From September 13-23, 888poker is proud to host the next edition of the XL Eclipse, a series comprised of 34 exciting events!

The online festival will kick off on Thursday, September 13 at 18:00 with the $109 buy-in Event #1: Opening Event and will culminate with a $1,050 buy-in, Main Event at 18:00 on Sunday, September 23.

In between are a slew of other tournaments including the $88 buy-in Event #6: Crazy 8 (Saturday, Sept. 15 at 18:00); $160 buy-in Event #10: Tune Up (Sunday, Sept. 16 at 18:00); $215 buy-in Event #22: Quarterback (Thursday, Sept. 20 at 18:00); and the $160 buy-in Event #28: 6-Max (Saturday, Sept. 22 at 18:00).

High Rolling the XL Eclipse

Another highlight on the schedule is the $2,600 buy-in Event #16: High Roller, which will take place at 18:00 on Tuesday, September 18. It’s a tournament sure to attract stellar competition, including two of our very own.

“I think the High Roller is the most prestigious,” 888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman said when asked about the schedule. “You are battling against the best of the best, so whoever wins this will have earned it.”

Fellow ambassador and 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Martin Jacobson was right there with him: “Definitely the High Roller as the higher buy-in brings the tougher competition.”

Win Up to $1,000,000 for Special Achievements

As well as some great tournaments, we’re excited to offer players a chance at additional prizes. For instance, anyone who wins two events will get a $1,000 bonus. If someone can take down three, there’s $10,000 waiting for them, while anyone lucky enough to capture four XL Eclipse titles will earn $100,000.

Finally, a $1,000,000 bonus awaits any player who is able to bag five XL Eclipse titles!

But that’s not all! Reach the final table in three or more events, and you’ll get a $600 tournament ticket, and if you make the money in eight or more events, you’ll get a $215 tournament ticket.

Revisiting Last Year’s XL Eclipse

A lot has changed in the past year, including the XL Championships reducing the number of events in each series. For example, last year’s XL Eclipse Series was comprised of 197 events, and while it was a success, players let it be known they prefer quality over quantity.

The 2017 XL Eclipse Main Event attracted 1,149 players who rebought 413 times, which created a total prize pool of $1,562,000. Among those to compete were Ruben “rubenrtv” Visser, Adrian “ADRI_ATM” Mateos, and Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker, just to name a few. In the end, Germany’s “CllsDntMttr” came out on top to capture a $273,038 first-place prize.

Other highlights from last year’s series include “spider444” winning the $5,200 Super High Roller for $170,500, Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi taking down the $2,100 High Roller for $107,500, and “Farrugia_1” coming out on top in the $160 Tune Up for $41,175.

Qualify Today

Qualify via our XL Eclipse online Satellites for as little as 1¢ or even for FREE by playing in our daily qualifiers starting on Monday, August 13 – no ticket needed! Lucky winners will nab a seat in the XL Mini Tune-up Tournament or the XL Main Event Tournament!

Here’s a look at the qualifier schedule:

Eclipse Main Event – Qualifier
When: Every day at 21:00 GMT
Prize: Top 3 players will win a $1,050 seat to the Main Event.

XL Eclipse Mini Tune Up Event – Qualifier
When: Every day at 17:00 GMT
Prize: Top 30 players will win a $12 seat to the Mini Tune Up Event.

Full Schedule

 

Date

Time

Event

Buy-in

Sep 13 - Thursday

18:00

XL Eclipse #1 - Opening Event

$109

Sep 13 - Thursday

18:00

XL Eclipse #2 - Mini Opening Event

$12

Sep 13 - Thursday

20:00

XL Eclipse #3 - Late Opening Event

$55

Sep 14 - Friday

18:00

XL Eclipse #4 - Twins Royal

$55

Sep 14 - Friday

18:00

XL Eclipse #5 - Twins Flush

$55

Sep 15 - Saturday

18:00

XL Eclipse #6 - Crazy 8

$88

Sep 15 - Saturday

18:00

XL Eclipse #7 - Mini Crazy 8

$8.8

Sep 15 - Saturday

20:00

XL Eclipse #8 - Late Crazy 8

$44

Sep 16 - Sunday

16:30

XL Eclipse #9 - Mega Deep

$215

Sep 16 - Sunday

17:00

XL Eclipse #10 - Tune Up

$160

Sep 16 - Sunday

17:00

XL Eclipse #11 - Mini Tune Up

$12

Sep 16 - Sunday

18:00

XL Eclipse #12 - Whale

$1050

Sep 16 - Sunday

18:35

Main Event Mega Satellite - 15 seats GTD

$160

Sep 16 - Sunday

20:00

XL Eclipse #13 - Late Tune Up

$55

Sep 17 - Monday

18:00

XL Eclipse #14 - R&A Event

$55

Sep 17 - Monday

18:00

XL Eclipse #15 - Mini R&A

$5

Sep 18 - Tuesday

18:00

XL Eclipse #16 - High Roller

$2600

Sep 18 - Tuesday

18:00

XL Eclipse #17 - Mini High Roller

$215

Sep 18 - Tuesday

20:00

XL Eclipse #18 - Late High Roller

$160

Sep 19 - Wednesday

18:00

XL Eclipse #19 - 8-Max

$109

Sep 19 - Wednesday

18:00

XL Eclipse #20 - Mini 8-Max

$12

Sep 19 - Wednesday

20:00

XL Eclipse #21 - Late 8-Max

$30

Sep 20 - Thursday

18:00

XL Eclipse #22 - Quarterback

$215

Sep 20 - Thursday

18:00

XL Eclipse #23 - Mini Quarterback

$44

Sep 20 - Thursday

20:00

XL Eclipse #24 - Late Quarterback

$109

Sep 21 - Friday

18:00

XL Eclipse #25 - Knockout

$150

Sep 21 - Friday

18:00

XL Eclipse #26 - Mini Knockout

$35

Sep 21 - Friday

20:00

XL Eclipse #27 - Late Knockout

$75

Sep 22 - Saturday

18:00

XL Eclipse #28 - 6-Max

$160

Sep 22 - Saturday

18:00

XL Eclipse #29 - Mini 6-Max

$30

Sep 22 - Saturday

20:00

XL Eclipse #30 - Late 6-Max

$55

Sep 23 - Sunday

15:05

Main Event Mega Satellite - 50 seats GTD

$215

Sep 23 - Sunday

16:30

XL Eclipse #31 - Mega Deep

$215

Sep 23 - Sunday

18:00

XL Eclipse #32 - Main Event

$1050

Sep 23 - Sunday

18:00

XL Eclipse #33 - Mini Main

$160

Sep 23 - Sunday

18:30

XL Eclipse #34 - Micro Main

$30

Freerolls:

$6,000 Pirates Rewards Tournament - daily at 19:00

$1,500 Lucky Chip Tournament - daily at 17:00

$1,500 Lucky Chip Tournament - daily at 11:00

 

About the Author
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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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