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.
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
|May 11||4 p.m.||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1A||€50||5,000||Unlimited||15||Late registration six levels, 10 seats|
|May 11||6 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1A||€220||30,000||2x re-entry||30||Late registration 11 levels, €100,000|
|May 12||4 p.m.||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1B||€50||5,000||Unlimited||15||Late registration six levels, 10 seats|
|May 12||6 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1B||€220||30,000||2x reentry||30||Late registration 11 levels, €100,000|
|May 12||8 p.m.||The Thunder||€88||15,000||2x re-entry||25||€10,000|
|May 13||12 p.m.||Turbo Satellite to Opening Event 1C||€50||5,000||Unlimited||15||Late registration six levels, 10 seats|
|May 13||2 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1C||€220||30,000||2x re-entry||30||Late registration 11 levels, €100,000|
|May 13||6 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event Day 1D TURBO||€220||30,000||2x re-entry||15||Late registration 11 levels|
|May 13||8 p.m.||The Breeze||€110||15,000||2x re-entry||25||€20,000|
|May 14||1 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival - Opening Event FINAL||40|
|May 14||2 p.m.||High Noon Turbo||€50||10,000||yes||15||Late registration six levels|
|May 14||18:00||The Hurricane||€110||15,000||2x re-entry||20|
|May 15||20:00||The Swordfish||€55||15,000||yes||25||€5,555|
|May 16||20:00||The Turbo Deepstack||€77||10,000||2x re-entry||20|
|May 17||6 p.m.||The Lightning 8-Max||€66||20,000||yes||20|
|May 17||7 p.m.||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1A||€110||8,000||Unlimited||20||Late registration seven levels, 10 seats|
|May 17||8 p.m.||High Roller Day 1||€2,200||100,000||Unlimited||45||Late registration Day 2/eight levels, €50,000|
|May 18||5 p.m.||High Roller Final Day||€2,200||100,000||45||Late registration until first hand, €50,000|
|May 18||6 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 1A||€1,100||30,000||yes||45||12 levels/late registration Day 2, €500,000|
|May 19||3 p.m.||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B||€110||10,000||yes||15||Late registration eight levels, five seats|
|May 19||6 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 1B||€1,100||30,000||yes||45||12 levels/late registration Day 2, €500,000|
|May 19||9 p.m.||The Mega Knockout [€50 Bounty]||€165||25,000||2x re-entry||25||Late registration eight levels|
|May 20||12 p.m.||Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1C||€110||5,000||yes||20||Late registration six levels, three seats|
|May 20||3 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 1C||€1,100||30,000||yes||45||12 levels/late registration Day 2, €500,000|
|May 20||8 p.m.||Omaha Pot Limit||€150||50,000||2x re-entry||25||Late registration eight levels|
|May 21||2 p.m.||888Live Barcelona Festival ME Day 2||€1,100||30,000||yes||60||Late registration until first hand|
|May 21||4 p.m.||The Whale||€333||20,000||2x re-entry||30||Late registration 10 levels|
|May 21||7 p.m.||Ladies Event||€220||Unlimited||25||Late registration eight levels|
|May 22||2 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.