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888poker Partners with WSOP for Upcoming Sao Paolo Circuit Event
The WSOP and 888poker are taking their show on the road to South America.
888poker, the main sponsor of the WSOP in Las Vegas, will also parter with the WSOP to present WSOPC in Sao Paulo.
It’s the first time the WSOP has ever run an event in South America and it seems like the perfect time as the Brazilian poker boom is in full swing.
Twenty Five Events for WSOPC
The WSOPC festival will take place at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paolo from Oct. 26-Nov. 2 with 25 different tournaments on tap.
Highlights from the schedule include the R$580 (€160) Brazilian Storm, the R$20,000 (€5500) Super High Roller, the R$3950 (€1100) Main and the R$888 (€240) Crazy Eights event, modeled after the tournament of the same name at the World Series in Las Vegas.
Brazil is the fastest growing market in poker today, so it’s no surprise that the WSOPC picked the home country of November Niner Bruno Foster, who’ll certainly be on hand to represent 888poker.
WSOP Director Gregory Chochon said:
“The WSOP Circuit continues to expand in the world, and we are excited to reach South American for the first time with this exciting event in Brazil. We are optimistic the event will be well supported, and we can continue to host bigger and better events each year.”
Beto Lima, official representative of the WSOPC in Brazil, is also looking forward to the event:
“We know that winning the WSOP is undoubtedly the greatest achievement in a poker athlete career from anywhere in the world. We are working hard to bring the best not only for Brazilians but to the world of poker, starting with the location, organization and a full schedule of good tournaments.”
The WSOPC Brazil is running from October 26 to November 2. Below is the full schedule:
Date: Event: Buy-in:
Oct-26 Brazilian Storm R$580
Oct-26 Super High Roller R$20,000
Oct-27 8-game mix R$1150
Oct 27 Giant Omaha R$2300
Oct-28 Main Event R$3950
Oct-29 Extra Life R$1000
Oct-30 Crazy Eights R$888
Oct-30 High Roller R$8000
Oct-30 Seniors (49+) R$1200
Oct-30 Ladies R$600
Nov-1 King 6-max R$1500
Nov-1 ME Turbo Edition R$900
Nov-2 Last Shot R$450
Nov-2 Hero Deep Stack R$2300
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