With big events like the WPT Deepstacks Berlin, the PCA and the Aussie Millions in progress, it already looks like an amazing poker year is in store for 2018.
When the first week of February rolls around 888poker joins the fray with its first London Poker Festival at the Aspers Casino.
It’s a 4-day event with £120,000 guaranteed and a £440 Main Event buy-in.
If you’re a low- or mid-stakes player who likes professionally run tournaments with great structures, set your eyes on East London right now.
888poker Live Kick Off By the Numbers
The dates for the first event of 2018 in 888poker’s home casino are February 8-11.
There will be four Day 1 flights across three days and one long final day to determine the winner.
You’re free to choose your favorite flight and play either in the afternoon or in the evening but you’ll have to invest the £440 buy-in to be eligible to play
(Well, actually, you don’t. More on that below).
The prize pool for the 888poker Live Kick Off in London will be at least £120,000 so we’ll either see a field of over 300 players or an overlay – both heart-warming thoughts if you’re looking at spending February in London.
888poker Live Kick Off Overview
All times are local time. The starting chip stack will be 25,000 chips and level times will be 30/40 min.
888poker guarantee £120,000/€135,000/$160,000 to be paid out to the players. Be there to claim your share.
Qualify Online for Just $12!
If you like to play 888poker events you know there are always ways to make it into the main events via online satellites.
There are two different weekly direct satellites for the 888poker Live Kick Off – a $12 Seat Only and a $30 Full Prize Package satellite.
The $12 Seat Only satellite runs on Wednesdays at 6:25 PM GMT. Winners will get a seat to the 4-day Kick Off event worth €500.
The $30 Full Package satellite runs on Sundays at 6:05 PM GMT and the winner receive the ticket plus $300 for hotel costs and another $300 for travel expenses.
That brings the value of that prize up to $1,200.
As always you can use the 888poker steps system to get into the direct satellites without paying their buy-ins. The steps tournaments run 24/7 and you can choose any of the 1c, 10c, $1 or $5 buy-ins. Move up the levels or start wherever you feel comfortable.
XL Blizzard Incoming!
While you’re at it, note that you can also use the tickets you win in steps satellites to play in the inaugural XL Blizzard online series.
It runs from January 18-28 and features 34 poker events with buy-ins from $8.80 to $2,100. The main event guarantees $1,000,000!
888poker is also running a freeroll promotion called The Fortune Trail. Just open the lobby and you’ll get invited to spin the lucky wheel.
If you don’t have an 888poker account yet, we’ll help you get started with an $888 sign-up bonus.