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  1. 888poker’s celebrated Sunday Sale promotion returns on Sunday, July 12 giving online grinders a shot at a bankroll boosting payday at a fraction of the cost. And this time they are bumping up the fun by showcasing their online players with an epic day of live streaming. Three Times The Fun, Half The Price Three of 888poker’s marquee Sunday tournaments will have their buy-ins reduced by 50% while maintaining their normal guarantees. So, while the paydays will remain intact, the opportunity cost to win big is drastically reduced. [table id=75 /] The $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep kicks things off at 16:30 GMT and instead of a $109 buy-in, players can find their way in for just $55. It’s followed up by the $20,000 Sunday Sale Whale which fires an hour later at 17:30 GMT. The high roller tournament regularly is priced at $320 but this Sunday players can get in for $160. At the same time as the Whale, the $15,000 Sunday Sale Monsoon will feature a $27.50 buy-in as opposed to it’s standard $55 buy-in. Watch The Action - Live! 888poker is adding a bit of excitement to the weekend by shining a light on their Sunday Sale tournaments with a bonafide poker stream for players and fans alike. Veteran poker commentators David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall will be teaming up to break down the action on all three events on 888poker’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Tune to see who will take home the biggest prizes of the weekend starting at 9:00 pm GMT. Stream Freeroll To encourage people to jump into the stream, 888poker is giving viewers a Sunday Sale Stream Freeroll. Tune into the stream from the beginning and sometime before 10:30 GMT, Tuchman and Wealthall will reveal the password for a $500 freeroll. Everyday Low Prices The Sunday Sale tournaments the only low-cost options on 888poker. While the direct buy-ins for those three tournaments are half-off, players can still use the 888poker satellite system to get in for the minimum. Satellites on 888poker start for as little as $0.10 and players can win their way up through the system until they have a direct entry into any of the tournaments in the 888poker lobby. Sunday Sale satellites can be found in the same spot as the Sunday Sale tournaments themselves. Select the Sunday Sale tab under the Tournaments tab. For a full list of satellites available, click the ‘Satellites’ tab in the 888poker client.
  2. More and more online poker players are beginning to voice concern over the growing number of reentry tournaments. Freezeouts are becoming less and less common giving players with unlimited bankrolls a better shot at winning. 888poker heard the call and answered with vigor. The 888poker Freezeout Series runs June 21 - 29 with buy-ins $5.50 to $109 and more than $650,000 in total guarantees. Each event is a freezeout so players will have one shot at victory. The opening day includes three Tune Up events highlighted by Event #1 ($55 $50,000 Tune Up). Each day of the Freezeout Series has a theme. Monday is 8 Max, Tuesday is 9 Max, Wednesdays is for 8 Max PKOs, Thursday is for PKOs and Friday is for Deepstacks. Things pick up on the weekend. Saturday, June 27 includes one of just two $109 buy-in events and all Saturday events are played using Six Max. Everything culminates with the $109 buy-in Main Event that comes with a $200,000 guarantee. That event has multiple flights beginning on June 14. There is also a Mini Main Event with a $33 buy-in and $40,000 guaranteed and a Micro Main Event with a $5.50 buy-in and $10,0000 guaranteed. As always, 888poker offers an extensive satellite tournament program that allows players to qualify for as little as 1 penny. 888poker Freezeout Series Schedule [table id=72 /]
  3. With so many promotions taking place on 888poker in the month of May, it’s no wonder PocketFivers had another incredibly profitable month on the online site. In addition to 888poker’s popular XL Inferno online series, they routinely discounted their biggest Sunday tournaments and provided players a Galaxy of Freerolls to benefit from. Players took notice and flocked to take advantage. The UK’s ‘JBHInfinity’ picked up a huge score at the end of the month to take home the top spot on the Top Earners list. They booked a final table finish in the $500,000 guaranteed XL Inferno Main Event for a career-high cash of $32,780. They also had a bronze medal finish in the May 19 edition of the $5,000 Deepstack Monsoon which was good for another $750, helping them book a total of $33,883 for the month. Fellow grinder from the UK Ben ‘benwa1’ Warrington also had a big month racking up 11 in the money finishes, 10 of which were PLB-qualifying scores. Warrington started the month off strong with back-to-back four-figure scores. The first was a win in the May 2 edition of the $10,000 Monsoon for $2,812 and he followed that up with a victory in the May 3 $20,000 Sunday Sale Whale for another $7,579. Add to that two more four-figure scores and Warrington ended the month with a total of $20,568.18 for second on the Top Earners list. Sachin ‘mcsash’ Joshi took the #3 spot on the Top Earners list for May, racking up $18,750 in winnings. Joshi, who plays under the screen name ‘BUCKEDURNAN’ on 888poker did all his damage in a single shot by taking down the May 24 edition of the $109 buy-in $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. He bested the 705 entry field and locked up the $18,750 first-place prize, a career-high cash for the London-based player. 888poker Top 10 Earners May 2020 [table id=68 /] When it came to grinding, no one came close to the Netherlands ‘HeateN’. The small stakes tournament grinder racked up 137 in-the-money finishes in May for a total of $6,090 in earnings. Their month included 22 top-three finishes for a 16% podium finish. While they usually stick to the smaller stakes, $10 and under, a win in the May 16 edition of the $55 $3,000 Monsoon brought them a nice score of $1,171, their second-highest score ever on 888poker. No stranger to the Most Cashes list is Russia’s ‘Neverhood007’ who has routinely topped this category in past months. In May, they racked up 81 in-the-money finishes for a total earnings of $4,123. In all of those cashes, ‘Neverhood007’ managed to grab the top spot just one time, on May 29 when he took down the $400 Gtd Frenzy R&A for $160. Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira also had a prolific month, climbing into the #3 spot on the Most Cashes list with 79 cashes for a total of $15,258 - the most of anyone in the top 10. Ferreira booked five wins in the month including his spotlight score of $2,354 in the May 6 edition of the Gran Deepstack. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes May 2020 [table id=69 /] With all of those cashes, it should be no surprise that ‘HeateN’ also topped the 888poker Most Wins category for May. They took down seven tournament of their 137 results which was two better than the next trio of players. ‘RuffWizard’, ‘Flavio Felipe’, and Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira all were tied for second place as they wrapped up the month with five outright victories. Behind them was ‘Appiah1’ and ‘volkogrich’ who struck gold four time in the month of May. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins May 2020 [table id=70 /]
  4. With more poker players staying home nowadays, top online poker operators have recently ramped up their free home game offerings in a bid to be the platform of choice for poker players looking to play in a private game amongst friends. This week both PokerStars and 888poker have released new versions of their own variations of their private free-to-play platform, both of which now support mobile devices. PokerStars 'Home Games' Expansion In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, PokerStars has seen an explosion in the use of their free-to-play Home Games. According to the online operator, over 300,000 home games were set up in just the past three months. This has not only brought in new customers but also a new wave of user experiences and feedback. Previously planned upgrades to the PokerStars Home Games platform were “recently accelerated in response to customer feedback". The most notable upgrade is that now players can play on most mobile devices. Currently, Android devices are good to go, and support for iOS devices is reportedly coming very soon. Home Games has also been updated to include some of the game formats that had previously been unavailable. These include popular formats like Progressive Knock-Out and Total PKO tournaments. Players can also check out some more unique PokerStars offerings including Five- and Six-Card Omaha, 6+ Hold’em (Short Deck), Split Hold’em, and Fusion. PokerStars’ ‘Swap Hold’em’ will be added shortly as well. Updates were also made to simplify the process of creating cash games and tournaments by “making things cleaner and easier’ for the club managers. Late registration options have been extended with options of up to 90 minutes. New options for the speed of the tournament give managers four options from Hyper-turbos (3-minute levels) up to Slow (15-minute levels). 888poker Invites You To ‘Play With Friends’ 888poker was also quick to recognize that their private, free-to-play customers were looking to play while on-the-go. This week, 888poker also introduced the ability to go mobile. By downloading the mobile app, players can join a game set up by a manager who is on a PC. From a PC computer, the organizer will login and select the ‘Play With Friends’ tab. After the click 'Create New Game' they are prompted to build the event. Select a cash game or tournament and provide other pertinent details including the starting time, game name, and password. Once created, the Play With Friends home game will appear in the lobby. Just enter an email and the details of the game will be delivered to the organizer. From there, it can be forwarded to anyone chosen to play in the event.
  5. With the postponement of the World Series of Poker, and live poker taking a back seat in general, we decided to check in on some of the 888poker ambassadors to see how they are coping with quarantine, how they are passing the time away from the live felt, and what they are most looking forward to when the coast is finally clear. It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly ten years since Sweden’s Sofia Lövgren first started her poker career by rising through the ranks of the online poker cash games. After impressive runs in events during the European Poker Tour in 2012 and 2013, Lövgren signed on to become a brand ambassador for 888poker in 2014. Since that time, Lövgren has quickly become a force in the live tournament scene, traveling the circuit with 888poker, interacting with fans, and putting up impressive scores at stops all over the world. Last year, Lövgren could be seen running deep in 888poker events in Bucharest, Barcelona, Portugal, London, and the Battle of Malta. Other than poker, what activity have you missed the most since the lockdown began? I use to travel around every month for live poker, in combination with exploring different places. Traveling, exploring, and learning about cities and cultures is my favorite thing to do when I am not playing poker. I am also a big foodie and love to try different food in different cities. I really miss this. What's the best TV show or movie you've discovered during lockdown? I liked Fauda and Money Heist. I have been watching a lot of documentaries on YouTube too. What is the biggest frustration you’ve had during lockdown? I am not able to be with my boyfriend. He is on lockdown in India since February and not able to leave the country. Besides this, I miss hanging out with good friends. I don’t have any other frustrations because Sweden is not on lockdown and it is still possible to live a normal life here. I am spending a lot of time with my parents and siblings in Gothenburg. Having a great time with them chilling at home, cooking good food, watching movies, and playing online poker. What's the one thing about live poker that used to tilt you that all of a sudden you miss? Live poker swings… ;P (: What have you found to be a silver lining surrounding quarantine? Family time. I am spending a lot of time with my family in Gothenburg and cooking good food and baking. Also going out sailing in the archipelago and I have more time to read books. Since there's no live poker lately, I just love being at home playing poker in my pajamas. How are you using this time to work on your poker game? I am playing a lot of online poker these days. There is more action than ever online and more cash game tables and bigger tournament fields. I am watching YouTube videos, including poker videos, which helps to sharpen the game. What is something new that you have learned or are trying to learn during lockdown? I love dancing and right now I am learning Bollywood dance. It is a really fun happy dance and it is sooo much fun! What's the first place you're going to travel to once we're able to? I want to go on a vacation for one week to Greece, Mykonos and Santorini. Then I want to travel to Los Angeles to play live poker. I am also looking forward to flying back to Asia to vacation in Thailand or Vietnam. I’m looking forward to playing live tournaments soon again.
