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Get Ready for the $1,000,000 GTD Main Event!


On the tenth day of the XL Inferno Series on 888poker, players could compete in three new tournaments, with the XL Inferno #28 - $50,000 6-Max as the highlight of the day. The $30 buy-in Mini edition and a $55 buy-in Late edition started as well.

The Main Event with a guarantee of $1,000,000 starts tonight, at 8 p.m. GMT. Playing in this event will cost you $1,050, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get in cheaper. The $150,000 guaranteed Mini Main starts at 8 o'clock as well and will cost you $160 to enter. The $30 Micro Main starts thirty minutes later and has a guarantee of $50,000.

You can follow the Main Event live on PokerNews with live updates, and you can read all about it in tomorrow's recap. But first, let's take a look at the results of Saturday's events.

XL Inferno #28 - $50,000 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160May 19426$63,900

At 20:00 GMT, the XL Inferno #28 started with 258 players. During the first hours, players rebought 168 times, creating a total prize pool of $63,900. For the winner, there was the first prize waiting of $14,697 and a ticket for the Champion of Champions event next week.

After several hours of play, it was Brazilian player "joaogg" who finished the tournament in 31st place. That meant the Brazilian was the bubble and with that, the other players were guaranteed at least $511. On the final table, each player was guaranteed $2,620, the amount that was received by sixth-place finisher "LeoFerran".

Not much later, three Germans left the tournament in quick succession: "allesrigged" (fifth, $3,834), "POKERPRO2.0" (fourth, $5,112) and "Charlymogo" (third, $7,668) all couldn't seal the deal.

The final heads-up was between Sweden's "Mrpiink" and Morocco's "TankeVicius". It was the Swede who took down the title and the first prize of $14,697. The runner-up received $10,224.


XL Inferno #29 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30May 19707$20,000

For those players who weren't able to buy in for the 'big' event, there was a $30 Mini 6-Max on the schedule. In total, 707 players paid their buy-in for this event. That meant the guaranteed prize pool of $20,000 wasn't reached so there was a small overlay for 888poker.

After Malta's "joaof6" was eliminated on the bubble, the tournament went on to the final table in just a few hours. Canada's "omgjefmonier" missed the final table and finished in seventh place for $420.

"Csabicsekk" (sixth, $680), "Luegenlord2" (fifth, $1,060), "excepsion7" (fourth, $1,480) and "tyalot30" (third, $2,150) all missed out on the deciding heads-up.

"PhoenixRuffy" and "resilience32" made the final two and after an exciting heads-up, it was the latter mentioned who took down this event for $3,870. The Austrian runner-up received $2,870.


XL Inferno #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 19314$16,200

A late winner was crowned in the XL Inferno #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max. This event attracted 314 players to create a prize pool of $16,200. Each finalist guaranteed themselves of $664 while the winner could win up to $3,726.

After "LeoFerran" departed in seventh place ($462), the players were moved to the official final table. "HappySh00ter" (sixth, $664), "adebisi5" (fifth, $972) and "josef_shvejk" (fourth, $1,296) were eliminated in quick sucession, before "Jesusisback" ended in third place for $1,944 and missed a shot at an XL Inferno title.

That title went to Romania, after "ilovefish888" defeated "acezzkingzzz" in the deciding heads-up. The Romanian received $3,726 while the Brit had to settle for $2,592.

2acezzkingzzzUnited Kingdom$2,592

XL Inferno Promotions

While your focus is likely to be on the various XL Inferno tournaments, you should not forget about the ongoing XL Inferno promotions that could yield some serious value.

Reach the final table in three or more events and 888poker will reward you with a $600 tournament ticket. Should you finish in the money in at least eight XL Inferno events, a $215 tournament ticket is added to your account.

The most lucrative promotion, however, rewards you for winning multiple events. Anyone who wins five XL Inferno tournaments will win a cool $1 million. The other prizes are shown below:

  • Win two tournaments - receive $1,000
  • Win three tournaments - receive $10,000
  • Win four tournaments - receive $100,000
  • Win five tournaments - receive $1,000,000

Everyone who triumphs in an XL Inferno event receives an entry to the XL Inferno Champion of Champions Event. This exclusive tournament pays all 34 entrants — a figure that could be smaller if someone wins more than one event — with the eventual winner walking away with a $12,600 WSOP Vegas Main Event package.

1$12,600 WSOP Vegas Main Event package
2$2,700 Crazy 8s WSOP Side Event package + $1,050 tournament ticket
3$2,700 Crazy 8s WSOP package
4-5$1,050 tournament ticket
6-9$215 tournament ticket
10-34$55 tournament ticket

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XL Inferno Event Schedule

DateTime (BST)TournamentBuy-in
Sun 20 May5:30 p.m.XL Inferno #31 - $120,000 Mega Deep$215
 7:00 p.m.XL Inferno #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event$1,050
 7:01 p.m.XL Inferno #33 - $150,000 Mini Main$160
 7:30 p.m.XL Inferno #34 - $50,000 Micro Main$30
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