888poker XL Blizzard: Get Ready for Tonight's $500,000 GTD Main Event!

888poker XL Blizzard: Get Ready for the $500,000 GTD Main Event!
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  • Three events crowned their champion on Saturday while the Main Event takes place today.

On the tenth day of the XL Blizzard Series on 888poker, players competed in three new tournaments with the XL Blizzard #28 - $30,000 6-Max as the highlight of the day. The $16.50 buy-in Mini edition and a $55 buy-in Late edition started as well.

888poker's XL Blizzard Main Event with a massive guarantee of $500,000 starts tonight, at 7 p.m. GMT. Playing this event will cost you $250, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get in cheaper. The $50,000 guaranteed Mini Main starts at 8 o'clock as well and will cost you $33 to enter. The $5.50 Micro Main starts two hours later and has a guarantee of $15,000.

You can follow the Main Event live on PokerNews.com with live updates and can read all about it in tomorrow's recap. But first, let's take a look at the results of Saturday's events.


888poker XL Blizzard #28 - $30,000 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109April 13216$31,900

At 7 p.m. GMT, the XL Blizzard #28 - $30,000 6-Max started with each player receiving a 50,000 starting stack. After the late registration closed, there were 319 players. That made for a prize pool of $31,900, with a first-place prize of $7,656.

After several hours, the tournament reached the final table. "pokerpal6" and "elhanna17 " busted in sixth and fifth place, receiving $1,436 and $2,071 respectively.

"rashthecash" from Russia finished in fourth place for $2,712 and "GoinInDry" got $3,988.

The final heads-up between Germany's "polomichi18" and Latvia's "Zluka2010" was won by the latter who secured $7,656. The runner-up had to settle for a respectable $5,279.

888poker XL Blizzard #28 - $30,000 6-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Zluka2010Latvia$7,656
2polomichi18Germany$5,279
3GoinInDryCosta Rica$3,988
4rashthecashRussia$2,712
5elhanna17Saudi Arabia$2,074
6pokerpal6United Kingdom$1,436

888poker XL Blizzard #29 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$16.50April 131,047$21,135

Just like most events, there was a Mini edition of the 6-Max on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of just $16.50, and there were 1,047 players competing for a prize pool of $21,135.

The final table was top heavy with all six finalists in this tournament securing themselves of $634 while the top prize was $3,594.

That prize went to Canada's "Uncle_" after defeating "oTLIN" from Lithuania in the deciding heads-up. The Lithuanian runner-up received $2,695.

888poker XL Blizzard #29 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Uncle_Canada$3,594
2oTLINLithuania$2,695
3shanefryIreland$2,050
4Nejtrin0Russia$1,427
5popsnpokerCanada$1,004
6milkmanasLithuania$634

888poker XL Blizzard #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55April 13244$16,150

A late winner was crowned in the XL Blizzard #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max. This event attracted 244 players to create a prize pool of $16,150. This time it was Morroco's "zanzibar58" snagging the top prize after they won the event for $3,715. The Morrocan player defeated runner-up "modmod87" who finished in second place for $2,584.

888poker XL Blizzard #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1zanzibar58Morocco$3,715
2modmod87Canada$2,584
3drupaluckerRussia$1,938
4Chunga27Canada$1,292
5fcbbadottiBrazil$969
6milkman_14United Kingdom$662

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
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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