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888poker Announces XL Eclipse Schedule w/ 197 Events, $9m GTD
Hot on the heels of an actual solar eclipse, 888poker is prepping its biggest XL series ever, which is fittingly called XL Eclipse.
Having rebranded and boosted the XL series, 888poker is about to flood the online poker world again with more tournaments than most people play in an entire year.
Taking place from September 10-24, 2017, the latest edition of the XL series will offer a total of 197 events spread across two action-packed weeks of poker.
Over $9,000,000 in Prizes
Once again this is the biggest guarantee yet for an XL series.
The overall series will offer a total of $9.17m in guaranteed prize money with the Main Event alone featuring a $1.5m guarantee.
That’s quite a journey from the $2 million guaranteed over the entire span of the first XL series that 888poker ran several years ago.
Every single one of the 197 tournaments has a prize pool guarantee and judging from experience with the XL Inferno, which had $7.5 million guaranteed, there will be very few overlays.
XL Eclipse, and its nearly 200 tournaments, will play out over a span of just two weeks, which means that on average there will be 13 tournaments offered each day.
So if you want to benefit as much as possible from the XL Eclipse you had better take some time off from work and stock up on food and drink.
And just in case you’re thinking you might want to do something else with your vacation, have you ever come back with more money than you went with on a holiday trip? Playing the XL Eclipse, you might.
With with such a vast schedule you’ll find a couple of tournaments to play no matter when you have time.
Multiple Main Events, $5,200 SHR Returns
The most important event is always the Main Event. This one will be a $1,050 buy-in Deepstack NLHE event with $1.5 million guaranteed.
As usual at 888poker, the Main Event will come in four different variations. Apart from the $1,050, there will be a $215 Mini Main Event, a $109 Turbo Main Event, a $75 Super Turbo Main Event and a $30 Micro Main Event.
There will also be two “Whales” with $1,050 buy-in. They will run on Sundays as usual. There will also be $2,100 High Roller Event with $500,000 guaranteed on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Of course, all the eyes will be on the $5,200 Super High Roller. All the top pros and ambassadors will play in this one to get the most coveted title of this series apart from the main event.
The Super High Roller event also has a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.
The Opening Event is also available in four different buy-in and speed levels from $12 to $160 and it has up to $300,000 guaranteed.
On the other end of the scale, you’ll find four tournaments for just $5 and with guarantees from $3000 to $10,000.
Eight events will have just $12 to play, and among them is also an Omaha tournament.
Freeroll your way into the XL Eclipse Main Event
888poker is running freerolls that award tickets to the $1,050 Main Event several times a day. Open your 888poker lobby and spin the wheel, you’ll soon find tickets for the freerolls in your account.
Play to win, register to play
This will be a series for all levels and bankrolls, and you shouldn’t miss out. Do you have an account at 888poker? Then you’re all set.