888poker partners with WPTDeepStacks for global series synced across three networks

The past year was a huge breakthrough for online poker as major brands turned their attention back into the virtual scene. Keeping up with the trend this time is one of the industry’s leading platforms, 888poker.

For the first time in history, the reputable site has partnered with WPTDeepStacks to host its synchronized festival this coming April. The series will run on the platform’s global network and will include fenced-in markets of Portugal/Spain and Italy. A special series indeed, the three separate events on the network will run synchronously to each other as one major online festival whilst covering different guarantees.

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Worldwide main series: WPTDeepStacks London Online

Players tuning in to 888poker’s festivities are in for an exciting time as each tournament series is set to feature a total of 16 events across the schedule. The WPTDeepStacks London Online (worldwide), WPTDeepStacks Iberia Online (Portugal and Spain), and WPTDeepStacks Italy Online (Italian network) will all begin on April 18 and finish off on the 26th. Over $3 million in guarantees is set to be awarded across the three segments, the biggest of which is reserved for its main series.

The WPTDeepStacks London Online boasts a coverage of more than $2 million in prizes with its $1,050 Main Event alone posting a $1 million guarantee. Buy-ins range from $16.5 to as high as $2,100 for its $100,000 guaranteed High Roller event. However, the most exciting tournament remains to be its multi-day Main Event which will have a series of flights beginning on March 28 and running everyday through the series schedule from April 18 through the 25th. The official champion is set to be crowned on its concluding day, taking along a WPT trophy in addition to the prestigious title. Satellites for as little as 1¢ will also be available throughout the schedule, giving way for players with smaller bankrolls a chance to compete for that coveted six-figure score.

Additionally, enthusiasts looking to enjoy some of the hopping action from the sidelines will have the chance to tune in on the following events via 888poker’s major social media channels.

April 18, 2021, Sunday: WPTDeepStacks #1 – Opening Event
April 20, 2021, Tuesday: WPTDeepStacks #5 – High Roller
April 22, 2021, Thursday: WPTDeepStacks #9 – Marathon
April 26, 2021, Monday: WPTDeepStacks #15 – Main Event Day 2

WPTDeepStacks London Online Full Schedule

Date Time/ GMT Event Buy-in GTD
April 18, 2021 (Sunday) 18:00 WPTDS #1 – Opening Event $525 $200,000
18:00 WPTDS #2 – Mini Opening Event $55 $50,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 19, 2021 (Monday) 18:00 WPTDS #3 – $100,000 PKO $320 $100,000
18:00 WPTDS #4 – $30,000 PKO $55 $30,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) 18:00 WPTDS #5 – High Roller $2,100 $100,000
18:00 WPTDS #6 – Mini High Roller $215 $75,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 21, 2021 (Wednesday) 18:00 WPTDS #7 – Crazy 8 $440 $100,000
18:00 WPTDS #8 – Mini Crazy 8 $88 $30,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 22, 2021 (Thursday) 18:00 WPTDS #9 – Marathon $525 $100,000
18:00 WPTDS #10 – Half Marathon $160 $50,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 23, 2021 (Friday) 18:00 WPTDS #11 – PKO 8-Max $109 $50,000
18:00 WPTDS #12 – Mini PKO 8-Max $16.50 $20,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 24, 2021 (Saturday) 18:00 WPTDS #13 – 6-Max $320 $100,000
18:00 WPTDS #14 – Mini 6-Max $33 $20,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 25, 2021 (Sunday) 18:00 WPTDS #15 – Mini Main Event  $215 $100,000
18:30 WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 1 $1,050 $1,000,000
April 26, 2021 (Monday) 18:00  WPTDS #16 – Main Event Day 2 $1,000,000

WPTDeepStacks Iberia (Portugal and Spain) and WPTDeepStacks Italy Online

Running similar events to the main series, WPTDeepStacks Iberia Online and WPTDeepStacks Italy Online will host more modest guarantees as compared to its worldwide equivalent. Players residing in Portugal/Spain can join in on the festivities for a piece of the €400,000 combined prize pool while players geolocated in Italy can vie for their share of the €350,000 guarantee.

Both segments will likewise feature its own highlighting Main Event with at least a €150,000 prize pool. The smaller fields will also have a more affordable option of only a €125 entry fee and a single chance to make it to day two on April 25. Similarly, the Main Event champion will be crowned on the closing day of the series, April 26th with all winners of its events also receiving WPTDeepStacks trophies for their victories.

Both parties expressed a positive outlook for the approaching festival with WPT Vice President Europe, Hermance Blum saying “WPTDeepStacks and 888poker are thrilled to partner online for this incredible series for the entire 888poker network.” The platform will not only serve to attract a bigger player base with the major partnership but at the same time, will be able to show off and celebrate its newly upgraded software, Poker 8.

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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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