The World Poker Tour (WPT) is bringing back the WPT DeepStacks online series in partnership with 888poker. The festival kicks off on November 28 and will run through December 21, featuring 28 events and a massive $3 million guarantee.
Players can choose from a range of buy-ins, starting from $55, all the way up to $5,200. Satellites will also be running on 888poker which players can enter for as low as $0.01.
WPT-888poker Partnership Continues
This is the second time that the WPT is teaming up with 888poker for WPT DeepStacks. A similar series ran on the online poker platform back in April, offering $2 million in guaranteed prizes across 16 events. The Main Event attracted 1,087 entries to generate $1,087,000 in total prize pool. The tournament was won by Brazil’s “paulinhoo00” for $233,705.
Angelica Hael, WPT Vice President for Global Tour Management, said they’re delighted to join forces with 888poker once again to host a second edition of WPTDS this year, which will give players around the world the chance to win a WPTDS title.
Head of 888poker Amit Berkovich is equally excited about the new partnership with WPT, saying the series provides the feel and prestige of the live action and allows all players, the recs and pros alike, to take a shot at a WPTDS trophy.
WPT DeepStacks Main Highlights
The festival will culminate in the $1,050 buy-in Main Event, which offers $1 million in guarantees. It features 10 starting flights that get underway on December 5. Players can secure a ticket into the tournament for much less by entering satellites, or by taking part in freerolls running daily on 888poker. These freerolls will award more than $200,000 in satellite and sub-satellite tickets throughout the festival.
Apart from the Main Event, there are other key tournaments to watch out for, some of which will be live-streamed on 888poker’s Twitch channel, 888pokerTV.
Tune in to 888pokerTV for the final action of the following events:
WPTDS #1 – $200,000 Opening Event (November 29); WPTDS #9 -$200,000 PKO (December 6); WPTDS #11 – $100,000 High Roller (December 8); WPTDS #17 – $200,000 Crazy 8 [8max] (December 13); WPTDS #25 – $200,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event (December 20).
The final table of the Main Event will also be live-streamed on December 21. Calling the action are 888poker’s David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall, as well as the WPT’s Tony Dunst and Matt Savage.
The schedule also includes a $55 buy-in Mini Main Event which guarantees $75,000. Those into high-stakes action may also take a shot at the $5,200 buy-in Super High Roller which offers $200,000 in guaranteed prize pool.
Compete With 888poker Team Pros
The WPT DeepStacks series is something players shouldn’t miss, as apart from the huge prizes on offer, they also get the chance to share a table with well-known pros, including 888poker ambassadors Dominik Nitsche, Vivian Saliba, Sofia Lovgren, and Sam Abernathy, all of whom are expected to take part in some key events on the schedule.
All winners at the series will be awarded a WPTDS trophy.
Nitsche, who won the WPT South Africa in 2012, said the upcoming series offers casual players the chance to take a shot at huge prizes for buy-ins of as low as one cent. The German poker pro is looking forward to witnessing top-notch action at the festival.
A generous $400 welcome bonus awaits new players who sign up at 888poker, plus they can also take advantage of $88 worth of cash game and tournament tickets. For the full details and schedule of the WPT DeepStacks online series, check out WPT.com.