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  1. May was another massive month for PocketFivers looking to score in the value-packed tournaments on 888poker. In addition to their newly revamped tournament schedule, promotions like the Early Bird Rakeback and Sunday Sale continued to reap benefits for MTT grinders, of every level, looking to give their bankroll a springtime boost. This included the UK’s John ‘eilselnhoj’ Leslie who took home the title of Top Earner for May after picking up a total of $15,034 over the course of 43 results. Leslie picked up five victories in the month including a win in the May 4 edition of the $3,000 Big Sh
  2. The weeklong 888poker XL Spring Series wrapped up on Sunday with the $250 buy-in Main Event showcasing both the highs and lows of the 25-event schedule. Russia's Denis ‘_DENGER_’ Kuznetsov earned a career-best $69,050 payday by beating out 1,653 other entries to take down the Main Event. The tournament needed 2,127 total entries for 888poker to avoid an overlay but fell 474 runners total short to create a $111,310 overlay and was one of 10 events to miss the posted guarantee. Runner-up ‘KiddPT’ had to settle for a $50,400 score while third-place finisher ‘FLRAP’ walked away with $37,050.
  3. The Spring online poker season just keeps on going. On Monday, 888poker announced full details for their XL Spring Series 2021 and have put together a week-long schedule that guarantees more than $1 million in prize pools. Beginning May 30, and featuring 25 events, the XL Spring Series has buy-ins from as low as $5.50 and a main event that features the biggest guarantee on the schedule. The series is comprised entirely of No Limit Hold'em events, and takes full advantage of the tournament formats popular on 888poker. Three events feature the Rebuy & Add-on format, six give bounty hun
  4. The partnership between 888poker and the World Poker Tour has proved once again to be a fruitful one as 1,087 entries piled into the lobby of the $1,050 WPTDeepStacks London Main Event to take their shot at the six-figure sums that were up for grabs. After several Day 1 flights, 177 players returned to the 888poker tables for Day 2. It was Brazilian grinder ‘paulinhoo00’ who not only made his way to the final table but navigated a tough final nine that included 888Live London champion Tom Hall and high roller extraordinaire (and 888poker ambassador) Dominik Nitsche to capture the $233,705 f
  5. With the brand new tournament lineup now in full flow, a plethora of PocketFivers have continued to produce excellent results on the virtual felts of 888poker. The Top three earners for March 2021 have recorded combined earnings of over $65,000, which includes eight tournament wins and over 180 tournament cashes. And of course, it was Portugal’s Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira that took the top spot yet again. Ferreira has found massive success on 888poker in 2021; topping the most earnings, most cashes, and most wins tables for both January and February. Now, the poker player has completed t
  6. In a few short weeks, players on the European and global networks of 888poker will be battling it out for a slice of mouth-watering guarantees, prestigious titles and online poker glory with three WPTDeepStacks online series coming to the virtual felts of 888poker in April. The online poker platform has had a massive makeover in the last few months. Their new Made to Play platform and online tournament revamp has been at the heart of these changes. And now 888poker players around the world will have the opportunity to play for massive cash prizes and a WPTDeepStacks title on the site.
