Get Ready for the 2022 888poker LIVE London Festival

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888poker are kicking 2022 off with a massive bang as the 888poker LIVE London Festival returns to the Grosvenor Victoria Casino for 12 days of non-stop poker action. The return of the series marks the company’s first live event since the 2020 888poker LIVE Festival Madrid and first 888poker event taking place in London since 2019.

The festival runs from January 6-17 and is hosted by one of the most prestigious casino’s in the city, commonly referred to as The Vic.

The series has a variety of events with varying buy-ins so that those beginning their poker journey can get involved. Some big prizepools are sure to be generated and players can rejoice in the fact that all tournaments will feature the 888poker Shot Clock as well as Big Blind Antes.

In total, there are nine separate tournaments with the showstoppers being;

  • 888poker LIVE London Festival – £444 Opening Event
  • 888poker LIVE London Festival £888 Main Event
  • £2,200 High Roller

Along with this trio of events, the schedule includes a £50 buy-in Ladies Event and a £200 buy-in Omaha PLO tournament. Further to this, those familiar with 888poker online tournaments will recognise events such as the The Voyage, The Turbo Deepstack, The Big Shot and The Dash Rumble.

A full schedule of the festival is available at the bottom of the article.

Qualify for 888poker LIVE London Festival Online

888poker Main Event satellite

As well as having a plethora of live satellite events at the 888poker LIVE London Festival, there are plenty of opportunities to get your seat at the Main Event as well as other events on 888poker’s online platform.

Players can enter step satellites that begin from just one cent and work their way up to the top or they can fast track themselves by entering a $55 qualifier for the £444 buy-in Opening Event. Players can also take advantage of the $109 qualifiers for the £888 buy-in Main Event. Online qualifiers are currently running and you can find them in the 888poker client.

All step satellites, satellites and qualifiers are open to UK players only.

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888poker LIVE London Festival – Opening Event

Christopher Kyriacou
2017 888poker LIVE London Festival winner Christopher Kyriacou

The first tournament on schedule is the 888poker LIVE London Festival – Opening Event and comes with a £444 buy-in, an increase from previous years. There are four starting flights running from January 6-8, with Day 1D operating under a turbo format, before the final day gets underway on January 9.

As well as the above online satellites, there are two turbo satellites to the Opening Event taking place at The Vic which will cost £50 to enter.

888poker LIVE London Festival – Opening Event Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Thursday, January 6 6 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1A
Friday, January 7 6 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1B
Saturday, January 8 1 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1C
Saturday, January 8 5 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1D Turbo
Sunday, January 9 1 p.m. 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Final

888poker LIVE London Festival – Opening Event Satellite Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Friday, January 7 3 p.m. £50 Turbo Satellite to Opening Event
Saturday, January 8 1 p.m. £50 Turbo Satellite to Opening Event

888poker LIVE London Festival – Opening Event Previous Winners

Year Buy-In Entries Winner Country Winner’s Prize (GBP) Prizepool (GBP)
2018 £220 533 Arvydas Budvitis Lithuania £17,000* £165,670
2017 £220 771 Christopher Kyriacou United Kingdom £20,000* £142,758
2016 £220 700 Svetlin Ivanov France £16,440* £138,600

*Indicates payout deal

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888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event

Adrian Constantin Wins 2019 888poker LIVE London Main Event
Adrian Constantin Wins 2019 888poker LIVE London Main Event

While the Opening Event comes with a slightly higher buy-in, the entry fee for the 888Live London Festival Main Event has been reduced from £1,100 to £888. There are five Day 1’s with Day 1E being a turbo event and these run from January 13-15.

Day 2 will commence on January 16 at 2 p.m. GMT before the final day which starts at the same time on the following day.

There are several chances to get into the Main Event on the cheap with ten live satellites scheduled during the series.

