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Exclusive: Win a WPT500 London Online Day 1 Seat for free! Just post in this thread

    • BarryCarter
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      In March 888poker and the WPT500 tour are teaming up to start their UK series of events in London at the Aspers Casino. The first event has a $565 buy-in and a $1 million guarantee. 

      There are going to be a multitude of live Day 1s starting on March 23 but 888poker are also hosting an exclusive online Day 1 on March 11 at 19:01 GMT. 

      The official Day 2 is played live at Aspers Casino in London on Sunday April 1, with the final table being played on Monday April 2. 

      Anybody who makes Day 2 is automatically in the money and are welcome to take a second shot at Day 1 - they will start Day 2 with the bigger of the stacks they create and they can earn a min cash more than once. 

      Play in the online day 1 for free

      We love the idea of having an online day for a live event and 888poker have kindly agreed to let one of our members experience this for themselves. To win the ticket:

      • Post in this thread below by Sunday March 4 with why you like online day 1s for live events and we will pick a winner at random.
      • Please also include your 888poker username in the post to help us speed up the process of awarding the prizes.
      • If you don't have an 888poker account, create one here

      This promotion is open to all 888poker players, not just PokerStrategy.com tracked players. 

      Please note that no travel expenses are provided if you make it through to Day 2, so please ensure this is an event you can travel to. 

  • 83 replies
    • BarryCarter
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      Example:

      I like online day 1s because they mean I haven't wasted time and money travelling to an event then busting early

      888 username: EasilyOffend
    • BarryCarter
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    • figeljfigelj
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      I like online day 1s because I can play the event from my home

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    • bay2107RNMD
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      Online Day 1s are a brilliant idea, especially where (like here) you are straight in the money if you qualify for day 2. If you hit the rail early, you know you have something banked to cover those travel and hotel expenses which just rub salt in the wound when you are sent packing early doors.

      So if I get there via the online day 1 , I can look forward to my customary walk of shame with a little more equanimity.

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    • CiTral6077
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      I like online day 1s, because sometimes you travel to another country, have to pay for hotel and travel expenses and just 2 hours into the event you bust. When you play a online day 1 you are already itm while still playing the most exiting part live in a real casino. Its a good mix between live and online poker and a great chance to make it to a cool event.

      888 username: alligatorboy
    • JoZn
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      playing day 1 of a tournament online is a great way of "qualifying" (in this case you're already ITM which is even greater) for a live event that you'll probably won't be able to play because of your regular work. If you qualify, I guess most employer normally would agree and give you a few days of work to go to that place. This way, you don't have to take a holiday without knowing you'll be ITM. I mean, what better way to be able to say: "I travel there, play, and already bring money back" :f_love: - that's just perfect. I don't know what negative point could be mentioned, I don't see any.

      888 username: unsurrrr
    • Tim128
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      I like online day 1s because you can play the main part of the tourney (the least important one) from your home but when money is made, when every good desicion will make you a few hundred bucks you can actually look at your opponents and know who's money your taking!

      Edit:
      888username: Tim128V
    • cheers4chips
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      Chance to play more tournaments with online flights because of less travel & accomodation costs associated with travelling for Live day 1s.
      Username-leogbp888
    • oliwarby1990
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      I like online day 1s because if i bust early I haven't wasted time and money travelling to an event

      888 username: Spartacus410
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      I'd like to win because I'd like to visit family in London with the kids after shipping the tournament!

      888 username UPAY4DINNER
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    • Lazza61
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      Come on guys. Get your entries is as this closes Sunday.
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Come on guys. Get your entries is as this closes Sunday.
      Can I enter again?

      #StillWontWin
    • SDK1987
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      it would be fun to participate in this and win the entire tournament.

      Nickname is: SDKl1987
    • outrun123
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      I like online day 1s because i could play my A-game and not worry about opponent reads from my body language.

      888 username: outrun123
    • profimaximus
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      like online day 1s because this is great opportunity for me to make something big!
      888 username: saie36
    • riverkarma
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      I like online day 1s because you can feel the trepedation in the air, people with stars in their eyes and hopes in their hearts..... just waiting to get crushed. :f_drink:

      :f_cool: 888 username: doncodlione
    • Cybergothic
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      I like online day 1s because I can play the event from home wearing just my pants!

      888 username: PokerZoid