Does all this World Series of Poker coverage give you the itch to play some live poker, too?
While the high buy-in events of the WSOP are out of reach for most of us, fortunately there are now plenty of possibilities out there for low-stakes players.
From August 25-28, 888poker’s low buy-in live tournament series stops in the Estonian capital of Tallinn again and you could be a part of an experience that's more than just a poker event
It’s a "journey through time," as they say, and you can win a $1,250 prize package for 888Live Tallinn in an exclusive PokerListings freeroll next week.
How to Qualify
Take part in our exclusive PokerListings freeroll on 888 Poker next week and you can win a complete travel package worth $1,250. It includes:
- €440 buy-in for the main event
- 3 nights in the Nordic Hotel Forum
- $250 travel money
- Day trip to Tallinn
- 888poker Live Kit
The freeroll can be found in the ‘Restricted’ section and is named “PokerListings Freeroll: $1,250 Tallinn Package For 1st!”
Start time: 21/07/2016, 8PM CET.
Players will have the option to rebuy for $5, and add-on at the end of the 45-minute rebuy period for another $5.
If you don’t have an 888 account yet click through to our 888poker review page and set up your account to access our freeroll and an up to $888 sign-up bonus.
$30k Guarantee, $5k Freeroll
The main attraction of 888Live Tallinn will again be a €440, 2-day, 1 re-entry, NLHE event in the brand new Olimpic Casino in the Hilton Hotel.
The prize pool will be a guaranteed $30,000. There will also be a $5k freeroll for all online qualifiers who bust from the main event.
There is no other low buy-in event in Europe that gives away an extra $5,000 like that and, as only players who qualified online for the main event can play the freeroll, the field is usually only about four tables.
Just for fun 888poker always throws in a couple of extra prizes if you wake up with several specific hands, like full houses with eights full of anything.
Go-Pro cameras, for example, have been handed out to players just because they suffered a bad beat.
You’ll also stay in the 4-Star Nordic Hotel Forum, which is a modern business hotel close to the atmospheric harbour. THe full prize package will also cover your travel costs.
Rare Chance to Explore Local Culture
What makes the 888Live series truly unique, however, is the additional day devoted to exploring the local culture. On this day you won’t play any poker but rather get together with other players from around Europe and find out more about where you’ve actually come.
It’s the second time 888poker will visit Estonia and we can tell you the first time was a trip to remember.
About 40 players went on a city trip through the medieval old town and on a cruise around the beautiful Tallinn bay.
There was also a dinner reception on arrival day plus a farewell party on the final night – all free of any charge.
The majority of players we met at the last EPT Tallinn had been to 888Live events before and were making a repeat visit.
About 50% of the players were online qualifiers, as well, which tells you something about how easy it is to qualify online on 888poker.
More Ways to Qualify
To play in this 888Live event you can simply show up and pay your buy-in on location. And besides the PL freeroll there are a few ways to get your seat in this event from the comfort of your own home.
888poker offers a Steps system that gives you the chance to qualify for Tallinn “Back in Time” online.
Every week there is a $160 Live Tallinn Qualifier tournament on 888poker.
You can find it under the tournaments tab > Live events tab.
If you succeed there you’ll secure yourself the $1,250 prize package which includes the $440 buy-in for the main event, three nights in the Nordic Hotel Forum (August 25-28), $250 travel money, a day trip to Tallinn and the 888poker Live kit.
The steps system also allows you to make it to this direct satellite for much less money.
If you start at the lowest level, you’ll only pay a single cent and they run all the time.