888Poker, which has become the third online poker network to host an elite poker series, will be hosting the fifth iteration of their Super XL Series in May. The Series, consisting of 40 tournaments, is set to take place on May 14th – 22nd, and will offer $3m in guaranteed prize money, and a $1m guaranteed Main Event.
The format of the festival will consist of Mini and Main themed events for low and high rollers, as well as a Turbo theme for players who prefer to avoid any hassle getting in and out.
The Main Event, which will be the star attraction with a $1,050 buy-in, will run on Sunday May 22nd. This will mark the third time in a row that the tournament will feature a $1m guarantee, so it is sure to draw some of the biggest names in the game including 888 ambassadors Jackie Glazier, Nico Villa-Lobos, Bruno “Foster” Politano, Akira Ohyama, Sofia Lövgren, Bruno Kawauti and Kara Scott. With that being said, it’s definitely not to be missed!
The fourth edition of the Super XL Main Event back in January created a $1.2m prize pool, which officially made it the largest prize pool offered so far on 888Poker. Finnish player ‘jnevanli’ defeated UK’s ‘carmen.1957’, winning the top prize of $182,663 after the two had carved out a heads-up deal.
Satellites for the event are already available, starting at as little as a single cent.
Other highlights from the Super XL Series schedule include:
• Event #5: $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance
• Event #7: $200,000 Whale
• Event #10: $15,000 Omaha
• Event #15: $400,000 High Roller
• Event #18: $30,000 8-Max
• Event #21: $10,000 America’s Event