Live Events 1
Event #43: $500,000 Main Event
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $250
Prize Pool $546,610
Players 2,326

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9

Highlights

Highlights

Event #43: $500,000 Main Event
Day 2 completed

"D.Bogachev" Wins Event #43: $500,000 Main Event for $71,278

elron66

After a 10-hour session on Day 1, Day 2 was a quick affair lasting less than two hours. At the end of it all, Russian player "D.Bogachev" emerged the winner of the biggest share of the $546,610 prize pool from 888poker's XL Winter Series Event #43: $500,000 Main Event. They had to make it through the starting field of 2,326 but pocketed $71,278 for their effort.

They started Day 2 third in chips, behind Lithuanian "Eg1D1" and chip leader and fellow Russian "bloodny". While "Eg1D1" made an early exit in 8th place, "bloodny" dominated the late stages of play on Day 1 and picked up Day 2 right where they left off.

"bloodny" dominated play early, taking out three players from the early action. They held the chip lead through much of the final table, and ended up heads-up with "D.Bogachev" for the title.

Final Table Results from 888poker's XL Winter Series Event #43: $500,000 Main Event

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1D.BogachevRussia$71,278
2bloodnyRussia$51,709
3chrissop14United Kingdom$37,443
4sergebezbEstonia$27,331
5alexos888Canada$20,115
6Stephen "Steve00085" BurtUnited Kingdom$14,758
7Dara "Doked" O'KearneyIreland$10,932
8Eg1D1Lithuania$8,144
9Marcmks16Sweden$6,122

Day's Action

The first five eliminations today were a whirlwind affair, coming within about 30 minutes of play. Amongst the early exits was Irish pro Dara "Doked" O'Kearney, who ended his run in 7th for $10,932, as well as Canadian online grinder "alexos888" who took 5th for $20,115.

One particular note was the laddering of "chrissop14". They came into the final day with the second shortest stack but managed to put in well-timed shoves and stay alive for a 3rd place finish worth $37,443. In one notable hand, they got there with queen-nine over ace-king, turning a full house against eventual winner "D.Bogachev" and giving "chrissop14" another life to ladder over 4th place finisher "sergebezb".

The winner had a story of their own late in the game. The hand that saw "chrissop14" get there reduced "D.Bogachev" to just 3.4 bigs, but they stormed back, eliminating "chrissop14" just a few hands later after a few doubles of their own.

That sent them into heads-up with the chip lead, and it only took a few hands of play to find a cooler against "bloodny" for the win.

That brings PokerNews' coverage of the 888poker XL Winter Series to an end. Click the link to see all the covered events.

"bloodny" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($51,709)

elron66

Level 51, Blinds: 400,000/800,000 (100,000)

Heads-up play didn't take very long today, but it ended on a cooler that saw "bloodny" go out in 2nd place for $51,709. They raised to 2.2 big blinds, then shoved 30.2 bigs after "D.Bogachev" re-raised to 8.8 bigs.

"bloodny": {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
"D.Bogachev": {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

It came down to a classic race for about $20,000, and in this case the board of {9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{4-Clubs} favored the over-cards. "bloodny" dominated the end-game of Day 1, and crushed a few souls on Day 2 as well, but in the end had to hand the trophy over to his countryman today.

D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 30,555,000 8,470,000
bloodny RU
bloodny
RU Busted

"chrissop14" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($37,443)

elron66

Level 50, Blinds: 350,000/700,000 (87,500)

"chrissop14" had a phenomenal run, coming into the final table 8th in chips and laddering up to 3rd place. They finally met their end after shoving almost 18 bigs from small-blind over a 2.5x open-raise from "D.Bogachev" on the button.

"chrissop14": {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}
"D.Bogachev": {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

"chrissop14" was behind and this time couldn't find any help. but managed a $37,443 payday.

