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Published: 12th June 2017 Written by WSOP, WSOP 2017
Updated: 10th December 2023

888poker 8-Team 2017 WSOP Main EventThe 888poker 8-Team consists of poker pros and online qualifiers that will be representing the brand at the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

There will be five teams from different countries each will have a captain, wing man and an online qualifier from 888poker.

Team captains are 888poker ambassadors: Chris Moorman (UK), Bruno Politano (Brazil), Parker Talbot (Canada), Sofia Lövgren (Sweden) and Dominik Nitsche (Germany).

888poker are once again the only poker site that is an official sponsor of the World Series of Poker.

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888poker 8-Team – 2017 WSOP Main Event

888poker have made up five teams from different countries (Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden & UK) to represent the brand in the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

Each of the five teams will have a captain, wing man and an online qualifier who has qualified online at 888poker.

As an extra prize the Team which performs the best in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event will earn a 2018 WSOP Main Event prize package for the online qualifier of that team.

888poker Supersize Main Event Promotion

888poker are running a promotion for all Main Event qualifiers that won a prize package online and continues on to win the 2017 WSOP Main Event. The online poker site will add extra cash to their winnings to make sure they are guaranteed a first place prize of at least $10 million.


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888-Team UK

Team Captain: Chris Moorman
Wing Man: William Kassouf – professional poker player

Chris Moorman is head of Team UK with $14 million earned in both live and online poker games. Moorman is joined by wing man William Kassouf the UK professional poker player.

888-Team Brazil

Team Captain: Bruno Politano

888 Poker Ambassador Bruno Politano is a 2014 WSOP November Niner winning $947,172 for his 7th place finish in the Main Event.

888-Team Canada

Team Captain: Parker Talbot aKa TonkaaaaP
Wing Man: Griffin Benger – 2016 WSOP November Nine

The newest member to Team 888 is Parker “TonkaaaaP” Talbot who is a dedicated poker video streamer on Twitch and also works with David Tuchman on commentary at live poker events.

888-Team Sweden

Team Captain: Sofia Lövgren – 888poker ambassador
Wing Man: Martin Jacobson – 2014 WSOP Main Event winner.

Swedish 888poker ambassador, Sofia Lövgren is joined by wing man Martin Jacobson to represent 8-Team Sweden in the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

888-Team Germany

Team Captain: Dominik Nitsche

Dominik Nitsche is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner earning over six million in live poker tournaments and is the 888poker Ambassador for Germany.