2020 has arrived, and 888 poker is celebrating in grand style! 888 poker ambassadors, including Sophia Lovgren, Ana Marquez, Vivian Saliba, Martin Jacobson, Daria Feshchenko, Chris Moorman, Kara Scott, and Dominik Nitsche are raring to go, with their New Year's resolutions and goals for 2020. 

Each of these stellar poker ambassadors had an outsized impact on the poker world in 2019, and are looking to repeat their heroics in 2020. In 2019, these poker pros grinded their way through challenging contests, showing their steel as legendary brand ambassadors.

Sophia Lovgren played a much more disciplined game in 2019 and attested to the value of 3-month goals over yearly goals. She loves the idea of reading lots of books, and has made this a top priority for 2020

Ana Marquez was thrilled with her performances in 2019, and looks set to accomplish all of her pre-stated objectives in 2020. A true poker prodigy.

Vivian Saliba hit all of her poker objectives in 2019, and is looking to organize her personal life this year, to make 2020 her best professional poker year to date. With a fourth-place finish in the Crazy 8s tournament in Las Vegas, she scooped up her biggest cash, and looks well-positioned for success.

Martin Jacobson didn't have the best year in 2019, but he remains confident in his poker playing abilities and looks forward to a turnaround in 2020. He’s already got big ideas in mind for 2020, but is remaining mum on what he’s got up his sleeve!

Daria Feshchenko is a family gal, and is thrilled that her son started school and she’s equally appreciative of her boyfriend who’s a big positive in her life. She can’t wait to hit the poker felt in 2020 as a brand ambassador for 888 poker and is looking to make big contributions to the industry.

Chris Moorman had a challenging 2019, but he managed to turn his game around just before the WSOP and continue achieving his goals for the remainder of the year. The victory at the Wynn was the highlight of the year, among several other summer cashes. 

Kara Scott was over the moon as a poker commentator at the WSOP on Poker Central and ESPN. She loves the poker social scene and the people she works with. She even managed to win at 888 poker LIVE Barcelona. Her 2020 goals are pretty much more of the same!

Dominik Nitsche floundered a little in 2019, coming up short in many big-money buy-ins. On a plus note, he successfully launched DTOPoker and it’s going well. He was in Japan for 10 days after the launch and he loved the food, the culture and the overall experience. From strength to strength in 2020. 


888poker LIVE Madrid (Thursday, 23 January – Monday 3, February 2020)

888 poker LIVE Madrid features €1 million guaranteed. This is the first stop of the year for 888poker, and it takes place in Spain's capital, Madrid. The illustrious Casino Gran Via will set the scene for Team 888 poker’s ambassadors. The Main Event features a guaranteed prize pool of €800,000.

The glittering Casino Gran Via is located in Madrid's finest location, featuring top-tier restaurants and a unique poker room. Poker players have an opportunity to win an all-inclusive package to the 888 poker LIVE Madrid €1 Million Guaranteed Tournament, and a seat to the €800,000 Guaranteed Main Event by competing in the 2020 qualifier.

• Buy-in > $109
• Prize > $1,600 for the 888poker LIVE Madrid Festival Package + lots of added extras

888 poker LIVE London Weekend (Wednesday, 5 February – Sunday, 9 February 2020)

Barely 2 days later, 888poker’s Live tournament schedule takes flight to London, England. This spectacular tournament coincides with the 2020 London Affiliate Conference (LAC). The venue is none other than Aspers Casino in Stratford, London. The Main Event is the showstopper, and players will be chomping at the bit to compete in this high-stakes poker tournament.

888 poker LIVE Bucharest (Monday, 23 March – Sunday 29 March 2020)

The last time 888poker players competed in Bucharest, the prize pool was a whopping €387,638, thanks to 505 entries at the Main Event. In 2020, 888poker LIVE Bucharest is set to make a big splash with lots of players and lots of cash up for grabs. Nestled in the art nouveau-style enclave of Romania's capital city, this poker tournament fuses art, culture, and entertainment in a truly unforgettable ensemble. Darius Neagoe won $69,972 (€62,000) and a coveted WSOP package valued at $12,600.

888 poker LIVE Barcelona (Thursday 14 May – Monday, 25 May 2020)

It's back to Spain with 888poker’s fourth stop of 2020. Barcelona is filled with fun, a coastal city with an amazing nightlife, great cuisine, and entertainment options galore. Players are treated to lavish accommodations at Casino Barcelona.

WSOP Main Event (Wednesday 1 July – Tuesday, 14 July, 2020)

Nothing beats the World Series of Poker (WSOP). This is the showstopper of the year, and the Main Event is the ultimate poker contest. 888poker sponsors the WSOP, bringing players up to speed from behind-the-scenes. The competition takes place over 2 weeks in July, and qualifiers are available too. As the proud sponsors of the WSOP for six years on the trot, players are assured of some pretty cool goodies from 888poker. 

888 poker LIVE Sochi (Thursday 6 August – Friday, 14 August 2020)

The runaway success of the 2019, 888poker LIVE Sochi tournament provided plenty of momentum for this year's contest. The Caucasian Riviera is the site of this poker tournament, a Russian hotspot with a subtropical climate. The weather is perfect in August, making it an ideal time for partygoers to enjoy some sightseeing, fun-filled activities, and of course poker par excellence.

Don't forget the Riviera Amusement Park in Sochi, and the Sochi National Park – there are plenty of interesting and bizarre-looking creatures, much like the variety of players you’re going to find at the poker tables.

888 poker LIVE Tallinn (Tuesday 1 September – Monday, 7 September, 2020)

Its been a few years since 888poker LIVE attended Tallinn, so 2020 is extra special. This Estonian city is flanked by the Baltic Sea on the Gulf of Finland. This glorious stop on the poker calendar is filled with historical majesty, and Tallinn’s Old Town is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to prepare for this contest.

888 poker LIVE unleashes the Battle of Malta (October 2020)

In 2019, €1 million GTD was up for grabs in the Main Event of this tournament. Some 2,691 players attended the Main Event, with 4,657 entries overall. In 2020, this contest is expected to shatter all records and make it the must-play contest outside of the WSOP in Las Vegas, Nevada.

888 poker LIVE London Festival (Monday, 16 November – Sunday 29, November 2020)

It's back to London! Aspers Casino in Stratford is the venue of this popular poker tournament. It is expected to be highly profitable, and 888poker will be running lots of satellites and qualifiers for players to win entry to the Main Event of the 888poker LIVE London Festival later on this year.

888 Poker Products

888 poker also features a gift shop where players can purchase all sorts of poker products. These include accessories, football shirts, give cards, 888 poker merchandise (clothing, headphones, miscellaneous items, poker items, special edition items). But that's not all; players can also splash some cash on designer items by Giorgio Armani, Prada, Michael Kors, Ray-ban, et al.

Fabulous sunglasses, jewelry, electronics, gadgets, watches, and audio equipment are up for grabs. Plus, Apple accessories are also available at the 888poker Shop, including iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, and watches. All of the poker products at 888poker have a value in Gold Tokens, and players simply need to login to see the value. 2020 is the year where it all happens, and there's no doubt that fabulous new products will be available at the 888 poker Shop. 

About the Author

With digital marketing strategies in his blood, Louis Wheeler has traveled around the world, exploring gambling cultures and gaining experience in casino games from 2003. If you are in a casino anywhere around the planet, you may find him right next to you, playing blackjack, roulette or texas hold'em. 

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