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888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event Starts March 2

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  • The 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event costs €888 to enter and has €288,000 guaranteed.

The 888poker LIVE Bucharest festival kicked off today, Feb. 28, with the first of nine value-packed tournaments. Despite costing only €230 to enter, the Opening Event guarantees at least €50,000 will be won.

Following the Opening Event is the eagerly anticipated Main Event. This amazing tournament costs €888 to buy into and players in the Main Event are vying for a slice of a €288,000 guaranteed prize pool. Several members of Team 888 will be playing in the Main Event, which gives you the chance to rub shoulders with some of poker’s elite.

The 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event could also see some of Romania’s biggest stars take to the tables and try to cash in on their home field advantage. Vlad Darie, Florian Duta, Mihai Niste and Alexandru Papazian are ranked first through fourth in Romania by the Global Poker Index and may turn up to the JW Marriot Hotel in time for the Main Event.

2018 888poker LIVE Bucharest Schedule

DateLocal timeTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
Wed 28 Feb5:00 p.m.Opening Event Day 1a€230€50,000
Thu 1 Mar5:00 p.m.Opening Event Day 1b€230€50,000
Fri 2 Mar2:00 p.m.Main Event Day 1a€888€288,000
 3:00 p.m.Opening Event Day 2 €50,000
 8:00 p.m.Bounty tournament€230 
Sat 3 Mar1:00 p.m.Main Event Day 1b€888€288,000
 3:00 p.m.Ladies Event€60 
 8:00 p.m.Super Progressive KO€230 
 11:00 p.m.Main Event Day 1c Turbo€888€288,000
Sun 4 Mar1:00 p.m.Main Event Day 2 €288,000
 6:00 p.m.Deepstack Day 1€330 
 8:00 p.m.High Roller Day 1€2,200 
Mon 5 Mar12:00 p.m.Deepstack Day 2  
 12:00 p.m.High Roller Day 2  
 12:00 p.m.Turbo Deepstack€220 
 12:15 p.m.Main Event Final Day €288,000
 2:00 p.m.Hyper Turbo€115 

In addition to the top prize money, the winner of the Main Event will also receive a WSOP Vegas Crazy 888s package valued at $2,700, while the champion of the Ladies Event gets her hands on an 888poker LIVE Barcelona package that is worth $1,880.

Gentlemen are permitted to play in the Ladies Event. They will, however, be hit in the pocket for doing so because the buy-in for males is €4,500 instead of the standard €60 paid by female poker players.

Players in the Main Event and High Roller tournament will play with a 30-second shot clock being introduced after a successful test at the 888poker LIVE London Kickoff. Each player in the Main Event and High Roller will have 30-seconds to act, although it is possible to use an extended time chip twice per day should they face a particularly tough decision.

Download 888poker via PokerNews and you will receive $88 worth of tournament tickets and cash just for creating an account; this is a free £20 to residents of the United Kingdom. Then when you come to make your first deposit, 888poker matches the amount 100 percent up to $888 in the form of a welcome bonus. All you need to do then is bring your A-game to the tables and see if you can bag yourself an 888poker LIVE Bucharest package.

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