$1M ‘Big Shot’ Highlights September at 888Poker; ChampionChips Reach Finish Line

888poker is ramping up its regular Big Shot tournament in September to the tune of seven figures. The special multi-flight $1 million Big Shot Special Edition promises something massive throughout September.

Starting flights for the event kick off today and run through Sept. 27. The tournament becomes one of the biggest of the year so far at 888.

In other news, the site also recently concluded the ChampionChip Series with some nice payouts for winners.

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Details on the 888poker Big Shot Special Edition

The special Big Shot tournament could certainly turn out to be a bargain for players. The event promises a vastly expanded guaranteed prize pool for the same regular buy-in.

September’s special event comes after 888 revamped its entire Sunday tournament lineup in February. The $109 Big Shot was a major part of that, with a Sunday guarantee of $150,000. The new lineup promised players:

  • More payouts
  • Better options for recreational players
  • More tournaments during prime time hours


Freerolls, satellites, tournament tickets

Along with the Big Shot, 888 is offering players a chance to get in the action for small money. The site is offering Day 1 Flight Freerolls and round-the-clock  24/7 Day 1 Satellites. Other Big Shot promotions include:

  • Winner Spinner – players can win a Day 1 ticket for free
  • Gift drops – random prizes include free tournament seats

Additionally, players can score tournament tickets through several social and 888poker ambassador-related contests. Those plans include:

ChampionChip Games wrap up

In August, 888 ran the premier ChampionChip Games with plenty of events for players to choose from. The series brought in a combined 30,140 players and paid out $760,800 in prize money, topping the guarantee.

Players from Germany and Russia captured the most titles – with four each. Brazilian and Ukrainian players claimed three titles each.

Two titles went to players from Canada, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Sweden with Denmark and Ireland claiming one each.

The $50 ChampionChip main event featured a $500,000 guarantee with numerous starting flights throughout the month. In total, the tournament attracted 8,130 players who rebought 930 times for a 9,060-entry field.

Russia’s “kuzya174” came out on top for $60,000 with Brazil’s Leonardo “leosouza9” Souza finishing runner-up for $43,500.

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