888poker Live Returns As Event Hits Grosvenor Casinos In UK; Winners Emerge In XL Series

888poker and Grosvenor Casinos in the United Kingdom are teaming up for a unique live poker tournament this weekend. 888poker LIVE Weekend runs Oct. 28-31 with a £444 buy-in and online qualifiers are underway.

The event is held at  Victoria Casino (aka “The Vic”) – home to London’s longest-running poker room. Players of all bankrolls can take advantage of 888’s online qualifiers to join the fun.

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Getting in the 888poker/Grosvenor action, more live events in the works

For players looking to play, 888poker is offering feeder satellites into the event. 888 LIVE Weekend features four starting flights.

Satellite tournaments are currently underway and players will have plenty of opportunities to secure a Day 2 seat. The second day of action starts on Oct. 31 at The Vic.

The event comes as 888 begins getting back to the live poker scene. The site announced last week that more can be expected  in the coming months at venues around the globe.

A look at some XL Autumn Series winners

In other 888 news, the action continues this weekend in the XL Autumn Series. The series runs through Oct. 17 and comes with a $2 million guarantee.

The $55 Opener is already in the books and featured a $100,000 guarantee. Sweden’sIlikepugs” came out on top for $13,810. The tournament attracted 1,468 players with 429 rebuys.

In the $88 PKO Six-Max, the United Kingdom’s ​​Ben “xLIVEPROx” Warrington took the title for $5,493. The tournament boasted a $30,000 guarantee and produced 353 players with 95 rebuys for a $35,840 prize pool.

Another UK player found the winner’s circle in the $55 Mini PKO Eight-Max, which featured a $20,000 guarantee. Ben “F3nix35” Dobson topped a field of 435 players and 122 rebuys to win $4,633.

Another big event played out on Oct. 24. The  $109 Tune Up came with a $200,000 guarantee. Latvia’s “D1scoPanda” took the title for $27,620 in an event that featured 1,458 players who rebought 411 times.

The XL Autumn action continues this weekend. Starting flights for the $1,050 Main Event run throughout the series with Day 2 running on Nov. 1, the final day of the series. The signature event comes with a $1 million guarantee.

The  $33 Mini Main Event runs Oct. 31 with $50,000 guaranteed. Here’s a look at what remains on the schedule:

DateEventBuy–inGuarantee
Oct. 28#34 – PKO 6–Max$215$40,000
Oct. 28#35 – Mini PKO 6–Max$55$15,000
Oct. 28#36 – Late PKO 6–Max$22$10,000
Oct. 29#37 – DeepStack$55$30,000
Oct. 29#38 – Mini DeepStack$16.50$15,000
Oct. 29#39 – Late DeepStack$33$10,000
Oct. 30#40 – Knockout$109$30,000
Oct. 30#41 – Mini Knockout$16.50$15,000
Oct. 30#42 – Late Knockout$55$15,000
Oct. 31#44 – Mini Main Event$33$50,000
Nov. 1#43 – Main Event (Day 2)$1,050$1,000,000

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