888poker Celebrates Fifth Mega Deep Anniversary With a $500K Event
One of the most popular tournaments on 888poker’s busy Sunday schedule is the $215 Mega Deep. Traditionally, the Mega Deep has a guaranteed prize pool ranging between $100,000 and $150,000, but on Nov. 27, there is going to be much more money on the table.
The Mega Deep launched Jan. 1, 2012 and has maintained its strength in the near five years that 888poker has hosted it, growing into a must-play event for some of the most talented online poker players in the world.
When the Mega Deep ran on Nov. 13, a total of 660 players exchanged $215 for the chance to become the tournament’s champion, creating a $132,000 prize pool that surpassed the guarantee by some $12,000. “que_te_crio” emerged victorious that day, banking a cool $24,750. Whoever wins the Fifth Anniversary Mega Deep on Nov. 27 will be walking away with a much more substantial cash haul.
Those entering the anniversary special of the Mega Deep receive 10,000 chips for their $215 buy-in, get to play to 20-minute blinds and have the option to make one re-entry, which gives them a second chance at the $500,000.
Satellites are already running online at 888poker and start with buy-ins from only $0.01, giving everyone the chance to get involved in the celebrations regardless of their bankroll or skill levels.
One player who is guaranteed to play in the $500,000 guaranteed Mega Deep is 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman, a true legend of the game.
“With the amazing structure allowing for great flexibility of play, the Mega Deep has always been one of my favourite tournaments of the week," Moorman told 888poker's online magazine. "Upping the prize pool to half a million dollars makes this a must-play for any aspiring or professional poker player.”
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