 'Heaten' rounding off the podium finishes for the most cashes. The Dutch player recorded 98 cashes and one tournament triumph. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes March 2021 [table id=200 /] 'rahitos911' topped this months most wins table with a grand total of six, the lowest number needed to take the title so far this year. There were then three other players with five wins with the rest of the top ten with four. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins March 2021 [table id=201 /]
  2. In a few short weeks, players on the European and global networks of 888poker will be battling it out for a slice of mouth-watering guarantees, prestigious titles and online poker glory with three WPTDeepStacks online series coming to the virtual felts of 888poker in April. The online poker platform has had a massive makeover in the last few months. Their new Made to Play platform and online tournament revamp has been at the heart of these changes. And now 888poker players around the world will have the opportunity to play for massive cash prizes and a WPTDeepStacks title on the site. WPTDS London Online (Worldwide), WPTDS Iberia Online (Portugal and Spain), and WPTDS Italy Online (Italian network) will offer players the opportunity to compete versus their respective network. This is a special occasion as it is first time ever that 888poker’s three networks will be synced for a major online poker series. The WPTDS series begins April 18 and concludes on April 26. Across the events, more than $3 million in prizes is guaranteed. There will be 16 flagship online poker tournaments across all three networks. In addition to an online payday to remember, all tournament winners being recipients of the lauded after WPTDeepStacks trophy. Those that reside and ply their trade in Italy will be vying for a piece of the €350,000 available to them. With €400,000 in prizes available to Portuguese and Spanish based poker players. The main event for both the WPTDS Italy and WPTDS Iberia networks feature a single starting flight on April 25. Both Main Events have a €125 entry fee as well as having a prize pool of at least €150,000. Poker players on the worldwide network will be the happiest of the bunch. These players will have the chance to compete for a lion’s share of the $3 million up for grabs in the WPTDS London Online. With over $2 million in guaranteed prizes and a $1 million guaranteed Main Event, there will be plenty of happy smiles from those who are eligible to play. The WPTDS London Main Event is a multi-flight event with satellite tournaments already underway. Flights will run daily from April 18 through April 25. Day 2 will be played on April 26 until a winner is crowned. Players can buy-in to the WPTDS London Online main event for $1,050. Players will have the chance to lock horns with some of their poker heroes as 888poker ambassadors and WPT® Champions Chris Moorman and Dominik Nitsche will be taking part in the festival along with the rest of the 888poker pros. Four streaming days are scheduled for the series across major streaming platforms and will feature commentary from David Tuchman, Nick Wealthall and Matt Savage. Entering the WPTDS London Main Event on a Budget Getting into high stakes tournaments via satellite tournaments is a great way for recreational players, with modest bankrolls, to win life-changing scores. Those eligible to play the WPTDS London Main event can save a small fortune by securing their seat from as little as 1¢. Those that want to achieve this feat will have to navigate through three separate tournaments. If that sounds like too much work, playerscan skip the ‘pennybuy’ and register to sub-satellites for $11. There is also the option to bypass the first two steps by participating in direct satellites for $109.
  3. Everything seems to be falling into place for PocketFivers over on 888poker. Despite February being the shortest month of the year, PocketFivers outperformed the totals of January in each of our tracked categories. With a brand new tournament lineup being rolled out, PocketFivers have even more ways to get involved in the action-packed events taking place at 888poker. One thing that wasn’t brand new in February was the absolute dominance of Portugal's Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Just last month, Ferreira dominated on 888poker including as the top earner, in which he pulled in just over $20,000. Well, he did it again in February. Not just as the biggest winner, but Ferreira pulled off the unprecedented feat of coming out picking up the most cashes and most MTT wins as well for the second month in a row. Not only did he lead all three categories, but he also bested his results from last month in all three as well. Ferreira earned a total of $24,187 over the course of 86 cashes and ten outright victories. His month got off to a fast start when, on February 2, he won back-to-back-to-back tournaments for a three-score total of more than $3,500. Just four days later he booked a $1,687 score in an 888poker Progressive Knock Out event. He’d go on to pick up a four-figure score a total of eight times which helped him outpace all other PocketFivers on 888poker by more than $2,700. Behind Ferreira on that very list was ‘JRG’ who collected $21,463 over just 36 cashes in February. After taking over a month off from playing on 888poker, ‘JRG’ came back full force and pulled off some large scores which included a victory in the February 21 $33 Sunday BIG Fish for $5,631. On the very same say they finished as the runner-up in the $16.50 Sunday BIG Fish for another $2,981. Two days later, ‘JRG’ was back in the winner’s circle, adding $3,973 to their bankroll with a victory in the $215 buy-in $10,000 PKO Rumble. Currently ‘JRG’ is sitting at a career-high ranking of #2,646 in the world and, thanks to their prosperous month, just passed the $150,000 online career earnings mark. Ireland’s ‘SRFC1899’ grabbed the #3 spot on the list in February racking up $15,878 in earnings over just eight results. Although he didn’t put in a ton of volume, what ‘SRFC1899’ did end up playing really counted. His biggest score of the month came on February 7 when he finished as the runner-up in a restructured $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep, turning his $109 buy-in into an $11,290 score. One week later, he added another nice payday with a victory in the $16.50 Big Fish for $3,872. With his 888poker earnings, the Irishman is now up over $350,000 in lifetime online earnings. 888poker Top 10 Earners February 2021 [table id=180 /] Right behind Ferriera on the most cashes list is another familiar name to the 888poker leaderboards. The Netherlands’ ‘HeateN’, who has topped this list plenty of times in the past, finished in second place this month with 83 total cashes for a total of $3,280. In third place, was mid-stakes grinder from Ukraine Vadym ‘vaduwka’ Khabarov who racked up 65 total scores for a total of $2,785. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes February 2021 [table id=181 /] When it comes to victories, again Ferriera was king with 10 overall victories. Latvia’s ‘Krekerz’ was not too far behind taking down six small-stakes events and finishing the month with a total of $2,345 in earnings. Thailand’s ‘Deeagie’ picked up five gold medals in February, good for third place on the list, and added $1,235 to their more than $600,000 in career online earnings. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins February 2021 [table id=182 /]
  4. With the tournament changes at 888poker in full swing over, the company has pulled back the curtain to show how and why all of this change came about within one of the world's longest running online poker rooms. Building on the introduction of the Made to Play platform in October 2020, the latest iteration of the 888poker multi-table tournament offering provides another important step towards giving more fun poker experiences to the player base. The company asked their ambassadors to reach out to their followers on social media to find out what gets their blood pumping and the type of experience they’re after when playing online tournaments. "We listen to our players and following their feedback we understand that players want a variety of shorter tournaments, with less re-entries and more players in the money. We want to make it simple and easier for poker players to find a tournament that suits them and make our MTTs affordable and more enjoyable," said an 888poker spokesperson. Trying to accommodate the wants and wishes of all player types is no easy feat to pull off, it’s often difficult to make concessions for one party without upsetting another. "Different players wanted different changes. Players who have kids or a day job the next day wanted shorter tournaments. Regulars and grinders wanted higher guarantees, good structures and higher buy-ins. Some players were asking for more PKO’s. We did our best to offer something for all our players," the spokesperson said. And the way poker sites treat recreational players has increasingly been placed under the microscope of scrutiny as of late. Agreeing with Chris Moorman's breakdown of his favorite changes, more casual players will now less likely have to harbour the usual anxieties they face when logging into their account. "Recreational players will have more tournaments that don’t take so long. Less re-entries (or none in the case of ‘The Classic’) will mean grinders with seemingly unlimited bankrolls will have less of an advantage. A higher percentage of players reaching the money and bigger min cashes means more players will get a more gratifying experience, more often. PKO’s are also popular among recreational players, and now they can enjoy more of them. "Other sites are offering tournaments with very deep structures, long late registration and unlimited re-entries, whereas we now offer many tournaments that are more recreational-player friendly. In addition, we have more satellites and freerolls per tournament than our competitors which is advantageous for both recs and grinders alike. On top of this, our new platform and promotions make our MTT’s even more attractive and fun to play.” To mark the occasion and to celebrate the launch of the new tournament schedule, over $200,000 in tickets and seats to the new tournaments as part of a massive giveaway. "This fun and generous promotion is running until April 2, and players can win tickets via the Winner Spinner, Gift Drops and also through the daily 'no-ticket needed' freerolls." Poker players that are unlucky enough to miss out prize giveaways shouldn't fret too much as there are plenty of ways to enter higher buy-in MTT's without breaking the bank. It's obvious that there's an anticipation to see how players react to the latest tournaments modifications, but there is a real buzz in the air to see how much more enjoyable it is for players to navigate the platform. "It’s fun to hear players’ feedback and adjust our schedules and tournaments accordingly. If we had to choose just one change, we are most excited about, it would probably be having a very clear and organized lobby. It’s so easy now for players to become familiar with 888poker tournament offering and identify which tournament is most suitable," the spokesperson said. "They’ll know that The Voyage has a deep structure, The Dash will be much quicker, The Big Shot will have the highest prizepools and so on."
