Wednesday 9th May, 2018

Countdown to 888Live Barcelona

By Mad Harper

It’s just a few weeks to go before 888poker arrives in the beautiful city of Barcelona with another great event. Barcelona is the perfect poker destination so get your culture fix and soak in the sights in between some great poker tournaments.

The event runs from May 24 to June 3 and, with $1 million up for grabs and affordable buy-ins, 888Live Barcelona is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s poker calendar.

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888poker LIVE Barcelona is a two-week festival that will offer over €850,000 ($1,000,000) in guarantees. Among those confirmed to attend are 888poker Ambassadors Martin Jacobson, Sofia Lövgren, Natalie Hof, Vivian Saliba, and Chris Moorman

The festival kicks off on Thursday, May 24 with the €220 888poker LIVE Barcelona Opening Event, which features four starting flights and a €100K guarantee. Two re-entries are allowed, with late reg open until end of Level 11.

One Drop Charity Event & High Roller

Another highlight on the schedule will take place at 20:00 on Wednesday, May 30 with the €111 One Drop Charity Event. This starts at the same time as a €2,200 High Roller with unlimited re-entries, a 100K starting stack, 45-minute levels and a €100K guaranteed. The High Roller will also win a package for WSOP Event #62: the $888 Crazy Eights tournament starting June 30.

The Main Event
The flagship €1,100 buy-in Main Event comes with a €500,000 guarantee and three starting flights. Late registration and re-entries will remain open until the start of Day 2. Players will begin with 30k in chips. Whoever wins the Main Event will receive an 888poker LIVE package to the next 888poker LIVE festival London in November.

More WSOP buy-ins are up for grabs towards the end of the festival - the winner of the €220 Ladies Event on June 3 will win a seat into the 2018 WSOP Event #57: Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship.

The inaugural 888Live Barcelona took place last year and was won by Italian online pro Luigi Shehadeh for a career-best cash of €110,000. British pro William Kassouf, who was leading with 20 left, bust just short of the final table, finishing 11th for €,8000.


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