Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | Written by Renée
888poker’s flagship low-stakes online festival, “The ChampionChip Series of Games,” is back in August. The latest edition guarantees over $ 700,000 in cash prizes spread across 24 events, which will take place August 8-15.
Background to the ChampionChip series
888poker launched the ChampionChip Series in 2016 to match PokerStars MicroMillions. The inaugural series consisted of 18 events, with a combined guarantee of $ 175,000. It was a huge success and 888poker finally decided to make it an annual event. ChampionChip returned in 2017, 2018 and 2019 offering similar guarantees to the inaugural event.
888poker always makes a point of hosting the series during the summer, to coincide with the unfolding of Olympic events around the world. In 2016, for example, ChampionChip took place just in time for the Rio Summer Olympics.
Now the festival returns, coinciding with the Tokyo Olympics. As usual, the tournaments on the program are named after sporting events, such as triple jump, boxing, karate, judo, weightlifting, hammer throw, wrestling, fencing, shooting, taekwondo, marathon, triathlon, decathlon, surfing, sailing, swimming, sport. Climbing, mountain biking and skateboarding.
The 2021 calendar also offers various variations and formats, such as PKO on six and eight player tables, Deepstack, Rebuys and Pot-Limit Omaha.
2021 ChampionChip Series Details and Schedule
The upcoming series is the largest to date in ChampionChip history, with $ 735,500 in total guarantees up for grabs, of which $ 500,000 will go to the Main Event, which features a buy-in of just $ 50. Players can participate in the event via 1 multiple days throughout the festival. Departure flights began on July 18 and will continue until August 15.
Players can play as many Days 1 as they want, but they can only take their biggest stack with them if they pass Day 2 more than once. The final action takes place on August 16.
888poker will be running daily freerolls, offering players with active deposits the chance to win their place in the Main Event for free. New players making their first deposits can also get a free ticket by depositing at least $ 10, using the bonus code “CHAMP”.
Besides the Main Event, the program also includes other tournaments that offer great value to players, such as the $ 10,000 GTD Micro Main Event on August 15, which costs just $ 5.50 to participate. Low-stakes grinders can also try their luck at a few events on August 8, guaranteeing $ 3,000 and $ 7,500 for a buy-in of just $ 2.20 and $ 5.50 respectively.
There is also a Mini Main Event guaranteeing $ 25,000 for a buy-in of just $ 16.50. It takes place on August 15th. If you’re a PKO fan, there are plenty of events to choose from, including a $ 15,000 GTD Boxing PKO 6-Max on August 9th.
Smaller buy-ins, greater value
While players would certainly want to try their luck at other larger festivals planned for August, such as the international part of the WSOP Online Bracelet Series at GGPoker, as well as WCOOP at PokerStars, the high buy-ins would make it difficult for some players. ‘between them. to participate, especially low stake grinders and beginners.
888poker is taking a different path by hosting an online festival with affordable buy-ins for micro-stakes players. This year’s ChampionChip Series provides a great opportunity for these types of players to build their bankrolls without spending that much.
The minimum buy-in available throughout the series is only $ 2.20, while the highest entry fee is $ 50. With total buy-ins of $ 354, there is almost $ 1,300 of guaranteed value to be won for every dollar of buy-in spent.
The series boasts of $ 735,500 in total guarantees, and with 24 events on the schedule, that means players will be competing for an average guarantee of $ 30,646 for each tournament.
In addition to the first prize, all tournament winners will each receive a champion’s trophy. To learn more about the upcoming ChampionChip series, visit 888poker website.