Bucharest will host the 888poker LIVE circuit from March 16-24

After passing through Madrid, the 888poker LIVE circuit will be played in Bucharest from March 16 to 24 in the 888poker Poker Room. The festival in the capital and most populated city of Romania will have 9 events and the Main Event will have a €560 entry. As usual, several 888poker ambassadors will be present and the action of the Main Event can be followed with Live Streaming.

The 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event

The most important tournament of the festival will begin on March 20 with a buy-in of €560 and players will be able to choose between 4 initial days to try to advance to Day 2. This will be the schedule:

  • Day 1A: Wednesday, March 20 at 5 PM
  • Day 1B: Thursday, March 21 at 5 PM
  • Day 1C: Friday, March 22 at 3 PM
  • Day 1D Turbo: Friday, March 22 at 9 PM
  • Day 2: Saturday, March 23 at 5 PM
  • Day 3: Sunday, March 24 at 3 PM

888 LIVE Bucharest

The 888poker LIVE Bucharest Festival

A total of 9 events will be played with tickets ranging from €65 to €1,100 High Roller. There will also be 4 satellites played for the Main Event that will cost €88. This is the complete day-by-day festival schedule:

March 165 PMOpening Event Day 1A€220
March 169 PMThe Mini Shot Turbo€65
March 175 PMOpening Event Day 1B€220
March 179 PMOpening Event Day 1C Turbo€220
March 183 PMOpening Event Final Day
March 187 PMThe Mystery Bounty Day 1€220
March 189 PMSuper Satellite to Main Event€88
March 195 PMThe Mystery Bounty Day 2
March 199 PMThe Mid Shot€165
March 199 PMSuper Satellite to Main Event€88
March 203 PMHigh Roller Day 1€1,100
March 205 PM888poker LIVE Main Event Day 1A€560
March 209 PMSuper Satellite to Main Event€88
March 211 PMHigh Roller Day 2€1,100
March 215 PM888poker LIVE Main Event Day 1B€560
March 218 PMThe Voyage€88
March 219 PMSuper Satellite to Main Event€88
March 223 PM888poker LIVE Main Event Day 1C€560
March 229 PM888poker LIVE Main Event Day 1D Turbo€560
March 233 PM888poker LIVE Main Event Day 2€560
March 239 PMThe Big Shot€330
March 243 PM888poker LIVE Main Event Final Day
March 246 PMThe Closer€100

888 LIVE bucharest

Live Streaming

If you cannot be present in Bucharest but want to closely follow what is happening at the festival, you can watch the Live Streaming of the Main Event on the 888pokerTV Twitch channel. There you will be able to see all the action of the most important tournament of the festival and participate in raffles with great prizes.

Keep it locked to the 888poker social channels for more info on the Bucharest LIVE series:

Ambassadors Lucia Navarro and Ian Simpson talk about the festival

We contacted two 888poker ambassadors who will be present in Bucharest to tell us more details about the festival. This is what Ian Simpson told us about his expectations and what debut players and satellite winners can expect: “I love the city, so I’m hoping to get some time to enjoy the culture and food as well as playing. I’m really yearning for another deep run in an 888 LIVE event. There’s nothing like the excitement of a deep run in a live MTT. Debut players will get the chance to visit a new and exciting city whilst getting to enjoy an amazing poker schedule”.

Ian Simpson

The spanish Lucia Navarro already managed to win a secondary event in Bucharest and will seek to repeat this year: “I really want to achieve a new final table in this edition. I remember that last year a large group of spaniards gathered together during the final table. A Despite it being one of the smallest tournaments I won, I enjoyed it and was very happy to win it. The Poker Room in Bucharest is very cozy and has an underground style that is very cool. I couldn’t recommend places to see in Bucharest, since I was only there at the Hotel and the Poker Room, but this year I will try to make some free time to get to know the city”.

Lucia Navarro Bucharest

The city of Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital and most populous city of Romania, as well as its main industrial, commercial and cultural center. With more than 2.4 million inhabitants, it is the fifth most populated city in the European Union. It is located in the southeast of the country on the banks of the Dâmbovița River.

Its harmonious architecture mixes neoclassical, interwar (Bauhaus and Art Deco), communist and modern styles. In the interwar period, the city’s architecture and the sophistication of its elites earned Bucharest the nickname “Little Paris.” Although many downtown buildings and districts were damaged by war and earthquakes, most remain standing.


Some of the most popular places to visit in Bucharest are:

  • Parliament Palace
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Arch of Triumph
  • National Museum of Art of Romania
  • Romanian National Opera
  • Cretulescu Palace
  • National History Museum
  • Neoclassical Romanian Athenaeum
  • Electronic music clubs Kristal Glam Club and Studio Martin
  • Cotroceni Palace
  • Military Museum
  • Unirea Shopping Center

Online satellites for the festival

Would you like to qualify for the festival’s Main Event from the comfort of your home? You can do it with the satellites that are already being played on 888poker. Step format satellites start at just a penny and the final satellite starts at $109. You can find them in the “Tournaments” > “Live Events” tab of 888poker.

The package valued at $1,500 for 888poker LIVE Bucharest includes the following prizes:

  • $610 (€560) buy-in to the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event
  • $500 for 4 nights of accommodation
  • $390 for travel expenses
  • 888poker LIVE Kit

Past editions

Last year’s edition featured 7 events that were won by players from Romania, Spain and England. One of the side events, The Big Shot, was won by 888poker ambassador Lucia Navarro, who took home a prize of almost €4K. The Main Event had 191 entries for €888 and distributed €138K in prizes. The champion was local Viorel Gavrila, who won a prize of €30K.

Gavrila Bucharest

These were all the editions of the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event:


Buy-InEntriesPrize PoolChampion



€888469€360,192Andrei Racolta 🇷🇴



€888505€387,638Darius Neagoe 🇷🇴



€550297€150,000Ahmed Ibrahimi 🇫🇷



€888398€305,664Razvan Belea 🇷🇴


2022€888272€192,655Slaven Popov 🇧🇬


2023€888191€138,900Viorel Gavrila 🇷🇴€30,000

Who will be the next champion?

These will be the next stages of the 888poker LIVE circuit in 2024:

  • Bucharest: From March 16 to 24 🇷🇴
  • Barcelona: From May 8 to 20 🇪🇸
  • London: From August 14 to 25 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Coventry: From October 10 to 21 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


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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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