The New Jersey Poker Classic Is Back For An Encore At 888 Poker

Posted By Steve Ruddock on January 28, 2018

After a successful debut in November, 888 Poker is bringing the New Jersey Poker Classic back for an encore performance in February.

The second rendition of the online poker tournament series will be even bigger than the first, with more days, more events and more guaranteed prize money.

In November, the 11-day NJPC series guaranteed $500,000 over 38 events. The series easily surpassed that number, with 888 Poker handing out over $640,000 during the inaugural NJPC.

The upcoming NJPC II will boast 57 events over the course of 17 days (Feb. 9-25). The series will award at least $800,000 in guaranteed prize-money.

888 believes it can once again beat its guarantees.

Freeroll central at 888 Poker

One method 888 will employ is freerolls.

According to a press release, 888 is holding more than $20,000 in daily and weekly freerolls, right up until the Main Event. Prizes in these freerolls will range from seats in NJPC events to satellite tickets.

There will also be additional freerolls for VIP players. And every new player will get two tickets to the freerolls as a gift, in addition to 888 Poker’s $20 registration bonus.

Here’s a look at the current freeroll schedule:

  • A $500 NJPC Daily Freeroll will be held every day at 8 p.m.
  • A $1,000 NJPC Weekly Freeroll will be held every Sunday at 7 p.m.
  • A $2,500 NJPC VIP Freeroll will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

The NJPC Main Event

The Main Event of NJPC II boasts a $100,000 guarantee. In addition to over $20,000, the winner of the NJPC II Main Event will receive the New Jersey Poker Classic Series gold belt.

The Main Event should easily eclipse the $100,000 guarantee.

Last year’s Main Event also featured a $100,000 guarantee. The tournament attracted 156 entries and 108 reentries, generating a prize pool of $123,288.

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NJPC schedule

Here’s the complete NJPC II schedule.

