888poker XL Winter Series Begins December 10

888poker XL Winter Series Begins December 10

The end of the calendar year brings online poker series. Santa wouldn’t forget the players at 888poker, so he delivered the year-ending XL Winter Series. It will kick off this week on December 10 and run through December 20, dressed up in an attractive package of reasonable tournament buy-ins.

Inside the package, players will find more than $1 million in prize pool guarantees.

The XL Series is a familiar one, but the winter version is a new take on it. 888poker wanted to provide the players with winning opportunities but also showcase its new “Made to Play” poker platform. The newly-upgraded software introduced new and updated features, especially for mobile players, all rolled out in the past few months.

The last big online series, the 888Millions Superstorm, was a massive undertaking with 480 tournaments spread across five weeks. This month’s XL Winter Series will be more compact but packed with action, nonetheless.

What is the XL Winter Series?

In a few words, it is an online poker tournament series consisting of buy-ins to fit most players’ bankrolls. Players can compete for as little as $5.50 and as much as $320 per buy-in, though most fall into the lower to middle parts of that range. And satellites will still offer all of those buy-ins at discounts.

The 34 events will run December 10-20 with more than $1 million in prize pool guarantees.

There will be a Main Event, obviously, to highlight the series, and it offers a $500K guarantee. In addition, it will be a Progressive Knockout (PKO) event for the first time in XL Series history. There will also be two other versions of the Main Event for extra fun.

Can We See the Schedule?


Here it is, with the primary Main Event highlighted. And click on the 888poker schedule page for dates and start times.

-Event 1: $109 NLHE Opener ($50K GTD)

-Event 2: $16.50 NLHE Mini Opener ($15K GTD)

-Event 3: $55 NLHE Late Opener ($15K GTD)

-Event 4: $55 NLHE PKO ($30K GTD)

-Event 5: $22 NLHE Mini PKO ($15K GTD)

-Event 6: $33 NLHE Late PKO ($10K GTD)

-Event 7: $109 NLHE 8-Max ($30K GTD)

-Event 8: $12 NLHE Mini 8-Max ($10K GTD)

-Event 9: $55 NLHE Late 8-Max ($15K GTD)

-Event 10: $55 NLHE Tune-Up ($50K GTD)

-Event 11: $16.50 NLHE Mini Tune-Up ($30K GTD)

-Event 12: $5.50 NLHE Micro Tune-Up ($10K GTD)

-Event 13: $55 NLHE Late Tune-Up ($20K GTD)

-Event 14: $33 NLHE R&A ($20K GTD)

-Event 15: $5.50 NLHE Mini R&A ($10K GTD)

-Event 16: $12 NLHE Late R&A ($10K GTD)

-Event 17: $320 NLHE High Roller ($50K GTD)

-Event 18: $55 NLHE Mini High Roller ($25K GTD)

-Event 19: $109 NLHE Late High Roller ($20K GTD)

-Event 20: $109 NLHE PKO ($30K GTD)

-Event 21: $16.50 NLHE Mini PKO ($15K GTD)

-Event 22: $33 NLHE Late PKO ($15K GTD)

-Event 23: $160 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($40K GTD)

-Event 24: $22 NLHE Mini PKO 8-Max ($15K GTD)

-Event 25: $55 NLHE Late PKO 8-Max ($15K GTD)

-Event 26: $55 NLHE PKO DeepStack ($25K GTD)

-Event 27: $16.50 NLHE Mini DeepStack ($15K GTD)

-Event 28: $33 NLHE Late DeepStack ($10K GTD)

-Event 29: $109 NLHE PKO 6-Max ($25K GTD)

-Event 30: $16.50 NLHE Mini PKO 6-Max ($15K GTD)

-Event 31: $55 NLHE Late PKO 6-Max ($15K GTD)

-Event 32: $250 NLHE PKO Main Event ($500K GTD)

-Event 33: $33 NLHE Mini PKO Main Event ($50K GTD)

-Event 34: $5.50 NLHE Late PKO Main Event ($15K GTD)

Note that 888poker is running a daily XL Winter Series Freeroll. They started on December 3 but will continue every day until the finale. The freerolls require no pesky ticket and will offer seats to the Main Event, as well as some cash.

Satellites begin at just $0.01.



About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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