888poker LIVE is set to kick off the 2020 poker season with a series in a location that is truly royal! We’re headed to Madrid, Spain’s quintessential capital, for our very first live event of the year – and our first stop ever in the third-largest city in Europe.

The 888poker LIVE Madrid series will run from 23rd of January through the 3rd of February. We’re putting on 10 not-to-be-missed tournaments, boasting an €800,000 guaranteed Main Event to top off the action. The winner of which will take home a 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event package as well as the top prize money. And, let’s not even mention the location!

The Casino Gran Via is located on one of the most prestigious sections of the city, with a stunning Art Deco design hosting first-class restaurants a wine cellar and, of course, a stunning poker room.

The City in the Heart of Spain

Madrid is a true capital – right in the middle of Spain. Many of the historic buildings date from the Spanish Golden Age from the 15th to 16th Centuries. Check out the Plaza Mayor, Alcazar, the Prison of the Court or the Palace of Councils for your architecture fix.

888poker LIVE Madrid - The City in the Heart of Spain

Then there is the art. The Golden Triangle of Art is located along the Paseo del Prado and is made up of three museums. The most famous is the Prado Museum, known for such delights as Diego Velázquez's, Las Meninas and Francisco de Goya's La maja vestida. The other two museums are the Reina Sofía Museum, where Pablo Picasso's, Guernica is displayed and the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum.

However, Madrid isn’t all brick and mortar. It has the highest number of trees and green surface per person in Europe. El Retiro is one of the most popular parks in Madrid and well worth a walkabout.

A Royal Welcome for Elite 888poker Ambassadors

A Royal Welcome for Elite 888 Ambassadors - 888poker LIVE Madrid

With €1,000,000 in overall guarantees, you can rest assured that the poker royalty with be out in droves. From Team888, 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion, Martin Jacobson will be making the trip as will all-time #1 online poker legend, Chris Moorman.

High-stakes master, Dominik Nitsche will also be joining the crew, along with PLO queen, Vivian Saliba. Presenter, player and broadcaster, Kara Scott will be accompanying fellow 888poker ambassadors, Sofia Lovgren and Ana Marquez, alongside our newest Team888 recruit, Daria Feshchenko.

Win Your Luxury 888poker LIVE Madrid Package

We’re offering players the chance to win a luxury package to Madrid worth $1,600, which includes a highly sought-after seat to the €800,000 GTD Main Event!

How to get there:

  1. Work your way to the top! Enter a series of satellites with buy-ins starting at just 1 cent.
  2. Get straight down to business! Register directly for the $109 Qualifier to win a $1,600 package to the 888poker LIVE Madrid Festival 2020.

Main Event Tournament Info

Here’s the information on the Main Event tournament structure. You can check out the full tournament schedule here:

888poker LIVE Madrid Festival Main Event structure:

  • Starting Stack: 88k
  • Day 1 (and onwards) - Level Time: 50 mins
  • Day 1D Turbo – 20 mins
  • Final Day - Level Times: 60 mins
  • Re-entry: Unlimited

Check out the full 888poker LIVE Madrid Festival information here.

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