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888poker to Host XL Blizzard Series in April

Written By: Maya Michaels | March 20, 2019 | Posted In Poker News

One of the world’s biggest online poker websites 888poker has announced the full schedule of events for the XL Blizzard with affordable buy-ins and huge guarantees.

The best thing about the XL Blizzard 2019 is that any player can take part regardless of the size of his bankroll considering the buy-ins range from $5.50 to $320. There are also satellites where players can get into events for even less money or even for free.

Poker players will have a lot of opportunities to get their game going at this extensive tournament played between 4 and 14 April. The XL Blizzard features 34 events spread across a two-week period and players of all wallet sizes will get the chance to take their share of $1.7 million total guaranteed prize pool.

The series kicks off on 4 April with the $100.000 Opening Event which features $109 buy-in and blind levels increasing every 15 minutes. Aside from the $100.000 Opening Event on 4 April, there will also be a $20.000 Mini Opening Event and a $20.000 Late Opening Event, with a buy-in of $16.50 and $55 respectively. XL Blizzard Crazy Events are scheduled for 6 April with buy-ins up to $88 and up to $30.000 guaranteed.

The lowest $5 buy-in event on the schedule, $10.000GTD Mini R&A, happens on 8 April. There will be plenty of PKOs, DeepStack, 6-Max and 8-Max events spread across the rest of the schedule. Buy-ins begin from $16.50, with guaranteed prize pools reaching $75.000.

Another big event is $320 buy-in High Roller, taking place on 9 April. Players will compete for a guaranteed prize pool of $100.000. The High Roller event follows a slightly faster pace than the Opening Event, with 50.000 in starting chips played in 12-minute levels. Players are also allowed up to three reentries and late registration closes after 200 minutes.

In order to encourage more players to participate, 888poker has even reduced a buy-in for the Main Event to $250, down from last year’s $1.050. The Main Event takes place on 14 April and features a massive $500.000 guarantee.

Players begin with 50.000 chips and blind levels increase every 20 minutes. Up to three reentries are allowed, and players can late-register within a five-hour limit. Mini Main Event will follow this Main Event on the same day with a $33 buy-in and $50.000 guaranteed.

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