888poker XL Inferno Series Day 8: Romania's 'PokerMogo' Wins Event 97

888poker XL Inferno Series Day 8: Romania's "PokerMogo" Wins Event #97
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  • "PokerMogo" claimed the first-place prize of $44,996.

On the eighth day of the XL Inferno Series on 888poker, players enjoyed a huge day of poker.

In total, 16 tournaments started with the XL Inferno #97 - $200,000 Tune Up as one of the highlights. There was also the $600 buy-in $200,000 Whale edition where the winner won more than $50,000. Let's have a look at the results.

XL Inferno #97 - $200,000 Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160May 141,171$260,700

After over 13 hours of play, Event #97 - $160 XL Inferno Tune Up, finally crowned a winner. "PokerMogo" from Romania claimed the first-place prize of $44,996 after defeating "renatonomura" in heads-up play.

The event had 1,171 players register with 567 rebuys for a total of 1738 total entries. They created a prize pool of $260,700 with 153 places getting paid. "CzarBushov" from Canada finished on the bubble and was unable to break into the money.

After nearly 10 hours of play, the tournament dwindled down to nine players who made up the official final table. PokerMogo went on an early heater as he scored the first three knockout on the final table. He eliminated "PacoMonon" in ninth place ($2,867), "veeea" in eighth place ($5,083), and "Kelvin_kerbe" in seventh place ($7,690), two of which he held aces on the elimination hand.

"SoulRead88uk" ($10,297) and "Pelfort" ($12,904) would grind short stacks for a while but would eventually fall to "surprisefirm" in back-to-back hands for sixth place and fifth place, respectively.

"IWant2Gamble" was left on the short stack but stayed aggressive by pushing all in and stealing the blinds. However, he was finally caught when he pushed with ace-five. PokerMogo woke up with ace-king. The board ran out dry and IWant2Gamble was eliminated in fourth place ($18,144).

The remaining three players were all extremely deep and would play three-handed for over an hour. Finally, surprisefirm was all in but with the best hand. Unfortunately, renatonomura would hit an eight on the flop and held on to secure his place in the final two, sending surprisefirm to the rail in third place ($24,766).

The two players went into heads-up play fairly even in chips but "renatonomura" would take a three-to-one chip lead over PokerMogo early on. Shortly after, PokerMogo reversed his fortune and took back the chip lead and continued to build on it. Finally all the chips got in the middle with PokerMogo holding {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} against renatonomura's {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. The board ran out {J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}.

renatonomura would finish in second place ($32,587) and PokerMogo took down the title.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1PokerMogoRomania$44,996
2renatonomuraBrazil$32,587
3surprisefirmRussia$24,766
4IWant2GambleAustria$18,144
5PelfortUruguay$12,904
6SoulRead88ukUnited Kingdom$10,297
7Kelvin_kerbeBrazil$7,690
8veeeaRussia$5,083
9PacoMononUnited Kingdom$2,867

XL Inferno #91 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 14386$58,200

Long before PokerMogo won his event, 888poker crowned the first winner of the day in the XL Inferno #91 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning. In this tournament, 386 players competed for a total prize pool of $58,200. Ukraine's "zinkAA" took the most money after winning it for the first prize of $11,640.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1zinkAAUkraine$11,640
2Cupido1992Germany$8,613
3uR4iseM3UpAustria$6,402
4klauniqCzech Republic$4,423
5sweet_dr34msRussia$3,230
6B4NKR0LL3RMorocco$2,066

XL Inferno #92 - $45,000 Sunday Breeze

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 141,124$56,200

A regular tournament on all days of the XL Inferno Series is the $45,000 Sunday Breeze. This time, 1,124 players registered for the event and created a total prize pool of $56,200. The first prize of $9,823 went to Czech Republic's "cmonsayboy" after defeating "Jefffryyy" in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1JefffryyyCzech Republic$9,823
2cmonsadboyRomania$7,137
3lolNHSlovakia$5,339
4sivvisGermany$3,990
5newfie_guy30Canada$2,810
6RandChaticesPoland$2,248
7ScammerNo1Germany$1,686
8iamsodeadLatvia$1,124
9PotovicsCzech Republic$646

