888poker Super XL Series Comes with $3 Million Guarantee


In January, the fourth edition of the 888poker Super XL Series exceeded all expectations, covering all of its guarantees by an average of 210%. Due to its popularity, the site is bringing the series back in May, this time guaranteeing $3 million over 40 events, including a $1,050 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed Main Event.

The series, which runs from May 14-22, will continue its tradition of offering a Mini, Turbo and Main version of each event. Entries start as low as $5 and max out at the $2,100 buy-in, $400,000 High Roller Event scheduled for Monday, May 16.

With its $3 million guarantee, 888poker is upping the ante from its previous series, which boasted just $2 million in guaranteed cash.

The first event on the docket, the $88,888 Crazy 8 Super XL Kick Off, is an $88 buy-in tournament featuring the same structure that will be used in the $888 Crazy Eights 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event of the 2016 WSOP. The winner of 888poker’s version will not only receive the largest chunk of the prize pool, but will also be rewarded with an entry into the WSOP live event.

“I will be playing on 888 a lot practicing and trying out a few new, different things I have been working on,” said 888 pro Dominik Nitsche. “I just heard there will be another XL series right before Vegas, so that’s amazing news as it will give me a chance to get in some big tournaments before playing the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl.”

Super XL satellites are already running on 888poker and are offered as low as $0.01. Players will additionally have the chance to qualify in two mega satellites. The first costs $160 to enter and takes place on Sunday, May 5 at 18:35. A minimum of 15 seats will be up for grabs in that tournament. The second is a $215 buy-in satellite which takes place on Sunday, May 22 at 15:05 and will award 50 seats.

The January edition of the series proved a major success for 888poker and Finland’s ‘jnevanli’ bested the UK’s ‘carmen.1957’ in the Main Event, taking home a $182,663 payday.

Here’s a look at all of the series’ main events:

Super XL 1 – $88 buy-in, $88,888 Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff (18:00, Saturday)
Super XL 4 – $215 buy-in, $150,000 Mega Deep (16:30, Sunday)
Super XL 7 – $600 buy-in, $200,000 Whale (18:00, Sunday)
Super XL 10 – $160 buy-in, $15,000 Omaha Event (18:00, Monday)
Super XL 15 – $2100 buy-in, $400,000 High Roller Event (18:00, Tuesday)
Super XL 18 – $109 buy-in, $30,000 8-Max Event (18:00, Wednesday)
Super XL 21 – $160 buy-in, $10,000 Americas Event (23:00, Wednesday)
Super XL 24 – $55 buy-in, $40,000 R&A EVENT (17:00, Thursday)
Super XL 26 – $215 buy-in, $75,000 Quarterback Event (18:00, Thursday)
Super XL 29 – $150 buy-in, $25,000 Knockout Event (18:00, Friday)
Super XL 32 – $160 buy-in, $50,000 6 Max Event (18:00, Saturday)
Super XL 35 – $215 buy-in, $150,000 Mega Deep (16:30, Sunday)
Super XL 36 – $1050 buy-in $1,000,000 Main Event (17:00, Sunday)

Full schedule here

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