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2 Million Reasons to Like Spring at 888poker

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2 Million Reasons to Like Spring at 888poker

The Spring XL series is back at 888poker this month with more than two weeks of games under the series branding. The games get underway on May 12 and run through May 28 with about $2 million guaranteed in the numbered events and an extra $300k or so added into other branded events.

There are 43 numbered events throughout the series, with 43 additional side events named for Spring XL but without official event numbers. Games for the series range from $8.80 on the low end up to the $888 Main Event which has Day 1 flights already running.

The Main Event plays Day 2 on May 27 and Day 1 flights are running throughout the festival for the $1 million guaranteed game. That is by far the biggest guarantee of the series, but three other games guarantee at least $100k, including the $25 Mystery Bounty Mini Event which will play for at least $100k.

2024 XL Spring Summary – Numbered Events

Dates May 12 – 28
Games 43
Total Guaranteed $1,989,000
Average Guarantee $46,256
Median Guarantee $12,000
Total Buy-Ins $5,456.30
Average Buy-In $126.89
Median Buy-In $55.00
Max Buy-in $888.00
Min Buy-In $8.80

Lots of Spring Value to be Found

That Mini Main Event looks to be the best value in the series as it will require more than 4,000 entries to hit the guarantee. However, there are a lot of other games that look to be pretty juicy,

Both versions of the Main will run as Mystery Bounties, which means they will both have some chunky prizes for busting opponents. The biggest bounty in the full Main will be $100k, with $10k in an envelope for the Mini Main.

Flights for the full Main Event are already running on the client, along with satellites to the game. Day 1 flights for the MinI Main get going on May 12.

2024 XL Spring Biggest Games

Date Time XL Spring Tournament Buy in GTD
27-May 20:00 $1,000,000 XL Spring #41 – Mystery Bounty Main Event (Day 2) $888.00 $1,000,000
12-May 18:00 XL Spring #03 – Opening Event Mystery Bounty $109.00 $120,000
19-May 18:00 XL Spring #20 – The PKO Tune Up Event $109.00 $120,000
27-May 20:00 $100,000 XL Spring #40 – Mystery Bounty Mini Event (Day 2) $25.00 $100,000
12-May 17:30 XL Spring #02 – Opening Event Mystery Bounty 55 $55.00 $40,000

Get Into the Games for Less

Cheap Seats to XL SpringThere are lots of ways for players to get into the big games on the cheap. 888poker is running the XL Spring Series Freeroll for free tickets and satellites are running for cut-rate entry into the games as well.

Additionally, players can get free tickets through the 888poker social media channels throughout the series. There will be contests for XL Spring tickets up for grabs through various channels like Twitter, Twitch, Instagram and Facebook, among others, so follow 888poker to get in on the deals.

Watch the Action on Twitch

While players are involved in the action, they can also watch the action live on stream. 888pokerTV will be streaming action from both the Main Event and the Opening event, and along with being able to watch cards-up action on delay, viewers will also have a variety of chances to win free tickets and prizes during the streams.

The 888poker Stream Team will also be out in force during the series, streaming their own games and offering viewers the chance to win even more free tickets to XL Spring games. Check out your favorite ambassador during the series for extra value.

Go Behind the Scenes of a Live Event or Ride Along with Jeff Platt

Check out the 888poker YouTube channel for interesting features on players and industry people, as well as strategy tips, promos, and information on everything happening at 888poker. Among the interesting features on the channel is a look behind the scenes at the recent 888poker Madrid series, as well as the 888Ride series of features where David Tuchman has the chance to interview poker pros and industry insiders.

The 888Ride series includes discussions with Jeff Platt, Ali Nejad, Ben Lamb, Phil Galfond, and Shaun Deeb, among others.

That’s only a small part of what is on offer from 888poker over on YouTube. Fans can also find uploads of live event action from various 888poker LIVE stops around the world, plus strategy tips from ambassadors and industry experts. One innovative playlist on the channel was a docuseries put together at the 2023 WSOP Main Event featuring members of the 888poker Ambassador team talking about life behind the scenes for players at the biggest event in poker.

Check out the full XL Spring schedule on the 888poker Magazine, and get ready to hit the virtual felt.

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