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888poker XL Blizzard: Bernardo "bsdias" Dias Misses Out On 8-Max Title

Bernardo "bsdias" Dias

On the sixth day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, three new tournaments were on the schedule. Most money was up for grabs in the $40,000 8-Max, where the winner could take home a five-figure score.


XL Blizzard #19 - $40,000 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109Jan. 24619$61,900

At 8 p.m. GMT, the XL Blizzard #19 - $40,000 8-Max started with each player receiving a massive 15,000 starting stack. After the late registration closed, there were 619 players. That made for a prize pool of $61,900, with a first-place prize of $11,761

The XL Blizzard #19 - $40,000 8-Max started with a massive 15,000 starting stack

After several hours, the tournament reached the final table. "alexxv14" and "pokanuktus" busted in eighth and seventh place, receiving $1,238 and $1,548 respectively.

"Palyaaa" from Finland finished in sixth place for $2,167 and "Philgreen111" got $3,095 for his or her fifth place. Russia's "blowjob1987" received $4,643 after busting in fourth place and Romanian "AlinGabrielG" ended up in third place for $6,500.

The final heads-up between Brazil's Bernardo "bsdias" Dias (lead photo) and Malta's "PazzoRJ" was won by the latter who secured $11,761. The runner-up had to settle for $8,666.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1PazzoRJMalta$11,761
2Bernardo "bsdias" DiasBrazil$8,666
3AlinGabrielGRomania$6,500
4blowjob1987Russia$4,643
5Philgreen111United Kingdom$3,095
6PalyaaaUkraine$2,167
7pokanuktusRussia$1,548
8alexxv14Romania$1,238

XL Blizzard #20 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$12Jan. 242,120$22,018

For the players who couldn't afford the bigger buy-in ($109), there was a Mini edition of the Crazy 8 on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of just $12, and there were 2,120 players competing for a prize pool of $22,018. The final table was top heavy with all eight finalists in this tournament securing themselves of $220 while the top prize was $3,963.

That prize went to United Kingdom's "JohnJones34" after beating "Jpvasc" from Brazil in the deciding heads-up. The Brazilian runner-up received $2,862.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1JohnJones34United Kingdom$3,963
2JpvascBrazil$2,862
3poliakov777Ukraine$2,202
4batonlvivUkraine$1,541
5Maestro_BoltRussia$1,101
6CiaoBambinoLithuania$661
7KostyaNIIRussia$440
8lostpk14Brazil$220

XL Blizzard #21 - $10,000 Late 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30Jan. 24692$19,030

A late winner was crowned in the XL Blizzard #21 - $10,000 Late 8-Max. This event attracted 692 players to create a prize pool of $19,030. In the end, it was Latvia's "CR1TCHZ" who won the event for $3,597 after defeating runner-up "warhungry90" who finished in second place for $2,636.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1CR1TCHZLatvia$3,597
2warhungry90United Kingdom$2,636
3galan8Ukraine$1,941
4Vlada2108Slovakia$1,427
5casual_winUnited Kingdom$952
6DefiMensueelSweden$666
7teejyRussia$476
8U.RUTIGLIANOUnited Kingdom$333

$1 Million Winners Promotion

Winning more than one XL Blizzard tournament not only nets you some substantial prize money, it will also net you a prize of between $1,000 and a cool $1 million.

If you manage to win two XL Blizzard events, 888poker will reward you with $1,000; win a third and you’ll receive $10,000. Anyone who manages to take down four XL Blizzard events will walk away with $100,000, and if you’re lucky and skillful enough to triumph in five events, your bankroll will receive a $1 million boost.

Champion of Champions

The Champion of Champions returns for the XL Blizzard series and one lucky 888poker player will win a $12,000 WSOP Vegas package. Each time you play in an XL Blizzard event, you earn leaderboard points. The top 50 players on the leaderboard receive a ticket to the Champion of Champions tournament and everyone in that special event wins a prize.

PlacePrize
1$12,000 WSOP Vegas package
2$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package + $1,050 tournament ticket
3$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package
4-5$1,050 tournament ticket
6-10$600 tournament ticket
11-50$55 tournament ticket

Bubble of Bubbles

Bursting the money bubble is never fun, but thanks to the Bubble of Bubbles promotion, finishing one place outside of the money places could be profitable.

Everyone who bursts the bubble in an XL Blizzard event will receive a ticket to the Bubble of Bubbles tournament. Reach the final table of this tournament, and you’ll win a prize ranging from a $55 tournament ticket up to a $3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package.

PlacePrize
1$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package
2-4$160 tournament ticket
5-9$55 tournament ticket

Download 888poker via PokerNews and you’ll receive a free $88 worth of cash and tournament tickets just for creating your free account; this is a free £20 to residents of the United Kingdom. When you come to make your first deposit, 888poker matches it 100 percent up to a maximum of $888. All you need to do then is bring your A-game to the table and see if you can become an XL Blizzard champion.

Today's 888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Thu 25 Jan20:00XL Blizzard #22 - $80,000 Quarterback$215
 20:00XL Blizzard #23 - $20,000 Mini Quarterback$44
 22:00XL Blizzard #24 - $20,000 Late Quarterback$109

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