888Live Austria – Poker and Skiing
No better way to start the year than joining an 888live event! They are very different from ordinary live tournaments with loads of fun activites planned for the players like golf, sightseeing tours, player parties, water activities or like this time – fun downhill skiing.
Check out the video I created together with my brother below!
After celebrating New Year with Luca in Sicily and a day skiing on the active vulcano Etna I was more than ready for 888live in Seefeld with all 888poker staff, players and qualifiers. This time I brought my whole “crew” including Luca, my two brothers and my brother’s girlfriend Therese.
We had welcome drinks with 888poker already the first evening where we met some new nice players from different corners of the world. I also met up with my Team888 collegues, Nico and Bruno x 2, who had travelled all the way from Brazil.
We had some awesome days in the ski slopes of Seefeld. I’ve been skiing since I was very young thanks to our family winter house in Geilo, Norway and it’s for sure one of the best things in life!
The tournament started on the Friday with a €40 000 GTD price pool and a €440 buy in. While playing and chatting to players I kept my stack well above average most of day 1, but lost a couple pots in the end of the day to finish with an average stack. My brother Fredrik was playing as well and he was the big chip leader going into day 2 which was also the final day.
The final day we were 30/113 players left and I was seated next to my brother. He busted me with A9>A6 when I shoved all in on sb vs his button raise. No mercy or soft play in our family… He lost a huge pot later on to bust in 11th place in a clash with the German player Thorsten Facius who finally got all his chips and later won the tournament and 888live Seefeld pokal.
It was an awesome event and next 888live is already in Marbella 8th-12th April! If you want to play a soft field tournament and like golf – don’t hesitate one minute to join this event! You can qualify online on 888poker. I’ve already booked it in my calendar – I can’t wait!!