Germany's Thorsten Facius first live tournament cash came by win, according to The Hendon Mob, as he outlasted a field of 113 players to win the 888 Poker on Ice Live Austria Main Event for €13,000 ($15,014) at the Casino Austria Seefeld, located in the Austrian ski resort town of Seefeld.
The unique event featured a €440 buy-in and generated a €45,540 ($52,595) prize pool, eclipsing the €40,000 ($50,000) that was advertised to be guaranteed by online poker operator 888poker.
The 888 Poker on Ice Live Austria took place from Jan. 22 and Jan. 25 and was more about just poker. Players who won a package via a satellite on the online poker site were treated to high-adrenalin ski and snowboard activities, luxury spa treatments, access to its VIP launch party, and a free entry into the Main Event.
Several 888poker Ambassadors, including 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) November Niner, Bruno Politano, were on hand to enjoy the many activities over the long weekend and to meet and greet the poker players in attendance.
888 Poker on Ice Live Austria Main Event Results
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888Live Marbella Takes Place from April 8 to April 12
The next 888Live event takes place from April 8 to April 12 in sunny Marbella, Spain. 888poker is hosting many online qualifiers, giving many of its players a chance to enjoy the package listed below valued at $2,000.
- 4 nights (April 8-12) at the luxury H10 Plaza, including breakfast
- $500+$50 Tournament buy-in
- $500 travel expenses
- Entry to special bounty tournament
- Exclusive golf activities
- 888Live kit
- Special prizes during the $50,000 888Live Main Event & Bounty Freeroll
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Special thanks to 888poker and The Hendon Mob for data used in this article.