888poker LIVE Festival Returns to London From Nov. 22
The 888poker LIVE Festival heads to Aspers Casino Westfield, Stratford from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3 for the London leg of its popular tour.
Well-known 888poker ambassadors are set to descend on the English capital city and will be joined by the likes of former World Series of Poker Main Event champions Scott Blumstein and Joe Cada, the latter having enjoyed a fantastic WSOP this summer in Las Vegas.
This year’s 888poker LIVE London Festival features ten tournaments with buy-ins starting at only £100 and increasing to £5,000.
It is the £220 buy-in 888poker London Opening Event that kicks off the festival. There are four starting flights to choose from, the first shuffling up and dealing at 6:00 p.m. UK time on Nov. 22, and the second flight starting at the same time on Nov. 23.
Day 1C, at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 24, will likely be the busiest day for this tournament, but if you cannot make those three flights, a turbo-structured Day 1D commences at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 24.
Players who prefer bigger buy-in tournaments have two high roller events to get stuck into. There’s a £2,200 High Roller taking place between Nov. 28-29 with a £5,000 buy-in Super High Roller scheduled across Dec. 2-3.
The highlight of the festival, however, has to be the £1,100 888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event with its $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. Featuring five Day 1s, the fifth and final Day 1 being turbo-paced, the Main Event sees players sit down with 30,000 chips and play to 40-minute blinds, which increase to 60-minute blinds from Day 2 onwards.
Unlimited re-entries are permitted in the Main Event should you fail with your first, second, or even third £1,100 bullet!
When this tournament last ran, in Oct. 2017, it attracted a field of 427 entries who created a $564,809 prize pool that was shared among the top 45 finishers. Tom Hall was triumphant on that occasion, defeating Ning Lu heads-up after the pair struck a deal for the lion’s share of the prize pool. Lu netted £72,142 with Hall walking away £78,888 richer.
888poker LIVE London Festival Schedule
|Thu 22 Nov||6:00 p.m.||888 London Opening Event Day 1A||£220|
|Fri 23 Nov||6:00 p.m.||888 London Opening Event Day 1B||£220|
|Sat 24 Nov||1:00 p.m.||888 London Opening Event Day 1C||£220|
|7:00 p.m.||888 London Opening Event Day 1D Turbo||£220|
|Sun 25 Nov||1:00 p.m.||Opening Event Day 2|
|6:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em The Hurricane||£110|
|Mon 26 Nov||6:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em The Swordfish||£60|
|Tue 27 Nov||6:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em The Turbo Deepstack||£80|
|Wed 28 Nov||7:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em High Roller||£2,200|
|Thu 29 Nov||5:00 p.m.||High Roller Day 2|
|6:00 p.m.||888 London Main Event Day 1A||£1,100|
|Fri 30 Nov||1:00 p.m.||888 London Main Event Day 1B||£1,100|
|6:00 p.m.||888 London Main Event Day 1C||£1,100|
|Sat 1 Dec||1:00 p.m.||888 London Main Event Day 1D||£1,100|
|7:00 p.m.||888 London Main Event Day 1E Turbo||£1,100|
|8:00 p.m.||Pot Limit Omaha||£125|
|Sun 2 Dec||2:00 p.m.||Main Event Day 2|
|4:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em The Whale||£150|
|5:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em Super High Roller Day 1||£5,000|
|7:00 p.m.||No Limit Hold’em Ladies Event||£100|
|Mon 3 Dec||2:00 p.m.||Main Event Final Day|
|4:00 p.m.||Super High Roller Final Day|
Win a $2,200 888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event Package
888poker is running satellites for the Main Event that could see you get your hands on a $2,200 package. These satellites start as low as $0.01, or you can buy into the $109 qualifier direct to be in with a chance of the $2,200 package to the 888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event.
Winning a $2,200 package will see you head to London armed with the following:
- $1,400 buy-in to the Main Event’s Day 1C
- $450 for three nights’ accommodation between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2
- $350 paid into your 888poker account to help with travel and spending money
- 888poker LIVE kit
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