888Poker Rings in New Year with $5 Million Super XL SeriesPosted on
888Poker has released details of its seventh Super XL Series – a series of sixty-four tournaments over eleven days, guaranteeing $5 million in prize money.
If Santa has already delivered your 2017 calendar, 888Poker has got some very important dates for you to circle – Thursday January 19 to Sunday January 29 – the dates on which the site will be hosting its next Super XL Series.
The seventh Super XL Series will be 888Poker´s biggest yet, featuring sixty-four tournaments over eleven days and guaranteeing a minimum of $5 million in prize money. The site will also be hosting a Champion of Champions promotion with dozens of extra prizes to be won.
Furthermore, it is not just Santa distributing presents at the moment. 888Poker is giving away tickets to some of the most valuable events in daily Super XL Freeroll Qualifiers. Details of how you can enter the freeroll qualifiers can be found below.
Super XL Series Has $1.5 Million Guaranteed Main Event
January´s Super XL Series follows the tried and tested format of previous series with a few extra events and a few enhanced guarantees thrown in. The series gets underway with three valuable “Opening Events” on Thursday January 19, with three different levels of buy-in to accommodate all players.
Thereafter the schedule contains a rich variety of NL Hold´em tournaments, with a couple of Omaha events added to spice up the action. Players will be able to choose from many different formats including 6-Max, Knockout and fast-fold SNAP tournaments, and a “Crazy 8” event.
The series wraps up on Sunday January 29 with five “Main Events” having buy-ins from $5 to $1,050. Naturally the big $1.5 million guaranteed Super XL Main Event is the one that everybody will want to play in, and 888Poker will be hosting several Mega-Satellites earlier in the series to qualify as many players as possible for the feature event.
The Champion of Champions Promotion
Alongside the Super XL Series, 888Poker will be running a leaderboard promotion in which players who cash in any of the events will be awarded leaderboard points. Points will be awarded according to where they finish in each event compared to the buy-in for the event and the number of entries.
The players finishing in positions 19th to 50th on the leaderboard will each win a $55 tournament ticket. Those finishing in the top 18 places on the leaderboard will be invited to play in a Champion of Champions tournament on Tuesday January 31 with $18,000 worth of prizes up for grabs:
- Winner: $12,000 WSOP Main Event Package
- Second: $3,000 WSOP Side Event Package
- Third: $600 Tournament Ticket
- Fourth to Eighteenth: $160 Tournament Ticket
Qualify for Super XL Events for Free
From this week until the start of the Super XL Series, 888Poker is running daily Super XL Freeroll Qualifiers in which players can win tickets to the most valuable events in the series. Every player currently registered with 888Poker will received an email with two free tickets for the Super XL Freeroll Qualifiers, and explaining how they can win further tickets by completing daily challenges.
Players not yet registered with 888Poker can create their account today and qualify for a no deposit bonus up to $88. Only once you have made your initial deposit will you be eligible for the two free Freeroll tickets and the opportunity to win further tickets. However, the good news is your first deposit will be eligible for an 888Poker bonus of up to $600 and entitle you to a Welcome Package that includes free tickets into exclusive Depositor tournaments and the opportunity to win a free seat in 888Poker´s $100,000 guaranteed Sunday Challenge.
It is going to be a “super” New Year at 888Poker. Make sure you are part of the action.