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Fight for Cash and Country in $800k Battle of Nations on 888Poker
Poker has always been a game for individuals and team events have been difficult to establish.
The upcoming, first-ever Global Poker Masters might change that for the live scene.
Online, 888poker's Battle of Nations could very well do the same.
Now not only can you play for your team but for - and with - your whole home country.
Even better: it won’t cost you anything.
$800k Up for Grabs; Share in $5k
To participate in the Battle of Nations all you need to do is play in the $1,000 “Battle for Glory” freeroll series.
Make it to the top 5% and you’ve just qualified for the weekly $20,000 Battle of Nations free tournament.
A special feature of this tourney is that the prize pool is split in two and you can profit without doing anything.
$15,000 of the total $20,000 prize pool will be divided among the winners just the way you know it from the other MTTs.
The remaining $5,000, however, is split equally among all the players hailing from the country of the winner. Eg. if there are 10 players form your country you'd get $500 even if you bust out early.
Four Ways to Get Tickets
There are four ways to get tickets for the $1,000 tournaments:
- Register a new account at 888poker. All new members get two tickets, no deposit necesssary
- Complete your personal poker mission. You’ll find it in your mailbox
- Click on the promotional banner in the 888poker software and play the Globe of Fortune. There are tickets to both tournaments and you can spin once a day.
- Play any real-money game on 888poker on the same day a player from your country wins the $20,000 Battle of Nations tournament
For each of these actions, you get a shot at qualifying for the $20,000.
There are shortcuts to get into the Battle of Nations if you don’t feel like satelliting. Make your first deposit at 888poker and you'll automatically get a ticket to the $20,000 Battle of Nations.
I you already have an account use the code BATTLE and make a new deposit. You will also get a ticket to the $20,000 Battle of Nations. Promotion runs until May 3, 2015.
$500,000 in March 29 Whale
On March 29, 888poker’s High-Roller event, The Whale, will have an impressive prize pool of $500,000.
Don’t plan anything for that Sunday night because you might be busy for a long time. 10,000 chips and 25-minute levels mean it won't be a short affair.
This is a $600 tournament so satellites area good way to go to get your starting ticket. The direct qualifier has $160 buy-in, but you can satellite into it via the $65 qualifiers.
The steps system starts at a 1 cent buy-in and you’ll have to get through five rounds to get to the direct satellite. More satellites will be added soon so check the lobby regularly.
The Whale is the largest tournament in 888poker’s High Roller Series. The previous edition had 520 players and a $260,000 prize pool.