Our official Micro Series is back!

From September 2-9, 2018, 888poker is proud to host the ChampionChips Series, which this year offers smaller buy-ins and bigger prizes. The online series, featuring buy-ins starting at just $1, is comprised of 18 tournaments offering $175,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

“It's a great series that gives some of the lower stakes players, or people with a smaller bankroll, the chance at some huge prize pools,” said 888poker Ambassador and Twitch streamer Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot. “That's exciting at almost any buy-in level.”

Choose Your Favourite Sport

888poker ChampionChips Sports Series

One of the things that makes the ChampionChips series so much fun is, each tournament is associated with an Olympic sport. For instance, there’s the Opening Ceremony, Wrestling, Boxing, and many more.

“Definitely race walking,” Tonka said when asked what sport he excels at. “I've always been a big fan of the sport.”

The ChampionChips series will kick off on September 2 with the $5.50 buy-in Event #1: $5,000 Opening Ceremony (6-Max). That same evening, the $16.50 buy-in Event #2: $25,000 Half Marathon will take place as both a deepstack and freezeout tournament.

The biggest buy-in of the series is the $55 Event #6: $30,000 Weightlifting (High roller) at 17:30 on September 4. The second-largest buy-in is the $33 Event #16: $50,000 Marathon (Main Event), which will take place at 18:30 on September 9.

Other highlights on the schedule include the $16.50 buy-in Event #4: $20,000 Long Jump, $12 buy-in Event #8: $3,000 Boxing (Knockout), and $3 buy-in Event #13: $2,000 Judo Tournament (SNAP), just to name a few.

ChampionChips Action on Twitch

As usual, you can not only expect to see 888poker Ambassadors in action, you can also look forward to some live streams on Twitch.

“I'll definitely be playing the $55 Weightlifting and $33 Marathon and streaming them 100% if I’m streaming those days,” Tonka revealed.

This event marks the second year of the ChampionChips Series and follows a successful outing in 2017. Last year, 2,534 players participated in the Main Event, which nearly doubled its $50K GTD with almost $100K up for grabs. The tournament came down to two Brazilian players and ultimately saw “gkamei09” defeating “PheresAA” to win a $14,190 top prize. The latter took down $10,380 for finishing as runner-up.

Other winners from 2017 included “palimbo,” who topped a field of 1,970 entries to win the $5 buy-in Opening Ceremony for $1,930; “yuramouzze” besting a 1,941-entry field to win the $1 buy-in Event #3: $1,500 Race Track Turbo for $444; and “5banki” navigating a 736-entry field to win Event #6: $30,000 Weightlifting (High Roller) for $6,752.

Here’s a look at the full ChampionChips schedule:

Date Time Buy-in Tournament Name
2/9/2018 14:00 $5.50 Event #1 $5,000 Opening Ceremony (6-Max)
2/9/2018 18:00 $16.50 Event #2 $25,000 Half Marathon
2/9/2018 19:30 $1 Event #3 $1,500 Race Track (Turbo)
3/9/2018 18:00 $16.50 Event #4 $20,000 Long Jump
3/9/2018 19:30 $5 Event #5 $1,500 Sync Swimming(Omaha)
4/9/2018 17:30 $55 Event #6 $30,000 Weightlifting (High Roller)
4/9/2018 19:30 $1 Event #7 $1,000 Wrestling (4-Max)
5/9/2018 18:00 $12 Event #8 $3,000 Boxing (Knockout)
5/9/2018 19:30 $1 Event #9 $3,000 Hurdles (Extended R&A)
6/9/2018 18:00 $5 Event #10 $3,000 Rugby (Quarterback)
6/9/2018 19:30 $3 Event #11 $2,000 Pole Vault
7/9/2018 18:00 $3 Event #12 $2,000 Triple Jump (1R1A)
7/9/2018 19:30 $3 Event #13 $2,000 Judo Tournament (SNAP)
8/9/2018 18:00 $16.50 Event #14 $20,000 Long Distance Race
8/9/2018 19:30 $1 Event #15 $2,000 Trampoline (R&A)
9/9/2018 18:30 $33 Event #16 $50,000 Marathon (Main Event)
9/9/2018 19:30 $3 Event #17 $2,000 Freestyle Swimming (Turbo)
9/9/2018 21:30 $5 Event #18 $2,000 Sprint (Super Turbo)

Get a Seat Today!

With free qualifiers and super low buy-ins, it’s more accessible than ever! Be sure to play for your place at the ChampionChips 2018 and a slice of the $175,000 prize pool.

Fast track via our FREE ChampionChips Qualifier Tourneys - no tickets needed! 
Daily between August 25, 2018 – September 1, 2018, at 12:05, 18:35 and 22:35 GMT. 
Each Qualifier which is limited to 10,000 players, grants 50 seats to its corresponding ChampionChips Series Tournament.

Here’s a look at the Freeroll schedule:

Date Time Target Tournament
25/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Opening Ceremony
25/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Half Marathon
25/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Race Track
26/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Sync Swimming
26/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Marathon Main Event
26/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Long Jump
27/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Wrestling
27/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Weightlifting
27/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Half Marathon
28/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Hurdles
28/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Boxing
28/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Marathon Main Event
29/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Half Marathon
29/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Rugby
29/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Pole Vault
30/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Marathon Main Event
30/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Triple Jump
30/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Judo
31/8/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Trampoline
31/8/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Half Marathon
31/8/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Long Distance
1/9/2018 12:05 ChampionChips Qualifier - Freestyle Swimming
1/9/2018 18:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Marathon Main Event
1/9/2018 22:35 ChampionChips Qualifier - Sprint

Play in our satellites from just 1¢! 
To view all Free Qualifier Tournaments, Satellites and Events, go to the Lobby >> Tournaments >> ChampionChips tab.

About the Author
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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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