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The First 888 LIVE Event of 2019 Starts Feb. 7

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888poker recently announced the schedule for its 2019 live poker tour and it is almost time for the opening event to shuffle up and deal.

PokerNews will be on the floor throughout the £120,000 guaranteed 888 LIVE London Kickoff event at Aspers Casino in Stratford, London providing video coverage from this exciting tournament.

Cards are in the air from 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the 888 LIVE London Kickoff 2019 tournament when Day 1A commences. Two more starting flights, each costing £440 to enter, take place at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 8, with Day 2 and Day 3 kicking off at 4:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 respectively.

888poker Live Kick Off 2019 Schedule

DateTime (GMT)Tournament
Thu 7 Feb6:00 p.m.888poker Live Kick Off 2019 Day 1A
Fri 8 Feb1:00 p.m.888poker Live Kick Off 2019 Day 1B
 6:00 p.m888poker Live Kick Off 2019 Day 1C
Sat 9 Feb4:00 p.m.888poker Live Kick Off 2019 Day 2
Sun 10 Feb1:00 p.m.888poker Live Kick Off 2019 Final Day

Although the tournament has a more affordable buy-in of £440, 888poker has slapped a £120,000 guarantee on the prize pool. If the 2018 edition has anything to go by, that guarantee should be blown out of the water.

A field of 547 players took to the Aspers tables in Feb. 2018 to create a £216,565 prize pool that was shared among the top 54 finishers. The tournament ended in a four-way chop that saw each of those players walk away with at least £23,280 for their effort.

Jonathan Bowers is the man credited with being the reigning champion; his first-place finish banked him £30,630.

888poker LIVE Kick Off 2018 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonathan Bowers£30,630*
2James Simms£28,460*
3Eric Le Goff£24,065*
4Ali Sakalloglu£23,280*
5Erimas Livonas£10,705
6Carlos Gonzalez£8,575
7Daniel Stanway£7,150
8Khaled Adimi£5,700
9Edmund Anderson£4,275

Win Your Way to the £120,000 Guaranteed 888 LIVE London Kickoff

Seventeen players, at time of writing, have won $1,200 packages to 888 LIVE London Kickoff online at 888poker and that number is set to grow as the satellites begin drawing to a close. These $1,200 packages award their winner one buy-in to the 888 LIVE London Kickoff event, $300 for travel expenses and $350 for three nights’ accommodation.

Satellites from only $0.10 are available online at 888poker and these eventually feed into the $109 buy-in 888 LIVE London Kickoff 2019 Qualifier where three $1,200 packages are guaranteed to be won.

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  • 888 LIVE London Kickoff is a £440 buy-in tournament with a £120,000 guarantee running from Feb. 7-10.

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