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Inaugural 2016 Super XL Series Events Set New Records at 888poker

2016 Super XL Series Events 888poker

While the 38-event Super XL Series series promises to offer a great deal of poker action every day until January 31, the debut of the fourth edition of 888poker’s online tournament series went beyond expectations on Sunday, when the inaugural event set a new 888poker record for the largest number players in a $100+ buy-in online tournament.

As soon as the registrations to the Super XL 1 - $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance opened, online players from all over the world flock to the second-largest online poker site to pony up the $160 buy-in fee and compete for a share of the $250,000 guaranteed prize pool on tap.

The enthusiasm of the poker community resulted in the impressive field of 1,675, which smashed the guarantee taking the prize pool up to a total of $356,100 and also set a new record for the poker room in the number of entries in a tournament with a buy-in of $100 or more. Prior to the event, the record was held by the 2015 edition of the series, when 1,559 players took to 888poker to battle for one of the juiciest guaranteed prizes of the season.

After 13 hours and 38 minutes play, Brazil’s "thesecretvms" emerged victorious after defeating Ireland’s "susanboyle1" in heads up. Thanks to his victory, thesecretvms was able to take home the $60,145.29 top cash prize on tap - which, according to his graph on SharkScope is his by far largest cash at 888poker.

TheSecretVMS on SharkScope
TheSecretVMS on SharkScope

Here’s a look at the Super XL 1 - $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance final table results:


The number of entries in a $100+ event was not the only record broken at 888poker on Sunday, as also the Super XL 2 - $50,000 Mini Opening Event Multi Chance made history thanks to a field of 4,821 players (2,081 rebuys).

The huge turnout allowed the event to smash the initial guarantee generating a total prize pool of $75,231 and setting a new 888 record for the number of players in a tournament with a buy-in of over $10.

The next big day in the Super XL’s schedule is expected to be Tuesday, January 26, as that’s when 888poker celebrates the beginning of the $300,000 GTD. $1,500 High Roller event. The action is then set to continue until the end of the month and to reach its peak on Sunday, January 31, with the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.

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

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Tue 26 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 11 - $300,000 High Roller Event$1,500
Tue 26 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 12 - $60,000 Mini High Roller Event$215
Tue 26 Jan9:00pmSuper XL 13 - $25,000 Turbo High Roller Event$160
Wed 27 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 14 - $25,000 8-Max Event$109
Wed 27 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 15 - $3,000 Mini 8-Max Event$12
Wed 27 Jan9:00pmSuper XL 16 - $5,000 Turbo 8-Max Event$30
Thu 28 Jan12:00amSuper XL 17 - $10,000 Americas Event$160
Thu 28 Jan12:00amSuper XL 18 - $2,000 Mini Americas Event$12
Thu 28 Jan2:00amSuper XL 19 - $5,000 Turbo Americas Event$55
Thu 28 Jan6:00pmSuper XL 20 - $20,000 R&A EVENT$55
Thu 28 Jan6:00pmSuper XL 21 - $5,000 Mini R&A EVENT$5
Thu 28 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 22 - $50,000 Quarterback Event$215
Thu 28 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 23 - $10,000 Mini Quarterback Event$30
Thu 28 Jan9:00pmSuper XL 24 - $15,000 Turbo Quarterback Event$109
Fri 29 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 25 - $25,000 Knockout Event$150
Fri 29 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 26 - $7,500 Mini Knockout Event$35
Fri 29 Jan9:00pmSuper XL 27 - $10,000 Turbo Knockout Event$75
Sat 30 Jan11:00amSuper XL 28 - $10,000 Outback Event$109
Sat 30 Jan11:00amSuper XL 29 - $2,000 Mini Outback$12
Sat 30 Jan1:00pmSuper XL 30 - $5,000 Turbo Outback Event$55
Sat 30 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 31 - $40,000 6 Max Event$160
Sat 30 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 32 - $10,000 Mini 6 Max Event$30
Sat 30 Jan9:00pmSuper XL 33 - $10,000 Turbo 6 Max Event$55
Sun 31 Jan4:05pmMega satellite to ME - 50 seats GTD$215
Sun 31 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 34 - $1,000,000 MAIN EVENT$1,050
Sun 31 Jan7:00pmSuper XL 35 - $150,000 Mini Main Event$160
Sun 31 Jan7:30pmSuper XL 36 - $15,000 Micro MAIN EVENT$5
Sun 31 Jan9:00pmSuper XL 37 - $20,000 Turbo Main Event$109
Sun 31 Jan10:00pmSuper XL 38 - $10,000 Super Turbo Main Event$75

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  • A field of 1,675 made the Super XL Opening Event the biggest $100+ event ever played at 888poker.

  • Brazil's "thesecretvms" wins SuperXL record breaking inaugural event for $60,145.29.

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