888poker LIVE Brings €800K GTD Main Event To Madrid For First Time
888poker LIVE is getting ready to go on the road and to kick off their 2020 live tour with their first-ever stop in Madrid, Spain.
The 888poker LIVE Madrid Festival will take place from January 23 – February 3 at Casino Gran Via and includes 12 tournaments, a host of live satellites, and €1,000,000 in total guaranteed prize pools.
First-Ever Madrid Main Event
While there are many events to get excited about during 888poker’s festival in Madrid, undoubtedly players will be gearing up to make a deep run in the €888 buy-in Main Event. Not only does the Main Event provide players a chance to become an 888poker champion, but with its €800,000 guarantee, the first-place payday will be one of the largest 888poker LIVE prizes of the entire year.
In order to make sure they hit that guarantee, 888poker is doing everything they can to help players participate. The Main Event itself has four starting flights, all of which have unlimited re-entry and plenty of time for late entry.
Additionally, for players who are looking to get in for the minimum, 888poker will be running at least three live satellites that will guarantee no fewer than five seats to the Main Event.
Ambassadors On Hand
The 50-minute levels and 88K in starting chips are sure to entice recreational players but just in case that’s not enough, 888poker is offering the opportunity to play with some of their popular ambassadors.
For their first visit to Madrid, 888poker LIVE is bringing in the bulk of the 888poker ambassador roster including 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin Jacobson, former #1-ranked PocketFiver Chris Moorman, WSOP on ESPN sideline reporter Kara Scott, Vivian Saliba, Sofia Lovgren, Dominik Nitsche, and their newest ambassador, Russia’s Daria Feschenko.
The squad of ambassadors will, of course, be battling for the first-place prize while at the same time looking to meet and greet those who come out to take a shot in the Main Event.
Win A Seat Online
Participating in the live satellites is not the only way to win a seat into the Madrid Festival Main Event. Online satellites are currently running on 888poker. Players can take a shot at a $1,600 888poker LIVE Madrid Festival Package which includes the buy-in to the Main Event, three nights accommodation in Madrid from January 31 – February 3, and an additional $250 in travel expenses.
The direct satellites have a $109 buy-in but super satellites that help players work their way up to the $109 buy-in level start for as little as $0.01 online.
More Than The Main
The Madrid Festival promises poker players even more action than just the Main Event.
There are twelve total events over the course of 12 days. Everything kicks off with the €220 buy-in Opening Event with a €100,000 guarantee.
The schedule also includes live versions of some popular 888poker online events including a €330 Whale, €55 Swordfish, and the €110 Hurricane.
The €2,200 High Roller has a €50,000 guarantee and on the opposite end of the spectrum, the High Noon Turbo may appeal to beginners with its €50 buy-in. Also included are a Ladies Event and a Pot Limit Omaha tournament.
888poker LIVE Madrid Festival Schedule
|01-23||888poker LIVE Madrid Festival – €100,000 GTD Opening Event Day 1A||€220|
|01-24||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1B – 5 Seats GTD||€50|
|01-24||888poker LIVE Madrid Festival – €100,000 GTD Opening Event Day 1B||€220|
|01-24||The Thunder – €10,000 GTD||€88|
|01-25||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1C – 5 Seats GTD||€50|
|01-25||888poker LIVE Madrid Festival – €100,000 GTD Opening Event Day 1C||€220|
|01-25||888poker LIVE Madrid Festival – €100,000 GTD Opening Event Day 1D – turbo||€220|
|01-26||888poker LIVE Madrid Festival – €100,000 GTD Opening Event Day 2 & Final Table|
|01-26||The Breeze – €5,000 GTD||€110|
|01-27||High Noon Turbo||€50|
|01-27||The Hurricane – €5,000 GTD||€110|
|01-28||The Swordfish – €5,000 GTD||€55|
|01-29||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1A – 5 Seats GTD||€110|
|01-29||High Roller Day 1 – €50,000 GTD||€2,200|
|01-30||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B – 5 Seats GTD||€110|
|01-30||High Roller Final Day||–|
|01-30||888poker LIVE Madrid – Main Event – Day 1A – €800,000 GTD||€888|
|01-31||888poker LIVE Madrid – Main Event – Day 1B – €800,000 GTD||€888|
|01-31||The Mega Knockout [€50 Bounty] – €10,000 GTD||€115|
|02-01||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1C – 3 Seats GTD||€110|
|02-01||888poker LIVE Madrid – Main Event – Day 1C – €800,000 GTD||€888|
|02-01||Pot Limit Omaha||€150|
|02-02||888poker LIVE Madrid – Main Event – Day 1D – TURBO – €800,000 GTD||€888|
|02-02||888poker LIVE Madrid – Main Event – Day 2||–|
|02-02||The Whale – €10,000 GTD||€330|
|02-03||888poker LIVE Madrid – Main Event – Final Day||–|