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888poker XL Blizzard: Get Ready for the $1,000,000 GTD Main Event!

888poker XL Blizzard

On the tenth day of the XL Blizzard Series on 888poker, players could compete in three new tournaments with the XL Blizzard #28 - $50,000 6-Max as the highlight of the day. The $30 buy-in Mini edition and a $55 buy-in Late edition started as well.

The Main Event with a massive guarantee of $1,000,000 starts tonight, at 8 p.m. GMT. Buying in will cost you $1,050, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get in cheaper. The $200,000 guaranteed Mini Main starts at 8 o'clock as well and will cost you $160 to enter. The $30 Micro Main starts two hours later and has a guarantee of $50,000.

You can follow the Main Event live on with live updates and can read all about it in tomorrow's recap. But first, let's take a look at the results of Saturday's events.

XL Blizzard #28 - $50,000 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160Jan. 27449$67,350

At 8 p.m. GMT, the XL Blizzard #28 - $50,000 6-Max started with each player receiving a 10,000 starting stack. After the late registration closed, there were 449 players. That made for a prize pool of $67,350, with a first-place prize of $14,817.

After several hours, the tournament reached the final table. "SEWart777" and "ZDamian" busted in sixth and fifth place, receiving $2,694 and $4,041 respectively.

"DarkShrine" from Ukraine finished in fourth place for $5,388 and "mixer_jr" got $7,745.

The final heads-up between New Zealand's "CrackFiend15" and Sweden's "Kzzon" was won by the latter who secured $14,817. The runner-up had to settle for a respectable $10,338.

2CrackFiend15New Zealand$10,338
5ZDamianCzech Republic$4,041

XL Blizzard #29 - $15,000 Mini 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30Jan. 27970$26,675

For the players who couldn't afford the bigger buy-in ($160), there was a Mini edition of the 6-Max on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of just $30, and there were 970 players competing for a prize pool of $26,675.

The final table was top heavy with all six finalists in this tournament securing themselves of $830 while the top prize was $5,068.

That prize went to Sweden's "manne8080" after beating "JacktheCpt" from Romania in the deciding heads-up. The Romanian runner-up received $3,735.


XL Blizzard #30 - $10,000 Late 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55Jan. 27340$17,000

A late winner was crowned in the XL Blizzard #30 - $10,000 Late 6-Max. This event attracted 340 players to create a prize pool of $17,000. This time it wasn't a Swede snagging the top prize as it was Lithuania's "yrkkk" who won the event for $3,910 after defeating runner-up "DonMaxiQQ" who finished in second place for $2,720.


$1 Million Winners Promotion

Winning more than one XL Blizzard tournament not only nets you some substantial prize money, it will also net you a prize of between $1,000 and a cool $1 million.

If you manage to win two XL Blizzard events, 888poker will reward you with $1,000; win a third and you’ll receive $10,000. Anyone who manages to take down four XL Blizzard events will walk away with $100,000, and if you’re lucky and skillful enough to triumph in five events, your bankroll will receive a $1 million boost.

Champion of Champions

The Champion of Champions returns for the XL Blizzard series and one lucky 888poker player will win a $12,000 WSOP Vegas package. Each time you play in an XL Blizzard event, you earn leaderboard points. The top 50 players on the leaderboard receive a ticket to the Champion of Champions tournament and everyone in that special event wins a prize.

1$12,000 WSOP Vegas package
2$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package + $1,050 tournament ticket
3$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package
4-5$1,050 tournament ticket
6-10$600 tournament ticket
11-50$55 tournament ticket

Bubble of Bubbles

Bursting the money bubble is never fun, but thanks to the Bubble of Bubbles promotion, finishing one place outside of the money places could be profitable.

Everyone who bursts the bubble in an XL Blizzard event will receive a ticket to the Bubble of Bubbles tournament. Reach the final table of this tournament, and you’ll win a prize ranging from a $55 tournament ticket up to a $3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package.

1$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package
2-4$160 tournament ticket
5-9$55 tournament ticket

Download 888poker via PokerNews and you’ll receive a free $88 worth of cash and tournament tickets just for creating your free account; this is a free £20 to residents of the United Kingdom. When you come to make your first deposit, 888poker matches it 100 percent up to a maximum of $888. All you need to do then is bring your A-game to the table and see if you can become an XL Blizzard champion.

Today's 888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

Get ready for the Main Event tonight! You can follow along live with PokerNews live updates, but playing is even better. Download 888poker here to get in on the action!

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Sun 28 Jan18:30XL Blizzard #31 - $150,000 Mega Deep$215
 20:00XL Blizzard #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event$1,050
 20:00XL Blizzard #33 - $200,000 Mini Main$160
 22:00XL Blizzard #34 - $50,000 Micro Main$30

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