  6. With the postponement of the World Series of Poker, and live poker taking a back seat in general, we decided to check in on some of the 888poker ambassadors to see how they are coping with quarantine, how they are passing the time away from the live felt, and what they are most looking forward to when the coast is finally clear. There’s no doubt about it, Martin Jacobson would love to be gearing up for another run at the World Series of Poker. After all, the 2014 WSOP Main Event champion’s final table performance is widely considered one of the best in recent history. In late 2017 Jacobson joined the 888poker roster of brand ambassadors and has spent the better part of the past three years representing the online poker room at events all over the world. In addition to his dedication to the game, Jacobson is well-known for taking the same mental discipline he has for poker to his intense workout regimen. After making deep runs at the WPT Montreal and 888poker LIVE Barcelona last year, Jacobson has eclipsed over $17 million in total live earnings. Other than poker, what activity have you missed the most since the lockdown began? Socializing with friends and being surrounded by other people. They recently eased the restrictions here in the UK so you’re now allowed to stay outdoors and meet up with one other person outside of your household. Since then we've been going to the parks around London a lot more and it made me realize how much I have actually missed those simple experiences. What's the best TV show or movie you've discovered during lockdown? Russian Doll on Netflix. It’s really weird but unexpectedly great. It feels more like an HBO production than Netflix. Ozark season 3 and the Last Dance with MJ I really enjoyed as well. What is the biggest frustration you’ve had during lockdown? Not being able to party. I live a very strict and dedicated lifestyle to poker, health, and fitness which are all things I love but every now and then I just need to let loose and have a good party together with my friends. That balance is extremely important to me and something that this lockdown has prevented me from having. What's the one thing about live poker that used to tilt you that all of a sudden you miss? The smell of the Rio hallway. Haha, I don't know to be honest. It's definitely not seeing the majority of the field not washing their hands after they've taken care of their business in the bathroom! What have you found to be a silver lining surrounding quarantine? A few things. A better appreciation for things that I would normally be taking for granted, for example spending time with friends, family, or going out for dinner. I have also realized how important it is to have human interactions and feeling connected to other people, even outside your immediate circle. This might be naive and only have a short term effect but I would like to think that we, as a society, will show more appreciation for one another once things do go back to normal. How are you using this time to work on your poker game? I'm mostly playing right now as there are a ton of online action, like the XL series on 888 poker. For studying I have mainly been watching replays of the major online final tables on YouTube together with instructional videos on Run-it-once, and going through my own hand histories with the help of solvers. What is something new that you have learned or are trying to learn during lockdown? Spanish and guitar. I've dabbled with both in the past so I have some experience but definitely far from perfection. I especially struggle with the guitar, mainly because my fingers feel too big, and it can be super frustrating at times. What's the first place you're going to travel to once we're able to? Probably either Stockholm or Spain to see my family. I had loose plans to visit sometime in the spring but that was before this thing escalated to where it is now. I plan to travel less than I have in the past and make sure I prioritize seeing the people that matter the most.
  7. With the postponement of the World Series of Poker, and live poker taking a back seat in general, we decided to check in on some of the 888poker ambassadors to see how they are coping with quarantine, how they are passing the time away from the live felt, and what they are most looking forward to when the coast is finally clear. It was nearly three years ago that Brazilian poker pro Vivian Saliba first stepped into the poker spotlight. In just her second year participating in the World Series of Poker, Saliba turned heads with a deep run in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship event where she finished in 11th place for over $47,000. She followed that up as the youngest woman to enter the WSOP Main Event that year, where she cashed for over $27,000. Not long after that summer, she signed with 888poker as a brand ambassador and began to travel the world, playing in some of the biggest poker festivals on the circuit. Just last year at the WSOP, Saliba nearly took down the 888poker sponsored Crazy Eights, finishing in fourth place for a career-high score of $308,888. Other than poker, what activity have you missed the most since the lockdown began? I missed out traveling and the freedom of coming and going that we all had before. I've been living in Europe since 2018 but all my family and most of my friends are still in Brazil. Recently my sister had a baby and I was supposed to go to Brazil to get to know the little one. It really hurts messing out moments like this. I really wish I could meet my family and friends. What's the best TV show or movie you've discovered during lockdown? I have watched many series on Netflix and also some documentaries and political shows. I think the favorite one that I have discovered recently was Vikings. I love stories that portray old ages, like medieval times or even older. What is the biggest frustration you’ve had during lockdown? I really missed out traveling and meeting the people that I love, but I also had a big delay regarding organizing my life in Austria, where I've been living since October. Moving to a new country is never easy, especially in this case, since the language, culture, and laws are so different from Brazil. I was transferring my driver’s license to here and also learning the language. Both activities got postponed, which resulted in not being to drive and communicate very well. What's the one thing about live poker that used to tilt you that all of a sudden you miss? I love live poker and I can't think about anything that really tilted me about it. But to mention something, I've never been a big fan of bubble time during a tournament, especially in the super big events because it can take a lot of time. I would love to participate in any live bubble now and I wouldn't mind at all if it took too long, all I would care would be the thrill of the moment and of live poker. What have you found to be a silver lining surrounding quarantine? I think we all learned to appreciate more the things we used to take for granted. For example, the freedom of traveling or being able to leave your home whenever it suits you. I became way more grateful for my life also. The fact of being a poker player and being able to work also from my home gained even more value to me than before. How are you using this time to work on your poker game? Live poker is very different from online poker, as we all know. The difficult part for me is to make key adjustments in order to beat online games and how to compensate for the edge of reading a person at a live session. I've been studying a lot and reviewing and fixing many of my leaks. I also have been working out on a more regular basis and I am back to meditation. Having a fir body and mind is also so important to achieve a high-level performance for a longer time. What is something new that you have learned or are trying to learn during lockdown? I'm trying to learn German! As a Portuguese speaker and for someone who has a very difficult time learning new languages, this is a very hard task. I also learned many new things about the technical aspects of Omaha. During my free time, I like to cook and try new stuff, I came out with some very delicious recipes. I also learned a lot about history and politics. What's the first place you're going to travel to once we're able to? I'll travel to Brazil as soon as I have the chance. I really want to meet my niece and visit all my family and friends. Maybe because of the current situation there regarding the virus, I will be able to visit other places first than Brazil. In this case, I would like to visit some family and friends in Europe, in Austria and Germany. I'm giving even bigger importance to those I love and seeing those people would be nicer than any vacation right now. Follow along with Saliba's online poker adventures via her Instagram account: vivi.saliba.
  8. With the postponement of the World Series of Poker, and live poker taking a back seat in general, we decided to check in on some of the 888poker ambassadors to see how they are coping with quarantine, how they are passing the time away from the live felt, and what they are most looking forward to when the coast is finally clear. Former #1-ranked online player in the world Chris Moorman is one of the most respected and successful online tournament players of all-time. He was the first player in history to break through the $10 million lifetime earnings mark and by continually grinding he currently sits at #3 on the All-Time Online Money List with over $16.4 million in cashes. Moorman continues to hold the record for the most career Triple Crowns and in 2019 PocketFives Editor-in-chief Lance Bradley presented Moorman with the PocketFives Legacy Award at the Global Poker Awards for his achievements in both online and live poker. An 888poker ambassador since 2016, Moorman has represented the online site in events all over the world including the last 888poker LIVE London Festival, where he took down the series' High Roller Event for over $34,000 putting him just $67,000 short of $6 million in total live earnings. Other than poker, what activity have you missed the most since the lockdown began? Playing pickleball with my friends. For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s essentially mini tennis and anyone can pick up the game pretty quickly. 
What's the best TV show or movie you've discovered during lockdown? Upload on Amazon Prime has been a guilty pleasure of mine. Even though it’s pretty cheesy, I ended up binging it hard. Like everyone else, I’ve also been watching The Last Dance to get my sports fix. 
What is the biggest frustration you’ve had during lockdown? I’ve not really had any to be honest. I’m pretty lucky to be at home with my wife so I haven’t been too lonely. Also, I don’t have to worry about certain things that a lot of people do, such as losing a job, so it’s important to realize how lucky you are even if it can be a bit annoying being stuck at home all the time. What's the one thing about live poker that used to tilt you that all of a sudden you miss? The awful ‘funny’ poker stories people come up with at the tables that really aren’t funny at all. What have you found to be a silver lining surrounding quarantine? The amount of online poker action has been insane and has felt a bit like the glory years pre-Black Friday playing for big money with soft fields. How are you using this time to work on your poker game? Mainly by playing at the moment as the action is just too good. What is something new that you have learned or are trying to learn during lockdown? Not necessarily something I’ve learned but I’m trying to get better at running with my goal eventually by the end of the year is to run a 6-minute mile. What's the first place you're going to travel to once we're able to? Probably back home to London to see all of my family. Fortunately, I was just there in January so the gap shouldn’t be too long
  9. With the postponement of the World Series of Poker, and live poker taking a back seat in general, we decided to check in on some of the 888poker ambassadors to see how they are coping with quarantine, how they are passing the time away from the live felt, and what they are most looking forward to when the coast is finally clear. Normally right about now long-time 888poker ambassador Kara Scott would be preparing to spend the summer at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in preparation for her high-profile assignment as the lead sideline reporter for ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Instead, Scott is currently quarantined with her immediate family in Italy but she is still in the habit of creating poker content. Her new podcast, The Heart of Poker, launched in late January and in recent weeks has featured high-profile poker personalities that include fellow 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche, Danielle Andersen, David Williams, Brad Owen, and Maria Ho. Other than poker, what activity have you missed the most since the lockdown began? I've really missed wandering around our city every day, going to the market to buy fresh food, or having a drink outside with friends. We've been living on the family farm since February which means we've been really lucky to have access to fresh food now that it's spring, but not being able to just buy the things I want has been aggravating. I have some serious food allergies so I don't do well when I can't buy my own food! What's the best TV show or movie you've discovered during lockdown? I didn't discover it during lockdown but I'm re-watching Killjoys which is just fantastic. I'm a big sci-fi buff and this show has really great action but also a lot of heart and humor and I love that. What is the biggest frustration you’ve had during lockdown? No Wi-Fi! Can you imagine months with no Wi-Fi? The phone signal in most of the house is so poor that I have to turn airplane mode on and off again just to kickstart it into downloading every photo on Instagram. I think it's been the number one reason for my blood pressure raising over these months. Plus, it's just ridiculously hard to work and every file I send takes an hour. What's the one thing about live poker that used to tilt you that all of a sudden you miss? The late nights. I've always been really bad at playing poker after midnight so tournaments that start late just crush me. But now... I'd LOVE a chance to be up at 1 am playing live poker and then going for a drink afterward. What have you found to be a silver lining surrounding quarantine? I really hope that people generally remember and keep some of the good habits we've gained through this. Food preservation and reducing food waste are huge issues for the world and when you don't have easy access to the shops, we all have to be better and using everything in the fridge before it goes bad. How are you using this time to work on your poker game? Oh boy. My poker game has NOT improved in this time. See my above lack of Wi-Fi. What is something new that you have learned or are trying to learn during lockdown? I've been working on learning more about online marketing and using social media (specifically Instagram) better. I really love photography and I've recently been trying to schedule time to go outside and take more pictures. The farm is one of the most beautiful spots in the world so I have a lot of choice for photos! What's the first place you're going to travel to once we're able to? Canada! I'm not sure when I'll be able to but I really want to go home and see my family. My father had a heart attack last month during the quarantine and it was terrifying to be so far away and not able to help or be there to support my Mom. Thankfully, he's doing a lot better now and is recovering well. It definitely focuses the mind though and has given me a real drive to go home to spend time with them all. Scott’s The Heart of Poker podcast is available to download through Apple iTunes and to keep up with her live chats, she can be found on Instagram under her own name, karascott.
