34 must-play events. A $1 million Winners promotion. Online satellites starting at 1c.
888poker will dominate the online poker scene again this January with the 3rd instalment of its revamped poker festival schedule.
This time around it's the XL Blizzard Series, which helps kicks off the online poker year in 2018 and follows in the trailblazing footprints of this past year's XL Eclipse and XL Inferno.
This is the first-ever XL Blizzard series and a tight 34-event schedule has been planned from January 18-28. It's a pare down from the 200-event smorgasbord of the Eclipse and Inferno but still offers a variety of games and big guarantees.
Some key events to look forward to:
- January 18: $109 Opening Event, $80,000 guaranteed
- January 20: $88 Crazy Eights Event, $50,000 guaranteed
- January 21: $160 Tune Up, $200,000 guaranteed
- January 23: $2,100 High Roller Event, $250k guaranteed
- January 28: $1,050 Main Event, $1,000,000 guaranteed
888poker wouldn’t be 888poker if there wasn't a ton of added value and this time there are some big incentives for both winners and the unlucky.
2018 Main Event Package for CoC Winner
Once again there will be a leaderboard across the tournament series and the top 50 ranked players will meet again in a "Best of the Best" tournament.
The winner of this special invitational will receive the dream prize for every poker player – a WSOP main event ticket plus travel and hotel expenses for the 2018 World Series in Las Vegas.
The second- and third-place finishers in the Champion of Champions event will also travel to Vegas and play the $3,000 Crazy 8 Event. All finishers up to 40th place will receive online tournament tickets for $1,050, $600 and $55.
$1,000,000 to the Winner of Winners!
Players who manage to win two tournaments in the XL Blizzard will receive an extra $1,000 into their poker account. Anybody who wins three Blizzard events will receive an extra $10,000.
If anybody can win four events they will get $100,000 and, in case there is someone so good they win five, it’ll grant them an additional $1,000,000!
One player – Kaktus26rus – took down three events during the XL Eclipse so while it's clearly a tough task, it's not unreachable should a bit of run-good come your way.
Bubble of Bubbles Tourney
If the run-good isn't on your side in this one there's something for you, too.
As a very nice consolation prize 888poker will invite all the “bubble boys” to play in a special tournament whose winner will still make it to Las Vegas next summer to play the $3,000 Crazy 8 event.
The other final table players will get tournament tickets for $160 and $55. For new players, the "bubble" is the last spot in a tournament that doesn’t pay out money.
3 Seats to the Main Event Every Day!
To get into the XL Blizzard Main Event you can use the 888poker steps system and climb your way up the hard way by starting at level 1 for just one cent.
However, to celebrate the first of these winter festivals, 888poker is giving away three seats to the ME every day!
The freerolls are in the lobby under the XL Blizzard tab and they run daily at 7:30 PM GMT.
Every freeroll has three $1,050 main event tickets up for grabs.
All you need to do is make a deposit and use the promo code blizzard10. You’ll find three tickets to the freerolls in your account just hours later.
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