Winter is coming to 888poker!

From Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 16, 2020, we’ll play host to the annual XL Blizzard. This year’s series will span 11 days and is filled with high-value tournaments and huge prizes; in fact, there will be $1,445,000 in guaranteed prize pools spread across 34 events.

The XL Blizzard 2020 will culminate with a $250 buy-in, $500,000 GTD Main Event at 17:00 on Sunday, February 16.

Other highlights on the schedule include the $109 buy-in, $50K Opening Event at 18:00 on Thursday, February 2; the $160 buy-in, $100K Tune Up at 18:00 on Saturday, February 8; and $320 buy-in, $100K GTD High Roller at 18:00 on Tuesday, February 11.

For the full XL Blizzard Series schedule, either click here or scroll to the bottom of this article.

Looking to Build on 2019’s Success

In 2019, the XL Blizzard series catered to 38,515 entries over 34 tournaments, which awarded $1,903,474 in prize money.

The $250 Main Event saw 1,783 players rebuy 581 times, which meant the 2,368-entry field created a $543,790 prize pool. Coming out on top of that tournament was Malta’s “.RUIT.HORA.” who laid claim to a $91,847.27 first-place prize.

Meanwhile, Russia’s “plomoor” topped a 954-entry field to win Event #1: $100,000 Opening Event for $16,458.50, while our very own 888poker Ambassador Chris “888Moorman” Moorman bested a 744-entry field to win Event #10: $100,000 Tune Up for $21,092.40.

Others to capture titles in 2019 were Canada’s “bybababy” (Event #16: $100,000 High Roller for $19,558.56), “ContaSagrada” (Event #19: $50,000 PKO for $10,384.69), and Sweden’s “Madeon1994” (Event #31: $100,000 Mega Deep for $25,802), just to name a few.

Win Your Way in for Free

Want to play the XL Blizzard 2020 for free?

Want to play the XL Blizzard 2020 for free? You’ll have the chance as we’re offering daily qualifiers. To get in, all you need to do is make a deposit on 888poker. Do that, and you’re in for a chance to win a seat into either the XL Blizzard Main Event or XL Blizzard Mini Tune Up.

Qualifiers schedule:

XL Blizzard Main Event - Qualifier
When: Every day at 20:00 GMT, until Saturday, February 15
Prize: Top 15 players will win a $250 seat to the XL Blizzard Main Event.

XL Blizzard Mini Tune Up Event - Qualifier
When: Every day at 18:05 GMT, until Saturday, February 8
Prize: Top 30 players will win a $16.05 to the XL Blizzard Mini Tune Up Event.

*Depositors only

Want even more ways to get in? Here are your options:

XL Blizzard Buy-in directly   Buy-in directly

XL Blizzard Work your way up our satellites, starting as low as 10¢   Work your way up our satellites, as low as 10¢

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About the Author
Chad Holloway is a 2013 WSOP Bracelet winner who has previously worked for PokerNews as a managing editor and live reporter
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