"zaSPARTAK" Adds 888poker Freezeout Main Event Title to Superstorm Victory

888poker Freezeout Series

Russia's "zaSPARTAK" outlasted a field of 2,340 players to win the $200,000 guaranteed Freezeout Series $109 Main Event at 888poker for $46,800.

The Russian has had quite a run at 888poker this year and this victory isn't even their biggest prize.

Three months ago, "zaSPARTAK" shipped the $100 Superstorm for a whopping $112,234. This flighted event was the lowest buy-in event to feature a $1 million guarantee at 888poker and the prize pool eventually grew to $1,068,856 generated by a huge field of 11,618 entrants.

Before that, "zaSPARTAK" had a deep run in the XL Blizzard Event #13: $20,000 Late Tune-Up before bowing out in fifth place out of 521 entrants.

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888poker FO Series #24 - $200,000 Main Event Final Table Results

2Paulo "GERSON1986" SantiagoBrazil$23,517
3Ramlalb14Trinidad and Tobago$16,380
9Norson "Porra15" SahoBrazil$3,510

Main Event Recap

The Main Event attracted 2,340 entrants throughout a handful of opening flights to generate a $234,000 prize pool. A total of 373 players qualified into Sunday's Day 2 with the top 250 players guaranteed at least a min-cash of $164.

The second and final day took exactly six hours to complete from start to finish and featured a great structure with 15-minute blind levels.

The final table began after United Kingdom's "salue7" hit the rail in 10th place for $2,340. The final five players were each guaranteed a five-figure haul after the eliminations of Latvia's "RaiseOnceAli" (sixth - $9,360), "nelispoker86" (seventh - $7,020), Ukraine's "dkfdyulr" (eighth - $4,680), and Brazil's Norson "Porra15" Saho (ninth - $3,510).

The next trio of players to hit the showers were Trinidad and Tobago's "Ramlab14" (third - $16,380), "pszemula" (fourth - $14,040), and Brazil's "Klebersonw" (fifth - $11,700) leaving "zaSPARTAK" and Brazil's Paulo "GERSON1986" Santiago to play heads-up for the title.

Santiago had some experience on his side as he has recorded nearly $600,000 in online tournament cashes tracked by PocketFives but was unable to beat his opponent. Instead, Santiago took silver in the event for a healthy prize of $23,517 for his largest single haul in an online tournament.

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