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Get Ready for the $500,000 GTD Main Event at the 888poker XL Inferno Series

Get Ready for the $500,000 GTD Main Event at the 888poker XL Inferno Series

On the tenth day of the XL Inferno Series on 888poker, players could compete in three new tournaments, with the XL Inferno #29 - $30,000 6-Max as the highlight of the day. The $16.50 buy-in Mini edition and a $55 buy-in Late edition started as well.

The Main Event with a guarantee of $500,000 starts tonight, at 6 p.m. GMT. Playing in this event will cost you $250, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get in cheaper. The $50,000 guaranteed Mini Main starts at 6:30 p.m. as well and will cost you $33 to enter. The $5.50 Micro Main starts thirty minutes later and has a guarantee of $15,000.

You can follow the Main Event live on PokerNews with live updates, and you can read all about it in tomorrow's recap. But first, let's take a look at the results of Saturday's events.

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888poker XL Inferno #29: $30,000 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 23495$49,500

At 7:00 p.m. GMT, the XL Inferno #29: $30,000 6-Max event started and after the late registration period, there were 495 players who entered and they created a prize pool of $49,500.

After "pszemula" busted in 7th place, the remaining six players went to the final table. After that, "304tcm304" (sixth, $1,980), "AI8888888" (fifth, $2,970), "needabridge" (fourth, $3,960) and "barrrrrr" (third, $6,469) busted to get to the final heads-up between "Gat0rbl00d" and "skorp1161".

The final two players agreed to a deal and it was "skorp1161" who won this event for $9,563. The Canadian runner-up "Gat0rbl00d" had to settle for second place and a prize of $7,630.

888poker XL Inferno Event #29: $30,000 6-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1skorp1161Kazakstan$9,563*
2Gat0rbl00dCanada$7,630*
3barrrrrrRomania$6,469
4needabridgeUnited Kingdom$3,960
5AI8888888Japan$2,970
6304tcm304-$1,980

*heads-up deal


888poker XL Inferno #30: $20,000 Mini 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$16.50May 231,859$27,885

Just like most events, there was a Mini edition of the 6-Max on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of just $16.50, and there were 1,859 players competing for a prize pool of $27,885.

The final table was top-heavy with all six finalists in this tournament securing themselves of $837 while the top prize was $4,563.

That prize went to Russia's "aka.plan4ik" after defeating "antoniocy83" from Cyprus in the deciding heads-up. The runner-up received $3,486.

888poker XL Inferno Event #30: $20,000 Mini 6-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1aka.plan4ikRussia$4,563
2antoniocy83Cyprus$3,486
3RumitonRussia$2,649
4marvwood2003United Kingdom$1,813
5lotoxinasMalta$1,255
6Fast_KillerRussia$837

888poker XL Inferno #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 23440$22,000

A late winner was crowned in the XL Inferno #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max. This event attracted 440 players to create a prize pool of $22,000. Each finalist guaranteed themselves of $766 while the winner could win up to $4,620.

After "okokok1893" departed in seventh place ($550), the players were moved to the official final table. "Keitho888" (sixth, $880), "TFC777" (fifth, $1,320) and "AUTISPOSTI" (fourth, $1,760) were eliminated in quick succession, before "sangsom" ended in third place for $2,530 and missed a shot at an XL Inferno title.

That title went to Canada, after "LeetRunGood" defeated "Truemaster89" in the deciding heads-up. The Canadian received $4,620 while runner-up had to settle for $3,366.

888poker XL Inferno Event #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1LeetRunGoodCanada$4,620
2Truemaster89Belarus$3,366
3sangsomThailand$2,530
4AUTISPOSTIMalta$1,760
5TFC777Romania$1,320
6Keitho888Ireland$880

Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule

DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee
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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