888 Super XL’s Guarantees being smashed- $1,645,000 climbs to over $2,550,000 prize pool within days and event #57 $1,500,000 Main Event is just around the corner!
6 days have passed since we started the first 888poker Super XL for 2017, the series was announced with a staggering $5,000,000 GTD Prize Pool. We are so excited to witness an unbelievable, action-packed poker series. So far, the series has it all:
- Surpassing the guarantees on all Tournaments
- Different Poker Games
- Big names grinding the series
- Hotly contested Leaderboard battle to reach the WSOP Main Event dream
Super XL’s Twins event #4 and #5
The event attracted 1,458 Players, all seeking the BIG 100k Special Bonus- We saw one player getting close: Peruvian player “curioso24” made it to both final tables finishing 4th and 8th. On top of “curioso24”’s fantastic payday of close to $3,500 he will be granted with tickets to play the series Main Event worth $1,050 AND High-Roller worth $2,100! A proper reward for his astonishing accomplishment.
Online poker's leading all-time money earner Chris “888moorman” Moorman shares his thoughts of his final table finish: “I felt surprisingly good considering I haven't played that much online poker lately. This was my first real session back at the tables and to make a final table is a great start. The players were making a lot of moves against me, and I was fortunate enough to have good hands in those situations,” shared the English pro and 888poker Ambassador, Chris Moorman.
“With the tournament being a re-entry one I felt like the average player was more willing to gamble, so it was important to adjust to that,” explained Chris when referring to his strategy for the tournament.
As to his thoughts on the Final Table and the winner “Mindcrushers”: “He also started the final table short-stacked, but was fortunate enough to pick up queens in back-to-back hands, get action and hold to take the chip lead. It just shows how quick your stack and fortunes can change in poker tournaments and to always stay patient and positive.”
WSOPE Champ Adrian “ADRI_ATM” Mateos comments on his Super XL Sunday title Event #13 Mega Deep: “I feel really good about this victory,” said the Spanish player who’s been away from the online poker world for a while. “It was my first session online after some months of live poker, and I’m really happy.”
Sharing his thoughts on the Mega Deep, he added, “I really like the structure of this tournament because it is pretty deep.”. As for the rest of the Super XL Series, Adrian definitely plans to stick around, “Thank you all and I will try to win another one.”- We look forward to seeing that!
Ones to Watch!
“Mindcrushers” Canada’s player, the winner of Event 1: $80,000 Super XL Opening Event, settles in strong on our Champion of Champions leaderboard after winning a 2nd Super XL 2017 tournament!
The $75 buy-in Event #21: $10,000 Super Turbo Tune Up, drew in 216 players who accounted for 45 rebuys and created a prize pool of $19,053. The entire tournament lasted just 107 minutes, and when the dust settled, we saw “Mindcrushers” claiming his 2nd title of the series as well as a $4,096 first-place prize.
Uruguay’s “DrMiKee” is definitely one of the hottest players in this Super XL, the Uruguayan player is on a rare heater. During the past week, “DrMiKee” has played 13 Super XL Tournaments, making the money in 4 of them. 3 of the 4 ended at the final table, with his latest achievement of 2nd place in Event #28 High-roller granting him close to $63,000! The overall cashes made by the Uruguayan on the Super XL alone are over $100,000!
Champion of Champions
In the closing tournament of the series – on January 31st 2017 - we will witness the first 2017 WSOP Main Event package being awarded. Two tables will host the top 18 players of the series, who will battle it out for the chance to realise every poker player’s biggest dream: playing in the one and only WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas!
Check out the latest Leaderboard results Here.