888poker XL Inferno: "rickybarbosa" Wins the $30,000 8-Max

888poker XL Inferno: "rickybarbosa" Wins the $30,000 8-Max

On the first weekend of the 888poker XL Inferno Series, things kicked off with three new tournaments on the schedule. Most of the attention went out to the $30,000 8-Max, where over 3500 participants competed for the first prize of over $9,000. Let's take a look at this tournament and the results of the other events that played out on Saturday.

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888poker XL Inferno #7 - $30,000 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109May 17506$50,600

The XL Inferno #7 - $30,000 8-Max kicked off at 20:00 GMT. After late registration closed, there were 506 registered players. That resulted in a pretty big prize pool of $50,600 with $9,614 reserved for the winner. More than nine hours were played before a champion was crowned.

Eight players made the final table, securing themselves of $1,012. "cosmiNik" (eighth, $1,012), "NinyaWarrior" (seventh, $1,265), "psyhoagromor" (sixth, $1,771), "Brounoc" (fifth, $2,530) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "NakedNaked" (fourth, $3,795) and "VL1fish3BV" (third, $5,313) missed out on the final heads-up.

"rickybarbosa" battled against "SpielerKind" and in the end, the aforementioned won against his or her opponent to be crowned the winner. But before that happened, the two final players made a deal where "rickybarbosa" received a prize of $9,148 and the runner-up $7,550.

888poker XL Inferno #7 - $30,000 8-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1rickybarbosa-$9,148*
2SpielerKindUkraine$7,550*
3VL1fish3BVRomania$5,313
4NakedNakedUkraine$3,795
5BrounocUnited Kingdom$2,530
6psyhoagromorUkraine$1,771
7NinyaWarrior-$1,265
8cosmiNikRomania$1,012

*heads-up deal


888poker XL Inferno #8 - $12,000 Mini 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$8.80May 172,356$18,848

There was also a Mini Edition of the 8-Max on the schedule for the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($109) of the day. To compete in this tournament, players had to pay the buy-in of $8.80 and there were 2,356 players competing for a prize pool of $18,848. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $188 but all eyes were on the top prize of $3,299.

That top prize went to the Russian player "krakadiller", who won this event after defeating "AAtreyu2199" in the deciding heads-up. The runner-up received a prize of $2,356 for his or her efforts.

888poker XL Inferno #8 - $12,000 Mini 8-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1krakadillerRussia$3,299
2AAtreyu2199Costa Rica$2,356
3bdman99Canada$1,824
43therealUnited Kingdom$1,319
5RasAIGhulGermany$942
6KSamonskisLithuania$565
7ArturEfendiRussia$377
8danu87India$188

888poker XL Inferno #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 17439$21,950

The last winner of the day was crowned in the XL Inferno #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max. This event was played by 439 players to create a prize pool of $21,950, easily reaching the guaranteed prize pool. "Gat0rbl00d" from Canada won the event for $3,729 after defeating the British player "GeeTeeWoah" in the final heads-up.

888poker XL Inferno #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Gat0rbl00dCanada$3,729*
2GeeTeeWoahUnited Kingdom$3,625*
319Punisher02Romania$2,360
4kaljan444Ukraine$1,701
5pipedreamKimCanada$1,152
6OsirisPkrRussia$823
7Aco_ZekoCroatia$604
8CoinShipperRussia$494

*heads-up deal


Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule

DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee
17th May1018:00Tune Up$109$150,000
 1118:00Mini Tune Up$16.50$50,000
 1218:30Micro Tune Up$5.50$15,000
 1320:00Late Tune Up$55$20,000
18th May1418:00R&A Event$33$20,000
 1518:00Mini R&A$5.50$10,000
 1619:00Late R&A$16.50$15,000
19th May1718:00High Roller$320$100,000
 1818:00Mini High Roller$55$30,000
 1920:00Late High Roller$109$20,000
20th May2018:00PKO$109$50,000
 2118:00Mini PKO$16.50$20,000
 2220:00Late PKO$33$10,000
21st May2318:00PKO 8-Max$160$50,000
 2418:00Mini PKO 8-Max$22$20,000
 2520:00Late PKO 8-Max$55$20,000
22nd May2617:00DeepStack$55$30,000
 2717:00Mini DeepStack$16.50$20,000
 2819:00Late DeepStack$33$15,000
23rd May2918:006-Max$109$30,000
 3018:00Mini 6-Max$16.50$20,000
 3120:00Late 6-Max$55$15,000
24th May3217:00Main Event$250$500,000
 3317:30Mini Main Event$33$50,000
 3418:00Micro Main Event$5.50$20,000

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Join 888poker and see if you can qualify for one of the big buy-in XL Inferno events and take one down under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews live reporters.


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