888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event structure:

  • Starting Stack: 30,000
  • Day 1 Level Time: 40 minutes
  • Day 1E Turbo – 15 minutes
  • Day 2 (& Onward) Level Times: 40 minutes (30 minutes once 5 handed on the final table)
  • Re-Entry: Unlimited
  • Registration is open until the draw is displayed for Day 2.
  • 888poker Shot Clock and time bank cards will be in use for this event

888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Thursday, January 13 6 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1A
Friday, January 14 1 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1B
Friday, January 14 6 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1C
Saturday, January 15 1 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1D
Saturday, January 15 7 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1E Turbo
Sunday, January 16 2 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 2
Monday, January 17 2 p.m. 888Live London Festival Main Event Final Day

888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event Satellite Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Sunday, January 9 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Monday, January 10 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Tuesday, January 11 2 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Wednesday, January 12 8 p.m. £110 Super Satellite to Main Event Cash Out Satellite
Thursday, January 13 2 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Thursday, January 13 8 p.m. £110 Super Satellite to Main Event Cash Out Satellite
Friday, January 14 1 p.m. £110 Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event
Saturday, January 15 1 p.m. £110 Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event

888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event Previous Winners

Year Buy-In Entries Winner Country Winner’s Prize (GBP) Prizepool (GBP)
2019 £1,100 518 Adrian Constantin Romania £100,000 £512,820
2018 £1,100 656 James Williams United Kingdom £121,000 £649,440
2017 £1,100 427 Tom Hall United Kingdom £78,888* £427,730
2016 £880 288 Ka Him Li United Kingdom £45,300 £228,096

*Indicates payout deal

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888poker LIVE London Festival High Roller

Chris Moorman
2019 888poker LIVE London Festival High Roller Champion Chris Moorman

The biggest buy-in of the 888poker LIVE London Festival is the £2,200 buy-in High Roller and occurs towards the tail end of the series. Again, there are opportunities to get your seat for the event for a fraction of the price as there are two £240 satellite tournaments for the high stakes event.

There have been some esteemed winners in previous years with WSOP bracelet holder Chris Moorman and WPT Main Event Winner Matas Cimbolas taking the crown on the last two occasions.

888poker LIVE London Festival High Roller Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Wednesday, January 12 6 p.m. £2,200 High Roller Day 1
Thursday, January 13 5 p.m. £2,200 High Roller Final Day

888poker LIVE London Festival High Roller Satellite Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Tuesday, January 11 8 p.m. £240 Satellite to High Roller
Wednesday, January 12 2 p.m. £240 Satellite to High Roller

888poker LIVE London Festival High Roller Previous Winners

Year Buy-In Entries Winner Country Winner’s Prize (GBP) Prizepool (GBP)
2019 £2,200 39 Chris Moorman United Kingdom £27,000 £77,200
2018 £2,200 74 Matas Cimbolas Lithuania £42,505 £146,520
2017 £2,200 69 Jamie Lunt United Kingdom £34,985* £136,626
2016 £2,000 37 Eric Le Goff France £30,000 £84,600

888poker LIVE London Festival Full Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Buy-in Event
Thursday, January 6 3 p.m. £50 Turbo Satellite to Opening Event
Thursday, January 6 6 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1A
Friday, January 7 3 p.m. £50 Turbo Satellite to Opening Event
Friday, January 7 6 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1B
Saturday, January 8 1 p.m. £50 Turbo Satellite to Opening Event
Saturday, January 8 1 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1C
Saturday, January 8 5 p.m. £444 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Day 1D Turbo
Sunday, January 9 1 p.m. 888Live London Festival – Opening Event Final
Sunday, January 9 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Sunday, January 9 6 p.m. £150 The Voyage
Monday, January 10 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Monday, January 10 6 p.m. £100 The Turbo Deepstack
Tuesday, January 11 2 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Tuesday, January 11 6 p.m. £200 The Big Shot
Tuesday, January 11 8 p.m. £240 Satellite to High Roller
Wednesday, January 12 2 p.m. £240 Satellite to High Roller
Wednesday, January 12 6 p.m. £2,200 High Roller Day 1
Wednesday, January 12 8 p.m. £110 Super Satellite to Main Event Cash Out Satellite
Thursday, January 13 2 p.m. £110 Satellite to Main Event
Thursday, January 13 5 p.m. £2,200 High Roller Final Day
Thursday, January 13 6 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1A
Thursday, January 13 8 p.m. £110 Super Satellite to Main Event Cash Out Satellite
Friday, January 14 1 p.m. £110 Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event
Friday, January 14 1 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1B
Friday, January 14 6 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1C
Saturday, January 15 1 p.m. £110 Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event
Saturday, January 15 1 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1D
Saturday, January 15 7 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 1E Turbo
Saturday, January 15 8 p.m. £200 Omaha PLO
Sunday, January 16 2 p.m. £888 888Live London Festival Main Event Day 2
Sunday, January 16 5 p.m. £150 The Dash Rumble
Sunday, January 16 8 p.m. £50 Ladies Event
Monday, January 17 2 p.m. 888Live London Festival Main Event Final Day

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