Next month, online poker players will have access to a brand-new tournament series via 888poker. The ChampionChip Games will run from August 8-16, providing access to 25 events. Most of the tournaments are named after sports games, which makes things a bit more interesting.
Each day of the series, a tournament will run at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7 pm. Buy-ins will start at a super low $2.20 and go as high as $33. This makes the series affordable for every player, no matter the size of your bankroll.
Details of the New Series
The new ChampionChip Games series will not be a run-of-the-mill affair. Players will have access to several formats, to keep the schedule exciting. Find pot-limit Omaha, rebuys, deep stack events, progressive knockouts, and more.
The series kicks off with Event #1, the $30,000 Opening Ceremony. The buy-in to this event is only $33. If you are looking for something more affordable, skip to Event #2, a High Jump (R&A) tournament with a $7,500 prize pool and $5.50 buy-in.
The 888poker events are based on exciting sports like Taekwondo, Fencing, Sailing, Swimming, Skateboarding, and Mountain Climbing. Find various sports games in each title along with the variant such as PKO, Deepstacks, 6-Max, and 8-Max options.
Main Event Action
The Main Event of the Championship Games will be a multi-day tournament and the largest on the schedule. The prize pool guarantee is $500,000 and it is easily more than all the other events, even when combined!
The buy-in costs only $50, so we should see a huge turnout to the tournament. The Main Event Day 1s started on July 18 and will continue through August 15. There is plenty of time for online poker players to earn a spot in the competition.
Day 2 will begin at 6 pm BST on August 16. Players have the option of competing in more than one Day 1 but only the largest chip stack will move on to Day 2 if you are able to progress forward more than once.
888poker is also offering up daily ChampionChip Freerolls, where players can earn a spot in the big event for free. Players who have made deposits at the site will receive a free ticket to the qualifier. New depositors to the site also have access to an incentive. A special promotion is on offer right now where the code CHAMP with the first deposit will deliver a $50 free ticket to the Main Event Day 1. New players must add $10 and use the bonus code to qualify.