888Poker Announces Live Festival in London; WPTDeepStacks Continues With Several Big Winners

Live poker continues to return in Europe and 888poker is helping lead the charge. The site is once again teaming with Grosvenor Victoria Casino in January.

The 888poker Live London Festival returns Jan. 6-17 with 12 days of action offering some major prize pools in a variety of poker formats.

The Grosvenor Victoria (aka The Vic) is one of the most prestigious casinos in Europe. The property is one of London’s oldest and most renowned venues and located right in the heart of the city.

The Vic has regularly hosts some of 888’s biggest series and players can now get back in the game. 888 is also offering players numerous opportunities to qualify online.

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The new series also brings a big addition for the tournament series. 888 is trying to reduce slow play and introducing a “shot clock” as well as a big blind ante format in all tournaments.

Qualifiers for the series are already underway with players able to possibly grab a seat for just a penny. Players can also register directly for a $55 qualifier to win a $600 (£444) seat in the live festival.

Players can also jump in $109 satellites for the £888 ($1,200) Main Event. Satellites are planned for the Opening Event and Main Event as well as numerous other tournaments.

WPT DeepStacks continues at 888

Beyond the live festival, plenty of online action continues at 888poker with the WPTDeepStacks still underway. The series runs through Dec. 21 with $3 million in total guarantees and 28 tournaments.

The series is nearing the halfway point with several big events already in the books. The $525 Opening Event produced 325 players and featured a $200,000 guarantee. In the end, Finland’s “Korpisoturi2” won the series’ first title for $40,540.

The $525 PKO (Event 3) featured a $75,000 guaranteed and saw Germany’spactamah23” rise to the top for $13,1612. The event produced 263 players with 56 rebuys.

The $440 Marathon (Event 5) also brought a $75,000 guarantee and  attracted 134 players and 31 rebuys. The final two players agreed to a deal with “tsikimellon” declared the winner for $16,077. “LDenisL888” finished as runner-up for $13,848. 

The $525 PKO (Event 9) came with a $200,000 and saw 320 players with 60 rebuys. The final table was live-streamed with hole cards on the 888pokerTV Twitch channel.

A third of the players at the final table were Brazilian players with “GritinhO_Dzi” eventually taking the title. The Brazilian scored $40,500.49 for the effort and continued the 2021 trend of Brazilians finding the winner’s circle in major tournaments.

Plenty of action remains in the series with events for all player levels and bankrolls. Here’s a look at the remaining events on the schedule.

2021 888poker WPTDeepStacks

DateEventBuy-inGuarantee
Dec. 7#11 - $100,000 High Roller$2,100$100,000
Dec. 7#12 - $50,000 Mini High Roller$215$50,000
Dec. 7#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 9#13 - $80,000 PKO 8-Max$440$80,000
Dec. 9#14 - $30,000 Mini PKO 8-Max$88$30,000
Dec. 9#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 11#15 - $80,000 PKO$215$80,000
Dec. 11#16 - $30,000 PKO$55$30,000
Dec. 11#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 12#17 - $200,000 Crazy 8$888$200,000
Dec. 12#18 - $50,000 Mini Crazy 8$55$50,000
Dec. 12#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 14#19 - $100,000 9-Max$320$100,000
Dec. 14#20 - $30,000 Mini 9-Max$55$30,000
Dec. 14#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 16#21 - $100,000 PKO 8-Max$525$100,000
Dec. 16#22 - $50,000 Mini PKO 8-Max$160$50,000
Dec. 16#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 18#23 - $100,000 PKO 6-Max$440$100,000
Dec. 18#24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 6-Max$33$20,000
Dec. 18#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 19#25 - $200,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event$109$200,000
Dec. 19#26 - $75,000 Mini Main Event$55$75,000
Dec. 19#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 19#27 - $200,000 Super High Roller$5,200$200,000
Dec. 20#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
Dec. 20#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 2NA$1,000,000

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