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888poker XL Inferno Series Day 15: 'Alien_Army' Wins Main Event for Almost $300K

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  • It didn't take long for "Alien_Army" to take the tournament, but luck was involved.

On the final day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, there were 17 tournaments on the schedule.

Most of the attention went to the $1,500,000 Main Event, which had a buy-in of $1,050. This was the highlight on Day 15 but there was more with some big winners in other events. Let's see who took down the Main Event and the other events on this final day of the series.

XL Inferno #189 - $1,500,000 Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$1,050May 211,319$1,755,000

After more than 13 hours of play, the $1,050 XL Inferno Main finally came to an end. In the final heads-up, "Alien_Army" secured the victory against "stevachenko7."

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Alien_ArmyAustria$291,007
2stevachenko7Czech Republic$226,717
3sngguruSlovakia$166,549
4sweet_dr34msRussia$119,340
5PacoMononUnited Kingdom$86,872
6FukurukuUkraine$69,322
7Ibeturaise2xLithuania$51,772
8p000cket000Canada$34,222
9beebsterizerCanada$18,954

The tournament started at 6 p.m. GMT, but with five hours of late registration, players had the option to start a bit later. At the end of registration, there were 1,319 players and 436 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $1,755,000. For the winner, it would be a massive payday of $298,350.

Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert, Pius "AMasta89" Heinz, Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Alexandr "Biack88" Trofimov, Thomas "WushuTM" Muhlocker, Tobias "Bale_11" Garp and Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez busted pretty quickly and well before the money.

Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche, Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov, Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro, Chris "888Moorman" Moorman, Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos and Parker "888tonkaaaa" Talbot also didn't manage to reach the stage of the tournament where money was awarded.

The bubble burst when Steven "Kale333" van Zadelhoff busted two players with ace-queen. Van Zadelhoff was the first player over a million, but he saw his run end before the final table. He bluffed his chips away with ace high and had to watch the rest of the tournament from the sidelines.

Doug Polk also didn't make to the final table after getting a huge bad beat with ace-king against ace-jack. He lost the rest with ace-ten to pocket sixes.

Simon "Isildur1337x" Matsson bubbled the final table after losing with king-four against ace-nine. On the final table, "beebsterizer" went out in ninth place with ace-ten against ace-nine. From that moment on, Alien_Army took control of the tournament.

He busted both "p000cket000" and "Ibeturaise2x" in quick succession and stevachenko won a coin flip to bust "Fukuruku" in sixth place.

After that, "PacoMonon" ended in fifth place for $86,872 while Russia's "sweet_dr34ms" settled for fourth place. Just a few moments later, "sngguru" saw his tournament end when he lost the crucial coin flip with pocket fours against the ace-king of Alien_Army.

Alien_Army played heads-up against stevachenko7 and the two decided to make a deal which left $30,000 in the middle for the winner. It didn't take long for Alien_Army to decide the tournament, but luck was involved. Stevachenko7 was all in with pocket kings against queen-four, but the Austrian managed to hit two fours and win the tournament for $291,007. The Czech Republic's runner-up received $226,717.

XL Inferno #181 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 21265$40,100

The XL Inferno #181 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max had a total of 265 players. Switzerland's "unclesala" snagged the title and$8,822.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1unclesalaSwitzerland$8,822
2d7o1d1s0Mexico$6,155
3RhoNin89Germany$4,611
4luffEEELatvia$3,208
5WadoIchimonjNetherlands$2,406
6kbelik48oNetherlands$1,604

XL Inferno #182 - $45,000 Sunday Breeze

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 211,000$50,000

Swedish player "1LevelAbove" defeated a field of 1,000 players in the $45,000 Sunday Breeze to secure the first prize of $9,000. The runner-up "Ve11es" settled for $6,500.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
11LevelAboveSweden$9,000
2Ve11esRussia$6,500
3Nikita477Czech Republic$4,850
4Rick7BRBrazil$3,625
5thomask3rNorway$2,520
6mikinadsRussia$2,000
7root4deucesThailand$1,500
8joelwilfordUnited Kingdom$1,000
9simsdickUnited Kingdom$600

