Day 1a of the Opening Event marked the official start of the 888Live London Festival at Aspers Casino heralding 12 days of non-stop poker action from October 5th to 16th.
A huge £650,000 in guaranteed prize pools will be offered over the course of the festival including the £2,200 buy-in High Roller with a £50,000 GTE, and the £1,100 buy-in Main Event with a £400,00 GTE.
Day 1a saw 181 entries comprising 144 unique and 37 re-entries which saw a large and eager crowd turn out for 13 levels of hotly contested poker.
You can see the full schedule of events here.
Look out for poker notables such as Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman, Niall Farrell, Ludovic Geilich and James Dempsey likely to make an appearance, while actress and poker player Tiffany Michelle is set to play both the Main Event and the Ladies event,
Action continues tomorrow with another £30 satellite starting at 3 p.m. with Day 1b kicking off at 6 p.m.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand once again to keep you up to date with all the festival news.