At 888poker we want the best for our customers, and that’s why the XL Inferno tournament series is back this May with some epic prize pools up for grabs!

This poker series is tailored to fit every bankroll and, with that said, we are going to help you to maximise it by playing selected tournaments from the schedule.

So, whether you are rolling with the “big dogs” or have a Chihuahua on your lap, you’ll be able to make the most of the XL Inferno tournaments.

We’ll be making selections based on the following bankroll:

Semi-Pro: $120
Pro: $550
High Roller: $7,000 or $3,150 (Mini High Roller)

Keep in mind these are the amounts we set aside for the series. This money should be a percentage of our overall bankroll. Using our entire bankroll to play the series is not smart bankroll management!

Before we get into our recommendations, let’s start with some basic strategy overview.

Maximising with XL Inferno Promotions

The XL Inferno is not just a selection of tournaments. Several side promotions will be running alongside the series. The way we maximise our long-term profits is by choosing events that give us the biggest shot at taking down one of the side prize pools.

Let’s take a quick look at the side promotions –

Win 2 tournaments – get $1000
Win 3 tournaments – get $1000
Win 4 tournaments – get $100,000
Win 5 tournaments – get $1,000,000

Reach final table at 3 or more events and get a $600 tournament ticket

Be ‘in the money’ in 8 or more events and get a $215 tournament ticket.

Winners of events receive a “Champion of Champions” tournament ticket where they can compete for a $12,600 WSOP package and other goodies.

The promotions are geared toward winning, final-tabling, or cashing in as many events as possible, regardless of the buy-in for that event. Therefore, it makes sense to shoot for as many tournaments as our bankroll will allow - rather than simply playing a few of the biggest ones.

Finally, take advantage of qualifiers and save your bankroll! Deposit $10 or more with promo code: INFERNO10 and get 3 tickets to 888poker’s daily XL Inferno Qualifiers, running up until 08/05/2018.

XL Inferno Bankroll

Kicking off with Semi-Pro - $120 Bankroll

Strapped for cash? Not worry, we’ve got you covered. It’s important to stay focused on the side prizes here by playing as many events as possible.

What’s the maximum number of events we can play with this roll?

May 10 Thursday
19:00 XL Inferno #2 $20,000 Mini Opening Event - $12

May 12 Saturday
19:00 XL Inferno #7 - $15000 Min Crazy 8 - $8.80

May 13 Sunday
18:00 XL Inferno #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune up - $12

May 14 Monday
19:00 XL Inferno #15 - $15,000 Mini R&A - $5 (let’s allow $10 in rebuys and addons)

May 16 Wednesday
19:00 XL Inferno #20 - $15,000 Mini 8-Max - $12

May 19 Saturday
21:00 XL Inferno #29 - $20,000 Mini 6-max - $30

May 20 Sunday
21:00 XL Inferno #34 - $50,000 Micro Main $30

Total Cost - $119.80

Next Up Pro - $550 Bankroll

For those sitting somewhere in the middle with regards to your bankroll, this could be the perfect schedule for you.

May 10 Thursday
21:00 XL Inferno #3 $25,000 Late Opening Event - $55

May 11 Friday
19:00 XL Inferno #4 -$20,000 Twins Royal $55

Or
19:00 XL Inferno #5 - $20,000 Twins Flush - $55

May 12 Saturday
21:00 XL Inferno #8 - $15,000 Late Crazy 8 - $44

May 13 Sunday
21:00 XL Inferno #13 - $25,000 Late Tune Up - $55

May 16 Wednesday
21:00 XL Inferno #21 - $15,000 Late 8-Max - $30

May 17 Thursday
19:00 XL Inferno #23 - $25,000 Mini Quarterback - $44

May 18 Friday
19:00 XL Inferno #26 - $15,000 Mini Knockout - $35

May 19 Saturday
21:00 XL Inferno #30 - $15,000 Late 6-max - $55

May 20 Sunday
19:00 XL Inferno #33 - $200,000 Mini Main - $160

Total Cost $533

Big multi-tabler? Try playing both the pro and semi-pro schedules for the maximum number of tournaments. This set gives you excellent value, requiring a bankroll of $652.80.

Finally, the High Roller - $7,000 Bankroll (or Mini High Roller $3,150)

Got bags of cash? Then this schedule could be the one for you! And, if you’re not quite there, we have a special setup for you at the end.

May 10 Thursday
19:00 XL Inferno #1 - $100,000 Opening Event - $109

May 11 Friday
19:00 XL Inferno #4 - $20,000 Twins Royal - $55
and
19:00 XL Inferno #5 - $20,000 Twins Flush - $55

May 12 Saturday
19:00 XL Inferno #6 - $50,000 Crazy 8 - $88

May 13 Sunday
17:30 XL Inferno #9 - $120,000 Mega Deep - $215
18:00 XL Inferno #10 - $200,000 Tune Up - $160
19:00 XL Inferno #12 - $200,000 Whale - $1,050

May 15 Tuesday
19:00 XL Inferno #16 - $200,000 High Roller - $2,600
19:00 XL Inferno #17 - $100,000 Mini High Roller - $215
21:00 XL Inferno #18 - $30,000 Late High Roller - $160

May 16 Wednesday
19:00 XL Inferno #19 - $50,000 8-Max - $109

May 17 Thursday
19:00 XL Inferno #22 - $75,000 Quarterback - $215
21:00 XL Inferno #24 - $20,000 Late Quarterback - $109

May 18 Friday
19:00 XL Inferno #25 - $25,000 Knockout - $150
21:00 XL Inferno #27 - $15,000 Late Knockout - $75

May 19 Saturday
19:00 XL Inferno #28 - $50,000 6-max - $160

May 20 Sunday
17:30 XL Inferno #31 - $150,000 Mega Deep - $215
19:00 XL Inferno #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event - $1,050

Total Cost $6,790

Still a little pricey? Skip events #12 and #16 for a more manageable $3,140. Serious grinders will try to mix in as many of the smaller events as possible.

Remember that taking down some of smaller events could result in a big side payout.

If you’re a True Grinder, try playing the whole XL Inferno schedule!

Good luck in the Series!

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