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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hot on the heels of their successful XL Blizzard online series, 888poker is wasting no time in running yet another value-heavy series with the return of XL Inferno. From May 16-26, XL Inferno’s 34-event schedule brings over $1.4 million in total guarantees and, like XL Blizzard before it, it features a $500K GTD Main Event with a buy-in of only $250. The Main Event isn’t the only similarity in the XL schedules. Many of the tournaments that crushed their guarantees in April are back for another go around this May. Also, the same variety in buy-ins can be seen across the two events. Buy-ins
  5. Day seven of 888poker’s XL Inferno brought out all the high rollers. There were three tournaments on tap, including the biggest buy-in tournament of the entire schedule - the $2,600 High Roller with a $200,000 guarantee.Of course, with some of the largest buy-ins of the series also come some of the biggest payouts. Twelve players added five-figure scores to their bankroll while another 17 entrants walked with four-figures. XL Inferno is now officially past the halfway point. The next time players are likely to see prize pools this big again will be during the $1,050 buy-in $1,000,000 guarant
  6. Spring is the time for top online poker providers to strut out a strong online series and 888poker is following suit. The popular XL series returns with XL Inferno starting up on May 10. Players around the world can add a third lobby to their already busy PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and partypoker Powerfest. A total of 34 events are on the schedule from May 10-20. The grand finale is a $1 million guaranteed Main Event. 888poker offers a great a prize for players who win multiple events. Any player who wins two XL Inferno MTTs claims an extra $1,000. A hat-trick of vict
  7. 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’ fi
  8. 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
  9. Of the 12 events on the Day 12 888poker XL Inferno, none were bigger than the $215 Quarterback. Thomas 'WushuTM' Muhlocker beat out the 587-player field to win just over $26,000 - the biggest single score on Thursday. That final table also included Adrian 'ADRI_ATM' Mateos. Fresh off of his PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker win, the Spanish phenom finished sixth for $5,892.62. Brazil's 'PudimSedutor' won Event #146 ($30 Deepstack Swordfish) for $4,011.86 and then final-tabled the Quarterback, finishing ninth for $2,079.75. He was one of two players to pull off that feat
  10. 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
  11. 888poker’s XL Inferno is headed into the home stretch with just a few days left for players to battle for an XL title before this weekend’s $500,000 GTD Main Event. On Wednesday, the popular Progressive Knockout format was back on the schedule with three more tournaments played out and $80,000 in guarantees on the line. Event #20 - $50,000 PKO Buy-in: $109 Entries: 466 (138 rebuys) Prize pool: $60,400 The day’s biggest tournament was the $50K PKO where players smashed the registration button, putting up their $109 buy-in, and sending the prize pool over $10K past the guarantee. Th
  12. After a massive Sunday, 888poker’s spring championship series, XL Inferno, took a bit of a breather on Monday. Understanding that many players may take the beginning of the week off, the XL Inferno toned the schedule down, but still catered to those who remain on the grind by featuring two tournaments and $55,000 worth of guarantees. Event #14 - $40,000 Rebuy & Add-On The larger of the two tournaments on tap had 361 players post the $55 buy-in with 350 rebuys and 178 add-ons. Altogether the fast-action tournament bested the guarantee and pushed the prize pool to $44,450. Eight of the
  13. Day 3 of 888poker’s XL Inferno series focused on their signature Crazy 8 tournaments. Three tournaments guaranteeing, you guessed it, $80,000 in total prize pools. After two days of knocking it out of the park in terms of attendance, the online crowds on Saturday slowed down a little - perhaps saving some energy for Sunday’s massive XL schedule - and two out of the three tournaments provided a little extra value to players in terms of overlay. The day brought three new XL Inferno Champions, all of which will have their opportunity to vie for one of the $2,700 packages that will two players
  14. 888poker’s signature online poker series XL Inferno returned on Thursday promising players a full-featured 34-event series with over $1.4 million in guarantees over the course of eleven days. The opening day saw players flock to three different Opening Events with $90,000 in total guarantees up for grabs. Players were obviously eager for the return of an XL series as all three tournaments on the schedule crushed their posted guarantees giving grinders plenty of money up top to fight for, including a pair of five-figure scores. Event #1 - $50,000 Opening Event Buy-In: $109 Entries: 534
  15. Whether you are looking to boost your bankroll by battling in some of the biggest tournaments of the year or simply taking a shot in a large-player prize pool, 888poker’s XL Inferno series has something to offer. Only one month after the successful conclusion of XL Blizzard, 888poker has decided to run it back with another 34-event series that caters to the high-stakes tournament players, mid-stakes grinders and low-rollers who are looking to make the leap. So, for players that are looking to capture a five-figure score or 100x a smaller buy-in, XL Inferno has multiple tournaments that fit
