Last Chance to Qualify for 888Live London Main Event Oct. 5!

The 888Live festival is set to return to its home casino at the Aspers Casino in East London and you have just one chance left to qualify for the main event.

The festival will run until Oct. 5-16 with 10 events of different games and buy-ins so it’ll be well worth going even for the side events.

Past 888 London festivals have seen continuous growth and a range of superstar poker players have made appearances.

Among them have been Antonio Esfandiari, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Will Kassouf and, of course, the 888poker ambassadors Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman and Sofia Lövgren.

The winner of the last 888Live London main event – Kim Ha Li – will also be back to defend his title.

Final Satellite October 5

The Aspers Casino is situated in the huge Westfield Mall in Stratford, East London. It’s 888’s home casino where they have their own branded poker room.

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Kassouf among the local celebs.

The Opening Event with £120,000 guaranteed starts on Oct. 5, which is also the day of the last online satellite for the Main Event.

The last online satellite on 888poker runs on Oct. 5 at 8 PM CET. It’s a $109 Holdem tournament and there will be at least one seat to be won for the main event at the Aspers.

There’s also still a feeder tournament that gives you the chance to play the satellite for just $12. Check it out in the 888poker lobby.

You can find all the remaining satellites and a list of the players who have already qualified under the tabs All games > Tournaments > Live Events, or simply type “London” into the search box.

Shot Clock Introduced

Select tournaments of the 888Live festival this time around – including the Main Event – will have a shot clock in place.

This will be a digital clock run by the dealer and everybody at the table will be able to see the countdown running.

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Ka Him Li

The idea here is not to put more pressure on the players but to prevent stalling.

As there are obviously spots in a tournament where you have to make a big decision, you’ll get a number of extensions that’ll give you more time to think.

The Main Event is an £1,100 NLHE freeze-out with 30,000 chips to start and 60-min levels. There will be three starting days for you to choose from beginning on Thursday October 12.

Day 2 will be on Sunday Oct. 15 and the final table will take place on Monday. There’s a £400,000 guaranteed prize pool and re-entries are allowed.

Side events include a Ladies event, an Omaha event and a High Roller. See below for the complete list.





Opening Event



The Hurricane



High Roller



Ladies Event



888Love Main Event



The Swordfish



The Whale



Turbo Deepstack



Pot Limit Omaha



The Lightning


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