The 888poker LIVE Barcelona Festival was a blast with our 888poker ambassadors and big-name influencers, making the series even more enjoyable.

Of course, poker was the focus of the series with the  €1,100 buy-in multi-flight Main Event, attracting 369 entries and creating a prize pool of over €350K.

But it was the side games with football, magic and chess showdown challenges set by the influencers that brought out the real competitiveness of the Team888 ambassadors:

888poker Football Showdown Challenge

In the first of three challenges at 888poker LIVE Barcelona, Josh Denzel acted as referee in this showdown between 888poker Cultural Ambassadors Jack “JaackMaate” Dean and Caue Moura.

The name of the game was football.

The winner would get bragging rights among the 888poker team as the top dog on poker/football knowledge.

Who would be the last man standing when the final whistle blew?

888poker Magic Showdown Challenge

YouTube Star Magician Julien Magic set the second showdown challenge. JaackMaate and Caue Moura faced off once again.

The tricks involved cards, and the challengers had to learn to master a few of the simple ones.

Which of these two card wizards would come out on top?

888poker Chess Showdown Challenge

Chess master Alexandra Botez took on the challenge of teaching the game to Team888’s JaackMaate and Caue Moura.

They say poker takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master…

In the case of Jack and Caue’s chess dreams, we may need several lifetimes!

Who would last longest in this challenge against chess whiz Alex?

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