888poker Bumps Main Event Prize to $10m for All Qualifiers!
As if winning the World Series of Poker and, oh, about $8 million isn't enough.
With just a few months left before the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas gets underway 888poker has sweetened the already huge pot for any 888poker qualifier who gets there.
Earn your way to Vegas via any 888poker satellite and then win the Main Event and 888 will top up your payout to a full $10 million!
Only two players in Main Event history have cashed for the elusive 8-figure score - Martin Jacobson in 2014 and Jamie Gold in 2006.
Jacobson won exactly $10m for his win because that year the WSOP guaranteed $10m to the winner. Gold actually won $12m as the 2006 WSOP was the largest in history. He ended up paying out half to one of his backers.
So if any 888poker does happen to pull it off this summer, it's very rarified air. And while it seems unlikely for it to happen, it actually wasn't that far off from happening just last year.
About 30 888poker qualifiers won their trips via special SuperSize ME satellites and Romania’s Joldis Cosmin made it all the way to 85th place. Two 888poker qualifiers even made the final table - Fernando Pons and Griffin Benger - although they didn't go the SuperSize ME route.
So it's possible. And this year, ALL 888poker qualifiers are eligible to get the $10m guarantee.
Several Ways to Qualify from 1 Cent!
The 888poker WSOP package is worth $12,500 and includes:
- 5 nights (July 9-14) at the luxurious Vdara Hotel Las Vegas
- $10,000 Main Event buy-in
- $1,200 for travel and expenses+ daily transportation
- VIP Welcome session and 888live poker kit
Direct qualifiers run every Sunday until June 28 with a buy-in of $1,050. But you don't have to fork over that kind of cash to give it a go, though.
Dozens of opportunities exist to get there on the cheap thanks to 888poker's Steps qualifier system. These tourney start at just 1c and you can win your way up to the $1,050 through about 6 steps.
Last year, for example, Fernando Pons qualified from the 30 euro level. Dozens more options run daily and you can find the full schedule in the 888poker lobby.
They also have a variety of qualifiers and satellites for their own $888 Crazy Eights tournament, which is amazing value as it has $888,888 guaranteed to the winner.
Get started on your WSOP journey simply by opening up a new 888poker account via our review and take advantage of our $888 bonus!