888poker Goes Bigger with €600k King’s Festival in January

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Natalie Hof will be there, but normal sized.

After years of hard work, player-friendly promotions and a steadily growing player pool, 888poker has established itself as the second largest online poker operator in the world.

What’s the logical next step?

A burgeoning live poker festival tour that started with last month's week-long tournament series at its home poker room at Aspers Casino in London.

With that big success in the books 888poker is expanding its live schedule early next year with a brand-new, 13-tournament festival with €630k in guaranteed prize pools.

888Live King’s Hits in January

After the highly successful “Make it Big” poker festival at Aspers, 888 is going East -- just across the border from Germany in the Czech Republic.

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Big room, big #s expected.

From January 26 to February 6, 2017 the cards with the three blue eights will fly at the King’s Casino, Rozvadov.

The King’s Casino on the German-Czech border has developed from a small, provincial casino next to a lonely road into the most successful poker room in Europe.

This time around it'll see 13 tournaments with buy-ins from €45+€5 to €888 for the main event to €5,300 for the high roller, making for an action-packed poker festival for all bankrolls.

A Whale & A Hurricane

The opening event is a €225 NLHE event with €150,000 guaranteed. It'll have four starting days and longer levels on the final day.

The main event starts on February 3 and runs for three playing days It features a guaranteed prize pool of €300,000.

The high roller is 888poker’s highest buy-in live event in the new series yet. It’ll be €5,300 to play and, considering the big-name players usually found in the King’s Casino high-limit cash games, expect a sizeable top-class field.

Tony G., Fedor Holz, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Dan Cates, Philipp Gruissem, Benny Spindler, Igor Kurganov, Liv Boeree, Max Altergott and many more have been known to hit the tables at King’s.

Several of the 888poker ambassadors will also be on location as will PokerListings to bring you all the important stories and players.

888poker has given all the events the names of corresponding online events so if you’re a player on 888poker the tournaments will sound familiar.

There’ll be a Whale, a Monsoon, a Hurricane, a Swordfish, Thunder, Breeze and Lightning. See below for a full list of the tournaments.

Tournament

Buy-in

Guarantee

Opening Event

€225

€150,000

The Breeze

€100

€10,000

The Hurricane

€115

€15,000

High Roller

€5300

€100,000

Main Event

€888

€300,000

The Monsoon

€100

€6,000

The Swordfish

€100

€7,000

The Whale

€110

€15,000

The Thunder

€60

€5,000

The Mega Knockout

€170

€15,000

Turbo Deepstack

€80

X

Pot Limit Omaha

€150

X

The Lightning 6-max

€110

€6,666

In London 288 entries in the main and 47 entries in the high roller event were good but Rozvadov will certainly beat that. 

Two Ways to Qualify

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Nitsche will be ready.

Want to play in the 888poker Festival at King’s? If you don’t want to fork over the whole buy-in you have two ways to satellite yourself into the opening and the main event.

  • The main event qualifier has $109 buy-in.
  • The opening event qualifier has a $30 buy-in.

You can also climb your way up through the 888poker steps system starting as low as 1 cent to play.

If you don’t have an account at 888poker yet click through to our review page and it’ll only take you a couple of minutes to be ready to go with our $888 sign-up bonus.

You can also find the full schedule of the festival here.

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