Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov Wins the 888poker XL Spring Main Event ($69,050)

888poker XL Spring Series

The XL Spring Series wrapped up at 888poker with a bang on Sunday, June 6 with its biggest day of the festival.

The highlight of the day was easily Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov shipping the XL Spring #23 - $500,000 Main Event for $69,050. The event was broadcasted live at the 888pokerTV Twitch channel with hosts Nick Wealthall and David Tuchman announcing the action with guests throughout the evening.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team was also on hand to report this event from start to finish.

Check out the results from the final day of the XL Spring Series at 888poker.

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Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov Wins XL Spring #23 - $500,000 Main Event ($69,050)

After a marathon of more than 12 hours of play, Russia's Denis "_DENGER_" Kuznetsov beat "KiddPT" (second - $50,400) in heads-up play to win the XL Spring #23 - $500,000 Main Event for a huge haul of $69,050 for his biggest online poker tournament win.

Kuznetsov is no stranger to online poker cash. According to PocketFives, he has accumulated more than $1 million in online winnings with nearly $500,000 of which came from almost 9,000 cashes on 888poker entering the Main Event.

Prior to this win, his biggest previous score at 888poker came in 2014 when he finished in third place for $11,637 in the $125,000 Mega Deep.

Ukraine's "FLRAP" also finished on the podium in third place for $37,050 with a trio of Brazilians finishing in the middle of the pack including "aziz.Mancha" (fourth - $27,450), Pedro "PaDiLhA10" Padilha (fifth - $20,300), and "RLYZacEfron" (sixth - $15,130).

XL Spring #23 - $500,000 Main Event Final Table Results

1Denis "_DENGER_" KuznetsovRussia$69,050
2KiddPT $50,400
5Pedro "PaDiLhA10" PadilhaBrazil$20,300
7nlfreddieUnited Kingdom$11,350
8notaboutloveUnited Kingdom$8,600

Head to our Live Reporting Hub to read more about this event.

XL Spring #24 - $50,000 Mini Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$33June 61,618$50,000

The XL Spring #24 - $50,000 Mini Main Event provided $1,460 in extra value to those that cashed after the event attracted 1,618 entries to fall just short of the event's generous $50,000 guarantee.

It was two Russians battling it out for the title heads-up before "eurisco" defeated "teejy" (second - $5,340) to claim the $7,305 top prize.

Lithuania's "GriggAs" was also on the podium after finishing in third place for $3,925 while "yourmajesty9" (fourth - $2,885), "bybababy" (fifth - $2,135), Martins "Jovelli" Kleins (sixth - $1,590), and "altavistt" (seventh - $1,195) also managed to add four-figures to their 888poker account at the final table in this event.

XL Spring #24 - $50,000 Mini Main Event Final Table Results

6Martins "Jovelli" Kleins$1,590

XL Spring #25 - $15,000 Micro Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize pool
$5.50June 62,235$15,000

The XL Spring #25 - $15,000 Micro Main Event provided huge value with $3,825 in overlay to those that cashed thanks to the event's generous $15,000 guarantee for just a $5.50 buy-in.

"Jumbomcgee" shipped the final event of the festival for a whopping $2,072 haul with "cashchetaa" (second - $1,512) and "TWOFACE888" (third - $1,112) joining this player on the podium with four-figure hauls.

XL Spring #25 - $15,000 Micro Main Event Final Table Results


2021 XL Spring Winners

EventGuaranteeWinnerCountryPrizeEntriesPrize Pool
XL Spring #1 - $50,000 Opening Event$50,000Christopher "MAKKAPAKKK" JohnsonUnited Kingdom$9,8841,353$67,650
XL Spring #2 - $25,000 Mini Opening$25,000SultanhcikUkraine$3,6531,520$25,000
XL Spring #3 - $10,000 Micro Opening$10,000lourimarBrazil$1,2211,735$10,000
XL Spring #4 - $15,000 Late Opening$15,000godfatheR2AAUnited Kingdom$2,744481$15,000
XL Spring #5 - $20,000 R&A Event$20,000Joao Pedro "jpsalgadocr0" RochaBrazil$3,982342$20,640
XL Spring #6 - $8,000 Mini R&A$8,000D.AQUINO92Brazil$1,306647$8,000
XL Spring #7 - $8,000 Late R&A$8,000Invented21stUnited Kingdom$1,622300$8,000
XL Spring #8 - $50,000 High Roller$50,000leblond1996Canada$11,718168$50,400
XL Spring #9 - $25,000 Mini High Roller$25,000Pat14Canada$4,920538$26,900
XL Spring #10 - $20,000 Late High Roller$20,000SmartestCatBelarus$4,650185$20,000
XL Spring #11 - $30,000 PKO$30,000GoldHand2077Brazil$3,282376$37,600
XL Spring #12 - $15,000 Mini PKO$15,000ZDmitrySRussia$1,1651,159$17,385
XL Spring #13 - $10,000 Late PKO$10,000Nzol888Ukraine$1,043418$12,540
XL Spring #14 - $40,000 PKO 8-Max$40,000kalkiyaliGermany$3,947202$40,000
XL Spring #15 - $15,000 Mini PKO 8-Max$15,000algsxrCanada$1,325603$16,320
XL Spring #16 - $15,000 Late PKO 8-Max$15,000rmilheiroBrazil$1,551216$15,000
XL Spring #17 - $30,000 DeepStack$30,000Edi0908 $5,880643$32,150
XL Spring #18 - $15,000 Mini DeepStack$15,000averygrandeCanada$2,4461,053$15,795
XL Spring #19 - $10,000 Late DeepStack$10,000Farzi1279Denmark$2,546464$13,920
XL Spring #20 - $30,000 6-Max$30,000CkfatherRussia$8,372364$36,400
XL Spring #21 - $15,000 Mini 6-Max$15,000COMINGEASYUnited Kingdom$2,9541,094$16,410
XL Spring #22 - $15,000 Late 6-Max$15,000Vadym "vaduwka" KhabarovUkraine$3,554309$15,450
XL Spring #23 - $500,000 Main Event$500,000Denis "_DENGER_" KuznetsovRussia$69,0501,654$500,000
XL Spring #24 - $50,000 Mini Main Event$50,000euriscoRussia$7,3051,618$50,000
XL Spring #25 - $15,000 Micro Main Event$15,000JumbomcgeeGermany$2,0722,235$15,000

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