D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 22,085,000 4,795,000
bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 12,810,000 840,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB Busted

"sergebezb" Eliminated in 4th Place ($27,331)

elron66

Level 50, Blinds: 350,000/700,000 (87,500)

"sergebezb" ran into some bad luck to end in 4th place today. Much of the damage was done when "chrissop14" survived with a double after queen-nine got there for a boat against ace-king. The final hand came when "sergebezb" shoved about 7 big blinds blind-on-blind with king-queen and ran into ace-king.

D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 17,290,000 4,375,000
bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 11,970,000 -1,750,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB 5,635,000 4,550,000
sergebezb EE
sergebezb
EE Busted

"D.Bogachev" Doubles Back

elron66

Level 50, Blinds: 350,000/700,000 (87,500)

Just before the break, "D.Bogachev" doubled back through "chrissop14". The money went in on the flop of a board reading {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. "chrissop14" check-shoved from the small blind on the flop, and got called.

"chrissop14": {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
"D.Bogachev": {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

"chrissop14" flopped best but "D.Bogachev" flushed the river to leave "chrissop14" short again. Considering they came into the final table 8th in chips, though, they've already had a solid run today.

bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 13,720,000 -5,180,000
D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 12,915,000 9,485,000
sergebezb EE
sergebezb
EE 7,175,000 -2,065,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB 1,085,000 -8,085,000

"chrissop14" Catches a Double

elron66

Level 49, Blinds: 300,000/600,000 (75,000)

"D.Bogachev" raised to 2.5 big blinds from the button, then called with more when "chrissop14" shoved almost 12 bigs from the small blind.

"chrissop14": {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
"D.Bogachev": {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

"D.Bogachev" had the best before the flop, but when the board came {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} "chrissop14" turned the straight for the win.

bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 18,900,000 -3,395,000
sergebezb EE
sergebezb
EE 9,240,000 -2,660,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB 9,170,000 4,620,000
D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 3,430,000 -6,650,000

Action has Slowed

elron66

Level 48, Blinds: 250,000/500,000 (62,500)

Action has slowed after the first five quick eliminations. "bloodny" still has the clear lead and is dominating the table, but in the most recent hand, "sergebezb" doubled with kings through the chip leader.

bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 22,295,000 -8,715,000
sergebezb EE
sergebezb
EE 11,900,000 -2,485,000
D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 10,080,000 -735,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB 4,550,000 -280,000

"alexos888" Eliminated in 5th Place ($20,115)

elron66

Level 47, Blinds: 200,000/400,000 (50,000)

Canadian "alexos888" added $20,000 more to their online bankroll with 5th place after shoving ace-deuce from the big blind over a cutoff raise from "bloodny" and getting a call.

"alexos888": {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
"bloodny": {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The board of {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} hit "bloodny" on the flop, and "alexos888" was done in 5th place.

bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 31,010,000 4,130,000
sergebezb EE
sergebezb
EE 14,385,000 -210,000
D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 10,815,000 -35,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB 4,830,000 -35,000
alexos888 ca
alexos888
ca Busted

Stephen "Steve00085" Burt Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,758)

elron66

Level 47, Blinds: 200,000/400,000 (50,000)

The action is going fast on the final table as Stephen "Steve00085" Burt is out in 6th place. "bloodny" raised 2.1x from the button, then called with the most after Burt shoved fro 8.5 big blinds.

Stephen "Steve00085" Burt: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
"bloodny": {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

"bloodny" needed to hit, but that was the theme of the end of Day 1, and it seems to be continuing here on Day 2 as the board came {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts} to send Burt to the rail.

bloodny RU
bloodny
RU 26,880,000 3,045,000
sergebezb EE
sergebezb
EE 14,595,000 -490,000
D.Bogachev RU
D.Bogachev
RU 10,850,000 35,000
chrissop14 GB
chrissop14
GB 4,865,000 735,000
alexos888 ca
alexos888
ca 3,850,000 -385,000
Stephen "Steve00085" Burt GB
Stephen "Steve00085" Burt
GB Busted