  5. A host of tournament changes hit the online felt over at 888poker last week, with more recreational-friendly options and bigger prize pools up for grabs. The 888poker revamp and rebrand has started to make its way through the pokerverse and one person who’s excited to get in amongst the action is online crusher, former #1-ranked PocketFiver Chris Moorman. The Englishman capped off 2020 by taking down the High Roller MILLION$ at GGPoker for a cool $251,828 and now has his eyes on the prize(s) that are now up for grabs at 888poker. “888poker is going to become a much better place for MTT players to play in the future due to the vast variety of different tournaments on offer,” said Moorman. The new MTT package has added an extra $500,000 in prizes and with more tournaments that have a guarantee of at least $10,000, it is easy to understand why Moorman, as well as poker players, are beginning to fall head over heels with the overhaul. “My favorite changes to the new tournaments are the bigger prize pools and a greater emphasis on PKO tourneys. I find the knockout events to be really fun from the first hand compared to regular tournaments where I only get excited when I’m deep in the money and at the final table.” And whilst it might be easy for a poker pro, and a world-leading one at that, to get accustomed to the new tournament catalog, it’s often easy to forget that recreational players can sometimes feel isolated when a platform brings wholesale change. Moorman however thinks that the modifications will help players see more prizes and that reiterates that all player types have been kept in mind throughout the thought processes in the build-up to this makeover. “The bigger prize pools are great for players as it feels more worthwhile to play. PKO’s are generally better for recreational players because the edges aren’t as big for pro’s and you often get a percentage of your buy-in back even when the tournament goes poorly,” he said. “The freezeout format is returning in certain events for players that don’t like re-entry events. Essentially there is a different type of event for every player type.” Recreational players, even those with the most modest of bankrolls, can get into the high stakes tournaments on the cheap. With the site’s revamping, a new wave of satellite tournaments are now available to enter, and Moorman recalls how these events often led to some of his biggest thrills in the online poker world. “The Big Shot $109 (a $150,000 GTD tournament) on a Sunday has satellites available all week. There is nothing like the adrenaline rush of playing a tournament bigger than you usually do whilst not having the pressure of paying the actual buy-in.” Explaining the benefits of using satellites to help poker players boost their bankroll, it is easy to see why Moorman has a fondness for them. A small buy-in can turn into a great payday and be the final piece of the puzzle for casual players to begin their poker dreams, allowing them to start checking off items on their poker bucket lists. “Some of my most memorable tournament wins are in tourneys I would never usually play but happened to get in for cheap. Cashing the event after winning a satellite can often result in ten times the profit when normally you see you less than 2x of your initial entry fee.” “From there on out anything else is a massive bonus and allows you to play like you are on a freeroll with no fear.”
  6. Satellite tournaments give poker players with modest bank rolls an opportunity to play outside of their usual comfort zone. And with the latest tournament changes at 888poker, MTT grinders will want to find out how they can get in amongst the action on the cheap. Turning a small buy-in into a huge score is the poker dream with the most famous example being of course, Chris Moneymaker. The man who sparked the poker boom of the noughties qualified into the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event for a mere $87 and the rest, they say, is history. With 888poker adding $500,000 in guarantees to their weekly schedule as well as holding more events with at least $10,000 prize pools, poker players can look to have their own Moneymaker moment on the platform. How to Satellite into 888poker's Featured Tournaments The Big Shot The Big Shot is the new daily main event, with direct buy-ins for this event falling under both the mid and high-stakes range. The most notable Big Shot tournament takes place 7 pm each night and has a buy-in of $109 with $20,000 guaranteed ($150,000 on a Sunday). From now until April 2, players can acquire tickets for freeroll tournaments from the Winner Spinner which will satellite them directly into the Big Shot $109. If a player is unlucky and misses out on these tickets then there's the following routes to get a seat at the table: $16.50 buy-in with 5-10 tickets up for grabs. $5.50 buy-in with three seats guaranteed. $2.20 - $3.30 sub-satellites: If a player is successful in navigating through this event, then they win a $16.50 ticket. Players must then survive this second satellite to make it to the Big Shot. For the Big Shot $33-$55 tournaments, plays can qualify from as little as $0.50 and $1 respectively. The Classic This tournament is a throwback, it's a classic freezeout and has a short late registration period. There are two events, the Classic $5.50 and $55. For the low buy-in tournament, there are no sub-satellites and you can qualify for this event from $0.01 - $0.50. Those who want to get into the Classic $55, sub-satellites start at $1 with direct satellites varying from $2.20 - $8.80. The Dash This turbo tournament is for those who can't spend all day grinding, and is yet another event that has varied buy-ins. The Dash $109 is the big boy for this structure with $5,000 guaranteed. Players can advance to this high-stakes event for $5.50. Mid stakes ($22-$44) Dash tournaments can be accessed for as low $1 and the $5.50 & $8.80 Dash's have $0.10 - $0.50 satellites. These all have guarantees between $1,000 and $3,000. The Mayhem Mayhem tournaments are six max turbos with rebuys. There are three Mayhem's ($11, $22 & $55) which players can get into for a fraction of the price. Sub-satellites for the $11 and $22 events begin at just $0.50 and direct satellites to these fluctuate from $1 to $3.30. The Mayhem $55 satellites can cost a player $2.20 or $8.80, it's important to note that the $8.80 tournament will have more seats up for grabs than that of the $2.20. The Rumble PKO's are all the rage at the moment and they now feature far more on 888poker than in previous years. Using satellites to enter either the Rumble $109 or $215 can allow low-stakes recreational players to earn a couple hundred bucks, boosting their bankroll, without even needing to make the final table of a tournament if they're able to knock out a few players. Like the Big Shot $109, players can either choose to play the $5.50 or $16.50 satellite for direct entry or they can opt to try their luck at the $3.30 sub-satellite The Voyage Voyage $5.50 - $0.10 and $0.50 satellites Voyage $8.80 - $0.10 sub-satellite with $0.50 and $1 direct satellites Voyage $16.50 - $0.10 sub-satellite with $0.50 and $2.20 direct satellites Voyage $22 - $0.1 to $0.50 sub-satellites with $1 and $3.30 direct satellites Voyage $55 - $1 sub-satellite with $2.20 and $8.80 direct satellites
  7. Recreational poker players will be wanting to take advantage of the new changes to the tournament schedule on 888poker. The poker platform has wiped the slate clean and rebranded their entire tournament collection to create better options for the more casual poker player. 888poker players have seen a plethora of changes made as of late, most notably with the introduction of the Made to Play platform which took place late last year. Well, the makeover has continued into 2021 with the website making plenty of modifications to their tournament calendar. Responding to the wants and wishes of their clientele, the platform is looking to level the playing field with these improvements. Changes poker players can expect to see in tournaments include: Fewer re-entries More payouts More recreational-friendly options Increased number of events that take place during the busiest hours On top of this, PKO enthusiasts will be pleased to know that their tournament of choice will feature more predominantly. Plus, those dreaming of a big payday will be excited to see more events with guarantees that exceed $10,000. The headline stealer, however, is that through these changes, 888poker are adding over $500,000 in guarantees each week. New Tournaments Landing on 888poker There are fewer things more annoying than having to miss out on a juicy poker tournament due to having to get up for work in the morning, a common dilemma that many casual poker players face weekly. With this rebrand, many of the new tournaments will now be shorter in duration, a delightful change for those who have alarm clocks set for the early hours. In addition to this, there will be more opportunities for players to boost their bankrolls with many events paying out more players. These measures are aimed at helping improve the evening player pools and creating big opportunities for recreational poker players. And whilst some may shed a tear about never being able to the play the BIG Fish, Dragon, Monsoon or the Mega Deep again, poker players will be able to rebound and start new relationships with this new selection of 6-max, PKO, Turbo, Deepstack, Freezeout and Main Event tournaments. A quick glance at the new events sees the debuts of the following: The Big Shot: The pièce de resistance of the day with the biggest guarantees. The Classic: A throwback in time with no re-entries and short late-registration periods. The Dash: The new turbo tournament for quick thrills. The Mayhem: Players strapped for time can play fast-paced 6-max tournaments. The Rumble: Boost the bankroll with bounties in these daily PKO events. The Voyage: Navigate your way to first place in these deepstack tournaments $200,000 Ticket & Seat Giveaway Recreational players can secure their seats at the online table, without denting their bankroll, by simply playing on the poker site. From February 25 to April 2 tickets can be acquired through: The Winner Spinner Wheel Gift Drops – random prizes awarded to any player. 888poker loyalty club And another avenue that players can take advantage of to get in on the action is by winning tickets in the daily ‘no-ticket needed’ freerolls. New Tournament Schedule Top Picks Players on 888poker can expect the daily highlight tournament schedule to look something like this, but of course these are subject to change. Monday - Saturday [table id=176 /] Sundays [table id=177 /] *Big Shot $100K Day 2 at 21:35 GMT
  8. Whether watching some of the biggest names in poker at the World Series of Poker, Poker After Dark or any other poker-related show, recreational poker players from all over the world have had the same thought on at least one occasion – "I’d love to test myself and battle against the pros." If this resonates and hits home, then take note that 888poker is giving all home game heroes and casual poker room players the chance to do just that – battle against the pros. It has never been easier to do so either, there’s no need to navigate a collection of satellite tournaments to get this opportunity. All you need to do is convince the 888poker team why you should be the one to play against the 888poker Ambassadors. Three players will be selected to sit in an exclusive Six Max Sit & Go and battle it out against Dominik Nitsche, Sofia Lövgren, and Vivian Saliba. The winner will walk away with a $1,400 first-place prize while second place will add $600 to their bankroll. Those that want to test their poker skills against their poker idols, go to the 888poker Facebook page and leave a comment. Entries need to be submitted no later than February 16 at 11 pm GMT to be considered. All selected players will be notified within three days and those winners will have a further 72 hours to confirm their seat at the table. This competition also gives poker players another item that can be ticked off their poker bucket list – playing a live-streamed event. The tournament is being aired live on February 22 with World Series of Poker sideline reporter and current 888poker ambassador Kara Scott calling the action alongside veteran poker commentator David Tuchman. Meet The 888poker Pros The selected players will be up against tough opposition, competing against the trio of 888poker pros Vivian Saliba, Sofia Lövgren, and Dominik Nitsche. With almost $20 million in winnings between the three pros, the selected players will need to pull out all the stops to prove they’ve got what it takes to swim with the sharks. Dominik Nitsche With 4 WSOP bracelets, a World Poker Tour title, and over $18 million in tournament earnings, taking the scalp of the German national is definitely a story that would go down a storm at the local card room or home game. This of course will be no mean feat to pull off but running the right bluff or making the most hero of calls could be all it takes to take this poker titan down. Vivian Saliba Brazilian-born Saliba mainly cuts her cloth on the PLO streets but is no stranger or slouch to No Limit Hold’em either and can be often found streaming on Twitch under the username ViviSaliba. With 14 WSOP cashes and over $500k in prize money won, navigating past this pro will be harder than avoiding an Ace on the flop when holding pocket kings. Sofia Lövgren The third and final 888poker ambassador taking a seat at the table is Sofia Lövgren. One of the notable highlights in her poker career is a 12th place finish in the 2016 WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker for $75,000. With over 7,000 entries into that tournament, Lövgren shows she’s got the patience and composure to wait for her spot and punish anyone who slips up. What's At Stake The prizes up for grabs in this golden opportunity are nothing to roll your eyes at either, the winner of the Ambassadors Home Game will take home a tidy four-figure score of $1,400 with the runner-up winning a bankroll boosting $600. Also, of note, while players may have plenty of reasons they think they should be considered - there's a limit of only one submission per player.
