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888poker 2017 Super XL Series Day 11: Ukraine's 'fNx_R' Wins Mini Main Event!

On the final day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series, it was one of the busiest days of the year on the second largest online poker room in the world. There were ten events scheduled with the $1,050 Main Event as the biggest highlight of the day. Who could finish the series in style with a victory and a nice payday?

Event #54: $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Breeze

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 291,375$68,750

The final day started with Event #54: $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Breeze, where 1,375 players competed for a prize pool of $68,750. In the end, it was "pstratulat" from Romania who was the first winner of the day after defeating "kkvalieri" in the final heads-up. The Romanian got $11,687.50 for first place while the Brazilian had to settle for $8,593.75.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1pstratulatRomania$11,687.50
2kkvalieriBrazil$8,593.75
3scellone94Malta$6,524.37
4oneh1twonderAustria$4,675
5GiefurdollarGermany$3,403.12
6mukongaLithuania$2,715.62
7PulledPorkerCanada$2,028.12
8974kWRTUkraine$1,340.62
9kavkazBearCyprus$742.50

Event #55: $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 291,080$216,000

It was a great day for players who like the bigger buy-in tournaments. On Sunday, there was also a $215 Mega Deep scheduled and there were 1,080 playing for the first prize of $38,880. After more than fourteen hours it was United Kingdom's "HappyHour4U" who secured the victory. He or she received a total first place prize of $38,880 while Austria's runner-up "88tiger889" couldn't complain getting second for $27,712.80.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1HappyHour4UUnited Kingdom$38,880
288tiger889Austria$27,712.80
3Fitip4ldiUnited Kingdom$20,736
4REFpussyMexico$15,552
5curioso24Peru$10,800
6pvss10Brazil$8,640
7padilha10Brazil$6,480
8lanfear9Netherlands$4,320
9lrdvoldemortUnited Kingdom$2,592

Event #56: $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 291,295$64,750

At 19:30 GMT, the series saw 1,295 players register for Event #56: $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Monsoon to almost double the guaranteed prize pool of $35,000. The players played for a total prize pool of $64,750 with the first prize of $11,007.50. This money all went to United Kingdom's "Tuna_lover" who defeated all players after ten hours and one minute of play.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Tuna_loverUnited Kingdom$11,007.50
2Brunao333Brazil$8,093.75
3Wilmy_xUnited Kingdom$6,144.77
4kbelik48oNetherlands$4,403
5juanaflowArgentina$3,205.12
6DaPenguin213Costa Rica$2,557.62
7lanfear9Netherlands$1,910.12
8pokerdave128United Kingdom$1,262.62
9gib0derGeh90Germany$699.30

Event #58: $200,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$160Jan. 291,512$328,650

Players who couldn't afford to play the $1,050 Main Event, could register for the Mini Main Event with a buy-in of $160. In total, there were 1,512 players to create a total prize pool of $328,650 with $55,508.98 for the eventual winner of this event!

After losing "matehussulz" in tenth place for $2,760.66, the tournament went on with the final table of nine, each player guaranteed at least $3,549.42. In quick succession "Trollkonst8", "PairDrawGood" and "InJeBakkes" busted, while the other six players were guaranteed a nice five-figure payday.

"F4sKL" busted in sixth place for $12,488.70 and it was "BMars4Life" who finished in fifth place for $15,610.87. Luigi "firgli" Knoppers from Malta got himself to fourth place for $21,362.25, while Brazil's "selouan1991" missed out on the final heads-up after busting in third place for $30,235.80. The heads-up between "dobrydmi" and "fNx_R" was won by the latter mentioned and received $55,508.98 for his success!

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1fNx_RUkraine$55,508.98
2dobrydmiCzech Republic$39,503.73
3selouan1991Brazil$30,235.80
4Luigi "firgli" KnoppersMalta$21,362.25
5BMars4LifeFinland$15,610.87
6F4sKLCzech Republic$12,488.70
7InJeBakkesNetherlands$9,366.52
8PairDrawGoodGermany$6,244.35
9Trollkonst8Sweden$3,549.42

Event #59: $15,000 Super XL - Micro Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$5Jan. 295,029$22,881.95

For the players who couldn't afford the $1,050 and $160 Main Event, 888poker scheduled a Micro Main Event with a buy-in of just $5! This buy-in was paid by a massive 5,029 players to create a prize pool of $22,881.95. After nine hours and eleven minutes of play, the lion's share of this money was for runner-up "solnce2303" who got $2,886.21 after a heads-up deal. Winner "waffles10" got $2,742.63 for the victory.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1waffles10Brazil$2,742.63
2solnce2303Russia$2,866.21
3alinevodBelarus$1,761.91
4bekelUnited Kingdom$1,327.15
5tutui123Russia$915.27
6brewster50United Kingdom$640.69
777Master88Switzerland$411.87
8hanses77Germany$228.81
9fil_ajwi1Poland$173.90

Event #60: $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$90Jan. 291,014$122,208

Also on the Super XL schedule was the Sunday Challenge with a buy-in of $90. This tournament attracted 1,014 players and it was Czech Republic's "Corlusion" who was the luckiest player. In this event, he or she defeated Japan's "IamKenji1967" in the deciding heads-up to secure a $21,997,44 payday.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1CorlusionCzech Republic$21,997.44
2IamKenji1967Japan$15,679.28
37obi490Germany$11,731.96
4Kuncito1997Czech Republic$8,798.97
5alexdimitrovCzech Republic$6,110.40
6MAMOHT_TRussia$4,888.32
7larimetranBrazil$3,666.24
8LABOMBA1961Argentina$2,444.16
9MowlschbazdGermany$1,466.49

Event #61: $50,000 Super XL - Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 29349$69,800

For the fans of Turbo tournament, there was a $215 Turbo Mega Deep on the schedule. This event got 349 players and they played down to a winner within five hours and six minutes. In the end, "GangstaGo" was the biggest winner, winning the heads-up against Swedish player "asanisse4" to win the first prize of $13,506.30.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1GangstaGoUkraine$13,506.30
2asanisse4Sweden$10,121
32skiiiedGermany$7,678
4spektah888Canada$5,758.50
5GSTARRAW33Canada$3,978.60
6windiswildDenmark$3,071.20
7GretigaardNetherlands$2,373.20
8redsuarez $1,672.50
9gizz888ttiRussia$1,221.50

Event #62: $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$109Jan. 29461$46,100

After the Main Event, the Micro Main Event and the Mini Main Event, there was also a Turbo edition. This tournament had a buy-in of $109 and 461 players registered to create a prize pool of $46,100. Most of this money was for Switzerland's "skylin007", who won the event after three hours and 53 minutes. He or she defeated "miccoli1904" to secure a $8,759 payday, while the runner-up had to do with $6,454.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1skylin007Switzerland$8,759
2miccoli1904Czech Republic$6,454
3marioallin58Canada$4,725.25
4mideinGermany$3,595.80
5YSoSerious7Ukraine$2,535.50
6t8ofdiamondsGermany$1,959.25
7ROLDY18Netherlands$1,498.25
8pimmelspeckGermany$1,037.25
9JiffyjaffyUnited Kingdom$765.26

Event #63: $15,000 Super XL - Super Turbo Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$75Jan. 29285$28,105

To close the 888 Super XL Series, there was the Super Turbo Main Event with a buy-in of $75. In total, there were 285 players who were looking to finish the series with a nice score. The tournament was finished after just one hour and 47 minutes. Brazil's "fjreis" was the lucky one, who got from $75 to the first prize of $5,747.47 within 107 minutes!

