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Three More XL Spring Series Champions as $120K Tune Up Reaches Final Table

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888poker crowned three more XL Spring Series champions over the weekend in addition to a trio of side events winners. Those six players go their hands on chunky payouts all while the $120,000 guaranteed Tune Up event reached the official nine-handed final table.

Aragorn92 and Dobfen Chip $25,000 DeepStack

The XL Spring Series #14 event was a $55 buy-in $25,000 guaranteed affair that drew in 495 players. The top 72 finishers won a portion of the $25,000 prize pool, with the tournament ending in a heads-up chop between Germany's "Aragorn72" and "Dobfen" of Canada.

Those players who navigated their way into the top five saw their $55 investment swell into a four-figure result. United Kingdom's "ybird1721" was the first of that quintet to win more than a grand, $1,292 to be exact.

Austrian grinder "Tighterinho" was the third-place finisher; they collected $2,402 for their effort. The Austrian's demise left Aragorn72 and Dobfen heads-up up, and the last standing duo decided to strike a deal that concluded the event. Dobfen officially finished in second place for $3,644 while the champion, Aragorn72, took home $4,243.

XL Spring #14 - $25,000 DeepStack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Aragorn92Germany$4,243*
2DobfenCanada$3,644*
3TighterinhoAustria$2,402
4Nzol888Ukraine$1,755
5ybird1721United Kingdom$1,292
6cherrywinePakistan$950
7pavel717171Belarus$702
8marcelot2015Uruguay$522
9ahahaohMontenegro$390

*reflects a heads-up deal

Ryguy12345 Wins With Josh Manley Third

Newest 888poker Streamer, Josh Manley, into the Main
888poker streamer Josh Manley finished third

888poker ambassador Josh "Josh_Manley" Manley almost became an XL Spring Series champion in the XL Spring #15 - $12,000 Mini DeepStack event but ultimately had to make do with a third-place finish worth $1,089.

Manley's prize was the first four-figure prize from the event, and his exit left "Sultanhcik" in a one-on-one battle with Canada's "ryguy12345," who was also at the final table of the $10,000 Late Deepstack tournament. A brief yet intense battle ended with ryguy12345 emerging victoriously and with the $2,038 top prize nestled in his 888poker account.

XL Spring #15 - $12,000 Mini DeepStack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1ryguy12345Canada$2,038
2SultanhcikUkraine$1,485
3Josh "Josh_Manley" ManleyUnited Kingdom$1,089
4big_tones20Canada$801
5MOLLOTUkraine$592
6frumentumAustria$439
7freakyfish99Ireland$326
8ARMYNINArmenia$243
9dozent44Germany$184

EvilJens 2.0 Leaves 316 Opponents in His Wake

Germany's "EvilJens 2.0" took down the $33 buy-in $10,000 Late DeepStack tournament and saw $2,027 in prize money wing its way to their account. The champion defeated "joelsonfa" of Brazil heads-up, resigning the Samba star to a $1,465 consolation prize.

Thailand's "notimur" busted in third for $1,065, the tournament's only other four-figure prize.

Shout out to ryguy12345 who finished seventh after winning the $12,000 Mini DeepStack and to Dobfen who finished eighth here after chopping the $25,000 DeepStack tournament.

XL Spring #16 - $10,000 Late DeepStack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1EvilJens2.0Germany$2,027
2joelsonfaBrazil$1,465
3notimurThailand$1,065
4papa_afUkraine$771
5LUISRGLBrazil$559
6Michael "RipCheader" RosamanUnited Kingdom$408
7ryguy12345Canada$298
8DobfenCanada$219
9Not_badMontenegro$161

XL Spring Series Side Event Results

Ian Simpson
888poker's Ian Simpson finished second in the $40K Gtd side event

Sunday 29 May saw a trip of Triple Threat PKO side events take place. The biggest came with a $55 buy-in and a $40,000 guaranteed prize pool. It attracted 1,004 players who created a $50,200 prize pool.

"_zarkou_" of Finland was the last player standing. Their first-place finish came with $6,588 in prize money, including bounties. New addition to the 888poker ambassador roster, Ian "Simpioni" Simpson, finished second for a $3,750 addition to his bankroll.

EventBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
XL Spring - $15,000 PKO Triple Threat 11$111,838$18,380pokhoc$1,972*
XL Spring - $20,000 PKO Triple Threat 22$221,257$25,140Elefantnhaus$2,891*
XL Spring - $40,000 PKO Triple Threat 55$551,004$50,200_zarkou_$6,588*

XL Spring Series Events on May 30

Three more XL Spring Series events take place on May 30, each being played on eighth-handed tables.

Also kicking off is the final table of the XL Spring #17 - $120,000 Tune Up, where $18,576 awaits the eventual champion. You can tune in to the Tune Up final table action from 8:00 p.m. on the official 888poker Twitch channel.

Time (BST)EventBuy-in
7:00 p.m.XL Spring #18 – $25,000 8-Max$88
8:00 p.m.XL Spring #19 - $15,000 Mini 8-Max$44
9:00 p.m.XL Spring #20 - $10,000 Late 8-Max$22
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