Jonathan Bowers

The 888poker LIVE Tour started in the new year at the Aspers Casino in London. 547 players had paid the buy in of £ 440, the prize pool grew to £ 216,565, for the top 54 were provided prize money.

The players flocked to the Aspers Casino on the four starting days. On matchday 1a, the game was slow with 118 players, on day 1b it got busier with 158 players, day 1c could even lure 215 players into the card room. The fourth and final starting day, which took place on the same day as match day 1c, brought it to 56 entries.

After the four starting days, only 88 players were left – and they all wanted to take the win of £ 42,957. A min cash was worth £ 975, but as a consolation prize, 888poker gave away to the players in the 55-63 WPT500 entries worth £ 420.

Boris Velev, Pino Marco, Shane Carter, Serdar Yusuf, Lee Champion, Ronald Zapantis, Pierre Tassin, Kully Sidhu and Christian Alessi secured a WPT500 seat in this manner. Players like Gerald Ringe, Leon Louis and Tony Poulengeris made it into the money.

At the final table every player had at least £ 4,275. Edmund Anderson had to settle for ninth place with this sum. Kahled Adimi, Daniel Stanway, Carlos Gonzalez and Erimas Livonas followed Anderson out of the tournament hall.

The game continued for 4 hours without a clear short stack. Therefore, it is not surprising that the remaining four players have finally agreed on a deal. The players agreed that the trophy goes to the player with the most chips (Jonathan Bowers) and the remaining prize money is distributed according to the ICM model.

Bowers took home £ 30,634, runner-up James Simms was pleased with £ 28,464, Eric Le Goff’s third place was worth £ 24,068 and Ali Sakallioglu secured £ 23,280.

888poker Live London 2018 Kickoff Final Results

Place Player Prize
1 Jonathan Bowers £30,630*
2 James Simms £28,460*
3 Eric Le Goff £24,065*
4 Ali Sakallioglu £23,280*
5 Erimas Livonas £10,705
6 Carlos Gonzalez £8,575
7 Daniel Stanway £7,150
8 Khaled Adimi £5,700
9 Edmund Anderson £4,275

The year 2018 starts well for Bowers. On February 1, he already won a £ 220 buy-in event for £ 12,460. Bowers is also no stranger to 888poker events. Last year, he won £ 2,200 High Roller Runner-Up for £ 36,115 last October at the 888Live Festival London.

Beth Cape also had a great success at the festival, she won the 888poker Live Charity Event and £ 5,000 to the charity Mind. Cape prevailed over 888poker representatives Chris Moorman and Vivian Saliba. Professional footballers Adrian Mariappa and Michael Hector also had no chance against them.

For the 888poker LIVE tour, it’s next to Romania, more precisely to Bucharest. The festival will run from February 28th to March 5th. Among other things, the schedule includes a € 288,000 guaranteed main event with a buy-in of € 888.  Too expensive for your bankroll? Win your seat for much less online at 888poker.


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