From Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 24, 2020, 888poker will play host to the annual XL Inferno. This year’s series will span 11 days and is filled with high-value tournaments and huge prizes; in fact, there will be $1,540,000 in guaranteed prize pools spread across 34 events.

The XL Inferno will culminate with a $250 buy-in, $500,000 GTD Main Event at 17:00 GMT on Sunday, May 24.

Other highlights on the schedule include the $109 buy-in, $75K Opening Event at 18:00 on Thursday, May 14; the $109 buy-in, $150K Tune Up at 18:00 on Sunday, May 17; and $320 buy-in, $100K GTD High Roller at 18:00 on Tuesday, May 19.

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

Looking to Build on 2019’s Success

Last year, the XL Inferno was comprised of 34 events. The series catered to 39,378 entrants and awarded $1,695,881 in prize money. The Brits dominated the series capturing seven titles, while the Russian contingent was close behind with six.

Meanwhile, Brazilian players claimed four titles, while Malta and Sweden had two each. Other countries represented by an XL Inferno win were Iraq, Austria, Croatia, Latvia, Mexico, Ukraine, Romania, Denmark, Argentina, and Lithuania.

As for last year’s $250 buy-in, $500K GTD Main Event, that tournament attracted 1,634 players who rebought 502 times, which created a $501,960 prize pool. Coming out on top was Russia’s “D3n1sk4PP,” who took home a $70,252.18 first-place prize.

Other winners from last year’s series included “prebzzz” (Event #10: $100,000 Tune Up for $23,376.57), “allinfds” (Event #17: $100,000 High Roller for $$20,450), Anton “anteen” Bertilsson (Event #19: $20,000 Late High Roller for $5,611.50), and Bryan “DePittsterje” Paris (Event #20: $50,000 PKO for $9,156.59).

The 2020 XL Inferno series is shaping to be even bigger and better, so don’t miss your chance to qualify today!

Win Your Way in for Free

Win Your Way in for Free - 2020 XL Inferno

Qualify via our XL Inferno online Satellites for as little as 1¢ - or even for FREE*. Play in our daily qualifiers, starting on May 6th. Lucky winners will nab a seat in the XL Mini Tune-up Tournament or the XL Main Event Tournament!

Remember, no ticket is needed if you’re a new depositor.

Qualifiers schedule:

XL Inferno Main Event - Qualifier

When: Every day at 20:00 GMT

Prize: Top 5 players will win a $250 seat to the XL Inferno Main Event.

XL Inferno Main Event – Late Qualifier

When: Every day at 18:05 GMT

Prize: Top 3 players will win a $250 seat to the XL Inferno Main Event.

*Depositors only

Satellites schedule:

$22 Satellite with 5 seats GTD to XL Inferno Main Event is running every day at 17:15 GMT.

$2.20 sub-satellite leading to the $22 running at 14:32, 10 seats GTD.

$0.01 sub-satellites leading to the $2.20 running around the clock.


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