XL Inferno #93 - $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30May 141,381$37,977.50
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Markus103erGermany$6,456
2CallMeMaybe2Chile$4,747
3MrLotrzykPoland$3,604
4FaraChef3Romania$2,582
5888pruhaKazachstan$1,879
6jazvis289Lithuania$1,500
7mikula77Hong Kong$1,120
8imabaristaRomania$740
9MstarXCzech Republic$410

XL Inferno #94 - $150,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215May 14967$193,400

One of the biggest tournaments of this day was the XL Inferno #94 - $150,000 Mega Deep. There were 967 players paid their buy-in of $215 to create a total prize pool of $193,400. The tournament started 6:30 p.m., and after more than 14 (!) hours, a winner was crowned.

The first prize of $34,812 went to Brazilian "TheSecretVMS" who defeated "CrystalMad" in the deciding heads-up. The runner-up from the United Kingdom received a prize of $25,142 for second place.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1TheSecretVMSBrazil$34,812
2CrystalMadUnited Kingdom$25,142
3TrankiNLVidaUruguay$18,759
4ImyurfriendGermany$14,021
5Wall2Wall3bCanada$9,747
6CBruellGermany$7,736
7HustlejgUnited Kingdom$5,802
8Prof_PlumCanada$3,868
9backdown8Sweden$2,320

XL Inferno #95 - $40,000 Mini Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22May 141,749$51,140
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1tbo1985Brazil$8,637
2FullhousebobThailand$6,147
3OverM1ndUkraine$4,704
4allornuffinkUnited Kingdom$3,324
5no1HustlaNetherlands$2,429
6tochetto885Brazil$1,943
7selinantisLithuania$1,457
8berlandsterBrazil$971
9konnichiwahNetherlands$552

XL Inferno #96 - $20,000 Sunday Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30May 14931$25,602.50
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1proJJkekeUkraine$4,608
2DePutaRiverGreece$3,328
3MaximSta94Austria$2,483
4DonStephen23United Kingdom$1,856
5Thelittle200Denmark$1,290
6youaredrySlovakia$1,034
7dajmiczipsyPoland$778
8PeterJankerGermany$524
9MacAulishUnited Kingdom$320

XL Inferno #98 - $25,000 Mini Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$12May 142,183$35,119.80

In the XL Inferno #98 - $25,000 Mini Tune Up, 2,183 players competed for the first prize of $5,548. Canada's "AronZspot" took it after more than 10 hours of players. Russia's "alkapone30" finished in second place for $4,165.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1AronZspotCanada$5,548
2alkapone30Russia$4,165
3victoria0206Romania$3,016
4RaiseOnceAliLatvia$2,265
5MstarXCzech Republic$1,664
6makarapfcSlovakia$1,327
7imbashengMalaysia$990
8VanAlexxRussia$663
9joaoabarbNetherlands$410

XL Inferno #99 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 14995$8,955

Switzerland's "otchootcho8" was one of the winners on Day 8 of the XL Inferno Series. He conquered a field of 995 players in the XL Inferno #99 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon. He received the first prize of $8,955, while runner-up "MatheusCG" got $6,467.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1otchootcho8Switzerland$8,955
2MatheusCGBrazil$6,467
3plotka_voxaBelarus$4,825
4allwaysgreatUnited Kingdom$3,606
5Curioso24Peru$2,507
6DonStephen23United Kingdom$1,990
7Crown187Austria$1,492
8JackerzzzzzUnited Kingdom$995
9cikipaujejeLithuania$597

XL Inferno #100 - $200,000 Whale

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$600May 14328$263,290

The most expensive tournament on Day 8 was the XL Inferno #100 - $200,000 Whale. Players had to pay $600 to compete in this tournament and 328 did that. There were also 138 rebuys to get a total prize pool of $263,290.

