Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||500,000 / 1,000,000|
Day 1 Completed
After more than thirteen hours of play, the XL Inferno #10 - $100,000 Tune Up finally crowned a winner. It was "prebzzz" from the United Kingdom who claimed the first place prize of $23,376 after defeating Swedish regular "KURDEdersim" in heads-up play.
The event drew 595 players. They had a combined 230 rebuys, making for a total of 825 entries. That created a prize pool of $123,750 with 81 places getting paid. It was "rufstation" from United Kingdom that finished on the bubble and was the last player unable to break into the money.
After more than 10 hours of play, the tournament dwindled down to nine players who made up the official final table. Short stack "Ilikepugs" was the first player to leave the final table, finishing in 9th place ($1,856). After that, it took a while before "Nordynordbrg" lost his stack with pocket aces against the pocket kings of Ian "Simpioni" Simpson to end in eighth place ($2,784). "metis996" (seventh, $4,201) and Simpson (sixth, $5,259) followed in quick succession to get down to five players.
With five players left, Anton "anteen" Bertilsson was all in for his or her last five big blinds with five-seven of diamonds. "prebzzz" found pocket eights and made the easy call. The eights were still good after five community cards, which meant that Bertilsson finished in fifth place for $6,608. "prebzzz" also eliminated "OnTheEdgeT8s" in fourth place for $9,405 after beating him with pocket fives against king-seven suited.
Almost an hour later, "888topPair" was eliminated in third place for $12,498. He or she lost his last eleven big blinds with jack-seven against the ace-six suited of "prebzzz". Just a few minutes later, the tournament ended after just five minutes of heads-up play. In the final hand, the pocket kings of "prebzzz" won against the ace-queen of "KURDEdersim".
"KURDEdersim" finished in second place for $16,953 while United Kingdom's "prebzzz" took the XL Inferno title and first prize of $23,376.
|5||Anton "anteen" Bertilsson||Sweden||$6,608|
|6||Ian "Simpioni" Simpson||United Kingdom||$5,259|
'prebzzz' moved all in preflop and was called by 'KURDEdersim.'
'prebzzz' held with pocket kings to seal the victory, as 'KURDEdersim' departs as runner-up for $16,953.
Congratulations to 'prebzzz.'
A recap of the action will follow.
'888topPair' moved all in for 9m from the small blind with and was called by 'prebzzz' holding .
'888topPair' took a dramatic lead on the turn but 'prebzzz' hit an ace on the river for top pair and sealed the elimination.
'888topPair' exits in 3rd place for $12,498.
'prebzzz' moved all in for 6.9m from the button with and saw '888topPair' call with .
'prebzzz' was all set to depart but hit a miracle straight on the river to double.
Each of the three players has been all in several times over the past level but each time has resorted in folds from their opponents.
The players are on break.