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2024 888poker LIVE Barcelona Preview

The 2024 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival is slated to be held next month, from May 8-20 at Casino Barcelona. During January the circuit passed through Madrid, in March it was in Bucharest and in May will return to Spain where one of the most popular tour stops will play out. The 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival will have 17 events, with the €888 buy-in Main Event beginning on May 16 and featuring four Day 1s.

Satellites will also be played for seats in the most important tournaments and you can also qualify from the comfort of your home with 888poker online satellites that have a steps format and start at just 1 cent up to $109. A number of 888poker ambassadors will be present and you can meet them at the felt in Barcelona!

The 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event

The festival’s marquee tournament will begin on Thursday May 16 and participants will be able to choose between four initial days to qualify for Day 2, which will begin on Sunday May 19 at 5 PM. The champion will be crowned on Monday May 20 and the final day’s action will be broadcast with a Live Stream on the 888poker Twitch channel.

Schedule:

  • Day 1A: Thursday May 16 at 3 PM
  • Day 1B: Friday May 17 at 3 PM
  • Day 1C: Saturday May 18 at 3 PM
  • Day 1D: Sunday May 19 at 12 PM
  • Day 2: Sunday May 19 at 5 PM
  • Day 3: Monday May 20 at 4 PM

Structure:

  • Buy-In: €888
  • Re-entry: Unlimited
  • Starting Stack: 50K
  • Blind Levels: 45 minutes during Day 1 and 60 minutes during Days 2 and 3
  • Late Registration: 10 levels

888poker LIVE Barcelona

The 888poker LIVE Barcelona Festival

The 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival will consist of a total of 17 events with buy-ins ranging from €55 for Ladies to €2,000 for High Roller. Satellites will also be played for the Opening Event, High Roller and Main Event. Three of the Main Event’s four starting days will feature blind levels of 45 minutes, with the last day’s (Day 1D) being a Turbo with blinds of 20 minutes.

Below you can see the complete festival schedule with all the events listed day by day:

Date Time Event Buy-In
Wednesday May 8 5 PM The Super Knockout No Limit Hold’em €165
Wednesday May 8 8 PM Turbo Satellite to Opening Event Day 1A €50
Thursday May 9 5 PM Opening Event No Limit Hold’em Day 1A €220
Thursday May 9 7 PM The Mini Shot NLH €88
Thursday May 9 8 PM Turbo Satellite to Opening Event Day 1B €50
Friday May 10 3 PM The Rumble 6-Max NLH €165
Friday May 10 5 PM Opening Event Day 1B €220
Friday May 10 8 PM Turbo Satellite to Opening Event Day 1C €50
Saturday May 11 2 PM Turbo Satellite to Opening Event €50
Saturday May 11 3 PM Opening Event Day 1C €220
Saturday May 11 10 PM Opening Event Day 1D Turbo €220
Sunday May 12 11 AM Opening Event Day 1E Turbo €220
Sunday May 12 4 PM Opening Event Final Day
Sunday May 12 6 PM The Dragon NLH €200
Monday May 13 5 PM The Mid Shot NLH €165
Monday May 13 8 PM The Dash NLH €100
Tuesday May 14 5 PM Mystery Bounty NLH Day 1 €330
Tuesday May 14 9 PM Super Satellite to Main Event €88
Wednesday May 15 3 PM Satellite to High Roller €400
Wednesday May 15 5 PM Mystery Bounty Final Day
Wednesday May 15 6 PM The Voyage NLH €200
Wednesday May 15 8 PM High Roller NLH Day 1 €2,000
Wednesday May 15 9 PM Super Satellite to Main Event €88
Thursday May 16 3 PM Main Event NLH Day 1A €888
Thursday May 16 5 PM High Roller Day 2
Thursday May 16 8 PM Pot Limit Omaha €110
Thursday May 16 9 PM Super Satellite to Main Event 1B €88
Friday May 17 3 PM Main Event NLH Day 1B €888
Friday May 17 6 PM The Mayhem NLH €165
Friday May 17 9 PM Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1C €88
Saturday May 18 3 PM Main Event NLH Day 1C €888
Saturday May 18 7 PM The Mega Knockout NLH €330
Sunday May 19 12 PM Main Event NLH 1D Turbo €888
Sunday May 19 5 PM Main Event NLH Day 2
Sunday May 19 6 PM The Big Shot NLH €330
Sunday May 19 6 PM The Ladies Event €55
Monday May 20 4 PM Main Event NLH Final Day
Monday May 20 5 PM The Closer NLH €165