  10. The conclusion of 888poker’s XL Inferno championship online series played out on Sunday as players flocked to take a shot in one of the biggest events 888poker has held hold all year, the $500,000 Gtd XL Inferno Main Event. It took over 12 hours, but in the end it was Sweden’s ‘junijuniorz’ who outlasted the 1,623 player field (523 rebuys) to turn their $250 buy-in into an $85,177.95 payday. Lithuania’s ‘KofeBryant’ fell just one spot short of the title but walked away with $60,618.06 as the runner-up. And ‘9salute46’ finished in third place which was good for a healthy $46,396.52 score. The final table actually offered five-figure scores to the top seven spots including the UK’s ‘JBHInfinity’ who finished in fourth for $32,780.15 and Argentina’s ‘lapechuga4’ who rounded out the top five and walked away with a $23,954.72 payday. There were some other notable names that managed to climb into the cash including former #1-ranked Nicolas ‘PKaiser’ Fierro (64th, $1,109.48), former #2-ranked PocketFiver ‘Inho’ (71st, $1,109.48), the current #6-ranked pro from Sweden Jerry ‘Perrymejsen’ Odeen (79th, $1,059.05), Feargus ‘EZ.PZ’ Murphy (81st, $1,059.05), 2020 XL Inferno High Roller winner ‘HSV_Gandi’ (92nd, $958.18), and online poker superstar ‘Isildur1337x’ (aka ‘CDarwin2’) who finished inside the top 100 for $1,008.62. There were two other tournaments on the XL Inferno Sunday schedule including the $50,000 Gtd Mini Main Event. Romania’s ‘LHadar’ battled through the 1,889 (632 rebuys) field and in a three-way deal, secured themselves $10,676.07 and the XL title. The UK’s ‘meg1066’ was the official runner-up and turned their $33 buy-in into a $9,188.56 payday. The final member of the deal was ‘SergeySil83’ who locked up $7,552.23 for third place, over $1,000 more than the posted third-place finish was supposed to earn. The final event on the schedule was one for the micro-stakes grinders. The $20,000 Gtd Micro Main Event saw 3,502 players (1,725 rebuys) post their $5.50 buy-in in an effort to turn it into a four-figure score. Ukraine’s ‘Testosteron,’ muscled their way to the top, winning $3,661.58 and the last title of the series. ‘brook1101’ from the United Kingdom settled for second place and added $2,744.17 to their bankroll while Brazil’s ‘SabePai’ claimed the bronze and $2,012.29. In addition to the trio of Main Events, there were six other championship events that took place over the weekend. The action included guarantee-beating fields in a series of Deepstack tournaments as well as a day of short-handed play with three 6-Max events. 2020 XL Inferno Champions Event #26: $30,000 Deepstack $55 buy-in 584 entries (219 rebuys) $40,150 prize pool Champion: metelindberg - $7,584.53 Event #27: $20,000 Mini Deepstack $16.50 buy-in 1,375 entries (505 rebuys) $28,200 prize pool Champion: mojitos86 - $4,603.14* Event #28: $15,000 Late Deepstack $33 buy-in 576 entries (206 rebuys) $23,460 prize pool Champion: BehindSpace - $4,434.02 Event #29: $30,000 6-Max $109 buy-in 349 entries (146 rebuys) $49,500 prize pool Champion: skorp1161 - $9,562.67* Event #30: $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50 buy-in 1,280 entries (579 rebuys) $27,885 prize pool Champion: aka.plan4ik - $4,561.98 Event #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max $55 buy-in 328 entries (112 rebuys) $22,000 prize pool Champion: LeetRunGoot - $4,620 Event #32: $500,000 Main Event $250 buy-in 1,623 entries (523 rebuys) $504,310 prize pool Champion: junijuniorz - $85,178.75 Event #33: $50,000 Mini Main Event $33 buy-in 1,889 entries (632 rebuys) $75,630 prize pool Champion: LHadar - $10,676.07* Event #34: $20,000 Micro Main Event $5.50 buy-in 3,502 entries (1,725 rebuys) $26,135 prize pool Champion: Testosteron. - $3,661.58
  11. This week online grinders logged on to 888poker to play in the heart of the 2020 XL Inferno schedule and vie for a piece of the online series’ $1.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The promise of five-figure paydays always turns Event #17 ($100,000 High Roller) into a spotlight tournament on the schedule. With 255 players (71 total rebuys) the tournament just missed the guarantee by $2,200 and became the first to offer an overlay. That was good news for the players and especially for Germany’s ‘HSV_Gandi’ who took down the $320 High Roller and collected $20,450 for first. ‘Rocket_Aces’ finished as the runner-up and took home $15,000 for their efforts. Sweden’s ‘MorayEEEEEL’ just missed out on a second XL Inferno title, falling in third place and receiving $11,300. Russia’s #1-ranked online grinder Maksim ‘MAMOHT_T’ Mamonov climbed to the top of Event #18 ($30,000 Mini High Roller) and added $7,574.89 to his over $8 million in career lifetime earnings. It’s the first recorded XL title for the current #12-ranked player in the world. Right behind him was Ireland’s ‘Shovelin20’ who took home $5,493.70 for second place. Brazil’s ‘LeoJoseCame’ wrapped up in third which was good for $4,050.10. The mid-week PKO’s proved to be popular with guarantee-besting fields in all six of the events that took place. The UK’s ‘Mrpop01’ knocked out the competition in Event #20 ($50,000 PKO) to walk away with the $5,440.43 first-place prize and an additional $4,602.67 in bounties. ‘pow_indacage’ settled for second place and $4,039.87 with an additional $523.4 in bounties. The second bullet for ‘Boifx18’ paid off with a third-place finish which added $2,976.75 and an additional $2,237.10 to his bankroll. The second of the major PKO tournaments, Event #23 ($50,000 PKO 8-Max), was won by ‘sinke34’ who defeated the field of 340 players (with 102 rebuys) for a $6,381.53 payday with an additional $6,823.12 in bounties for a total score of $13,204. ‘mathi8ce’ finished as the runner-up and earned $4,723.87 and an additional $587.11. And Romania’s ‘Ph4N888’ took the final spot on the podium, winning $3,563.62 plus $2,165.61 in bounties for third place. What’s Next For XL Inferno Headed into the final weekend of the series all eyes will be on the $500,000 Gtd Main Event. Over 330 players are already registered for the Main Event having paid their $250 buy-in or found a way in through one of the many satellites that are still running. In the end, the XL Inferno Main Event champion will likely earn close to $100,000 and the majority of the final table will be logging off with an extra five-figures in their account. However the $500K Main Event isn’t the only one taking place on the final day of the series. Players with any size bankroll will have an opportunity to play for a major title with the Micro Main Event buy-in being just $5.50. Remaining XL Inferno Schedule DATE EVENT BUY-IN May-22 XL Inferno #26 - $30,000 DeepStack $55.00 XL Inferno #27 - $20,000 Mini DeepStack $16.50 XL Inferno #28 - $15,000 Late DeepStack $33.00 May-23 XL Inferno #29 - $30,000 6-Max $109.00 XL Inferno #30 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50 XL Inferno #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max $55.00 May-24 XL Inferno #32 - $500,000 Main Event $250.00 XL Inferno #33 - $50,000 Mini Main Event $33.00 XL Inferno #34 - $15,000 Micro Main Event $5.50 2020 XL Inferno Champions Event #14: $20,000 R&A $33 buy-in 423 entires (245 rebuys, 209 add-ons) $26,310 prize pool Champion: IlovePickles - $5,048.96 Event #15: $12,000 Mini R&A $5.50 buy-in 153 entries (919 rebuys, 486 add-ons) $12,995 prize pool Champion: SpielerKind - $2,243.63 Event #16: $15,000 Late R&A $16,50 buy-in 415 entires (277 rebuys, 194 add-ons) $15,000 prize pool Champion: Sandilaulau - $2,793.99* Event #17: $100,000 High Roller $320 buy-in 255 entries (71 rebuys) $100,000 prize pool Champion: HSV_Gandi - $20,450 Event #18: $30,000 Mini High Roller $55 buy-in 588 entries (214 rebuys) $40,100 prize pool Champion: MAMOHT_T - $7,574.89 Event #19: $20,000 Late High Roller $109 buy-in 184 entries (72 rebuys) $25,600 prize pool Champion: dmnln - $5,504 Event #20: $50,000 PKO $109 buy-in 425 entries (142 rebuys) $56,700 prize pool Champion: Mrpop01 - $5,440.43 + $4,602.67 in bounties Event #21: $20,000 PKO $16.50 buy-in 1,221 entries (506 rebuys) $25,905 prize pool Champion: ailaroz - $2,236.29 + $1,283.54 in bounties Event #22: $12,000 Late PKO $33 buy-in 475 players $19,110 prize pool Champion: GeeTeeWoah - $1,815.65 + $1,334.82 in bounties Event #23: $50,000 PKO 8-Max $160 buy-in 340 entries (102 rebuys) $66,300 prize pool Champion: sinke34 - $6,381.53 + $6,823.12 in bounties Event #24: $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max $22 buy-in 1,097 entries (412 rebuys) $30,180 prize pool Champion: DiCarpi0 - $2,751.44 + $1,879.26 in bounties Event #25: $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max $55 buy-in 419 entries (124 rebuys) $27,150 prize pool Champion: Kroat. - $2,579.47 + $2,523.51 in bounties
  12. The first weekend of 888poker’s XL Inferno championship series is in the books as online players turned out in force to battle for a piece of the over $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money. It should be no surprise to discover that each of the series’ tournaments to date has crushed their posted guarantee giving players at every level more than ample opportunity to pad their bankrolls. Thought 13 events, $609.043 in total prize pools have been awarded, more than $132,000 above the posted guarantees. Early Action The series started off with always popular $109 Opening Event. For 2020, the XL Inferno Opening Event got a guarantee boost up to $75,000 but it wasn't enough for the 636 players (and their 242 rebuys) that pushed the prize pool to $87,800. In the end, Sweden’s ‘MorayEEEEEL’ took home the XL title and $16,585.42 first-place prize. Right behind them was Romania’s ’noneda’ who finished as the runner-up and claimed $12,028.60 for their efforts. ‘Knaber666’ fell in third place but walked away with $8,867.80. Another early highlight came in the form of Event #4 ($55 buy-in, $30,000 PKO). The prize pool swelled to $44,900 as 668 players (230 rebuys) threw haymakers in search of an XL title. Romania’s ‘FishTankHero’ emerged as the winner grabbing $4,209.49 for first place and another $2,970.29 in bounties for a total score of $7,179.78. Romania dominated the final table, with five of the final nine hailing the country. The spotlight tournament of the first weekend was Event #10 ($109 buy-in, $150,000 Tune Up). The Tune Up is traditionally one of the biggest events on any given XL schedule and, like the Opening Event this year, it received a big boost to the guarantee, $50,000 to be exact, to make it even bigger. Players seemingly couldn’t pass up the opportunity to turn a $109 buy-in into a five-figure score as 1,137 runners (478 rebuys) helped 888poker best the increased guarantee with a prize pool of $161,500. Finland’s ‘MuckFest’ took down the title and the $28,230.20 first-place prize, the largest series score of the weekend. ‘ALLCasH90’ grabbed second place and $20,510.50 for their efforts while longtime 888poker grinder ‘GramNaKartke’ landed the bronze and $15,342.50 for their bankroll. What’s Next for XL Inferno More marquee tournaments are on the horizon for XL Inferno starting with the $100,000 High Roller which takes place on Tuesday, May 18. Immediately after that, the bounty hunters will have six straight PKO tournaments to enjoy including the $50,000 PKO 8-Max, the largest bounty tournament on the schedule. Then it's the $250 buy-in $500,000 Gtd Main Event which takes place on Sunday. Early registration for the tournament indicates that it will, once again, be one of the biggest events that 888poker holds all calendar year with players getting a shot at a first-place prize that