After recently releasing its brand new mobile poker platform “Made To Play”, 888poker has announced more great news for all its players. XL Blizzard, the online poker site’s popular championship online series, has now been rebranded to “XL Winter Series” with some exciting new features!
The festival will run across 11 days, running from December 10 to 20. As usual, the schedule is filled with high-value tournaments, which will award a combined guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. Players have a total of 34 action-packed events to choose from which they can enter for as low as $5! The series remains committed to catering to the low and mid-stakes players looking to turn their small investments into huge winnings.
XL Winter Main Event
The series will culminate in a $250 buy-in Main Event, which will give away $500,000 in guarantees, and for the first time ever, the event will feature a Progressive Knockout (PKO) format. Those on the hunt for the biggest top prize should mark their calendars for December 20! The ultimate winner will walk away with a high five-figure payout, and that’s guaranteed even if the tournament ends up not meeting the target number of entries.
Players will begin with 30,000 in chips which will be played in 15-minute levels. The late registration period is within 270 minutes, and they can re-enter up to four times if they wish.
Other Highlights
The Main Event offers the biggest prize money, but the schedule also includes other high-value tournaments with guarantees of up to $50,000.
We’ve come up with a list of four events that players can give a try: The first one is the Opening Event on December 10 which comes with a $50,000 guarantee for a buy-in of only $109. A similar guarantee is also up for grabs in the $55 buy-in Tune Up (December 13), and a $320 buy-in High Roller (December 15).
A Mini Main Event also runs on December 20, featuring another $50K guarantee for an entry fee of only $33. Like the bigger Main Event, the mini version will also play out as a PKO tournament. The series also features other formats such as 6-Max, 8-Max, and Deepstack.
Livestream Giveaways
888poker has also confirmed that it will be more active in hosting livestreams via their social media channels.
Meaning, livestreams will be available during the biggest events of the series, including the $50K GTD Opening Event, the $50K GTD Tune Up, as well as the $500K GTD Main Event PKO, courtesy of David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall. You might even catch some of your favorite 888poker ambassadors doing the commentary.
And here’s an extra bonus – during the livestreams, 888poker will run contests on its Facebook channel, with multiple $109 and $33 tickets on offer. The operator will also host three XL Winter Streaming Freerolls, the details of which will also be revealed during the livestreams. What players need to do to take advantage of this extravaganza is simply to stay tuned to 888poker’s social media channels and follow the action!
You may catch the livestreams through these links: &
Free XL Series Tickets Up for Grabs
888poker is also giving players the chance to win their way into XL Winter Series events for as low as 1 cent or for free! There are three ways to do it: The first option is via the XL Winter Series Freerolls which are currently underway.  Another route is via satellites which are available for as little as 1 cent, and if you’re lucky enough, you might come across random gift drops awarding XL tickets and other cool prizes.
With 888poker’s newly updated mobile app, you’re in for a more convenient, fun and exciting experience. The fresh multi-table feature will allow you to play multiple XL Series events simultaneously. The portrait mode will also enable you to play even faster.
You may check out the full schedule of the 2020 XL Winter Series on