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888poker XL Inferno: "sinke34" Ships the $50,000 PKO 8-Max

888poker XL Inferno: "sinke34" Ships the $50,000 PKO 8-Max

On the eighth day of the XL Inferno Series, another three events were on the schedule.

The highlight of Day 8 was the $160 buy-in tournament, the XL Inferno #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max. In this tournament, the winner snagged a five-figure score next to the honors of winning an XL Inferno title.

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888poker XL Inferno #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160May 22442$66,300

The XL Inferno #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max attracted a total of 442 players to create a prize pool of $66,300. This money was divided among the final 48 players. The first prize was $6,382 and thousands of dollars in KO's.

After "FedeJanices" busted in ninth place, the final eight players moved to one table and secured $746. This amount went to " IHaveAsthma" from Mexico who finished in eighth place, plus $464 in KO's. After that, "Mrbeans12" and "VitorBrasil" busted in seventh ($912+$416) and sixth ($1,243+$1,137).

Romania's "BigWizzzard" then finished in fifth place for $1,740 plus $263, and shortly after, "CrushingAces" busted in fourth place for $2,569 plus $1,881. Romanian regular "Ph4N888" missed out on the final heads-up after busting in third place for $3,564 plus $2,166.

The deciding heads-up was between "mathi8ce" and "sinke34". "sinke34" took first for $6,382 plus $6,823 in KO's and became the biggest winner on Day 8 of the series. Runner-up "mathi8ce" received $4,724 for second place and a total KO of $587.

888poker XL Inferno Event #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty
1sinke34Slovakia$6,382$6,823
2mathi8ce-$4,724$587
3Ph4N888Romania$3,564$2,166
4CrushingAces-$2,569$1,881
5BigWizzzardRomania$1,740$263
6VitorBrasilBrazil$1,243$1,137
7Mrbeans12United Kingdom$912$413
8IHaveAsthmaMexico$746$464

888poker XL Inferno #24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22May 221,509$30,180

For the players who didn't have the bankroll to play the $160 event, or wanted to multi-table, there was also a Mini edition with a buy-in of just $22. In total, 1,509 players competed in this event which made for a $30,180 prize pool with the first prize just over $2,751.

On the final table, every player was receiving at least $199. That amount went to "danhenderso1," who finished in eight place and also received $258 in KO's. "ColdBlood15"(seventh, $302+$170), "araikvip" (sixth, $506+$195), "JumaKid" (fifth, $755+$144) and "AAmaniac1" (fourth, $1,131+$400) were also eliminated in quick succession.

With three players left, "Jpvasc" was eliminated from the final table, receiving a prize of $1,509 plus $472 in KO's. The final two players, "Vidrutz" and "DiCarpi0" played for thousands of dollars because of the big bounty for the winner. In the end, "DiCarpi0" from Romania won the event for $2,751 plus $1,879 while the other Romanian finished in second place for $1,962 plus $644.

888poker XL Inferno Event #24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty
1DiCarpi0Romania$2,751$1,879
2VidrutzRomania$1,962$644
3JpvascBrazil$1,509$472
4AAmaniac1-$1,132$400
5JumaKidUnited Kingdom$755$144
6araikvipMoldavia$506$195
7ColdBlood15Romania$302$170
8danhenderso1Russia$199$258

888poker XL Inferno #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 22543$27,150

The third and final winner on Day 8 was crowned in the XL Inferno #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max, where 543 players competed to create a prize pool of $27,150.

After just seven hours and one minute, it was United Kingdom's "Kroat." who took the title and the first prize of $2,579 plus $2,524. The British player defeated Romania's "AlexByg" in the deciding heads-up, who had to settle for $1,901 plus $383.

888poker XL Inferno Event #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty
1Kroat.United Kingdom$2,579$2,524
2AlexBygRomania$1,901$383
3damnmilanitoIreland$1,425$211
4needabridgeUnited Kingdom$1,018$652
5RiLucasLithuania$679$77
6Laur.pkrRomania$475$166
7ilcinnnnnRomania$339$175
879maravillaArgentina$272$503

Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule

DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee
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

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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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