888 Qualifiers Win a Million Dollars in WSOP Main Event

WSOP 2019

Seventeen players who qualified for the WSOP Main Event via online satellites at 888 Poker cashed for more than a million dollars between them.

Back in January, 888Poker announced its WSOP 2019 Road to Vegas promotion in which players could win packages to the World Series of Poker Main Event via a satellite route starting at just $0.01. Thousands of players took part in the promotion, and by the time the promotion finished in early June, eighty-five players had booked their seats to Las Vegas.

Unfortunately for sixty-eight qualifiers, their run of good fortune couldn´t last until the bubble burst in the Main Event. But, for the remaining seventeen, not only will they be leaving Las Vegas with happy memories of an excellent experience, but also with more than a million dollars in cash between them. One of them is already looking forward to repeating the experience again next year.

Manole Lasts Longest for $400,000 and a 2020 Package

The most successful of the qualifiers was Romanian player Mihai Manole. Manole is a regular at the WSOP – flying over every summer to play in the series since 2007, but only before once cashing in the Main Event. This year will be his most memorable visit yet as, after being chip leader at the end of Day 4, he finished in eighteenth place for a prize of $400,000.

Manole was one of the first 888 Poker players to win a package to the WSOP Main Event after qualifying via a $109 buy-in satellite in February at his second attempt. He´ll also be the first on the plane next year, as he won the “last longest” competition run among 888´s Main Event qualifiers, for which he received a package for the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Plenty More Live Event Satellites Running at 888Poker

888Poker is unlikely to launch its WSOP 2020 Road to Vegas promotion until next January, but while we are waiting to emulate Mihai Manole, there are plenty more live events you can qualify for at 888Poker. Currently the site is running satellites for two upcoming live poker events – the 888 LIVE Sochi Main Event from August 12th to 15th, and the WPT Deepstacks Event in Portugal from September 5th to 8th.

Both satellites routes award packages consisting of the tournament buy-in, three nights´ accommodation, a contribution towards travel expenses, and an 888 Poker LIVE kit. Like the Road to Vegas promotion, both satellites routes also start at a $0.01 buy-in level; although players can skip this step if they wish and get involved in these promotions closer to the final qualifying tournament.

Also Plenty of Value in 888´s Online Tournament Schedule

Inasmuch as 888Poker´s live event satellites can represent plenty of value for players who qualify for the target events and then go on to cash in them, there´s also plenty of value currently in 888Poker´s regular online tournament schedule Many tournaments are failing to reach their guaranteed prize pools during the quiet summer season – some by as much as 25 percent – offering value to players who cash in them.

Although the return of players from Las Vegas may make a small dent in the overlays, we expect this situation to continue until into September at least. Therefore, if you have an 888Poker account, to see what value is available. If you don´t have an 888Poker account, read our review of the site to see how you can take advantage of a no deposit bonus up to $88.00.