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888Live Festival Returns to London With Action Clocks

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  • The Main Event and High Roller tournament at the 888Live London Festival will feature an Action Clock.

Aspers Casino in London is the place to be from Oct. 5-16 when the 888Live Series returns to the English capital for 12 days of poker action with $800,000 of guaranteed prize pools.

A £120,000 guaranteed Opening Event, which costs £220 to enter, kicks the series off in style but it is the Main Event and High Roller tournament that have set tongues wagging in the poker community.

The Main Event is a £1,100 buy-in affair with a huge £400,000 guarantee, while the £50,000 guaranteed High Roller commands a £2,200 buy-in. One of the main reasons these tournaments have captured the imagination of poker players is the fact 888poker is using them to introduce its Action Clock.

Introducing the Action Clock

In line with 888poker’s strategy of “Taking Back the Game” for its players, the 888 Action Clock helps prevent players taking overly long with their decision-making by having a basketball-style shot clock running throughout both events.

Speaking about the action clock, Head of Poker at Aspers Casino John Scanlon said to the 888poker eMagazine, “I’ve always been a fan of the Action Clock, so when 888poker suggested adding it to the Main and the High Roller Events at the Festival I was fully on board. I’d like to assure everyone coming to play the event that adding the Action Clock is not about putting players under unnecessary pressure; it’s about keeping the game running smoothly and ultimately providing all players involved with a better structure and overall experience. We always put the player at the centre of everything we do at the 888poker Room at Aspers Casino, and we believe that players will really enjoy this addition to our ever-evolving customer offer.”

Schedule of Events

In addition to the Main Event and High Roller, this series sees live versions of 888poker’s most popular online tournaments take place.

DateTimeEventBuy-in
Mon 2 Oct3:00 p.m.Satellite to Opening Event 1£30
 7:00 p.m.Satellite to Opening Event 2£30
Tue 3 Oct3:00 p.m.Satellite to Opening Event 3£30
 7:00 p.m.Satellite to Opening Event 4£30
Wed 4 Oct3:00 p.m.Satellite to Opening Event 5£30
 7:00 p.m.Satellite to Opening Event 6£30
Thu 5 Oct3:00 p.m.Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1£30
 6:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Opening Event Day 1a£220
Fri 6 Oct3:00 p.m.Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1£30
 6:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Opening Event Day 1b£220
Sat 7 Oct12:00 p.m.Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1£30
 2:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Opening Event Day 1c£220
 6:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Opening Event Day 1d Turbo£220
Sun 8 Oct1:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Opening Event Final 
 6:00 p.m.The Hurricane£110
Mon 9 Oct2:00 p.m.Satellite to Main Event£50
 6:00 p.m.The Swordfish£60
 8:00 p.m.Satellite to Main Event£50
Tue 10 Oct2:00 p.m.Satellite to Main Event£50
 6:00 p.m.The Turbo Deepstack£80
 8:00 p.m.Satellite to Main Event£50
Wed 11 Oct2:00 p.m.Satellite to Main Event£50
 6:00 p.m.The Lightning 8-Max£60
 7:00 p.m.High Roller Day 1£2,200
 8:00 p.m.Satellite to Main Event£50
Thu 12 Oct3:00 p.m.Super Satellite to Main Event£100
 5:00 p.m.High Roller Final£2,200
 6:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1a£1,100
Fri 13 Oct3:00 p.m.Super Satellite to Main Event£100
 6:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1b£1,100
Sat 14 Oct1:00 p.m.Super Satellite to Main Event£100
 3:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1c£1,100
 8:00 p.m.Pot Limit Omaha£150
Sun 15 Oct2:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Main Event Day 2£1,100
 5:00 p.m.The Whale£110
 7:00 p.m.Ladies Event£55
Mon 16 Oct2:00 p.m.888Live London Festival Main Event Final 

When a £1,100 buy-in 888Live London took place last year, Ka Him Li outlasted 287 opponents to get his hands on £45,300 while the High Roller was won by Krzystzof Pregowski for £21,118. These players are likely to return to Aspers to defend their titles and will be joined by a roster of 888poker Ambassadors including Chris Moorman, Kara Scott, Dominik Nitsche and Sofia Lovgren.

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