WPTDeepStacks Action Returns to 888poker to Close Out Year With $3M Guarantee

The World Poker Tour and 888poker announced a new WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) online series on Thursday to close out 2021. The series runs Nov. 28 to Dec. 21 with 28 events and more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The $1,050 Main Event highlights the series with a $1 million guaranteed. The tournament offers players 10 starting flights throughout the festival.

“The World Poker Tour is excited to partner with 888poker again to give players around the globe the opportunity to take down a WPTDeepStacks title,” WPT Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael said in a news release.

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Highlights from the WPTDS at 888poker

Plenty of action awaits players with something for every player level and buy-ins ranging from $55 to $5,200. The $525 Opening Event kicks off the festival on Nov. 28 and comes with a $200,000 guarantee.

The $5,200 Super High Roller is set for Dec. 19 and features a $200,000 guarantee. Players will also find several progressive knockout (PKO) events.

Most events also feature mini versions, allowing players of lower bankrolls to get in on the WPTDS fun. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

888poker WPT DeepStacks Online Poker Series

DateEventBuy-inGuarantee
Nov. 28#1 - $200,000 Opening Event$525$200,000
Nov. 28#2 - $50,000 Mini Opening Event$55.00$50,000
Nov. 30#3 - $75,000 PKO$215$75,000
Nov. 30#4 - $30,000 Mini PKO$55$30,000
Dec. 2#5 - $75,000 Marathon$440$75,000
Dec. 2#6 - $40,000 Half Marathon$109$40,000
Dec. 4#7 - $75,000 6-Max$320$75,000
Dec. 4#8 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max$33$20,000
Dec. 5#9 - $200,000 PKO$525$200,000
Dec. 5#10 - $50,000 Mini PKO$55$50,000
Dec. 5#28 - $1,000,000 Main Event - Day 1$1,050$1,000,000
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
 

Satellites, freerolls, & streaming coverage

888poker and the WPT are bringing plenty of extras to the series. Satellites run throughout the series for all events with buy-ins starting at just $0.01.

Beginning Nov. 25, the site will also be running daily freerolls awardin seats Main Event satellites. The no-ticket-needed daily freerolls will award over $200,000 in satellite and sub-satellite tickets.

Fans from around the world can also tune in online to watch six final tables from the series. These events will stream live on Twitch:

  • $525 Opening Event – Nov. 29
  • $525 PKO – Dec. 21
  • $2,100 High Roller – Dec. 21
  • $888 Crazy 8 – Dec. 21
  • $5,200 Super High Roller – Dec. 21
  • WPTDeepStacks Main Event – Dec. 21

WPT executive tournament director Matt Savage and commentator Tony Dunst will be calling the action. 888poker’s David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall will also be commentating on some of the events.

Dominik Nitsche

Several Team 888poker ambassadors should be in the field including Dominik Nitsche, Sam Abernathy, Vivian Saliba, and Sofia Lovgren.

“This will be another fabulous festival for 888poker and WPT,” said Nitsche, who’s also a WPT champion. “The beauty of events like this is that they provide genuine opportunity for casual players to win big, starting from one-cent buy-ins, all from the comfort of their own home.

“With an increasing number of online poker players emerging over the last year, I’m looking forward to witnessing the exhilarating action and the next WPTDS champion emerge.”

Adding to the WPT-888poker partnership

This marks the second time this year that 888 has hosted a WPT event. The most recent WPTDS event drew 1,087 entries to create a $1.1 million prize pool.

Brazil’s “paulinhoo00” came out on top as champion, earning $233,705 and a WPTDS trophy. The DeepStacks action now returns to the site.

“We’re delighted to partner with WPT to launch another WPTDeepStacks series,” head of 888poker Amit Berkovich said.

“Responding to the ever-changing needs of our players, the festival provides the prestige and the feel of the live circuit, while on a phone or laptop, and gives a shot of poker glory to casual and professional players alike.”

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