888poker has released the schedule for its next Super XL Series that will feature 38 action-packed events and guaranteed prize pools totaling well over $2,000,000.
The series kicks off on Sunday, January 24 with a $160 buy-in Opening Event Multi Chance tournament that will pay out at least $250,000 in prize money. That begins eight straight days of riveting tournament action that will culminate with a Main Event on Sunday, January 31 that promises a $1,000,000 prize pool.
The Main Event requires a buy-in of $1,050, but 888poker is already running tons of satellites beginning as low as 1¢ ($0.01) in order to allow recreational players an opportunity to take a seat and play their way to winning a share of that $1 million prize. There are also two $215 mega satellites on the schedule – one each on the first and last days of the Super XL Series – that guarantee a combined 75 seats to the Main Event.
All Stake Levels Offered
One of the coolest features of the Super XL Series is the fact that each scheduled tournament will run a Main, Mini and Turbo version of the event. Buy-ins are as low as $5 and there are a handful on the schedule with only a $12 entry fee. In fact, 22 of the 38 events feature buy-ins at $75 or less!
The high rollers, of course, will gravitate toward the larger buy-in tournaments, of which there are a multitude of offerings. The $60,000 Mini High Roller and $50,000 Quarterback Event each have a fixed buy-in of $215, the $200,000 Whale costs $600 to take a seat, the $300,000 High Roller Event features a $1,500 entry fee, and the $1,050 Main Event and its $1 million prize pool.
The Super XL Series is now in its fourth year and expectations are that the success of last year’s series will be topped in 2016. In 2015, more than 60,000 satellite events resulted in player registrations of over 1.5 million. That led to a new record at 888poker for the most players in a tournament with a buy-in of at least $100: 1,559.
Another record broken last year occurred in the Micro Main Event when 5,196 players took part. That was the most ever in 888poker history!
And speaking of a successful history, the 2015 Super XL Series Main Event surpassed the $1 million guarantee, prompting 888poker organizers to offer up the same seven-figure guarantee this year. Indications are that the 2016 Main Event may produce 888poker’s largest prize pool ever!
Play with the 888Poker Pros
“Very few online events are ‘can’t-miss,’ but the Super XL Series is definitely one of them,” said 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche. “I’ll most likely be playing in all the big events, and I’m expecting big things in the Main Event, which is going to be one of the best tourneys ever.”
Along with Nitsche, players can expect to be seated among the other 888poker pros such as Sofia Lovgren, Nico Villa Lobos, Akira Ohyama, Bruno Politano and Jackie Glazier.
In addition to the prize money offered in each event, the XL Leaderboard will pay out cash prizes to the top ten point earners of the series. The leaderboard first place prize is $5,000!
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