  9. There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a great start to the year for PocketFivers over on 888poker. With 888poker’s rollout of their “Made To Play” software now in full effect, players piled into the lobbies of 888’s robust tournament schedule and, of course, took advantage of the return of their Sunday Sale promotion to pad their bankrolls in January. Perhaps no one enjoyed last month on 888poker more than Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Typically this column breaks out the players into three categories - Top Earners, Most Cashes, and Most Wins - while celebrating the players who top each category. It's rare, but from time to time, a player has topped two lists in a single month. But last month, the name atop all three lists is the same - it’s ‘KeyzerSozePT’. Ferriera, playing under his screen name ‘MadTiltCrazy’ earned $20,232 over the course of 79 cashes while finishing in first place seven times. He was able to reach the peak in all three categories through sheer volume. The Portuguese grinder played everything in sight in the small to mid-stake MTT schedule and when he cashed he managed to go deep. Of his 79 in-the-money finishes, he registered 20 top-3 finishes, five of which were good for four-figures. His best day came on January 14 when he scored two wins and a runner up in back-to-back-to-back tournaments for $2,781. On January 20, he picked up another big victory by taking down the $55 PKO for $1,635. His month helped push him up over $900,000 in career online cashes and should he continue to push as he did in January, he’s a favorite to surpass the $1 million mark by the end of the year. Denmark’s Rasmus ‘RAGATTACK’ Gadegaard finished as the Top Earners runner-up having collected $15,880 during over his 34 cashes. He kicked off 2021 with his largest 888poker score of the month when he finished in second place in the January 1 edition of the $33 BIG Fish for $2,491. Days later he backed that up with a deep run in the $30,000 Sunday Challenge for another $2,226. Gadegaard, the #11-ranked player in Denmark, used his 888poker earnings to help him earn the $1 million lifetime online earnings badge. Germany’s ‘LIk3az0mbY’ finished the month in the #3 spot by pulling down $13,264 over 21 total cashes. Three large cashes made up the bulk of the 888poker reg’s earnings including a bronze finish in the January 15 $33 BIG Fish for $2,039, a win in the January 21 $12,000 Mega Deep for $3,700, and a fourth-place finish in the January 24 Sunday SALE Whale for $4,288. In January, ‘LIk3az0mbY’ broke back into Germany’s top-10 rankings where he currently sits at #9. 888poker Top 10 Earners January 2021 [table id=168 /] Joining ‘KeyzerSozePT’ in the top three spots of the Most Cashes is Brazil’s Renan ’aleplis’ Porto who finished at #2. Porto is a longtime PocketFiver, having joined back in 2013, and he’s primarily a micro-stakes grinder. He put in plenty of volume in January and his 67 in-the-money finishes yielded him $1,145. It’s a significant increase to his roughly $16,000 in career online earnings. Another player building his bankroll from the ground up is ‘Momentum288’ who finished third on the Most Cashes list with 61 for a total of $1,436. New to PocketFives, ‘Momentum288’ primarily plays small stakes on 888poker and last month pulled off two victories where he was able to turn a pair of $2 buy-ins into scores of roughly $150 each. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes January 2021 [table id=169 /] Again, ‘KeyzerSozePT’s was tops in January when it came to the most wins, but he wasn’t alone in notching seven first-place finishes. The Netherlands ‘HeateN’, who is no stranger to this list, also racked up seven victories and $1,638 over the course of his 56 in-the-money finishes. ‘xenute’ also had a nice month, grabbing the gold in four of his 12 cashes for a total of $7,365. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins January 2021 [table id=170 /]
  10. Vivian Saliba is learning a new game. It’s unlike her beloved Pot Limit Omaha, No Limit Hold’em, or any other that she’s played. It’s the Twitch game and she’s already finding it as challenging and rewarding as any card game in her arsenal. Saliba has recently decided to convert the time she would have spent playing in live events around the world into bringing the world to her with a budding new poker Twitch stream. Although she’s at the beginning of her streaming journey, Saliba is already finding the ups and downs of interacting with the poker community while trying to play solid poker in front of an international audience. “Streaming while playing poker has turned out to be far more challenging than what I expected,” Saliba said. “It is very difficult to manage the stream, interact with the chat, keep an eye on new followers, edit and change the scenes, highlight the tables, and of course play poker and talk…sometimes in different languages.” “It is important to find the right balance and figure out how to do all of those things and still deliver a good level of poker to my viewer and be entertaining at the same time.” Saliba has been an 888poker ambassador since 2017 and has made a name for herself as an accomplished PLO cash game and tournament player. But she’s made no secret that one of her favorite parts of being an ambassador is meeting and playing with fans and members of the community from all over the planet. With the pandemic putting those live events on hold, she’s decided to channel that energy into reconnecting in a new way. “The nicest thing about being a poker streamer, in my opinion, is to engage with the poker world. I’m certain that before the pandemic this was already a big plus but especially now, with reduced live poker around the world, this has become even more relevant. This was the way I found to connect with the community.” Thanks to those live events, Saliba has a broad fan base. Hailing from Brazil, many of her fans are from her home country. But as an ambassador, she’s been involved in events from just about everywhere which gives her chat an eclectic charm, one that as a multi-linguist, Saliba is well-equipped to handle. “It is amazing to be able to interact and connect with people from all over the world and this is definitely one of my favorite things about the streams. The streams are in English, but I tend to translate things to Portuguese in case someone didn’t understand a certain point and even though my German and Spanish aren’t too good, sometimes I’ll also risk a few sentences in these languages in order to make myself clear to everyone. The best part of having a variety of fans is to build a bigger and more dynamic poker community.” While her Twitch channel is new and expanding every day, so are the challenges that face all streamers. Outside of the tech, there is a certain learning curve that comes with spending hours on end in front of a camera with an audience that may be scrutinizing your every hand. Also, there are trolls. “Anyone who decides to expose themselves on the internet must be aware of the possibility of negativity and judgment that comes with it. That being said, of course, it’s not nice to face hate or just negativity in general,” Saliba said. “Luckily most of the feedback I receive is nice and my viewers are very supportive. In case of inappropriate behavior…the person will be banned and life goes on as normal. “Another difficulty is to expose yourself for unlimited hours without really having a break. One of my latest streams lasted 12:30. I had to perform simple and in some ways, private activities in front of the camera such as eating, which is still very odd to me and in some ways makes me uncomfortable.” Saliba doesn’t plan on being a fly-by-night stream either. In just over a week she gained nearly 1000 followers and her streams have routinely broken the eight-hour mark. She’s been able to keep it fresh by mixing up what she plays but also has some ideas on how to make sure it doesn’t get old for her in the future. “I love to play PLO and it’s probably my favorite game. But on the other hand, I also understand that many people love [No Limit Hold’em] tournaments and that a deep run can be very exciting for viewers. I intend to mix the types of games I’ll be streaming, possibly I’ll even stream some non-poker related games - for example, chess or pinball - as a way to keep the channel dynamic, entertaining, and to bring new people outside the poker world to it.” Ultimately though, for Saliba, it comes back to staying connected and celebrating the game of poker with her community. “On one occasion I had two final tables during the same stream which I finished sixth and eighth place. It is a very nice feeling to celebrate and cheer those on stream. It is almost like a huge virtual rail and you can really feel all the support and love people are sending to you.” Saliba can be found on Twitch under her screen name: ViviSaliba.
