888poker returned to the live festival circuit with a bang in 2022 after more than a year’s hiatus, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a couple of stops in London and another in Barcelona already under its belt in 2022, the operator is heading to Romania for its next stop.
After more than a year away from the live tournament circuit, operators are returning to the live poker scene in full force in 2022, and 888poker is no exception. With multiple stops in London, and another in Barcelona already completed, the next stop for the 888poker festival train is in Bucharest, Romania.
Kicking off on June 20 with a €230 Opening Event, the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival runs for seven days until June 26 and concludes with Event #12: Deepstack Day as well as the final day for the €888 Main Event. The Main Event runs three starting days beginning on June 22 with Day 1a, Day 2 on June 24, and Day 3 on June 25.
There are 13 events in total across the week-long live poker extravaganza. Players can get into events for as little as €115 (open events), and the largest buy-in comes in the €1,400 High Roller event starting June 24.
888poker Heads to Buchrest
With settlement history dating back to antiquity, Bucharest has been a prominent city in Eastern Europe since the 15th century when it became the home base of Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad III the Impaler, and, later, the seat of power for the Wallachian court. That rich history provides an exciting and interesting backdrop for traveling players attending the latest 888poker LIVE stop.
While there will be plenty of on-felt action to keep players entertained through the week-long series, Bucharest also offers a lot for players to do in their downtime. Among the must-see attractions is the Palace of Parliament, billed as the heaviest building in the world, weighing in at 4.10 million tons, and the Arcul de Triumf, modeled after the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Plenty of Poker
While Bucharest offers exciting possibilities off the felt, players will be there for the poker action inside the luxurious 4-Star Marriott Sheraton Bucharest Hotel. There will be plenty of action over the week to keep them busy.
With 13 events planned over the seven days, players may not even get the chance to take a day off to explore the sites. Numerous satellites and side events are running each day, so even for players who bust from the big event on a given day, there will likely still be some exciting poker action.
Among the side event highlights is the Ladies’ Event on June 23. At €45, it is the cheapest game on the schedule and should provide an excellent forum for new female players who are cautious about the culture and the cost of live poker.
For open side events, the €230 multi-day Opening Event looks to be a great kickoff for the festival, while June 23 also features a PLO game for €230. Live satellites for the Main Event and High Roller games kick off on June 20, so there will be many chances for players to play their way into the more prominent events once they arrive in Bucharest.
Win Tickets Before You Go
While there will be live satellites to play once players arrive in Bucharest, 888poker offers players the chance to play their way into the games before they even get to Romania. Satellite games online start at just 1c, and players can win seats to the Opening Event or a $1,900 Main Event package for cheap.
The 1c satellites play into two big qualifier games for each event. There is a $22 Qualifier for tickets to the Opening Event, while the main qualifier for the Main Event package costs $215, and players can buy directly into those games to avoid the satellite steps.
The Main Event package gives players $1,900 in value, including entry into the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival Main Event. The complete package details are:
- $1,000 buy-in to the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival Main Event
- $500 for four nights’ accommodation at Sheraton Bucharest Hotel June 22-26
- $400 for travel expenses
- 888LIVE Poker Kit
Satellites are now running online at 888poker, and there is still plenty of time for players to get into the big games before the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival kicks off next week on June 20.
Full Schedule for 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival
888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival Schedule 2022
|June 20 at 5.00 pm||€230||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Opening Event 1A (Event #1)||Re-entries|
|June 20 at 9.00 pm||€115||Satellite to Main Event for Day 1A (Event #2)||Re-entries|
|June 21 at 5.00 pm||€230||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Opening Event 1B (Event #1)||Re-entries|
|June 21 at 9.00 pm||€115||Satellite to Main Event for Day 1A (Event #3)||Re-entries|
|June 22 at 1.00 pm||€115||Turbo Satellite to Main Event 1A (Event #4)||Re-entries|
|June 22 at 2.00 pm||-||Opening Event Day 2 — Final (Event #1)||-|
|June 22 at 4.00 pm||€888||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event Day 1A (Event #5)||Re-entries|
|June 22 at 9.00 pm||€200||Satellite to High Roller (Event #6)||Re-entries|
|June 23 at 1.00 pm||€888||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event Day 1B (Event #5)||Re-entries|
|June 23 at 3.00 pm||€45||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Ladies event (Event #7)||Re-entries|
|23 Jun at 7.00 pm||€180||No-Limit Hold’em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest 6 Max (Event #8)||Re-entries|
|23 Jun at 9.00 pm||€230||Pot-Limit Omaha — 8 Max (Event #9)||Re-entries|
|June 24 at 11.00 am||€888||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event Day 1C (Event #5)||Re-entries|
|June 24 at 5.00 pm||€888||Main Event Day 2 (Event #5)||-|
|June 24 at 6.00 pm||€200||Turbo Satellite to High Roller (Event #10)||Re-entries|
|June 24 at 9.00 pm||€1,400||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest High Roller Day 1 (Event #11)||Re-entries|
|June 25 at 1.00 pm||-||Main Event Day 3 (Event #5)||-|
|25 Jun at 2.00 pm||€1,400||High Roller Day 2 (Event #11)||Re-entries|
|June 25 at 3.00 pm||€330||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Deepstack Day 1 (Event #12)||Re-entries|
|June 25 at 7.00 pm||€130||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Super KO (Event #13)||€100 Bounty / Re-entries|
|June 25 at 10.00 pm||€115||No-Limit Hold 'em — 888poker LIVE Bucharest Hyper Madness (Event #14)||Re-entries|
|June 26 at noon||-||Deepstack Day (Event #12)||-|
|June 26 at 12.15 pm||-||Main Event Final Day||Last three players 30m|