closes in on six-figures. XL Inferno Second Half Schedule DATE EVENT BUY-IN May-18 XL Inferno #14 - $20,000 R&A Event $33.00 XL Inferno #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A $5.50 XL Inferno #16 - $15,000 Late R&A $16.50 May-19 XL Inferno #17 - $100,000 High Roller $320.00 XL Inferno #18 - $30,000 Mini High Roller $55.00 XL Inferno #19 - $20,000 Late High Roller $109.00 May-20 XL Inferno #20 - $50,000 PKO $109.00 XL Inferno #21 - $20,000 Mini PKO $16.50 XL Inferno #22 - $10,000 Late PKO $33.00 May-21 XL Inferno #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max $160.00 XL Inferno #24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max $22.00 XL Inferno #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max $55.00 May-22 XL Inferno #26 - $30,000 DeepStack $55.00 XL Inferno #27 - $20,000 Mini DeepStack $16.50 XL Inferno #28 - $15,000 Late DeepStack $33.00 May-23 XL Inferno #29 - $30,000 6-Max $109.00 XL Inferno #30 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50 XL Inferno #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max $55.00 May-24 XL Inferno #32 - $500,000 Main Event $250.00 XL Inferno #33 - $50,000 Mini Main Event $33.00 XL Inferno #34 - $15,000 Micro Main Event $5.50 2020 XL Inferno Champions Event #1: $75,000 Opening Event $109 buy-in 636 entries (242 rebuys) $87,800 prize pool Champion: MorayEEEEEL - $16,585.42 Event #2: $25,000 Opening Event $16.50 buy-in 1,758 entries (679 rebuys) $36,540 prize pool Champion: blachu3232 - $6,172.39 Event #3: $20 Late Opening Event $55 buy-in 405 entries (150 rebuys) $27,750 prize pool Champion: tightlikea_v - $5,325.29 Event #4: $30,000 PKO $55 buy-in 668 entries (230 rebuys) $44,900 prize pool Champion: FishTankHero - $4,209.49 + $2,970.29 in bounties Event #5: $20,000 Mini PKO $22 buy-in 1,196 entires (411 rebuys) $32,140 prize pool Champion: wiliemwoles - $2,774.37 + $1778.79 in bounties Event #6: $15,000 Late PKO $33 buy-in 516 players (156 rebuys) $20,160 prize pool Champion: barneslad123 - $1,905.16 + $1,547.80 in bounties Event #7: $30,000 8-Max $109 buy-in 387 entires (119 rebuys) $50,600 prize pool Champion: rickybarbosa - $9,147.94* Event #8: $12,000 Mini 8-Max $8.80 buy-in 1,595 entires (761 rebuys) $18,848 prize pool Champion: krakadiller - $3,299.36 Event #9: $15,000 Late 8-Max $55 buy-in 324 entries (115 rebuys) $21,950 prize pool Champion: Gat0rbl00d - $3,728.65* Event #10: $150,000 Tune Up $109 buy-in 1,137 entries (478 rebuys) $161,500 prize pool Champion: MuckFest - $28,230.20 Event #11: $50,000 Mini Tune Up $16.50 buy-in 2,922 entries (1,185 rebuys) $61,605 prize pool Champion: 4YTbE - $7,448.95* Event #12: $15,000 Micro Tune Up $5.50 buy-in 2,432 entries (1,168 rebuys) $18,000 prize pool Champion: Bluffman1995 - $2,467.36* Event #13: $20,000 Late Tune Up $55 buy-in 421 entries (124 rebuys) $27,250 prize pool Champion: futomaki123 - $5,229.34
  13. As summer approaches, online grinders have yet another major online series to look forward to. This week 888poker announced a May return for one of their marquee online poker series, XL Inferno. This year, XL Inferno will take place from May 14 - 24 providing online value hunters 34 events with over $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money spread out over the 11 days of action. As far as 888poker is concerned, if something is working well, there's no need to fix it. The 34-event schedule mirrors that of the 2020 XL Blizzard that took place in February. All of the events are the same, but players will appreciate that select popular tournaments received a bump in their guarantee. From the $75,000 Opening Event to the $100,000 High Roller, the schedule gives players at every bankroll level an XL title to fight for. That also means the return of one of 888poker’s biggest tournaments of the year, the XL Inferno $500,000 GTD Main Event. The Main Event of any given 888poker XL series offers players a shot at one of the largest paydays the online site will pay out all year long. With a buy-in of just $250, everyday players and recreational shot-takers have a tournament that can transform their bankroll with a six-figure score. In 2019, the XL Inferno Main Event saw 1,634 players push the prize pool to over $501,000. When it came down to the end, the final three players made a deal which ensured that all three of them would walk away with more than $50,000. Russia’s ‘D3n1sk4PP’ ended up taking home the XL Inferno Main Event crown and $70,252 for first-place. Brazil’s ‘LuisRRRRR’ banked $65,502 as the official runner-up and PocketFiver Lucas ‘lucasfalves9’ Ferreira finished in third place and earned a career-high cash of $55,543. The Main Event structure allows for plenty of play by giving players a 50,000 chips starting stack with 20-minute levels. Of course, in order to hit such a lofty guarantee rebuys are permitted for players who go broke in the early levels. Also, there’s plenty of late registration for those who are unable to hop in right when the tournament gets started. 888poker continues to offer players opportunities to win their way into the Main Event for far less than the $250 buy-in. There’s nothing cheaper than free and 888poker is running twice-daily freerolls for recent depositors. The Daily XL Inferno Qualifiers promises players no fewer than eight Main Event seats to be given away every day right up until the day before Main Event. There is also 888poker’s popular regularly-running satellite system that gives players a path to winning a Main Event seat starting at just $0.10. As players win lower stakes buy-ins they earn tickets for bigger satellites eventually rising through the ranks for a shot at a Main Event seat. So carve out some room on the calendar as all of the action kicks off on May 14th with the Opening Event and its new $75,000 guarantee. 888Poker 2020 XL Inferno Schedule DATE EVENT BUY-IN May-14 XL Inferno #1 - $75,000 Opening Event $109.00 XL Inferno #2 - $25,000 Mini Opening Event $16.50 XL Inferno #3 - $20,000 Late Opening Event $55.00 May-15 XL Inferno #4 - $30,000 PKO $55.00 XL Inferno #5 - $20,000 Mini PKO $22.00 XL Inferno #6 - $10,000 Late PKO $33.00 May-16 XL Inferno #7 - $30,000 8-Max $109.00 XL Inferno #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max $8.80 XL Inferno #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max $55.00 May-17 XL Inferno #10 - $150,000 Tune Up $160.00 XL Inferno #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up $16.50 XL Inferno #12 - $15,000 Micro Tune Up $5.50 XL Inferno #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up $55.00 May-18 XL Inferno #14 - $20,000 R&A Event $33.00 XL Inferno #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A $5.50 XL Inferno #16 - $15,000 Late R&A $16.50 May-19 XL Inferno #17 - $100,000 High Roller $320.00 XL Inferno #18 - $30,000 Mini High Roller $55.00 XL Inferno #19 - $20,000 Late High Roller $109.00 May-20 XL Inferno #20 - $50,000 PKO $109.00 XL Inferno #21 - $20,000 Mini PKO $16.50 XL Inferno #22 - $10,000 Late PKO $33.00 May-21 XL Inferno #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max $160.00 XL Inferno #24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max $22.00 XL Inferno #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max $55.00 May-22 XL Inferno #26 - $30,000 DeepStack $55.00 XL Inferno #27 - $20,000 Mini DeepStack $16.50 XL Inferno #28 - $15,000 Late DeepStack $33.00 May-23 XL Inferno #29 - $30,000 6-Max $109.00 XL Inferno #30 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50 XL Inferno #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max $55.00 May-24 XL Inferno #32 - $500,000 Main Event $250.00 XL Inferno #33 - $50,000 Mini Main Event $33.00 XL Inferno #34 - $15,000 Micro Main Event $5.50
  14. There’s a lot of action to be had on the online felts in the month of May and 888poker is doing their part by giving their players more than $25,000,000 in total tournament prizes to play for. The online site is running an abundance of promotions and big-time tournaments that will provide both online grinders and recreational players a reason to log on. Sunday Sale One of 888poker’s most popular promotions returns in May with the return of the Sunday Sale. The Sunday Sale allows players to take a shot in some of 888poker’s biggest tournaments of the week for half the price. The real value comes with the fact that even though the buy-in is cut in half, the guarantee stays the same. This includes a $55 price tag for the popular $100,000 Mega Deep. The high rollers will see the $320 price tag on the $20,000 Whale reduced to just $160. Also, the $15,000 Monsoon drops into the mid-stakes with a $27.50 buy-in. To find all of the Sunday Sale opportunities, fire up the client and click on the Tournament Tab. Enter The Dragon One of the biggest tournaments currently taking place on 888poker is the new multi-flight event - The Dragon. In fact, there are actually two tournaments in series: the $55 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed Dragon and the more affordable $12 buy-in, $30,000 guaranteed Mini Dragon. Both of the Dragon tournaments have Day 1 flights running every day of the week from Sunday through Friday. Then, on Saturdays, those who build a stack in the opening flights reconvene for Day 2 to play down to that week's winner. Both The Dragon and the Mini Dragon have been pulling in big fields so far with the $55 Dragon routinely paying out five-figures for first place. The Mini Dragon is helping small stakes player turn their $12 into huge paydays the majority of the final table will typically walk away with more and 100x their initial investment. In order to help players participate in the weekly Dragon tournaments, 888poker has direct satellites into Day 1 flights. The satellites, which run every day, all guarantee seats. Players can register for a satellite for as little as $0.50 to get into the Mini Dragon and just $2.20 for the Dragon. In classic 888poker style, super satellites for the series start at just $0.10. The Freerolls Continue What started back in March continues through the month of May as the Galaxy of Freerolls rolls on. The promotion challenges players to complete ‘Space Missions’ in order to pick up tickets to weekly freerolls that have thousands of dollars in value. Whether you are a tournament player or a cash game grinder, the missions are designed to be easy to complete so that everyone has a chance and getting a free boost to their bankroll. For those who get ambitious, a player who collects two or more challenges in a week will get entry into the weekly $10K freeroll. Finally, complete 14 challenges over the course of the promotion and you’ll earn a ticket to the $100,000 freeroll which will take place on June 7. The Heat Is On Of course, a large part of what’s taking place in May on 888poker is their popular XL Inferno online series. The online series gives tournament players 11 days of action with over $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money. New for 2020, an additional bump to the guarantees of some of the series most popular tournaments. Additionally, the $500,000 Main Event comes with a $250 price tag and touts itself as one of the biggest opportunities of the year for recreational players and everyday grinders alike. The complete XL Inferno schedule offers an event for everybody. From high-rollers to the micro-stakes, 888poker has price points that are appealing across the board. Of course, 888poker is running non-stop satellites for all of the premier events on the schedule. Also, with daily freerolls for recent depositors, there’s a variety of ways to get into the biggest events of XL Inferno for the minimum.
