888Poker will host the Swedish Poker Championships for the second successive year, and get set to provide the winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event $10m if they qualify online via 888Poker.
888Poker will host the Swedish Poker Championship for the second successive year in their continued efforts to increase brand awareness in a country that loves its poker.
The annual Swedish Poker-SM Online Championship Series (PSMO) returns May 1 – May 7 with six events, a freeroll, and five opportunities to satellite in for a cut price cost.
There is a €22 Low Roller on 1 May, €55 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max on 2 May, a €55 DeepStack event on 3 May, €55 PLO8 on 4 May, €55 NLO8 on 7 May, and the Main Event is a €165 buy-in bringing things to a close on 7 May.
To give the event a little cultural kick, 888Poker Ambassador and Sweden’s Global Poker Index (GPI) #1 Ranked Female Player, Sofia Lovgren, will participate.
Last year, the Main Event drew 144 players, and Blaser75 took the top prize of $4,968. The team expects to double that field size in their second year.
The deal with the Swedish Poker Championships is one of many strategic partnerships that 888Poker has inked in the past 12-months including Aspers, Stratford, UK and the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
888Poker With $10m Promise
And talking about the WSOP, 888Poker released some huge news this week.
If you manage to qualify for a $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event seat via 888Poker, the second biggest online poker room in the galaxy has promised the winner will walk away with a check for $10m.
The Supersize ME promotion allows people to turn a single cent into $10m and if you don’t think that’s possible, consider that the Spanish part time player Fernando Pons qualified for the 2017 WSOP Main Event via an online satellite at 888Poker and finished ninth for a million bucks from a field of 6,737 entrants.
Had an 888Poker qualifier won the WSOP Main Event in the past two years, and underneath the umbrella of this promotion, 888Poker would have added $4.3m to the kitty.
Only twice in the history of the WSOP Main Event has a player won $10m or more. Jamie Gold won $12m when he defeated a record field of 8,773 entrants in 2006, and the Swede Martin Jacobson won the $10m first prize in 2014, the one and only time the WSOP guaranteed $10m for the winner.