Live Events 4
XL Blizzard #17 - $100,000 High Roller
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $320
Prize Pool $100,000
Players 305

Level Info

Level 36
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Highlights

Highlights

XL Blizzard #17 - $100,000 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Latvia's "zavor4ik" Ships the XL Blizzard High Roller ($20,450)

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
XL Blizzard High Roller Final Hand
XL Blizzard High Roller Final Hand

After nearly 10 hours of play, Latvia's "zavor4ik" outlasted a field of 217 entrants plus 88 rebuys to win the XL Blizzard Event #16: $100,000 High Roller for $20,450.

The $320 tournament provided an extra $2,400 in added value to those that cashed thanks to the lofty $100,000 not being met with the buy-ins.

2020 XL Blizzard High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1zavor4ikLatvia$20,450
2floatmastaLatvia$15,000
3Mr_CoyoteSweden$11,300
4For1kUkraine$8,500
5JesusisbackUnknown$5,800
6panda7aIreland$4,500
7LucySagara70Unknown$3,500
8cristian83roRomania$2,500
9Arsenii "josef_shvejk" KarmatckiiRussia$1,900

High Roller Recap

The tournament guaranteed 36 players at least a min-cash of $750. It took approximately 6 1/2 hours for players to reach the money after Sweden's Andreas "Zaniacmaniac" Johansson eliminated Malta's "becauseYES" when his ace-queen held against his opponent's ace-four suited.

Among the players not to cash was the only 888poker Ambassador to enter the event in Martin "MJacobson888" Jacobson (92nd place). It wasn't for a lack of trying as the 2014 WSOP Main Event champion fired the maximum five bullets into the event but kept losing flips or even while ahead time after time.

Martin Jacobson
888poker Ambassador Martin Jacobson finishes in 92nd place.

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The final table was reached nearly 8 1/2 hours into the tournament after Johansson was eliminated in 10th place for $1,600 when his king-eight suited couldn't get their against his opponent's ace-nine.

"LucySagara70" entered the final table with the chip lead followed by "zavor4ik."

Russia's Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii was the first player eliminated at the final table in ninth place for $1,900 when his pocket jacks couldn't get there against the kings held by Ukraine's "For1k."

Shortly after, "zavor4ik" doubled up against "LucySagara70" to take the chip lead, which they held for almost the entire rest of the final table.

"zavor4ik" then went on a tear and eliminated three opponents in a row starting with sending Romania's "cristian83ro" to the rail in eighth place for $2,500.

Shortly after, "zavor4ik" ousted "LucySagara70" in seventh place for $3,500 followed by Ireland's "panda7a" in sixth place for $4,500.

"Jesusisback" then took a bad beat to hit the showers in fifth place for $5,800. He got it in good with jacks but against the tens held by "For1k" but two tens came on the board to give their opponent quads.

Shortly after, "For1k" was low on chips and was eliminated in fourth place for $8,500 when their ace-four didn't get there against the eights held by "zavor4ik."

Sweden's "Mr_Coyote" was then left short on chips and was eliminated in third place after their ace-king didn't hold against the king-nine suited held by "floatmasta."

This left two Latvians battling it out heads-up with "zavor4ik" holding an almost 2:1 chip advantage to start play. "floatmasta" was able to snag the lead before he gave it back to his opponent.

"zavor4ik" held a nearly 4:1 chip advantage when the final hand took place. "floatmasta" min-raised from under the gun with ace-nine. "zavor4ik" three-bet jammed with king-five suited and got there after "floatmasta" called off for about 19 big blinds.

"floatmasta" didn't walk away empty-handed as this player was awarded a cool $15,000 runner-up prize.

This wraps up the coverage of Event #17, stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the rest of the series for updates on all of the events.

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1zavor4ikLatvia$20,450
2floatmastaLatvia$15,000
3Mr_CoyoteSweden$11,300
4For1kUkraine$8,500
5JesusisbackUnknown$5,800
6panda7aIreland$4,500
7LucySagara70Unknown$3,500
8cristian83roRomania$2,500
9Arsenii "josef_shvejk" KarmatckiiRussia$1,900

"floatmasta" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($15,000)

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Final Hand of the XL Eclipse High Roller
Final Hand of the XL Eclipse High Roller

"floatmasta" was down to 3.1 million in chips when they opened to 320,000. "zavor4ik" jammed a big stack and "floatmasta" snap-called.

"zavor4ik": {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
"floatmasta: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

It was looking good for "floatmasta" to double up after pairing the {5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop. But they were in trouble after "zavor4ik" nailed a better pair once the {k-Clubs} came on the turn.

The {6-Hearts} completed the board on the river and "floatmasta" was eliminated in second place for $15,000, while "zavor4ik" won the top prize of $20,450.

Stay tuned for the recap of the XL Eclipse #17- $100,000 High Roller.

zavor4ik lv
zavor4ik
lv 15,250,000 4,895,000
floatmasta lv
floatmasta
lv Busted

"Mr_Coyote" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($11,300)

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

"floatmasta" opened for 320,000 with {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} from the button and called a jam to 622,000 from "Mr_Coyote" from the small blind with {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}.

"Mr_Coyote" was drawing dead after his opponent his a flush on the {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts} flop and was officially eliminated in third place for $11,300 after the {a-Hearts} came on the turn followed by the {2-Diamonds} on the river

It is now two Latvians playing heads-up with "zavor4ik" holding nearly a 2:1 chip edge on their opponent.

zavor4ik lv
zavor4ik
lv 9,363,000 304,000
floatmasta lv
floatmasta
lv 5,856,000 1,106,000
Mr_Coyote se
Mr_Coyote
se Busted
Level:
36
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

"For1k" Eliminated in 4th Place ($8,500)

Jaxon • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

"For1k" just lost a flip against "Mr_Coyote" and was low on chips. They jammed for eight big blinds with {a-Clubs}{4-Spades} from under the gun and was called by "zavor4ik" in the big blind with {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

The {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} board gave "zavor4ik" a full house and "For1k" was eliminated in fourth place for $8,500.

zavor4ik lv
zavor4ik
lv 9,059,000 1,504,000
floatmasta lv
floatmasta
lv 4,750,000 1,020,000
Mr_Coyote se
Mr_Coyote
se 1,600,000 529,000
For1k ua
For1k
ua Busted

"Jesusisback" Eliminated in 5th Place ($5,800)

Jaxon • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

"Jesusisback" jammed for about 1.2 million from the small blind with {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and was called by "For1k" in the big blind with {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}.

The {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{k-Diamonds} ran out on the board to give "For1k" quads and "Jesusisback" was eliminated in fifth place for $5,800.

For1k ua
For1k
ua 2,700,000 1,400,000
Jesusisback
Jesusisback
Busted