888poker XL Winter Day 10: Gerard "RevenirROI" Barclay Wins the $25K 6-Max ($7,728)

XL Winter at 888poker

The inaugural XL Winter Series is onto its final day 888poker with just the final three events remaining from its 34-event schedule.

Saturday was another big day at 888poker, highlighted by Gerard "RevenirROI" Barclay shipping the XL Winter #29 - $25,000 6-Max for $7,728.

PokerNews will be live reporting Sunday's XL Winter #32 - $500,000 Main Event PKO featuring a $250 buy-in and a $500,000 guarantee. You can follow the action blow by blow starting at 8 p.m. GMT at the dedicated PokerNews 888poker XL Winter Live Reporting Hub.

There is also a mini-version and a late-version of this event taking place at 888poker on Sunday as well.

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888poker XL Winter #29 - $25,000 6-Max

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize pool
$109Dec. 19368$36,800

The 888poker XL Winter #29 - $25,000 6-Max featured a $25,000 guarantee for a $109 buy-in, making it the biggest XL Winter event of the day.

By the time the late-registration window closed, the event attracted 368 entrants to generate a $36,800 prize pool to smash the guarantee.

United Kingdom's Gerard "RevenirROI" Barclay was crowned the winner to collect the $7,728 top prize after more than 7 1/2 hours of play. Barclay bested Lithuania's "triusis95" (second - $5,630) in heads-up play en route to victory.

Meanwhile, "futomaki123" appeared once again at a big final table at 888poker. On Thursday, this player shipped the XL Winter #23 - $40,000 PKO 8-Max for $8,430. While this player was unable to find the winner's circle again in Saturday's big event, they did collect a healthy $2,944 prize for their fourth-place performance.

888poker XL Winter #29 - $25,000 6-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Gerard "RevenirROI" BarclayUnited Kingdom$7,728
2triusis95Lithuania$5,630
3ALLin_RangerGermany$4,232
4futomaki123Unknown$2,944
5Jorgen "LzzonPoker" LarssonSweden$2,208
64cardz4sachaUnknown$1,472

888poker XL Winter #30 - $15,000 Mini 6-Max

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize pool
$16.50Dec. 191,305$19,575

The 888poker XL Winter #30 - $15,000 Mini 6-Max began at the same time as Event #29 and attracted 1,305 entrants to create a $19,575 prize pool.

Due to the bigger field, this event took a bit longer and lasted nearly nine hours from start to finish.

In the final hand, "ApenManier" defeated "buxytaa" (second - $2,545) to collect the $3,452 top prize. Sweden's "AxelXV" was also on the podium and was awarded the third-place prize of $1,958.

Rounding out the final table were "N33dCoaching" (fourth - $1,370) and a pair of players waving the Union Jack flag in "DeepInCidurr" (fifth - $979) and "HuMaN01d" (sixth - $587).

888poker XL Winter #30 - $15,000 Mini 6-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1ApenManierUnknown$3,452
2buxytaaMalta$2,545
3AxelSVSweden$1,958
4N33dCoachingCanada$1,370
5DeepInCidurrUnited Kingdom$979
6HuMaN01dUnited Kingdom$587

888poker XL Winter #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize pool
$55Dec. 19361$18,050

The 888poker XL Winter #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max was the final XL Winter event of the day. A total of 361 entries got into action, which created a $18,050 prize pool to smash the $15,000 guarantee.

A heads-up deal was agreed between the final two players after nearly 6 1/2 hours of play with Ukraine's "AGANYARA" officially getting the win and collecting $3,639. United Kingdom's "Scotslass14" was also involved in the deal and banked $3,356.

Also finishing on the podium was Belarus' "bad_romantic" taking third place for $2,166.

888poker XL Winter #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1AGANYARAUkraine$3,639*
2Scotslass14United Kingdom$3,356
3bad_romanticBelarus$2,166
4ZindaneCyprus$1,444
5ZabithaCanada$1,083
6Rasmus "RAGATTACK" GadegaardDenmark$740

Full 888 XL Winter Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-inGTD
Dec. 106 p.m.XL Winter #1 - $50,000 Opening Event$109$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #2 - $15,000 Mini Opening Event$16.50$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #3 - $15,000 Late Opening Event$55$15,000
Dec. 116 p.m.XL Winter #4 - $30,000 PKO$55$30,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #5 - $15,000 Mini PKO$22$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #6 - $10,000 Late PKO$33$10,000
Dec. 126 p.m.XL Winter #7 - $30,000 8-Max$109$30,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max$12$10,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max$55$15,000
Dec. 136 p.m.XL Winter #10 - $50,000 Tune Up$55$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #11 - $30,000 Mini Tune Up$16.5$30,000
 6:30 p.m.XL Winter #12 - $10,000 Micro Tune Up$5.5$10,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up$55$20,000
Dec. 146 p.m.XL Winter #14 - $20,000 R&A Event$33$20,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A$5.50$10,000
 7 p.m.XL Winter #16 - $10,000 Late R&A$12$10,000
Dec. 156 p.m.XL Winter #17 - $50,000 High Roller$320$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #18 - $25,000 Mini High Roller$55$25,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #19 - $20,000 Late High Roller$109$20,000
Dec. 166 p.m.XL Winter #20 - $30,000 PKO$109$30,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #21 - $15,000 Mini PKO$16.50$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #22 - $10,000 Late PKO$33$15,000
Dec. 176 p.m.XL Winter #23 - $40,000 PKO 8-Max$160$40,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #24 - $15,000 Mini PKO 8-Max$22$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #25 - $15,000 Late PKO 8-Max$55$15,000
Dec. 185 p.m.XL Winter #26 - $25,000 PKO DeepStack$55$25,000
 5 p.m.XL Winter #27 - $15,000 Mini DeepStack$16.50$15,000
 7 p.m.XL Winter #28 - $10,000 Late DeepStack$33$10,000
Dec. 196 p.m.XL Winter #29 - $25,000 PKO 6-Max$109$25,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #30 - $15,000 Mini PKO 6-Max$16.50$15,000
 8 p.m.XL Winter #31- $15,000 Late PKO 6-Max$55$15,000
Dec. 205 p.m.XL Winter #32- $500,000 Main Event PKO$250$500,000
 5:30 p.m.XL Winter #33- $50,000 Mini Main Event PKO$33$50,000
 6 p.m.XL Winter #34- $15,000 Late Main Event PKO$5.5$15,000

Freeroll Your Way Into The XL Winter Series Main Event

One cent satellites aside, you can play your way into the XL Winter Series for free thanks to the XL Winter Main Event Freerolls. These run every day and are open to 888poker players who have recently made a deposit into their accounts.

There are plenty of other opportunities to secure freebies from 888poker, too. The site is hitting random tables with gift drops throughout the XL Winter Series that grant special prizes and XL tournament tickets.

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Head to 888poker between Dec. 10-20 if you want to get your teeth into the XL Winter Series events.

If you don’t have an account simply download 888poker through our links and you will be awarded an $88 bonus (£20 in the UK) without making a deposit. Once you are ready to make your first deposit, it will be matched in the form of a bonus up to $888, or more than twice as much advertised on the site.

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