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1fjreisBrazil$5,747.47
2Sekwens.Poland$4,215.75
3BtM4EverArgentina$3,175.86
4crackers333United Kingdom$2,388.92
5bommel012Czech Republic$1,630.09
6andyhoop14United Kingdom$1,264.72
7HlodgeUnited Kingdom$983.67
8unGdeMDUruguay$702.62
988tiger889Austria$533.99

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1Mindcrushers435.85
2GangstaGo396.45
3PulledPorker384.33
4Tacuara87382.20
5DrMiKee376.48
6ScratchyR374.38
7KellerA373.69
8MrBester371.76
9b.szaszko366.85
10GoFighTer365.19

Upcoming Tournaments

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Jan. 3118:00Super XL Champion of Champions Event 

888poker 2017 Super XL Series Day 10: 'KellerA' Wins Event #48

The final weekend of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series has started and on the tenth day of the series, there were six events planned. Who finished the series with a nice payday and the honours of the XL Series title? Let's take a look at the results of Day 10.

Event #48: $40,000 Super XL - Octopus

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 28261$80,400

The players liking bigger buy-in events prepared for the $40,000 Super XL - Octopus, a $215 buy-in tournament. At 17:00 GMT the day started and there were 261 players signing up. They created a total prize pool of $80,400 and for the winner, there was the first prize of $15,678.

After "kyosti_i" from Finland busted in ninth place, the tournament reached the final table of eight players. From there on, the tournament said goodbye to "Minzopug" (8th, $2,010), "NewBob17" (7th, $2,412), "TylerRM" (6th, $3,216) and "JacktheCpt" (5th, $4,422).

With four players left, each player was guaranteed at least $6,432. That was the most money"d1sclosure" could win in this tournament after finishing in fourth place. Brazil's "marcofilho" missed out on the final heads-up and he ended up in third place for $8,844.

The last two remaining players battled for a while before "KellerA" took the victory and first place of $15,678. "namlle" finished in second for $11,658.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1KellerAGermany$15,678
2namllehSweden$11,658
3marcofilhoBrazil$8,844
4d1sclosureUnited Kingdom$6,432
5JacktheCptRomania$4,422
6TylerRMBelarus$3,216
7NewBob17Russia$2,412
8MinzopugSweden$2,010

Event #49: $20,000 Super XL - Saturday R&A

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 28311$34,600

In Event #49: $20,000 Super XL - Saturday R&A there were 311 players competing for a total prize pool of $34,600. After almost eight hours of play, it was Ireland's "susanboyle1" who won the tournament for $6,695.10 after defeating Pius "AMasta89" Heinz in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1susanboyle1Ireland$6,695.10
2Pius "AMasta89" HeinzGermany$5,017
3Achileys34Czech Republic$3,806
4GangstaGoUkraine$2,854.50
5matheussulzBrazil$1,972.20
6VnilavaderSweden$1,522.40
7remboy44Russia$1,176.40
8BrttyySweden$830.40
9Oduvanchik15Latvia$605.50

Event #50: $75,000 Super XL - 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$160Jan. 28439$75,000

The third event of the day was Event #50: $75,000 Super XL - 6-Max. This event attracted 439 players, but that wasn't enough to get to the guaranteed prize pool of $75,000.

Every finalist got at least $2,662.50, but they were all aiming for the first prize of $15,000. In the end, it was Romania's "levelingmode" who took the title and earlier mentioned first-place prize. He defeated "Juanfran1973" in the deciding heads-up after nine hours and 47 minutes of play.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1levelingmodeRomania$15,000
2Juanfran1973United Kingdom$11,100
3swedebua14Germany$8,250
4gonzaarArgentina$5,700
5jgjg3000United Kingdom$4,162.50
6Wilmy_xUnited Kingdom$2,662.50

Event #51: $15,000 Super XL - Mini 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$30Jan. 28849$23,347.50

Again, there was a Mini edition on the schedule. In total, smaller edition of the 6-max saw 849 players register to create a prize pool of $23,347.50. The lion's share of that money went to Denmark's "jonhdinno", who took the first prize of $4,144.18.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1jonhdinnoDenmark$4,144.18
2mioritmicRomania$3,070.19
3antibetSVSweden$2,334.75
4xandepangsBrazil$1,634.32
5cleanwinRussia$1,167.37
6MkajjSweden$700.42

Event #52: $25,000 Super XL - Saturday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 28753$37,650

The day continued with the Saturday Challenge, an event with a buy-in of $55. There were 753 players competing for the first prize of $6,908.77, but that was never awarded. The final three players made a deal and it was Brazilian player "bs_pad" who took the most money ($5,832.65).

He didn't win the tournament because he finished in third place. The victory went to "rrstar79", after defeating Bas "nelisschuif"de Laat in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1rrstar79United Kingdom$4,827.69
2nelisschuifMalta$4,908.21
3bs_padBrazil$5,832.65
4jk0777Ireland$2,804.92
5jt7bl2fCanada$1,957.80
6TheHueyLewisBrazil$1,581.30
7swagdullarsNorway$1,204.80
8erektionenSweden$828.30
9BullflagCzech Republic$489.45

Event #53: $10,000 Super XL - Turbo 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 28298$14,900

The final tournament of the day, Event #53: $10,000 Super XL - Turbo 6-Max, saw 298 players register to create a total prize pool of $14,900.

