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Big Weekend of Action in the 888poker XL Spring Series

888poker XL Spring Series

888poker is the place to be this weekend if you like affordable, well-structured online poker tournaments with juicy guaranteed prize pools. Seven events from the $1.5 million guaranteed XL Spring series take place over the weekend, and seven players are going to win big.

The weekend's festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. on May 27 with the $55 buy-in $25,000 guaranteed DeepStack. This is followed up by the $16.50 buy-in $12,000 guaranteed Mini DeepStack, then the $33 buy-in $10,000 guaranteed Late DeepStack.

XL Spring Series takes a short break on May 28, so maybe you can put some study in while watching the UEFA Champions League final because May 29 has some cracking events.

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The highlight of the weekend is, without doubt, the $120,000 Tune-Up, a $109 buy-in event that shuffles up and deals at 7:00 p.m. It is a two-day tournament that pauses when the nine-handed final table is reached. Navigate your way to that final table and you'll return at 7:00 p.m. on May 30 to fight it out for the title.

888poker XL Spring Series Tournaments This Weekend

DateTime (BST)EventBuy-in
Fri 27 May7:00 p.m.#14 - $25,000 DeepStack$55
 8:00 p.m.#15 - $12,000 Mini DeepStack$16.50
 9:00 p.m.#16 - $10,000 Late DeepStack$33
Sun 29 May5:00 p.m.$15,000 PKO Triple Threat$11
 5:30 p.m.$20,000 PKO Triple Threat$22
 6:00 p.m.$40,000 PKO Triple Threat$55
 7:00 p.m.#17 - $120,000 Tune-Up$109

XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

"R3li_able" of Lithuania was the biggest XL Spring Series winner on May 26 after they were the last player standing in the $30,000 PKO 8-Max event. A field of 326 players paid $160 to enter, which created a $48,900 prize pool, far more than the advertised guaranteed amount.

All but one of the finalists collected four-figure sums when bounties were included. However, the night belonged to R3li_able who busted "Gat0rbl00d" of Canada in second place for an $8,401 haul, resigning the runner-up to a $5,156 consolation prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal prize
1R3li_ableLithuania$4,156$4,245$8,401
2Gat0rbl00dCanada$4,156$1,000$5,156
3zacaa_tbBrazil$2,689$446$3,135
4ChipsFoolUnited Kingdom$1,956$1,463$3,419
5binkachuNew Zealand$1,344$720$2,064
6dmg34Finland$978$806$1,784
7Kostya_jockUkraine$733$1,052$1,785
8brudli030 $611$65$676

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XL Spring #12 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

The $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max event drew in 574 players who ensured the guarantee was beaten by $8,700.

The top four finishers got their hands on plenty of bounties, meaning they each won at least twice the amount of the fifth-place finisher. "FidisManibu8" finished fourth for $2,167 with "Tighterinho" banking $1,678 after their demise in third.

Heads-up pitted Romania's "Machidon7" and "Mucxito" of Azerbaijan. Victory went to the latter who reeled in a $4,167 score, leaving the former to bank a $3,641 payout.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal prize
1MucxitoAzerbaijan$2,367$1,799$4,167
2Machidon7Romania$2,367$1,273$3,641
3TighterinhoAustria$1,472$206$1,678
4FidisManibu8United Kingdom$1,076$1,091$2,167
5FaValueBetLithuania$717$86$804
6AintMy1stBBQAustria$502$211$713
7SvinthDenmark$358$407$765
8SNICKERS05Lithuania$287$134$421

XL Spring #13 - $15,000 Late PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

Ukraine's "11011983" became an XL Spring Series champion after finishing first from a field of 762 in the $22 buy-in $15,000 Late PKO 8-Max event. The Ukrainian helped themselves to a $2,410 first-place prize after sending Romania's "ScandallRO" to the showers in second place, which came with a $1,567 pay day.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal prize
111011983Ukraine$1,236$1,173$2,410
2ScandallRORomania$1,235$331$1,567
3Ednaldo5Brazil$769$375$1,144
4CapuavaBrazil$571$168$739
5MCKGAOBrazil$381$137$518
6rodrmineiroBrazil$266$102$369
7OchoChoochoCanada$167$100$268
8JryderUR55Brazil$116$216$332
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