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888poker XL Blizzard: Belarus' "ZANOCI" Wins the $75,000 PKO 8-Max

888poker XL Blizzard: Belarus' "ZANOCI" Wins the $75,000 PKO 8-Max
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  • The Belarusian won over $12,000 after shipping the biggest tournament of the day.

On the eighth day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, three new tournaments started, and once again three players were crowned as winners. Most money was up for grabs in the $75,000 PKO 8-Max where the winner took home over $12,000.


888poker XL Blizzard #22 - $75,000 PKO 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215April 11246$75,000

At 20:00 GMT, the XL Blizzard #22 - $75,000 PKO 8-Max kicked off. After late registration closed, there were 246 registered players resulting in a total prize pool of $75,000 and a small overlay, with $8,465 reserved for the winner excluding the bounties. More than eight hours were played before they crowned a champion.

Eight players made the final table, securing themselves of $1,150. "Leqenden" (eighth, $1,150+$484) "omgjefmonier " (seventh, $1,463+$625), "wellyxxxx " (sixhth, $1,881+$1,871), "IbetUfold_x" (fifth, $2,299+$494) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "HermanMelvin" (fourth, $3,553+$609) and "liincownz" (third, $4,807+$463) missed out on the final heads-up.

Belarus' "ZANOCI" battled heads up against Ukraine's "YSoSerious7" and in the end, the former took down the XL Blizzard title. The runner-up received $6,479 and an extra $3,728 in KO's while the winner won $8,465 and an extra KO worth $4,528.

888poker XL Blizzard #22 - $75,000 PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountyTotal Prize
1ZANOCIBelarus$8,465$4,528$12,993
2YSoSerious7Ukraine$6,479$3,728$10,207
3liincownzBrazil$4,807$463$5,270
4HermanMelvinSweden$3,553$609$4,162
5IbetUfold_xGermany$2,299$494$2,793
6wellyxxxxBelarus$1,881$1,871$3,752
7omgjefmonierCanada$1,463$625$2,088
8LeqendenBelarus$1,150$484$1,634

888poker XL Blizzard #23 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22April 11901$24,880

For the players who didn't have the bankroll to play the $215 event, or wanted to multi-table, there was also a Mini edition with a buy-in of just $22. In total, 901 players competed in this event which made for a $24,880 prize pool with the first prize just over $2,302.

In the end, "cretzzuu93" (fourth, $933) and "Hala1988" (third, $1,244) were eliminated from the final table, both receiving a four-figure score including their KO. The final two players secured themselves of $1,618, but there was still a lot of money on the line. Norway's "mathi8ce" finished the deal and won the tournament for $2,302 plus $1,455 for a total first prize of $3,757.

United Kingdom's runner-up "king.abduIIV" received $1,618 plus $286 for this result.

888poker XL Blizzard #23 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountyTotal Prize
1mathi8ceNorway$2,302$1,455$3,757
2king.abduIIVUnited Kingdom$1,618$286$1,904
3Hala1988 $1,244$453$1,697
4cretzzuu93Romania$933$239$1,172
5weeeeegeegUnited Kingdom$622$258$880
6TuDyTheAceeRomania$435$236$671
7slacker11Germany$280$96$376
8kylix42Brazil$189$367$556

888poker XL Blizzard #24 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55April 11363$22,800

The third and final winner on Day 8 was crowned in the XL Blizzard #24 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max, where 363 players competed to create a prize pool of $22,800.

After just six hours and 33 minutes, it was Canada's "Win.338" who took the title and the first prize of $2,195 plus $2,119. The Canadian defeated Switzerland's "Oguen1" in the deciding heads-up, who had to settle for $1,625 plus $202.

888poker XL Blizzard #24 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountyTotal Prize
1Win.338Canada$2,195$2,119$4,314
2Oguen1Switzerland$1,625$202$1,827
3earl1069United Kingdom$1,226$498$1,724
4motodonkUkraine$884$191$1,075
5Zent777Russia$599$166$765
6JonnyJamzCanada$428$327$755
7Suic1deKingRussia$314$155$469
8PaiNKilleerLatvia$257$184$441

Amazing Promotions Including WSOP Packages

888poker is making it easy for players to join in on the action in the XL Blizzard by not only making the buy-ins affordable but also hosting tons of satellites where you can get in cheaply.

Some of the satellites even allow you to get into events for free. If you already have an account at 888poker and have made a deposit, you should have already received two free tickets for daily freeroll satellites to the Mini Opening Event and the Main Event. You can earn more tickets to these freerolls by completing simple missions.

If you don't have an account yet, you can also grab three free tickets simply by signing up to 888poker through PokerNews and making your first deposit of at least $10 using the "BLIZZARD10" bonus code.

888poker is inviting players that participate in at least five XL Blizzard Events into a freeroll that awards a $12,600 WSOP Main Event package to the winner and three $2,700 Crazy 8’s packages to those who finish second through fourth.


888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Fri., April 126:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #25 - $30,000 DeepStack$55
 6:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #26 - $20,000 Mini DeepStack$16.50
 8:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #27 - $10,000 Late DeepStack$33
Sat., April 136:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #28 - $30,000 6-Max$109
 6:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #29 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max$16.50
 8:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max$55
Sun., April 145:30 p.m.XL Blizzard #31 - $120,000 Mega Deep$215
 6:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #32 - $500,000 Main Event$320
 7:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #33 - $50,000 Mini Main$33
 7:30 p.m.XL Blizzard #34 - $15,000 Micro Main$5.50
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