Most of this money went to "joao_mathias" from Brazil who won the tournament after just three hours and seven minutes.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1joao_mathiasBrazil$3,278
2pawmorDenmark$2,287.15
3sitoutguyLatvia$1,713.50
4Clay_bornSweden$1,192
5spaarky777Germany$894
6mindcrushersCanada$596

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1Mindcrushers380.60
2GoFighTer324.52
3trojanmouse323.88
4Tacuara87317.50
5ScratchyR315.84
6b.szaszko313.92
7MrBester309.89
8PulledPorker309.43
9DrMiKee308.94
10PuntSonPunt307.23

Upcoming Tournaments

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Jan. 2915:45Event #54 $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Breeze$55
 17:30Event #55 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep$215
 18:30Event #56 $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Monsoon$55
 19:00Event #57 $1,500,000 Super XL - Main Event$1,050
 19:00Event #58 $200,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event$160
 19:30Event #59 $15,000 Super XL - Micro Main Event$5
 19:35Event #60 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge$90
 20:30Event #61 $50,000 Super XL - Turbo Mega Deep$215
 21:00Event #62 $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Main Event$109
 22:00Event #63 $15,000 Super XL - Super Turbo Main Event$75
Jan. 3118:00Super XL Champion of Champions Event 

Live Reporting

Tonight there will be Live Reporting of the $1,050 Event #58 $1,500,000 Guarantee - Main Event. You can follow it 19:00 GMT in our Live Reporting-section.

Day 9: 'HonorTheGame' Wins Event #46

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The final weekend of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series is about to start, but first, there were still four events on schedule on Friday. Let's see who can start the weekend with the feeling of a victory!

Event #44: $30,000 Super XL - Knockout

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$150Jan. 27410$57,810

The day started with Event #44: $30,000 Super XL - Knockout and there were 410 players competing for a prize pool of $57,810. After more than nine and a half hours it was "doitlikewond" who was crowned as a winner. He defeated "TheMagicPike" in the final heads-up to secure himself the victory and $6,193.10 after a three-way deal.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1doitlikewondUnited Kingdom$6,193.10
2TheMagicPikeNorway$5,900.43
3Yurec1707Ukraine$5,921.87
4ACRRRPeru$3,280
5thedaftieNorway$2,296
6khalid1968Malta$1,742.50
7not_the_sameCosta Rica$1,332.50
8HitchsslapCzech Republic$922.50
9Juanfran1973United Kingdom$680.60

Event #45: $10,000 Super XL - Mini Knockout

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$35Jan. 27930$30,225

For the players who couldn't afford the first event of the day, there was a Mini-edition starting at the same time. Nine-hundred-and-thirty players paid their buy-in of $35 to create a total prize pool of $30,225. The lion's share of this amount went to Swedish player "Binge_Marker", but he wasn't the first place finisher. After a heads-up deal, he secured $3,625.51 but it was "BatmanApollo" who won the tournament for $3,582.22.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1BatmanApolloRussia$3,582.22
2Binge_MarkerSweden$3,625.51
3meelisimeEstonia$2,255.25
4tofanlucianRomania$1,685.62
5vaskarch23 $1,171.90
6xxgorglavxxRussia$939.30
7P0vorachivayRussia$706.80
8GSwarrior30Ukraine$476.62
9hdgdlmsndhGermany$290.62

Event #46: $25,000 Super XL -Friday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$35Jan. 271,062$33,984

Not much later the series continued with Event #46: $25,000 Super XL -Friday Challenge, where 1,062 players competed for a prize pool of $33,984. The first prize of $6,117.12 went to Romania after "HonorTheGame" defeated Brazil's "zemacale" in the heads-up. The runner-up got $4,360.14 for his second-place finish.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1HonorTheGameRomania$6,117.12
2zemacaleBrazil$4,360.14
3gruzin_vovaRussia$3,262.46
4Florian178Germany$2,446.84
5Barathrum15Ukraine$1,699.20
6PINCHITOEC1United Kingdom$1,359.36
7XENANTISSITFinland$1,019.52
8svenskeren14Czech Republic$679.68
9meelisimeEstonia$407.80

Event #47: $10,000 Super XL - Turbo Knockout

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$75Jan. 27288$20,160

The ninth day of the series was finalized with the Event #47: $10,000 Super XL - Turbo Knockout. In this tournament, there were 288 players playing for a total prize pool of $20,160. In this Turbo tournament, it was Canadian "PulledPorker" who rewarded himself with a victory and $2,944.80 in prize money.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1PulledPorkerCanada$2,944.80
2Angelaras17United Kingdom$2,160
3l.mantovanBrazil$1,627.20
4daniel1846Germany$1,224
5pqd89Netherlands$835.20
6NooooB2U2Norway$648
7mrnorbertoCzech Republic$504
8remboy44Russia$360
9tntdeluxeUnited Kingdom$273.60

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1Mindcrushers336.59
2PulledPorker304.74
3trojanmouse300.63
4DrMiKee300.29
5GoFighTer297.93
6ScratchyR279.19
7PuntSonPunt279.17
8b.szaszko275.28
9sally_os274.33
10Not_the_Same272.80

Upcoming Tournaments

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Jan. 2816:00Event #48 $40,000 Super XL - Octopus$215
 17:40Event #49 $20,000 Super XL - Saturday R&A$55
 19:00Event #50 $75,000 Super XL - 6-Max$160
 19:00Event #51 $15,000 Super XL - Mini 6-Max$30
 19:35Event #52 $25,000 Super XL - Saturday Challenge$55
 21:00Event #53 $10,000 Super XL - Turbo 6-Max$55
    
Jan. 2915:45Event #54 $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Breeze$55
 17:30Event #55 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep$215
 18:30Event #56 $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Monsoon$55
 19:00Event #57 $1,500,000 Super XL - Main Event$1,050
 19:00Event #58 $200,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event$160
 19:30Event #59 $15,000 Super XL - Micro Main Event$5
 19:35Event #60 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge$90
 20:30Event #61 $50,000 Super XL - Turbo Mega Deep$215
 21:00Event #62 $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Main Event$109
 22:00Event #63 $15,000 Super XL - Super Turbo Main Event$75

Day 8: Chris Moorman Wins Event #38 ($16,453,12)!

The final weekend of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series is nearing, so things are heating up on the second largest online poker room in the world. On Thursday, there were six new events planned and they all played down to a winner. Let's see who won some big money!

Event #38: $50,000 Super XL - R&A Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 26667$87,750

The eight day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series started with Event #38: $50,000 Super XL - R&A Event. A total of 667 players registered for this tournament and they created a total prize pool of $87,750. For the eventual winner, there was a first-place prize of $16,453.12 waiting to be collected.

