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888poker XL Inferno: "MuckFest" Wins the $150,000 Tune Up ($28,230)

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

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 171,515$161,500

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

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1MuckFestFinland$28,230
2ALLCasH90Belarus$20,511
3GramNaKartkeUnknown$15,343
4Ramon "BlacKK_DucKK" KropmannsBrazil$11,467
5retireeLithuania$8,075
6sheikkkeriFinland$6,460
7vasi_vsmRomania$4,845
8wigglez333Canada$3,230
9Denis "_DENGER_" KuznetsovRussia$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

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$16.50May 174,107$61,605

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

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
14YTbERussia$7,449*
2panchezzz13Russia$6,535*
3Vinnimal-$6,778*
4volkman10Belarus$3,635
5darulerofallIndia$2,550
6luckycat777Russia$1,848
7KatieM4xUnited Kingdom$1,232
8RaGnar8706Romania$739
9DesMania-$554

*three-way deal


888poker XL Inferno #12 - $15,000 Micro Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$5.50May 173,600$18,000

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

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Bluffman1995-$2,467*
2Savchenko1Russia$2,177*
3Vhs77Saudi Arabia$1,422
4Kachak28Brazil$1,062
5Dylanm9595Ireland$745
6tru7worldRussia$540
7Rahdias18Brazil$360
8kricavvzRussia$216
9UdjinElbrusUkraine$162

*heads-up deal


888poker XL Inferno #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 17545$27,250

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

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1futomaki123-$5,229
2arko415Russia$3,883
3kaineTaylorUnited Kingdom$2,861
4MrNorberto-$2,180
5shagor1974Canada$1,526
6Mr_CoyoteSweden$1,158
7Laur.pkrRomania$886
8goeonFinland$613
9babygotflopCosta Rica$452

Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule

DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee
18th May1418:00R&A Event$33$20,000
 1518:00Mini R&A$5.50$10,000
 1619:00Late R&A$16.50$15,000
19th May1718:00High Roller$320$100,000
 1818:00Mini High Roller$55$30,000
 1920:00Late High Roller$109$20,000
20th May2018:00PKO$109$50,000
 2118:00Mini PKO$16.50$20,000
 2220:00Late PKO$33$10,000
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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