"junijuniorz" Wins the XL Inferno #32 - $500,000 Main Event ($85,178)
On the final day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, there were three tournaments on the schedule to wrap up the 34-event series.
Most of the attention went to the $500,000 Main Event, which had a buy-in of $250. This was the highlight on Day 11, but there were big winners in other events too. Let's see who took down the Main Event and the other events on this final day of the series.
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After a grueling 12 hours and 36 minutes of play, Sweden's "junijuniorz" outlasted a field of 1,623 entrants, plus a further 523 rebuys to win the $235+$15 XL Inferno Event #32 $500,000 Main Event at 888poker for $85,178.
Also placing on the podium was Lithuania's "KofeBryant" (second for $60,618) and "9salute46" (third for $46,396). The total prize pool easily met the $500,000 guarantee, coming in at $504,310 with the top 207 places paying out, with a min-cash good for $554.
Notables to come up short of the cash included XL Inferno High Roller runner-up0 "Rocket_Aces, and 888poker Ambassador Martin "MJacobson888" Jacobson.
Another 888poker Ambassador, Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche faired better, making the money, where he finished in 121st place for an $806 payday.
Other notables to enjoy a deep run but come up short of the final table included XL Inferno High Roller champion "HSV_Gandi" (92nd for ($958) and Roman "EyeofSkadi" Matveychuk, who departed in 29th place for a $1,664 payday, closely followed by one-time frontrunner "Browne118" who busted in 28th place for the same amount.
2020 XL Inferno $250 Main Event Final Table Results
888poker XL Inferno #33: $50,000 Mini Main Event
The 888poker XL Inferno #33: $50,000 Mini Main Event kicked off at 19:30 GMT. After late registration closed, there were 2,521 registered players which resulted in a prize pool of $75,630 with $11,950 reserved for the winner. Over ten hours were played before a champion was crowned.
Nine players made the final table, securing themselves of $885. "puti22" (ninth, $885) "eddyflex" (eighth, $1,429), "efe58" (seventh, $2,133), "thatsjenga" (sixth, $2,859), "NRusu" (fifth, $3,585) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "DDDDDD66 " (fourth, $4,878) was eliminated before the final three players made a deal. Belarus' "SergeySil83" finished in third place for $7,552 but missed out on the final heads-up.
"meg1066" battled against "LHadar" and in the end, the latter mentioned won against his or her opponent to be crowned the winner. Because of the deal, the Romanian winner received $10,676 while the runner-up got $9,189 in his or her account.
888poker XL Inferno Event #33: $50,000 Mini Main Event Final Table Results
888poker XL Inferno #34: $15,000 Micro Main Event
The smallest of the events to start on the last day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series had a buy-in of just $5.50. The $15,000 888poker guaranteed was easily surpassed as a massive turnout of 5,227 players gathered to create a prize pool of $26,136.
The Ukrainian player "Testosteron." took down the event for $3,662 after defeating United Kingdom's "brook1101" in the deciding heads-up. The runner-up had to settle for $2,744.
888poker XL Inferno Event #34: $15,000 Micro Main Event Final Table Results