After almost 14 hours of play, Denmark's ForSvojt won the $160 Event #14: $250,000 Super XL - Tune-Up for $53,754. The event attracted 1,454 players and 654 rebuys to generate a $316,200 prize pool, which eclipsed the tournament's $250,000 guarantee.
|5||Dimitar "trino11" Yosifov||Bulgaria||$15,652|
|9||Patrick "omgpatbrooks" Brooks||United Kingdom||$3,415|
Among those in the field were two 888poker Ambassadors, however, neither finished in the money with United Kingdom's Chris "888Moorman" Moorman finishing in 484th place and Brazil's Nicolau "nicofellow" Villa-Lobos finishing in 600th place.
The final table itself lasted for about three hours. The United Kingdom's Patrick "omgpatbrooks" Brooks was eliminated pretty quickly in ninth place for $3,415 when his pocket nines were no match for the pocket aces held by Bulgaria's Dimitar "trino11" Yosifov.
About 30 minutes later, Sweden's Huwwiel was the next to exit in eighth place for $6,166 when his king-nine lost to the jack-deuce held by United Kingdom's HappyMonkey9 with all the money going in preflop.
Straight after, f0rmEITseGal exited the tournament in seventh place for $9,328 followed by Finland's iikka12 hitting the rail in sixth place for $12,490.
Almost another half an hour passed before Yosifov hit the showers in fifth place for $15,652 when his ace-deuce couldn't catch up to ForSjovt's' ace-queen. About five minutes later, Germany's 888_de was eliminated in fourth place for $21,502 after the German's pocket deuces were unable to hold up against the ace-deuce held by Sweden's SalsaFiesta.
Fifteen minutes later, HappyMonkey9 was eliminated by SalsaFiesta in third place for $30,007. The Brit's jack-four proved to be no good on a jack-high board against the German's pocket jacks.
SalsaFiesta entered heads-up play with a 2:1 chip advantage against ForSvojt and it appeared for a moment the duo was going to make a deal. However, no agreement was reached and on the very next hand, ForSovjt grabbed the chip lead after he doubled up with ace-king against his opponent's king-jack.
Heads-up play lasted for over an hour with the chip lead going back and forth several times. SalsaFiesta was eventually low on chips when ForSvojt shoved with queen-nine. SalsaFiesta called for about eight big blinds with ace-six, however, eventually lost the hand and collected the runner-up prize of $39,525 when a queen hit the board.