  15. May is a massive month for online poker and starting on May 14 888poker will join the party with the return their XL Inferno online poker series. XL Inferno features 34 events spread over 11 days of action and promises more than $1.5 million in total prize money. The series is one of the best values on the 888poker calendar for poker players and this year there’s even more for grinders to fight for as the online poker site has boosted the guarantee in some of the most popular tournaments on the schedule. 888poker is known for its XL Championships. They run three times a year (XL Blizzard, XL Inferno, and XL Eclipse) and feature high-value tournaments at accessible buy-ins. One of the selling points is the guarantees that ensure a healthy boost to the bankroll for those who find themselves deep in an event. However, for the 2020 XL Inferno, 888poker is upping the ante on a handful of tournaments by adding another $90K spread out at every buy-in level. Here are the events on the schedule that now have a little extra to play for. It's Opening Day The Opening Event, which takes place on May 14 this year, is always a big attraction for 888poker. Players who are eager to win themselves an XL title pile into the lobby and make it one of the biggest tournaments of the entire schedule. This year, 888poker has bumped the guarantee from its standard $50,000 up to $75,000 while keeping the buy-in at just $109. Last year, 534 entries plus 192 rebuys pushed the prize pool to over $72,000. In the end, ‘sh4xuR7’ bested longtime 888poker grinder ‘pokerdave128’ in heads up play to take home the title and the $13,721.40 first-place prize. There looks to be plenty of added value in this year’s Opening Event. Either they hit the guarantee and the winner walks with should be a nice five-figure score or the overlay provides a little extra equity for everyone who plays. At the same time that the Opening Event is seeing a boost, those who fire in the Mini Opening Event will also get a nice bump. The guarantee is raised from $20,000 up to $25,000. The value in the Mini Opening Event can be seen just by taking a look at last year’s results. For a $16.50 buy-in, ‘wh4isha3’ topped a field of over 2000 to walk away with a $5,114.25 payday. That was after a three-way deal was struck where each of the top three players padded their bankrolls by more than $3,300. Big Boost For The Tune Up The largest boost to the guarantee arrives with the May 17 Tune Up. Typically, the Sunday event is a warm-up for the Main Event and comes with a $100,000 guarantee. This year they bumped the guarantee by 50% and it will be the $150,000 Tune Up with a $109 buy-in. With the Tune Up landing on a Sunday, the biggest day of the week for online poker, there is always a surge in the player pool. During the 2019 XL Inferno, over 800 entries played in the event as ‘prebzzz’ turned their $109 into a $23,376 score. For 888poker though, this might be a stretch as the prize pool from last year was just $123,750. They’ll need to ride the current wave of online poker popularity to make sure that there’s no overlay. On the same day, 888poker is also giving those who play in the Micro Tune Up a little extra to play for as the guarantee for that event is also seeing a $5,000 raise. It may not feel like a lot for some but when you are entering a $5.50 tournament, the bonus money in the prize pool could help take a player to have the ability to take shots in bigger tournaments. Don't Miss The Main Event The final tournament that is seeing a boost is the $20,000 Micro Main Event which received a $5K jump in 2020. On the final day of the series, those who want to play for the last XL title will only need to buy-in for $5.50 to have a shot at walking away with a four-figure score. Of course, when it comes to the value of playing in an 888poker XL series, the $500,000 Main Event is one of the best opportunities players may have on the site all year. For a $250 buy-in, the Main Event typically promises healthy five-figure scores for the majority of the final table. In last year's XL Inferno Main Event, a three-way deal was agreed to that gave Russia's ‘D3n1sk4PP’ the victory and a $70,252 payday. At the same time ‘LuisRRRRR’ took home $65,502 as the runner-up and ‘lucasfalves9’ picked up over $55,000 for third place. The complete 888poker XL Inferno schedule is available now with satellites running non-stop on the client.
  16. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. The FIVES Poker Podcast returns as Lance and Donnie bring you all of the need-to-know news from this week in poker. With current events driving people indoors, online poker is seeing a boost in popularity as players take to the virtual felt to stay in action. Plus, after bring down over €900,000 in the Galfond Challenge, Phil Galfond has mounted a comeback against his talented opponent 'VeniVidi1993' and has cut his deficit by nearly €600,000. Also, with the majority of live poker events around the world being canceled or postponed everyone is waiting on what is expected to happen to the 2020 World Series of Poker. The guys dive into that and much more so make sure you download, listen and subscribe to The FIVES! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  17. The 2020 World Series of Poker has been officially postponed. Officials from Caesars Entertainment made the announcement Monday afternoon that the 2020 WSOP would be postponed - not canceled - due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the temporary closure of businesses and the cancellation of sporting events around the world. WSOP executives indicated that a number of events would be played online in the United States through WSOP.com and outside of the United States with unnamed partners. "We are committed to running the World Series of Poker this year but need additional time to proceed on our traditional scale while prioritizing guest and staff well-being," said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. "In the interim, official WSOP competitions are expected to be played online this summer, and we will soon announce details of an expanded series of tournaments to be played on WSOP.com and through partnership with international operators, which will allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes." Last week, the WSOP announced a partnership with GGPoker for 18 WSOP Circuit ring events to be held online in May. The WSOP also has a longstanding partnership with 888poker as the official host of online satellite events. The announcement comes as Las Vegas casinos enter a second month of being closed by order of Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. The initial order, issued March 17, was to last for 30 days but Sisolak has not indicated when he will lift the order. The WSOP also indicated that WSOP Europe will remain on the schedule for this Fall.
  18. One week after the PokerStars Sunday Million 14th Anniversary event drew a record 93,016 entries, players turned out in full force to more than double the guarantee with a $2.3 million prize pool. The final two players in the PokerStars Sunday Million found a way to chop up more than $300,000. After outlasting 23,132 other entries, 'Roykus' and 'lfmdcv' came to terms on a deal. Leading at the time of the deal, 'lfmdcv' banked $149,034.71 while 'Roykus' went on to win the tournament and wound up with $159,915.80. Third place finisher 'Floesoe' just missed out on a six-figure score by taking home $94,277.52. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] That wasn't the only tournament with a seven-figure prize pool on PokerStars on Sunday. The High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder High Roller had 3,203 entries for a $1,601,500 prize pool. 'J0hn Mcclean' outlasted every villain to win $98,701.28 and another $79,773.49 in bounties. Finishing in second place earned 'kropop' $98,698.68 from the prize pool and $5,335.95 from bounties. Third place went to 'cyphellus' for $58,560.36 and $12,452.13 in bounties. The partypoker MILLION actually saw a slight downturn in attendance over last week but still managed to have little trouble beating the guarantee. 'NotToday' and 'Zorro-Supremo' outlasted everybody else and made a deal to split up over $338,000. 'NotToday' banked $182,877.12 and the title while 'Zorro-Supremo' took home $155,291.55 as the official runner-up. 'ladyblake34' had to settle for $89,345.74 as the bronze medalist. Kenny 'SpaceyFCB' Hallaert finished in fifth for $39,776.22. After two consecutive weeks of beating the GGMasters guarantee and subsequently increasing the guarantee, GGPoker had to dig into their own pockets to cover a $48,740 overlay. The 3,270-player field was still the largest the event has yet to see. 'StrongMentality' scored an outright victory $71,961.35 while 'pokerfaceAaa' picked up $51,296.50 as the runner-up and 'TYcarlazo' won $36,565.95 for coming in third place. The marquee tournament on 888poker saw a 20% increase in the guarantee from $100,000 to $120,000 and the 881-player field, combined with 339 rebuys, to narrowly make the guarantee by $2,000. 'megis22' won the tournament to secure a $21,960 score. Runner-up 'Alex15944893' earned $15,860 and third place finisher 'EtEsIAben' had to make due with $11,834.00. Sunday Majors Results - March 29, 2020 PokerStars Sunday Warm-up 1,379 entries $275,800 prize pool Domce - $42,483.89 gaudas12 - $30,545.37 JOKERATOR - $21,962.36 dragonwarior - $15,791.12 yarik1903 - $11,353.94 kofi89 - $8,163.56 MrBarrett82 - $5,869.65 Eisregen - $4,330.31 frisky_risky11 - $3,034.43 PokerStars Sunday Million 23,134 entries $2,313,400 prize pool Roykus - $159,915.80 lfmdcv - $149,034.71 Floesoe - $94,277.52 NUT3UK - $68,416.95 supernewf500 - $49,650.19 chininhaltif - $36,031.20 fcrscccc - $26,147.66 786 LUCKY - $18,975.43 Thx4Paying - $13,770.28 PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder HR PKO 3,203 entries $1,601,500 prize pool J0hn Mcclean - $98,701.28 + $79,773.49 kropop - $98,698.68 + $5,335.95 cyphellus - $58,560.36 + $12,452.13 INormaJean - $41,743.73 + $17,552.13 zenga984 - $29,756.35 + $12,632.80 SlowPlayAlex - $21,211.38 + $957.03 wuxu1314 - $15,120.16 + $7,621.08 sushini2 - $10,778.17 + $6,804.84 josef_shvejk - $7,683.03 + $3,507.82 PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 2,146 entries $429,200 prize pool nobre13 - $27,392.50 + $26,473.14 baeks22 - $27,390.94 + $4,617.77 t8ofDiamonds - $16,251.72 + $2,739.84 pm_marke - $11,584.70 + $3,073.44 BrigaDatada - $8,258.04 + $1,031.25 Swaggersorus - $5,886.62 + $4,207.03 JackRipperJr - $4,196.18 + $2,759.39 pokerzysta90 - $2,991.18 + $2,759.39 papan9_p$ - $2,132.20 + $846.88 PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 6,109 entries $610,900 prize pool OneH1tWonder - $36,635.90 + $19,795.02 zavor - $36,628.61 + $5,303.07 "1pante" - $20,526.27 + $5,962.61 gaul17 - $14,115.02 + $877.74 ChristianBR4 - $9,706.31 + $3,051.43 1EP3 - $6,674.60 + $2,981.73 andresds - $4,589.87 + $2,523.57 GlitchSystem - $3,156.27 + $401.57 grecu2006 - $2,170.43 + $3,970.84 PokerStars $55 Mini Bounty Builder HR 8,117 entries $405,850 prize pool wantme1234 - $18,618.79 + $13,362.47 jolo55 - $18,610.88 + $6,297.69 Sokallib7 - $8,753.51 + $1,863.22 efre1981 - $6,175.23 + $3,040.87 Desmoplain - $4,356.35 + $2,383.76 QcKimo - $3,073.19 + $713.94 Kaktus6666 - $2,168.01 + $1,855.17 tomfoxpoker - $1,529.42 + $997.43 Vocaaas - $1,078.95 + $541.40 partypoker MILLION 1,023 entries $1,311,016 prize pool NotToday - $182,877.12 Zorro-Supremo - $155,291.55 ladyblake34 - $89,345.74 Vanessa23 - $58,064.89 SpaceyFCB - $39,776.22 ShiraFTW - $26,928.26 lllllllllll - $18,865.52 RildoeRoni - $12,048.23 GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE 3,270 entries $500,000 prize pool ($48,740 overlay) StrongMentality - $71,961.35 pokerfaceAaa - $51,296.50 TYcarlazo - $36,565.95 HeyImGay - $26,065.40 pelaguacha - $18,580.30 sryulose - $13,244.70 ladder1004 - $9,441.25 The_Heizenberg - $6,730.05 greedybob - $4,797.40 888poker Sunday Mega Deep 881 entries, 339 rebuys $122,000 prize pool megis22 - $21,960.00 Alex15944893 - $15,860.00 EtEsIAben - $11,834.00 HarristheCat - $8,845.00 GTOorGTFO - $6,148.80 ManOchaos - $4,928.80 RB27. - $3,708.80 IHaveAsthma - $2,501.00 genbab10 - $1,525.00
  19. 888poker is in the midst of an ‘out of this world’ promotion. From right now until June 7, the online poker site is hosting a series of big-time freerolls dubbed the “Galaxy of Freerolls” that features over $500,000 in total prize money. There is freeroll action up for grabs every day of the week. Monday through Saturday players can win tickets into the twice-daily $2,000 Venus Freerolls. Then on Sunday, players can really build a bankroll by battling in the $10,000 Neptune Freeroll. It is all building up to the final day of the promotion, Sunday, June 7, when 888poker gives players a shot at a six-figure prize pool with the $100,000 Super-Saturn Freeroll. In addition to all of the freerolls, 888poker is letting players take a ride on the 'Daily Spin'. The 'Daily Spin' gives players the opportunity to win a ticket into the $1000 Space BLAST Freeroll, a tournament that gives players tickets to 888poker's four-handed, hyper turbo BLAST Sit & Go's. Complete The Challenges But it’s not just a matter of showing up. Players need to complete “Space Missions” in order to participate. These missions are some very simple challenges that, once completed, will award tickets to the freerolls. There are three ways for players to earn a ticket to the twice-daily $2,000 Venus Freeroll. The first way is called “The Tournament Voyager”. It's simply that players need to register in tournaments where the buy-ins total at least $3.00. It can be a number of micro-stakes tournaments, one larger tournament, or even a BLAST tournament. If the buy-ins total more than $3.00 then a pair of tickets are awarded. The next way is for cash game grinders. It’s called “Ace-King Apollo Landing” and whether you are playing on a traditional cash game table or 888poker's fast-fold SNAP tables, you just need to win a hand while holding Ace-King. If you drag the pot, you’ll also grab a pair of Venus freeroll tickets. The final way is available to 888poker’s casino and sports betting customers. While there may not be a whole host of things to bet on right now for the "Casino & Sports Atlantis Orbiter", casino customers can take advantage by placing a bet totaling $5.00 or more on any of their favorite games. One bet will net two freeroll tickets. Collect The Challenges The $10,000 Neptune Freeroll has a little bit of a different challenge required in order to get in. Players need to complete two or more challenges over the course of the week in order to earn a ticket. So, a player can play $3.00 worth of tournaments on Monday and take down a hand with Ace-King on Friday and they will instantly be qualified for Sunday’s $10,000 Neptune Freeroll. Those freerolls will repeat weekly, so players can win their way in every day. If they do, they’ll be rewarded with a seat into the final freeroll. The $100,000 Super-Saturn Freeroll requires players to grind this space-themed promo by completing 14 or more challenges before the June 7 tournament date. However, with the promotion running throughout the entire months of April and May, plus the first week of June, players have plenty of time to accumulate challenges and play for a piece of that six-figure freeroll.
