888poker Super XL Series Is Back with $4 Million Guaranteed

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888poker’s popular Super XL Series returns in September for its six edition and features $4 million in guaranteed cash with a $1.5 million Main Event prize pool. This iteration of the online poker festival is the site’s richest yet, boasting a one million-dollar increase in payouts from its May series, and double the prizes handed out in its fourth edition in January.

The action kicks off on Saturday, September 17 with the $100,000 Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff and culminates with the $1,050 buy-in Main Event on Sunday, September 25.

This year, players will once again have their choice of playing a Main, Mini and Turbo version of each event. With entry fees starting at five dollars and rising into the thousands, 888 hopes to attract lower limit players and high-stakes grinders alike. The site’s $500,000 guaranteed, $2,100 buy-in High Roller event – the highest priced tournament on the schedule – is set to play out on September 20

Other standout tournaments include the $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Quarterback event, the $160 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed Six Max event and the $150 buy-in, $30,000 guaranteed Knockout Event. In addition to the series’ regular priced Main Event, 888 will offer Mini, Micro, Turbo and Super Turbo Main Events, giving away a combined $210,000 in guaranteed cash.

888poker ambassador Chris Moorman is looking forward to playing in the September series and hopes to add to his more than $4.1 million in tournament winnings.

“I can’t wait to play the upcoming 888poker Super XL Series,” Moorman said. “There is a great selection of tournaments every day with great structures and a wide variety of tournament types to keep it fresh. I’m hoping I can take one down as the newest 888poker ambassador.”

888 sponsored pro Dominik Nitsche is anxious to get started and says fits right into his schedule.

“I just think it’s a great series scheduled at the perfect time,” Nitschesaid. “In my opinion scheduling is the most important factor for any online tournament series. For a lot of other players and myself, there is just not very much to play in September so the XL Series fits in very nicely. A lot of people will be at home and will have a chance to compete for big prizes.”

The poker pro plans to play in nearly every event, but called the $2,100 High Roller tournament his favorite of the series.


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The Super XL Series has been a rousing success for 888. In January, the series covered all of its guarantees by an average of 210% and saw its Main Event prize pool climb to $1.2 million, the biggest ever offered on 888poker. In that battle, Finland’s ‘jnevanli’ struck a final table deal with UK’s ‘carmen.1957’ to take the largest slice of the pool.

This year’s May series was also a big hit, attracting 1,268 players and creating a Main Event prize pool of $1.268 million. Sweden’s ‘Gr33nApples’ took the top spot in the tournament and banked the $183,869 first-place prize.

Moorman sees the series’ success as a great sign for the industry.

“I think the growth of the Super XL Series shows the demand there is for poker,” added Moorman. “People want to play big events for big money online. I’m so glad 888poker is helping to fulfill this.”

The site is running daily qualifiers for the series every day of the week along with satellites that start as low as 1¢. For the full schedule and more details head over to 888poker.

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  1. 888 sponsored pro Dominik Nitsche is anxious to get started and says fits right into his schedule.

    “….For a lot of other players and myself, there is just not very much to play in September…..”

    Ehh, what? 😀 I guess he havent heard about that annual thing called the WCOOP.