XL Inferno #183 - $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30May 211,203$33,082.50
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1anth0nypappaCzech Republic$5,710
2GHARTTCanada$4,135
3OChris23GCanada$3,142
4goba87Russia$2,302
5STFPSRomania$1,637
6SuperBellotaArgentina$1,306
7prof3sorulRomania$975
8flexPILatvia$645
9REFpussyMexico$363

XL Inferno #184 - $150,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215May 21913$182,600

One of the biggest winners of the day was crowned in the XL Inferno #184 - $150,000 Mega Deep. In this tournament, 913 players competed for the total prize pool of $182,600 with the first prize of $32,868.

After more than 14 hours of play, Moldavia's "cuttyshark89" received the first prize after defeating "cuadrado12" in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1cuttyshark89Moldavia$32,868
2cuadrado12Sweden$23,738
3xxxGIPSYxxxRomania17,712
4Jaolito85Brazil$13,238
5ibranr1Sweden$9,203
6soyhmfIreland$7,377
7CraiEvryTimeMalta$5,551
8Unbalanced.United Kingdom$3,743
9PurplePigeonCanada$2,282

XL Inferno #185 - $60,000 Sunday Crocodile

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160May 21379$60,000

The XL Inferno #185 - $60,000 Sunday Crocodile was won by United Kingdom's "Juanfran1973." He defeated his fellow countryman "Hustlejg" in the heads-up to snag the title and $11,514.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Juanfran1973United Kingdom$11,514
2HustlejgUnited Kingdom$8,550
3YSoSerious7Ukraine$6,300
4TudlenudleCzech Republic$4,800
5vadovaujuLithuania$3,360
6If0ldifUsh0wGermany$2,550
7plotka_voxaBelarus$1,950
8monzemannAustria$1,350
9Cavalito_Brazil$996

XL Inferno #186 - $40,000 Mini Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22May 211,743$47,980
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1theginger45United Kingdom$8,103
2OMGKondioCzech Republic$5,767
3lvbn96Brazil$4,414
4josedefjamGermany$3,118
5DablinovRussia$2,279
6gmelo55Brazil$1,823
7BobbyW519Canada$1,367
8GiveUthrillsGermany$911
9km_freestyleCanada$518

XL Inferno #187 - $20,000 Sunday Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30May 21810$22,275
PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1cr7ttrmetmetCzech Republic$4,031
2GeleeeeSweden$2,895
3AKyki89Czech Republic$2,171
4kkgustovakkBrazil$1,626
5kokonakuekaCzech Republic$1,147
6UNST0PPABLE1Croatia$924
7newreg13Ukraine$701
8VanUKRUkraine$492
9HMiscellBrazil$285

XL Inferno #188 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 21853$45,000

For "HappySh00ter," there was the first prize of $8,145 after winning the XL Inferno #188 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1HappySh00terCyprus$8,145
2silskyerPoland$5,850
3LrdOfDonkTwnMexico$4,387
4FedorableBrazil$3,285
5Lubos1980cz1Czech Republic$2,317
6AAjesusAACzech Republic$1,867
7ofcourseobvBrazil$1,417
8CARRAMRODColombia$994
9HegehogGTORussia$576

XL Inferno #190 - $250,000 Mini Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160May 211,665$362,550

For the players who couldn't afford the regular Main Event with a buy-in of $1,050, there was the XL Inferno #190 - $250,000 Mini Main Event. This event had a buy-in of $160 and there were 1,665 players competing for a prize pool of $362,550.

