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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
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.
|2||Bernardo "bsdias" Dias||Brazil||$8,666|
XL Blizzard #20 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max
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.
XL Blizzard #21 - $10,000 Late 8-Max
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.
$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.
|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.
|1||$3,000 Crazy 8 WSOP package|
|2-4||$160 tournament ticket|
|5-9||$55 tournament ticket|
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Today's 888poker XL Blizzard Schedule
|Thu 25 Jan||20:00||XL Blizzard #22 - $80,000 Quarterback||$215|
|20:00||XL Blizzard #23 - $20,000 Mini Quarterback||$44|
|22:00||XL Blizzard #24 - $20,000 Late Quarterback||$109|
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