Day 1 completed
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Day 1 completed
The first event of the 888poker XL Inferno series has now come to an end, and it was Austria's 'sh4xuR7' taking down Event #1: $50,000 Opening Event for $13,721.
'sh4xuR7' came through a 726 entrants to score the victory, which ended with a heads-up battle against the UK's 'pokerdave128'.
The $50,000 guarantee was smashed with a total prize pool worth $72,600 as players took to the 888poker online field once more following the recent XL Blizzard series.
Final Table Results
Among the players in the 'Opening Event' battle was Ian Simpson, Espen Uhlen Jorstad, and Sam Grafton.
Jorstad and Grafton both found a place in the money, with latter lasting the longest and ultimately departing in 24th place.
When the action reached the final table, Serbia's 'exPROsjak' was first to go when they ran ace-ten into ace-queen and was quickly followed to the rail by Peru's 'n0sferatv' and 'lNCURSIO'.
Malta's 'Farrugia_1' took sixth place after they ran king-jack into king-queen, with Lithuania's 'IMDool' exciting in fifth place following their shove with ace-jack unable to beat pocket kings.
'jmsantos10' missed out on a podium position and departed in fourth place when pocket kings held against ace-ten, and former chipleader 'Alex_Vol' had to settle for third place when their brave call with two pair couldn't match up against a full house.
'sh4xuR7' held a 4/1 chip lead heads-up and never looked back, ultimately holding with ace-three against king-three to seal the title and send 'pokerdave128' to the rail as runner-up.
That concludes the coverage of Event #1, stay tuned to PokerNews.com throughout the rest of the series for updates on all of the events.
'pokerdave128' moved all in for 6.1m from the button and saw 'sh4xuR7' call.
'pokerdave128' found their hand dominated, and when the board fell in 'sh4xuR7's favor, it was all over.
'sh4xuR7' takes the win as 'pokerdave128' departs as runner-up for $10,055.
The play has resumed for heads-up.
The flop was down and both 'Alex_Vol' and 'sh4xuR7' checked.
The turn card was the and 'Alex_Vol' check-called a 1.9m bet.
The river fell the and 'Alex_Vol' checked for the third time. 'sh4xuR7' moved all in for 15.8m and put 'Alex_Vol' to the test with their 4.5m stack.
'Alex_Vol' went into the time bank allowance and with the decision nearly made for them, the call was made.
'sh4xuR7' revealed for a full house and 'Alex_Vol' mucked for two pair.
'Alex_Vol' departs with $7,405 in third place.
The players are on break.
The flop was down and 'Alex_Vol' check-called a 1.2m bet from 'sh4xuR7'.
The turn was the and both players checked and saw the river card.
'Alex_Vol' checked again and then called a 3.9m bet.
'sh4xuR7' revealed for trips and won a big pot.
A series of small pots have seen 'Alex_Vol' regain the lead.