  7. Everything seems to be falling into place for PocketFivers over on 888poker. Despite February being the shortest month of the year, PocketFivers outperformed the totals of January in each of our tracked categories. With a brand new tournament lineup being rolled out, PocketFivers have even more ways to get involved in the action-packed events taking place at 888poker. One thing that wasn’t brand new in February was the absolute dominance of Portugal's Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Just last month, Ferreira dominated on 888poker including as the top earner, in which he pulled in just over $
  8. With the tournament changes at 888poker in full swing over, the company has pulled back the curtain to show how and why all of this change came about within one of the world's longest running online poker rooms. Building on the introduction of the Made to Play platform in October 2020, the latest iteration of the 888poker multi-table tournament offering provides another important step towards giving more fun poker experiences to the player base. The company asked their ambassadors to reach out to their followers on social media to find out what gets their blood pumping and the type of expe
  9. A host of tournament changes hit the online felt over at 888poker last week, with more recreational-friendly options and bigger prize pools up for grabs. The 888poker revamp and rebrand has started to make its way through the pokerverse and one person who’s excited to get in amongst the action is online crusher, former #1-ranked PocketFiver Chris Moorman. The Englishman capped off 2020 by taking down the High Roller MILLION$ at GGPoker for a cool $251,828 and now has his eyes on the prize(s) that are now up for grabs at 888poker. “888poker is going to become a much better place for MTT p
  10. Satellite tournaments give poker players with modest bank rolls an opportunity to play outside of their usual comfort zone. And with the latest tournament changes at 888poker, MTT grinders will want to find out how they can get in amongst the action on the cheap. Turning a small buy-in into a huge score is the poker dream with the most famous example being of course, Chris Moneymaker. The man who sparked the poker boom of the noughties qualified into the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event for a mere $87 and the rest, they say, is history. With 888poker adding $500,000 in guarantees to
  11. Recreational poker players will be wanting to take advantage of the new changes to the tournament schedule on 888poker. The poker platform has wiped the slate clean and rebranded their entire tournament collection to create better options for the more casual poker player. 888poker players have seen a plethora of changes made as of late, most notably with the introduction of the Made to Play platform which took place late last year. Well, the makeover has continued into 2021 with the website making plenty of modifications to their tournament calendar. Responding to the wants and wishes of
  12. Whether watching some of the biggest names in poker at the World Series of Poker, Poker After Dark or any other poker-related show, recreational poker players from all over the world have had the same thought on at least one occasion – "I’d love to test myself and battle against the pros." If this resonates and hits home, then take note that 888poker is giving all home game heroes and casual poker room players the chance to do just that – battle against the pros. It has never been easier to do so either, there’s no need to navigate a collection of satellite tournaments to get this opportuni
  13. There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a great start to the year for PocketFivers over on 888poker. With 888poker’s rollout of their “Made To Play” software now in full effect, players piled into the lobbies of 888’s robust tournament schedule and, of course, took advantage of the return of their Sunday Sale promotion to pad their bankrolls in January. Perhaps no one enjoyed last month on 888poker more than Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Typically this column breaks out the players into three categories - Top Earners, Most Cashes, and Most Wins - while celebrating the players who top each cat
  14. Vivian Saliba is learning a new game. It’s unlike her beloved Pot Limit Omaha, No Limit Hold’em, or any other that she’s played. It’s the Twitch game and she’s already finding it as challenging and rewarding as any card game in her arsenal. Saliba has recently decided to convert the time she would have spent playing in live events around the world into bringing the world to her with a budding new poker Twitch stream. Although she’s at the beginning of her streaming journey, Saliba is already finding the ups and downs of interacting with the poker community while trying to play solid poker i
  15. This weekend just got a little bit brighter for online poker players. The now legendary Sunday Sale at 888poker is back and gives those players the chance at massive prize pools at a decent discount. This Sunday, January 24, 888poker is hosting their usual assortment of tournaments but have cut the buy-in by 50% on three of the marquee events - all while keeping the guarantees the same as previous weeks. Things get underway at 16:30 GMT with the $20,000 guaranteed Monsoon. Instead of the normal $55 buy-in, grinders can get in on the action for just $27.50. Action starts with 50,000 chips
