888Live Tallinn Kicks Off on August 25
Right around the corner, the 888Live series is hitting the Baltics for four days of exciting poker action at the Olympic Casino in Tallinn, Estonia from August 25-28.
The highlight of the poker festival is the two-day 888Live Tallinn Main Event, where for just a $440/€400 buy-in players will be competing for at least a share of the $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. Among the big names planning to participate in this event is none other than 888poker Ambassador Kara Scott.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to cover the 888Live Tallinn Main Event, which kicks off on Friday, August 26 at 16:00 with players starting off with 25,000 chips and blinds increasing every 30 minutes. Surviving players returning for a second and final day of action on Saturday, August 27 at 12:00. Players who are eliminated early in the tournament will have the opportunity to reenter once during the late registration period.
Last year, local Estonian poker pro Ranno Sootla outlasted a field of 116 players to win the first-place prize of €12,000 after beating Finland's Kalle Aberg in heads-up play.
Sootla, who now boasts $253,234 placing him in eighth place on The Hendon Mob Estonia All-Time Money List, shared his enjoyment of the event and the overall experience with PokerNews after his victory.
"I really liked the event and it was great to see that a lot of Estonia's top poker players reacted positively to 888poker's call and joined the event," Sootla explained. "The Main Event was full of recreational players and beginners, and I have enjoyed that. Also, I got the chance to play against a lot of friends and Estonian players that I don't see every day."
Players still have one more chance to qualify online into the Main Event with a package valued at $1,250 listed below in a $160 satellite taking place on Sunday, August 14 at the world's second largest real-money online poker room 888poker.
- $440 entry to the 888Live $30,000 Guaranteed Main Event
- $250 travel expenses
- Bed and breakfast at the four-star Nordic Hotel Forum
- 888Live Kit
- Welcome toast and access to the VIP party
- A guided tour of Tallinn’s Old Town
Sub-qualifiers for this event start at just $0.01 allowing any player regardless of their bankroll to head to Tallinn in style for some hot poker action.
As an additional perk, online qualifiers that are eliminated out of the Main Event will also be able to win a few bucks in a special bounty freeroll with $5,000 in prizes on August 27 at 13:00. Additionally, on August 25 at 22:00, Olympic Casino will be hosting a freeroll satellite with €20 rebuys with the winners walking away with seats to the Main Event.
More Than Just Poker!
If you have attended an 888Live event before, you already know that the poker festivals are about more than just poker. To welcome players to the event in Tallinn, 888poker is hosting a welcome toast in the casino on August 25 at 20:00. For even more excitement, players will be partying all night long during a VIP party at the VaBank nightclub on August 27 at 23:00.
When not on the felt, those heading to Tallinn can also choose to take walks in one of the best old towns in Europe, take tours of the city, capture a stunning view of the city from Toompea Hill, or even head out of the city to visit the picturesque Lahemaa National Park.
Lead image courtesy of 888poker eMagazine.