Day Tournament Buy-in ($)
Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. NJPC II #1 – $8,000 NLH – Kick-off [R&A] $30
Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. NJPC II #2 – $8,000 NLH – Friday Fight [Knockout] $250
Friday, Feb. 9, 9 p.m. NJPC II #3 – $5,000 NLH – Turbo Deep$tack [R&A] $50
Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. NJPC II #4 – $4,500 NLH – Saturday Startup [Freezeout] $50
Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. NJPC II #5 – $10,000 NLH – Saturday Night Shuffle Up [Re-entry] $150
Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 p.m. NJPC II #6 – $8,000 NLH – Fast Flight [R&A, Turbo] $75
Sunday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m. NJPC II #7 – $60,000 NLH – Sunday Biggy [Re-entry] $320
Sunday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. NJPC II #8 – $8,000 NLH – Short-Handed Sunday [R&A, 4 Max] $50
Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. NJPC II #9 – $25,000 NLH – Big 500 [Re-entry] $500
Sunday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. NJPC II #10 – $8,000 NLH – Classic Freezeout $100
Sunday, Feb. 11, 9 p.m. NJPC II #11 – $8,500 NLH – Sunday Closeout Super Addon [R&A] $20
Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. NJPC II #12 – $8,000 NLH – The Classic 100 [Re-entry, 8 Max] $100
Monday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. NJPC II #13 – $8,000 NLH – Little Monday [R&A] $30
Monday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m. NJPC II #14 – $5,000 NLH – The Classic 50 [R&A] $50
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. NJPC II #15 – $25,000 NLH – Big 500 II [Re-entry] $500
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. NJPC II #16 – $15,000 NLH – Tuesday Showdown Special [Re-entry] $250
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9 p.m. NJPC II #17 – $7,500 NLH – Turbo Tuesday [R, 6 Max] $50
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. NJPC II #18 – $5,000 NLH – Wednesday Warmup Deep$tack [R&A] $20
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. NJPC II #19 – $4,000 NLH – Mid-Week Freeze [Freezeout] $50
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 p.m. NJPC II #20 – $7,500 NLH – Wednesday Biggie [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. NJPC II #21 – $4,000 NLH – Thursday 2AND1 $30
Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. NJPC II #22 – $10,000 NLH – Thursday Throwdown [1R1A] $100
Thursday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m. NJPC II #23 – $7,500 NLH – Chips Chips Chips [Re-entry, Deepstack] $75
Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. NJPC II #24 – $2,000 NLH – Friday Kickstarter [R&A, Show Me] $20
Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. NJPC II #25 – $20,000 NLH – Weekend Warmup [Re-entry] $250
Friday, Feb. 16, 9 p.m. NJPC II #26 – $3,500 NLH – Friday Fight II [Knockout] $75
Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. NJPC II #27 – $7,500 NLH – Saturday Jumpstart [R&A, 4 Max] $50
Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. NJPC II #28 – $12,500 NLH – Super Saturday [Re-entry, 8 Max] $250
Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m. NJPC II #29 – $8,000 NLH – The Classic 100 II [Re-entry] $100
Sunday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m. NJPC II #30 – $80,000 NLH – Sunday Spectacular [Re-entry] $350
Sunday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. NJPC II #31 – $12,500 NLH – Sunday Funday [1R1A] $100
Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. NJPC II #32 – $25,000 NLH – Super Sunday [Re-entry] $250
Sunday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. NJPC II #33 – $6,000 PLO – The Omaha 100 [Re-entry, 8 Max] $100
Sunday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m. NJPC II #34 – $8,000 NLH – Sunday Closeout [R&A, 6 Max] $30
Monday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. NJPC II #35 – $5,000 NLH – Monday Maniac [R&A] $50
Monday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. NJPC II #36 – $8,500 NLH – Sublime Six Max [R&A] $30
Monday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. NJPC II #37 – $8,888 NLH – 8×8 [8R, 8 Max, Turbo] $88
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. NJPC II #38 – $5,000 NLH – Tuesday Takeoff Deep$tack [R&A] $20
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. NJPC II #39 – $50,000 NLH – High Roller [Re-entry, 6 Max] $1,000
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. NJPC II #40 – $20,000 NLH – Tuesday Showdown Special+ [Re-entry] $250
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. NJPC II #41 – $7,000 NLH – 4 Max Dance [R&A] $75
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. NJPC II #42 – $8,000 NLH – Special Wednesday [R&A]
Wednesday, Feb. 21,   9 p.m. NJPC II #43 – $8,000 NLH – Wendesday 2AND1 $50
Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. NJPC II #44 – $2,500 NLH – Teams Tournament [R&A] $30
Thursday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. NJPC II #45 – $8,000 NLH – Thursday’s 6 Max [Re-entry] $100
Thursday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m. NJPC II #46 – $7,500 NLH – Thursday Night Right [Turbo, 1R1A] $75
Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. NJPC II #47 – $10,000 NLH – TGIF [Deepstack & Super Addon] $150
Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. NJPC II #48 – $25,000 NLH – Play Your Way [3 Re-entry, 1 Add-on] $250
Friday, Feb. 23, 9 p.m. NJPC II #49 – $5,000 NLH – Friday Fight III [Knockout] $50
Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. NJPC II #50 – $8,000 NLH – Saturday Night 30 [R&A] $30
Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. NJPC II #51 – $25,000 NLH – Saturday’s Best [Re-entry] $320
Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m. NJPC II #52 – $4,000 PLO – The Omaha 50 [R&A, 8 Max] $50
Sunday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m. NJPC II #53 – $100,000 NLH – MAIN EVENT [Re-entry] $500
Sunday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. NJPC II #54 – $11,111 NLH – Sunday One Day [R&A] $11
Sunday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. NJPC II #55 – $4,500 – Teams Tournament [R&A] $50
Sunday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. NJPC II #56 – $15,000 NLH – Final Freezeout $250
Sunday, Feb. 25, 9 p.m. NJPC II #57 – $10,000 NLH – Closeout Deep$tack [Re-entry, Turbo] $100
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