Tag Team Poker has arrived at 888poker in the form of a home game of epic proportions!

JaackMaate and his gang have paired up with members of the 888poker team for a special round of Tag Team Poker games.

Each amateur is paired with an 888poker Team Pro to do battle in a poker format that pits teams of two against each other.

When they feel like the pressure is getting a bit too much, the player in the hot seat can tag in their poker pro partner.

And there’s real cash up for grabs, with the winning team taking down the coveted $10,000 first-place prize.

The 888poker Tag Team Rules

The 888poker Tag Team Rules
The 888poker Tag Team Rules

The rules of the game are straightforward and aimed at creating a fair game where JaackMaate’s friends have the semblance of a chance of winning.

  1. Each player starts with THREE tag chips and ONE veto chip.
  2. You can only use a chip BEFORE hole cards are dealt.
  3. At the end of each level, players can win more TAG or VETO chips.
  4. Pro players are not allowed to give specific coaching at the table or in/or between hands.
  5. Pro players cannot play two consecutive hands after voluntarily putting chips in the pot.

888poker Tag Team: Episode One

In episode one, we see the Team 888poker Pros match up with JaackMaate’s friends for a “friendly” Tag Team Poker home game.

With $10,000 up for grabs, the game doesn’t stay very friendly for long.

Tag Team Pairs



Nick “Easty” Eastwood


Vivi Saliba


Ian Simpson


Josh Manley


Check out the madness that ensues when the teams get down to brass tacks!

888poker Tag Team: Episode Two

Episode Two of Tag Team Poker sees JaackMaate and his crew continue to mix it up with their 888poker pro teammates.

We get the answer to whether you can veto a veto as the action gets fast and furious.

Team Vivi/Jake and Nicky/JaackMaate but heads as we see our first team get knocked out by a complete junk hand.

Any two cards can win in this game! And as Vivi said –

“Unfortunately, even professionals cannot do magic with cards…”

888poker Tag Team: Episode Three

Three teams remain as the third final matchup ratches up the action. Find out why JaackMaate ends up in tears courtesy of his mate Sonny.

Josh and Sonny take the title of Villain as the heads-up game begins, but can they live up to their chosen mantle?

The amateurs argue over whether they are as good as the pros despite not knowing the poker hand rankings, and the arguments get heated.

But when the chips are on the table, it comes down to making the right call at the right time with the right reads…

Who’ll come out on top and claim the $10,000 prize?

Watch the final video below and all shall be revealed…

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.