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888poker XL Blizzard: "LucySagara70" Wins The $25,000 Knockout

888 XL Blizzard

On the ninth day of the XL Blizzard Series on 888poker, players could compete in three new tournaments with the XL Blizzard #25 - $25,000 Knockout as the highlight of the day. The $35 buy-in Mini edition and a $75 buy-in Late edition started as well. Let's take a look at the results.

XL Blizzard #25 - $25,000 Knockout

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$150Jan. 26245$35,045

At 20:00 GMT, the XL Blizzard #25 - $25,000 Knockout kicked off. After late registration closed, there were 245 registered players resulting in a total prize pool of $35,045 with $5,113 reserved for the winner. More than nine hours were played before they crowned a champion.

Dutchman "LucySagara70" battled heads up against United Kingdom's "Patsharpe"

Nine players made the final table, securing themselves of $475. "Marklewis18" (ninth, $475) "spasticmonk" (eighth, $625), Fabricio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez (seventh, $875), "kakospaixths" (sixth, $1,125), "toolaterun" (fifth, $1,450) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "HotSauce86" (fourth, $2,125) and "Perrymejsen" (third, $2,825) missed out on the final heads-up.

Dutchman "LucySagara70" battled heads up against United Kingdom's "Patsharpe" and in the end, the former took down the XL Blizzard title. The runner-up received $3,750 and an extra $349 in KO's while the winner won $5,113 and an extra KO worth $410.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeKOTotal Prize
2PatsharpeUnited Kingdom$3,750$349$4,099
7Fabricio "DrMiKee" GonzalezUruguay$875$492$1,367
9Marklewis18United Kingdom$475$123$598
Fabrizio Gonzalez
Another final table for Fabrizio Gonzalez

XL Blizzard #26 - $10,000 Mini Knockout

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$35Jan. 26731$23,758

For the players who didn't have the bankroll to play the $150 event, or wanted to multi table, there was also a Mini edition with a buy-in of just $35. In total, 1,731 players competed in this event which made for a $23,758 prize pool with the first prize just over $3,353.

The final two players made a deal.

In this event, Brazil's "BernardoBG" came one shy of making the money but that got the Brazilian a ticket for the Bubble of Bubbles tournament.

In the end, "IbetUfold_x" (fourth, $1,361) and "StollenAA" (third, $1,809) were eliminated from the final table. The final two players made a deal, where Czech Republic's "grigorq77" got $2,890 and Brazil's "SeuZezinho23" locked up $2,858.

After the deal, "grigorq77" won the tournament and got an extra $98 for knocking out other players and the final bounty.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeKOTotal Prize
1grigorq77Czech Republic$2,890$98$2,988
9JohnJones34United Kingdom$238$38$276

$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.

Today's 888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Sat 27 Jan20:00XL Blizzard #28 - $50,000 6-Max$160
 20:00XL Blizzard #29 - $15,000 6-Max$30
 22:00XL Blizzard #30 - $10,000 6-Max$55

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