Another lucky player from Canada has won a special tournament to play in Poker After Dark's 888poker Week II in Las Vegas, all for just $1!
For the second year in a row, 888poker has teamed up with Poker Central to give qualified 888poker players an exclusive offer of a lifetime!
Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II - Qualifier
From May 19 to 23, two lucky players got the chance to play against top poker pros in the world on one of the grandest stages - the PokerGo Studio in Vegas. To qualify, they only need to participate in a one-off tournament on April 28 at 8pm GMT on 888poker.
For a mere $1, players from Canada, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom can win this once-in-a-lifetime trip. The two winners were awarded a Vegas package worth $14,000 each, broken down as follows:
Aside from the $14,000 package, the two lucky winners were set to enjoy a personal tour with two awesome guides while in Vegas - high-stakes specialist Dominik Nitsche and the most-winningest online poker tournament pro Chris Moorman.
The first lucky winner of this promo was Jonny "Tommyder" Anderson from Canada.
The Second Lucky Winner is also from Canada
On May 21, Mark Heintz was the second lucky man to win this awesome package from 888poker for just $1. He finally got the chance to battle it out against six top poker players. Though he didn’t get that extraordinary ending, the 37-year-old Heintz from Alberta, Canada, still got to play live on camera against the best pros for everyone to see.
He only shelled out $1 to battle against seven pros on Poker After Dark, who each took out $10,000 from their own bankrolls to create a $70,000 prize pool. The top winner would be awarded $50,000 while the runner-up would receive $20,000. The other five players would go home empty handed.
The poker pros who participated in this game were:
Nitsche said, “Watching the sit and gos on Poker After Dark back in the day was always so exciting for me. It’s always one of my favourite TV shows … I’ve never played on Poker After Dark before. It’s amazing that 888poker truly gives anyone the chance to play on Poker After Dark. For me it’s amazing to be on it and I can only imagine what it feels like for a recreational player.”
Moorman agreed, saying, “When I first started playing poker, I just watched Poker After Dark on the TV. I’m excited to just try to do my best and hopefully take it down … I still got a lot to achieve in this game so hopefully I can build on that and win this sit and go.”
While Heintz busted in 5th place, it was nevertheless an awesome experience for him to play with the best poker pros and get to know some of them at a personal level backstage. He even outlasted Nitsche, who also was making his Poker After Dark debut.
The event was eventually won by Ali Imsirovic, who defeated Phil Hellmuth in the final heads-up match.
Hellmuth had 7-8
Imsirovic had 7-J
The board ran 7-4-2-3-9, which declared Imsirovic the winner of this event for $50,000, leaving Hellmuth to settle for the runner-up prize worth $20,000.
Watch this video where Heintz outlasts an 888poker ambassador: