888poker XL Inferno: "MisterN411" Wins The $200,000 High Roller
- Ukraine's "pshyoagromor" Wins $100,000 Opening Event
- "GangstaGo" Wins Event #4, Takes Third in Event #5
- "eltxupacabra" Wins The $50,000 Crazy 8
- Switzerland's "Justaduck" Wins the Tune Up
- Belarus' "GoFighTer" Wins Title In $40,000 R&A Event
On the sixth day of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, three new tournaments were scheduled. Most of the attention went out to the $200,000 High Roller, where some massive prizes were "up for grabs."
XL Inferno #16 - $200,000 High Roller
After more than nine hours of play, XL Inferno #16 - $200,000 High Roller crowned a winner. "MisterN411 claimed the victory and the first prize of $90,063 after beating "trino11" in the deciding heads-up.
This event, with a buy-in of $2,600, saw 84 players register and those players made 47 rebuys to get a total amount of 131 entries. They created a total prize pool of $327,500 with 12 places paid.
It took a while to get into the money but in the end, "InJeBakkes" was the last player finishing empty-handed. That player lost a huge pot with ace-queen against ace-king, with lots of short stacks still in the tournament. After the players reached the money, the tournament was down to a final table pretty quickly.
"TrollKonst8", "FItip4ldI" and Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson were eliminated in quick succession, with the latter mentioned losing his stack with king-queen against pocket kings.
Just nine players went to the final table with "trino11" as the chip leader. In fifteen minutes, the field got down to five players. "Biack88" (ninth, $9,825), "maxim2880" (eighth, $11,463), "VALIUM4WIN" (seventh, $13,919) and "PulledPorker" (sixth, $17,194) lost their stacks.
When play reached the final five, players had much more space, and it took a while before another player was sent to the rail. After quite some time, "alwayswin111" lost all of their chips with king-jack against the pocket eights of "trino11". "wellyxx" (fourth, $31,113) busted with king-jack against ace-eight to get the tournament three-handed.
Three-handed lasted a long time, but eventually "cockbandit44" was eliminated in third place for $45,850. The Canadian lost the final all in with king-nine against eight-nine and had to settle for 'bronze.'
Just after the heads up started, "MisterN411" took a big 10:1-lead against "trino11". The Dutch player didn't need much time to secure the victory. In the last hand, pocket kings held against queen-four. "MisterN411" received the first prize of $90,063 while the runner-up had to settle for $60,588.
XL Inferno #17 - $100,000 Mini High Roller
For the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($2,600) of the day, or needed a (smaller) second chance, there was a Mini edition of the High Roller on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of $215, and there were 645 players competing for a prize pool of $129,000. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $2,141 but all eyes were on the top prize of $24,755.
That top prize went to Dutchman "I__AM_ZLATAN" after beating "CalmRevolver" from Russia heads-up. The German runner-up received $18,383.
XL Inferno #18 - $30,000 Late High Roller
The sixth day of the series was closed by the XL Inferno #18 - $30,000 Late High Roller where they went from 260 players to a winner in just six hours and 36 minutes.
In this tournament, Ukraine's "GangstaGo" just fell short for a second XL Inferno title. The Ukrainian won the $100,000 Opening Event but finished in second place in this event for $6,045. No multiple event winner bonus for the Ukranian. Russia's "kassigor" won the event for $8,385.
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 smaller 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
|Wed 16 May||7:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #19 - $50,000 8-Max||$109|
|7:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #20 - $15,000 Mini 8-Max||$12|
|9:00 p.m.||XL Inferno #21 - $15,000 Late 8-Max||$30|