Carbon Poker Series or 888 Poker Super XL Series?
This week sees the launch of not just one, but to huge events in the online and mobile poker calendar – the Carbon Poker Poker Series and the 888 Poker Super XL Series 2014. While some ubermensch poker players will be splitting their time between both series, for the rest of us who want to take part, there is a decision to be made. Luckily, I’m on hand to give you the vital stats on the two big events so it’s just up to you to decide which to try out.
Starting on this Sunday (9th November) and running all the way through to the 23rd November, the 15 day event will see more than 76 tournaments and a guaranteed minimum of $2 million up for grabs in prize money.
It doesn’t matter what kind of player you are, as there will be gams in Hold’em, Stud and Omaha, and you can buy in for as little as $5.50. Of course, if you’re looking to be scoring at the higher end of the scale you can always opt to aim for the main event, where you’ll have to fork out $530 for a place at the table.
If you really don’t want to pay anything to play, you can always take part in the daily satellite events, which – if you manage to win one – will reward you with a token offering free entry into one of the Series events. Even the small fry opening event will have a prize pool of $10,000, so it’s certainly worth getting involved.
This is likely to be the less busy of the two series I’m telling you about today, and with prize pots for individual tournaments reaching heights of up to $500,000, it might be the one to go for, if you want to enjoy a cheeky win.
How does the 888 Poker Series stand out from the Carbon Poker Series? Simple – by adding an extra digit to the guaranteed prize pot to make it into a nice tidy $3,000,000. Not only that, but while the Carbon main event is offering only a half million pot for its main event, 888 Poker has put aside a whole $1 million to make the bait on the line even juicier. You’ll have to wait till the 7th of December for this main event, mind, so best sticking to Carbon if you’re looking for your win sooner rather than later.
Daily events, on the other hand, will run from now, all the way until the 30th November, meaning there’s plenty more chance to get involved and try and sneak your piece of the action. If you win (or even just come in the top three of) any of the daily Super XL Freerolls (yup, Freerolls!) you can land yourself a seat in the main event. And to get involved in the Freerolls, simply sign up for 888Poker, and you’ll get tickets for 3!
You can always just fork out $600 for a seat in the main event, but that’s just not doing it with any style. This is likely to be the more popular of the two series, so there’ll be more competition; but of course, with those prize pool figures, it’ll be a pretty sweet victory.