Revamped 888poker XL Inferno Series Features $7.5M Guaranteed


In 2016, 888poker took the Super XL Series to new heights with bigger guarantees and a deeper schedule. Apparently, they weren’t even close to being done with the improvements. This week the company announced they have rebranded the series and once again upped the guarantees.

Over the course of the next year the company will run three separate XL Championship Series: XL Inferno in May, XL Eclipse in September, and XL Blizzard in January 2018. The XL Inferno runs May 7 – 21 with a total of 197 events and guarantees totaling over $7.5 million.


Five different Main Events on the final day of the schedule give players of all bankroll sizes a chance at collecting a huge payday including the $1,500,000 guaranteed Main Event with a $1,050 buy-in.

19:00 Main Event $1,050 $1,500,000
19:00 Mini Main Event $160 $250,000
19:30 Micro Main Event $30 $50,000
21:00 Turbo Main Event $109 $30,000
22:00 Super Turbo Main Event $75 $15,000


As a way of rewarding the best of the best, 888poker has brought back the Champion of Champions with one significant twist that could send you to the 2017 World Series of Poker. Instead of rewarding players based on a leaderboard, 888poker is now putting the winner of each event in a special freeroll tournament on May 23 that rewards the top 40 finishers with prizes including a WSOP Main Event prize package.

Place Prize
1st WSOP Vegas Main Event package
2nd Crazy 8s WSOP Side Event package + $1,050 ME Qualifier ticket
3rd Crazy 8s WSOP Side Event package
4th – 5th $600 tournament ticket
6th – 40th $55 XL tournament ticket


While the five different Main Event tournaments are the bright shining stars of the schedule, there are other events that should be considered “can’t miss” events. Things get underway in a big way on the first day with two different Opening Events. Event #7 has a $160 buy-in and a $300,000 guarantee while players with a smaller bankroll can take a shot at the Mini Opening Event and its $50,000 guarantee for just $12.

On May 9 the big guns come out with the $2,100 buy-in High Roller event with a $500,000 guarantee. At the same time the Mini High Roller gets underway with $150,000 guarantee for just a $215 buy-in.

The biggest buy-in event on the schedule is the Super High Roller on May 16. With a $5,200 buy-in and a $400,000 guarantee, this event is sure to attract some of the best online poker players in the world.


Alongside the big prizepools and seemingly endless schedule are three tournaments where 888poker will be donating all the fees collected will be donated to REG’s (Raising for Effective Giving) Global Charity Portfolio.

The three events are all on May 16 and include the $5,200 buy-in Super High Roller, the $215 buy-in Mini Chip-In and the $55 buy-in Turbo Chip In.


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