FranciscoAI Leads The 888poker XL Retro Super High Roller
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One of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments on the 888poker XL Retro schedule has reached its final table, and those finalists are only seven eliminations away from becoming a poker champion and receiving a cool $48,750 in prize money.
XL Retro #26 is the $2,100 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed Super High Roller 8-Max event. Some 59 players bought in, and only eight of them remain in contention for the epic feeling of becoming an XL Retro champion. 888poker is streaming the entire final table on its popular Twitch channel from 8:00 p.m. BST.
XL Retro #26 - $150,000 Super High Roller 8-Max Final Table
Brazilian players seem to shine at 888poker, as was evident in the recent ChampionChip Games, where Brazil topped the medals chart. The XL Retro Super High Roller chip leader, "FranciscoAI" hails from Brazil and they now have one hand on the title and that substantial top prize. FranciscoAI goes into the grand finale armed with 196,461 chips, or 49 big blinds.
There is quote some distance between the chip leader and Ireland's "9salute46" in second place. 9salute46 has 107,629 chips (27 big blinds) when the cards are back in the air.
The next handful of players are bunched up, meaning that this tournament is still wide open and anyone could win it. Only 3,000 chips separate "feerofeero" (100,950), "BetBetFck" (100,173), and "matokr" (97,815) in third through fifth. That could lead to a cagey battle because a clash between any of that trio would likely result in one of them busting out.
Further down the counts and with some work ahead of them is Lithuania's "sk8erisz" on 71,944 chips. Bringing up the rear is the United Kingdom's "bettyordiane", whose 40,638 stack is worth 10 big blinds, and "dadude50" who has 14,390 chips, the equivalent of a mere four big blinds.
XL Retro #26 - $150,000 Super High Roller 8-Max Final Table Payouts
Recent XL Retro Champions
Three more 888poker players get to call themselves XL Retro champions after taking down events this weekend.
"raisebot" won the $45,000 guaranteed Volcano for $16,650, with "vigge1111" taking down the Turbo Mega Deep and banking $6,932 of the $34,200 prize pool. "eganomakeup" won the Mini Mega Deep, which was a PKO tournament, and saw their $33 investment swell into $2,926 with bounty payments included.
|#23 – Volcano||$1,050||40||$45,000||raisebot||$16,650|
|#24 – Turbo Mega Deep||$109||342||$34,200||vigge1111||$6,932|
|#25 – Mini Mega Deep||$33||612||$20,000||eganomakeup||$2,926*|
*includes bounty payments
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