Live Events 2
XL Blizzard #1 - $100,000 Opening Event

Event Info

Buy-in $109
Prize Pool $100,000
Players 727

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000



XL Blizzard #1 - $100,000 Opening Event
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to "plomoor" on Taking Down Event #1: $100,000 Opening Event for $16,458

MartianNews • Level 41: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Event#1: $100,000 Opening Event
Event#1: $100,000 Opening Event

The first event of the XL Blizzard series has now come to an end and it was Russia's "plomoor" taking down Event #1: $100,000 Opening Event for $16,458.

"plomoor" started the final table as the leader and was none stop betting through out the last hours of the tournament. They put their foot on the gas peddle and never let off as they rode their way to the end, using an immense amount of aggressive pressure.

"AnaMarquez", "onyvapapaa1", and "MrDrogo" dropped early in the final table, failing to get any traction as they just could not overcome the constant raises from "plomoor". "V.BlomFan60" would be the sixth place finisher, getting in with the best against "plomoor" , but would not be able to dodge a spade on the river, being eliminated.

"Leqenden" lost a big hand that left them short, and would move all in the very next hand. "plomoor" would be the finisher on yet another final table player, busting "Leqenden" out in fifth with two pair. "elhanna17" laddered up to fourth before taking a few shots and pushing their king-eight into the king-jack of "metis996", with no avail as "metis996" took down the pot, eliminating "Leqenden".

"joph8ralph" would be in a three-way battle with two monster chip stacks. When they found an ace they moved all in, only to run into a bigger ace of "plomoor". "joph8ralph" would not connect with the board, being eliminated in third place.

Heads-Up play only lasted about 20-minutes and it was a battle to say the least. The chip lead was going back-and-forth, but when the dust had settled it would be "plomoor" defeating "metis996". The final hand would be the queen-ten of "plomoor" against the ace-four of "metis996", and the window card would be a queen. "metis996" failed to catch up and would be eliminated in second place for a respectable $14,991.

Final Table Results

3joph8ralphUnited Kingdom$9,900
5LeqendenUnited Arab emirates$5,200

That concludes the coverage of Event #1, stay tuned to throughout the rest of the series for updates on all of the events.

"metis996" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($13,100)

MartianNews • Level 41: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

plomoor moved all in from the button, metis996 called for around his last 2,600,000 and players turned over their hands.

plomoor: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}
metis996: {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and plomoor took down the pot with his flopped queen, eliminating metis996 from the tournament in second place.

Heads-Up Play has Begun

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The two final players have been battling it out heads-up and it seems that plomoor is getting the best of metis996 so far.


"joph8ralph" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($9,900)

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joph8ralph moved all in for 3,246,908 from the small blind and plomoor called, players turned over their hands.

plomoor: {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
joph8ralph: {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and plomoor took down the pot with his pair of sevens, eliminating joph8ralph from the tournament.

plomoor RU
RU 29,200,000 6,500,000
joph8ralph GB
GB Busted

Break Time

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The final three players will now be taking a six-minute break.