2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $5,300
Prize Pool $2,990,267
Players 649

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 800,000

Christoforou Doubles Up

poolshir • Level 33: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Andreas Christoforou raised to 1,250,000 from the button and Liran Twito made it 5,000,000. Christoforou shoved and Twito asked for a count. The floor confirmed Christoforou had 23,300,000 in total.

Twito tanked: "It's a close one!"

After a while, Twito decided to make the call.

Andreas Christoforou: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Liran Twito: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{3-Spades} for Christoforou to stay ahead throughout the board and double up while the rail ran to the feature stage to celebrate.

The players have gone for a five-minute break.

Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 46,600,000 25,100,000
Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 18,300,000 -25,100,000

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouLiran Twito

Twito Wins Some Back

poolshir • Level 33: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Liran Twito had slowly been losing ground to Andreas Christoforou down but now Twito bet 1,100,000 from the button and Christoforou raised to 5,000,000 which Twito called.

They both checked through the whole {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} board. Christoforou tabled {8-Spades}{5-Hearts} for the pair of eights but Twito had {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for the same pair of eights but with the higher king-kicker.

Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 43,400,000 -1,500,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 21,500,000 1,500,000

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouLiran Twito

Level:
33
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

Twito Extends Lead

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Liran Twito called on the button and Andreas Christoforou checked,

They both checked through the {k-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{q-Hearts} flop to the {5-Hearts} on the turn. Christoforou bet 1,000,000 and Twito called.

The river completed the board with the {2-Hearts}, Christoforou now check-called the 2,500,000 bet of Twito but mucked when Twito tabled {k-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for the flush.

Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 44,900,000 7,650,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 20,000,000 -7,650,000

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouLiran Twito

Cards Back in the Air Once Again

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The numbers were looked at again and Liran Twito and Andreas Christoforou couldn't agree upon the numbers again so continued to play. With five minutes left on the clock in the level, the next levels will go to 30 minutes each with no antes in play.

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouLiran Twito

Kristen Bicknell Eliminated in 3rd Place ($254,770)

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell

Kristen Bicknell shoved from the button for 6,400,000 in the first hand after the break and Andreas Christoforou snap-called.

Kristen Bicknell: {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Andreas Christoforou: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The flop came {9-Spades}{a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for Christoforou to flop top pair immediately.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} which meant Bicknell was drawing dead and she got up from her chair.

The {8-Diamonds} was dealt on the river to complete the board as a formality for the Cypriotic rail to go crazy.

The players paused the clock again to look at the numbers once more.

Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 37,250,000 -200,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 27,650,000 6,600,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca Busted

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouKristen Bicknell

Cards Back in the Air

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The three remaining players discussed options for a bit again but decided to continue playing in the end.

No Deal; Break Instead

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The numbers were calculated and no deal has been agreed upon. They did agree to go on a 10-minute break now with almost 8 minutes left in the level.

Christoforou Doubles Through Twito

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Andreas Christoforou
Andreas Christoforou

The three remaining players discussed the option of looking at the numbers but decided to play the current hand first.

Andreas Christoforou raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Liran Twito shoved in the big blind. Christoforou made the call.

Andreas Christoforou: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Liran Twito: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for Christoforou to stay ahead.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} for Twito to pick up the open-ended straight draw.

The river completed the board with the {j-Hearts} for Christoforou to double up and the public to go crazy.

The clock has now been paused while the chips are being counted and numbers are being looked at.

Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 37,450,000 -10,550,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 21,050,000 10,800,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 6,400,000 900,000

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouLiran Twito

Daniel Braude Eliminated in 4th Place ($188,685)

poolshir • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Daniel Braude
Daniel Braude

Daniel Braude completed his small blind and Andreas Christoforou shoved in the big blind. Braude called for his last 1,425,000.

Daniel Braude: {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Andreas Christoforou: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for Christoforou to hold with the pocket eights to eliminate Braude in fourth place.

Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 48,000,000 3,000,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 10,250,000 -1,750,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 5,500,000 -1,900,000
Daniel Braude il
Daniel Braude
il Busted

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouDaniel Braude