- Retro Week features a series of popular 888poker tournaments from the past two decades
- The series runs from March 20-27 awarding $888,000 in guarantees
- Retro Week is on to celebrate 888poker’s 20th anniversary
888poker is hosting a throwback poker tournament series in celebration of its 20th year in the industry. Dubbed “Retro Week“, the series kicks off on March 20 and comes with a huge guarantee of $888,000.
The operator will bring back some of its most popular tournaments from the last 20 years, with most of the schedule featuring affordable buy-ins.
Retro Week Main Highlights
Retro Week will run until March 27 and will see the return of 888poker’s hit tournaments of the past including the low stakes Fish ‘n Chips tournaments which were popular among players way back, where they got the chance to win big for a small investment. Tournaments like the Catfish and Swordfish are part of the Retro Week schedule giving players some old-school vibes.
The series opens with a bang with the return of the $100,000 Sunday Challenge, 888poker’s flagship weekly tournament back in the day. The tournament has an entry fee of only $90. Also taking place during Retro Week’s opening day is the $33 buy-in $25,500 GTD Big Fish.
Among other key events to look forward to is the $525 Whale, the biggest buy-in event of the series. It takes place on the opening day, March 20, and the final day of the series, March 27. The tournament comes with $50,000 in guaranteed prize money.
Players should also watch for the $88 buy-in, $15K GTD Tornado, the $33 buy-in, 12K GTD Swordfish 6-Max, and the $22 buy-in, $10K GTD Monday Twins.
The series will culminate in the $215 Mega Deep which serves as the Main Event of the festival. The tournament has a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000 and takes place on March 27.
The tournaments will be mainly played as No-Limit Hold’em with several formats such as the popular progressive knockout (PKO) also thrown into the mix.
888poker started its 20th-anniversary celebrations by welcoming British boxer Chris Eubank Jr. to the family. He joins PLO Master Vivian Saliba, four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Dominik Nitsche, and journalist Kara Scott as 888poker brand ambassador.
Following Eubank Jr.’s signing, 888poker hosted the XL Winter Series which featured $1.5 million in guarantees, followed by the $2 million-guaranteed Millions Superstorm. After Retro Week, 888poker is expected to host more exciting series to mark its 20th anniversary. Let’s stay tuned.