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888poker XL Winter Day 3: "maestro1908" Masters an Eight-Max Victory

XL Winter Series at 888poker

The inaugural XL Winter Series has been off to a great start at 888poker with nine events in the books after the first three days including three winners on Saturday in eight-max events.

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

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109Dec. 12340$34,000

The 888poker XL Inferno #7 - $30,000 8-Max was the biggest of the three XL Winter events on Saturday with 340 entries ponying up the $109 buy-in. This generated a $34,000 prize pool to crush the $30,000 guarantee.

Half of the eight max final table players were waving Russian flags but after nearly 8 1/2 hours of play, it was a player represented without a country flag at all at 888poker in "maestro1908" that found the winner's circle to claim the $6,630 top prize.

Two Russian players did manage to make it to the podium in this event with "moderator88" taking second place for $4,930 and "Fivebetgamer" snagging the Bronze medal for $3,740.

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

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1maestro1908Unknown$6,630
2moderator88Russia$4,930
3FivebetgamerRussia$3,740
4EtEsIAbenDenmark$2,720
5KwiacurVr6Unknown$1,870
6cgaleriuRomania$1,360
7ArmenUNO.228Russia$1,020
8stonen555Russia$855

888poker XL Winter #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$12Dec. 12899$10,000

The 888poker XL Inferno #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max was one of the cheaper events on the schedule featuring a $12 buy-in. Players that cashed in this event were rewarded with extra value as the 899 entrants weren't enough to surpass the $10,000 guarantee.

Serbia's "Djolex91" took the most advantage of the overlay by shipping the event for $1,870 after slightly more than 8 1/2 hours of play. Joining this player on the podium were Russia's "_aspid_" (second - $1,350) and United Kingdom's James "BL1NDRAZOR" Walsh (third - $1,000).

888poker XL Winter #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Djolex91Serbia$1,870
2_aspid_Russia$1,350
3James "BL1NDRAZOR" WalshUnited Kingdom$1,000
4Furzy123United Kingdom$750
5n3ktamCanada$500
6dreamsofgoldUnknown$350
7Gunz4Hire94Unknown$225
8PeterLisFinland$151

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

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55Dec. 12274$15,000

The 888poker XL Inferno #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max was the final event of the day and was 26 entries short of meeting its $15,000 guarantee with 274 entrants participating.

The flag of Belarus was waving in the winner's circle with "RakDoll" taking down the 6 1/2 hour event for $3,038 after besting "KiddPT" in heads-up play. This makes three winners from Belarus out of the first nine events when taking into account that two different players from Belarus won two different XL Winter events Friday night.

Notable players at the final table included United Kingdom's Charlie "chazcombes" Combes (fourth - $1,275) and Brazil's Tauan "kylix42" Naves (eighth - $413).

888poker XL Winter #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1RakDollBelarus$3,038
2KiddPTLuxembourg$2,325
3SonOfThraciaDenmark$1,725
4Charlie "chazcombes" CombesUnited Kingdom$1,275
5U.E.N.O.Malta$825
6TheCrusher88Malta$675
7andrznSweden$525
8Tauan "kylix42" NavesBrazil$413


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

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