  16. It was another superb month on 888poker's virtual tables for PocketFivers with the top ten earners collectively winning $122,201.36. The month saw 888poker's XL Winter Series which was capped off by the $500k GTD Main Event PKO which saw one PocketFiver take home the biggest score of their online career on the platform. It was a December to remember for 'MflushN' with over $30,000 in prize winnings to scoop the title of top earner on 888poker for the last month of the year. Ending the year with a bang, the Brazilian bagged a $29,938 payday and posted his biggest win on 888poker with a fourt
  17. Some players rocket up the PocketFives Rankings after a single score in a big event. Sometimes it's a player taking a shot in a tournament out of their normal buy-in range or maybe it's somebody riding a heater after winning their way in via satellite. More often than not, those players quickly fade into the distance of the PocketFives Rankings as similar results don't follow. Then there are players who continually put up strong results week in and week out and maintain their position in the upper echelon of the rankings. They use consistency as a means of maintaining their spot. 888poke
  18. Even though Christmas has come and gone, the team at 888poker is still delivering presents to poker players around the world with their latest promotion, Turbo Gift Drops. To make these winter months more bearable, from January 11 through February 9 players on 888poker will have a chance of winning a variety of prizes every ten seconds. Players with a New Year’s resolution to take poker more seriously, have got the perfect footing to stick to their goals with the Made To Go Turbo Gift Drop giveaway on the new Made to Play software. Get Your Turbo Gift Drop with a Win on Every Spin Open th
  19. The online poker explosion of 2020 proved to be a boon for PocketFivers, especially those who took advantage of the extensive tournament offerings over on 888poker. The online site spent the better part of the year giving players plenty of reasons to log on and play. From their Early Bird Rakeback promotions to the multiple $500,000 GTD XL Series Main Events, the data shows PocketFivers padded their bankrolls by making deep runs in some of the biggest tournaments the online site offered all year long. In total, the top ten PocketFives tournament players on 888poker earned more than $1 mi
  20. After 34 events and more than $1 million in total prizes won, 888poker’s XL Winter Series wrapped up on Sunday with ‘Kazi070486’ winning the $500,000 GTD Main Event PKO for $34,685 plus an additional $26,178 in bounties for a total score of $60,863. The final event in the nearly two-week-long series drew a total of 1,824 entries, which provided players some extra value to the tune of $44,000 in overlay. After eleven and a half hours, Russia’s ‘Kazi07086’ walked away with the outright win, besting Denmark’s ‘Acp0lle’ in heads-up play. As the runner-up, ‘Acp0ll3’ took home $34,683 as well as
  21. November was a virtual feast for all of the PocketFivers who enjoyed the new “Made To Play” mobile poker platform over on 888poker. Whether they were taking advantage of the Early Bird Rackback program or just extracting the incredible value in the online site’s tournament schedule, it was clear that players had plenty to be thankful for last month. ’BillySlater’ took home the title of 888poker Top Earner for the month of November after putting together a string of nine cashes for a total of $20,373. A mid-stakes grinder, ‘BillySlater’ picked up his largest score across all platforms when h
  22. Hot on the heels of their recently released “Made To Play” mobile poker app, more changes are in store for 888poker as they announced a rebranding of their championship online poker series from XL Blizzard to XL Winter Series. While the name may have changed the concept is the same, an 11-day series which kicks off on December 10 is filled with value-heavy tournaments for low-to-mid stakes players. The 2020 XL Winter series features 34 events with the majority of buy-ins ranging from $5-$50 and over $1 million in total prize money guaranteed. The Main Event The bulk of that guaranteed mon
  23. Sunday marked the biggest day yet of 888poker’s spring series, XL Inferno. In an effort to get players ’Tuned Up’ to play next week’s $500K GTD Main Event, the Sunday XL schedule held four tournaments with $180,000 of the series $1.4M worth of guarantees up for grabs. With Sunday traditionally the biggest online grind day of the week, players fired up their 888poker clients and registered and rebought en masse to help push all four tournaments up over their respective guarantees. Event #10 - $100,000 Tune Up Buy-in: $160 Entries: 595 (230 rebuys) Prize pool: $123,750 Through the fou
  24. 888poker's XL Inferno continued on Saturday and featured three 8-Max tournaments that promised $55,000 in total guarantees. Event #7 - $30,000 8-Max Buy-in: $109 Entries: 309 (95 rebuys) Prize pool: $40,400 Saturday’s spotlight tournament, the $30,000 8-Max, proved to be popular with players helping the tournament crush its guarantee by more than $10,000. One time XL Blizzard champion ‘LucySagara70’ added a 2019 XL Inferno title to their resume by taking the title and $7,878 for first place, the largest payday of Saturday’s schedule. Russia’s ‘888pruha’ finished as the runner-up, takin
  25. Day 2 of 888poker’s XL Inferno online poker series brought out the bounty hunters as the schedule offered three Progressive Knockout tournaments with a total of $70,000 in guarantees up for grabs. Just like the tournaments offered on Day 1, each of Friday’s title fights surpassed their guarantees offering players four-figure scores for their mid-stakes buy-in. Event #4 - $30,000 PKO Buy-in: $55 Entries: 540 (145 rebuys) Prize Pool: $34,250 It took over nine hours for the biggest buy-in tournament of the day’s slate to reach a conclusion. In the end, it was ‘Tuna_lover’ from the UK w

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