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.

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Finished Tournaments

Winner Winning Hand Prize Runner-up Losing Hand
2022 888poker KO Games quvai quvai a ♥q ♥ $36,525 overbet13 k ♦6 ♣
2022 888poker.ca KO Games Sucra72 Sucra72 a ♦2 ♦ $10,615 bballjake97 j ♦j ♣
2022 888poker XL RETRO Series raw_dawg raw_dawg 3 ♦3 ♠ kryingkid q ♦
2022 888poker XL Spring Series Instinctym Instinctym 10 ♣8 ♥ $70,521 alanchi 9 ♣2 ♦
2022 888Poker Millions Superstorm ddaubar ddaubar q ♠10 ♠ $180,000 james12627 q ♣9 ♠
2022 888poker XL Winter Series D.Bogachev D.Bogachev k ♥j ♣ $71,278 bloodny 10 ♣10 ♠

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.

2stevachenko7Czech Republic$226,717.73
5PacoMononUnited Kingdom$86,872.50

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.

1JohnFootUnited Kingdom$209,779
6que_te_crioUnited Kingdom$48,099

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.