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The 2016 Olympics are in full swing in Brazil, but a little closer to home, on your laptop, computer, or mobile device, the 888poker Summer ChampionChips are about to kick off, bringing with them $150,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

Running from August 14 through to August 21, the Summer ChampionChips are a series of 18 tournaments across a number of different formats, and with buy-ins starting as low as $1 and increasing to the $55 High Roller.

On the first day of the online festival, there are three events to compete in, then two more every day until August 21 when a trio of tournaments are there for the taking, including the $50,000 Marathon Main Event, which only costs $30 to enter.

888poker Summer ChampionChips Schedule

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Sunday 14 August4:30pmEvent 1: $5,000 opening Ceremony (6-Max)$5
 6:00pmEvent 2: $25,000 Half Marathon$12
 7:30pmEvent 3: $1,500 Race Track (Turbo)$1
Monday 15 August6:00pmEvent 4: $10,000 Long Jump$12
 7:30pmEvent 5: $1,500 Sync Swimming (Omaha)$5
Tuesday 16 August6:00pmEvent 6: $30,000 Weigh Lifting (High Roller)$55
 7:30pmEvent 7: $1,000 Wrestling (4-Max)$1
Wednesday 17 August6:00pmEvent 8: $3,000 Boxing (Knockout)$12
 7:30pmEvent 9: $3,000 Hurdles (Extended R&A)$1
Thursday 18 August6:00pmEvent 10: $3,000 Rugby (Quarterback)$5
 7:30pmEvent 11: $2,000 Pole Vault$3
Friday 19 August6:00pmEvent 12: $2,000 Triple Jump (1R1A)$3
 7:30pmEvent 13: $2,000 Judo Tournament (SNAP)$3
Saturday 20 August6:00pmEvent 14: $10,000 Long Distance Race$12
 7:30pmEvent 15: $2,000 Trampoline (R&A)$1
Sunday 21 August6:00pmEvent 16: $50,000 Marathon (Main Event)$30
 7:30pmEvent 17: $2,000 Freestyle Swimming (Turbo)$3
 9:00pmEvent 18: $2,000 Sprint (Super Turbo)$5

Qualify For Events For Free on 888poker

Running around the clock until August 13 are free Summer ChampionChips Qualifier Tourneys that are restricted to 2,000 entrants, and award 50 seats to its designated tournament. Registration for these special freerolls open 30-minutes before the qualifier tournament begins, so you have to act fast because they do fill quicker than Usain Bolt sprints in the 100m.

If you can’t get into one of the free tournaments, Step Tourneys are available at 888poker from as little as $0.01. All of the Summer ChampionChips Step Satellites eventually lead to one of the finals tournaments, meaning you could be playing in the $50,000 Main Event, for example, for a single cent; imagine your ROI if you took that one down!

Win up to $1,000 in the Summer ChampionChips Hall of Fame

Playing in the Summer ChampionChips events earns you Hall of Fame leaderboard points. The number of points you earn is determined by the buy-in, the number of entrants, and your finishing position. The top 200 players on the leaderboard come the end of the series win prizes ranging from a $1 tournament ticket up to $1,000 cash.

101-200$1 tournament ticket

With the Summer ChampionChips tournaments buy-ins being at the more affordable end of the scale, they are perfect for using the free $20 on that PokerNews readers are entitled to when they create a new account and make a $20 or more deposit using the bonus code POKERNEWS20. Click this link to read more about the exclusive free $20 offer, then head to 888poker and prepare to be crowned a Summer ChampionChips champion.

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