888poker To Kick Off Micro-stakes Tournament ChampionChips On July 23

888poker has announced the launch of a micro-stakes buy-in series called ChampionChips that will allow players a chance to win big with low buy-ins. To be held between July 27-30, the series will have 18 events with buy-ins starting at just $1 but the total prizes available are upwards of $150,000.

Additionally, a ChampionChips Winner’s Gallery will allow $3,000 to be shared among the top 200 players in the series. Players are likely to win prizes ranging from a $1 tournament ticket to $1,000 in cash.

The Winner’s Gallery is a leaderboard which will show points accrued by players based on their finishing positions, the buy-in for the event and the player’s number of entries in a event. According to 888poker, those finishing within the top 100 will get cash prizes, while
the rest will get tournament tickets.

The ChampionChips is based on a similar tournament series held by 888poker last year in the run up to the Olympic Games in Rio. The site has retained the sporting theme in naming the different events.

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The first three events to kick off the tournament on Jul 23 are the $10,000 Opening Ceremony 6-Max with a buy –in of $5, $25,000 Half Marathon with a buy-in of $12 and $1,500 Race Track (Turbo) with a buy in of just $1. The succeeding days offer events of varying formats to interestedplayers, all at highly affordable buy-ins.

Some of top events with $1 buy-ins are the $1,000 Wrestling (4-Max), $3,000 Hurdles (Extended R&A), $2,000 Trampoline (R&A). The ones at $3 buy-ins are: $2,000 Pole Vault, $2,000 Triple Jump (1R1A), $2,000 Freestyle Swimming (Turbo), and $2,000 Judo Tournament (SNAP).

There are also other exciting events with a $5 buy-in. They are $1,500 Sync Swimming1 (Omaha), $3,000 Rugby (Quarterback) and $2,000 Sprint (Super Turbo). The next buy-in slab of $12 will have events like $10,000 Long Jump for $12, $10,000 Long Distance Race, and $3,000 Boxing (knockout) The High roller event of the tournament is the $30,000 Weightlifting (High Roller) which has a buy in of $55. The headlining $50,000 Marathon (Main Event) with a buy-in of $30 is likely to attract maximum attention. There are qualifying satellites already running for $0.50 for those on a budget.

888poker is allowing players with real money deposits to freely qualify for freerolls. The free qualifiers are running on 888poker.com thrice a day till July 22, and each will offer the top fifty players seats to a corresponding ChampionChip event.