888poker XL Inferno: "MuckFest" Wins the $150,000 Tune Up ($28,230)
On the fourth day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, five new tournaments were on the schedule. Most of the attention went out to the $150,000 Tune Up, where some great prizes were paid out to the players. Let's take a look at who was crowned as a winner in this event and the results of the other events that played out on Sunday.
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888poker XL Inferno #10 - $150,000 Tune Up
After more than 13 hours of play, Finland's "MuckFest" emerged victorious in the XL Inferno Event #10 - $150,000 Tune Up for $28,230.
The event was a huge success with 1,615 entrants including 478 re-entries ponying up the $109 buy-in to generate a mouth-watering $161,500 prize pool.
A total of 144 players were paid at least a min-cash of $258 for more than double the $109 tournament buy-in.
XL Inferno Event #10 - $150,000 Tune Up Final Table Results
|4||Ramon "BlacKK_DucKK" Kropmanns||Brazil||$11,467|
|9||Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov||Russia||$1,857|
No Love for the 888poker Ambassadors
Five 888poker Ambassadors entered today's action but none were able to make the money. Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren and Daria “Scarlett_D” Feshchenko exited before late registration was closed while Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche and Vivian "vivi.888." Saliba were out shortly after late registration concluded.
Ana "anamarquez." Marquez performed the best of the group but still finished nearly 100 players away from the money in 242nd place.
Final Table Action
The final table began about 11 hours after the tournament kicked off and lasted about two hours. Belarus' "ALLCasH90" kicked things off with the chip lead after eliminating Russia's "77kol0bok77" in 10th place for $1,534.
Shortly after the final table began, "ALLCasH90" extended their chip lead with a bit of luck on their side while taking two opponents out. Fireworks erupted with Russia's Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov (ninth - $1,857) getting it in with kings, Canada's "wigglez333" (eighth - $3,230) getting it in with queens, and "ALLCasH90" getting it with jacks on a six-high board. A jack spiked the turn and the field was quickly down to seven players.
Romania's "vasi_vsm" was the next to go in seventh place for $4,845. This player three-bet jammed with ace-jack for four big blinds and lost to the ace-deuce held by Lithuania's "retiree" with an ace and deuce appearing on the flop.
Shortly after "MuckFest" snagged the chip lead and had half the chips in play by first eliminating Finland's "sheikkkeri" (sixth - $6,460) before winning a big hand off of "ALLCasH90".
"retiree" was then retired in fifth place for $8,075. "ALLCasH90" limped from the small blind with kings before they called a ten big blind jam from "retiree" with jack-four.
"ALLCasH90" was at it again a few minutes later after jamming the small blind with king-seven suited. They were called by Brazil's Ramon "BlacKK_DucKK" Kropmanns with ace-eight suited. Despite hitting an ace on the board, Kropmanns was eliminated in fourth place for $11,467 with his opponent improving to a straight.
It didn't take long from there for the action to be trimmed down further to heads-up play. "GramNaKartke" limped from the small blind with jacks. "ALLCash90" jammed with king-ten suited and got there after their opponent called off for their remaining 13 big blinds to eliminate "GramNaKartke" in third place for $15,343.
The stacks were close to even to start heads-up play with "ALLCash90" holding a small chip lead. This player extended their lead to a nearly 2:1 advantage before sending the lead back over "MuckFest".
The lead exchanged back and forth one more time before "MuckFest" extended their edge to a 4:1 chip advantage.
The final hand was a bit of a cooler. "ALLCasH90" jammed for about 13 big blinds with ace-five from the small blind only to run into the rockets held by "MuckFest". The aces held and "MuckFest" shipped the event for $28,230.
Meanwhile, "ALLCasH90" collected the runner-up prize of $20,510 and the tournament was in the books.
888poker XL Inferno #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up
For those who thought $160 for the regular Tune Up was a little too much, 888 had the Mini Tune Up in store, asking just $16.50 to enter. A massive turnout of 4,107 players resulted in a sizable prize pool worth $61,605. The win would go to "4YTbE", who won the battle after beating "panchezzz13" in the final heads up. After a three-way deal, the winner received $7,449 while the runner-up settled for $6,535. "Vinnimal" received $6,778 for his or her third-place finish.
888poker XL Inferno #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up Final Table Results
888poker XL Inferno #12 - $15,000 Micro Tune Up
There was also a Micro version of the Tune Up with a buy-in of just $5.50. In total, 3,600 players entered this tournament and they created a prize pool of $18,000. This event was won by "Bluffman1995" after defeating "Savchenko1" from Russia in the heads-up. He or she took the first prize of $2,467 while the runner-up received $2,177 thanks to a heads-up deal.
888poker XL Inferno #12 - $15,000 Micro Tune Up Final Table Results
888poker XL Inferno #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up
Besides the regular Tune Up, the Mini and Micro editions of the same event, a late version was on offer as well. For those still willing to play late at night, the $55 buy-in event was the perfect destination.
545 players registered the event, making for a prize pool of $27,250. "futomaki123" took home the biggest prize, winning $5,229 after beating Russian player "arko415" heads up.
888poker XL Inferno #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up Final Table Results
Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule
|18th May||14||18:00||R&A Event||$33||$20,000|
|19th May||17||18:00||High Roller||$320||$100,000|
|18||18:00||Mini High Roller||$55||$30,000|
|19||20:00||Late High Roller||$109||$20,000|
|21st May||23||18:00||PKO 8-Max||$160||$50,000|
|24||18:00||Mini PKO 8-Max||$22||$20,000|
|25||20:00||Late PKO 8-Max||$55||$20,000|
|24th May||32||17:00||Main Event||$250||$500,000|
|33||17:30||Mini Main Event||$33||$50,000|
|34||18:00||Micro Main Event||$5.50||$20,000|
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