Live Events 3
XL Blizzard #16 - $250,000 High Roller
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $2,000
Prize Pool $250,000
Players 118

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 12,500 / 25,000
Ante 3,125

Highlights

Highlights

XL Blizzard #16 - $250,000 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

"SteveyBG" Wins $250,000 High Roller, No Second Title For "OlNKOinkOink"

ericajax • Level 26: 12,500-25,000, 3,125 ante
888poker XL Blizzard
888poker XL Blizzard

After almost nine hours of play, Mexico's "SteveyBG" won the XL Blizzard #16 - $250,000 High Roller for $63,697. The event attracted 118 players for a little overlay and a total prize pool of $250,000.

Some of the best tournament players in the poker world registered to the event, and well-known pros like Ole "olekonjole" Schemion, Martin "MJacobson888" Jacobson, Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson had a go at the most expensive tournament of the XL Blizzard series, but all without the necessary luck to make a deep run.

Just twelve places were paid in this tournament and it was Netherlands' "InJeBakkes" who felt in 13th place after losing a coin flip with pocket threes against ace-king. After that, "pekojizonno", "Whyfloatme" and "DosPoochies" missed out on the final table. The eventual final table was, however, by no means lacking household names.

Parker "888tonkaaaa" Talbot was one of them, but he was eliminated in ninth place ($7,500). Fabricio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez was down to eight big blinds and he shoved with {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. Ben "jenbizzIe" Jones made the call with pocket sevens and held, eliminating Gonzalez in eighth place for $8,750. After that, Jones was eliminated in seventh place ($10,625) after shoving pocket tens in pocket queens.

Thirty minutes later, "summuNNN" defended his big blind against a raise from "OINKOinkOink" and flopped top pair with {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} on {7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Unfortunately for him, the German had pocket aces and made an easy call when the Brit moved in. No help for "summuNNN", who ended in sixth place for $13,125.

Ukraine's "yarik1903" won an event on Monday, but couldn't close the deal in the $2,100 High Roller. The Ukrainian ended up all in with {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} against the {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} of "aIderfaIder" and lost the hand, ending this event in fifth place for $17,500. "aIderfaIder" was second in chips with four remaining, but still managed to bust in fourth place for $23,750. The British player called all in with {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} but was facing pocket tens from "SteveyBG". The board came {10-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, eliminating the Brit.

With three left, Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski moved all in from the small blind with {J-Spades}{3-Spades} and received a call from "OINKOinkOink" in the big blind with {A-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. The German regular won the hand to bust Sikorski in third place for $35,000. The two final players made a deal before their heads-up and after that, it was Mexico's "SteveyBG" who got the title and first prize of $63,697.

With that, the Mexican player stopped "OlNKOinkOink" from his second title of the day. But still, the German had an amazing runner up finish for $51,303.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1SteveyBGMexico$63,697
2OlNKOinkOinkGermany$51,303
3Sebastian "p000cket000" SikorskiCanada$35,000
4aIderfaIderUnited Kingdom$23,750
5yarik1903Ukraine$17,500
6summuNNNUnited Kingdom$13,125
7Ben "jenbizzIe" JonesUnited Kingdom$10,625
8Fabricio "DrMiKee" GonzalezUruguay$8,750
9Parker "888tonkaaaa" TalbotCanada$7,500
Level:
26
Blinds:
12,500/25,000
Ante:
3,125

Deal

ericajax • Level 25: 10,000-20,000, 1,250 ante

The two final players made a deal before their heads-up. The numbers will be published after they finished the tournament.

Break

ericajax • Level 25: 10,000-20,000, 1,250 ante

Yet another five-minute break.

Sikorski Out In Third Place ($35,000)

ericajax • Level 25: 10,000-20,000, 1,250 ante

Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski moved all in from the small blind with {J-Spades}{3-Spades} and received a call from "OINKOinkOink" in the big blind with {A-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. The German regular won the hand to bust Sikorski in third place for $35,000.

OINKOinkOink DE
OINKOinkOink
DE 538,452 159,944
p000cket000 ca
p000cket000
ca Busted

"aIderfaIder" Busts In Huge Pot

ericajax • Level 25: 10,000-20,000, 1,250 ante

"aIderfaIder" was second in chips, but still managed to bust in fourth place for $23,750. The British player called all in with {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} but was facing pocket tens from "SteveyBG". The board came {10-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, eliminating the Brit.

SteveyBG mx
SteveyBG
mx 1,291,710 618,688
aIderfaIder GB
aIderfaIder
GB Busted
Level:
25
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
1,250

No Second Title In Two Days For "yarik1903"

ericajax • Level 24: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Ukraine's "yarik1903" won an event on Monday, but couldn't close the deal in the $2,100 High Roller. The Ukrainian ended up all in with {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} against the {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} of "aIderfaIder" and lost the hand, ending this event in fifth place for $17,500.

aIderfaIder GB
aIderfaIder
GB 519,088 250,645
yarik1903 ua
yarik1903
ua Busted

"summuNNN" Eliminated In Sixth Place ($13,125)

ericajax • Level 24: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

"summuNNN" defended his big blind against a raise from "OINKOinkOink" and flopped top pair with {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} on {7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Unfortunately for him, the German had pocket aces and made an easy call when the Brit moved in. No help for "summuNNN", who ended in sixth place for $13,125.

OINKOinkOink DE
OINKOinkOink
DE 378,508 165,254
summuNNN gb
summuNNN
gb Busted