The lion's share of this money went to "spyver" from the United Kingdom. After 10 hours and 13 minutes of play, he defeated "klimpen_2" and secured $61,234. The runner-up received $43,578.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1spyverUnited Kingdom$61,234
2klimpen_2Sweden$43,578
3Chip_givemeCanada$33,354
4hyrskynmyrskFinland$23,565
5Psykee86Czech Republic$17,221
6walker017Canada$13,776
7F1obaBrazil$10,332
8B1GH1TLithuania$6,888
9Kittyy23Czech Republic$3,915

XL Inferno #191 - $50,000 Micro Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30May 211,820$11,486.46

For the players who like a micro tournament, there was the XL Inferno #191 - $50,000 Micro Main Event. In this tournament, "nyagaaan" invested $30 to register for the tournament and received the first prize of $11,486.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1nyagaaanRussia$11,486
2kamalove999Germany$8,174
3aldnvRussia$6,256
4schaaaaarGermany$4,420
5LeoJoseCarneBrazil$3,230
6rng.godRomania$2,584
7killerqueen3Brazil$1,938
8ryguy12345Canada$1,292
9HaZeLineZGermany$734

XL Inferno #192 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$90May 21759$100,000

Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov has won an XL Inferno title on the final day. He defeated a field of 759 players to snag the first prize of $13,100 in the XL Inferno #192 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Artem "veeea" VezhenkovRussia$18,350
2VALIUM4WINFinland$13,100
3Speil13Russia$9,900
4BoobJob32DDUnited Kingdom$7,450
5spinochinoCzech Republic$5,200
6HuwwielSweden$4,200
7GringoSSaRussia$3,200
8g4callUnited Kingdom$2,200
9SEWart777Russia$1,300

XL Inferno #193 - $30,000 Sunday Tornado

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 21227$30,000
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1TudlenudleCzech Republic$6,135
2zinkAAUkraine$4,500
36oTaHikRussia$3,390
4BagaduCanada$2,550
5Zluka2010Latvia$1,740
6TheBigCoyCanada$1,350
7MekaljevicDenmark$1,050
8luttekikkerMalta$750
9kozirok_belBelarus$570

XL Inferno #194 - $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215May 21232$50,000

Another five-figure winner was crowned in the XL Inferno #194 - $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep. In this event, Argentina's "germaxii" was the strongest and got the first prize of $10,225.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1germaxiiArgentina$10,225
2hana1989Chile$7,500
3PulledPorkerCanada$5,650
4Bale_11Sweden$4,250
5floatmastaLatvia$2,900
6summuNNNUnited Kingdom$2,250
7dontis10Greece$1,750
8LeetRunGootCanada$1,250
9shipITsheepMalta$950

XL Inferno #195 - $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22May 21832$21,120
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1phatshaffIreland$3,822
2BallSoHarddNetherlands$2,745
3TheJollyJokeCzech Republic$2,059
4OpenpunksMalta$1,541
5dari_dussColombia$1,087
6mweinstockGermany$876
7ozicadorBrazil$665
8guardatomaSlovakia$466
9back2playUnited Kingdom$270

XL Inferno #196 - $30,000 Turbo Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 21239$30,000

The Turbo edition of the Main Event had a buy-in of $109 and this attracted a total of 239 players. They didn't make the guaranteed prize pool, so there was $30,000 to play for. Most of this money went to Romania's "maladietz" who received the first prize of $6,135.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1maladietzRomania$6,135
2oreichegounuPoland$4,500
3Agsur_SeniMalta$3,390
4D0nkeyKongCanada$2,550
53therealUnited Kingdom$1,740
6MaximSta94Austria$1,350
7IvanoBalic2Germany$1,050
8MLBman217Germany$750
9luttekikkerMalta$570

XL Inferno #197 - $15,000 Super Turbo Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$75May 21159$15,000
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1MindcrushersCanada$3,225
2Flush.GordonGermany$2,325
3MacGyver888Netherlands$1,762
4Magnf1ciousLithuania$1,312
5PokerMogoRomania$900
6sayqmyqnameSaudi-Arabia$750
7toshapiter86Russia$600
8weekermanPoland$450
9titopouMoldavia$300

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