888poker XL Blizzard: Two Final Tables But No Win For "Gugulehtu"
After a great start on Thursday, with Jans "Graftekkel" Arends winning the Opening Event, the XL Blizzard continued on Friday. This time, there were two events on the schedule with a buy-in of $55. Let's see who were crowned winners and may take a shot at one million dollars (by winning four more).
XL Blizzard #4 - $20,000 Twins Royal
At 8 p.m. GMT, the XL Blizzard #4 - $20,000 Twins Royal started with each player receiving a starting stack of 15,000 chips. After the late registration closed, there were 463 players and 130 rebuys of $50 each. That made for a prize pool of $29,650, with a first-place prize of $5,634.
After several hours, the tournament reached the final table. "juicyjules22" ended in 10th place for $356, just falling short of the final nine. Every finalist secured themselves of $492 - the amount "nU3DOC" received for his ninth-place finish. "OscarSJS" and "WarnerBrosss" busted in eighth and seventh place, receiving $667 and $963 respectively.
"69Ways" from Finland finished in sixth place for $1,260 and "Gugulehtu" got $1,630 for his or hers fifth place. Argentina's "ivanascasubi" received $2,313 after busting in fourth place and his fellow countryman "Nemesis_25" ended up in third place for $2,039.
The final heads-up between Belarusian "vampa500" and Russia's "Pasha813" was won by the latter who secured $5,634. The runner-up had to settle for $4,151.
XL Blizzard #5 - $20,000 Twins Flush
At the same time as the XL Blizzard #4, the XL Blizzard #5 - $20,000 Twins Flush started. After the registration period was over, there were 434 players and 134 rebuys for a total of 568 entries. The total prize pool was $28,400 with a first prize of $5,396.
Malta's "Gugulehtu", who finished fifth in XL Blizzard #4, made the final table once again. After the elimination of "Openpunks" (ninth, $471), "ob1wahn" (eighth, $639) and "sharadrao" (seventh, $923), he or she had to settle for sixth place ($1,207).
Romania's "HotSauce86" went out in fifth place ($2,215) which left three Russian players and a German.
"Jamasutra" survived the battle against the Russians and saw "edyvpakistan", "dimdaf" and "Ao1ing" leave the tournament. "Ao1ing" lost the final heads-up against the German and had to settle for $3,976. The German winner received the first prize of $5,396.
$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|
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.
This Weekend's 888poker XL Blizzard Schedule
|Sat 20 Jan||7:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #6: $50,000 Crazy 8||$88|
|7:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #7: $15,000 Mini Crazy 8||$8.80|
|9:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #8: $15,000 Late Crazy 8||$44|
|Sun 21 Jan||17:30||XL Blizzard #9 - $120,000 Mega Deep||$215|
|18:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #10 - $200,000 Tune Up||$160|
|6:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #11: $40,000 Mini Tune Up||$12|
|19:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #12 - $200,000 Whale||$1,050|
|9:00 p.m.||XL Blizzard #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up||$55|
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