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  • 888Live Festival guarantees more than €700,000 to be won in Barcelona.

888poker heads to Barcelona May 11-22 for the latest installment of its popular and value-packed 888Live Festival series.

888Live Festival Barcelona, held at the Gran Casino, sees more than a dozen poker tournaments with combined guarantees above €700,000. Some of the highlights of the schedule include a €100,000 guaranteed Opening Event costing a mere €220, a €2,200 buy-in High Roller event and the €500,000 guaranteed Main Event which commands a €1,100 buy-in.

As you would expect for such a prestigious tournament, the Main Event, High Roller and possibly some of the higher buy-in side events, are attracting the attention of some of poker’s elite.

Several members of Team 888 have confirmed they are heading to Barcelona for the festival, including Bruno Politano, three-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche, Bruno Kawauti, Kara Scott, Nicolau Villa-Lobos, Sofia Lovgren and Natalie Hof.

Joining this star-studded roster are the trash talking Will Kassouf, high-stakes cash game guru Patrik Antonius and the man known as “The Grinder,” Michael Mizrachi.

Action Away from the Festival

There is enough poker action at the 888Live Festival Barcelona to keep any poker player busy, but if anyone fancies some off-the-felt activities, there are two major sporting events in Barcelona during 888poker’s visit.

On May 14, the legendary FC Barcelona soccer team hosts Las Palmas at the 99,357 capacity Camp Nou. The match is both teams’ penultimate game of the season and Barcelona’s final home tie of the current campaign.

Las Palmas has one of the worse defences in La Liga while Barcelona boasts of the best attack so there should be plenty of goals in this encounter.

Motorsport fans will be pleased to learn that the Spanish F1 Grand Prix is at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona between May 12-24. The track is only a 30-minute car ride from the centre of Barcelona and the crowd usually goes wild when Fernando Alonso, a Spaniard, takes to the track in his Team McLaren car.

888Live Festival Barcelona Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-inChipsRe-entryLevelInfo
May 114 p.m.Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1A€505,000Unlimited15Late registration six levels, 10 seats
May 116 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1A€22030,0002x re-entry30Late registration 11 levels, €100,000
May 124 p.m.Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1B€505,000Unlimited15Late registration six levels, 10 seats
May 126 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1B€22030,0002x reentry30Late registration 11 levels, €100,000
May 128 p.m.The Thunder€8815,0002x re-entry25€10,000
May 1312 p.m.Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1C€505,000Unlimited15Late registration six levels, 10 seats
May 132 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1C€22030,0002x re-entry30Late registration 11 levels, €100,000
May 136 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1D TURBO€22030,0002x re-entry15Late registration 11 levels
May 138 p.m.The Breeze€11015,0002x re-entry25€20,000
May 141 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event FINAL    40
May 142 p.m.High Noon Turbo€5010,000yes15Late registration six levels
May 1418:00The Hurricane€11015,0002x re-entry20 
May 1520:00The Swordfish€5515,000yes25€5,555
May 1620:00The Turbo Deepstack€7710,0002x re-entry20 
May 176 p.m.The Lightning 8-Max€6620,000yes20 
May 177 p.m.Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1A€1108,000Unlimited20Late registration seven levels, 10 seats
May 178 p.m.High Roller Day 1€2,200100,000Unlimited45Late registration Day 2/eight levels, €50,000
May 185 p.m.High Roller Final Day€2,200100,000 45Late registration until first hand, €50,000
May 186 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 1A€1,10030,000yes4512 levels/late registration Day 2, €500,000
May 193 p.m.Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B€11010,000yes15Late registration eight levels, five seats
May 196 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 1B€1,10030,000yes4512 levels/late registration Day 2, €500,000
May 199 p.m.The Mega Knockout [€50 Bounty]€16525,0002x re-entry25Late registration eight levels
May 2012 p.m.Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1C€1105,000yes20Late registration six levels, three seats
May 203 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 1C€1,10030,000yes4512 levels/late registration Day 2, €500,000
May 208 p.m.Omaha Pot Limit€15050,0002x re-entry25Late registration eight levels
May 212 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 2€1,10030,000yes60Late registration until first hand
May 214 p.m.The Whale€33320,0002x re-entry30Late registration 10 levels
May 217 p.m.Ladies Event€220 Unlimited25Late registration eight levels
May 222 p.m.888Live Barcelona Festival ME FINAL Day    60

Stay tuned to PokerNews during the 888Live Festival Barcelona because our team of roving reporters will be hovering around the tournament area and relaying what is going on in some of the bigger events, including the Main Event.

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