888poker XL Spring Series Returns With $2M Guarantees
- XL Spring Series takes place on 888poker from May 21 to June 6
- The festival features 32 numbered events and $2 million in total guarantees
- The series culminates in the Main Event which will be played as a mystery bounty tournament
There’s no shortage of tournament action for online poker players this May, with the leading offshore poker operators announcing major festivals with millions in guaranteed prize pools.
The latest to join in on the poker extravaganza is 888poker which is set to host the XL Spring Series from May 21-June 6.
XL Spring Series – Key Details & Highlights
The XL Spring Series takes features 32 numbered events and plenty of side events with buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $525. There’s $2 million in total guarantees up for grabs across the two-week festival.
The majority of tournaments are single-day events, but the two biggest events of the series will run across several days, as they feature multiple Day 1 flights. One of them is Event #19 – $160 buy-in, $200,000 GTD Mystery Bounty 8-Max which players can enter via 21 starting flights that run from May 24-29.
Day 2 of the tournament takes place on May 29, with the final action unfolding on May 30 and live-streamed via 888poker’s Twitch channel.
The other multi-flight event on the schedule is the main highlight of the festival, the Main Event, which comes with a $250 buy-in and a huge $500,000 guarantee. Unlike the previous edition, this year’s Main Event will be played in mystery bounty format with over a dozen Day 1 flights running from May 31-June 5.
Day 2 runs on June 5, with each remaining player guaranteed to take home some cash and also gets the chance to win a top jackpot of $50,000. The action concludes when the final table is reached, with the finalists battling it out in a live-streamed finale on June 6.
The reigning XL Spring Series Main Event champion is “Instinctym” from Andorra who topped a 2,173-entry field in 2022 to walk away with $65,608 in first-place prize. Montenegro’s “alanchi” finished runner-up for $56,387.
Satellites and Ticket Giveaways
888poker will be running tons of satellites, allowing players to win their way into some of the key events of the series for a more affordable price. Players can also tune in to the Magic Monday stream hosted by the 888poker Twitch stream as they will be handing out free XL Spring Series tickets. The site will also be hosting contests via its social media pages where players can also win tickets.