After "d0nkeykong" from Canada was busted on the final table bubble, the tournament reached the final table with 888poker Ambassador Chris "888Moorman" Moorman still left in contention. With nine players left the bust-outs followed each other in quick succession. "zzagnux" finished in ninth place, "danph134" got $1,974.37 for finished eight and "mantecaa" ended up in seventh place for $2,851.87. Moorman had the chip lead with sixth players left:

The final table went really fast and after "narizinhodzi" finished in third place for $8,775, Moorman was playing "YourNemeis" for the title and first prize of $16,453.12. It was a long and heavy battle between the two, but in the end, it was Moorman who was the strongest and shipped the event:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Chris "888Moorman" MoormanUnited Kingdom$16,453.12
2YourNemeisCzech Republic$11,846.25
3narizinhodziBrazil$8,775
4hellohelloooRussia$6,581.25
5levelingmodeRomania$4,606.87
6Sinatra48Lithuania$3,729.37
7mantecaaMexico$2,851.87
8danhp134Colombia$1,974.37
9zzagnuxSwitzerland$1,237.27

Event #39: $10,000 Super XL - Mini R&A Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$5Jan. 261,573$19,428.50

For the players who couldn't afford the regular R&A Event, there was once again a mini-edition with a buy-in of just $5. The tournament got to 1,573 entries who created a prize pool of $19,428.50. The largest share went to Denmark's "larsnoro" who won the even after eight hours and fifteen minutes of play. He defeated Germany's "icecube781" in the final heads-up to walk away with the top prize of $3,281.47.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1larsnoroDenmark$3,281.47
2icecube781Germany$2.335.30
3kaciukas7Lithuania$1,787.42
4LeifAxelssonLatvia$1,262.85
5mark210864Romania$922.85
6babae12Philipinnes$738.28
7rozhinskyUkraine$553.71
8so_easy_uaUkraine$369.14
9willymotUnited Kingdom$209.82

Event #40: $100,000 Super XL - Quarterback

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 26560$147,550

Players not particularly fond of little events, were in for a treat on Thursday with Event #40 of the series - the $215 buy-in $100,000 Super XL - Quarterback. A total of 560 players paid their buy-in to get a prize pool of $147,550 with $27,886.95 for the eventual winner. It was Malta's "Giuglia888" who defeated "njegosh" in the final heads-up to walk away with exactly that. The runner-up had to do a total prize of $20,435.67.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Giuglia888Malta$27,886.95
2njegoshHong Kong$20,435.67
3rkellett89United Kingdom$15,050.10
4billycadu14Argentina$11,361.35
5sh11dyNetherlands$7,967.70
6juanaflowArgentina$6,270.87
7MOI_est_JEANUnited Kingdom$4,795.37
8backdown8Sweden$3,319.87
9TomYamKaiFinland$2,257.51

Event #41: $30,000 Super XL - Mini Quarterback

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$44Jan. 26889$43,110

The series continued with the Event #41: $30,000 Super XL - Mini Quarterback where 889 players competed for a total prize pool of $43,110. After more than eight hours of play, the tournament crowned Germany's "weltmaschine" as the winner of the tournament. He received a prize of $7,759.80.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1weltmaschineGermany$7,759.80
2derek_eekkRomania$5,604.30
3goldfather55Russia$4,181.67
4khalid1968Malta$3,125.47
5QuagmireXXXPoland$2,172.74
6dope_fiendPoland$1,741.64
7trojanmouseCzech Republic$1,310.54
8theslig13Ireland$883.75
9Showdown13Germany$538.87

Event #42: $25,000 Super XL - Thursday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$12Jan. 261,199$33,572

Event #42 of the series, the Event #42: $25,000 Super XL - Thursday Challenge, saw 1,199 players compete for a total prize pool of $33,572. The lion's share of this money was awarded to by Poland's "Altik14" who won the tournament for $5,794.52.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Altik14Poland$5,794.52
2Slowplay0815Germany$4,196.50
3doitlikewondUnited Kingdom$3,189.34
4wf1skBrazil$2,336.61
5STFPSRomania$1,661.81
6fvfpjyfcRussia$1,326.09
7c0manechYMalta$990.37
8lesqateRomania$654.65
9uberslug1987United Kingdom$369.29

Event #43: $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Quarterback

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$109Jan. 26373$43,900

The eight day of the series was closed by the Event #43: $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Quarterback where they went from 373 players to a winner in just three hours and 26 minutes. In this tournament, the final three players made a deal where they all got more than $6,000. Czech Republic's "Olli4.4.4" got $6,230.20 for his third place finish, while "joao_mathias" received $6,419.81 for finishing in second place for $6,419.81.

The winner of this tournament, "que_te_crio", got himself a nice payday, receiving the XL Series title and the first place prize of $6,639.65.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1que_te_crioMalta$6,639.65
2joao_mathiasBrazil$6,419.81
3Olli4.4.4Czech Republic$6,230.20
4rublubabloRussia$3,512
5mumimorxxxNorway$2,458.40
6m9ym9soRussia$1,865.75
7Afghan_123Germany$1,426.75
8lrdvoldemortUnited Kingdom$987.75
9HatchetgarryRussia$728.74

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1Mindcrushers316.84
2DrMiKee300.30
3trojanmouse284.74
4GoFighTer279.80
5PuntSonPunt263.64
6ScratchyR261.02
7Tacuara87258.08
8b.szaszko256.62
9sally_os252.41
10Ti0373250.80

888poker Increases Prizes for the Super XL Champion of Champions

Jaxon
2017 Super XL Series
2017 Super XL Series

On Thursday, 888poker announced that due to the huge impact of the 2017 Super XL Series, it would be raising the stakes for the Super XL Champion of Champions Event on Jan. 31. According to 888poker, this year's festival is the most successful online tournament series in 888poker history.

This special freeroll event at 8 p.m. GMT is an invite-only affair for the top 18 players on the Super XL Champion of Champions Leaderboard.

The top three winners will each receive a package to the 2017 World Series of Poker with the winner walking away with a package to the 2017 WSOP Main Event valued at $12,500. Players are guaranteed a minimum of a $160 tournament ticket just for qualifying. In total, $22,830 in prizes will be awarded in this tournament.

Super XL Champions of Champion Prizes

PlacePrize
1$12,500 WSOP Main Event package
2$3,000 WSOP Crazy 8's package and $1,050 WSOP Main Event qualifier ticket
3$3,000 WSOP Crazy 8's package
4-5$600 tournament ticket
6-18$160 tournament ticket

Champion of Champions Leaderboard

Currently, Fabrizio "DrMikee" Gonzalez leads the way with 276.92 points, thanks to an impressively strong performance. Thus far, Gonzalez has won Event #8: $80,000 Super XL - Crazy 8 for $20,010, took fourth place in Event #17: $200,000 Super XL - Whale for $17,718 and finished in second place in Event #28 $350,000 Super XL - High Roller for $62,930.

Gonzalez, who was ranked the top player in the world for months on the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings before slipping to second place, is once again the top dog in the rankings with his impressive run during the Super XL Series. Here is a look at how the top 18 currently stack up with still two dozen Super XL events left on the schedule.

