Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||325,000 / 650,000|
Day 1 Completed
After over 10 hours of play, Canada's Mindcrushers won the $109 Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event For $28,224. The opening event attracted 1,033 players and 535 rebuys to generate a $156,800 prize pool, or almost double the $80,000 guarantee.
|5||Luis "pegAAmigo" Dono||$7,840|
|9||Chris "888Moorman" Moorman||$1,882|
Among those in the field were two 888poker Ambassadors including Germany's Natalie "888NatalieH" Hof and United Kingdom's Chris "888Moorman" Moorman.
While Hof was eliminated before the money, Moorman managed a deep run all the way to the final table where he exited the tournament in ninth place to collect $1,882 after his ace-jack proved to be no match for the pocket queens held by MindCrushers.
After Moorman was eliminated, Brazil's liincownz (eighth - $3,136), TheMulletman (seventh - $4,704) and Poland's silskyer (sixth - $6,272) were all eliminated in quick succession.
Luis "pegAAmigo" Dono was then eliminated by clmbndream in fifth place for $7,840 when his ace-nine was unable to catch up to his opponent's ace-jack. About half an hour later, Mexico's LrdofDonkTwn was then eliminated in fourth place for $11,289.60 when his ace-five proved to be no match for Mindcrushers' ace-jack.
Without too much delay, play was heads-up after trojanmouse got it all in with ace-nine and was subsequently eliminated in third place for $15,053 against clmbndream who held ace-king.
Mindcrushers entered heads-up play with an almost five to one chip advantage. however, climbndream battled back to eventually take a four to one chip advantage himself.
However, Mindcrushers was able to take the lead, this time for good when he hit a straight after going all in with queen-jack against his opponent's ace-five. Mindcrushers then eliminated climbndreams in second place for $20,117 after his queen-ten was able to edge out his opponent's ace-jack.
Mindcrushers jammed all in preflop with and clmbndream called with .
Clmbndream was ahead until the river after the appeared on the flop and the appeared on the turn. However, the paired up Mindcrushers hand to give him the title of the first event of Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event.
Meanwhile, climbndream collected the runner-up prize of $20,117.44.
Mindcrushers got it all in with and was able to outrace the held by climbndream after the board ran out
Clmbndream got it all in with bottom pair and a flush draw against Mindcrushers. His flush hit giving his a 4:1 chip advantage.
Mindcrushers got some of it back after he shoved all in with ace-six and got a call from pocket threes. Two sixes hit the flop and clmbdream was unable to get a two outer.
Mindcrushers and clmbndream head into their 10th break of the day.
Climbndream limps from the button before Mindcrushers raised it to 590,625 from the big blind. Mindcrushers led out for 765,235 after the flop came and clmbndream called.
Both players checked after the appeared on the turn and the completed the board on the river. Mindcrushers showed before clmbndream mucked his hand.