  20. Online poker is experiencing a big-time upswing. In light of current events, players from all over the world are finding themselves spending their days indoors and turning to online poker as a main source of entertainment. Sunday’s have always been the biggest day of the week for online poker. However, this Sunday felt different. Records were smashed and guarantees were crushed as poker players took their minds off of current events by battling for big-time paydays. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In the midst of a huge slate of POWERFEST events, partypoker’s weekly MILLIONS tournament saw 1,037 entries push the prize pool to $1,407,812, exceeding last week’s prize pool by more than $350,000. In the end, online pro ‘Zeds_dead_baby’ took home the top prize of $213,583.23. ‘Batata Palha’ wrapped up the tournament as the runner-up, earning $149,551.86. ‘fcknickchanges’ nearly booked a six-figure score as well, earning $95,942.38 for third place. As PokerStars’ flagship Sunday Million was celebrating its 14th anniversary with a record-setting field, large numbers of players piled into the online sites other offerings to play at the same time. The field in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder PKO exceeded last week's by over 1000 runners. ‘u3meha’ won the $79,884.57 first-place prize plus an additional $63,190.66 in bounties for a total score of $143,075.23. ‘Robob1010’ also booked a six-figure score for second place, earning $79,882.09 and an additional $25,958.42 in bounties. Well-known online poker coach ‘bencb789’ finished in sixth place for a total score of over $22,000. The PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder also saw an extraordinary field of 6,947 runners, up 2,460 from last week. The jolt boosted the prize pool to $694,700 and allowed the #11-ranked player in the world ‘papan9_p$’ to claim the $41,637.08 first-place prize. He added another $26,253.64 in bounties for a grand total of $67,890, which the #1-ranked Russian will add to their already impressive $5.825 million in career earnings. ‘hallway420’ finished in second place for $41,630.45 plus $3,868.23 in bounties. One of the biggest winners of the day was GGPoker. Just one week after finally breaking through their $300,000 guarantee in their marquee $150 buy-in GG Masters event, Daniel Negreanu announced that they would be increasing the guarantee to $400,000. They picked the right week to make the change as 3,051 runners created a massive $421,038 prize pool, easily a new record for the GG Masters. ‘getplunted’ took the $400K GTD GG Masters down for a $60,753.75 payday. He was followed by ‘DaanOss’ banking $43,958.04 as the runner-up and ‘NuNuNu?!’ who took third for $30,375.95. With 25 starting flights, the 888poker Millions Superstorm finale player out on Sunday. The 11,618 total entries helped them eclipse the $1 million mark, generating a prize pool of $1,068.856. It was ‘zaSPARTAK’ who turned their $100 investment into a six-figure score, taking home the top prize of $112,234.54. ‘Raise1In.’ settled for second place, multiplying their buy-in by 800x and earning $80,164.20. PokerStars Sunday Warm-up 1,465 entries $293,000 prize pool Impeccab1e - $44,724.43 BillyIrvine - $32,156.16 Vlada2108 - $23,120.54 1MTM91 - $16,623 sahne110 $11,952.70 ziototo94 - $8,594.10 JDeox - $6,179.22 MauriceSch - $4,442.90 TerjePower18 - $3,194.49 PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 2,103 entries $420,600 prize pool Gedis92 - $26,910.92 + $18,913.00 in bounties Hasseh922 - $26,908.53 + $6,107.21 in bounties dodi papa - $15,965.47 + $9,026.95 in bounties Rowniwn - $11,380.72 + $3,239.85 in bounties andersbisse - $8,112.55 + $3,475.38 in bounties Kraskata85 - $5,782.89 + $2,359.38 in bounties Vasya Dojdik - $4,122.23 + $784.38 in bounties ha0444 - $2,938.47 + $3,453.92 in bounties RedPantRed - $2,094.65 + $3,003.13 in bounties PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 6,947 entries $694,700 prize pool papan9_p$ - $41,637.08 + $26,253.64 in bounties hallway420 - $41,630.45 + $3,868.23 in bounties but chugga - $23,329.17 + $4,929.59 in bounties Koreanmonkey - $16,042.42 + $3,709.01 in bounties Shemowna - $11,031.62 + $553.13 in bounties TheLipoFund - $7,585.95 + $1,637.11 in bounties SerVlaMin - $5,216.50 + $3,802.01 in bounties GothenutsAA - $3,587.18 + $1,854.29 in bounties __P0o_P0o__ - $2,466.74 + $3,894.60 in bounties PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder HR PKO 2,535 entries $1,267,500 prize pool u3meha - $79,884.57 + $63,190.66 in bounties Robob1010 - $79,882.09 + $25,958.42 in bounties Garrin4e - $48,047.37 + $6,634.76 in bounties Namduong86 - $34,546.47 + $4,195.33 in bounties PislogiK - $24,839.26 + $7,608.39 in bounties bencb789 - $17,859.64 + $5,039.06 in bounties cmontopdeck - $12,841.23 + $5,906.25 in bounties tmavrodiev - $9,232.97 + $10,880.84 in bounties plthe... - $6,638.59 + $3,832.03 in bounties partypoker MILLION 1,037 entries $1,407,812 prize pool Zeds_dead_baby - $213,583.23 Batata Palha - $149,551.86 fcknickchanges - $95,942.38 Kaikki rahat - $62,351.99 chyluk - $42,713.01 TheNakedMan - $29,916.45 ozymandias_ - $20,258.41 sextapesextape - $12,937.79 GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE 3,051 entries $421,038 prize pool getplunted - $60,753.75 DaanOss - $42,958.04 NuNuNu?! - $30,375.95 ThePunisherr - $21,479.04 Majlo987 - $15,188.01 spade7979 - $10,739.58 Ironman3000 - $7,594.00 JanPelikan - $5,369.79 dontpotme - $3,797.00 888poker Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 Guaranteed 811 entries + 276 rebuys $108,700 prize pool algsxr - $19,674.70 0nlyBet - $14.131.00 pueeete - $10,598.25 RasAIGhul - $7,935.10 BehindSpace - $5,598.05 KidPokerBC - $4,511.05 mr.Frodo91 - $3,424.05 tgrs20 - $2,402.27 Guialves27 - $1,391.36 888poker Millions Superstorm $1,000,000 Guaranteed 10,540 entries + 1,078 rebuys $1,068,856 prize pool zaSPARTAK - $112,234.54 Raise1In. - $80,164.20 Two.DV - $58,787.08 AnOnlineGuy - $42,754.24 AllanSheik - $28,859.11 TheElIephant - $19,239.40 RasAIGhul - $13,895.12 paraRC - $9,299.04 uiixx - $6,413.13
  21. With the coronavirus outbreak forcing millions of people to stay home, online poker operators expected an increase in activity over the weekend and the Sunday Majors provided proof of that coming to fruition. The PokerStars Sunday Million, partypoker MILLION, GGPoker GG Masters and a number of other key events all saw increases in turnout and the corresponding prize pool. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] The PokerStars Sunday Million had 13,579 entries - up 2,575 from the last time the event ran without a Progressive Knockout format (March 2). Last week, the event had 14,502 runners using the PKO format. 'blue70mach1' earned $131,418 for an outright victory while 'Momess' picked up $95,361 for coming in second place. Brazilian Geraldo 'GeraldoCesar' Cesar Neto finished with a bronze medal and $69,203 - the second biggest score of his career. One of the biggest increases in field size on PokerStars belonged to the High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder. On March 9, the tournament drew 300 entries for a $150,000 prize pool. This week, 1,509 entries created a $754,500 prize pool with Diego 'phounderAA' Veiga scoring $49,721.48 from the prize pool and an impressive $50,378.27 worth of bounties. Former Sunday Million winner 'WATnlos' finished in second place for $49,720.34 and $9,216.79 in bounties. Maxime 'Daghemuneguu' Chilaud wound up in third place for $30,346.85 and another $6,946.76 in bounties. The PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder brought in 4,487 entries and Vietnam's 'Namduong86' topped all of them to win $27,050.63 and another $14,992.30 collected from bounties. His final bounty belonged to 'ZeBaronju' who earned $27,047.25 for coming in second place and another $2,551.59 from the bounties. Third place finisher 'ksieciunio97' picked up $15,312.42 from the prize pool and $2,195.58 in bounties. The partypoker MILLION also saw an uptick in attendance with POWERFEST also kicking off on Sunday. The MILLION burst through the $1 million guarantee with a $1,080,558 prize pool. The final three players agreed to a deal that saw each of them score a six-figure payday. Finishing in top spot gave 'supersmasher' $122,111.89, 'trekgeit' came in second place for $119,674.45, while 'mogvision' pocketed $112,963.25. POWERFEST Recap: 'SpanishFly' Tops Opening Day with $192,359 Win The bump in field sizes helped mark a historic occasion for GGPoker. For the first time in the 11-week history of the GG Masters, the flagship tournament beat the posted guarantee. The 2,260-entry field created a $311,880 prize pool to pass the $300,000 guarantee. Beating that record field came with a $46,252.45 score for 'oldzet'. Coming in as the runner-up gave 'OtxarkoagabrO' a $32,968.92 bankroll boost while '-MortenVM-' grabbed $23,501.34 as the third place finisher. Sunday Majors Results PokerStars Sunday Million 13,579 entries $1,357,900 prize pool blue70mach1 - $131,418 Momess - $95,361 GeraldoCesar - $69,203 anteen - $50,221 pececada - $36,445 HS toaster - $26,448 Cripple86 - $19,193 NoLimit173 - $13,928 du wang ckf02 - $10,108 PokerStars Sunday Warm-up 929 entries $185,800 prize pool Lefebvre1101 - $30,543.13 com 157 - $22,099.16 JElK0 - $16,037.36 1MTM91 - $11,638.30 Gabriel1244 - $8,445.91 HU4FU - $6,129.18 Buehlero - $4,447.94 KANIBAL_MIND - $3,227.86 Eleres88 - $2,342.45 PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 4,487 entries $448,700 prize pool Namduong86 - $27,050.63 + $14,992.30 in bounties ZeBaronju - $27,047.25 + $2,551.59 in bounties ksieciunio97 - $15,312.42 + $2,195.58 in bounties nek100 - $10,597.39 + $4,325.87 in bounties Bulancordit6 - $7,334.24 + $4,754.96 in bounties TreeHogan - $5,075.87 + $2,208.41 in bounties Qiwo - $3,512.89 + $2,391.61 in bounties Snozzzi - $2,431.19 + $1,130.16 in bounties ermiamzok - $1,682.48 + $1,112.88 in bounties PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder HR PKO 1,509 entries $754,500 prize pool phounderAA - $49,721.48 + $50,378.27 in bounties WATnlos - $49,720.34 + $9,216.79 in bounties Daghemuneguu - $30,346.85 + $6,946.76 in bounties MITS 304 - $22,022.68 + $6,773.43 in bounties ShipitFTW911 - $15,981.85 + $6,056.65 in bounties 23noraB - $11,598.02 + $1,359.38 in bounties TonyGPT - $8,41.67 + $9,049.80 in bounties sk2ll_m0dR - $6,107.97 +$6,142.56 in bounties EduardoGarl@ - $4,432.57 + $1,796.88 in bounties partypoker MILLION 830 entries $1,080,558 prize pool supersmasher - $122,111.89 trekgeit - $119,674.45 mogvision - $112,963.25 edy14101 - $48,192.88 Mr Taog - $33,097.49 Toppairlover - $22,453.99 XjoaosimaoX - $15,786.95 KARL1981 - $10,157.24 GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE 2,260 entries $311,880 prize pool oldzet - $46,252.45 OtxarkoagabrO - $32,968.92 -MortenVM- $23,501.34 designed2win - $16,752.57 M@cacoCidadao - $11,941.82 TOMOCHAIN - $8,512.51 ilsy768 - $6,068.03 QualquerDuas - $4,325.49 thmz - $3,083.37 888poker Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 Guaranteed 773 entries + 268 rebuys $104,100 prize pool Sw33ney - $19,102.35 AndreyNiki - $13,637.10 salue7 - $10,305.90 DONCIKO18973 - $7,755.45 Iplayanyone - $5,413.20 Egption - $4,372.20 Hailey88 - $3,331.20 daltonhb - $2,290.20 jadedjason - $1,353.30
  22. It's not too often that Twitch poker viewers get a chance to sweat a player on his way to a six-figure payday, but that's exactly what happened on Sunday as partypoker Team Online pro Jordan 'The Undecided' Drummond outlasted 123 other entries to win the $5,200 buy-in partypoker Big Game while streaming on Twitch. The outright victory earned Drummond a paltry $141,086.97 payday while his last victim, 'NOLIMITHOLDEM' also earned a six-figure score, taking home $100,776.37 as the runner-up. Third place finisher 'LappyRage' picked up $71,983.12. BBZ Coaching, the coaching site Drummond founded, tweeted a clip of the final hand. The partypoker MILLION had a $61,342 overlay and also paid $100,000-plus cashes to the top two finishers. Topping the 746-player Day 2 field gave 'attitydsproblem' a $153,350 prize and runner-up 'jerbi9999' came home with $107,050. 'Bijzettafel' got the bronze medal and the accompanying $68,700 payday. [ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“Borgata Poker”] The PokerStars Sunday Million, which took on a Progressive Knockout format this week, suffered a server crash with 92 players remaining, forcing players to be paid out based on their chip stack at the time of the crash. Brazilian 'flaviobbud' had the biggest stack at the time and earned $14,012.75 as a result plus the $2,966.48 in bounties. Former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Pius 'MastaP89' Heinz was in fourth place when the crash occurred and ended up with $10,835.06 from the prize pool and another $2,703.79 in bounties. The GGPoker GG Masters had a small downturn in entries this week with 2,046 players putting up the $150 buy-in which created a $17,652 overlay. 'XAMA' beat them all to win $44,821.56. Runner-up 'Kurily' took home $31,950.33 and 'OMGChaningTatum' managed a third place finish to score $22,775.28. The 888poker Sunday Mega Deep missed out on the $100,000 guarantee by $8,700. The 682 entries accounted for 231 rebuys to push the total number of buy-ins to 913. Taking it down earned 'haymon23' a $18,750 score while runner-up 'CheersMates' had to settle for $13,500. 'pAhApepu' finished in third place for $10,000. PokerStars Sunday Million 14,502 entries $1,450,200 prize pool flavioabbud - $14,012.75 + $2,966.48 in bounties sarxa - $12,671.43 + $3,566.58 in bounties Ice B - $10,835.06 + $2,703.79 in bounties Pius 'MastaP89' Heinz - $10,501.90 + $1,000.77 in bounties hoodie333 - $9,272.74 + $2,257.82 in bounties Sharkette888 - $8,566.67 + $807.03 in bounties zhanshen168 - $8,308.25 + $557.03 in bounties ediguadro - $8,207.20 + $1,015.63 in bounties missy_gazell - $8,012.68 + $534.38 in bounties PokerStars Sunday Warm-up 653 entries $130,600 prize pool TerjePower18 - $22,660.22 Paffchen - $16,444.21 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - $11,933.56 ceedonen - $8,660.17 tua133 - $6,284.69 pvas2 - $4,560.80 NhFy - $3,309.78 patapong - $2,401.90 Tarumbl - $1,743.06 PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 1,055 entries $211,000 prize pool Xungazz - $14,713.74 + $13,274.37 in bounties MrTermo1021 - $14,712.94 + $5,088.46 in bounties BOOOOOM92 - $8,849.51 + $3,292.58 in bounties NigDawG - $6,362.88 + $4,759.39 in bounties dougiedan678 - $4,574.96 + $1,228.91 in bounties bamboosky863 - $3,289.44 + $1,618.75 in bounties chessskg - $2,365.14 + $650.00 in bounties YZH-ACheng - $1,700.56 + $406.25 in bounties antibiotik - $1,222.72 + $1,332.81 in bounties PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder HR PKO 300 entries $150,000 prize pool mjw006 - $12,332.92 + $14,498.00 in bounties MarToMchat - $12,332.81 + $1,171.88 in bounties yst121119 - $7,897.80 + $7,177.73 in bounties JoaquinMRuiz - $5,908.88 + $921.88 in bounties LeslieGroves - $4,420.83 + $1,453.13 in bounties be_awesome1 - $3,307.52 + $3,390.63 in bounties APonakov - $2,474.58 + $3,160.16 in bounties ameliaroy007 - $1,851.38 + $1,062.50 in bounties tekelson221 - $1,385.15 + $2,007.81 in bounties partypoker MILLION 746 entries $1,000,000 prize pool ($61,342 overlay) attitydsproblem - $153,350 jerbi9999 - $107,050 Bijzettafel - $68,700 Stolewon - $44,740 OelaPaloema - $30,750 Tejon - $20,890 Stormbreaker - $14,710 Snoek2 - $9,490 partypoker $5,200 Big Game 124 entries $575,865 prize pool Jordan 'The Undecided' Drummond - $141,086.97 NOLIMITHOLDEM - $100,776.37 LappyRage - $71,983.12 TheseApples - $50,388.18 RussianButs - $37,431.22 Achtungdiekurve - $28,793.25 BaBaDeBaBa - $23,034.60 tdlvechicknbn - $18,715.61 partypoker $2,100 High Roller Gladiator 115 entries $235,750 prize pool WatchMeDance - $22,028.84 + $34,879.72 in bounties ChimneyBarrel - $22,005.77 + $7,940.61 in bounties iRunStims - $15,541.60 + $10,992.18 in bounties Achtungdiekurve - $11,008.63 + $4,068.75 in bounties NewYorkJimmyY - $8,094.58 + $3,346.87 in bounties AndreyBolkonsky - $5,374.80 + $6,103.12 in bounties GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE 2,046 entries $300,000 prize pool ($17,652 overlay) XAMA - $44,821.56 Kurily - $31,950.33 OMGChaningTatum - $22,775.28 Babu$hka - $16,234.98 PincheGordo - $11,572.83 reallyeasy - $8,249.49 x/c x/c x/muck - $5,880.51 new day $4,191.84 ThePainkiller - $2,988.09 888poker Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 Guaranteed 682 entries + 231 rebuys $100,000 prize pool ($8,700 overlay) haymon23 - $18,750 CheersMates - $13,500 pAhApepu - $10,000 getabreak - $7,500 CoolHandTone - $5,250 normannolly - $4,250 V_Poliakov - $3,250 AndreyNiki - $2,250 LeetRunGoot - $1,410
  23. For the next three weeks, 888poker is giving online poker players the chance to win their share of a $1 million guaranteed prize pool for just $100. The Millions Superstorm Main Event began March 1 and offers Day 1 starting flights every day until Saturday, March 21. Each Day 1 flight runs through the end of Level 11 or until just 15% of the field remains. Surviving players advance to Day 2 on Sunday, March 22. [ptable zone=“888poker”][ptable zone=“Party Poker NJ”][ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”] There are 25 Day 1 flights in total, including two on March 3, 8, and 15. The first Day 1 flight ran on Sunday, March 1 with 2,018 players all taking their first shot and 399 of them moved on to Day 2. Through the first three starting flights, there has been 2,895 entries to generate $266,340 of the guarantee. To avoid an overlay, the events will need a total of 10,870 players over the course of those 25 Day 1 flights. Satellites Galore While the $100 buy-in is meant to make this affordable for a wide-range of poker players, there is a robust schedule of satellites offered as well and it takes just a single penny to get started. The $0.01 "Pennybuy" event is the first step and awards top finishers with seats in the $2.20 Sub-Satellite. The $0.50 Superstorm Sub-Satellites award the top finishers with seats to the $12 Mega Satellite and the $2.20 Sub-Satellite puts top finishers entry into the $16.50 Mega Satelite. Both the $12 and $16.60 Mega Satellites all offer guaranteed Day 1 seats and run multiple times per day. Freerolls, Too Even players who don't want to risk anything can find a way to get in on the action. Players can earn entry into daily freerolls by completing one or more of the following challenges: Play tournaments on 888poker totaling $3 or more (rebuys not included). Win a hand with pocket aces in any cash game with stakes of at least $0.02/$0.05. Play 888casino games risking at least $5 Bet at least $5 in the 888sports sportsbook. Players completing any of those challenges earn two tickets to use on either the $1M Superstorm Main Event Freeroll which awards 50 seats to any Day 1 flight or in the $3,000 Superstorm Freeroll which is a tournament with a $3,000 prize pool. Both events run daily until Day 2 of the Millions Superstorm. Players can also take advantage of the Daily Spinner which awards tickets to the $1M Superstorm BLAST Freeroll, which gives out 600 $5 BLAST tickets, or direct entry to the $1M Superstorm Main Event.