Super XL Champion of Champions Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1Fabrizio "DrMikee" Gonzalez276.92
2Mindcrushers264.02
3PuntSonPunt243.07
4Carlos "Tacuara87" Branco239.78
5GoFighTer238.11
6trojanmouse237.02
7ScratchyR232.68
8Peter "Not_the_Same" Nigh227.43
9b.szaszko226.27
10Doug "PulledPorker" Lang221.56
11summuNNN219.16
12TheRudimeer216.58
13Esko "MrBester" Virri216.02
14sally_os213.49
15Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin210.72
16Antonin "Tudlenudle" Duda203.74
17R0bis5s196.23
18Yzw42_194.82

Day 7: Russia's "petrofv5501 " Wins Event 32 for $11,641.36

The 888poker 2017 Super XL Series is nearing the final weekend but before that, there are still some interesting tournaments on the schedule. On Wednesday there were four events scheduled and each one played down to a winner. Who got a nice payday halfway through the week? Read on and find out!

Event #32: $50,000 Super XL - 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$109Jan. 25696$69,600

The seventh day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series kicked off with the biggest event - the $109 $50,000 Super XL - 8-Max. For this event, 696 players paid their buy-in to create a total prize pool of $69,600. With that, there was a first-place prize of $13,015.20 and 88 players cashing at least $180.96.

After several hours, the tournament reached the final table of eight players after "YourNemeis" got busted in ninth place for $835.20. On the final table "Beebsterizer" (8th - $1,050.96), "F4sKiL" (7th - $1,566) and "james12627" (6th - $2,436) busted in quick succession.

Croatian player "nomoney4ever" wouldn't win the tournament either after busting in fifth place, while "luckyr1ver" finished in fourth place for a total prize of $5,220. After their eliminations, the tournament saw "Kharmuta" missing out on the final heads-up - he ended up in third place for $6,960.

The final two players made a deal before Russia's "petrofv5501" took the victory for $11,641.36. Ukrainian runner-up "YSoSerious7" finished in second place for $10,769.84.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1petrofv5501Russia$11,641.36
2YSoSerious7Ukraine$10,769.84
3KharmutaRomania$6,960
4luckyr1verGermany$5,220
5nomoney4everCroatia$3,480
6james12627Argentina$2,436
7F4sKiLCzech Republic$1,566
8BeebsterizerCanada$1,050.96

Event #33: $10,000 Super XL - Mini 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$12Jan. 251,720$18,748

For players with a much smaller bankroll, again a mini version started; the Mini 8-Max with a buy-in of just $12. In total, the tournament got 1,720 players to create a nice prize pool of $18,748 - almost doubling the guarantee of $10,000. The lion's share of this prize pool went to the Czech Republic's "Tudlenudle", who won the tournament after defeating "h12star" from the Netherlands in the deciding heads-up. "Tudlenudle" got $3,280.90 in his account, while the runner-up received $2,343.50.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1TudlenudleCzech Republic$3,280.90
2h12starNetherlands$2,343.50
3shreisterIndia$1,814.80
4st.kushNetherands$1,312.36
5meat069Canada$937.40
6znah4beatRussia$562.44
7STFPSRomania$374.96
8cragger80United Kingdom$187.48

Event #34: $25,000 Super XL - Wednesday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$35Jan. 251,138$47,328

Players who like to play medium buy-in tournaments were in for a treat on Wednesday, because Event #34 of the series had a buy-in of $35. In total there were 1,138 players who registered, creating a total prize pool of $47,328. The eventual winner would have a nice payday with the first-place prize of $8,272.93.

In the end, after almost ten hours of play, it was clear this prize wouldn't be given to anyone. The final three players made a deal where runner-up "igotcaught" got the most money - receiving $7,265.65. Mexico's "mantecaa" won the event for $5,884.95 while third place finisher "ItalianPorn" received $5,629.77.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1mantecaaMexico$5,884.95
2igotcaughtThailand$7,265.65
3ItalianPornUnited Kingdom$5,629.77
4clickityclicGermany$3,360.28
5play2wiinCanada$2,366.40
6laziklUkraine$1,893.12
7aadannaaNetherlands$1,419.84
8DiegoNiNo167Brazil$946.56
9Zug_moraesBrazil$544.27

Event #35: $8,000 Super XL - Turbo 8-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$30Jan. 25619$17,022.50

Last, but not least, Event #35: $8,000 Super XL - Turbo 8-Max started at 22:00 GMT. This Turbo tournament played down to a winner in just three hours and 27 minutes. It was Poland's "Holly_grail" who ended his Wednesday with a nice payday - he won the tournament for a total prize of $3,183.20.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Holly_grailPoland$3,183.20
2Tacuara87Czech Republic$2,340.59
3R0bis5sLatvia$1,719.27
4enacherbrtUnited Kingdom$1,276.68
5andrey59Brazil$851.12
6Sekwens.Poland$595.78
7comebckGermany$374.49
8denise0031Netherlands$260.44

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1DrMiKee236.67
2Mindcrushers234.52
3PuntSonPunt228.80
4ScratchyR206.22
5GoFighTer201.21
6trojanmouse200.92
7Tacuara87193.75
8TheRudimeer189.98
9a36yka185.16
10summuNNN184.41

Day 6: Jonathan 'chut_up' Van Fleet Wins High Roller for $87,290

On the sixth day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series, the fans of high roller tournaments were in for a treat; the $2,100 High Roller was on schedule for Tuesday. Besides the high roller, there were also three other events played out, so there was a lot of money at stake. Do you want to know who won the most money? Let's have a look at the results of Day 6.

Event #28 $350,000 Super XL - High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$2,100Jan. 24203$406,000

After more than 10 hours of play, Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet won the $2,100 Event #28: $350,000 Super XL - High Roller for $87,290. The event attracted 203 players for a total prize pool of $406,000.

Some of the best online poker tournament players in the poker world registered to the event. Well-known pros like Ole "olekonjole" Schemion, Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro and Christopher "NigDawg" Brammer had a go at the most expensive tournament of the Super XL Series, however, was unable to make a deep run.

The eventual final table was also by no means lacking household names. The No. 1 ranked online tournament player in the world, Niklas "tutten7" Astedt, was long in contention for the title, but would eventually succumb to an eighth-place finish outlasting only Britain's "LAP1215" (ninth - $8,120) on the final table.

Costa Rican player "JAB888" was next to bust in seventh place for $16,240 before former EPT winner Frederik "Poelsetyv" Jensen followed suit in sixth place good for $20,300.

Shortly after Marton "WorldIsOurs" Czuczor (fifth - $24,360) fell to the ace-jack of Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez before Romanian "glezna23" was sent to the rail in a coin flip against Van Fleet.

Even though Gonzalez knocked out Bernardo "bsdias" Dias in third place for $47,705, Van Fleet still held the chip lead as the players started heads-up play. In the very first hand, Gonzalez managed to level the playing field by doubling up with ace-seven against the pair of threes of Van Fleet, but Van Fleet took back the lead immediately and never looked back.

