888poker’s XL Blizzard Online Series Returns In April

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888poker's signiture XL Blizzard series returns in April with 34 events and a $500K GTD Main Event.

Get ready tournament grinders, the 2019 edition of 888poker’s signature series XL Blizzard is right around the corner.

From April 4-14, MTT players from around the world will be logging on to compete in 888poker’s 34-event super series that will feature over $1.7 million in guarantees.

The streamlined tournament schedule offers a number of staple events that players have come to enjoy, including the $100,000 guaranteed Opening Event, the $100,000 High Roller, a full slate of Progressive Knockouts, the Crazy 8’s and a $500,000 guaranteed Main Event with a new, scaled-back $250 buy-in.

In fact, this year the XL Blizzard schedule offers a wider variety of buy-ins making it more appealing than ever for players managing every size bankroll.

The Main Event

This year 888poker is looking for more players than ever to participate in the $500,000 XL Blizzard Main Event and they’ve encouraged players of every level to take their shot by lowering the buy-in to a more manageable $250 from last year’s $1,050 entry fee.

Not only is the buy-in reduced, but 888poker is making it easier than ever to qualify for the Main Event in 2019. Every day, at 21:00 GMT, the online site is running the XL Blizzard Main Event Qualifier that promises the top 12 players entry into the Main Event. The free tickets to the 12-seat qualifier are reserved for depositors but if you don’t have plans on making another deposit, there are plenty of other avenues to get into the Main Event for the minimum.

In addition to the 12-seat qualifier, 888poker is running a whole host of satellites, including $33 multi-seat guaranteed contests. As has been the case with every XL series, players can work their way up through the steps satellites starting with a buy-in as low as $0.01.

The Road To Vegas

The series is also offering their players a shot at one of the largest live tournaments of the year.

Once again this year, 888poker has teamed up with the World Series of Poker as the exclusive online site where players can win a seat into the $10,000 Main Event. This year, grinders of the XL Blizzard series will have one of the best chances to win a seat thanks to a series-end freeroll that will give away one of the coveted $12,600 WSOP packages.

READ: Everything You Need To Know About The 2019 WSOP

Every player that participates in five different XL Blizzard tournaments over the course of the series will receive a ticket to the tournament where the winner will earn themselves a flight to Las Vegas, lodging, some extra cash for expenses and a seat to the WSOP Main Event.

The series end freeroll will also be giving away three seats to the 888poker branded $888 Crazy Eights, which features an overhauled structure and a brand new super deep starting stack.

READ: 2019 WSOP Structure Breakdown: Crazy Eights

So clear your calendar and prepare to play 888poker’s 2019 XL Blizzard and perhaps win your way to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker.

888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

DATE EVENT BUY-IN
04/04 Event #1 – $100,000 Opening Event $109.00
04/04 Event #2 – $20,000 Mini Opening Event $16.50
04/04 Event #3 – $20,000 Late Opening Event $55.00
04/05 Event #4 – $30,000 PKO $55.00
04/05 Event #5 – $20,000 Mini PKO $22.00
04/06 Event #6 – $30,000 Crazy 8 $88.00
04/06 Event #7 – $10,000 Mini Crazy 8 $8.80
04/06 Event #8 – $10,000 Late Crazy 8 $44.00
04/07 Event #9 – $120,000 Mega Deep $215.00
04/07 Event #10 – $100,000 Tune Up $160.00
04/07 Event #11 – $50,000 Mini Tune Up $16.50
04/07 Event #12 – $50,000 Micro Tune Up $5.50
04/07 Event #13 – $20,000 Late Tune Up $55.00
04/08 Event #14 – $30,000 R&A $55.00
04/08 Event #15 – $10,000 Mini R&A $5.50
04/09 Event #16 – $100,000 High Roller $320.00
04/09 Event #17 – $30,000 Mini High Roller $55.00
04/09 Event #18 – $20,000 Late High Roller $109.00
04/10 Event #19 – $50,000 PKO $109.00
04/10 Event #20 – $20,000 Mini PKO $16.50
04/10 Event #21 – $10,000 Late PKO $33.00
04/11 Event #22 – $75,000 PKO 8-Max $215.00
04/11 Event #23 – $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max $22.00
04/11 Event #24 – $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max $55.00
04/12 Event #25 – $30,000 Deepstack $55.00
04/12 Event #26 – $20,000 Mini Deepstack $16.50
04/12 Event #27 – $10,000 Late Deepstack $33.00
04/13 Event #28 – $30,000 6-Max $109.00
04/13 Event #29 – $20,000 Mini $16.50
04/13 Event #30 – $15,000 Late 6-Max $55.00
04/14 Event #31 – $120,000 Mega Deep $215.00
04/14 Event #32 – $500,000 Main Event $250.00
04/14 Event #33 – $50,000 Mini Main Event $33.00
04/14 Event #34 – $15,000 Micro Main Event $5.50