  11. This weekend just got a little bit brighter for online poker players. The now legendary Sunday Sale at 888poker is back and gives those players the chance at massive prize pools at a decent discount. This Sunday, January 24, 888poker is hosting their usual assortment of tournaments but have cut the buy-in by 50% on three of the marquee events - all while keeping the guarantees the same as previous weeks. Things get underway at 16:30 GMT with the $20,000 guaranteed Monsoon. Instead of the normal $55 buy-in, grinders can get in on the action for just $27.50. Action starts with 50,000 chips and will play 12 minute levels. Players can rebuy up to three times in the first 3.5 hours of play. The Mega Deep could be the best value of all. Offering the biggest guarantee of the Sunday Sale tournaments at $100,000, the Mega Deep buy-in is just $55 this week instead of the usual $109. Action starts at 19:00 GMT and players are given a 50,000 starting stack with 12 minute levels. Players can rebuy up to five times in the first 3.5 hours of play. Wrapping up the hat trick of savings, the $30,000 guaranteed Whale has a $215 buy-in and starts at 20:00 GMT. Once again, players will all start with 50,000 chips and will play 12 minute levels. Players can rebuy up to three times in the first 3.5 hours of play. Sunday Sale Satellites for a Cent For players whose bankroll still can't afford the discount, 888poker offers an extensive satellite program for all three tournaments with buy-ins starting at - wait for it - just a penny. Dubbed the Pennybuy, the 1¢ buy-in events run daily and offer guaranteed seats to the $2.20 buy-in satellite which then guarantees between five and ten seats to the Sunday Mega Deep. Players can rebuy as many times as they want for 5¢ and can add-on up to three times for 20¢. Other satellites are available with buy-ins of 2¢ up to $16.50 giving players multiple opportunities to qualify no matter what their bankroll is. Finding the Sunday Sale tournaments in the 888poker software is simple. Just click on the Tournaments tab on the right hand side and then choose 'Sunday Sale' in the Category listing. All tournaments and satellites to those tournaments will then be displayed.
  12. It was another superb month on 888poker's virtual tables for PocketFivers with the top ten earners collectively winning $122,201.36. The month saw 888poker's XL Winter Series which was capped off by the $500k GTD Main Event PKO which saw one PocketFiver take home the biggest score of their online career on the platform. It was a December to remember for 'MflushN' with over $30,000 in prize winnings to scoop the title of top earner on 888poker for the last month of the year. Ending the year with a bang, the Brazilian bagged a $29,938 payday and posted his biggest win on 888poker with a fourth-place finish in the XL Winter Series $500k GTD Main Event PKO. With another final table and tournament cash of $315, 'MflushN' saw a total earnings of $30,252.69, which secured his top spot on the monthly top earners table. 'Scouse_AA' produced an impressive set of results to finish in second. The Liverpudlian strung together 24 cashes, four tournament victories, and two second places for a combined $14,988.47. The five-figure haul included two wins in the $33 BIG Fish and victories in the $5,000 Late Mega Deep and the $10,000 Monsoon. 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Mario 'AKupaA' Sanchez joining PocketFives and they will hope the new year will be as kind to him as in December. A festive taking of $10,885 secured the Portuguese poker player the 11th spot in his country's rankings. Also, a winner of the $33 BIG Fish which netted a cash prize of $2,110, Sanchez's second-place finish for $3,486 in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO was then bested, in terms of money won, by his 13th place finish in the XL Winter Series $500k GTD Main Event PKO $3,583. 'MflushN' may have eclipsed Sanchez in 888poker's flagship winter spectacle, but the Brazilian still has a long way to go to catch up with his European counterpart in total earnings. Sanchez sees out 2020 with over $2.5 million in lifetime earnings, almost $2 million more than the title holder. [table id=160 /] 'Momentum288' recorded the most cashes in December, claiming the top spot for himself after sharing the title last month with 'Cheloidpro9'. The Austrian's 66 cashes, four less than in November, was enough to eclipse 'KeyzerSozePT' who rocked up 64 cashes of his own. Another Portuguese poker player featured on this list, 'KeyzerSozePT' consistent performances earned him $10,373.89, a figure that dwarfs the $1,722.15 won by 'Momentum288'. It's not the first time 'HeateN' has cropped up in these reports but the PocketFiver keeps delivering the goods. 47 cashes including four wins was enough to take the #3 spot on this list. Predominately playing low to mid-stakes tournaments, 'HeateN' has managed to cash for $39,715 in tournaments since posting his first result on 888poker in December 2019 with a career-high cash of $2,020 after finishing third in the 888Millions Mini Deepstack back in September 2020. [table id=161 /] Both 'HeateN' and 'Scouse_AA' make appearances again with their four tournament wins each. And another month where plenty of PocketFivers won on three occasions with 'Tahiti75' notching the most earnings of $4,255.25 from those names on the list. [table id=162 /]
  13. Some players rocket up the PocketFives Rankings after a single score in a big event. Sometimes it's a player taking a shot in a tournament out of their normal buy-in range or maybe it's somebody riding a heater after winning their way in via satellite. More often than not, those players quickly fade into the distance of the PocketFives Rankings as similar results don't follow. Then there are players who continually put up strong results week in and week out and maintain their position in the upper echelon of the rankings. They use consistency as a means of maintaining their spot. 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche could easily be the poster child for that group. As expected, Nitsche turned in strong results in 2020 with a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker win, an European Poker Tour Online win, and managed to bank a six-figure score on his birthday on 888poker. All told, the four-time WSOP bracelet winner earned more than $1.34 million online in 2020. Despite all of his career success, which includes more than $6.5 million in online earnings, Nitsche had never won a SCOOP title. That changed in May when he took down Event #87 High ($530 NLHE) to grab the title and $82,365 and 353.56. And it was no easy task, in the end, Nitsche had to beat Georgios 'Geokarak' Karakousis heads up to claim victory. The 888poker Millions Superstorm Main Event in October had a $1 million guarantee and drew 3,196 entrants. After outlasting 3,192 of those players, Nitsche, who just happened to be celebrating his birthday that day, wound up chopping the tournament with the three other remaining players and banked $121,146 for coming out on top after the deal was made. That wound up being the third largest win of his online career. In November, Nitsche topped the 2,833-entry held in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Online Event #14 ($215 NLHE - EPT Online Cup) to take home $82,093 and add 752.73 PLB points to his total. That same day he also won a PokerStars High Roller Club event, beating 44 other players in the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $3,331.31. The calendar turning to 2021 didn't change much for Nitsche. To date he's cashed 24 times with five of those adding to his PLB total. The highlight of that group was a win in a PokerStars Blowout Series Event #51 High ($530 Turbo NLHE) where he beat out 325 other runners to win $30,664.69 and 403.73 PLB points. Through just two weeks of the new year, Nitsche has already won $96,841.11 and added 1,092.47 PLB points to his total. All of that has placed Nitsche in the #1 spot in the German rankings where he has a narrow lead over 'nilsef' who held the top spot for most of 2018 and 2019. German Online Poker Rankings [table id=155 /]
  14. Even though Christmas has come and gone, the team at 888poker is still delivering presents to poker players around the world with their latest promotion, Turbo Gift Drops. To make these winter months more bearable, from January 11 through February 9 players on 888poker will have a chance of winning a variety of prizes every ten seconds. Players with a New Year’s resolution to take poker more seriously, have got the perfect footing to stick to their goals with the Made To Go Turbo Gift Drop giveaway on the new Made to Play software. Get Your Turbo Gift Drop with a Win on Every Spin Open the gifts that you really wanted for Christmas as getting your hands on these prizes has never been easier. All you need to do is play your favorite 888poker game of choice whether that’s cash games, MTTs, SNAP, or BLAST Sit-n-Gos. Without having to do anything, every ten seconds select tables will be chosen to receive a Turbo Gift Drop of up to $1,000. Players who somehow miss out on one of the prize drops will not be forgotten as they still get two daily free spins on 888poker’s Winner Spinner. With a guaranteed prize every time, the Winner Spinner helps players start the New Year off with a much-needed turbo-charge. What prizes can 888poker players look out for? There will be no January blues for 888poker players with a plethora of prizes up for grabs. There is no reason to still be disappointed with socks from Granny as 888poker is giving out the chance to win some amazing gifts. As an 888poker player, you can boost your 2021 bankroll with fantastic prizes such as: $1,000 in BLAST Tickets Cold hard cash MTT freeroll tickets Freerollin’ rollin’ rollin’ We know January can be a time where the zips around our wallets and purses stay shut, so do not miss out on the chance to get a slice of the prizepools on offer from these freerolls. Win tickets to these tournaments from either the Winner Spinner or Gift Drops, and to give everyone a chance to get in on the action some of these freerolls are no ticket needed! [table id=154 /] NT = No Ticket Needed GD = Gift Drop Spin = Winner Spinner
