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Brazil Wins Two Titles in the XL Spring on Monday at 888poker

XL Spring at 888poker

The $1 million guaranteed XL Spring Series had another exciting day at 888poker on Monday, May 31 with three action-packed rebuy events.

Players from Brazil in Joao Pedro "jpsalgadocr0" Rocha and "D.AQUINO92" won two of the events with United Kingdom's "Invented21st" winning the third title of the day.

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XL Spring #5 - $20,000 R&A Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$33May 31342$20,640

The XL Spring #5 - $20,000 R&A Event attracted 342 entries, 218 rebuys, and 128 add-ons to generate a $20,640 prize pool to squeeze past the event's $20,000 guarantee.

After nearly seven hours of play, Brazil's Joao Pedro "jpsalgadocr0" Rocha won the top prize of $3,982 after besting Romania's "Ii1Ii1" in heads-up play. Sweden's "Mulen99" was also on the podium with a third-place performance worth $2,097.

United Kingdom's Charlie "chazcombes" Combes also advanced to the final table and fell just short of a four-figure prize and instead took down the sixth-place prize of $817.

XL Spring #5 - $20,000 R&A Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Joao Pedro "jpsalgadocr0" RochaBrazil$3,982
2Ii1Ii1Romania$2,881
3Mulen99Sweden$2,097
4Placebo36United Arab Emerites$1,519
5ArcuiroBrazil$1,106
6Charlie "chazcombes" CombesUnited Kingdom$817
7Bosvas.66Russia$601
8IonelSimionRomania$446
9Txinkue90Thailand$330
Charlie Combes
Charlie "chazcombes" Combes takes fifth place.

XL Spring #6 - $8,000 Mini R&A

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$5.50May 31647$8,000

Event #6 was one of the cheapest events on the schedule with just a $5.50 buy-in. The small buy-in didn't stop 888poker from placing a $8,000 guarantee which turned out to be the ultimate prize pool with the event attracting 647 entries, 416 rebuys, and 246 add-ons.

Two Brazilian players were heads-up for the title. "D.AQUINO92" was crowned the winner after six hours of play to bank $1,306, while "igorfoliver" had to settle for the runner-up prize of $952.

Another Brazilian in "fredfreitasf" was also deep before they bowed out in fourth place for $514 with Lithuania's "RZ_LT" finishing just ahead of them in third place for $698.

XL Spring #6 - $8,000 Mini R&A Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1D.AQUINO92Brazil$1,306
2igorfoliverBrazil$952
3RZ_LTLithuania$698
4fredfreitasfBrazil$514
5Korpisoturi2Finland$380
6loveyourcshUkraine$282
7MeafishUnited Kingdom$209
8Can.Have.WinEcuador$156
9MJL09Argentina$118

XL Spring #7 - $8,000 Late R&A

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$11May 31300$8,000

The XL Spring #7 - $8,000 Late R&A was the final event of the day featuring an $11 buy-in and an $8,000 guarantee. Like in Event #6, the guarantee turned out to be the prize pool with the event attracting 300 entries, 232 rebuys, and 123 add-ons.

The event was the fastest of the day lasting just 5 1/2 hours and Brazil nearly went three for three in winning XL Spring events on Monday with Brazil's "BrunoZika1" advancing to heads-up play.

United Kingdom's "Invented21st" put an end to Brazil's perfect day by beating "BrunoZika1" (second - $1,172) to claim the winner's prize of $1,622.

Germany's "IMMMBored" (third - $852), Brazil's "Gretinha" (fourth - $617), and United Kingdom's "ravenbyrne" (fifth - $447) were also among the players to run deep to collect healthy prizes in this event.

XL Spring #7 - $8,000 Late R&A Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Invented21stUnited Kingdom$1,622
2BrunoZika1Brazil$1,172
3IMMMBoredGermany$852
4GretinhaBrazil$617
5ravenbyrneUnited Kingdom$447
6farmanonUkraine$326
7pesadilla666United Kingdom$238
8CARPKING16Romania$175
9USA_N_OFFRussia$129

2021 888poker XL Spring Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-inGuarantee
May 306 p.m.XL Spring #1 - $50,000 Opening Event$55$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #2 - $25,000 Mini Opening$16.50$25,000
 6:30 p.m.XL Spring #3 - $10,000 Micro Opening$5.50$10,000
 8 p.m.XL Spring #4 - $15,000 Late Opening$33$15,000
May 316 p.m.XL Spring #5 - $20,000 R&A Event$33$20,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #6 - $8,000 Mini R&A$5.50$8,000
 8 p.m.XL Spring #7 - $8,000 Late R&A$11$8,000
June 16 p.m.XL Spring #8 - $50,000 High Roller$320$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #9 - $25,000 Mini High Roller$55$25,000
 8 p.m.XL Spring #10 - $20,000 Late High Roller$109$20,000
June 26 p.m.XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO$109$30,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO$16.50$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Spring #13 - $10,000 Late PKO$33$10,000
June 36 p.m.XL Spring #14 - $40,000 PKO 8-Max$160$40,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #15 - $15,000 Mini PKO 8-Max$22$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Spring #16 - $15,000 Late PKO 8-Max$55$15,000
June 45 p.m.XL Spring #17 - $30,000 DeepStack$55$30,000
 5 p.m.XL Spring #18 - $15,000 Mini DeepStack$16.50$15,000
 7 p.m.XL Spring #19 - $10,000 Late DeepStack$33$10,000
June 56 p.m.XL Spring #20 - $30,000 6-Max$109$30,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #21 - $15,000 Mini 6-Max$16.50$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Spring #22 - $15,000 Late 6-Max$55$15,000
June 65 p.m.XL Spring #23 - $500,000 Main Event$250$500,000
 5:30 p.m.XL Spring #24 - $50,000 Mini Main Event$33$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Spring #25 - $15,000 Micro Main Event$5.50$15,000

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  • Joao Pedro "jpsalgadocr0" Rocha was the biggest winner on Monday, May 31 in the XL Spring at 888poker.

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