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888poker XL Inferno: "Mrpop01" Wins the $50,000 PKO

888poker XL Inferno: "Mrpop01" Wins the $50,000 PKO

On the seventh day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, three new tournaments started and saw three players being crowned as winners. Most money was up for grabs in the $50,000 PKO, where the winner took home over $10,000 including KO's.

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888poker XL Inferno #20 - $50,000 PKO

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 20567$56,700

The biggest winner on Day 9 was crowned in the XL Inferno #20 - $50,000 PKO. In this tournament, there were 567 players, creating a prize pool of $56,700. This money was divided into the final 54 players, with every finalist getting $471.

After "V.BlomFan" busted in 10th place, the tournament reached the final table. First, "33betwizkid" left the building after busting in ninth place ($471+$534) and the British player was followed by "Mahmoudpoker" (eighth, $638+$38), "Nooitmeerweg" (seventh, $921+$533), "Sianarthur" (sixth, $1,205+$425) and "luckypanch75" (fifth, $1,588+$422).

With just four players left, "BUCKEDURNAN" was knocked out in fourth place for $2,268 plus $1,413 in KO's. Shortly after, "Boifix18" busted in third place and received a prize of $2,977 plus $2,237 in KO's. The final heads-up between "pow_indacage" and "Mrpop01" started shortly after.

In the end, "Mrpop01" won the event for $5,440 plus $4,603, while runner-up received $4,040 plus $523.

888poker XL Inferno Event #20 - $50,000 PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty
1Mrpop01United Kingdom$5,440$4,603
2pow_indacage-$4,040$523
3Boifix18-$2,977$2,237
4BUCKEDURNANUnited Kingdom$2,268$1,413
5luckypanch75Ukraine$1,588$422
6SianarthurUnited Kingdom$1,205$425
7Nooitmeerweg-$921$533
8MahmoudpokerMorocco$638$38
933betwizkidUnited Kingdom$471$534

888poker XL Inferno #21 - $20,000 Mini PKO

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$16.50May 201,726$25,905

There was also a Mini Edition of the PKO on the schedule for the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($109) of the day. To compete in this tournament, players had to pay the buy-in of $16.50 and there were 1,726 players competing for a prize pool of $25,905. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $142 but all eyes were on the top prize of $2,236 and the huge KO prize for the winner.

That top prize went to Swedish player "ailaroz" after beating "Semrafin81" in the deciding heads-up. The winner secured him- or herself of $2,236 plus $1,284 while the runner-up received $1,619 plus $480.

888poker XL Inferno Event #21 - $20,000 Mini PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty
1ailarozSweden$2,236$1,284
2Semrafin81United Kingdom$1,619$480
3Tambu999Latvia$1,230$338
4papa_afUkraine$901$360
5LegoMyNegoCanada$641$180
6AUTISPOSTIMalta$512$219
7icf043Russia$382$129
8Cragles97United Kingdom$253$185
9aenderiasaeBrazil$142$307

888poker XL Inferno #22 - $10,000 Late PKO

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$33May 20637$19,110

Another winner was crowned in the XL Inferno #22 - $10,000 Late PKO, where 637 players competed to create a prize pool of $19,110.

After just seven hours and 53 minutes, it was United Kingdom's "GeeTeeWoah" who took the title and the first-place prize of $1,816 plus $1,336. The Brit defeated Russia's "Pasha813" in the deciding heads-up after regular "_zarkou_" from Finland finished in third place.

888poker XL Inferno Event #22 - $10,000 Late PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty
1GeeTeeWoahUnited Kingdom$1,816$1,335
2Pasha813Russia$1,338$922
3_zarkou_Finland$979$71
4Artemka168Russia$745$375
5JamzMTLCanada$526$167
6willemwolesRussia$406$223
7buzajr1Romania$311$188
8TemuRRR-$215$175
9DaniMora19Costa Rica$159$263

Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule

DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee
21st May2318:00PKO 8-Max$160$50,000
 2418:00Mini PKO 8-Max$22$20,000
 2520:00Late PKO 8-Max$55$20,000
22nd May2617:00DeepStack$55$30,000
 2717:00Mini DeepStack$16.50$20,000
 2819:00Late DeepStack$33$15,000
23rd May2918:006-Max$109$30,000
 3018:00Mini 6-Max$16.50$20,000
 3120:00Late 6-Max$55$15,000
24th May3217:00Main Event$250$500,000
 3317:30Mini Main Event$33$50,000
 3418:00Micro Main Event$5.50$20,000

You can qualify for the XL Inferno Main Event for free thanks to special qualifier tournaments running at 888poker. New depositing players receive a free ticket to a Main Event Qualifier in addition to a free $88 just for creating an account (this is a free £20 for residents of the UK). That first deposit is also matched 100% up to a maximum of $888, which is more than double the size of the bonus advertised on the 888poker website!

Join 888poker and see if you can qualify for one of the big buy-in XL Inferno events and take one down under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews live reporters.


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