From October 5-16, the 888Live Series will be at London’s best casino for 12 days of non-stop poker action, which includes $800,000 in guaranteed prize money. Not only that, we’re picking up the pace of play by introducing “Action Clocks” to the Main Event and High Roller tournaments.

We’ll also be bringing our roster of 888poker Ambassadors including three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche, online poker legend and WSOP bracelet winner Chris Moorman, poker personality Kara Scott, and Sweden’s Sofia Lövgren.

Big Tournaments with Big Guarantees

The series will kick off with a £220 buy-in Opening Event, boasting a £120,000 GTD. Other highlights on the schedule include the Main Event, which costs £1,100 to enter and has a £400,000 GTD slapped on it, and the £2,200 buy-in, £50,000 GTD High Roller.

Also, we’ll be hosting live versions of our most popular online tournaments including a £60 buy-in, £3,000 GTD The Swordfish; £110 buy-in, £10,000 GTD The Whale; and £110 buy-in, £5,000 GTD The Hurricane, just to name a few.

There will also be a £55 buy-in, £10,000 GTD Ladies Event as well as a £150 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event. the Ladies event champion will also get a WSOPE ME package.

Click here for a look at the full 888Live London Festival schedule.

Introducing the 888 Action Clock

The 888Live London Festival marks the first time we’ll be using the 888 Action Clock, which is in line with our new strategy to “Taking Back The Game” for players. Ideally, it will prevent the buzzkill of tanking and encourage a faster-paced gaming environment.

“I’ve always been a fan of the Action Clock, so when 888poker suggested adding it to the Main and the High Roller Events at the Festival I was fully on board,” says John Scanlon, Head of Poker at Aspers Casino. “I’d like to assure everyone coming to play the event that adding the Action Clock is not about putting players under unnecessary pressure; it’s about keeping the game running smoothly and ultimately providing all players involved with a better structure and overall experience. We always put the player at the centre of everything we do at the 888poker Room at Aspers Casino, and we believe that players will really enjoy this addition to our ever-evolving customer offer.”

Ka Him LiKa Him Li - Last year main Event Winner. Image by Fabfotos

You Could be a Winner at the 888Live London Festival

Last year, 21-year-old Ka Him Li topped a field of 288 entries to win the 888Live London Festival Main Event for £45,300 after a heads-up deal with Shah Raza. Meanwhile, French player Eric Le Goff triumphed over Tom Middleton in the High Roller for £30,000.

More recently, in May of this year, we were at Aspers London for a special £440 NLHE Easter Edition, which drew 303 entries and created a £121,200 prize pool. Lövgren finished 30th in that tournament for £815, while Moorman placed 13th for £1,580. Meanwhile, Krzysztof Pregowski and Terry Jordon struck a deal heads up with the former ultimately taking the title and £21,118 in prize money.

We’re currently offering round-the-clock satellites for the 888Live London Festival with buy-ins starting at low as 1¢.

Simply use our popular steps format to climb your way into either our $109 buy-in Main Event or $12 buy-in Opening Event qualifiers today!

About the Author
Chad Holloway is a 2013 WSOP Bracelet winner who has previously worked for PokerNews as a managing editor and live reporter
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