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What Major Tournaments Does 888poker Host?

888poker is one of the oldest and biggest names in the online poker world, and is a site renowned for hosting tournament series that have something for everyone, regardless of the size of their bankrolls.

The major series at 888poker some with XL in their titles, namely the XL Eclipse, XL Inferno, XL Blizzard, and XL Spring Series. They run several times per year, meaning you do not have long to wait if you miss out on competing in an 888poker festival.

888poker Festival Highlights

Alien_Army Wins Almost $300,000

The inaugural 888poker XL Inferno Main Event, back in 2017, saw some impressive prizes awarded, including a pair of $200,000+ prizes in the $1,050 buy-in Main Event.

A field of 1,755 players competed for the title of champion, which eventually fell at the feet of Austria’s "Alien_Army" who walked away with $291,007. The Austrian defeated "stevachenko7" of the Czech Republic, who netted $226,717.

Two other finalists walked away with six figure prizes. Third-place finisher "sngguru" collected $166,549 while "sweet_dr34ms" helped themselves to a $119,340 prize.

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Alien_ArmyAustria$291,007.27
2stevachenko7Czech Republic$226,717.73
3sngguruSlovakia$166,549.50
4sweet_dr34msRussia$119,340
5PacoMononUnited Kingdom$86,872.50
6FukurukuUkraine$69,322.50
7Ibeturaise2xLithuania$51,772.50
8p000cket000Canada$34,222.50
9beebsterizerCanada$18,954

JohnFoot as 2018’s Biggest Winner

There were similar prizes awarded in the 2018 XL Inferno Main Event with "JohnFoot" of the United Kingdom finding themselves $209,779 richer after outlasting a field of 1,159 to become the tournament’s champion.

JohnFoot defeated "wellyxx" of Finland heads-up; the Finn won a $150,670 consolation prize. Third place finisher "Lamcumir" of Latvia turned his $1,050 into $113,003, while the rest of the final table won between $14,835 and $84,607.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1JohnFootUnited Kingdom$209,779
2wellyxxFinland$150,670
3KamcumirLatvia$113,003
4Ingenious89Finland$84,607
5m0zga4Russia$59,689
6que_te_crioUnited Kingdom$48,099
7mr.salgadoBrazil$36,509
8ekziter1Belarus$25,614
9KharmutaRomania$14,835

Other big winners during 888poker festivals include "ribaech15" who triumphed in the $500,000 guaranteed XL Blizzard Main Event for $84,450, and 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche who won the $1 million guaranteed 888Millions SuperStorm Main Event for $121,146, both in 2020.

More recently, in August 2021, "kuzya174" took down the ChampionChip Main Event for a cool $60,000.

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Finished Tournaments

Winner Winning Hand Prize Runner-up Losing Hand
2021 888poker ChampionChip kuzya174 kuzya174 q ♥2 ♥ Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza a ♦q ♠
2021 888poker XL Spring Series Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov 5 ♣5 ♦ $69,050 KiddPT q ♠6 ♥