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Barcelona has always been one of the hottest spots in European poker and there’s no sign of that changing any time soon.
There’s a reason why it was a stop on the fabled European Poker Tour every year of its existence and set attendance records for six years running.
No surprise then that the soon-to-arrive 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona will be just that — big.
And that the complete line-up of 888poker ambassadors – and more big-time poker celebrities – all want to be part of it.
12 Days, 13 Events
This is not what you get if you watch Harrison Ford’s worst film twice; it’s the shortest description of what’s in store for you at the 888poker Make it Big festival in Catalonia.
Running from May 11-22 you’ll find events across all bankroll levels capped by an €1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em main event.
It has three starting days, 30,000 chips to start, 45-minute level times on Day 1 and 60-minute levels on Day 2 and 3.
Last, but not least – it has a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
There will also be a €2,200 High Roller Event, a Whale, a Mega Knockout, a Ladies Event and a €100k guaranteed Opening Event.
Check the full schedule of events for 888Live Barcelona here; if you tire of the poker there’s no shortage of activities to keep your attention, either.
If you think 888poker’s expanding pro team might be excited to get their time in on Barcelona’s beaches, you’d be right.
Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman, Sofia Lövgren, Kara Scott, Nicolau Villa-Lobos and the Brunos – Foster and Kawauti – will all be in attendance.
Newly signed Natalie Hof and Brazilian football legend Denilson will also play in Barcelona. It will be the Brazilian national’s first appearance on European poker soil.
After another memorable performance at the last 888poker festival in Rozvadov, Will Kassouf will come back for more in Barcelona.
But that’s not all. Michael Mizrachi, a finalist in the High Roller at the 888poker festival in London, will attend as will Cate Hall and WPT Montreal winner Ema Zajmovic.
Finnish poker icon Patrik Antonius, who returned to tournament poker at the PSC Monte Carlo this week, will keep his momentum going and move on to Barcelona as well.
The Finnish pro was a legend of online high stakes poker – where he is one of the biggest winners of all time – and also starred in the legendary US poker shows High Stakes Poker and Poker after Dark.
Tuchman and Sylvia Commentate on Live Stream
As has become mandatory with any up-and-coming poker festival series there will also be a live stream and you need some accomplished professionals to give it some polish.
Live stream vet David Tuchman will lead the commentary in the booth for Barcelona and he’ll be accompanied by another legit November Niner in Jesse Sylvia.
Sylvia finished runner-up to Greg Merson at the 2012 WSOP Main Event and just final-tabled the WPT Tournament of Champions at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino last month.
Tune in to our poker live stream page to catch the action starting on Day 1 of the Main Event and watch the 888 news section on PokerListings for feature stories and reports from Barcelona you won’t find anywhere else.