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Sweden’s PSMO 2018 Kicks off April 1 at 888poker

The online poker series Poker-SM Online Championship Series (PSMO) designed especially for Swedish players will be sponsored exclusively by 888poker for the third year in a row. Sweden’s popular online poker championship kicks off April 1 with ten events taking place on the website throughout the month.

The world’s second largest online poker network 888poker has once again been selected for an exclusive sponsorship by the Swedish Poker-SM Online Championship Series. It will host PSMO 2018 Series on its online platform starting with a Freeroll and a $22 Lowroller on Sunday, April 1. The keystone event of the series is the 150+$10 GTD PSMO Main Event with a $15,000 guarantee which will be held Sunday, April 29. The satellites for the Main Event and for the $55 side events are currently underway and players can participate until the end of March.

The winner of the Main Event will receive a portion of the guaranteed pool of $15,000 as well as an entry package to the 888poker LIVE Barcelona championship. The event will be held from May 24 to June 4 at Casino Barcelona and will offer a prize pool of $1 million. The $2,200 Packages include the $109 buy-in, 3 nights accommodation and $220 travel expenses. Another package will be awarded to the player who tops the PSMO leaderboard – he or she will win entry to the 2018 WSOP Crazy Eights event in Las Vegas from June 30-July 3 which offers $888,888 Guaranteed to the 1st place.

Poker-SM Online Championship Series 2018

The Swedish Poker-SM Online Championship Series started in 2016 as a single event but in 2014, it expanded to a large festival where players could choose more variants than just the traditional no-limit Texas Hold’em. In 2016, the online poker festival partnered with online cardroom 888poker and started to run on its platform. This year poker pros will play in the 120-minute levels of the PSMO Main Event for $15,000 guarantee.

The schedule includes several other exciting events such as the $55 buy-in PSMO DeepStack on April 8, the $320 PSMO Texas High Roller 6-Max, and the $320 buy-in PSMO PLO High Roller 6-Max which will run on April 22. Five of the events in the season will offer rankings for the PSMO leaderboard, but the Main Event is not included.

Several top Swedish players are expected to take part in the championship, including 888poker Ambassador Sofia Lövgren and 2014 WSOP Champion Martin Jacobson. Other poker pros who have participated in the series are Jerry “perrymejsen” Ödeen, who won SEK10,000 + 1,000 Poker-SM 2017 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event and WSOP bracelet winner Peter Eichardt. Among the previous PSMO Main Event winners are Pontus Magnusson and Emma Wikberg.