  15. The online poker explosion of 2020 proved to be a boon for PocketFivers, especially those who took advantage of the extensive tournament offerings over on 888poker. The online site spent the better part of the year giving players plenty of reasons to log on and play. From their Early Bird Rakeback promotions to the multiple $500,000 GTD XL Series Main Events, the data shows PocketFivers padded their bankrolls by making deep runs in some of the biggest tournaments the online site offered all year long. In total, the top ten PocketFives tournament players on 888poker earned more than $1 million over the course of 139 victories. Denmark’s ‘N33dCoaching’ led all scores in 2020 by earning $124,973 with a total of 221 cashes. A regular grinder of mid-high stakes tournaments, ’N33dCoaching’ put together his six-figure earnings with volume and consistency. He notched 10 wins with his biggest score coming in the April 5 edition of the $25,000 Sunday Challenge when he outlasted the field of 226 entries to earn a $5,529 payday. A late-year heater brought him three more important victories in a four-week span. First, he took down the $16.50 BIG Fish on October 17 for $2,835. Right before the end of the month, he booked another win in the October 30 $10,000 Mega Deep for $3,400. Just two weeks later ‘N33dCoaching’ grabbed the gold medal once again in the $12,000 Mega Deep for another $3,600, which proved to be a critical score to help him take down the 888poker Top Earners leaderboard. Just $3,390 behind ’N33dCoaching’ was online poker savant Peter ‘Belabacsi’ Traply. Traply, who currently sits at #2 on the Online Poker All-Time Money List, locked up a yearly total of $121,583 on 888poker to push his career online earnings to more than $18.4 million. Traply, playing under his screen name ‘kiskutya23’, made the money in 220 tournaments in 2020 and finished in the top spot in 16 of them. Of those 16 victories, 15 were good for four-figure scores and the total of those wins account for $32,898 of his earnings (27% of total scores). One of the most important of his year was his victory in the January 27 edition of the $3,000 Late Mega Deep for $1,924 which became a part of his 12th PocketFives Triple Crown, his first time achieving that accolade since 2013. Surprisingly, his biggest score of the year wasn’t one of those wins. In fact, it was a tournament where he didn’t even place in the top three. In the July 19 edition of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep, Traply took home his biggest 888poker score when he finished in fifth place for $5,250. Traply ended the year as the #3-ranked player in Hungary and #156 in the world. Rounding out the top three is Germany’s ‘LIk3az0mbY’ who took home $115,698 over 367 in-the-money finishes. Like the two players above him, ‘LIk3az0mbY’ made his money by sticking to the grind. His 2020 highlights included grabbing a title in 888poker’s PKO Series by winning Event #27 ($20,000 Mini 6-Max) for $3,298. The very next week he hit what would be his high score of the year with a runner-up finish in the April 16 edition of the $20,000 Mega Deep for another $3,937. With the help of his results on 888poker, ‘LIk3az0mbY’ climbed into the top 10 online players in Germany and hit an all-time career-high of #858 in the world. 888poker Top 10 Earners of 2020 [table id=151 /]
  16. After 34 events and more than $1 million in total prizes won, 888poker’s XL Winter Series wrapped up on Sunday with ‘Kazi070486’ winning the $500,000 GTD Main Event PKO for $34,685 plus an additional $26,178 in bounties for a total score of $60,863. The final event in the nearly two-week-long series drew a total of 1,824 entries, which provided players some extra value to the tune of $44,000 in overlay. After eleven and a half hours, Russia’s ‘Kazi07086’ walked away with the outright win, besting Denmark’s ‘Acp0lle’ in heads-up play. As the runner-up, ‘Acp0ll3’ took home $34,683 as well as an extra $3,568 in bounties. Brazil’s ‘M.Flush.N’ took the final spot on the podium, finishing in third place for $21,506.78 plus $8,431 in bounties. The XL Winter Series Main Event was one of the biggest tournaments 888poker held all year and as such provided some of their largest paydays to their players. Six players turned their $250 buy-in into five-figure scores including Romania’s ‘Mr.Crusher’ (4th, $17,364), former top-50 worldwide ranked ‘peledazmogis’ (5th, $12,577), and ‘rivadeep’ (7th, $10,880) who despite finishing in seventh place, cashed for more than 6th place ‘Jarmoausalt’ (6th, $9,210), thanks to racking up $4,321 in bounties along the way. XL Winter Series Main Event Final Table [table id=147 /] XL Winter Event Series Highlights The $500K GTD Main Event was by no means the only tournament in the series that provided players an opportunity to build a healthy bankroll. There were plenty of highlights to be had, in which 888poker players turned smaller buy-ins into big-time scores. Right off the bat in XL Winter Event #1 ($50,000 Opening Event), the 511-player field bested the guarantee with a $51,100 prize pool. India’s ‘arucia’ and the UK’s ‘barrybarry15’ ended up making a heads-up deal, that awarded ‘arucia’ a first-place prize of $9,039 and ‘barrybarry15’ $8,048 as the runner up. Sweden’s 'TrollKnost8' also turned the $109 buy-in into a nice payday, grabbing $5,365 for third place. It’s tough to say what the highest value tournament of the series was, but Event #10 ($50,000 Tune Up) with its $55 buy-in might just be it. Players saw it the same way as 1,085 entries pushed the prize pool to over $54,000 giving the top eight players four-figure payouts. ‘pereleman’ ended up taking it down for $9,819 and the XL Winter title. Right behind him was Russia’s ‘Thundy100’ who locked up $7,052 as the runner up. ‘FlushJeZus’ also picked up nearly 100x the buy-in, taking the bronze for $5,289. Some of the biggest paydays came in Event #17 ($50,000 High Roller). The $320 buy-in was the biggest of the series, but that didn’t stop 154 entries from taking their shot at the $11,500 first-place prize. Previous XL Eclipse champ ‘Kannwas’ added another title to their poker resume when they defeated the UK’s ‘oldskool555’ for the outright win. The UK grinder took home an even $8K as the runner up and Russia’s ‘mao042’ rounded out the top three with a $6,075 score. In the end, it was the combination of value and the popularity of PKO’s that turned Event #33 ($50,000 Mini Main Event) into one of the most popular tournaments of the series. A total of 1,983 entries paid the $33 buy-in which crushed the guarantee to the tune of $59,490. Brazil took the top two spots with ‘afelipelli’ claiming the title and $3,555, plus an additional $3,338 in bounties, for first. His countryman, ‘JMBrotto’ settled for second place and a total score of $3,654. ‘heroes333’ almost got to the end, but finished in third place for a total haul of $3,083. 2020 XL Winter Series Winners [table id=149 /] * denotes deal
  17. November was a virtual feast for all of the PocketFivers who enjoyed the new “Made To Play” mobile poker platform over on 888poker. Whether they were taking advantage of the Early Bird Rackback program or just extracting the incredible value in the online site’s tournament schedule, it was clear that players had plenty to be thankful for last month. ’BillySlater’ took home the title of 888poker Top Earner for the month of November after putting together a string of nine cashes for a total of $20,373. A mid-stakes grinder, ‘BillySlater’ picked up his largest score across all platforms when he took down the November 8 edition of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep for the $18,750 first-place prize. The very next day, he tacked on another $639 with a final table performance in the $10,000 Monsoon, a critical score that helped him lock up the Top Earners spot. Currently ranked as Chile’s #2-ranked player, ‘BillySlater’ has been an active PocketFiver since 2007 with career earnings totaling rapidly approaching $3.7 million. Additionally, he’s celebrated five online Triple Crown awards with his most recent achievement being earned this past September. Finishing in a close second was the UK's Feargus ‘EZPZ’ Murphy who ended the month having earned $19,986 on 888poker. Murphy registered 17 total results in November including five podium finishes. He has identical results less than one week apart when he finished as the runner-up in both the November 11 and November 16 editions of the $10,000 Mega Deep both of which paid him $2,669 for his effort. In between those tournaments, he booked a win in the November 13 $10,000 Monsoon for $2,505. While ‘BillySlater’ may have bested Feargus on the Top Earners list, Feargus has one-upped his fellow PocketFiver in the worldwide rankings. Whereas ‘BillySlater’ currently sits ranked #409 in the world, Feargus has him pipped with a ranking of #408. Rounding out the top three earners for November is Brazil’s Romulo ‘dred’ Barreto who did all his damage on 888poker in a single tournament. Barreto took a shot in the November 1 edition of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep and didn’t miss. He bested the field of 674 entries to take home the $18,750 first-place prize, the second-largest score of his career. The score has helped him close in on a number of career highlights including hitting an all-time high in the worldwide rankings (#261) and needing less than $2,000 to eclipse the $500,000 career earnings mark. 888poker Top 10 Earners November 2020 [table id=139 /] There was a tie atop the Most Cashes list as both ’Momentum288’ and October’s Most Cashes winner Marcelo ‘Cheloidpro90’ Navarrete both captured 70 total results. ‘Momentum288’, who regularly plays at the lower end of the buy-in, earned a total of $1,856 which included a victory in $500 Turbo Deep. Navarrete turned his 70 scores into $4,334 and also picked up a win in a daily $500 GTD Turbo tournament. ‘steveysee’ finished not too far behind the list leaders with 62 in-the-money results in November. The grinder collected $1,288.77 for his efforts and added it to his impressive $625,738 in career online earnings. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes November 2020 [table id=140 /] No one found their way to the top of the 888poker podium last month more than Stephen ‘sizzlinbetta’ Reynolds who notched five victories and finished the month with total earnings of $2,385. The Republic of Moldova’s ‘Blugaru007’ picked up four wins and after him, there were plenty of PocketFivers notched three victories. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins November 2020 [table id=141 /]
  18. Hot on the heels of their recently released “Made To Play” mobile poker app, more changes are in store for 888poker as they announced a rebranding of their championship online poker series from XL Blizzard to XL Winter Series. While the name may have changed the concept is the same, an 11-day series which kicks off on December 10 is filled with value-heavy tournaments for low-to-mid stakes players. The 2020 XL Winter series features 34 events with the majority of buy-ins ranging from $5-$50 and over $1 million in total prize money guaranteed. The Main Event The bulk of that guaranteed money is wrapped up in the highlight of the entire series, the $250 buy-in, $500,000 GTD Main Event. The Main Event takes place on Sunday, December 20 and for the first time in the history of the XL Championship series, it will be played out as a Progressive Knockout. The XL Winter Main Event follows a similar structure that has turned these championship events into the biggest tournaments of 888poker’s calendar year. Players are given a 30,000 chip starting stack and 15-minute levels. There is plenty of late registration time (270 minutes) and up to four reentries should things not go according to plan. In the end, whether the tournament hits the guarantee or not, the first-place prize will be in the high-five figures allowing a player to turn their modest buy-in into a potential career-high score. Spotlight Events In addition to the Main Event, the XL Winter Series schedule boasts a number of spotlight events that offer players prime bankroll building opportunities. Four different tournaments have guarantees of $50,000. On December 10, the first tournament of the series is the $109 buy-in $50,000 GTD Opening Event, an event which historically has been one of the biggest prelim events of a series. On December 13, the $55 buy-in $50K Tune Up promises players who make a deep run a nice payday as does the December 15 $320 buy-in $50,000 High Roller. Finally, at the very end of the series, running at the same time as the Main Event, the $33 buy-in Mini Main Event PKO gives players one last shot at a big-time payday for a modest buy-in. Livestream Freerolls Another new addition for the XL series is 888poker integrating their social media channels more than they have in the past. Like they did during their recently completed Millions Superstorm, players and fans can follow some of the biggest tournaments in the series in a series of livestreams hosted by David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall. Some of the 888poker ambassadors will also be sitting in on the broadcasts to break down the poker action. During each of the livestreams, 888poker will be giving away $109 and $33 tournament tickets and dishing out the information on three XL Winter Streaming Freerolls that take place alongside the livestream. 888poker Live Stream Schedule [table id=131 /] Of course, players looking to get into XL Winter events for the absolute minimum can win their tickets through 888poker’s satellite system, which offers entry for as little as $0.01. All XL Winter satellites can be found in the XL Winter lobby under the Tournament tab in the client. In addition to satellites and freerolls, XL Winter tickets are being given away throughout the entire series via 888poker’s new ‘Gift Drops’ which debuted along with their new mobile client. 888poker Full XL Winter Schedule [table id=132 /]
  19. In a career that has spanned more than 12 years, 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche has evolved from a small stakes online grinder to one of the most prolific high rollers in the poker world today. The results of his hard work speak for themselves as Nitsche has amassed more than $6.5 million in online earnings and an amazing $18.65 million in live earnings, a total which places him 32nd on the Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List. Even after so much success, Nitsche continues to grind. A successful week at the online tables helped Nitsche surge 27 spots in the online poker worldwide rankings to #68, one of the biggest moves inside the top-100 for the week. The rise in rankings helped him take over the #1-ranking in Germany and close in on a career-high spot of #60, which he last hit back in 2009. As Nitsche continues to climb the rankings, it makes for a good time to look back at some of the biggest scores in the DTO private poker coach’s history, including his most recent victory which added a major title to his long list of accomplishments. 2019 PokerStars WCOOP Just over a year ago, Nitsche booked the biggest win of his online poker career during the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker when he made a deep run in Event #25-H ($25,000 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller). The tournament drew 90 entries and generated a prize pool of over $2.2 million fueled by some of the toughest competition the poker world has to offer. Nitsche battled his way to the final table, outlasting the likes of Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen, Tim ‘Tim0thee’ Adams, and Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit, all of who made the money. In the end, Nitsche ended up falling in fifth place walking away with $188,139. Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov ended up winning the event for more than $527,000. 2017 PokerStars SCOOP Two-and-a-half years prior to his big risk, big reward run in the 2019 WCOOP, Nitsche entered another high roller looking to take home a massive score. The field size in the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker Event #15-M ($2,100 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller) was a good deal larger as 772 entries drove the prize pool to just over $1.5 million. Again, Nitsche made a deep run to the final table where he battled the impressive online poker talent of Ami ‘UhhMee’ Barer and former #1-ranked Calvin ‘Cal42688’ Anderson. Nitsche finished in fourth place that day but locked up a massive $115,800 score for his efforts. $5K High Roller One of the very first high roller tournaments in 2018 took place on January 3 that year and featured a who’s who of top online poker talent. The $5,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller was littered with notable screen names that finished in the money that day. Ludovic ‘ludovi333’ Geilich, Mike ‘telks’ Telker, Chris ‘Apotheosis92’ Kruk, and Stephen ‘stevie444’ Chidwick all picked up huge scores that day. Nitsche surpassed all of them though and notched himself a podium finish with a third-place score of $82,445 which helped him get the year off to a good start. In the end, Damian ‘pampa27’ Salas bested ‘DEX888’ for the win and the $139K first-place prize. 2020 PokerStars SCOOP It seems that Nitsche only gets better with age as two of his top 5 all-time scores were won in 2020. The first of which took place on May 22 in the 2020 PokerStars SCOOP when Nitsche fired in the $500,000 guaranteed Event #87-H ($530 NLHE). The field swelled to 956 entries but Nitsche outlasted every single one of them, booking the win and adding the $82,365 first-place prize to what was, at that time, $5.8 million in online earnings. 2020 EPT Online Cup Nitsche’s latest major online score proves that while he may be known for crushing the small field, nosebleed buy-in tournaments he still has what it takes to work his way through a massive field MTT and get the win. On November 14, just over a week ago, Nitsche nabbed himself a title in PokerStars’ first-ever EPT Online series when he outlasted the massive field of 2,833 runners and took down EPT Online Event #14 ($215 NLHE, EPT Online Cup) for $82,093. Along with the major online title, Nitsche picked up 752.73 PLB points which sent him sailing past Germany’s ‘nilsef’ in the rankings and has positioned himself to reach ranking heights he hasn’t seen in over a decade. Since taking home the gold in the EPT Online event, Nitsche continues to add to his PLB point total, grabbing another 169.49 points with his runner-up finish in the $215 Fast Friday just last week. If Nitsche continues to grind the kind of volume he’s been putting in as of late, he’s a favorite to hit a new career-high ranking by the end of the year. Players can qualify for the online poker worldwide rankings by adding their screennames to their PocketFives profile.
  20. The month of October was scary good for PocketFivers over on the 888poker tables. In addition to racking up wins during the Millions Superstorm and taking advantage of the Early Bird Rakeback program, 888’s new ‘Made To Play’ mobile platform was rolled out at the end of the month giving players a brand new experience when it comes to playing poker on the go. No one had a better month on 888poker than former #1-ranked PocketFiver Aaron ‘aguskb’ Gustavson who, while playing under his screen name ‘YoureMagical’, took the title of Top Earner for October with a total of $21,526. Gustavos, who won the EPT London Main Event back in 2009 for more than $1.35 million, spent his time crushing the mid-stakes MTT schedule. He locked up 18 total results including a spotlight score in the 888Millions Sunday Special for $13,899. Gustavson found the podium four times, including a victory in the October 8 edition of the 888Millions $33 Big Fish for $1,959. That was the difference for him when it came to taking the leaderboard top spot and finishing in second place. However, it’s just a drop in the bucket for his outstanding online career in which he had earned more than $5.1 million to date. Michael ‘skeldon87’ Skeldon racked up 26 cashes for a total of $20,574.15 on 888poker to capture the number two spot. He kicked off the month with a pair of wins, the first of which came on October 1 when he took down the 888Millions Mini PKO 8-Max for $3,562. Three days later he grabbed gold again in the Mini Mega Deep for another $3,140. For his third victory of the month, Skeldon went the distance in the October 14 edition of the $10,000 Mega Deep which was good for $3,520. The mid-stakes grinder took home seven four-figure scores and an equal amount of podium finishes all of which has helped him to a career-high spot of #436 in the world, #40 in all of the UK. At the end of next month, he’s expected to soar past $700,000 in career online earnings. Rounding out the top three in earnings is another former #1-ranked PocketFiver in Sweden’s Anton ‘VnilaVader’ Herrmann. Herrmann put in slightly less volume than those players above him, and certainly less than what he did back in 2014 when he sat atop the online poker world. But he did manage to pick up two wins in his 13 total results which helped him take home a total of $18,716 for the month. Herrmann first knocked out the competition in the October 4 edition of the 888Millions Sunday Challenge PKO for $6,403 and then two days later grabbed the $3,438 first-place prize in the 888Millions Mega Deep. He added three more four-figure scores in the month and then called it a day, wrapping up his month with his final result on October 18. 