  16. 888poker’s latest championship series, XL Inferno, reached its grand conclusion on Sunday, highlighted by the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event. In total, there was $1.32 million in guarantees up for grabs over the course of four tournaments. The juicy prize pools enticed players to create some of the largest fields of the entire series and helped all four contests crushed their guarantees. The last day of XL Inferno saw players take home the largest payouts of the entire 11 days. Event #31 - $120,000 Mega Deep There was plenty of value to be had in the second Mega Deep event of the s
  17. Now in the home stretch towards the $1 million guaranteed Main Event, the 888poker XL Inferno crowned three more champions on Wednesday with Sweden's 'LivinThDream' grabbing the biggest score of all as the only player to pocket a five-figure score. Event #19: $50,000 Eight Max Three days ago, Sweden's 'LivinThDream' finished third in XL Inferno Event #10 to come oh-so-close to an XL Inferno title. He avoided a repeat of that close call on Wednesday after beating out 458 other players to win Event #19 ($50,000 Eight Max) for $12,578. Greek grinder Misailidis 'xanthifan' Kostas picked up $9
  18. The 888poker XL Inferno online poker tournament series got underway Sunday with 16 different events awarding over $1 Million total in cash prizes. Brazilian Brazil's Alexandre 'Xandee1991' Almeida had a career outing and picked up his largest ever online MTT score with a $53,015 take-home victory in the $160 buy-in Opening Event which boasted a field of 1,447 players. The win will likely result in Almeida entering the top 1,000 Worldwide Rankings for the first time ever later this week. Kevin 'kevlar' Frame of the United Kingdom also earned his biggest online tournament score by far on Su
  19. The 888poker XL Inferno tournament series concluded Sunday with the $1 million guaranteed Main Event. 'Alien_Army' topped all opponents with a $291,007 score for first place in the $1,050 No Limit Hold'em showcase which attracted over 1,300 entries. Second place went to 'stevachenko7' who reached a heads-up agreement to take home $226,718 with 'sngguru' receiving $166,550 in third. Russia's 'papan9_p$' (ranked #129 worldwide at real money online tournament play) finished fourth for $119,340 as 'PacoMonon' and 'Fukuruku' walked away with $86,873 and $69,323 for their respective fifth and sixth
  20. Another 13 888poker XL Inferno events were on the schedule on Wednesday with a number of top-100 players grabbing big scores. The biggest winner on the day was 'RagingStoic' who took down Event #137 ($109 Eight Max) for just over $13,000. He beat out #27-ranked 'Namlleh' heads-up for the win. Leandro 'Dmilito22' Bustillo, the #2-ranked Argentinian in the world, beat out 257 other players to win Event #134 ($160 Crocodile) for $7,914.15. Bustillo is currently ranked #53 in the world and should make an appearance in the top 50 when the rankings are updated this week thanks to this victory.
  21. The 888 Poker XL Inferno continued Monday with a number of players taking home final table cash prizes ahead of the event's final weekend. The #2 ranked online tournament player in the world, 'inhoo' of Sweden, was victorious in the $160 buy-in "Crocodile" tournament and collected $6,418 followed by PocketFives member 'kellerassel007' of Germany who earned $4,627 for finishing runner-up. The No Limit Hold'em Monsoon was won by 'siittimest' for a score of $5,169 while 'Ern3sti7o' was awarded $3,788 in second place. The $55 buy-in Tornado saw 'botteonpoker' come out on top and take home $4,7
  22. The 888poker XL Inferno online poker tournament series continued Sunday with more than $1.2 million in cash prize money awarded to players. PocketFives member 'juanki9605' of Spain (who goes by 'B4NKR0LL3R' at 888 Poker) had a breakout evening by winning the $600 buy-in WHALE event for $50,947 while final-tabling two other XL Inferno Sunday events. 'Kannwas' finished second in the Whale for $38,177 with 'Imyurfriend' cashing for $28,962 in third and 'joga_pra_cor' collecting $21,721 in fourth. 'PokerMogo' earned a $44,997 payday by coming out on top in the $160 buy-in Tune Up event. Longt
  23. The 888poker XL Inferno burned white-hot again on Wednesday with 13 events on the schedule. More of the familiar favorites were on the schedule once again, including the Lighting, Breeze, and Swordfish. The largest victory of the day for the top PocketFivers came from Joao Mathias 'joao_mathias' Baumgarten, who shipped the Wednesday Challenge for $8,642. Other notable victories were notched by ‘MttRaven’ in the $160 buy in Crocodile for $8,650, ‘TheHueyLewis’ in the $55 buy in Monsoon for $7,157 and the ‘Achileys34’ in the $109 buy in Lighting Six Max for $5,512. The largest score o
  24. The 888poker XL Inferno series continued Tuesday with a number of European-based PocketFives members reaching final tables and claiming their share of cash prizes. 'V.BlomFan60' was awarded the largest XL Inferno score of the evening upon taking down the $160 buy-in Crocodile event for $8,969. 'Gotyoudude' earned a payday of $6,721 for second place in that event with Kevin 'kevlar1991' Frame of the United Kingdom receiving $5,099 for third place. 'Gutschel' came out on top in the Monsoon tourament Tuesday and cashed for $6,679. 'Todderaa' was awarded $4,768 for second place while Portugal
  25. In 2016, 888poker took the Super XL Series to new heights with bigger guarantees and a deeper schedule. Apparently, they weren't even close to being done with the improvements. This week the company announced they have rebranded the series and once again upped the guarantees. Over the course of the next year the company will run three separate XL Championship Series: XL Inferno in May, XL Eclipse in September, and XL Blizzard in January 2018. The XL Inferno runs May 7 - 21 with a total of 197 events and guarantees totaling over $7.5 million. THE MAIN EVENTS Five different Main E

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