The new year is well underway, and it is time to get the 2023 live poker scene going for 888poker. For the year’s first stop, players will head to Madrid to compete for €300,000 guaranteed in the Main Event, as well as a raft of side events through the two-week series.
The first event on the 888poker:LIVE schedule for 2023 is less than a week away now as 888poker LIVE Madrid will kick off with its opening events on Jan 13. The poker action continues in the Spanish capital until Jan 23, when the Last Chance and the final day of the Main Event cap off the fortnight of poker.
There is €300k guaranteed for the Main Event, which features a €888 buy-in with four starting flights. Players can enter late throughout Day 1 and up to the start of Day 2. The final Day 1 flight, Day 1d, plays as a turbo flight starting at noon, with Day 2 of the event set to run starting at 5:30 pm later the same day.
However, there will be a lot more poker action than just the Main Event. There are multiple side events throughout the two weeks of action, including a €55 Ladies Event on the second last day of the festival. This is also the cheapest game on the schedule, while the most affordable open event on the docket will only cost €90 to enter.
Win Your Way to Madrid for Pennies
While the Main Event in Madrid is pretty reasonably priced compared to other live stops, the operator is still looking to send a few players to Spain for pennies on the dollar.
Players can play for a Main Event package directly in the €109 qualifier game, but there are many ways to get there even cheaper. Sub-qualifiers are starting as low as just 1c, so there could be players in the Main Event for virtually nothing.
Get Your Chance to Play with 888poker Ambassadors
Along with the hot poker action in one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals, players heading to Madrid will also get the chance to meet and play with members of the 888poker ambassadorial team. The ambassadors will be live on-site for the series and eager to meet and interact with 888poker players.
$2.5 Million Guaranteed in XL Winter Series Online
For players who can’t make it to Spain, there will still be lots of poker action on the virtual felt. On Jan 15, the XL Winter Series gets going with the action continuing on 888poker through Jan 31.
The Main Event for XL Winter has $500k guaranteed for just $250; throughout the series, there will be more than $2.5 million in prizes awarded. Check out all the action on the 888poker client by selecting XL Winter from the Game Category list.
The 888poker LIVE Madrid festival runs from Jan 13 – 23, with open events ranging from €90 – €2000. There will be side events daily and live satellite chances to book a cheap Main Event seat for €110. See below for the full schedule to plan your games at 888poker LIVE Madrid.
888poker LIVE Madrid 2023 Schedule
|Date/Time||Event||Buy-In (€)||Level (min)||Info|
|13/1/2023 18:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival – Opening Event Day 1A||220||30||Late reg 12 Levels|
|13/1/2023 21:00||The Mayhem||90||20|
|14/1/2023 15:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival – Opening Event Day 1B||220||30||Late reg 12 Levels|
|14/1/2023 19:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival – Opening Event Day 1C TURBO||220||15||Late reg 12 Levels|
|15/1/2023 13:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival – Opening Event Day 2 & FINAL||40|
|15/1/2023 18:00||The Mystery Bounty Day 1||150 + 150||20||12%|
|16/1/2023 14:00||The The Rumble||100||15||Late reg 6 Levels|
|16/1/2023 18:00||The Mystery Bounty Day 2||20|
|17/1/2023 20:00||The Copag First Play||90||20|
|18/1/2023 18:00||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1A||110||20||Late reg 7 Levels|
|18/1/2023 19:00||High Roller Day 1||2200||45||Late reg Day 2/8 levels|
|19/1/2023 17:00||High Roller Final Day||2200||45||Late Reg until 1st hand|
|19/1/2023 15:00||Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B||110||15||Late reg 8 Levels|
|19/1/2023 17:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival ME Day 1A||888||50||12 levels/Late reg Day 2|
|20/1/2023 17:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival ME Day 1B||888||50||12 levels/Late reg Day 2|
|20/1/2023 21:00||The Triple Threat||100||20||Late reg 8 Levels|
|21/1/2023 12:00 PM||Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1C||110||20||Late reg 6 Levels|
|21/1/2023 17:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival ME Day 1C||888||50||12 levels/Late reg Day 2|
|21/1/2023 19:00||Omaha Pot Limit||150||25||Late reg 8 Levels|
|22/1/2023 12:00||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival ME Day 1D TURBO||888||20||12 levels/Late reg Day 2|
|22/1/2023 17:30||888poker LIVE MADRID Festival ME Day 2||888||50||12 levels/Late reg Day 2|
|22/1/2023 18:30||The BIG SHOT||330||25||Late Reg 10 LVL|
|22/1/2023 19:30||Ladies Event||55||20||Late reg 8 Levels|
|23/1/2023 14:00||888poker LIVE Madrid Festival ME Final DAY||60|
|23/1/2023 18:00||The Last Chance||100||20||Late reg 8 Levels|