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Tobias Garp and Sebastian Sikorski Win Big in 888poker Super XL Series

  • Jason GlatzerJason Glatzer
Tobias "bale_11" Garp


  • The Super XL series on 888poker is more than halfway finished. See who the biggest winners are thus far.

While the biggest online tournament festival thus far this year wraps up on PokerStars, also running was a big series at the world's second largest online poker room, 888poker. That event is the exciting fifth edition of the Super XL Series.

The latest installment features 40 action-packed tournaments from May 14-22 with $3 million in guaranteed prize pools. This represents two more events than the 38 tournaments the series had a few months ago, along with $1 million more in combined guaranteed prize pools.

Here is a look at some of the bigger winners of the festival:

Sweden's Tobias "bale_11" Garp was the first player to make huge waves in poker festival by outlasting a field of 911 players to pony up the $88 buy-in in the Super XL 1 — $88,888 Crazy 8 Super XL Kickoff on May 14 to claim the top prize of $22,984. The tournament was themed around the 2016 World Series of Poker Event #54: $888 Crazy Eights by showcasing the exact same structure. In addition to Garp grabbing the lion's share of the prize pool, he walked away with a $3,000 WSOP package that includes an entry to the aforementioned event.

A number of huge tournaments followed on Sunday, May 15. To start things off, Canada's "jewelrunna" and Sweden's "klimpen_2" both scored big after agreeing to a heads-up deal in the $215 Super XL 4 — $150,000 Mega Deep, where the former walked away with $33,787 and the latter $31,819.

In an even bigger tournament later in the day, Germany's "ncqqqqqq" won a huge $56,725 after finishing on top of a 1,556-player field in the $160 Super XL 5 — $250,000 Opening Event Multi Chance. The Netherlands' "InJeBakkes" also should have walked away happy with his runner-up performance in this tournament worth $40,369.

Also on May 15, high rollers battled it out in the $600 Super XL 7 — $200,000 Whale. Canada's Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski added to his over $9 million in online tournament cashes, as tracked by, where he was formerly ranked the No. 1 player in the world on six separate occasions from 2011 to 2014. He took down the event to claim $43,134 as part of a three-way deal. Also cashing big as part of the deal was Italian poker player living in Malta Enrico "HateH4teHate" Camosci, taking second place for $38,539, and Finland's "Fabahaba", snagging third place for $38,309.

Tuesday, May 17 was also a big day in the series with two of the three scheduled tournaments guaranteeing six-digit prize pools. In the $2,100 Super XL 15 — $400,000 High Roller Event United Kingdom's "eat1ngandwin" became the biggest winner of the poker festival so far with an impressive haul of $117,261 for his first-place finish.

Representing Brazil on the same day, Rafael "keybr" Watanabe do Prado claimed victory in the $215 Super XL 16 — $100,000 Mini High Roller Event for the top prize of $30,372.

A couple of days later, Canada's "Nordynordbrg" joined the ranks of players with big wins this series by finishing on top of the $215 Super XL 26 — $75,000 Quarterback Event for $28,307.

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