IxiltxZtKQn Leads the $500K Gtd 888poker XL Spring Series Main Event

888poker XL Spring Series

The 888poker XL Spring Series Main Event has reached its final table, and only nine players remain in contention to claim the lion's share of the $500,000 prize pool. Leading the finalists back into battle is "IxiltxZtKQn" with 4,331,409 chips; "IxiltxZtKQn" is one of four Brazilians at the final table.

Day 2 saw 376 players return to the action, each hoping to capture the largest mystery bounty on offer, one weighing in at $50,000. Two players opened mystery bounty envelopes containing $15,000. "HaxiLife" crashed out in 238th and missed out on an in-the-money finish but won a $15,000 bounty. "MARIMBONDO1" also clinched a $15,000 bounty before falling in 12th place.

Twenty-second place finisher "Lokiape" of the United Kingdom collected $1,175 from the main prize pool but reeled in $51,079 from the bounty prize pool! Although they were obviously disappointed not to win this event, taking home more than $52,000 for their $250 investment will go some way to numbing the pain.

$500,000 Gtd XL Spring Series Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryBountiesChip CountBig Blinds
7ckb4714United Kingdom$2,2891,296,04319

None of the nine players at the final table will take home less than $3,450 from the main prize pool, and as much as $36,525 for their efforts. As mentioned, Brazil's "IxiltxZtKQn" is the player to catch, their 4,331,409 stack is the equivalent of 62 big blinds.

Malta's "luttekikker" returns in second place with 3,410,413 chips (49 big blinds), with another Brazilian "betsoares" occupying third spot courtesy of their 2,256,110 stack (32 big blinds). "betsoares" is already quids in thanks to helping themselves to more than $8,500 worth of mystery bounty payments!

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The action has the potential to be fast and furious from the moment the first cards are pitched because the chasing pack outside the top three are tightly packed; there is only an 11 big blind difference between ninth and fourth place.

Brazilian dup "Rochinh2011" and "Hiisoka93" sit down with 1,709,180 (24 big blinds) and 1,543,594 (22 big blinds), respectively, while "xxBanioNxx" of Ireland has an arsenal of 1,512,311 chips (22 big blinds).

888poker regular "ckb4714" is armed with 1,296,043 chips (19 big blinds), Romania's "buicanalex" has a stack of 1,220,939 chips (17 big blinds), while Sweden's "r4ndomr4gs" occupies last place with 930,001 chips (13 big blinds).

The final table action gets underway from 7:00 p.m. BST and you can follow all of the action in text format right here at PokerNews. It is also possible to watch cards-up coverage on a 30-minute delay by tuning into the 888poker Twitch stream. Whatever way you get your updates, be sure to return to PokerNews on June 7 for a full recap of the final table.

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  • "Lokiape" won a $50,000 mystery bounty payment before bowing out in 12th.

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