By Aaron McBride
888poker WPTDeepStacks Portugal will run from August 31-September 8 with a jam-packed schedule that includes the WPTDS Opener, WPTDS High Roller, and of course, WPTDS €1,200 Main Event, that comes with a €250,000 guaranteed prize pool.
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Making their way to Vilamoura to join in on the WPTDeepStacks festivities are Kara Scott, Martin Jacobson (pictured), Vivian Saliba, Sofia Lovgren, Ana Marquez, and WPT Champions Club member Dominik Nitsche.
TV personality and poker host Scott (pictured) has been one of the most familiar faces in the poker world over the past ten years and combines her passion for playing with her brilliant on-screen interviewing skills.
A trio of female pros will also be in action, with two looking make a second WPTDeepStacks Main Event deep run in 2019.
Both Marquez and Lovgren took the tables during the 888poker WPTDeepStacks Malta Main Event back in April, with the pair just missing out on a place at the final table. Marquez departed in 17th place, while Lovgren was eliminated in 11th place for the Swede’s first WPTDS cash.
German poker superstar Nitsche (pictured) will also be back in WPTDeepStacks action following his participation in Malta. The WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic champion failed to find a place in the money on his last outing but did take part in some exciting hands, including on particular spot which saw him three-bet all in after his girlfriend and opponent Morgane Portier had raised. Portier ultimately decided to fold, and Nitsche took the pot before being eliminated shortly before the money-bubble.
Brazil’s Saliba, fresh from securing a fourth-place finish in the WSOP $888 No-Limit Hold’em – Crazy Eights for $308,888, will make her WPTDS debut.
Fancy battling a WSOP Main Event champion? Then head to Vilamoura to face 2014 victor Martin Jacobson! The current world money-list #34 has $460,408 in WPT live earnings to his name, which includes a runner-up finish at WPT Venice in 2009, as well as a sixth-place result at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris in 2011.
Vilamoura will not only offer you the opportunity to become a WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion but don’t forget the take your time to unwind in the Algarve sun! Take a look at our Vilamoura activities blog so you can plan your downtime from the poker tables for the complete experience!
See you soon in Portugal!
888poker WPTDeepStacks Portugal Schedule:
Dates: August 31-September 3, 2019
Buy-in: €200 + €20
WPTDeepStacks High Roller
Dates: September 3-5, 2019
Buy-in: €1,800 + €200
WPTDeepStacks Main Event
Dates: September 5-8, 2019
Buy-in: €1,100 + €100
You can qualify online on for the 888poker WPTDS Portugal Main Event on 888poker.
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