In the final hand, the king-seven of Van Fleet held up against the queen-jack of his opponent, and king high was enough to secure the victory and the $87,290 on top, while Gonzalez walked away with the runner-up prize of $62,930.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet$87,290
2Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez$62,930
3Bernardo "bsdias" Dias$47,705
4"glezna23"$35,525
5Marton "WorldIsOurs" Czuczor$24,360
6Frederik "Poelsetyv" Jensen$20,300
7"JBA888"$16,240
8Niklas "tutten7" Astedt$12,180
9"LAP1215"$8,120

Event #29 $100,000 Super XL - Mini High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 24639$127,800

For the players who couldn't afford to play the $2,100 High Roller, there was a Mini High Roller with a buy-in of $215. In total, 639 players registered for this tournament to create a $127,800 prize pool with a first-place prize of $20,323.90. After the elimination of Canada's "kamexxx" in third place for $12,907.80, the last two players competed for victory.

Before starting with their heads-up battle, United Kingdom's "carpediem14" and Sweden's "StorValle" agreed to a deal. While "carpediem14" secured most of the money in the deal, he wasn't able to secure the victory. He received $21,326.12 while "StorValle" was awarded $20,323.90 after defeating his opponent.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1StorValleSweden$20,323.90
2carpediem14United Kingdom$21,326.12
3kamexxxCanada$12,907.80
4Love3ThiSGamEGermany$9,712.80
5wisimakiUnited Kingdom$6,824.52
6zuzina450Czech Republic$5,431.50
7DedoDeGorilaBrazil$4,153.50
8pojebaniec87Poland$2,875.50
9uarebad_lolGermany$1,917

Event #30 $40,000 Super XL - Tuesday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$109Jan. 24713$71,300

A total of 713 players ponied up the $109 buy-in to play in Event #30 $40,000 Super XL - Tuesday Challenge to almost double the guaranteed prize pool of $40,000. In total, there was $71,300 to share between the final 90 players of this tournament. The lion's share of this prize pool, $13,368.75, went to Thailand's "not_the_same." He finished on top after almost 13 hours of play, defeating Russia's "AfraidBubble" in the deciding heads-up battle.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1not_the_sameThailand$13,368.75
2AfraidBubbleRussia$9,625.50
3jfl1234Malta$7,130
4casinopro888Sweden$5,347.50
5usameetaVerenigde Arabische Emiraten$3,743.25
6yiy00Argentina$3,030.25
7BlacKK_DucKKBrazil$2,317.25
8_antikk_Belarus$1,604.25
9PulledPorkerCanada$1,005.33

Event #31 $50,000 Super XL - Turbo High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$160Jan. 24371$55,650

The final event to kick off on the sixth day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series was the $50,000 Super XL - Turbo High Roller. A total of 371 players bought in for the $160 entry fee to create a $55,650 prize pool.

After "IT0mmyGUNI" busted on the bubble for the final table, the tournament reached the final nine. From there, "Sinatra48" lost in ninth place for $923.79, while "Hitchsslap" went out in eight for $1,604.25. Bryan "DePittsterje" Paris (seventh - $1,808.62), "Ph4N888" (sixth - $2,365.12) and "ScratchyR" (fifth - $3,116.40) were also sent to the rail before the tournament reached the final stage.

United Kingdom's "preyondaline" finished in fourth place for $4,452, before "overthetop43" busted in third place to collect $5,843.25. With stacks short during heads-up play, the final two players, "sally_os" (first - $9,831.05) and "obvo4sal" (second - $8,778.37) agreed to a heads-up deal.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1sally_osAustria$9,831.05
2obvo4salSwitzerland$8,778.37
3overthetop43Germany$5,843.25
4preyondalineUnited Kingdom$4,452
5ScratchyRCzech Republic$3,116.40
6Ph4N888Romania$2,365.12
7Bryan "DePittsterje" ParisCanada$1,808.62
8HitchsslapCzech Republic$1,252.12
9Sinatra48Lithuania$923.79

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1Mindcrushers775.70
2PuntSonPunt766.38
3Not_the_Same715.45
4trojanmouse674.01
5GoFighTer655.64
6summuNNN648.08
7DrMiKee642.41
8ScratchyR640.27
9TheRudimeer633.86
10PulledPorker606.74

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Day 5: Germany's 'Xp3ctNoMerc1' Wins First Omaha Event

After a great first weekend of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series, the players couldn't get much rest before the series continued on Monday. There were six new events starting and all of them played down to a winner within a day. Who started out the week with a great Monday? Let's see the results.

Event #22 $15,000 Super XL - Omaha Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$109Jan. 23164$24,500

A new day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series started with the $109 Omaha Event, the highest buy-in event of Day 5. A total 164 paid this amount of money to play this event to create a prize pool of $24,500. For the winner of this event, there was a first prize of $5,635 while the six finalists would all be guaranteed at least $1,004.50.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Xp3ctNoMerc1Germany$5,635
2EvnomiYaRussia$3,920
3PARARANGEGermany$2,940
4BrttyySweden$1,960
5hajniakPoland$1,470
6utex77Austria$1,004.50

When the tournament was down to seven players they were on the final table bubble. Finnish player "kyosti_i" missed out on the official final table after he busted in seventh place for $698.25. On the final table, the tournament saw "utex77" and "hajniak" bust in quick succession to get down to four players.

From there on "Brttyy" busted in fourth place for $1,960 and "PARARANGE" from Germany didn't make the final heads-up after finishing in third place for $2,940. The heads-up between "EvnomiYa" and "Xp3ctNoMerc1" played until 05:27 GMT and the latter won it for $5,635.

Event #23 $5,000 Super XL - Mini Omaha Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$12Jan. 23433$6,899.70

For the players who couldn't afford the Omaha Event, there was a Mini Omaha Event starting at the same time. The buy-in for this event was just $12 and in total 433 players registered to build a prize pool of $6,899.70. After seven hours, the tournament crowned a winner after a heads-up deal; Czech Republic's "Der_Baron32" won Event #23 for $1,249.63.

Dutch runner-up "h12star" finished in second place and got $1,151.86 after the deal.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Der_Baron32Czech Republic$1,249.63
2h12starNetherlands$1,151.86
3MuhubanaShekCzech Republic$758.96
4quahaBelarus$524.37
5theslothpackMalta$382.93
6magigydraGermany$244.93

Event #24 $10,000 Super XL - Monday Royal

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$22Jan. 23968$19,360

At 20:35 GMT there were 968 players starting in Event #24 of the tournament series - the Monday Royal. The guaranteed prize pool of $10,000 was almost doubled to $19,360. The first prize was $3,484.80. "tuanpham81" from the Netherlands won that exact figure as he defeated "mkyplain" from Canada in the deciding battle after more than eight hours.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1tuanpham81Netherlands$3,484.80
2mkyplainCanada$2,516.80
3RazvybRomania$1,877.92
4GoFighTerBelarus$1,403.60
5TOP1LTULithuania$975.74
6ForeverpunkGermany$774.40
7tikanis2Germany$580.80
8newty_musicCanada$387.20
91OdessaUkraine$232.20

Event #25 $10,000 Super XL - Monday Flush

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$22Jan. 23905$18,100

On Monday it wasn't a day of five-figure prizes and Event #25 wasn't any different. Nine-hundred-and-five players registered for the Monday Flush with a buy-in of $22 to create a total prize pool of $18,100. There was an original first prize of $3,258 but no one received this amount of money.

