888 Poker Releases XL Inferno Schedule and Promotions

XL Inferno at 888Poker888 Poker has released the schedule for its XL Inferno series, which will run from May 10th to May 20th. The site is supporting the series with a number of promotions in which you could win up to $1 million or a package to fly to Las Vegas in the summer in order to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

The schedule for the forthcoming XL Inferno series is out – and it looks really good. Rather than stuff a quadzillion events into a few days of action, 888 Poker has selected key tournaments and packaged them together into a carefully crafted schedule with something for everyone.

The XL Inferno series kicks off on Thursday May 10th with two opening events (with buy-ins of $109 and $12), and has an enticing first weekend that includes a $160 buy-in “Tune Up” tournament and a $1,050 “Whale” tournament – both guaranteed for $200,000.

Throughout the following week, events take place each evening at 6:00pm and 8:00pm (all times GMT), until the series reaches its climax on Sunday May 20th with three Main Events guaranteed for $1 million (buy-in $1,050), $200,000 (buy-in $165) and $50,000 (buy-in $30).

The series may not be the same scale as PokerStars´ SCOOP or Party Poker´s PowerFest, but it is worth having a look at, especially because of the promotions 888 Poker has lined up to support the XL Inferno series – including free-to-enter Main Event satellites.

Free-to-Enter Main Event Satellites

Up until Wednesday 9th May, 888 Poker will be setting players two “Personal Poker Challenges” each day. On completion of the challenges, you will be awarded a ticket to an XL Inferno Mini Tune Up satellite and an XL Inferno Main Event satellite.

  • The XL Inferno Mini Tune Up satellite takes place at 5:00pm each day, and the top thirty players in each satellite will win a seat in the Mini Tune Up event on Sunday May 13th with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000.
  • The XL Inferno Main Event satellite takes place at 9:00pm each day and the top three players in each satellite will win a seat in the $1 million guaranteed XL Inferno Main Event. Seats are worth $1,050 each, so this is a really valuable promotion.

Please be aware that, if you are not yet playing at 888 Poker, you should avoid using the special first deposit promotion to get three free tickets for the XL Inferno satellites. This promotion voids the first deposit 888 Poker bonus you will otherwise be entitled to.

Cash for Cashing in XL Inferno Events

Due to the competition from PokerStars´ SCOOP and Party Poker´s PowerFest, 888 Poker is enticing players to play in as many XL Inferno events as possible by offering bonuses to players who cash in multiple events, reach the final table in multiple events or win multiple events.

  • If you are “In the Money” in eight or more XL Inferno tournaments (out of the 34 specially designated events), 888 Poker will award you a $215 tournament ticket.
  • If you reach the final table in three or more XL Inferno tournaments, 888 Poker will award you a $600 tournament ticket.
  • If you win two tournaments in the XL Inferno series, you will win $1,000 cash in addition to what you win in each event.
  • If you win three tournaments, the cash prize increases to $10,000. Win four and the prize goes up to $100,000; and win five and you will get a massive $1 million prize.

The winner of each XL Inferno tournament will also be invited to play in a Champions of Champions event on Tuesday 22nd May. Every player that takes part in the Champions event will win a prize of some description (starting at a $55 tournament ticket), but the top three players will each win a package to the WSOP in the summer.

Players who finish in second and third places will win a package to the WSOP Crazy 8s Event (June 30th to July 3rd), while the winner of the Champion of Champions event will win a package worth $12,600 to the WSOP Main Event (starts July 2nd). Just think, you could visit 888 Poker today, complete a Personal Poker Challenge, qualify for a $1 million guaranteed tournament for free, and end up in Vegas. That wouldn´t be a bad sequence of events, but it is only one that will happen if you play at 888 Poker.