CANCELLED EVENT - We at 888poker continue to closely monitor the situation and are working with our local partners to assess the situation for upcoming live events. While we are passionate about live poker and will explore all options for our events to go ahead, we recognize that the health of attendees and participants comes first.

It is on this basis that we have made the decision to cancel our 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival 2020, acknowledging that allowing such a gathering to take place would risk undermining efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

Players who won packages to the event online will have the option to attend a different 888poker LIVE event of their choice during 2020. We thank our players for their understanding and we are committed to resuming our planned programme of events as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so.

For any queries, players are welcome to contact us via the 888poker Support Center, email this address or our social channels.


Fresh off our first-ever 888poker LIVE stop in Madrid and Weekend trip to London, we are now headed east to one of the most amazing cities in Europe – Bucharest!

Powered by PokerFest, the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival promises to be top-notch event, boasting a €300,000 GTD Main Event with a very-affordable €888 buy-in. The Main Event kicks off on 23rd of March with the winner walking away with top money and a 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event package.

We start the series on the 23rd of March with the €50,000 guaranteed Opening Event with a €230 buy-in, which should get the ball rolling.

Expect to see all our outstanding 888poker ambassadors in attendance: Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman, Vivian Saliba, Sofia Lövgren, Martin Jacobson, Daria Feshchenko and Ana Marquez.

888poker ambassadors


888poker LIVE Bucharest Schedule

The festival boasts a €50,000 GTD Opening Event with a €230 buy-in, which should get the action going. Alongside the €300K GTD Main Event, the series will feature:

  • €1280 + €120 buy-in High Roller
  • €300 + €30 buy-in Deepstack
  • €100 + €100 + €30 buy-in Turbo Bounty
  • €100 + €15 buy-in Hyper Madness
  • €80 + €8 buy-in Last chance Hyper Turbo

Also, on the schedule is the very popular Ladies Event with a €50 + €10 buy-in and the winner bags an 888poker LIVE Barcelona 2020 Package!

Check out the full tournament schedule here with date and times:

Main Event Tournament Info

888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival Main event tournament structure:

  • Starting Stack: 30k
  • Day 1 (A+B) Level Time: 40 mins, (C+D) Turbo: 20 mins,
  • Final Table: Level Time: 60 mins
  • Big Blind Ante & 30 sec. Shot Clock

Satellite into the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival


It’s easy to get your 2020 888poker LIVE Bucharest package worth a whopping $1,900 for as little as one cent

Simply, enter a series of satellites with buy-ins starting at just 1₵. Or, register directly to the $109 Qualifier to win a $1,900 package to 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival.

888poker LIVE Bucharest Package

A Look Back at 2019’s Festival

You might remember that last year’s Main Event crushed its €300,000 guarantee, attracting 505 entries, creating a €387,638 prize pool.

Heads-up play resulted in a deal being made, based on ICM calculations where, the remaining prize money was split in the following fashion, and they would play for the $12,600 WSOP Main Event package and the trophy:

Darius Neagoe: €62,300

Bogdan Nicolae: €59,900

Fifteen minutes after making that deal, Bogdan found himself all-in and at risk, holding pocket tens. Darius made the call with K♥J♦ and spiked his Jack right on the flop and with the Tens not able to improve, Darius claimed the title, trophy and WSOP package.

Darius Neagoe: 2019 888poker LIVE Bucharest Champ

Click here for a full recap of last year’s 888poker LIVE Bucharest.

Make sure to secure your ticket to the premiere 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival!

Hyacinth Swanson is a part-time live and online poker player who enjoys writing and editing poker content. She currently runs marketing firm