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888poker XL Eclipse Offers $8 Million Guaranteed; Series Starts Sunday

  • With $8M in guarantees, a Champion of Champions freeroll, and three charity events, everyone wins! #888poker

The wait for the much-anticipated XL Eclipse series at 888Poker will soon be over. On Sept. 10, the series kicks off with its first 16 events, including a $160 buy-in $300,000 guarantee Opening Event and a $12 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed Mini Opening Event. The exciting series culminates with a $1,050 Main Event that guarantees $1.5 million!

The Schedule

With 197 events across the 15-day series, there is something for everyone with buy-ins ranging from $5 to $5,200. This year’s schedule also boasts $8 million in guaranteed prizes, which is $500,000 more than the guarantees offered in last spring’s XL Inferno.

The following five events account for $2.9 million in guarantees:

Sept. 1017:00Event #7: $300,000 GTD Opening Event$160
Sept. 1218:00Event #36:$500,000 GTD High Roller$2,100
Sept. 1717:00Event #97: $200,000 GTD Tune Up$160
Sept. 1918:00Event #126: $500,000 GTD Super High Roller Chip-In$5,200
Sept. 2418:00Event #189: $1,500,000 GTD Main Event$1,050

For a complete look at the 197-event schedule, visit or the 888poker Lobby.

Qualify Your Way In

With satellites running daily for as little as 1¢, there are plenty of ways to get in on the action and no excuse not to!

One way is to deposit $10 or more in your 888poker account using the promo code ECLIPSE10 to get three tickets to daily XL Eclipse Qualifiers, running from Sept. 8.

XL Eclipse Qualifiers

XL Eclipse Main Event

  • When: Every day at 19:30 GMT
  • Prize: Top three players will win a $1,050 Main Event seat

XL Eclipse $300,0000 Opening Event Qualifiers

  • When: Every day at 16:30 GMT
  • Prize: Top ten win $160 buy-in Opening Event seat

XL Eclipse Mini Opening Event Qualifiers

  • When: Every day at 13:30 GMT
  • Prize: Top 30 win a $12 seat to the Mini Opening Event

Champion of Champions

Winners of each XL Eclipse event will automatically be registered into the Champion of Champions Event on Sept. 26 at 18:00 GMT, where players will compete for valuable prizes. The top three will be walking away with live event prize packages.

The top 40 finishers in the event will receive a prize and the winner will receive a $13,000 package to the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov.

Players who finish 10th-40th each get a $55 tournament ticket, 6th-9th receive a $215 tournament ticket, and 4th and 5th get a $600 ticket.

The third-place finisher will be awarded an 888Live Dublin Main Event package and second-place gets an 888Live London Festival Main Event package.

Chip In Events for REG Charity

Three "Chip In" designated events during the series, including the $5,200 buy-in Super High Roller, will benefit the REG (Raising for Effective Giving) charity.

The tournament fees for those events will be donated to REG's 'AMF' (Against Malaria Foundation) without affecting the prize pool.

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