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888poker XL Inferno: Russia's "metelindberg" Wins the $30,000 DeepStack

888poker XL Inferno: Russia's "metelindberg" Wins the $30,000 DeepStack

On the ninth day of the XL Inferno Series on 888poker, players enjoyed an action-packed schedule.

In total, three tournaments started with the XL Inferno #26: $30,000 DeepStack as the highlight of the day. Let's take a look at the results.

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888poker XL Inferno #26: $30,000 DeepStack

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 22803$40,150

After almost ten hours of play, the XL Inferno #26: $30,000 DeepStack crowned a winner. "metelindberg" from Russia claimed the first-place prize of $7,585 after defeating "dkfdyulr" in heads-up play.

The event had 584 players register with 219 rebuys for a total of 803 entries. They created a prize pool of $40,150 with 81 places getting paid. "EtEsIAben" from Denmark finished on the bubble and was the last player unable to break into the money.

After several hours of play, the tournament dwindled down to nine players who made for the official final table. In quick succession, the tournament lost "futomaki123" (ninth, $602), "n1ck805" (eight, $903) and "Hetbroekie" (seventh, $1,305).

With six players left, the tension rose. The Danish finalist "87542154" couldn't stand the heat and finished in sixth place for $1,706.

The United Kingdom's "mpo399" exited not long after, settling for fifth place and a prize of $2,144. The last player from Canada, "Borschbanaan" finished in fourth place for $3,051.

The remaining three players were all guaranteed at least $4,055, and that prize went to "EZ.PZ" for a third-place finish. After that, Russia's "metelindberg" got the victory and the first prize of $7,585. Runner-up "dkfdyulr" just missed the title and had to settle for second place ($5,501).

888poker XL Inferno Event #26: $30,000 DeepStack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1metelindbergRussia$7,585
2dkfdyulrUkraine$5,501
3EZ.PZUnited Kingdom$4,055
4BorschbanaanCanada$3,051
5mpo399United Kingdom$2,144
687542154Denmark$1,706
7Hetbroekie-$1,305
8n1ck805-$903
9futomaki123-$602

888poker XL Inferno #27: $20,000 Mini DeepStack

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$16.50May 221,880$28,200

As is the case every day during 888poker's XL Inferno Series, there was also a Mini edition of the DeepStack on the schedule. To compete in this tournament, players had to pay $16.50. In total, 1,375 players did just that and 505 rebuys were made for a total of 1,880 entries.

That created a total prize pool of $28,200, getting divided over the last 162 players.

The most money was up for grabs on the final table, where every finalist got at least $305. All the attention went to the first prize of $4,603, which went to the United Kingdom's winner "mojitos86". The British player defeated German "michalinho97" in the deciding heads up and saw the runner up settling for second place ($3,716).

888poker XL Inferno Event #27: $20,000 Mini DeepStack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1mojitos86United Kingdom$4,603
2michalinho97Germany$3,716
3Mikael591aRussia$2,676
4robdouglasBrazil$1,918
5chiplenaMalta$1,396
6marauder1801Denmark$1,114
7Bun1988United Kingdom$832
8N.888888888Russia$550
9JoejbeckUnited Kingdom$305

888poker XL Inferno #28: $10,000 Late DeepStack

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$33May 22782$23,460

At 9 p.m. GMT, 576 players registered for the XL Inferno #28: $10,000 Late DeepStack. In total, 206 players used their option to rebuy to create a total of 782 entries. That meant there was no overlay and with that, a total prize pool of $23,460 with $4,434 for the winner.

Every finalist was guaranteed $359 and the tournament reached that stage after "Casmir0219" busted in tenth place for $282.

On the final table, "QuietMike", "Rickon86" and "praprap84" left in quick succession finishing in ninth ($359), eighth ($528), and seventh ($762) place. "RaiseOnceAli" and "geringonsa" had to settle for sixth ($997) and fifth ($1,267) place, before "KingsAngelo" ended up in fourth place ($1,806).

"Knaber666" from Lithuania then busted in third place ($2,393) and missed out on the heads-up. The final two players were guaranteed at least $3,249. In the end, it was Romania's "BehindSpace" who won the tournament for $4,434 while "MikhailT" settled for second place and $3,249.

888poker XL Inferno Event #28: $10,000 Late DeepStack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1BehindSpaceRomania$4,434
2MikhailTRussia$3,249
3Knaber666Lithuania$2,393
4KingsAngelo-$1,806
5geringonsaUnited Kingdom$1,267
6RaiseOnceAliLatvia$997
7praprap84Albania$762
8Rickon86Lithuania$528
9QuietMike-$359

Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule

DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee
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

You can qualify for the XL Inferno Main Event for free thanks to special qualifier tournaments running at 888poker. New depositing players receive a free ticket to a Main Event Qualifier in addition to a free £20 just for creating an account (this is a free £20 for residents of the UK). That first deposit is also matched 100% up to a maximum of $888, which is more than double the size of the bonus advertised on the 888poker website!

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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