888poker Top 10 Earners October 2020 [table id=116 /] For the first time in a number of months, the Most Cashes list has a new name sitting in the top spot. Ecuador’s Marcelo ‘Cheloidpro90’ Navarrete has wrestled the title away from Netherlands’ ‘HeateN’ by racking up 73 total cashes for a total of $3,385. This is a breakout month for Navarrete who has been a member since 2014 and plays mostly small stakes. His effort has made him a ranked player and lifted his total career cashes up over $30,000. Belarus’ ‘Glum’ took the second spot, earning 68 total results for a total of $1,839, five of which were good for wins. He tied ‘HeateN’ who also notched 68 results but took home just a bit more cash by locking up $2,389 and six victories. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes October 2020 [table id=119 /] Those six victories for ‘HeateN’ was good enough for him to take the #1 spot on the Most Wins list. The grind continues for the micro-stakes crusher as he is just $15,000 away from eclipsing $200,000 in total career earnings. 'Glum's five victories was good enough for second place and following him, there is an extended tie for third place with multiple players able to lock up three victories in October. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins October 2020 [table id=120 /]
  21. Sao Paulo born Vivian Saliba has grown up with poker around her, first playing the game at 12-years-old and then accompanying her father to card rooms for the first time at the age of 17. Primarily a Pot Limit Omaha cash game player, but no stranger to poker tournaments, the Brazilian has put in strong performances during various years of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Most notably in 2017, she made the money in three No Limit Hold’em events and two in her specialized game of Pot Limit Omaha. But it would be a PLO hand, a game that has allowed her to amass a small fortune, that still gives Saliba nightmares to this day. “By the end of 2015, I decided to quit college and follow my dream as a professional poker player. The beginning of my career was a real rollercoaster and even though in 2016 I played WSOP events for the first time, I didn't actually play that many tournaments,” Saliba said. So, 2017 was the first time playing in her dream tournaments and marked a special year for her as a poker player. The tournament in question was WSOP Event #54 and was the most important tournament for her at the time due to the buy-in and what was at stake. “Back in 2017 during the WSOP in Las Vegas I was playing my first ever $10,000 buy-in event. That was a PLO event, my main game at the time, and still is nowadays. The tournament had 428 entries and I managed to finish it in 11th place.” Despite making it to the final two tables and winning $47,923 for her efforts but busting that event negatively affected her feelings as there was a strong desire to make It as a professional poker player “That tournament seemed to be the perfect opportunity, giving the high level of the competitors, price of the buy-in, prize pool and it being WSOP bracelet event.” Playing five-handed, holding an average stack of 30 big blinds, and playing her strongest poker variant, it was almost a certainty that Saliba would make the final table and be in with a chance of claiming the $938,732 prize. But of course, nothing is guaranteed in poker. Defending her big blind with [poker card="Kh"][poker card="9h"][poker card="9d"][poker card="6d"] following a raise from the button, Saliba smashed the board making top set on the [poker card="9c"][poker card="6c"]2x flop. “I check-raised the flop with my top set and my opponent re-raised so that all the money is in the middle, he had [poker card="Jc"][poker card="Js"][poker card="7c"]8x for an overpair and open-ended straight draw.” The turn card brought a jack, leaving Saliba pretty much dead as only the case nine on the river would have saved her from elimination. “If I had won this hand, I would be up to top-3 stacks of the tournament and also would bust my opponent. I was left with 3bb and on the next hand I end up busting. Looking back that is nothing I would do differently at that specifically play but I would definitely take it easier with myself," she said. “I literally had nightmares with this hand for months. I believed that I would never get so close to a WSOP final table ever again.” Despite the setback, in November of that same year she became part of the 888poker team, which was one of her poker career ambitions. Shortly after, the Brazilian recalled another hand that would make anyone shudder, but this time the 888poker ambassador was on the more fortunate side of lady luck. Playing Event #64 - $888 No Limit Hold’em – Crazy Eights in the 2019 WSOP with six players and eight big blinds remaining. Saliba ended up getting it all in for her tournament life with ace-four versus Ireland’s Patrick Clarke's ace-ten. Despite being dominated and in horrific shape, she out-drew her opponent to secure the full double up and keep her WSOP bracelet ambitions alive. “I won and he was left with a couple of big blinds and busted a few hands after. That bad beat gave me the chance of cashing for $131K more. “I imagine that my opponent must have felt very bad in this situation giving that he had me dominated, it was a huge event with a huge prize pool and we were all so close to the bracelet so the stakes were that much higher!” Vivian narrowly missed out on securing her first-ever WSOP gold bracelet, instead finishing in 4th place out of a field of over 10,000 entries for the biggest payday of her career for $308,888.
  22. It’s no secret that, for many, Halloween will be celebrated differently this year, with some of the world still in some form of lockdown as countries look to overcome coronavirus. Whether the thought of no trick-or-treaters brings you a smile or a tear, we can all say that we have at least one fond memory of the ‘spookiest’ day of the year. And after speaking with 888poker ambassadors Kara Scott and Sofia Lövgren, it is abundantly clear that they too look forward to the 31st of October. For Scott, growing up in Northern Canada meant that by October 31st, it was already way below zero and usually there was a lot of snow to deal with. That didn't stop any trick or treating, but it did mean having to wear a big parka and snow boots over the costume her mother had crafted for her. Whether Scott wanted to turn into a pumpkin, dragon, or witch, it seemed that her mother could turn a simple garbage bag with other everyday household items into whatever monster or ghoul her daughter desired. One thing that always fascinated Scott was the Halloween myth of finding razor blades in apples. For example, despite knowing everyone in their 600 person hometown, she, along with her brother and sister, recognized it was a longshot but that still wouldn’t deter Kara and her siblings looking for hours on end. “I loved Halloween as a kid. Dressing up and being silly has always been something that I enjoy," Scott said. “I love dress-up parties and festivals where everyone wears wild costumes and there were a few years while I lived in Brighton, UK that I got to do these things with awesome like-minded people. I threw a Star Trek party once, for someone named Kirk who had just become an airline Captain." “I made everyone dress up according to the theme and revelled in the whole thing as a huge Trekkie, I even have my own tricorder!” But having lived in Europe for the last 20 years, the face of 888poker has missed out on indulging in Halloween festivities with her most recent favourite ghoulish memory coming nearly a decade ago. “When I was in Santa Barbara about nine years ago was the last time I dressed up properly," she said. “I was Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim and it was the perfect costume. Combat boots instead of high heels, a jacket to stay warm and a cool wig. Top marks for that one.” And Kara’s fondness of Halloween is now being passed onto her young child now, with collecting costumes already it seems that Scott junior will be carrying on her mom’s fondness of the holiday. Sofia Lövgren’s early Halloween memories, like her colleague, include getting up to mischief with her family. “My brothers, sister, parents and I would buy pumpkins which we then made art with. We bought as big and heavy pumpkin as we could to carry home," Lovgren said. “We emptied the pumpkin filling and then I loved the tradition of carving evil faces onto them and then put them in our garden with candles inside.” But the Halloween highlight of Swedish born Lövgren’s childhood was always the trick-or-treating, (mainly the treating side of things) and experimenting with Halloween looks, which usually resulted in her favourite ghoulish get-up of a half skeleton face with the other half all glammed up. And Lövgren’s enthusiasm for Halloween continued into her adult life thanks to her parent's love of traditions, no matter the holiday. “I grew up with lots of decorations around me on big holidays as my mom and dad love traditions. I also try to carry on the traditions as a grown-up, especially during Christmas and Easter but also Halloween. Even today we all still love to cut Halloween pumpkins with candles.” But now more likely to been seen watching her favourite scary movie The Ring, rather than knocking on neighbours’ doors in the hopes of a waterfall of candy being dumped into her jack-o-lantern. In recent years, Lövgren usually finds herself around the poker table this time of year which has made for some more recent fond memories. “I was in Malta for the Battle of Malta 2015 which took place during Halloween. This event is always a blast and we decided to get Halloween face paintings and I made my favourite; one half evil face and half beauty face. “I actually hit the table with my face painting which was fun and then in the evening we also went out to party which turned out to be really great.”