The last four players made a deal where third-place finisher "alexeiv2009" got the most money - $2,366.43. The honors and the XL Series title were for "alwaysstrap" from the Czech Republic, who got $2,243.22 in prize money.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1alwaysstrapCzech Republic$2,243.22
2KellerAGermany$2,023.15
3alexeiv2009Russia$2,366.43
4relyinonluckUnited Kingdom$2,046.15
5sirkarevRussia$912.24
6BYLIACanada$731.24
7kikasazvSlovakia$550.24
8Erik_AjaxNetherlands$371.05
9Nzol888Ukraine$226.25

Event #26 $15,000 Super XL - Snap Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 23252$20,650

For the fans of Turbo tournaments, there was Event #26 $15,000 Super XL - Snap Event. In this tournament, the blinds increased every six minutes so the tournament got down from 252 players to a winner in just three hours and 10 minutes. Those players all paid $55 to compete in this event and it created a first-place prize of $4,222.92.

Poland's "Slipknott14" will be a fan of Turbo tournaments after this day because he finished up top. He made a deal with his last competitor "Gagagawa" and received $3,737.06. The runner-up from Norway had to settle for a prize of $3,583.47.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Slipknott14Poland$3,737.06
2GagagawaNorway$3,583.47
3NevilleWeeeeBrazil$2,333.45
4gandalf_mrsUnited Kingdom$1,755.25
5Srdn77Russia$1,197.70
6jnboyeNorway$929.25
7PonyDarkerCzech Republic$722.75
8HappyHour4UUnited Kingdom$516.25
9krystek1212Poland$392.35

Event #27 $5,000 Super XL - Mini Snap Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$5Jan. 231,011$7,402.85

The fifth day of the series was completed by a Mini Snap Event with a buy-in of $5. A massive field of 1,011 players registered for this tournament and it only took four hours and one minute to get a winner. "nitur" from Malta won the first prize of $1,332.51 after defeating Norway's "tassenusen" in the heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1niturMalta$1,332.51
2tassenusenNorway$949.78
3Torreli1111Czech Republic$710.67
4v1966Russia$533
5BerillusGermany$370.14
6PumpkinKingUnited Kingdom$296.11
7heldoorNorway$222.08
8Boysibad888Netherlands$148.05
9dvakubaUkraine$88.83

Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1PuntSonPunt728.02
2Mindcrushers715.16
3GoFighTer655.64
4DrMiKee624.11
5trojanmouse621.89
6Ti0373594.97
7summuNNN591.45
8TheRudimeer576.90
9Tacuara87523.84
10b.szaszko521.26

Day 4: Denmark's "ForSjovt" Wins Event #14 for $53,754!

What an amazing day for the fans of online tournaments! On Day 4 of the 888poker 2017 Super XL, there was a total of ten events scheduled! Every tournament had a big prize pool so every winner was guaranteed a nice payday. Let's see who were the biggest winners of this huge Sunday on 888poker!

Event #12 $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Breeze

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 221,348$67,400

The fourth day of the series started with Event #12, the $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Breeze. In total 1,348 players started at 16:45 GMT and the guaranteed prize pool of $35,000 was almost doubled with $67,400! Every finalist would be guaranteed at least $727.92 while there was a first prize of $9,677.42.

After more than seven hours the final table was reached. Eventually, "L_Scola" and "jefffryyy" would play the deciding heads-up battle. They made a deal for the prize money and "L_Scola" secured himself of $10,205 while tournament winner "jefffryyy" got $9,677.42 after winning the event.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1jefffryyyCzech Republic$9,677.42
2L_ScolaRussia$10,205
3Jaolito85Brazil$6,396.26
4schlafgutAustria$4,583.20
5theginger45United Kingdom$3,336.30
6spaarky777Germany$2,662.30
7fokucschiPeru$1,988.30
8kekim1Czech Republic$1,314.30
9mintoiuRomania$727.92

Event #13 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 22959$191,800

One of the biggest tournaments of the day started at 19:30 GMT - the $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep. A total of 959 players paid the buy-in of $215 to create a total prize pool of $191,800 with a top prize of $34,524!

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1ADRI_ATMUnited Kingdom$34,524
2grownupguy83Netherlands$24,934
3GoFighTerBelarus$18,604
4karabaja7Croatia$13,905
5victoronizukBrazil$9,666.72
6JacktheCptRomania$7,672
7eze88888Argentina$5,754
8ErocHBGermany$3,836
9allesriggedGermany$2,301.60

After losing "77kol0bok77" in tenth place, the remaining nine players moved to the official final table, which guaranteed them of $2,301.60. That was the most money"allesrigged" would win in this tournament, he finished in ninth place. His fellow countryman "ErocHB" followed him in eighth place for $3,836.

"eze88888" from Argentina would have to settle for seventh place worth $5,754 while "JacktheCpt" from Romania finished in sixth for $7,672. "vicotorizuk" missed out on a five-figure score because he got fifth for $9,666.72. The tournament reached its final stage when "karabaja7" and "GoFighTer" were both eliminated in fourth and third place for $13,905 and $18,604 in prize money.

The final heads-up between Dutch player "grownupguy83" and "ADRI_ATM" was won by the latter to guarantee himself of the victory ánd the first prize of $34,524. "grownupguy83" finished in second place for a nice payday of $24,934.

Event #14 $250,000 Super XL - Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$160Jan. 221,454$316,200

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.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1ForSjovtDenmark$53,754
2SalsaFiestaSweden$39,525
3HappyMonkey9United Kingdom$30,007
4888_deGermany$21,502
5Dimitar "trino11" YosifovBulgaria$15,652
6iikka12Finland$12,490
7f0rmEITseGalUnited Kingdom$9,328
8HuwwielSweden$6,166
9Patrick "omgpatbrooks" BrooksUnited 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.

Event #15 $50,000 Super XL - Mini Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$12Jan. 224,839$71,667.50

Besides the Tune Up Event there was also a Mini Tune Up with a buy-in of just $12. A total of 4,839 players registered for this huge event to create a prize pool of $71,667.50. The winner would get a nice five-figure score with $10,033.45, while every finalist would get a minimum of $544.67.

