The ring in the bathtub.

A rotten peach, desperate for air at the bottom of a bowl.

A hairy arse.

Scrabble tiles partying with a half-full glass of red, lipstick smeared around the rim. 

It doesn’t matter who we are, what we look like, or what hellhole of a shack that we live in, we are social beings - desperate to not only belong to a tribe but to ensure that you choose a seat towards the top of the food chain. 

Who gets to eat first?

Life is about status, and nobody knows this more than 888poker.

Enter Bros Vs Pros l

In December, while you were asking Amazon to choose your Christmas gifts, James Williams was beating Derek Lawless, heads-up, to bank the £121,000 first prize in the 888poker LIVE London Main Event, and three lads from Dundee, Scotland were having the time of their lives.

Three lads from Dundee, Scotland were having the time of their lives at 888poker LIVE London.

Life is a game of snakes and ladders, and the Dundonian, Richard Sim, found himself on the tallest ladder of all when he won the $1 Bros v Pros Promotion to book a trip to 888poker LIVE London for himself and two of his closest friends. 

The three amigos got to play in the £1,100 Main Event (one of them, Blair Armstrong-Payne visited the cashier to collect £2,000). They sat down with the likes of Michael Mizrachi, Dominik Nitsche and Vivian Saliba to play a cash game, and were escorted to an Arsenal v Spurs match by the former World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion, Scott Blumstein

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It’s safe to say that after a weekend like that it will be a long time before Sim finds himself standing on the head of a snake. 

And now it’s your turn.

Next Up Bros Vs Pros ll

888poker LIVE slips on her high heels, and dons that fancy frock for a £440 buy-in, £120,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Kickoff event in Aspers Casino, Stratford 7-10 February, and you and two friends could be there too.

Clear your calendar on January 16th & 18th at 9 pm (GMT).

Tell the other half you have to ripen some plums, fix the kid’s bunk beds, or research your halitosis - whatever it takes to get some alone time. For on those dates, and just $1 (with $888 guaranteed), you get to compete in a Winner Takes All Bros Vs Pros promotion. 

The top five players from each tournament qualify for a 10-handed Sit n Go taking place January 20th at 9 pm (GMT) with the winner earning a trip to London for him/herself and two chums.

888poker LIVE London Kickoff Bros Vs Pros Package

The package includes a seat in the £440 buy-in Kickoff Event, travel costs and a place to put your head down for the duration of your stay.

You will also attend a Premier League match and receive a £1,000 bankroll for a unique Bros Vs Pros cash games mixing it up with 888poker ambassadors: Vivian Saliba, and Martin Jacobson.

Vivian Saliba, Chris Moorman, Martin Jacobson Bros Vs Pros

Do you fancy becoming the leader of the pack?

Search for the qualifier name in the client: “$888 Bros Vs Pros 888poker Live London Kick Off.”

Bros Vs Pros contest open to UK players only. Terms and Conditions apply.

Lee Davy is a poker writer and live reporter who has worked for all the top names in the industry, including the WPT, the WSOP as well as 888poker.