888Poker is introducing a Saturday afternoon high-roller “Octopus” event to complement its existing selection of valuable weekend tournaments.
As a general rule, 888Poker offers an excellent poker product that appeals to practically every level of online poker player. The site offers new poker players free poker money to get familiar with real money online poker before having to invest any of their own funds, and experienced players can take advantage of a superb Rewards Program to enhance the profitability of their 888Poker experience.
888Poker has a daily “High Roller Series” which offers nine climatically-themed tournaments with combined guaranteed prize pools of $56,000, and a $178,000 guaranteed “Mega Deep Series” at the weekends, plus the $100,000 guaranteed Sunday Challenge. The site also hosts a $200,000 guaranteed “Whale” event once-a-month, and is now intending to improve its Saturday profile with a new “Octopus” event.
Eight-Handed Octopus – Get It?
The Octopus is 888Poker´s first eight-handed tournament, and it will become a regular Saturday feature from 5th September. The $215.00 buy-in tournament gets underway at 3:00pm (GMT) and will be 888Poker´s most valuable Saturday tournament – with the guarantee starting at an impressive $25,000 (“impressive” for an event that starts at 3:00pm in the afternoon!).
Players will be given a starting stack of 10,000 chips at the beginning of the game and there are no re-buys available. The gently increasing blinds structure has 25-minute levels and late registration is open for four hours – allowing players who want to keep their Saturday sports action separate from their Saturday poker action to join the game once the Saturday afternoon soccer program has finished.
Win a Seat at the WSOPE Berlin with 888Poker
888Poker is one of the official sponsors of the World Series of Poker Europe that takes place at the Spielbank Casino in Berlin from 8th October to 24th October. There will be ten WSOP bracelets up for grabs, with the €10,450 buy-in Main Event being the highlight of the series. As with this year´s summer WSOP series in Las Vegas, 888Poker is offering players to win a seat at the WSOPE Main Event in Berlin from just $0.01 (*).
888Poker is running a special qualifying steps program with six levels of buy-in that culminates every Sunday (until 4th October) with a tournament guaranteeing at least one seat in the WSOPE Main Event. Players can enter the steps program at any level, and the winner of every qualifier gets a tournament ticket for the next step up the qualifying process:
- Step 1 – Buy-in $0.01 – Runs every 30 minutes
- Step 2 – Buy-in $0.10 – Runs every 60 minutes
- Step 3 – Buy-in $1.00 – Also runs every 60 minutes
- Step 4 – Buy-in $5.00 – Runs every 2 hours
- Step 5 – Buy-in $30.00 – Also runs every 2 hours
- Step 6 – Buy-in $160.00 – Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
- Final – Buy-in $1,050 – Runs every Sunday at 7:09pm GMT and guarantees a seat in the WSOPE Main Event.
(*) In the summer WSOP series, 888Poker player Tommy Yates won his seat in the Main Event after starting his qualifying path at the $0.01 level. He eventually finished in 486th place for a cash of $19,500.
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