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.
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.