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888poker XL Blizzard: "Rekrutt1" Wins The $50,000 Crazy 8

888poker XL Blizzard: "Rekrutt1" Wins The $50,000 Crazy 8

On the third day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, three new tournaments started. Most of the attention went out to the $50,000 Crazy 8, where the only five-figure prize of the day was won by Norwegian player "Rekrutt1". Let's take a look at this tournament and the results of the other events that played out on Saturday.

XL Blizzard #6 - $50,000 Crazy 8

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$88Jan. 20668$53,440

At 20:00 GMT, the XL Blizzard #6 - $50,000 Crazy 8 kicked off. After late registration closed, there were 465 registered players. With a total of 203 rebuys, that made for a total of 668 entries, resulting in a a total prize pool of $53,440 with $10,154 reserved for the winner. More than eight hours were played before they crowned a champion.

Eight players made the final table, securing themselves of $1,069. "ricochi_91" (eighth, $1,069), "DR_Puyol" (seventh, $1,336), "PoulPanasony" (sixth, $1,870), "PBD03" (fifth, $2,672) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "CARRAMROD" (fourth, $4,008) and "DoobieFish" (third, $5,483) missed out on the final heads-up.

Russia's "Ksuna" battled against Norway's "Rekrutt1" and in the end, the latter mentioned defeated his opponent to be crowned as the winner. The Norwegian received the first prize of $10,154, while the runner-up had to settle for $7,482.

3DoobieFishUnited Kingdom$5,483

XL Blizzard #7 - $15,000 Mini Crazy 8

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$8.80Jan. 202,545$20,360

For the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($88) of the day, there was a Mini edition of the Crazy 8 on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of $8.80 and there were 2,545 players competing for a prize pool of $20,360. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $204 but all eyes were on the top prize of $3,563.

That top prize went to Finland's "NeveGiveUp" after beating "bunder17" from Germany in heads-up. The German runner-up received $2,545.

6Nieapamieta1Czech Republic$611
7h_k_phooeyUnited Kingdom$407

XL Blizzard #8 - $15,000 Late Crazy 8

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$44Jan. 20445$17,800

Another winner was crowned in the XL Blizzard #8 - $15,000 Late Crazy 8. This event was played by 445 players to create a prize pool of $17,800. In the end, it was Russia's "msksevart " who won the event for $3,025 after making a heads-up deal with runner-up "Javierv10" who finished in second place for $3,027.


$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
Sun 21 Jan17:30XL 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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