More than eleven hours went by before a winner was crowned in this event. The deciding hand was played at 06:12 GMT, while play started at 19:01 GMT! In the end, it was Russian player "VLADIMIRIVOC" who won the tournament for $10,033.45 after beating German player "plotsch2" heads up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1VLADIMIRIVOCRussia$10,033.45
2plotsch2Germany$7,525.08
3LTUartistLithuania$5,518.39
4ZzopaRussia$4,156.71
5Chester20oPoland$2,866.70
6indy5kUkraine$2,006.69
7Susi_CamiRussia$1,290.01
8phil_boudCanada$716.67
9juanmihjaelVenezuela$544.67

Event #16 $35,000 Super XL - Sunday Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 221,222$61,100

At 19:30 GMT a total of 1,222 players started in the Sunday Moon, Event #16 of the series. They all paid their buy-in of $55 so there was a total prize pool of $61,100. The lion share of the prize pool was received by "scratchhero" from Chile after he defeated "jorec" from the Czech Republic to win the tournament. He won $10,545.86 while the runner-up received $7,637.50 in his or hers 888poker account.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1scratchheroChile$10,545.86
2jorecCzech Republic$7,637.50
3SuckHeedCanada$5,804.50
4blackwawksCzech Republic$4,252.56
5olnkoinkoinkGermany$3,024.45
6FoleonMexico$2,413.45
7zzagnuxSwitzerland$1,802.45
8I_AM_PELMENICyprus$1,191.45
9anticvetRussia$672.10

Event #17 $200,000 Super XL - Whale

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$600Jan. 22392$221,480

The biggest event of the day, and one of the biggest of the series, was Event #17 $200,000 Super XL - Whale. In total 392 players registered for this tournament and they paid $600 to get a total prize pool of $221,480! The winner of this tournament would get $42,501.01.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1wes.c.addleArgentina$42,502.01
2cjacksallinSouth-Korea$31,560.90
3GangstaGoUkraine$23,255.40
4DrMiKeeUruguay$17,718.40
5ThEtRaIN96Canada$12,402.88
6SergeyMavrodRussia$9,412.90
7diosmono69Uruguay$7,198.10
8jcubillos11Colombia$4,983.30
9weltmaschineGermany$3,676.56

In this tournament "UHYC9_888" busted on the final table bubble and he finished in tenth for $2,879.24. All the remaining players were guaranteed $3,676.56 but they all had their eyes on the first prize of $42,502.01. For "weltmaschine" (9th), "jcubillos11" (8th), "diosmono69" (7th) and "SergeyMavrod" (6th) the final table didn't go as hoped, because they all busted out pretty quickly.

The final five players were guaranteed $12,402.88 and that was all there was for Canadian "ThEtRaIN96" who finished in fifth place. "DrMikee", who won an event earlier this week, couldn't close this one. He busted in fourth place to get himself a prize of $17,718.40. Right after that, the event lost "GangstaGo" in third to reach the deciding heads-up.

"cjacksallin" from South-Korea wasn't able to defeat Argentinian "wes.c.addle" so he had to settle for second place, $31,560.90. The biggest prize and honors of this huge XL Series-title went to "wes.c.addle" - he received the earlier mentioned first prize of $42,502.01.

Event #18 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$90Jan. 221,054$127,828

The next event on the schedule was Event #18 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge where 1,054 players competed for a prize pool of $127,828. Whoever managed to beat all of his opponents would secure himself of the first prize - $23,009.05.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1gonzAArArgentina$23,009.05
2BeebsterizerCanada$16,400.33
3SergeyRuskoRussia$12,271.48
4fgbcvoSlovenia$9,203.61
5eze88888Argentina$6,391.40
6LiskachaCzech Republic$5,113.12
7VitorBrasilBrazil$3,834.84
8ipoo1Sweden$2,556.56
9ImSoTightNetherlands$1,533.93

In this tournament, the final table was reached when"sayocam" finished in tenth place for $1,214.36. After that, the tournament lost "ImSoTight" (9th) and "ipoo1" (8th) to get to the final seven players. From there on also "VitorBrasil" (7th), "Liskacha" (6th), "eze88888" (5th) and "fgbcvo" busted the tournament and they got a payday between $3,934.84 and $9,203.61.

The final three players were guaranteed at least $12,271.48 and Russian player "SergeyRusko" had to settle for this after busting in third. After his bust-out, it was Argentina's "gonzAAr" who finished the job. He defeated Canadian player "Beebsterizer", who ended up in second place for $16,400.33.

Event #19 $50,000 Super XL - Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$215Jan. 22336$67,200

Earlier in the recap there was the Mega Deep event won by "ADRI_ATM", but there was also a Turbo edition of this tournament. In total 336 players took their chances with all aiming for the first prize of $13,003.20. Only one player would be lucky enough to receive this money and it was Argentina's "_zufurduo_" who took it all after defeating Sweden's "SkallePer58" in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1_zufurduo_Argentina$13,003.20
2SkallePer58Sweden$9,744
3spider4444Belarus$7,392
4pierre1975Netherlands$5,544
5easylimp888United Kingdom$3,830.40
6bauruzito100Brazil$2,956.80
7BOLAGET.NUSweden$2,284.80
8Biack88Russia$1,612.80
9summuNNNUnited Kingdom$1,176

Event #20 $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$55Jan. 22622$41,900

For the players who like a faster structure, there was Event #20 $30,000 Super XL - Turbo Tune Up, a Turbo tournament that lasted for just four hours. Poland's "Bak0s" loved this tournament the most because he won it just after 02:00 GMT for a total prize of $7,914.91. Runner-up "pockerking87" had to settle for $5,740.30.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Bak0sPoland$7,914.91
2pockerking87Malta$5,740.30
3roulette69United Kingdom$4,231.90
4csm119Canada$3,184.40
5cangump1Canada$2,237.46
6PrdelXXlCzech Republic$1,780.75
7Omfg72oAgainRussia$1,361.75
8t54_is_a_fagCanada$942.75
9liuying2China$628.50

Event #21 $10,000 Super XL - Super Turbo Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$75Jan. 22216$19,053

The final event of Day 4 of the series started at 23:00 GMT - the Event #21 $10,000 Super XL - Super Turbo Tune Up. 216 players registered for this event and a familiar face won it all in the end. "Mindcrushers", who already won the first event this series, did it again and he defeated all his opponents to secure himself of a second title and the first prize of $4,096.39!

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1mindcrushersCanada$4,096.39
2gedatronasLithuania$2,953.21
3CoCoMicRomania$2,238.72
4THEKIDM8United Kingdom$1,667.13
5PuntSonPuntCzech Republic$1,143.18
6Mudcat33Canada$952.65
7gandalf_mrsUnited Kingdom$762.12
8Hodor83United Kingdom$571.59
9BringItOn313Finland$381.06

Tags: Chris Moorman