Live Events 2
XL Inferno #1: $50,000 Opening Event
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $109
Prize Pool $72,600
Players 726

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 62,500

Highlights

Highlights

XL Inferno #1: $50,000 Opening Event
Day 1 Completed

'sh4xuR7' Wins the 888poker XL Inferno #1: $50,000 Opening Event for $13,721

AaronMcBride • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante
888poker XL Inferno
888poker XL Inferno

The first event of the 888poker XL Inferno series has now come to an end, and it was Austria's 'sh4xuR7' taking down Event #1: $50,000 Opening Event for $13,721.

'sh4xuR7' came through a 726 entrants to score the victory, which ended with a heads-up battle against the UK's 'pokerdave128'.

The $50,000 guarantee was smashed with a total prize pool worth $72,600 as players took to the 888poker online field once more following the recent XL Blizzard series.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1sh4xuR7Austria$13,721
2pokerdave128United Kingdom$10,055
3Alex_VolRussia$7,405
4jmsantos10Malta$5,590
5IMDoolLithuania$3,920
6Farrugia_1Malta$3,085
7lNCURSIOUnknown$2,359
8n0sferatvPeru$1,633
9exPROsjakSerbia$1,110

Among the players in the 'Opening Event' battle was Ian Simpson, Espen Uhlen Jorstad, and Sam Grafton.

Jorstad and Grafton both found a place in the money, with latter lasting the longest and ultimately departing in 24th place.

When the action reached the final table, Serbia's 'exPROsjak' was first to go when they ran ace-ten into ace-queen and was quickly followed to the rail by Peru's 'n0sferatv' and 'lNCURSIO'.

Malta's 'Farrugia_1' took sixth place after they ran king-jack into king-queen, with Lithuania's 'IMDool' exciting in fifth place following their shove with ace-jack unable to beat pocket kings.

'jmsantos10' missed out on a podium position and departed in fourth place when pocket kings held against ace-ten, and former chipleader 'Alex_Vol' had to settle for third place when their brave call with two pair couldn't match up against a full house.

'sh4xuR7' held a 4/1 chip lead heads-up and never looked back, ultimately holding with ace-three against king-three to seal the title and send 'pokerdave128' to the rail as runner-up.

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

Tags: Espen Uhlen JorstadIan SimpsonSam Grafton

'pokerdave128' Eliminated in 2nd Place ($10,055)

AaronMcBride • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante

'pokerdave128' moved all in for 6.1m from the button and saw 'sh4xuR7' call.

'pokerdave128': {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
'sh4xuR7': {a-Clubs}{3-Spades}

Board: {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}

'pokerdave128' found their hand dominated, and when the board fell in 'sh4xuR7's favor, it was all over.

'sh4xuR7' takes the win as 'pokerdave128' departs as runner-up for $10,055.

sh4xuR7 AT
sh4xuR7
AT 37,000,000 9,000,000
pokerdave128 gb
pokerdave128
gb Busted

Heads-Up Begins

AaronMcBride • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante

The play has resumed for heads-up.

Level:
42
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
62,500

'Alex_Vol' Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,405)

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

The flop was down {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and both 'Alex_Vol' and 'sh4xuR7' checked.

The turn card was the {k-Spades} and 'Alex_Vol' check-called a 1.9m bet.

The river fell the {5-Diamonds} and 'Alex_Vol' checked for the third time. 'sh4xuR7' moved all in for 15.8m and put 'Alex_Vol' to the test with their 4.5m stack.

'Alex_Vol' went into the time bank allowance and with the decision nearly made for them, the call was made.

'sh4xuR7' revealed {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for a full house and 'Alex_Vol' mucked {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for two pair.

'Alex_Vol' departs with $7,405 in third place.

sh4xuR7 AT
sh4xuR7
AT 28,000,000 9,000,000
Alex_Vol RU
Alex_Vol
RU Busted

'sh4xuR7' Hits Trips

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

The flop was down {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and 'Alex_Vol' check-called a 1.2m bet from 'sh4xuR7'.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and both players checked and saw the {5-Spades} river card.

'Alex_Vol' checked again and then called a 3.9m bet.

'sh4xuR7' revealed {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for trips and won a big pot.

sh4xuR7 AT
sh4xuR7
AT 17,000,000 8,400,000
Alex_Vol RU
Alex_Vol
RU 9,000,000 -7,000,000
Level:
41
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000