PokerStars EPT Barcelona

XL Blizzard #10 - $200,000 Tune Up

Level Info

Level 36
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 31,250

Players Info

Players Left
Entries 1379
Prize Pool $206,850
XL Blizzard #10 - $200,000 Tune Up
Day 1 Completed

"RKOoutofNWHR" Wins The $200,000 Tune Up After Heads-Up Deal

ericajax • Level 36: 125,000-250,000, 31,250 ante

After almost 13 hours of play, XL Blizzard #10 - $200,000 Tune Up, finally crowned a winner. It was "RKOoutofNWHR" from Germany who claimed the first place prize of $35,591 after defeating fellow countryman "Stiffler29" in heads-up play.

The event had 1,027 players register with 352 rebuys for a total of 1,379 total entries. They created a prize pool of $206,850 with 135 places getting paid. It was "Fackedelic" from Austria that finished on the bubble and was unable to break into the money.

After more than 10 hours of play, the tournament dwindled down to nine players which made up the official final table. In one of the first hands, "gtavares" finished in 9th place ($2,482). After that, it took a while before "Gusalagupagu" lost his stack with pocket kings against chip leader "RKOoutofNWHR" to end in eighth place. "BtM4Ever" (seventh, $6,206) and "Avskedad" (sixth, $8,274) followed in quick succession to get down to five players.

With five players left, "VisionLikeN." was all in for his last fifteen big blinds with two red nines. Behind him, "RKOoutofNWHR" found pocket queens and made the easy call. The queens were still good after five cards, which meant that "VisionLikeN." finished in fifth place for $8,274. Niklas "tutten7" Astedt and "Allindgaard" were the shortest stacks with four players left. They got their money in with king-queen against nines and the Swede turned a queen to bust the Danish player in fourth place for $14,893.

Niklas "tutten7" Astedt then lost a few pots in a row and was down to fifteen big blinds. He went all in from the small blind with {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and received a call from "RKOoutofNWHR" in the big blind with {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. The board came {5-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Astedt finished in third place for $19,858.

The two German players made a deal before the heads-up started. After both agreeing to the numbers, they decided to flip for the XL title and $4,000 extra. After several flips, it was "RKOoutofNWHR" who won the XL Blizzard title and the first prize of $35,591. The German defeated fellow countryman "Stiffler29", who took a prize of $28,181 after a heads-up deal.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RKOoutofNWHRGermany$35,591
2Stiffler29Germany$28,181
3Niklas "tutten7" AstedtSweden$19,858
4AllindgaardDenmark$14,893
5VisionLikeN.Germany$10,343
6AvskedadSweden$8,274
7BtM4EverArgentina$6,206
8GusalagupaguRomania$3,137
9gtavares10Brazil$2,482

"Stiffler29" Ends Up In Second Place

ericajax • Level 36: 125,000-250,000, 31,250 ante

After several flips, it was "RKOoutofNWHR" who won the XL Blizzard title and the first prize of $35,591. The German defeated fellow countryman "Stiffler29", who took a prize of $28,181 after a heads-up deal.

Deal!

ericajax • Level 36: 125,000-250,000, 31,250 ante

The two remaining players made a deal and are now flipping for victory and an extra $4,000 in prize money.

Level:
36
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
31,250

Astedt Out In Third Place ($19,858)

ericajax • Level 35: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Niklas "tutten7" Åstedt
Niklas "tutten7" Åstedt

Niklas "tutten7" Astedt lost a few pots in a row and was down to fifteen big blinds. He went all in from the small blind with {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and received a call from "RKOoutofNWHR" in the big blind with {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

The board came {5-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Astedt finished in third place for $19,858.

RKOoutofNWHR DE 12,909,055 4,055,534
tutten7 se Busted

Even Stacks

ericajax • Level 35: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

All three remaining players are around the seven million chips, still good for 35 big blinds at the moment.

Level:
35
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000