After more than 14 hours of play, Russia's "Den1sk4PP" emerged victorious in the XL Inferno Event #32 - $500,000 Main Event for $70,252 after agreeing to a three-way deal at the final table.
The $500,000 guarantee was surpassed with the 2,136 entrants (1,634 entries and 502 reentries) generating a $501,960 prize pool. A total of 207 players were paid at least a min-cash of $552 for more than double the $250 tournament buy-in.
At least three 888poker Ambassadors entered the tournament. Martin "MJacobson888" Jacobson fired three bullets but fell just shy of the money. Meanwhile, Chris "888Moorman" Moorman fired four bullets and finished in 136th place for $703.
Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren fared the best out of the trio of 888poker Ambassadors. She only reentered one time into the tournament and ran her second bullet to a 60th place finish for $1,205.
Final Table Action
The final table began about 12 hours after the tournament kicked off and lasted about two hours. Brazil's "LuisRRRRR" held the chip lead and didn't let go of his advantage until heads-up play.
Malta's "CraiEvryTime" was the first to go at the final table in ninth place for $5,421. This player got it all-in with ace-king in a three-way pot and couldn't beat the jacks held by Switzerland's "_Lord_Xenu_" when this player flopped a full house.
Next to go was "MihasK" from Belarus in eighth place for $9,537 when this player's ace-nine suited couldn't hold against the pocket deuces held by "LuisRRRRR" despite flopping trips. Almost instantly later, Russia's "SEWart777" was ousted in seventh place for $14,306.
"DrawHappy" hit the rail in sixth place for $19,074 when his or her ace-seven couldn't get there against the big slick held by Brazil's "lucasfalves9".
"_Lord_Xenu_" was low on chips and unsuccessfully jammed queen-eight suited into the aces held by "LuisRRRRR" to go out in fifth place for $23,843.
Canada's "forza749" dwindled down to two big blinds during which time this player laddered up. Time ran out for "forza749" as this player was eliminated in fourth place for $33,627.
The remaining three players quickly agreed to a deal which split up the money and left $10,000 more for the winner.
Very quickly after the deal was made, "lucasfalves9" was eliminated in third place for $55,543 with his or her king-jack not getting there against the ace-queen held by "LuisRRRRR".
"LuisRRRRR" entered heads-up play with a 3:2 chip advantage against "D3n1sk4PP". This heads-up battle was one for the ages with the lead shuffling back and forth for a while.
After "D3n1sk4PP" gained the chip lead for the fifth time, the damage was done and he or she had a nearly 6:1 chip advantage.
"LuisRRRRR" three-bet jammed for about 13 big blinds with king-jack suited and was eliminated in second place for $65,502 after he or she couldn't get there against the queens held by "D3n1sk4PP".
888poker XL Inferno Event #32: $500,000 Main Event Final Table Results
*Reflects three-way deal at the final table.
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