May 24, 2020

On the tenth day of the XL Inferno Series on 888poker, players could compete in three new tournaments, with the XL Inferno #29 – $30,000 6-Max as the highlight of the day. The $16.50 buy-in Mini edition and a $55 buy-in Late edition started as well.

The Main Event with a guarantee of $500,000 starts tonight, at 6 p.m. GMT. Playing in this event will cost you $250, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get in cheaper. The $50,000 guaranteed Mini Main starts at 6:30 p.m. as well and will cost you $33 to enter. The $5.50 Micro Main starts thirty minutes later and has a guarantee of $15,000.

You can follow the Main Event live on PokerNews with live updates, and you can read all about it in tomorrow’s recap. But first, let’s take a look at the results of Saturday’s events.

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888poker XL Inferno #29: $30,000 6-Max
Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool $109May 23495$49,500

At 7:00 p.m. GMT, the XL Inferno #29: $30,000 6-Max event started and after the late registration period, there were 495 players who entered and they created a prize pool of $49,500.

After “pszemula” busted in 7th place, the remaining six players went to the final table. After that, “304tcm304” (sixth, $1,980), “AI8888888” (fifth, $2,970), “needabridge” (fourth, $3,960) and “barrrrrr” (third, $6,469) busted to get to the final heads-up between “Gat0rbl00d” and “skorp1161”.

The final two players agreed to a deal and it was “skorp1161” who won this event for $9,563. The Canadian runner-up “Gat0rbl00d” had to settle for second place and a prize of $7,630.

888poker XL Inferno Event #29: $30,000 6-Max Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1skorp1161Kazakstan$9,563* 2Gat0rbl00dCanada$7,630* 3barrrrrrRomania$6,469 4needabridgeUnited Kingdom$3,960 5AI8888888Japan$2,970 6304tcm304-$1,980

*heads-up deal

888poker XL Inferno #30: $20,000 Mini 6-Max
Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool $16.50May 231,859$27,885

Just like most events, there was a Mini edition of the 6-Max on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of just $16.50, and there were 1,859 players competing for a prize pool of $27,885.

The final table was top-heavy with all six finalists in this tournament securing themselves of $837 while the top prize was $4,563.

That prize went to Russia’s “aka.plan4ik” after defeating “antoniocy83” from Cyprus in the deciding heads-up. The runner-up received $3,486.

888poker XL Inferno Event #30: $20,000 Mini 6-Max Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1aka.plan4ikRussia$4,563 2antoniocy83Cyprus$3,486 3RumitonRussia$2,649 4marvwood2003United Kingdom$1,813 5lotoxinasMalta$1,255 6Fast_KillerRussia$837

888poker XL Inferno #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max
Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool $55May 23440$22,000

A late winner was crowned in the XL Inferno #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max. This event attracted 440 players to create a prize pool of $22,000. Each finalist guaranteed themselves of $766 while the winner could win up to $4,620.

After “okokok1893” departed in seventh place ($550), the players were moved to the official final table. “Keitho888” (sixth, $880), “TFC777” (fifth, $1,320) and “AUTISPOSTI” (fourth, $1,760) were eliminated in quick succession, before “sangsom” ended in third place for $2,530 and missed a shot at an XL Inferno title.

That title went to Canada, after “LeetRunGood” defeated “Truemaster89” in the deciding heads-up. The Canadian received $4,620 while runner-up had to settle for $3,366.

888poker XL Inferno Event #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1LeetRunGoodCanada$4,620 2Truemaster89Belarus$3,366 3sangsomThailand$2,530 4AUTISPOSTIMalta$1,760 5TFC777Romania$1,320 6Keitho888Ireland$880
Full 2020 888poker XL Inferno Schedule
DateEventTimeNameBuy-inGuarantee 24th May3217:00Main Event$250$500,000  3317:30Mini Main Event$33$50,000  3418:00Micro Main Event$5.50$20,000

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Join 888poker and see if you can qualify for one of the big buy-in XL Inferno events and take one down under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews live reporters.

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