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Facius Wins 888poker Live On Ice Austria; Marbella and Tallinn Next
The first 888poker Live event for 2015 is in the books with German Thorsten Facius now €13,000 richer.
Hosted at the Casino in Seefeld, a small town in Austria, 888poker Live on Ice wrapped up just a few days ago with Facius coming out on top over a small but excited field.
With just a €440 buy-in the No-Limit Hold'em main event still had a €40,000 guarantee, which was surpassed. Complete final table results and payouts:
- 1. Thorsten Facius €13,000
- 2. Andelo Bozic €8,420
- 3. Cesare Poggi €5,460
- 4. Christian Saeby €4,100
- 5. Luis Pellitero €3,100
- 6. Florian H. €2,500
- 7. Andreas Gabriel €2,050
- 8. Gustavo Martinez €1,620
- 9. Jan Radow €1,280
VIP Treatment and Bruno Politano
With such a low buy-in the Poker on Ice tournament was accessible to recreational players of all sorts who were there for more than just poker.
Package winners and participants stayed in a 5-Star luxury hotel right next to the casino and were ttreated to a VIP package of skiing, spa treatments and parties.
Busting early even paid off for some as those who didn’t make Day 2 of the main event were invited to play in a Bounty freeroll with a $5,000 prize pool.
Spanish player Miguel Perez Oliver was the last man standing and cashed for $1,000.
888poker ambassador Bruno Politano was also on hand to play host and provide a touch of his "November Nine" experience.
888 Live Heads to Marbella, Tallinn
After the winter sports poker festival in Austria, 888 Live will give players a completely different experience at its next event.
In April you can enjoy poker and golf at the Costa del Sol in Spain as 888poker is going to Marbella.
Online satellites are already available and the $2,000 prize packages include four nights at the H10 luxury Plaza hotel, the main event buy-in plus entry to another bounty tournament.
Access to some additional golf activities is also included.
In September 888 Live will go in the other direction to the far North of Europe to host an event in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.
Satellites for 888Live Tallinn will get underway this summer. Additional side activities and package details are still to be announced.
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