$300k Opening Event Kicks Off $9m XL Eclipse Series Sunday

$300k Opening Event Kicks Off $9m XL Eclipse Series Sunday

Worn out from the WCOOP? Punch-drunk from Powerfest?

Better get some Red Bulls and Swanson dinners ready to rebuild your resilience for another big online series coming down the pike.

The $9m 888poker XL Eclipse series kicks off this Sunday with a massive 197-event schedule over the next two weeks.

The series finishes with its signature $1.5m GTD Main Event on Sept. 24 but there are dozens of big-money opportunities before then starting with this Sunday’s $300,000 GTD Opening Event.

Big Money Opps Abound

With a $160 buy-in this year’s Eclipse Opening Event has $300,000 in the prize pool to begin with but should most likely top that.

Daily qualifiers have been running on 888poker for a while now with the Top 10 players in each earning Opening Event seats.

That should swell the prize pool up past the $300k mark and make for a tidy early payout for the champion.

The big Guarantees continue all next week and beyond with a $500,000 GTD High Roller, $500,000 GTD Super High Roller and $1.5m GTD Main Event punctuating things along the way.

Satellites for all the big events run daily for as little as 1¢ with plenty of ways to work your way up the ladder.

Deposit $10 or more with the promo code ECLIPSE10 and you’ll also get three tickets to daily XL Eclipse Qualifiers.

XL Eclipse Main Event qualifiers run every day at 19:30 GMT with the Top 3 all earning $1,050 Main Event seat.

Don’t Forget About the Minis

While the big-money events will grab the headlines don’t forget that with around 13 events per day there’s plenty on the table for low-stakes players.

The Opening Event, for example, is available in four different buy-in levels starting at $12. At least eight more events also cost just $12 to play including an Omaha tournament.

Four tournaments have buy-ins of just $5 and guarantees from $3k-$10k, which will most certainly be topped.

Daily qualifiers to the Mini events can also be found including one at 13:30 GMT that gives the Top 30 finishers seats to the $12 Mini Opening Event.

Freeroll into XL Eclipse Main Event

Making things even more accessible 888poker is running freerolls several times a day with tickets to the $1,050 Main Event.

Just log in to your 888poker account and you’ll find tickets for the freerolls in your account.

If you don’t have an 888poker account yet, check out our 888poker review page where we’ll guide you through the registration process and get you access to an $888 sign-up bonus.

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