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2020 888poker XL Inferno

XL Inferno #17: $100,000 High Roller
Days:
1

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Players Info

Entries 326
Prize Pool $100,000
XL Inferno #17: $100,000 High Roller
Day 1 completed

"HSV_Gandi" Ships the XL Inferno High Roller ($20,450)

Jaxon • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Final Hand of XL Inferno High Roller
Final Hand of XL Inferno High Roller

After nearly eight hours of play, Germany's "HSV_Gandi" outlasted a field of 255 entrants plus 71 rebuys to win the XL Inferno Event #17: $100,000 High Roller at 888poker for $20,450.

Also joining this player on the podium were "Rocket_Aces" (second $15,000) and XL Inferno Event #1: $75,000 Opening Event champion "MorayEEEEEL" (third - $11,300).

The $320 tournament provided an extra $2,200 in added value to those that cashed thanks to the lofty $100,000 not being met with the buy-ins.

2020 XL Inferno High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1HSV_GandiGermany$20,450
2Rocket_AcesUnknown$15,000
3MorayEEEEELSweden$11,300
4popsnpokerCanada$8,500
5_chalukyasIndia$5,800
6cuadrado12Sweden$4,500
7EmilioteckUnited Arab Emirates$3,500
8PolMarineCanada$2,500
9resilience32Germany$1,900

High Roller Recap

The tournament guaranteed 36 players at least a min-cash of $750. It took approximately 6 1/2 hours for players to reach the money after "ContaSagrada eliminated Brazil's Felipe "mr.salgado" Salgado when their ace-king held against his opponent's king-queen.

Among the players not to cash were 888poker Ambassadors Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren, Ana "AnaMarquez." Marquez, Vivian "vivi.888." Saliba, and Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche. Lovgren, Marquez, and Saliba didn't make it past late registration closing, while Nitsche finished 10 spots off the money in 46th place.

Ana Marquez and Dominik Nitsche
Ana Marquez and Dominik Nitsche

The final table was reached nearly 6 1/2 hours into the tournament after Alexandru “alexos888” Baron was eliminated in 10th place for $1,600.

"HSV_Gandi" held a commanding chip lead with more than double their nearest competitor to start the final table, one they would hold on until heads-up play.

Three eliminations took place before the first blind level of the final table was in the books.

First to go was Germany's "resilience32" in ninth place for $1,900 when their ace-king suited didn't outrace the pocket tens held by "Rocket_Aces".

Soon after, "PolMarine" hit the rail in eighth place for $2,500 when their sixes couldn't win a flip against the ace-seven suited held by "MorayEEEEEL".

A few minutes later, United Arab Emirates' "Emilioteck" (seventh - $3,500) ran their ace-queen into the cowboys held by "Rocket_Aces".

Another blind level passed before the next trio of eliminations occurred.

Sweden's "cuadrado12" (sixth - $4,500) hit the showers after they jammed their short-stack with tens and couldn't hold against the ace-trey held by "HSV_Gandi".

Soon after India's "_chalukyas" (fifth - $5,800) couldn't get there with ace-ten against the queens held by "popsnpoker".

Despite just winning a hand, "popsnpoker" was eliminated in fourth place for $8,500 when their ace-queen suited couldn't outrace the treys held by "HSV_Gandi".

"MorayEEEEEL" was gunning for two big wins in XL Inferno events. Luck ran out as this player couldn't win a flip with nines against the ace-queen suited held by "Rocket_Aces". It has been a sick series thus far for this player as third place in the High Roller was worth $15,000 after already collecting $16,585 for winning the XL Inferno Opening Event.

"Rocket_Aces" held a small chip lead to start heads-up play against "HSV_Gandi". It appeared it was going to be over fairly quickly when "Rocket_Aces" four-bet jammed with ace-queen suited and was called by queen-jack suited. However, a jack spiked the board to give "HSV_Gandi" a double up and this player held a 4:1 chip advantage after the hand.

