888poker XL Retro Schedule Features TWO Mystery Bounty Tournaments and $500k GTD Main Event

XL Retro

It's time for all your old favorite online poker tournaments to return this October to 888poker. The XL Retro Series features over $1.7 million in guarantees and runs from October 9-25.

Classic tournaments and old-school favorites will return as part of the festival, which features 27 numbered events and a whole host of other exciting tournaments.

The schedule features two Mystery Bounty tournaments — a $33 buy-in and a $215 buy-in — and a $500,000 GTD Main Event. Flights to the $250 buy-in Main Event start on October 20, and go all the way through until October 24.

$500k GTD XL Retro Main Event

There are a total of 16 flights to Event #27: XL Retro Main Event, with a mixture of Normal, Turbo and Hyper Turbo flights.

These flights run from Thursday, October 20 until Monday, October 24. Day 2 of the XL Retro Main Event takes place at 19:00 (GMT) on Monday, October 24.

The final table will be streamed live the 888pokerTV Twitch channel on Tuesday, October 25.

XL Retro Main Event Schedule

DATETIME (GMT)EVENTBUY-IN
Thu 20.1017:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 19:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 23:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventHyper Turbo
Fri 21.1017:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 23:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventHyper Turbo
Sat 22.1017:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 19:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 21:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 23:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventHyper Turbo
Sun 23.1018:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 20:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 22:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event 
 00:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventHyper Turbo
Mon 24.1014:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventTurbo
 16:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventTurbo
 17:30$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main EventHyper Turbo
 19:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 2) 
Tue 25.1019:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (FT) 

$200k GTD Mystery Bounty

XL Retro Mystery Bounty

After a hugely successful launch, 888poker has spent no time in making sure Mystery Bounty tournaments feature in the XL Retro schedule — providing this new format the opportunity to brush shoulders with Retro classics.

Both Mystery Bounty tournaments take place on Sunday, October 16.


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XL Retro Super High Roller

The biggest buy-in of the festival is the XL Retro #26 Super High Roller which takes place on Sunday, October 23.

This $2,100 buy-in event kicks off at 18:00 (GMT) with a $150,000 GTD prize pool.

Streams and Giveaways

Alongside all of the exciting events that form part of the 888poker XL Retro schedule, there will also be loads of opportunities to watch your favorite Ambassadors and StreamTeam members playing.


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Throughout the series, they'll be live while playing events, and there may even be ticket giveaways and more — keep your eyes peeled!

Check out the StreamTeam and Ambassador Stream Schedule

2022 888poker XL Retro Schedule

DateTimeEventSpeed Buy-in
Sun 09.1018:00$120,000 XL Retro #01 – Mega Deep Opening Event$109  
 18:30$45,000 XL Retro #02 – Whale Opening Event$525  
 19:00$15,000 XL Retro #03 – Mini Mega Deep Opening Event$33  
Mon 10.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$20,000 XL Retro #04 – Tornado 8-Max$109  
 18:30$3,000 XL Retro #05 – BlowFish 8-Max$11  
Tue 11.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$20,000 XL Retro #06 – Crocodile PKO$320  
 18:30$8,000 XL Retro #07 – SwordFish PKO$33  
Wed 12.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$15,000 XL Retro #08 – Lightning 6-Max$109  
 18:30$6,000 XL Retro #09 – Mini Lightning 6-Max$33  
Thu 13.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$20,000 XL Retro #10 – Hurricane $109 
 18:30$4,000 XL Retro #11 – CatFish $16.50 
Fri 14.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
Sat 15.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$45,000 XL Retro #12 – Volcano PKO$1,050  
Sun 16.1018:00$200,000 XL Retro #13 – Mystery Bounty$215  
 18:30$45,000 XL Retro #14 – Whale 8-Max$525  
 19:00$20,000 XL Retro #15 – Mini Mystery Bounty$33  
Mon 17.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 18:00$15,000 XL Retro #16 – Monsoon $55 
 18:30$3,000 XL Retro #17 – BlowFish $11 
Tue 18.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$20,000 XL Retro #18 – Crocodile KO$320  
 18:30$8,000 XL Retro #19 – Big Fish KO$33  
Wed 19.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 18:00$5,000 XL Retro #20 – PLO 6-Max$109  
 18:30$1,500 XL Retro #21 – Mini PLO 6-Max$33  
Thu 20.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 17:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 18:30$20,000 XL Retro #22 – Crocodile PKO 8-Max$320  
 19:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 23:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Hyper Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
Fri 21.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 17:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 23:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Hyper Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
Sat 22.1016:00$6,000 XL Retro Big Shot 11$11  
 16:30$12,000 XL Retro PKO Rumble 22$22  
 17:00$12,000 XL Retro Big Shot 55$55  
 17:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 18:00$45,000 XL Retro #23 – Volcano $1,050 
 19:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 21:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 23:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Hyper Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
Sun 23.1018:00$30,000 XL Retro #24 – Turbo Mega Deep PKO$109  
 18:00$150,000 XL Retro #26 – Super High Roller 8-Max$2,100  
 18:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 18:30$20,000 XL Retro #25 – Mini Mega Deep PKO$33  
 20:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 22:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 00:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Hyper Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
Mon 24.1014:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 16:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 17:30$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Hyper Turbo Main Event (Day 1)$250  
 19:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (Day 2)-  
Tue 25.1019:00$500,000 XL Retro #27 - Main Event (FT)-  
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  • A massive Main Event guarantee and exciting old-school formats feature in the 888poker XL Retro Series this October!

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.

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