XL Inferno Recaps
Day 11 Completed
XL Inferno Recaps
Day 11 Completed
On the final day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, there were four tournaments on the schedule to wrap up the 34-event series.
Most of the attention went to the $1,000,000 Main Event, which had a buy-in of $1,050. This was the highlight on Day 11, but there were big winners in other events too. Let's see who took down the Main Event and the other events on this final day of the series.
The first event of the day started 90 minutes before the Main Event and the XL Inferno #31 - $120,000 Mega Deep attracted a field of 744 players. They were all chasing the first place prize of $28,123 while every finalist would receive a minimum of $2,277. The final four players making it a five-figure score.
In the end, "eltxpacabra" finished in fourth place, receiving the prize of $11,458. Before the final heads-up, "shcirrr" got eliminated in third place for $15,178. The deciding battle for the victory was won by Canada's "Zebest7r", who defeated the Dutch regular "InJeBakkes." The runner-up received $20,609 while the winner got $28,123 in his or her account.
The tournament started at 7 p.m. GMT, but with five hours of late registration, players had the option to start a bit later. At the end of registration, there were 855 players and 304 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $1,159,000. For the winner, it would be a massive payday of $209,779.
Sergio "zcedrick" Aido, Robin "Inho" Ytalo, Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren, Fabricio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez, Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, and Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov busted pretty quickly and well before the money.
Chris "888Moorman" Moorman, Anton "anteen" Bertilsson, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, and Parker "888tonkaaaa" Talbot also played but didn't manage to reach the stage of the tournament where money was awarded.
The bubble burst when "Raiseitup123" lost all his chips and ended in 109th place.
After that, familiar faces like Roman “romeopro33” Romanovsky (34th, $4,868), Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert (22nd, $5,563), and Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos (18th, $7,881) were all busted before the final table was reached. Austria's "hummar" was the last player not making it to the final table after busting in tenth place for $12,517.
On the final table, it took a while before "Kharmuta" shoved all in with and received a call from "wellyxx" with pocket jacks. The pocket pair held up and "Kharmuta" was eliminated in ninth place for $14,835.
With eight players left, "ekziter1" was in a great spot to double with ace-king against the ace-queen of "m0zga4", but the board came . Belarus' "ekziter1" was eliminated in eighth place for $25,614.
It was Brazil's "mr.salgado" who was knocked out next. The Brazilian finished in seventh place for $36,509. From that moment on, "JohnFoot" took control of the final table. The British player eliminated "que_te_crio" in sixth place for $48,099 before winning a huge pot against "m0zga4". The Russian 4-bet shipped all in with ace-king against the aces of "JohnFoot" and lost a pot worth of 50% of all chips in play. "m0zga4" finished in fifth place for $59,689 and soon after, "JohnFoot" also eliminated "Ingenious89" in fourth place for $84,607.
With three players left, "JohnFoot" was in total control with almost all the chips in play. But it was Finland's "wellyxx" who busted "Kamcumir" in third place ($113,003) with queen-eight against ace-three.
The heads-up lasted thirty minutes, before "JohnFoot" cracked the aces of "wellyxx" with four-six. Both players made a straight, but the Brit had the six-high straight to claim the victory. "JohnFoot" was crowned as the winner for $209,779 while Finland's runner-up had to settle for $150,670.
In the first 220 minutes of play, a total of 934 players and 404 rebuys made a total of 1,338 entries. They created a total prize pool of $200,700 with the first prize of $36,126. It took a while to get towards the money, but in the end, it was Argentina's "salamerancio" who was the last player finishing empty-handed, bubbling the XL Inferno #33 - $200,000 Mini Main.
After making the money, it took a long time before the tournament was down to the last nine. Hours before that, Chris "888Moorman" Moorman had finished in 103rd place for a cash of $421. After eight hours of play, the remaining nine players made the final table and went on to play for the $36,126 first prize.
For "LvckyLvke" (ninth - $2,509), "OneH1tWonder" (eighth - $4,114) and "carpediem14" (seventh - $6,101) it wasn't a big success on the final table as they left quite early on. It was all "pAAdentr0" in this stage because the Maltese player eliminated the players one by one.
After that, the tournament saw "alexos888" leave in sixth place ($8,108). Not much later, "Charlymogo" lost with trips jacks against a full house of chip leader "pAAdentr0" to get eliminated in fifth place for $10,115. For "yoteniaAsku" the tournament ended in fourth place for $14,551 after losing all the chips with pocket sixes against the pocket tens of the chip leader.
With three players left, Denmark's "morewater" moved in with king-ten but once again saw the Maltese chip leader scoop the pot with pocket sevens. "morewater" finished in third place for $19,468 while "pAAdentr0" and "Openpunks" made a deal for most of the remaining prize money.
After the deal, they both flopped top pair and got all the money in. "pAAdentr0" had the better kicker and saw the hand stay on top. The Maltese player won the tournament for $33,833 while countryman "Openpunks" received $28,384 for finishing in second place.
The smallest of the events to start on the last day of the 888poker XL Series, had a buyin of just $30. The $50,000 888poker guaranteed was easily surpassed as a massive turnout of 2,375 gathered to create a prize pool of $65,313.
Well known Russian player "SergeyRusko" took down the event for a $11,032 score. That makes his lifetime tally to get incredibly close to half a million in earnings.
That concludes PokerNews' coverage of the 2018 888poker XL Inferno series. But it won't be long before you'll see the 888poker logo on PokerNews' frontpage again as we bring you coverage of the 888poker LIVE Festival Barcelona at the start of June. Before that, even, we have World Series of Poker coverage for you, sponsored by 888poker.
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