To celebrate the New Year, 888poker are running a Special Edition of their Baby Whale tournament, the 888poker $500K Super Whale tournament which will see a guaranteed jackpot of $500,000!
Back in February 888poker launched their Baby Whale tournament, which costs $320 to enter and boasts a massive $100,000 guarantee jackpot and this has proven to be one of their most popular events.
Other one-time changes will see the traditional 180 minutes of late registration lengthened to 250 minutes, while the usual Freezeout format will morph into one allowing for re-entries.
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888poker $500K Super Whale tournament Satellites Running Now
Satellites are running around the clock right now. In addition, there are two special satellites that will see at least 75 players win their way in. The first is a special 50 seats GTD satellite that will run a few hours before the Special Edition Super Whale on Sunday, January 15. The second is a special 25 seats GTD freeroll that is restricted to players who deposit with a dedicated bonus code.
The Baby Whale, which alternates every other week with the $600 buy-in The Whale, averages between 300-400 players, but for the Special Edition, they expect the field to swell to 1,000 players or more!
Previous Baby Whale Big Winners
Some past Baby Whale winners include “JohnyK91” (March 13 for $28,443), Peter “breeth” Turmezey (March 27 for $27,189), “olibalint” (April 10 for $28,860.30), Jan “hownorez” Nakládal (April 24 for $26,334), “Emil “Ejsenhoven1” Olsson (July 3 for $16,073.70), “Tacuara87” (Sept. 11 for $27,303), “Mikel_Hansen” (Oct. 9 for $21,991.74), and “MainHiAK” (Oct. 23 for $21,013.05).
“I like the Baby Whale mostly for its structure,” said former champ Nakládal. “It’s decently deep all the time, so you have a plenty of space to make your moves, wait for your spots, and so on. You don’t really need to rush. Since it has a lower buy-in than the regular Whale, it’s tempting to play for a lot of players, so it’s more fun to compete with different people. I think it has a good value because there are plenty of satellites into the tournament.”
Nakládal continued: “I’m pretty sure I will play the Special Edition because it will attract a lot of recreational players. My strategy will be the same strategy I apply for deep-stacked tournaments with good structures — just be tight before antes come into play, wait for my spots, and then start to open up more while using my tight image to steal pots. We will see how it will work this time.”
There’s no better tournament to kick off the New Year than the Special Edition Super Whale. We do it because players love big events with big GTDs, so be sure to mark your calendars!