On the third day of the 888poker 2017 Super XL Series, the players couldn't be more excited! There was a total of six new events on the schedule with tournaments for all kinds of players. Do you want to know who celebrated his weekend with a big result? Check out the results for Day 3 of the tournament series.
Event #6 $40,000 Super XL - Octopus
The third day of the series started off with one of the bigger events so far; the $40,000 Super XL - Octopus. A total of 313 players registered for this $215-event and they created a total prize pool of $99,200.
On the final table of this tournament, all players were guaranteed at least $2,480 but they were playing for the first prize of $19,344. After losing "ZDamian" (8th - $2,480), "A.Merone" (7th - $2,976), "summuNNN" (6th - $3,968) and "deepincidurr" (5th - $5,456), the tournament was down to the final four players.
"BringItOn313" would miss the final three and he got $7,936 for his fourth place. After that "easylimp888" finished in third for $10,912 and the final two players played for the XL Series title and the first prize. "johko92" from Finland couldn't finish the job as he lost against "PuntSonPunt" from the Czech Republic, who won this big event for $19,344!
Event #7 $20,000 Super XL - Saturday R&A
The next tournament on the schedule was the $20,000 Super XL - Saturday R&A where 421 players competed for the first prize of $9,038.49. Each player who made the final table received at least $781.86, but they all wanted to win the title and that first place prize.
In the end, it was "Erik_Ajax" from the Netherlands who finished the job after beating Brazilian player "yhsimplicio". The runner-up received $6,711.45 for this result, while the Dutchman got the first prize of $9,038.49.
Event #8 $80,000 Super XL - Crazy 8
888poker wouldn't be 888poker if there wasn't a Crazy 8 event scheduled. 855 players paid $88 to play in this tournament, creating a prize pool of $108,160. That prize pool made for a first place prize of $20,009.60! Every finalist would receive at least $1,644.03 for making the final table.
After losing "FU_I_M_ICM" in ninth place, the tournament reached the final table. First to go was "a36yka" from Belarus, but he wouldn't end the night on a downer as he would go on to win Event #11 not much later. "CoCoMic" (7th - $2,433.60) and "ibustya888" (6th - $3,785.60) followed the Event #11 winner to the rail.
From there on the Brazilian player "GoLearnKid" finished in fifth place for $5,408, while "8varethika" from Greece received $8,112 for getting fourth place. The final three players got a five-figure score, but that was it for Ukrainian player "normannolly" who finished third for $10,816.
The deciding heads-up between "selouan1991" and "DrMikee" was a battle between Brazil and Uruguay. The latter mentioned was the luckiest, or strongest, player of the tournament because he would take it all after beating his Brazilian opponent. "DrMikee" received a total prize money of $20,009.60 while "selouan1991" got $14,417.72 for finishing in second place.
Event #9 $15,000 Super XL - Mini Crazy 8
For the players who couldn't afford the big buy-in Crazy 8 tournament, a smaller edition started with a buy-in of $8.80. A massive 2,228 players competed for the prize pool of $29,096.
After more than eleven hours it was Brazilian player "fjreis" who took the victory and first prize of $3,666.67. Heads-up he made a deal with his German opponent, "tm2161", who received $3,655.21 for his second place.
Event #10 $25,000 Super XL - Saturday Challenge
At 20:35 GMT, 850 players started the tenth event of the series; the $25,000 Super XL - Saturday Challenge. They all paid their buy-in of $55 to create a prize pool of $42,500, making for a first place prize of $7,692.50.
On the final table, it was "Tacuara87" from the Czech Republic who was the best player and he made it to the final heads-up against "not_the_same". Nobody could stop "Tacuara87" on his way to victory and he defeated his opponent to secure himself from victory and the earlier mentioned first place prize of $7,692.50.
Event #11 $15,000 Super XL - Turbo Crazy 8
Last but not least there was a Turbo edition of the Crazy 8 tournament. 352 total players paid $55 to create a total prize pool of $25,050, which made a $4,822.12 first prize for the winner of the event.
As mentioned earlier, it was Event 8 finalist "a36yka" from Belarus that took down the lot. He defeated "Wikedd" from Finland to get himself a Super XL title and a nice payday.