Sunday 14th May, 2017

Huge field for 888Live Make It Big Barcelona opening event

By Mad Harper

The opening event of the first ever 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona has attracted a massive field of 720 entries.

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There were four start flights in all for the €220 tournament with flight 1c yesterday drawing 244 entries and final turbo 1d seeing another 80 players take to the felt.

The event came with a €100k guaranteed prize pool but has easily beaten that at €138,240. There are 143 survivors who will be back for Day 2 today at 1 pm local time.

Pazos de la Torre is the current chip leader with 470,000. The vast majority of the entries for the €220 Opening Event were from Spanish players – and they continue to dominate the field for Day 2. However, a far more international audience is headed this way next week with the start of the €50k guaranteed High Roller on Wednesday and the eagerly-anticipated €1,100 Main Event on Thursday which comes with a monster €500k guarantee. The €220 Ladies Event is next Sunday, May 21.

Among those set to compete at the 888Live Make It Big Festival are Patrick Antonius and MichaelThe GrinderMizrachi, 888poker Ambassadors Bruno “Foster” Politano, Kara Scott, Dominik Nitsche, Bruno Kawauti, Nicola Vila lobos, Sofia Lovgren and Natalie Hof. The total guaranteed prize pool for 888Live Make It Big Festival is over €700,000!

Barcelona is one of the most exciting cities in Europe to play poker with great sight-seeing, fabulous culture and a wealth of fantastic restaurants, bars and clubs all within easy reach of the Casino.