 

Online Satellites at 888poker

As usual, you can qualify from the comfort of your home on 888poker for the festival’s Main Event with step-format satellites starting at just 1 cent. The highest buy-in satellite costs $109 and delivers packages valued at $1,800 that include these prizes:

  • $970 (€888) buy-in for 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event
  • $330 for travel expenses
  • $500 for accommodation
  • 888poker LIVE kit

Things to Do Away from the Felt in Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of the Catalonia region of Spain, is known for its art and architecture. It is the second-most-populated city in Spain and the Iberian Peninsula after Madrid, and tenth in the European Union. It is recognized as a global city for its cultural, financial, commercial and tourist importance, being the most-visited city in Spain.

Below is a list of the most popular attractions in the city:

  • Sagrada Familia ⛪️
  • Park Güell
  • Montjuic Cable Car
  • Spotify Camp Nou ⚽️
  • Casa Mila
  • Picasso Museum 🖼️
  • Barcelona Aquarium 🐠
  • Ferrari Land 🚗
  • PortAventura Resort 🎢

Barcelona

The Venue: Casino Barcelona

Casino Barcelona is a world of entertainment that combines gastronomy, live music, shows and gambling in an extraordinary atmosphere. All this next to the beaches bathed by the Mediterranean and just 15 minutes from the center of Barcelona. You can get there by taxi, bus, metro and tram.

casino barcelona

888poker Ambassador Lucía Navarro will feel right at home

888poker ambassador Lucía Navarro is looking forward to enjoying the festival in her own country: “It is one of the most anticipated stops for me. I lived in Barcelona for a year and frequented the casino daily. I made many friends and it feels like my home. So I’m especially excited and I want to lift a trophy there.”

Lucía has cashes in 888poker LIVE events in Madrid, Bucharest and Coventry in the UK, but she is missing Barcelona. Will the first one come in May? “I hope so! I’m really looking forward to it! I’m going to do everything I can to make it happen.”

We asked her what places in the city she would recommend visiting outside of the casino and she told us: “Barcelona is one of the top three Spanish cities that I would recommend visiting in its entirety, from cover to cover, but there are some stops that are obligatory such as the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Batlló de Gaudi, the ramblas and the gothic district.”

Lucía Navarro

Lucía playing in Madrid / Photo credit: Gema Cristobal for PokerNews

2023 888poker LIVE Barcelona Highlights

Last year’s edition of this festival had 18 tournaments and the champions hailed from Spain, Italy, Malta, Finland, England and France. The €1,100 Main Event had 369 entries and distributed €354K ($384K) in prizes among the top 45 players. Among them were 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba (40th) and Canadian Alexandra Botez (16th). The final table had representatives from half a dozen different countries and the champion was Tero Laurila from Finland, who took home a prize of ¢64K ($69K).

Tero Laurila Barcelona 2023

Tero Laurila, the 2023 champion / Photo credit: Gema Cristóbal

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Santiago Garcia Mansilla

Santiago is a longtime veteran of the poker industry, having written primarily about the game in Argentina since 2009. He has published hundreds of articles in Sudamerican Poker and Pokerlogia, and has provided live media coverage at the WSOP Main Event in 2015 and 2019. In addition to being a former columnist in PokerFace Magazine, […]

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