"Rocket_Aces" then lost the final race of the day when their ace-ten didn't get there against the fours held by their opponent to collect the runner-up prize of $15,000.

Meanwhile, "HSV_Gandi" became the latest big winner during the 2020 XL Inferno with a haul of $20,450.

This wraps up the coverage of Event #17, stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the rest of the series for updates on all of the events.

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Here is a look at the final table payouts of the XL Inferno #17: $100,000 High Roller.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap coming up soon.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1HSV_GandiGermany$20,450
2Rocket_AcesUnknown$15,000
3MorayEEEEELSweden$11,300
4popsnpokerCanada$8,500
5_chalukyasIndia$5,800
6cuadrado12Sweden$4,500
7EmilioteckUnited Arab Emirates$3,500
8PolMarineCanada$2,500
9resilience32Germany$1,900

"Rocket_Aces" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($15,000)

Jaxon • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

"HSV_Gandi" jammed the button and "Rocket_Aces" called off their 3.5 million stack.

"Rocket_Aces": {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
"HSV_Gandi": {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

"HSV_Gandi" hit a full house on the {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. The {6-Spades} came on the turn to give "Rocket_Aces" some hope of hitting a better full house.

However, the {8-Clubs} completed the board on the river and "Rocket_Aces" was eliminated in second place for $15,000.

Meanwhile, "HSV_Gandi" was left with all the chips and won the High Roller for $20,450.

HSV_Gandi DE 16,300,000 3,000,000
Rocket_Aces Busted

"HSV_Gandi" Back in the Lead

Jaxon • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

"Rocket_Aces" four-bet jammed with {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and was called by "HSV_Grand" for a little more than the 6.7 million had behind with {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}.

The {7-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{j-Spades}{4-Diamonds} ran out on the board and "HSV_Grand" doubled up to take the chip lead.

HSV_Gandi DE 13,300,000 5,662,458
Rocket_Aces 3,000,000 -5,662,458

"MorayEEEEEL" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($11,300)

Jaxon • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

"Rocket_Aces" opened from the button to 341,500. "MorayEEEEEL" three-bet to 2,940,000 from the small blind leaving 980,000 behind. "Rocket_Aces" four-bet and got a quick call.

"MorayEEEEEL": {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
"Rocket_Aces": {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

It was looking good for "MorayEEEEEL" to double after the {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades} came on the flop followed by the {5-Spades} on the turn.

However, the {q-Hearts} spiked the river to give "Rocket_Aces" the checkmark and "MorayEEEEEL" was eliminated in third place for $11,300.

Rocket_Aces 8,662,458 3,149,458
HSV_Gandi DE 7,637,542 -213,458
MorayEEEEEL se Busted
Level:
34
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

"Rocket_Aces" Doubles

Jaxon • Level 33: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

"HSV_Gandi" opened for 300,000 with {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} before they called a three-bet jam to 2,772,000 from "Rocket_Aces" with {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades} in the small blind.

The {8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} ran out on the board and "Rocket_Aces" doubled up.

HSV_Gandi DE 8,473,000 -3,666,000
Rocket_Aces 5,454,000 2,157,000
MorayEEEEEL se 2,372,000 1,388,000

"popsnpoker" Eliminated in 4th Place ($8,500)

Jaxon • Level 33: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

"HSV_Gandi" opened for 3,600 from the cutoff before they called a jam from "popsnpoker" for 2,676,000 from the button.

"HSV_Gandi": {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}
"popsnpoker": {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

"popsnpoker" had a flush draw on the {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop but was eliminated in fourth place for $8,500 after neither the {4-Clubs} on the turn nor the {2-Hearts} on the river were able to help.

Meanwhile, "HSV_Gandi" has two-thirds the chips in play with three players remaining.

HSV_Gandi DE 12,139,000 2,615,000
popsnpoker CA Busted