888Poker´s $5 Million Super XL Series Starts Today

Posted on by Roy Smith

Super XL Series888Poker´s XL Super Series not only offers players the opportunity to share in $5 million prize money, but also win a package to the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

Starting today and running until Sunday 29 January, 888Poker´s Super XL Series consists of sixty-three events with buy-ins starting as low as $5.00. Although many of the events are extensions of the site´s existing tournament schedule, the series is well worth participating in because of the increased prize money on offer.

Furthermore, during the Super XL Series, 888Poker will be running a leaderboard competition in which the top 50 players are each guaranteed a $55 tournament voucher. The top 18 players will compete in a Champion of Champions event with further prizes up for grabs – including a $12,000 package to this year´s World Series of Poker Main Event.

Action Gets Underway with Three Opening Events

Being the first day of the Super XL Series, 888Poker has really pushed the boat out to gain players´ attention. At 7:00pm this evening (all times GMT), the site will be running an $80,000 guaranteed Opening Event with a buy-in of $109 and a $15,000 guaranteed Micro Opening Event for players with more modest budgets. Two hours later, and a third Opening Event gets underway – this time having a $55.00 buy-in and guaranteeing $20,000 in prize money.

The opportunity for players of all bankrolls to score big continues throughout the series. On Sunday (January 22), the $250,000 guaranteed $160 buy-in Tune-Up event is complimented by a $50,000 guaranteed Mini Tune-Up with a buy-in of just $12, while players with deep bankrolls are invited to pony up the $600 buy-in for the $250,000 Whale event. In addition to the variety of buy-ins, there is also a variety of formats and disciplines over the sixty-three events.

Main Event Sunday Has Ten Feature Events

The day not to miss in the Super XL Series is Sunday 29 January. As well as hosting the $1.5 million guaranteed Super XL Main Event, 888Poker will be hosting five other “Main Events” for players whose bankrolls do not stretch to the $1,050 buy-in for the “big one”. In addition to these six tournaments, the schedule for Sunday 29 January also includes Sunday Breeze, Mega Deep, Sunday Monsoon and Sunday Challenge events, bringing the total value of guaranteed tournaments on the day to $2,130,000.

In between the feature tournaments – indeed, throughout the whole series – there are plenty of opportunities for players to qualify cheaply for the more valuable events. 888Poker has compiled a comprehensive satellite schedule that culminates on Sunday 29 January with a $215 buy-in Mega-Satellite guaranteeing a minimum of fifty seats into the $1.5 million Super XL Main Event. Sub-satellites to the Mega-Satellite and a whole host of Super XL-related promotions are also available.

Will You Win a Package to the 2017 WSOP Main Event?

The more you play in the Super XL Series, the better chance you will have of winning a package to this year´s World Series of Poker Main Event. Points on the Super XL Leaderboard Competition will be awarded to players according to their finishing position in each event, the event buy-in and the number of players that take part in each event. The top fifty players will be awarded a $55 tournament voucher, with the top eighteen players invited to take part in a Champions of Champions tournament.

The Champion of Champions tournament takes place on Tuesday 31 January at 6:00pm and every player is guaranteed a prize – whether it is a $160 tournament ticket for finishing in 4th to 18th place, a $600 tournament ticket for finishing in third place, a $3,000 WSOP side event package for finishing in second place, or a $12,000 WSOP Main Event package for winning the Champion of Champions tournament.

Will the winner be you? You will have to play in the Super XL Series at 888Poker if you want to be in with a chance!

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