888poker is about to celebrate the end of a very successful season of their 888Live tournament series. This year's last event will take place at the Olympic Casino in Tallinn, Estonia from September 2-6.
The 888Live Tallinn will bring to Estonia the same winning formula that 888poker has used for their other live events, consisting of a low buy-in international poker tournament and plenty of side events to keep people busy and entertained on and off the felt.
While the 888Live $50,000 GTD. $550 buy-in Main Event is sure to attract a great number of players from the Baltics, Russia, and the Scandinavian countries right across the Gulf of Tallinn, the last event of this year's 888Live season will give everyone the opportunity to explore the city and discover one of Europe's lesser known gems.
Speaking to PokerNews, a representative from 888poker explained that once in Tallinn players will get a chance to sample the culture and food that the city has to offer. Tallinn has been the capital of Estonia since 1991, and while there players will have the opportunity to visit the city's Old Town, which has been certified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1997.
Players at the event will also have the chance to discover some national delicacies in a dinner at the theme-restaurant Peppersack; to explore the local drinking culture at the Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture; enjoy a breath-taking view from Luscher & Matiesen's secret wine terrace and cellar; and to party until the early hours in one of 888poker's famous events.
The Recipe For Success: Bring Poker And Fun Together
From Venice to Cyprus, Austria to Marbella, the 888Live series is fast becoming one of the most enjoyable stops on the European low buy-in poker scene with its balance of fun, culture, and poker.
According to 888Live Events Operation Manager Mouhcine Jalili, the success of the events is fairly simple.
"We don't just go somewhere to play poker," said Jalili. "We organize four-day events with two days of poker and two days of something totally different."
"We want people to have a great time," Jalili told PokerNews, "and I am not talking only about those who play - but also about those who come in with the players. Some people come to our events because they want to have a nice time with their friends or their partner, and it's our duty to make sure that they leave happy and with the feeling that they found what they were looking for."
The event will be the second 888-branded tournament to take place in Tallinn during 2015. Back in June, the poker room took their Live Local Series to Estonia and succeeded to bring over 160 players to play in the €220 Main Event.
Although the vast majority of the field was composed by local Estonian players, it was Denmark's Jan Svendsen who came out on top to capture the $7,841 first-place prize.