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.