Think about spending a weekend in one of the most charming places in the Alps, stay in a cosy resort with all the modern comforts including a relaxing wellness area. Have fun with friends while skiing and, eventually, heading to an exclusive party to provide a satisfying end to the day...

And, now imagine matching all these things with a live poker tournament hosted in an elegant casino with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. What would you say?

Get ready for the “Snow Limit Poker” festival in Innsbruck, Austria, the first 888poker live event in 2016! From the 4th to the 7th of February don't miss the chance to enjoy a fun-filled holiday.

Are you curious? Do you want to know more? We won't keep you waiting!

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For many players, poker is all about the strategy, for others, it's more about luck. We don't want to take sides in this endless debate, but we all agree on one thing: poker is a lot of fun! This is the reason why 888poker takes so much care about their live events, giving players not only the chance to enjoy poker, but bringing them beyond the game.

Our last event, “Travel through Time”, took place in Estonia from the 2nd to the 6th of September 2015. It was an overwhelming experience with the wonderful Eastern European capital city, Tallin, as the majestical backdrop. Players were able to take in the uniquely breathtaking medieval atmosphere of Old Town. The experience was enhanced by a luxury sailing trip, before players took their seats in the $50,000 Main Event held at Tallin's Casino Olympic.

In November 2015, 888poker descended on the beautiful island of Malta, sponsoring one of the most successful low buy-in tournaments in recent memory. “The Battle Of Malta” attracted 1804 entries, a gigantic field for an epic tournament, as the name suggests. Five great days of poker were pleasantly combined with partying and loads of fun; all spread out through the streets of Saint Julian's.

After last year's experience in Seefeld with “poker ON ice”, we couldn't think of any better way to celebrate the winter season than going back to Austria for a new adventure on the slopes. This time, we chose Innsbruck as the place to host our latest event, an enchanting city in the middle of Inn Valley, and the capital of the state of Tyrol.

The Location

An exquisite holiday on the slopes deserves the best location. Innsbruck or rather the “Queen of Alps” is an elegant choice for those who don't like leaving anything to chance. The Grauer Bär Hotel in Universitätsstraße 5-7 is just 900 metres from the casino. The resort includes a wellness area with sauna, steam bath, solarium, swimming pool and fitness room.

About 150 metres from the hotel, on the right side of the street, you can wander into Old Town. There you'll find Innsbruck's most famous monument: the Golden Roof. The “Blue Chip” night club is also really close and easily accessible by foot from Wilhelm-Greil-Straße, the main street leading from the hotel to the casino.

Welcome to the Main Event

The welcoming begins at the Innsbruck Grauer Bär Hotel on the afternoon of the 4th of February. After the welcome party, players can jump straight into the Main Event freeroll satellite with optional €20 re-buys and add-on. It'll be an early start on Friday, for those who want to join in the ski activities at Innsbruck Igls – Patscherkofe, one of the best ski resorts in the world.

At 4pm, it's finally time to shuffle up and deal on the first day of the Main Event. With a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and more than $10,000 going to the winner, you'll have the chance to give a boost to your holiday package and poker bankroll. The action will run until 11pm, at the latest. And then the real action gets going with an exclusive party at the“Blue Chip” night club.

The tournament will be held over two days. Blinds will increase every 30 minutes and players will start with 25K chips. Day 2 will start at 2pm. 888poker's Players knocked out on Day 2 won't walk away empty-handed, they'll get a special gift - a $5,000 Bounty Free Tournament starting at 3pm with 30 minutes late registration.

Other special prizes will be offered by 888poker during the Main Event and Bounty Tournament. Players making the first Royal Flush and the first 888's Full House will win a prize, as will the two players finishing on the bubble.

Celebrity Guests

Sharpen your poker skills by challenging one of the best players in the world - German 888poker Pro Dominik Nitsche. With thirteen 6-figure scores in his brilliant career and three WSOP bracelets, he shares the title with George Danzer as the most successful German player in the World Series Of Poker. He'll be in the Main Event.

Last, but not least, the game will be hosted by the beautiful and renowned Croatian poker presenter Tatjana Pasalic. Crowned the sexiest girl in poker in 2011 by WPT Magazine, Tatjana will also bring her energy and experience as a reporter to the tables:

“I am very thrilled to be hosting the 888Live Austria event in Innsbruck”, Tatjana said. “I am especially excited about this event because I used to spend my summers in Innsbruck as a little girl, when I was visiting my grandparents. So, now I get to relive some of my most cherished memories and make some rambunctious fun new ones, too!
“I look forward to meeting all the players. I love skiing and look forward to getting my shred on…and maybe, more so, to a lovely après-ski beer with the 888 players. I would like to invite everyone who is looking for a weekend of fun on the hills and poker to join us; Austria will be unforgettable.”

888Live Snow Limit Poker Offers

It's possible to turn just one cent into an 888Live Event package worth $1,700. With lots of satellites running every day, you could win a seat to a $160 qualifier or jump straight in with the full buy-in and take your chances to join us in Austria.

Don't miss the chance to have a great poker holiday!

888Live “Snow Limit Poker” is expecting you!

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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