  23. The 888poker Millions Superstorm online series came to a conclusion on Sunday night when 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche bested a total field of 3,196 runners in the $1M guaranteed 888Millions Superstorm Main Event to take home the $121,146 first-place prize. Nitsche, who was celebrating his 30th birthday, spent the day battling through the 567 players who managed to survive the opening flights of the event and make it to Day Two. By the time the final table got underway, the high-stakes pro had faded the majority of the field but found himself with fewer than seven big blinds. Despite that, he stayed out of trouble in the early parts of the final table and eventually eliminated his final four opponents to walk away with a six-figure score. After a few orbits at the final table, Lithuanian grinder ‘joolius’ was the first player eliminated. After ‘Artemka168’ opened holding [poker card="kc"][poker card="kh"], ‘joolius’ moved all-in for his remaining 15 big blinds with [poker card="jc"][poker card="js"]. ‘Artemka168’ made the quick call and the pocket kings held when the board ran [poker card="9h"][poker card="3h"][poker card="2c"][poker card="6c"][poker card="ac"]. ‘joolius’ exited in ninth place for $15,000. After ‘GarbinaD’ opened from late position with [poker card="ah"][poker card="js"], Brazil’s ‘franguet’ made the call from the big blind with the [poker card="ad"][poker card="7d"]. The flop came [poker card="ac"][poker card="8c"][poker card="2c"] and Rocha put in his remaining short stack with top pair and was called by ‘GarbinaD’s dominating ace. The turn was the [poker card="9h"] and the river came the [poker card="kh"] sending the Brazilian out the door in eighth place for $20,000. It didn’t take long before ‘dulek_jason’ hit the rail as well when he pushed his final seven big blinds in the middle holding [poker card="5c"][poker card="5h"] and was called by ‘Artemka168’ in the big blind with [poker card="kh"][poker card="jh"]. The [poker card="qh"][poker card="ts"][poker card="7s"] flop kept ‘dulek_jason’ ahead in the hand but offered ‘Artemka168’ some additional straight and backdoor flush outs. The [poker card="6h"] gave ‘Artemka168’ even more opportunities but it was the [poker card="9c"] river than brought ‘Artemka168’ the straight and eliminated ‘dulek_jason’ in seventh place for $25,000. Minutes later ‘GarbinaD’ was involved in another elimination when they raised their [poker card="kd"][poker card="js"] from early position and ‘DreamLikeMe’ called with their tournament life on the line with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="qs"]. The board ran out [poker card="5c"][poker card="7c"][poker card="4c"][poker card="3d"][poker card="jc"] giving ‘GarbinaD’ a pair on the river and sending ‘DreamLikeMe’ out in sixth place for $30,000. Nitsche got to work five-handed when he put in a raise from the cutoff with [poker card="ad"][poker card="3d"] and the short-stacked ‘kiskutya23’ made the call for it all with [poker card="ks"][poker card="5d"]. Nitsche hit his ace right away on the [poker card="5s"][poker card="ac"][poker card="6d"] flop but ‘kiskutya23’ also had a pair and some additional two pair and trips outs. But the [poker card="9c"] turn and the [poker card="th"] river did nothing to help ‘kiskutya23’ and they fell in fifth place for $45,000. The final four players began to talk about a deal as the original payouts had a steep increase with a $100,000 difference between second and first. It didn’t take long for all the players to agree to an ICM deal with $20,000 left for the eventual winner. Nitsche began four-handed play as the short stack but found a critical double that kept him alive and it started him climbing the chip counts. He picked up another major pot when ‘MrMarley83’ made his last stand by shipping [poker card="ad"][poker card="2h"] under the gun and Nitsche made the called with [poker card="as"][poker card="th"]. The board ran out [poker card="ac"][poker card="qd"][poker card="5h"][poker card="jc"][poker card="7d"] to give Nitsche top pair with a better kicker. Canada’s ‘MrMarley83’ finished in fourth place for $80,551.47, more than $20,000 than the original posted $60,000 prize for fourth place. Nitsche took over the chip lead and quickly took out another player when he limped on the button with [poker card="ad"][poker card="tc"] and was shipped on by ‘Artemka168’ who held [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"]. Nitsche made the call and saw the bad news that he was dominated. But the [poker card="td"][poker card="6h"][poker card="5d"] flop flipped the script and with his pair of tens, Nitsche held on through the [poker card="3h"] turn and the [poker card="jc"] river. ‘Artemka168’ walked away in third place with a $106,193.93 score. The final hand of the tournament saw ‘GarbinaD’ move all in with the shorter stack holding the [poker card="kd"][poker card="tc"]. Nitsche made the call with his [poker card="ah"][poker card="9d"]. The [poker card="qh"][poker card="9h"][poker card="9c"] looked bad for ‘GarbinaD’ as it gave Nitsche trip nines. But the [poker card="jd"] turn brought in the straight for ‘GarbinaD’ and Nitsche left to look for an ace or the board to pair to win it all. It did just that when the [poker card="qd"] hit the river awarding Nitsche the pot and eliminating ‘GarbinaD’ as the runner-up and a payout of $112,609. With a little luck on his birthday, Nitsche pulled out the win and walked away with the $121,146.01 first-place prize to add to his more than $6.3 million in career online earnings and his $18.6 million in career live earnings. Final Table Payouts Dominik ‘888Dominik’ Nitsche - $121,146.01* ‘GarbinaD’ - $112,608.59* ‘Artemka168’ - $106,193.93* ‘MrMarley83’ - $80,551/47* ‘kistkutya23’ - $45,000 ‘DreamLikeMe’ - $30,000 ‘dulek_jason’ - $25,000 ‘franguet’ - $20,000 ‘joolius’ - $15,000
  24. During the month of September, PocketFivers continued to grind and thrive in the midst of the 888poker Millions Superstorm. With the bulk of the $8 million in total guaranteed prize pools up for grabs last month, players at every level were able to find no shortage of value and bankroll boosting opportunities. One of the biggest beneficiaries of all the action on 888poker was Ukraine’s ‘yarik1903’ who grabbed the top spot on the Top Earners list for the month of September. The former top-100 ranked player put in the bulk of his volume in the last week of the month and scored big with a victory in the September 27 edition of the $100,000 GTD 888Millions Sunday Special for $19,350. Add to that a runner-up finish in the $33 888Millions Sunday Big Fish for $2,821 and that amounts to the lion’s share of his $23,397 total monthly earnings. Although ‘yarik1903’ grinds less volume now than when he did when he was ranked #26 in the world back in 2014, his monthly haul was enough to help him leap to over $2.6 million in career online earnings. Cambodia’s ‘Kortex_67’ finished in second place on the 888poker Top Earners list playing under his 888 screen name ‘Creative.’. The online grinder amassed a monthly total of $22,109 to help him climb to become the top player in his country and hit a career-high ranking of #392 in the world. ‘Kortex_67’ took down the September 13 edition of the $100,000 GTD 888Millions Sunday Mega Deep for $18,890 and followed that up with a runner-up finish in the September 27 running of the 888Millions Sunday Challenge PKO for another $2,567. If he continues to put in the same amount of volume, there a good chance he’ll be able to hit the $51,000 he needs to eclipse the $500,000 lifetime total mark by the end of the year. The top 3 Top Earners is rounded out by former worldwide #1-ranked Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez who took home $19,375 from 888poker in September. The top-tier pro from Uruguay simply hasn’t been playing very much online poker over the past year, having already made more than $7.7 million in his esteemed career. But last month he decided to take a couple of shots during the Superstorm and walked away with a victory in the September 13 edition of the $100,000 GTD 888Millions Sunday Special for $19,350, which was essentially the totality of his earnings for the month. 888poker Top 10 Earners September 2020 [table id=113 /] For the third month in a row, the Netherlands ‘HeateN’ topped the Most Cashes list for the month of September. His 70 total cashes is a bit of a drop from his volume and results in recent months, but it was still enough to get the job done to be #1. The small-stakes grinder grabbed two gold medals and took home a total of $4,608. ‘HeateN’ held off another well-known name on the Most Cashes list as Russia’s ‘Neverhood007’ racked up 61 cashes and three wins for a total of $1,899 to grab the number two spot. Brazil's Daniel ‘dandeprimo’ Pedro de Primo Santos tied with ‘Neverhood007’ with 61 cashes, but was just slightly outearned taking home $1,783.28 in the month. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes September 2020 [table id=114 /] There was also a tie atop the Most Wins list as both Sweden’s ‘Mr.kantarell’ and ‘Kotofei5’ from the Republic of Moldova picked up five gold medals in September. With 30 total scores, ‘Mr.kantarell’ picked up the win 16% of the time and racked up $3,460 in the month. ‘Kotofei5’ earned money 21 times and his five wins represented a nearly 24% victory-when-cashing rate and helped the small-stakes grinder to $1,226 in total earnings. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins September 2020 [table id=112 /]
  25. Just when you thought the schedule of major online poker tournaments was about to take a breath, here comes this Sunday’s slate of events in 888poker’s Millions Superstorm Series. Online grinders take note: September 27 is one of the biggest days in 888poker’s month-long, $8 million guaranteed Millions Superstorm Series. On this one day, there are 15 tournaments, promising nearly $400,000 in total prize money, two of which boast six-figure guarantees. So even though the World Series of Poker Online may be over and the World Championship of Online Poker has crowned its Main Event winner, poker players looking for value and the opportunity to take home a title still have more to play for. Six-Figures On The Line Of course, Sunday is the biggest day of the week in online poker, and this week 888poker is offering a pair of tournaments fit to be a part of the Sunday Majors. The first is the 888 Millions Sunday Special, a $215 buy-in tournament with a $100,000 guarantee. With long levels and 50,000 in starting chips, the Sunday Special promises to live up to its name. Plus, for recent depositors, there is a 30 seat freeroll satellite taking place the day before, so players who plan on making an effort to play in this one can plan ahead and take a shot at a free ticket. Starting just one hour later, is 888poker's marquee weekly tournament, the $109 buy-in $100,000 Mega Deep. The schedule staple often provides five-figure paydays for those that make it to the end and savvy players know that, on occasion, this tournament has the possibility to provide players a little bonus in the form of an overlay. Mid-stakes Menu While it’s true that the biggest buy-in events carry the biggest guarantees of the day, mid-stakes players have more than their share of bankroll boosting opportunities this Sunday. Seven of the 15 tournaments on tap have a buy-in between $20-$55, all with healthy guarantees. But perhaps the best value of all of those tournaments is the $55 buy-in, 888 Millions Mini Sunday Special with its $50,000 guarantee. Even if $55 is slightly out of reach, 888poker is running plenty of $5 satellites to help lower stakes players find their way into the Mini Sunday Special. Plenty of PKOs 888poker has also packed its Sunday schedule with a number of their popular Progressive Knock Out tournaments. Bounty hunters can stay in action all day by playing in any or all of the seven PKO tournaments on the schedule. For those that enjoy playing on the high side, the $88 buy-in PKO 8-Max offers a $15,000 guarantee and the biggest bounties of the day. But, for those who want the same PKO action but at a smaller price point, check out the $7.50 PKO 8-Max with $6,000 up for grabs. The guarantee is roughly half of the larger tournament but at less than 1/10th the price. While Sunday is indeed the biggest day of the week, players can participate in the 888poker Millions Superstorn all the way through Sunday, October 11. 888poker Millions Superstorm Sunday Schedule [table id=108 /]

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