  24. For the sixth year in a row, 888poker is an exclusive online poker sponsor of the World Series of Poker. The WSOP summer series is set to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 26 - July 15 with 888poker, once again, helping players from around the world win their seats in the most prestigious poker tournament of the year - The Main Event. In years past, the online poker site would qualify players online and provide them with a $12,500 package which included a seat in the Main Event as well as accommodations and travel expenses. But this year, 888poker is upping the ante. Not only will players be battling for a spot in poker’s richest tournament but they will also have an opportunity to also play in the 888poker branded Crazy Eights tournament. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] The all-new 888poker WSOP 2020 Mega Package is worth $15,000 this year and will have winners of the experience in Las Vegas for nearly two weeks. Take a look at everything included in the 2020 WSOP Mega Package: • $10,000 Buy-in to the 2020 WSOP Main Event • $888 buy-in to the Crazy 888’s bracelet event • $1,000 in cash for travel, food and additional expenses • 12 night stay at the Vdara Hotel (June 26 - July 8) • Transportation to and from the Rio • 888poker Welcome Session at the Vdara • 888poker LIVE kit, including branded merch As the only online poker site outside of the United States offering online qualifiers, 888poker has all the bases covered. They’ve also made vying for a Mega package very straight forward and available to everyone with super satellites starting at just $0.01. In the 888poker client, players can drill down in the 'Tournaments' tab to the 'Live Events'. In that lobby, 888poker is offering Step satellites where players can win their way up the ladder to eventually play for it all in the $1,050 WSOP 2020 MEGA Package qualifier. Of course, players can start at the bottom for a penny or buy-in directly at any point in the satellite tree, including hopping into the $1,050 should their bankroll allow. The MEGA package is one of the best ways to win a seat into the Main Event. According to 888poker, in 2019 they were responsible for more than 100 players in the Main Event field and 17 of them cashed for a total of over $1,000,000. Of course, it didn’t hurt that one of their qualifiers was high-stakes phenom, and former top-20 ranked PocketFives, Sam Greenwood who finished the Main Event in 45th place for over $211,000. As exciting as it is to play in the Main Event, don’t sleep on the Crazy 888s. For those who have never been to the World Series of Poker, every gold bracelet event has a special feel. Last year, 10,185 players piled into the Crazy Eights in search of claiming its life-changing $888,888 first-place prize. Ricardo Alvarado walked away with the win, however, it was also an amazing showing for 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba who rallied all the way to fourth place for $308,888 in the tournament she sponsored by the online site she represents. With less than 100 days before the start of the World Series of Poker, there’s really no time to waste for those looking to make their way to Las Vegas, spend a couple of weeks in the sun, and play for their share of tens of millions. Satellites for the 888poker WSOP 2020 MEGA Package are running right now.
  25. After eleven action-packed days, the 888poker 2020 XL Blizzard online series came to a conclusion on Sunday after longtime Russian grinder ‘ribamech15’ claimed the $500,000 GTD Main Event title and took home the $84,450 first-place prize. With over $1.4 million in guaranteed money up for grabs, players from all over the world took their shot at padding their bankrolls and picking up a coveted XL championship title. Even with a pair of small overlays, the series more than exceed its total guarantees as players helped post total prize pools totaling over $1.6 million. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In addition to the seven five-figure paydays paid out in the Main Event, there were plenty of big moments throughout the series. In fact, the very first event ($50,000 Opening Event) saw 625 entries crush the guarantee to the tune of a $62,500 prize pool which awarded long-time 888poker grinder ‘resilience32’ another XL title to go along with his previous XL Eclipse and XL Inferno titles. He picked up $11,994 for the win, their fourth-largest online score of all-time. Event #10, the $109 buy-in $100,000 Tune Up has always been a popular XL event. 888poker has a history of packing the tournament with plenty of players through satellites and freerolls. This time, 1,176 entries piled into the lobby creating a massive $117,600 prize pool. The tournament ended in a three-way chop with PocketFiver ‘Cabeca Tilt’ taking home $19,092 and the title with the official victory. The Brazilian adds that to his over $1.4 million in lifetime earnings. Russia’s ’kukadjamba’ ended up in second place for $14,180 and ‘cosmiNik’ from Romania was the official third-place finisher, earning $14,592 in the deal. The $100,000 High Roller saw 305 entries take their $320-shot at a big-time score. A pair of players from Latvia took advantage of the small overlay as they battled heads up and finished the event 'one-two'. ‘zavor4ik’ took home the gold and the $20,450 first-place prize while his fellow countryman ‘floatmasta’ finished right behind him for $15,000. ‘Mr_Coyote’ took home the bronze and an $11,300 payday. 888poker 2020 XL Blizzard Results XL Blizzard Event #1 - $50,000 Opening Event 625 entries $109 buy-in $62,500 prize pool resilience32 - $11,994 ahjaa - $8,906 omgjefmonier - $6,563 XL Blizzard Event #2 - $20,000 Mini Opening Event 1,751 entries $16.50 buy-in $26,265 prize pool anelka79 - $4,116 gert_steel - $3,633 gutioliveira - $2,493 XL Blizzard Event #3 - $20,000 Late Opening 523 entries $55 buy-in $26,150 prize pool king.abdullV - $5,018 Kaiman.O_O. - $3,726 Monoquilho - $2,746 XL Blizzard Event #4 - $30,000 PKO 761 entries $55 buy-in $38,050 prize pool jancsi89 - $3,596 + $2,873 in bounties ClaretBantam - $2,635 + $802 in bounties mcc300 - $1,941 + $192 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #5 - $20,000 Mini PKO 1,353 entries $22 buy-in $27.060 prize pool ravenous_nl - $2,436 + $1,376 in bounties loveU2baby - $1,736 + $77 in bounties nvagaaan - $1,299 + $834 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #6 - $10,000 Late PKO 549 entries $33 buy-in $16,470 prize pool koptevaaa - $1,565 + $1,944 in bounties KirusRUS - $1,153 + $106 in bounties Camino57 - $844 + $376 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #7 - $30,000 8-Max 380 entries $109 buy-in $38,000 prize pool tikkapekka - $7,410 Werniiie - $5,510 Yakawin123 - $4,180 XL Blizzard Event #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max 1,759 entries $8.80 $14,072 prize pool dumitrana1 - $2,187 Madoff - $1,714 marisiena98 - $1,464 XL Blizzard Event #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max 366 entries $55 buy-in $18,300 prize pool fannymobile - $3,569 Slapnutz123 - $2,654 limz - $2,013 XL Blizzard Event #10 - $100,000 Tune Up 1,176 entries $109 buy-oin $117,600 prize pool CabecaTilt - $19,092* kukadjamba - $14,180* cosmiNik - $14,592 * XL Blizzard Event #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up 4,318 entries $16.50 buy-in $64,770 prize pool flexPl - $8,840* bober1804 - $7,873* batonlviv - $5,117 XL Blizzard Event #12 - $10,000 Micro Tune Up 3,081 entries $5.50 buy-in $15,405 prize pool MerzavecKV - $2,044 gizmemimonaa - $1,948 Romazottie - $1,593 XL Blizzard Event #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up 579 entries $55 buy-in $28,950 prize pool ISmellToast - $5,501 Yakawin123 - $4,053 _FALCON_ - $2,967 XL Blizzard Event #14 - $20,000 R&A 417 entries $33 buy-in $25,800 prize pool DePittsterje - $4,951 HyperX. - $3,677 xzzzx15 - $2,709 XL Blizzard Event #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A 1,172 entries $5.50 buy-in $12,540 prize pool Absoliuciai - $2,164 EastBeast888 - $1,568 JacktheCpt - $1,191 XL Blizzard Event #16 - $15,000 Late R&A 656 entries $16.50 buy-in $19,500 prize pool MoOoN30 - $3,656 shoveanyto - $2,633 Hudder5 - $1,950 XL Blizzard Event #17 - $100,000 High Roller 305 entries $320 buy-in $100,000 prize pool zavor4ik - $20,450 floatmasta - $15,000 Mr_Coyote - $11,300 XL Blizzard Event #18 - $30,000 Mini High Roller 790 entries $55 buy-in $39,500 prize pool BuyUADrank - $7,466 Dam4666 - $5,471 Dr_Mom - $4,029 XL Blizzard Event #19 - $20,000 Late High Roller 256 entries $109 buy-in $25,400 prize pool jgig3000 - $5,461 NinyaWarrior - $3,937 Djolex91 - $2,985 XL Blizzard Event #20 - $50,000 PKO 534 entries $109 buy-in $53,400 prize pool HatchetGarry - $5,214 + $4,271 in bounties andita666 - $3,805 + $344 in bounties josef_shvejk - $2,804 + $588 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #21 - $20,000 Mini PKO 534 entries $16.50 buy-in $25,020 prize pool nuts1109 - $2,160 + $1,513 in bounties TAMOdeALL_IN - $1,564 + $245 in bounties S88EB - $1,188 + $136 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #22 - $10,000 Late PKO 637 entries $33 buy-in $19,110 prize pool SpokenMagic - $1,816 + $2,069 in bounties omgjefmonier - $1,338 + $247 in bounties Nuubnuub - $979 + $194 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max 393 entries $160 buy-in $58,950 prize pool normannolly - $5,748 + $6,774 in bounties HATE007 - $4,274 + $1,366 in bounties HiroNakamura - $3,242 + $1,337 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max 1,339 entries $22 buy-in $26,780 prize pool Specter.V. - $2,468 + $1,662 in bounties Anys9ra - $1,741 + $407 in bounties ProPriced - $1,339 + $436 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max 504 entries $55 buy-in $25,200 prize pool Lik3az0mbY - $2,394 + $1,517 in bounties SujiroKifuj4 - $1,764 + $1,085 in bounties SRFC1899 - $1,323 + $567 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #26 - $30,000 Deepstack 639 entries $55 buy-in $31,950 prize pool Aco_Zeko - $5,950* BhadizUkue - $4,594* TooMuchRake - $3,275 XL Blizzard Event #27 - $20,000 Mini Deepstack 639 entries $16.50 buy-in $23,985 prize pool sickthsense - $4,141 Iluzija - $2,998 instinctas - $2,279 XL Blizzard Event #28 - $15,000 Late Deepstack 599 entries $33 buy-in $17,970 prize pool 1llb3b4ck - $3,415 Spursblood - $2,516 KingArturio1 - $1,842 XL Blizzard Event #29 - $30,000 6-Max 344 entries $109 buy-in $34,400 prize pool kokoloko17 - $7,912 RasAlGhul - $5,504 EZ.PZ - $4,128 XL Blizzard Event #30 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max 1,620 entries $16.50 buy-in $24,300 prize pool manipuliator - $3,588* rozhinsky - $2,820* biggyRR - $2,913* XL Blizzard Event #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max 374 entries $55 buy-in $18,700 prize pool kinsQ - $4,114 Sticker1994 - $2,870 nimenialtu0 - $2,151 XL Blizzard Event #32 - $500,000 Main Event 2,077 entries $250 buy-in $500,00 prize pool ribamech15 - $84,450 gtavares10 - $60,100 fastfingers - $46,000 XL Blizzard Event #33 - $50,000 Mini Main Event 2,835 entries $33 buy-in $34,400 prize pool geringonsa - $12,965 brendowlucas - $9.731 weh_chr - $7,048 XL Blizzard Event #34 - $15,000 Micro Main Event 4,221 entries $5.50 buy-in $21,105 prize pool Kaiman.O_O. - $3,416 thspace - $2,300 bigsky31 - $1,667

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