888poker XL Inferno: "GangstaGo" Wins Event #4, Takes Third in Event #5
After a good start of the 888poker XL Inferno Series with the first three events on Day 1, the series continued with two events on Day 2. Ukraine's "GangstaGo" almost did the impossible to win both events, but came short in the second event of the day. Let's have a look at the results.
XL Inferno #4 - $20,000 Twins Royal
One of the two events of the day was the XL Inferno #4 - $20,000 Twins Royal. In this event, 440 players paid the buy-in of $55 and there were 166 rebuys. That created a total prize pool of $30,300, almost fifty percent more than the guaranteed prize pool of $20,000.
In the end, it was Ukraine's player "GangstaGo" who was the strongest after defeating "xXGlamBabeXx" in the final heads-up. The runner-up received $4,242 while "GangstaGo" secured $5,757!
XL Inferno #5 - $20,000 Twins Flush
The next event of the day started at the same time and the XL Inferno #5 - $20,000 Twins Flush attracted a field of 622 players. They were all chasing the first prize of $5,909. "GangstaGo", who won Event #4 earlier in the day, had another deep run and almost got a second win for the day.
In the end, the Ukrainian was eliminated in third place for $3,188. After that elimination, the remaining players made a deal. Runner-up "LeggySusie" received $4,600, while Swedish winner "Sluuut123" won $5,663.
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
|Sat 12 May||7:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #6 - $50,000 Crazy 8||$88|
|7:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #7 - $15,000 Mini Crazy 8||$8.80|
|9:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #8 - $15,000 Late Crazy 8||$44|
|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|