888poker XL Inferno: "eltxupacabra" Wins The $50,000 Crazy 8
- Ukraine's "pshyoagromor" Wins $100,000 Opening Event
- "GangstaGo" Wins Event #4, Takes Third in Event #5
On the third day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, three new tournaments started. Most of the attention went out to the $50,000 Crazy 8, where the winner of the day almost pocketed a five-figure score. Let's take a look at this tournament and the results of the other events that played out on Saturday.
XL Inferno #6 - $50,000 Crazy 8
The XL Inferno #6 - $50,000 Crazy 8 kicked off at 20:00 GMT. After late registration closed, there were 438 registered players. With a total of 153 rebuys, that made for a total of 591 entries, resulting in a small overlay with a prize pool of $50,000 with $9,500 reserved for the winner. More than ten hours were played before a champion was crowned.
Eight players made the final table, securing themselves of $1,000. "FuzzyWigg" (eighth, $1,000), "Frandog1985" (seventh, $1,250), "N0tori0us_B" (sixth, $1,750), "1POKERHERO" (fifth, $2,500) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "OverM1nd" (fourth, $3,750) and "diegoodl1" (third, $5,250) missed out on the final heads-up.
United Kingdom's "ITonya " battled against "eltxupacabra" and in the end, the latter mentioned defeated his or her opponent to be crowned as the winner. The winner received the first prize of $9,500, while the runner-up had to settle for $7,000.
XL Inferno #7 - $15,000 Mini Crazy 8
There was also a Mini edition of the Crazy 8 on the schedule for the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($88) of the day. To compete in this tournament, players had to pay the buy-in of $8.80 and there were 1,923 players competing for a prize pool of $15,384. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $154 but all eyes were on the top prize of $2,770.
That top prize went to Belarus' "buldos" after beating "PhoenixRuffy" from Austria in heads-up. The Austrian runner-up received $2,000.
XL Inferno #8 - $15,000 Late Crazy 8
Another winner was crowned in the XL Inferno #8 - $15,000 Late Crazy 8. This event was played by 342 players to create a prize pool of $15,000. Ukraine's "psyhoagromor" almost won their second title of the week, after winning the $100,000 Opening Event on Thursday. In this event, the Ukrainian finished in second place for $2,175. Russia's "Kaktus26rus" won this event for $2,925. That was a small bad beat for the Ukrainain, as big prizes await players that win multiple events this series.
XL Inferno Promotions
While your focus is likely to be on the various XL Inferno tournaments, you should not forget about the ongoing XL Inferno promotions that could yield some serious value.
Reach the final table in three or more events and 888poker will reward you with a $600 tournament ticket. Should you finish in the money in at least eight XL Inferno events, a $215 tournament ticket is added to your account.
The most lucrative promotion, however, rewards you for winning multiple events. Anyone who wins five XL Inferno tournaments will win a cool $1 million. The other prizes are shown below:
- Win two tournaments - receive $1,000
- Win three tournaments - receive $10,000
- Win four tournaments - receive $100,000
- Win five tournaments - receive $1,000,000
Everyone who triumphs in an XL Inferno event receives an entry to the XL Inferno Champion of Champions Event. This exclusive tournament pays all 34 entrants — a figure that could be less if someone wins more than one event — with the eventual winner walking away with a $12,600 WSOP Vegas Main Event package.
|1||$12,600 WSOP Vegas Main Event package|
|2||$2,700 Crazy 8s WSOP Side Event package + $1,050 tournament ticket|
|3||$2,700 Crazy 8s WSOP package|
|4-5||$1,050 tournament ticket|
|6-9||$215 tournament ticket|
|10-34||$55 tournament ticket|
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XL Inferno Event Schedule
|Sun 13 May||5:30 p.m.||XL Inferno #9 - $120,000 Mega Deep||$215|
|6:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #10 - $150,000 Tune Up||$160|
|6:01 p.m.||XL Inferno #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up||$12|
|7:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #12 - $150,000 Whale||$1,050|
|9:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #13 - $25,000 Late Tune Up||$55|