Wednesday 20th April, 2022

888poker LIVE heads to Barcelona in May

By Mad Harper

888poker is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with an exciting roster of live events. The year kicked off with two festivals in London, and the High Stakes festival, London starts April 20. Now the company has announced dates for the 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival in May.

888poker LIVE Barcelona is renowned as one of the most exciting tournaments on the European calendar and 888poker will be pulling out all the stops for this year’s event to give players an amazing time in the Catalan capital. The festival is taking place May 12 to 23 at Casino Barcelona and features more than 20 different tournaments.

The €1,100 Main Event starts on May 19. There are four start flights in total including a Day 1d turbo. All players will get a 30,000 starting stack with 45 minute levels for Days 1a, 1b and 1c and 20 minute levels for Day 1d. In addition to the Main Event, the festival will also include a €220 Opening Event, €2,200 High Roller and €5,300 Super High Roller.

The last 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival was held in 2019 with Italian Gabriele Rossi taking down the Main Event for €110,000. The tournament attracted a field of 551 entries generating a €551,000 prize pool.

888poker Ambassador and poker presented Kara Scott won the Ladies Event and she is also expected to attend this year’s event along with all the rest of the 888poker Ambassadors team such as German superstar Dominik Nitsche and PLO master Vivian Saliba.

In addition to the packed tournament schedule, Casino Barcelona is also renowned for its thriving cash game scene as well as its proximity to the beach and tons of restaurants, bars and nightclubs at Port Olimpic.

With so many great amenities right on the doorstep, Barcelona has become known as one of the best poker destinations in Europe. MainEventTravel is 888poker’s Travel Partner so do let us help you find sone great accommodation in beautiful Barcelona.


888poker – next event

888poker’s next live event is its first-ever High Stacks festival which is being held at the Poker Room at London’s celebrated Victoria Casino. The upcoming 888poker LIVE London High Stack Festival is part of 888poker’s year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary and features nine separate tournaments from April 20 to May 1. The High Stacks festival follows hot on the heels of two other 888poker events in London this year - the 888poker Live Festival in January and the 888poker Weekend Live in February. The January event proved a thrilling start to 888poker’s 20th anniversary year with 642 entries for the Main Event, creating a £513,600 prize pool.

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