Every finalist was guaranteed at least $4,607 and this prize went to "Perrymejsen" who busted in ninth place. After that, "PureNutella" (eight, $6,318), "IggyGak" (seventh, $8,951) and "sk2ll_m0dR" (sixth, $11,584) followed in quick succession.

Germany's "ShipCompany" then busted in fifth place for $15,007, "joga_pra_cor" finished in fourth for $21,721 and "Imyurfriend" missed the heads-up when he finished in third place for $28,961.

The final heads-up between "Kannwas" and "B4NKR0LL3R" ended after nine hours and 36 minutes of play; Morocco's "B4NKR0LL3R" won the event for $50,946. Germany's runner-up received $38,177 for second place.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1B4NKR0LL3RMorocco$50,946
2KannwasGermany$38,177
3ImyurfriendGermany$28,961
4joga_pra_corCzech Republic$21,721
5ShipCompanyGermany$15,007
6sk2ll_m0dRGermany$11,584
7IggyGakDenmark$8,951
8PureNutellaUnited Kingdom$6,318
9PerrymejsenSweden$4,607

XL Inferno #101 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$90May 14941$112,892

Lithuania's "N0tori0us_B" won a big prize. He snagged the title and first prize of $16,326 in the XL Inferno #101 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge after a three-way deal.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1N0tori0us_BLithuania$16,326
2selouan1991Brazil$15,532
3cshine87Ireland$14,088
4baenaooBrazil$8,184
52skiiedGermany$5,689
6GetLuckyAKCanada$4,515
7B4NKR0LL3RMorocco$3,386
8Ozzy_MPoland$2,257
9GeniusMax69Netherlands$1,354

XL Inferno #102 - $30,000 Sunday Tornado

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 14272$34,600
PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1JakeBalsigerCanada$7,075
2TruchotaPeru$5,190
3rrradiovolnaRussia$3,909
4Senta99United Kingdom$2,941
5RazvybRomania$2,006
6Andy.69.NutsUnited Kingdom$1,557
7FukurukuUkraine$1,211
8d3r0ga7eCzech Republic$865
9LeoJoseCarneBrazil$657

XL Inferno #103 - $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215May 14261$52,200
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1mikedonksCzech Republic$10,674
2_rudinhos_Poland$7,830
3kinsQRussia$5,898
4windiswildDenmark$4,437
5Juanfran1973United Kingdom$3,027
6MaNnNnZziSaudi-Arabia$2,349
7GiNgErSpEwThailand$1,827
8BigRazor11Ireland$1,305
9ROLDY18Netherlands$991

XL Inferno #104 - $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22May 14878$23,680

Brazilian player "niltmz" won the XL Inferno #104 - $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep and secured $4,262 after defeating "5veBetFold" in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1niltmzBrazil$4,262
25veBetFoldArgentina$3,078
3proJJkekeUkraine$2,296
4TheMulletmanSweden$1,716
58HighCards6Germany$1,193
6mamedosMalaysia$956
7Noob3R1337Czech Republic$719
8hkstokDenmark$485
9JarajajaiArgentina$296

XL Inferno #105 - $30,000 Turbo Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 14456$30,000

"engineone" from Germany won the XL Inferno #105 - $30,000 Turbo Tune Up, a tournament with a buy-in of $55. He defeated a field of 456 players after beating "blackwawks" in the final heads-up and took the first prize of $5,700.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1engineonGermany$5,700
2blackwawksCzech Republic$4,200
3unGdeMDUruguay$3,075
4BoobJob32DDUnited Kingdom$2,340
51nUrM1ndMalta$1,650
6almondheadSwitzerland$1,275
7TudlenudleCzech Republic$975
83therealUnited Kingdom$675
9JDias99Luxembourg$498

XL Inferno #106 - $10,000 Super Turbo Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$75May 14148$13,943
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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1GOLDandVODLatvia$2,997
2BurgerfransDenmark$2,161
3Gentlem4nBelarus$1,638
4MuhamedAlhuyLatvia$1,220
5KsomahnisuosSlovakia$836
6abmarinRussia$697
7lunchbox1980Canada$557
8G0rgonGermany$418
9DonStephen23United Kingdom$278

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