The four-week online festival runs on the 888 client, from November 28 until December 21, with $3 million guaranteed across the course of the series.
This time around, however, the series will only run in the dot-com market, as opposed to the previous edition, when it took place concurrently in the Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian markets as well. Those jurisdictions will get their own 888 online tours at a later date.
Join in the Festival for Free
There are a range of satellites to the Main Event, with steps starting at a nominal 1c. Additional feeders are available, priced at $8.80 and $27.50.
There are also daily freerolls to qualify for the satellite events. In total 888 will provide over $200,000 of satellite tickets through these tournaments. Freerolls are already underway and continue throughout the festival.
888 will also be giving away WPT DeepStacks tickets across all of its social media, including entries to the $1,000,000 GTD Main Event. Look out for WPTDS Quizzes on the operator’s various channels.
Once again 888 will be live streaming some of the final tables on its 888pokerTV Twitch channel. The games will be broadcast with a delay, and players’ hole cards exposed. The following six events will all have final table streams. Broadcasts begin at 19:30 GMT.
- Event #1: $200,000 Opening Event – Monday Nov 29
- Event #9 – $200,000 PKO — Monday Dec 6
- Event #11 – $100,000 High Roller — Wednesday Dec 8
- Event #17 – $200,000 Crazy 8 [8max] — Monday Dec 13
- Event #25 – $200,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event — Monday Dec 20
- Event #28 – $1,000,000 Main Event — Tuesday Dec 21
The WPT DeepStacks is a high-stakes series with most tournaments having buy-ins of at least three figures, but there are a few aimed at smaller bankrolls.
Roughly a third of the contests are under $60. Most notable is event #26, the Mini Main Event, with a $55 buy-in and a guarantee of $75,000. At the other end of the scale sits the $200,000 GTD Super High Roller, with its entry fee of $5200.
DeepStacks Growing in Stature
This edition of the London Online Series is considerably more ambitious than April’s. The $3.3 million guaranteed is 50% up on the previous figure of $2.1 million.
This is in part due to the larger schedule—28 events as opposed to 16—but even accounting for that, this installment of the festival is significantly bigger, with the average buy-in up from $400 to $512.
WPT and 888 first teamed up back in 2017 when the online poker room hosted satellites for the DeepStacks tour. The two companies have worked together ever since. WPTDeepStacks London Online Series runs on 888poker from November 28 until December 21.