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The Super XL Series Returns to 888poker With $3 Million in Guaranteed Prizes

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  • The fifth edition of the 888poker Super XL Series features $3 million in guaranteed prizes from May 14-22.

  • Here's the schedule for the fifth edition of the 888poker Super XL Series.

888poker, the world's second largest real-money online poker room, just announced the schedule for the fifth edition of the Super XL Series.

The latest installment will take place from May 14-22 featuring 40 action-packed events with a combined $3 million in guaranteed prize pools. This is not only two more events than the 38 events from the previous Super XL Series in January, but also $1 million more than the $2 million guaranteed a few months ago.

In theme with the site's name, the Super XL Series will kick off with the $88 buy-in $88,888 Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff, featuring the exact same structure as the 2016 World Series of Poker Event #54: $888 Crazy Eights 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. To add to the excitement, this event will also award to the winner a seat to that same WSOP tournament.

The highlight of the online poker festival is the $1,050 Super XL Main Event on May 22 with a ginormous $1 million guarantee. This tournament also doubles as Event #36 on the schedule with players having plenty of time to build a stack with 20,000 starting chips and long 20-minute blind levels.

Similar to the past, most of the events on the schedule will feature a Main, Mini, and Turbo version of each tournament in a wide variety of formats including rebuy, multi-chance, knockout, Snap, full-ring, eight-max, and six-max. Most of the tournaments will take place in the most popular poker variant of no-limit hold'em, with a few pot-limit Omaha tournaments sprinkled into the schedule.

Some other huge events on the schedule are the $160 buy-in Event #5: $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance and the $600 buy-in Event #7: $200,000 Whale, both on May 15. There is also the $2,100 buy-in Event #15: $400,000 High Roller on May 17.

888 pro Dominik Nitsche shared his excitement with 888poker eMagazine, stating that, "I will be playing on 888 a lot practicing and trying out a few new, different things I have been working on. I just heard there will be another XL series right before Vegas so that's amazing news as it will give me a chance to get in some big tournaments before playing the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl."

Players will have plenty of chances to enter these and all of the other events on the schedule for pennies on the dollar with a plethora of online satellites scheduled to take place on 888poker.

Here's a look at the full Super XL Series schedule:

May 1418:00Super XL 1 - $88,888 Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff$88$88,888
 18:00Super XL 2 - $8,888 Mini Crazy 8 Super Super XL kickoff$8.80$8,888
 20:00Super XL 3 - $10,000 Turbo Kickoff$55$10,000
May 1516:30Super XL 4 - $150,000 Mega Deep$215$150,000
 17:00Super XL 5 - $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance$160$250,000
 17:00Super XL 6 - $50,000 Mini Opening Event Multi Chance$12$50,000
 18:00Super XL 7 - $200,000 Whale$600$200,000
 18:35Mega satellite to Main Event - 15 seats GTD$160$15,750
 20:00Super XL 8 - $20,000 Turbo Opening Event Multi Chance$55$20,000
 21:00Super XL 9 - $10,000 Super Turbo Opening Event Multi Chance$75$10,000
May 1618:00Super XL 10 - $15,000 Omaha Event$160$15,000
 18:00Super XL 11 - $3,000 Mini Omaha Event$12$3,000
 19:00Super XL 12 - $15,000 Turbo Snap Event Multi chance$55$15,000
 19:00Super XL 13 - $5,000 Mini Turbo Snap Event Multi chance$5$5,000
 20:00Super XL 14 - $2,000 Turbo Snap Omaha$30$2,000
May 1718:00Super XL 15 - $400,000 High Roller Event$2,100$400,000
 18:00Super XL 16 - $100,000 Mini High Roller Event$215$100,000
 20:00Super XL 17 - $40,000 Turbo High Roller Event$160$40,000
May 1818:00Super XL 18 - $30,000 8-Max Event$109$30,000
 18:00Super XL 19 - $5,000 Mini 8-Max Event$12$5,000
 20:00Super XL 20 - $5,000 Turbo 8-Max Event$30$5,000
 23:00Super XL 21 - $10,000 Americas Event$160$10,000
 23:00Super XL 22 - $2,000 Mini Americas Event$12 
May 191:00Super XL 23 - $5,000 Turbo Americas Event$55$5,000
 17:00Super XL 24 - $40,000 R&A EVENT$55$40,000
 17:00Super XL 25 - $5,000 Mini R&A EVENT$5$5,000
 18:00Super XL 26 - $75,000 Quarterback Event$215$75,000
 18:00Super XL 27 - $20,000 Mini Quarterback Event$44$20,000
 20:00Super XL 28 - $20,000 Turbo Quarterback Event$109$20,000
May 2018:00Super XL 29 - $25,000 Knockout Event$150$25,000
 18:00Super XL 30 - $10,000 Mini Knockout Event$35$10,000
 20:00Super XL 31 - $10,000 Turbo Knockout Event$75$10,000
May 2118:00Super XL 32 - $50,000 6 Max Event$160$50,000
 18:00Super XL 33 - $10,000 Mini 6 Max Event$30$10,000
 20:00Super XL 34 - $10,000 Turbo 6 Max Event$55$10,000
May 2215:05Mega satellite to ME - 50 seats GTD$215$52,500
 16:30Super XL 35 - $150,000 Mega Deep$215$150,000
 17:00Super XL 36 - $1,000,000 Main Event$1,050$1,000,000
 17:00Super XL 37 - $150,000 Mini Main Event$160$150,000
 17:30Super XL 38 - $15,000 Micro MAIN EVENT$5$15,000
 20:00Super XL 39 - $30,000 Turbo Main Event$109$30,000
 21:00Super XL 40 - $15,000 Super Turbo Main Event$75$15,000

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