Live Events 2
Event: #22: $200,000 Tune Up
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $109
Prize Pool $200,000
Players 1859

Level Info

Level 48
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 62,500

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9

Highlights

Highlights

Event: #22: $200,000 Tune Up
Day 2 Completed

"Farrugia_1" Wins the XL Winter Series Event #22: $200,000 Tune Up ($22,078)

Jaxon • Level 48: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante
XL Winter Series at 888poker
XL Winter Series at 888poker

Malta's "Farrugia_1" won the XL Winter Event #22: $200,000 Tune Up at 888poker for $22,078 as part of a three-way deal with "kellerassel0" and "PrincKrason". The Warm Up provided everyone that cashed some extra value with 1,859 entries coming up $14,100 short of its $200,000 guarantee prize pool.

"Farrugia_1" came into the final table as one of the short stacks but hung around as other players hit the rail before making a deal to win the title.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Farrugia_1Malta$22,078*
2kellerassel0Germany$20,534*
3PrincKrasonN/A$19,988*
4Kevin "kevlar1991" FrameUnited Kingdom$10,980
5Gaby2008Canada$8,120
6dima_dubBelarus$6,060
7J0nSn0wShowDenmark$4,540
8petiteteteCanada$3,440
9SmithstudentRussia$2,620

Reflects a three-way deal at the final table.

Event #22 was a two-day affair with the action concluding on Day 1 after the money bubble broke and the final table of nine players was reached. 888poker commentators David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall broadcasted the final table with hole cards exposed at the 888pokerTV Twitch channel while also hosting giveaways and a $1,000 password protected freeroll.

Final Table Action

"kellerassel0" began the final table with the chip lead with "PrincKrason" not too far behind. Meanwhile, "Farrugia_1" held just 14 big blinds to kick off the action with only "J0nSn0wShow" holding fewer chips.

Another short stack was first to hit the rail in ninth place after "Smithstudent" was unable to win a flip with sixes against the ace-seven suited held by "Gaby2008". A second short-stacked player in "petitetete" didn't last much longer when they were unable to hold with ace-jack against the king-seven held by "PrincKrason".

"J0nSn0wShow" laddered up two spots before they went out on a bad beat in seventh place when their queens didn't hold against the king-queen suited held by Kevin "kevlar1991" Frame.

"Gaby2008" then nailed Broadway to send the short-stacked "dima_dub" to the rail in sixth place before losing most of their stack shortly afterwards to "Farrugia_1" when their ace-jack didn't improve against ace-queen.

Two players then hit the rail at the same time. "Gaby2008" held just two big blinds with eight-six and was in before the flop against Frame with tens and "PrincKrason" with cowboys. "PrincKrason" jammed on the river with no card higher than an eight showing. Frame went into the tank before he unsuccessfully called off his tournament life.

Three-handed play featured technical difficulties with very few hands played before a deal was made. "Farrugia_1" made out the best with a $22,078 top prize and the honor of being the latest XL Winter Series champion. Meanwhile, "kellerassel0" collected $20,534 for second place and "PrincKrason" walked away with $19,988 for third place.

Stay tuned at PokerNews as we cover the biggest events of the XL Winter Series at 888poker.

"Farrugia_1" Wins After a Deal Made

Jaxon • Level 48: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante

The action paused once again and didn't resume at least on the stream. A deal was made between the final three players which led to "Farrugia_1" collecting the most money after banking $22,078. Day 1 chip leader "kellerassel0" collected $20,534 for second place, while "PrincKrason" agreed to $19,988 for third place.

Here is a look at the full final table payouts. Stay tuned at PokerNews for a recap of the XL Winter Series Event #22: $200,000 Tune Up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Farrugia_1Malta$22,078*
2kellerassel0Germany$20,534*
3PrincKrasonN/A$19,988*
4Kevin "kevlar1991" FrameUnited Kingdom$10,980
5Gaby2008Canada$8,120
6dima_dubBelarus$6,060
7J0nSn0wShowDenmark$4,540
8petiteteteCanada$3,440
9SmithstudentRussia$2,620

Reflects a three-way deal at the final table.

Ace Queen Good for "kellerassel0"

Jaxon • Level 48: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante

The action resumed for a few hands during which time a double-up was shown on the stream. "kellerassel0" jammed for 7.1 big blinds from the button with {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} and was called by "Farrugia_1" from the big blind with {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}.

The {6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{5-Hearts}{q-Spades} board gave "kellerassel0" trips to double-up.

kellerassel0 DE
kellerassel0
DE 16,550,000 830,000
PrincKrason
PrincKrason
12,450,000 370,000
Farrugia_1 mt
Farrugia_1
mt 8,100,000 -780,000
Level:
48
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
62,500

Action Paused

Jaxon • Level 47: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

The three players were disconnected after the break and the action was paused at the end of the blind level.

Second Break

Jaxon • Level 47: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Players went on their second break of the final table.

"kellerassel0" Doubles After Players Resume Play

Jaxon • Level 47: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

The players are back and immediately there was a double-up. The action caught up after "kellerassel0" had their stack committed with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and was up against the {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts} held by "PrincKrason".

The {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop put "PrincKrason" ahead and they were still ahead after the {5-Hearts} turn. The {a-Spades} river saved the day for "kellerassel0", who instead of hitting the rail, doubled their stack.

kellerassel0 DE
kellerassel0
DE 15,720,000 6,640,000
PrincKrason
PrincKrason
12,080,000 -8,000,000

Technical Issues

Jaxon • Level 47: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

There are technical issues at 888poker affecting all players including the final three players in the $200,000 Tune Up. The clock is running but all players are sitting out.

PrincKrason
PrincKrason
20,080,000 2,335,000
kellerassel0 DE
kellerassel0
DE 9,080,000 1,135,000
Farrugia_1 mt
Farrugia_1
mt 8,880,000 -2,635,000
Level:
47
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000