Poker News: MTT Winter Festival and Bootcamp at Unibet Poker; Chico Network hosts $2M GTD Championship Series; 888poker’s $1M Freeroll extravaganza; Triton Poker Sochi Special Edition debuts in Russia

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.

MTT Winter Festival and Bootcamp at Unibet Poker

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European giant Unibet Poker is pulling out all the stops this January as it proudly features a variety of exciting promotions geared for both its cash game and tournament players. The latest MTT Winter Festival running until February 13th boasts four weeks of action highlighting four different formats: PKO, Turbo, Omaha, and Second Chance. The series offers four daily events with buy-ins at €5 and €10 along with a weekly €5,000 GTD Sunday Main Event priced at €25. 

MTT Winter Festival Week Schedule
PKO: January 17-23, 2022
Turbo: January 24-30, 2022
Omaha: January 31 – February 6, 2022
Second Chance: February 7-13, 2022

While the winter games boast no huge guarantees, the smaller fields and low-buy-ins allow the average player to try their luck and cash in on the €165,000 in total prizes up for grabs. Aside from the €2,800 weekly series leaderboard, users can likewise capture a share of the site’s €35,000 Winter Bootcamp promotion available until February 6, 2022. The cash game race is divided into two levels of weekly leaderboards: Mid Stakes NL/PLO €25-100 and High Stakes NL/PLO €200-400 with the champions receiving €600 and €1,100 respectively. Regular grinders can make their way through a selection of limited and unlimited tasks to rack up the highest points and score the biggest payouts.

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Chico Network hosts $2M GTD Championship Series

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Back with its signature series to start the year is US-friendly Chico Poker Network with $2 million in cash prizes waiting to be claimed. The first Championship Online Poker Series for the year begins this Sunday, January 23rd through February 6 for fifteen days of fun-filled action across the network’s platforms – TigerGaming and BetOnline.

A total of 130 events with buy-ins ranging from $11 up to $320 complete the schedule with a stellar $300,000 guaranteed Main Event to conclude the festivities. In addition to freerolls and satellites for as low as $1, online players gunning for a title can take advantage of the series’ mobile-only events running multiple times a week.

Championship Online Poker Series Highlights

Date Time (ET) Event # Prize Pool  Buy-in
Sunday, January 23, 2022 1:00 PM 1 $175,000 $109
Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:00 PM 60 $200,000 $109
Sunday, February 6, 2022 1:00 PM 120 $300,000 $109

888poker’s $1M Freeroll extravaganza

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Top online gaming platform, 888poker just last week launched its massive seven-figure freeroll promotion set to continue until early spring, April 12th. The Ace the Slopes campaign boasts over $1,000,000 in prizes across three freeroll types, each requiring unique challenges in order to qualify.

$1,000 Green Run Freeroll – Runs thrice daily from Monday to Saturday
Complete at least one of the following daily challenges:

  • Tournaments Challenge: Play poker tournaments, including BLAST, with buy-ins totalling $5.
  • Sports Challenge: Place bets totalling $5 in sports events.
  • Casino Challenge: Place bets totalling $5 in casino games.
  • Cash Games Challenge: Win a hand in cash games, including SNAP, with an ‘8’ hole card.

$10,000 Red Run Freeroll – Runs every Sunday
Complete at least nine challenges in a week:

  • Tournaments Challenge: Play poker tournaments, including BLAST, with buy-ins totalling $5.
  • Sports Challenge: Place bets totalling $5 in sports events.
  • Casino Challenge: Place bets totalling $5 in casino games.
  • Cash Games Challenge: Win a hand in cash games, including SNAP, with an ‘8’ hole card.

*Once a month, the first-place winner of the Red Run Freeroll will also be awarded a bonus ski package

$100,000 Black Run Freeroll – Scheduled on February 12, March 12, and April 12

  • Win 100 hands in any poker games within one month
  • Complete three or more tournaments (not incl. BLAST & Freeroll), in-the-money, within one calendar month.

$20 Free Bonus on 888poker – No Deposit

Triton Poker Sochi Special Edition debuts in Russia

Another two-part high roller festival is sure to knock everyone’s feet off as the Asian-esteemed Triton Poker together with PokerGO’s Super High Roller Series, hosts sixteen days of live poker action covering 14 premium tournaments this March in Casino Sochi, Russia. Under the Triton Poker brand are the first four events on schedule – two No Limit Hold’em and two Short Deck tournaments with the following ten events under SHRS a combination of No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Short Deck tournaments. 

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Photo Credit – Triton Poker

Unlike festivals on regular poker players’ calendars, this series is not for the faint of heart as the games carry hefty price tags ranging from $25,000 to as high as $250,000 for the brand’s esteemed Main Event. The SHRB title has been one of the most sought out victories with champions such as Michael Addamo, Wiktor Malinowski, and Justin Bonomo claiming seven-figure wins for topping the star-studded fields. 

The announced partnership follows Triton Poker’s timely decision to postpone its February festivities in Bali, Indonesia in light of the recent Omicron variant (COVID-19) developments. The 13-day festival supposedly beginning on the 17th originally had 11 events lined up including a pair of $200,000 buy-in Main Events.

We’ve been incredibly humbled by the interest our first 2022 event of the season has garnered, however disappointed that current circumstances impedes us from hosting and broadcasting the live Bali tournament. The health and safety of our players, partners, and team is always a priority and we look forward to returning to host these exclusive live tournaments to our audiences anytime, anywhere with the high-level poker entertainment”, commented Andy Wong, CEO of Triton Poker Series

We remain committed to the Triton community at large, and despite this minor setback, we will be standing by our pledge to proceed with the charitable activation portion of the Bali season as promised.”, Wong added.

Triton Poker Sochi Special Edition Full Schedule

Date Time Event Buy-in
March 1, 2022, Tuesday 1 PM #1 NLH – 6-Handed Day 1 $50,000
March 2, 2022, Wednesday 1 PM #1 NLH – 6-Handed Day 2 $50,000
4 PM #2 NLH – 8-Handed Day 1 $100,000
March 3, 2022, Thursday 1 PM #2 NLH – 8-Handed Day 2 $100,000
March 4, 2022, Friday 1 PM #3 Short Deck Ante-Only Day 1 $75,000
March 5, 2022, Saturday 1 PM #3 Short Deck Ante-Only Day 2 $75,000
4 PM #5 Short Deck Ante-Only Day 1 $125,000
March 6, 2022, Sunday 1 PM #5 Short Deck Ante-Only Day 2 $125,000

2022 Super High Roller Series Russia Full Schedule

Date Event Buy-in
March 6, 2022, Sunday SHRS Russia Event #1: Pot-Limit Omaha $25,000
March 7, 2022, Monday SHRS Russia Event #2: NL Hold’em $25,000
March 8, 2022, Tuesday SHRS Russia Event #3: Short Deck Hold’em $50,000
March 9, 2022, Wednesday SHRS Russia Event #4: Pot-Limit Omaha $25,000
March 10, 2022, Thursday SHRS Russia Event #5: NL Hold’em $50,000
March 11, 2022, Friday SHRS Russia Event #6: Short Deck Hold’em $100,000
March 12, 2022, Saturday SHRS Russia Main Event $250,000
SHRS Russia Event #7: Pot-Limit Omaha $25,000
March 13, 2022, Sunday SHRS Russia Event #8: NL Hold’em $50,000
March 14, 2022, Monday SHRS Russia Event #9: NL Hold’em $50,000

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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