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Mar 30, 2013

Catch the $250k Whale at 888poker

By RTR Dennis

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888poker has always been known for holding some of the bigger tournaments in the poker industry. But now they've unleashed a whale of a tournament that offers a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Dubbed "The Whale", this event happens on the fourth Sunday of every month at 19:00 GMT. And what truly stands out about The Whale is that the winner walks away with at least $60,000! Assuming you're interested in playing for this kind of money, you should visit the 888poker software and look under the “Tournaments” tab and “Challenges” button.

Once here, you'll find that the direct buy-in is $530, which is well worth it, but quite a bit for the average player. Luckily, there are also plenty of ongoing satellites for the Whale, as you can see below:

  • Step 1 - Ongoing every day, $0.09 + $0.01 buy-in (R&A), prize is a $3 seat to Step 2.

  • Step 2 - Ongoing every day, $2.70 + $0.30 buy-in (R&A), prize is a $22 seat to Step 3.

  • Step 3 - Ongoing every day, $20 + $2 buy-in (R&A), prize is a $109 seat to Step 4.

  • Step 4 - Runs daily at 0:05, 12:00 and 20:00 GMT, $100 + $9 buy-in (R&A), prize is a $530 seat to the Whale.

All of these satellites can be found by visiting the “Tournaments” tab and “Satellites” button in the software. One more thing to keep in mind about this tourney is that it's a deepstacked event, where everybody starts with 10,000 chips and blind levels increase every 25 minutes.

As mentioned before, the winner of this tournament will always collect at least $60k. And with a $250k prize pool, you can bet that there'll be lots of other huge winners in The Whale. So make sure that you try for a seat in this massive monthly event!