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"GoldHand2077" Wins 888poker XL Spring $30K PKO; Vivian Saliba Finishes Seventh

Vivian "Vivi.888." Saliba

The $1 million guaranteed XL Spring Series had another exciting day at 888poker on Wednesday, June 2 with three action-packed progressive knockout (PKO) events.

888poker Ambassador Vivian "Vivi.888." Saliba advanced to the final table in the XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO before bowing out in seventh place. Brazil's "GoldHand2077" won the event for $6,553 to capture the biggest single prize in the XL Spring Series on Wednesday.

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XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$109June 2376$37,600

The XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO attracted 376 entries for a $37,600 prize pool to smash the $30,000 guarantee.

All eyes were on 888poker Ambassador Vivian "Vivi.888." Saliba after she advanced to the final table. Saliba witnessed Saymon "9saymon" Nascimento (eighth - $559) and "Pikkumyy77" (ninth - $547) hit the rail before she joined them after exiting the event in seventh place for $974.

"SmartestCat", who was on two XL Spring Series final tables the previous day, was back at it again last night before bowing out in sixth place for $767.

"NeverBluff07" (third - $2,827), "Came2click" (fourth - $1,899), and "bellovinci" (fifth - $1,712) were all eliminated shortly after leaving two Brazilians in "GoldHand2077" and "mywifesT7i" heads-up for the title.

Each player had $3,282 in prize money locked up with a big bounty to be played for at the end. "GoldHand2077" won the heads-up battle to win $6,553 while their countrymate "mywifesT7i" settled for $4,716 for finishing in second place.


Related: Vivian Saliba Freeroll Strategy Tips at 888poker


XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeKOTotal
1GoldHand2077Brazil$3,282$3,271$6,553
2mywifesT7iBrazil$3,282$1,434$4,716
3NeverBluff07Malta$2,002$825$2,827
4Came2clickUnited Kingdom$1,449$450$1,899
5bellovinciGermany$1,051$661$1,712
6SmartestCatBelarus$767$0$767
7Vivian "Vivi.888." SalibaUnknown$560$414$974
8Saymon "9saymon" NascimentoBrazil$412$147$559
9Pikkumyy77Finland$303$244$547

XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$16.50June 21,159$17,385

The XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO crushed its $15,000 guarantee with 1,159 entries generating a $17,385 prize pool.

The event was one of the longer ones lasting nearly 10 hours from start to finish before Russia's "ZDimitryS" claimed the title for $2,389 including $1,224 in bounties.

United Kingdom's "wacko90" was the only other player to collect a four-figure haul in this event after he lost the heads-up battle to collect $1,410 including $246 in bounties.

XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeKOTotal
1ZDmitrySRussia$1,165$1,224$2,389
2wacko90United Kingdom$1,164$246$1,410
3ftraguetaBrazil$721$70$791
4Marisak1888Cyprus$535$44$578
5Kq4evaUnited Kingdom$396$161$556
6SidisdisUnknown$296$111$406
7RohoodArgentina$222$62$284
8kfkainBelarus$169$87$256
9DrLogicaArgentina$129$129$257

XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$16.50June 21,159$17,385

The XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO crushed its $15,000 guarantee with 1,159 entries generating a $17,385 prize pool.

The event was one of the longer ones lasting nearly 10 hours from start to finish before Russia's "ZDimitryS" claimed the title for $2,389 including $1,224 in bounties.

United Kingdom's "wacko90" was the only other player to collect a four-figure haul in this event after he lost the heads-up battle to collect $1,410 including $246 in bounties.

XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeKOTotal
1ZDmitrySRussia$1,165$1,224$2,389
2wacko90United Kingdom$1,164$246$1,410
3ftraguetaBrazil$721$70$791
4Marisak1888Cyprus$535$44$578
5Kq4evaUnited Kingdom$396$161$556
6SidisdisUnknown$296$111$406
7RohoodArgentina$222$62$284
8kfkainBelarus$169$87$256
9DrLogicaArgentina$129$129$257

XL Spring #13 - $10,000 Late PKO

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$33June 3418$12,540

The XL Spring #13 - $10,000 Late PKO was the final event of the day. Like the previous two events, this one also beat its $10,000 guarantee with 418 entries generating a $12,540 prize pool.

Ukraine's "Nzol888" was crowned the champion to collect $2,133 including $1,090 in bounties after defeating "Sickovic" (second - $1,296) in heads-up play.

Canada's "Jimbo1234" also finished on the podium in third place for $978 after a pair of players waving the Union Jack flag hit the rail in "Gumbo121" (fourth - $551) and "quinn_g1" (fifth - $485).

XL Spring #13 - $10,000 Late PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeKOTotal
1Nzol888Ukraine$1,043$1,090$2,133
2SickovicUnknown$1,043$253$1,296
3Jimbo1234Canada$637$341$978
4Gumbo121United Kingdom$461$90$551
5quinn_g1United Kingdom$336$149$485
6ktt4everBrazil$248$90$338
7PlzHold1TimeGermany$182$195$377
8MCKGAOBrazil$135$160$295
9Invented21stUnited Kingdom$100$131$231

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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  • It was close but no cigar for 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba as she finished seventh in the $30,000 PKO.

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