888Poker offers up a Whale!

Posted:May 2013

Near the end of every month, 888Poker offers the largest prize currently offered in a tournament called “The Whale.” The guaranteed pool is $250,000 with the winner getting at least $60,000. The tournament is held on the fourth (and usually last) Sunday of every month with a starting time of 19:00 GMT and is definitely worth a look in, especially for solid tournament players!

The format for The Whale gives each player a starting stack of $10,000 with blind increases every 25 minutes. The buy-in for the event is $530, however qualifying for far less than this is available. There is a full satellite series of tournaments which can get you into the event for a fraction of the buy in amount. There are four steps to 888Poker’s satellites for The Whale. The buy-in for Step 1 is only $0.10, with the winner moving into Step 2. If you prefer, you could buy-in to Step 2 for $3. A victory at that level will get you into Step 3, or you can choose to enter the series at that point for a buy-in of $22. The first Three Steps of satellites for The Whale are offered, as 888Poker says, “All day every day.”

The final round of the satellites, Step 4, is held three times a day, at 0:05, 12:00 and 20:00 GMT. If you haven’t been able to win your way into this event, or if you just prefer to enter at this stage, the buy-in for Step 4 is $109. The winners of each of these events will receive a $530 seat at the monthly Whale tournament.

Visit 888Poker now to find out more or compare online poker tournament sites!


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