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As 888poker grows and welcomes more players than ever, it is only fitting that it will soon host the largest Super XL Series to date. And when Chris Moorman, the most successful online poker player in history, says it is a can’t-miss series, players know that is a serious endorsement.

The sixth running of the series is scheduled for September 17-25, and those days will be packed with the best value in online poker tournaments.

Big Guarantees and Game Choices

The Super XL Series has grown from a startup-type schedule of tournaments to something that players refuse to miss. And in a relatively short period of time, 888poker has grown the series to a 40-event program that offers more than $4 million in total guarantees.


This sixth running of the Super XL shows just how popular it has become with players. That $4 million guarantee is an increase of $1 million from the last edition in May and double that of the Super XL Series IV in January. Not only do the organizers listen to 888Poker players, they put it all together in the ideal week-long series.

A total of 40 events will be offered this September, and each tournament will have three different buy-ins (Main, Mini, and Turbo) to suit players of varying bankrolls and playing styles. Hold’em and Omaha players will make up the majority of the events, and formats include everything from knockouts to six-max, rebuys to deepstacks.

Exciting Schedule

When the action kicks off on Saturday, September 17, there will be three events from which to choose. The Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff tournament will offer a $100K guarantee for an $88 buy-in, a $10K guarantee for the low $8.80 buy-in, and a $10K guarantee for the $55 buy-in turbo edition.

And on the first Sunday of the series, the buy-ins range from $12 to $600 and the guarantees that day start at $10K and go all the way up to $300K. There is also a big mega satellite that day with a $160 buy-in and 15 Main Event seats guaranteed.

One week later, the final day of the series offers one more mega satellite, that one with a $215 buy-in and 50 seats guaranteed to the Main Event. Fifty!

That aforementioned Main Event is a serious one, with a $1,050 buy-in and whopping $1.5 million guarantee. But with a multitude of satellites from now until and throughout the Super XL Series, there are chances to win for pennies on the dollar. Actually, there are several main events running that day:

  • $1,050 Main Event ($1.5M GTD)
  • $160 Mini Main Event ($150K GTD)
  • $109 Turbo Main Event ($30K GTD)
  • $75 Super Turbo Main Event ($15K GTD)
  • $5 Micro Main Event ($15K GTD)

Play Along with Your Favorites

The 888Poker ambassadors and pro players will be competing alongside everyone else for the coveted cash and titles. And they’re just as likely to be playing the micro buy-ins as well as the high rollers.

“I’m hoping I can take one down as the newest 888Poker ambassador,” said Moorman. “There is a great selection of tournaments every day with great structures and a wide variety of tournament types to keep it fresh.”

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Fellow ambassador Dominik Nitsche expressed his excitement as well: “I just think it’s a great series scheduled at the perfect time… For a lot of other players and myself, there is just not very much time to play in September, so the XL Series fits in very nicely. A lot of people will be at home and will have a chance to compete for big prizes. The satellite system is also great as it gives a lot of lower stakes players a chance at big money.”

Joining Moorman at the virtual tables will be Kara Scott, Jeff Gross, and Sofia Lovgren, among many others, including some of the biggest names in online poker today.

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Jennifer Newell

Jennifer has been a freelance writer in the poker industry for a decade. She left a full-time job with the World Poker Tour to tell the stories of poker. She now lives in St. Louis, writes about poker while pursuing other varied interests, and speaks her mind on Twitter… a lot.