Starting next Sunday (July 23), 888Poker is hosting a mini buy-in tournament series guaranteeing a minimum of $150,000 in prize money over eighteen events.
If you enjoy testing your online poker skills in small buy-in tournaments with valuable prize pools, the place to direct your action over the next couple of weeks is 888Poker. From next Sunday (July 23) the site will be hosting an eighteen-event “ChampionChip” tournament series, with buy-ins starting at just $1.00 and guaranteed prize pools going all the way up to $50,000.
However, before next week´s ChampionChip series gets underway, 888Poker is giving away hundreds of seats this week in three-times-daily freeroll tournaments. In order to play in the freeroll tournaments, all you need to do is have made at least one real money deposit into your 888Poker account. There are no tickets to collect or missions to complete in order to be eligible to enter.
The ChampionChip Schedule in More Detail
The ChampionChip schedule consists of a good variety of NL Texas Hold´em events with one PL Omaha tournament thrown in for good measure. Among the twice-daily events (three times daily each Sunday) there are 4-Max, 6-Max, R&A, Knockout and SNAP tournaments scattered among the “regular” freezeout events that also include turbo and super turbo tournaments.
The series gets underway next Sunday with events at 4:30pm, 6:00pm and 7:30pm (all times GMT) – the feature event on Day 1 being the $25,000 guaranteed “Half-Marathon” (all the tournaments have been given sporting themes). From next Monday to Saturday, events take place at 6:00pm and 7:30pm, and the series concludes on Sunday 30th July with a further three events at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm.
The highlight of the final day´s action is the $50,000 guaranteed “Marathon” Main Event at 6:00pm. The tournament has a buy-in of $30.00 and 888Poker will be hosting a full satellite schedule to help players qualify for the Main Event as cheaply as possible in addition to a Steps program starting with buy-ins of $0.01 and the freeroll qualifiers taking place this week.
More about the ChampionChip Freeroll Qualifiers
The ChampionChip freeroll qualifiers take place each day until next Saturday at 12:05pm, 6:35pm and 11.35pm. Each freeroll tournament is targeted at a specific event in the ChampionChip schedule and the top fifty players in each freeroll qualifier will be awarded seats for that event (please note there is no cash or ticket exchange value for seats won in the ChampionChip freeroll qualifiers).
As mentioned above, the only requirement to be eligible to enter the freeroll qualifiers is that you have made a real money deposit into your 888Poker account. However, each ChampionChip freeroll qualifier is capped at 2,000 entries, so be sure to find out when registration opens for the one(s) you want to play in to avoid missing out on this excellent opportunity.
Leaderboard Competition Offers More Rewards
Alongside the ChampionChip tournament series, 888Poker will be running a leaderboard competition to reward the most consistent players. There is a total prize pool of $3,000, including $1,000 in cash for the winner, $1,900 in cash prizes distributed among the next 99 players, and $1.00 tournament tickets for players who occupy places 101 to 200 on the leaderboard when the series draws to a close.
Points are awarded according to the number of entries (not including re-buys and add-ons) divided by each player´s finishing position and multiplied by the buy-in; so although the winner of the Main Event and the High Rollers Event might have a buy-in advantage over the rest of the field, the winner of a mid-range event with a larger entry could collect just as many leaderboard points.
Qualify Today for the ChampionChip Series at 888Poker
With the ChampionChip freeroll qualifiers already underway, you should not miss an opportunity to qualify for the ChampionChip events for free and head over to 888Poker today. If you are ineligible to play in the freerolls due to not having made your first deposit, read how you can double the value of your first deposit on our 888Poker bonus page.
Alternatively, if you have not yet created an account at 888Poker, you could qualify for a no deposit bonus of up to $88.00 (amount varies according to your location). To find out more about this very special offer, read our 888Poker review and then follow our links to register your account. You will still need to deposit a minimum of $20.00 to be eligible for the ChampionChip freeroll tournaments, but will up to $88.00 already in your account, you won´t need to qualify for most of the ChampionChip series at 888Poker. You can just buy-in directly using your free poker money!