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888poker Reboots Super XL Series in May with $3m Guaranteed!

888poker’s biggest tournament series is back next month and the guarantees are higher than ever.

After a very successful $2m-guaranteed series in January of this year 888poker will bring back a 40-event Super XL Series as a kick-off to the 2016 WSOP.

This time there will be $3 million in guaranteed prize pools and the main event will feature $1,000,000 guaranteed. Some more important numbers:

  • 40 total events
  • Dates: May 14-22
  • Main Event: May 22
  • Buy-ins from $5 to $2,100

“That’s amazing news," said 888poker Team Pro Dominik Nitsche, "as it will give me a chance to get in some big tournaments before playing the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl.

"I will be playing on 888 a lot practicing and trying out a few new, different things I have been working on.”

dominik nitsche

The beard is in.

(Semi)-Crazy Eights

The series kicks off with a nod to 888poker’s new “Crazy Eights” tournament at the 2016 WSOP. It’s an 8-handed $88 No-Limit Hold'em event with $88,888 guaranteed.

The winner will get a ticket to the “Crazy Eights” event in Las Vegas. More notable tournaments:

  • Event #5: $250,000 Opening Event Multi-Chance
  • Event #7: $200,000 Whale
  • Event #10: $15,000 Omaha
  • Event #15: $400,000 High Roller
  • Event #18: $30,000 8-Max
  • Event #21: $10,000 Americas Event
  • Event #32: $50,000 6-Max

There will also be a few “Americas events” that start late at night (if you’re European) to accommodate players on the American continents. Expect 888 Team Pros Bruno KawautiNicolau Villa-Lobos and Bruno Politano to be in these.

During the last XL series the three Brazilians - along with fellow Team Pros Nitsche, Sofia Lövgren, Jackie Glazier and Akira Ohyama – all played the main event. Newly appointed ambassador Kara Scott will also be there this time around.

The biggest take in the last XL main event was by Finnish player jnevanli who claimed $182,635 - not a bad hourly rate in a 12-hour tournament.

Find the complete schedule of the 888poker Super XL series below. As usual, online satellites are running 24/7 and you can use the steps system to qualify for just a cent.

DateTimeEventBuy-inGTD
Sat 14.518:00Super XL 1 - $88,888 Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff$88$88,888
 18:00Super XL 2 - $8,888 Mini Crazy 8 Super Super XL kickoff$8.8$8,888
 20:00Super XL 3 - $10,000 Turbo Kickoff$55$10,000
     
 Sun 15.516:30Super XL 4 - $150,000 Mega Deep$215$150,000
 17:00Super XL 5 - $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance$160$250,000
 17:00Super XL 6 - $50,000 Mini Opening Event Multi Chance$12$50,000
 18:00Super XL 7 - $200,000 Whale$600$200,000
 18:35Mega satellite to Main Event - 15 seats GTD$160$15,750
 20:00Super XL 8 - $20,000 Turbo Opening Event Multi Chance$55$20,000
 21:00Super XL 9 - $10,000 Super Turbo Opening Event Multi Chance$75$10,000
     
Mon 16.518:00Super XL 10 - $15,000 Omaha Event $160$15,000
 18:00Super XL 11 - $3,000 Mini Omaha Event $12$3,000
 19:00Super XL 12 - $15,000 Turbo Snap Event Multi chance$55$15,000
 19:00Super XL 13 - $5,000 Mini Turbo Snap Event Multi chance$5$5,000
 20:00Super XL 14 - $2,000 Turbo Snap Omaha $30$2,000
     
 Tue 17.518:00Super XL 15 - $400,000 High Roller Event $2,100$400,000
 18:00Super XL 16 - $100,000 Mini High Roller Event $215$100,000
 20:00Super XL 17 - $40,000 Turbo High Roller Event $160$40,000
     
 Wed 18.518:00Super XL 18 - $30,000 8-Max Event $109$30,000
 18:00Super XL 19 - $5,000 Mini 8-Max Event $12$5,000
 20:00Super XL 20 - $5,000 Turbo 8-Max Event  $30$5,000
 23:00Super XL 21 - $10,000 Americas Event$160$10,000
 23:00Super XL 22 - $2,000 Mini Americas Event$12$2,000
     
Thu 19.51:00Super XL 23 - $5,000 Turbo Americas Event$55$5,000
 17:00Super XL 24 - $40,000 R&A EVENT$55$40,000
 17:00Super XL 25 - $5,000 Mini R&A EVENT$5$5,000
 18:00Super XL 26 - $75,000 Quarterback Event $215$75,000
 18:00Super XL 27 - $20,000 Mini Quarterback Event  $44$20,000
 20:00Super XL 28 - $20,000 Turbo Quarterback Event $109$20,000
     
 Fri 20.518:00Super XL 29 - $25,000 Knockout Event $150$25,000
 18:00Super XL 30 - $10,000 Mini Knockout Event $35.00$10,000
 20:00Super XL 31 - $10,000 Turbo Knockout Event$75$10,000
     
 Sat 21.518:00Super XL 32 - $50,000 6 Max Event $160$50,000
 18:00Super XL 33 - $10,000 Mini 6 Max Event $30$10,000
 20:00Super XL 34 - $10,000 Turbo 6 Max Event $55$10,000
     
 Sun 22.515:05Mega satellite to ME - 50 seats GTD$215$52,500
 16:30Super XL 35 - $150,000 Mega Deep$215$150,000
 17:00Super XL 36 - $1,000,000 Main Event  $1,050$1,000,000
 17:00Super XL 37 - $150,000 Mini Main Event  $160$150,000
 17:30Super XL 38 - $15,000 Micro MAIN EVENT$5$15,000
 20:00Super XL 39 - $30,000 Turbo Main Event$109$30,000
 21:00Super XL 40 - $15,000 Super Turbo Main Event$75$15,000

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