888poker XL Blizzard: Jacobson Bubbles Final Table, “bybababy” Wins the $100,000 High Roller
13 April 2019
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On the sixth day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, three new tournaments were scheduled. Most of the attention went out to the $100,000 High Roller, where some massive prizes were up for grabs.


888poker XL Blizzard #16 – $100,000 High Roller

Buy-in Date Players Prize pool
$320 May 09 192 $100,000

After more than eight hours of play, Canada’s “bybababy” outlasted a field of 192 entrants plus 89 rebuys to win the XL Blizzard Event #16: $100,000 High Roller for $19,551 as part of a heads-up deal with Malta’s “jmsantos10″.

The $320 tournament provided an extra $15,700 in added value to those that cashed thanks to the lofty $100,000 guarantee not being met with the buy-ins.

“bybababy” was the chip leader during most of the early part of the tournament but didn’t have the lead at the final table for the first time until play was three-handed.

The two-hour final table began after 888poker Ambassador Martin “MJacobson888″ Jacobson and Roman “iamsodead” Voitovs were eliminated in eleventh and tenth place for $1,750 each, soft bubbling and outright bubbling the final table.

“Jmsantos10″ began the final table action in the lead with “bybababy” entering play with one of the shorter stacks.

Romania’s “rablou_mihai” was first to go at the final table in ninth place for $2,000 when his or her pocket fives couldn’t hold against the queen-jack held by Ukraine’s “Fukuruku”. Germany’s “JaNeiZZzKl4r” got their short-stack in good with queen-ten on a queen-high flop. However, they went out in eighth place for $3,000 after Lativa’s “varonislv” nailed a runner-runner straight with king-jack.

Finland’s“dmg34″ was the next to go in seventh place for $4,000. “Jmsantos10″ jammed a monster stack with seven-six suited and nailed a flush after the Finn called with king-queen suited.

Ukraine’s Roman “Romeopro33″ Romanovsky also went out on a bad beat. The Ukrainian poker pro took sixth place for $5,000 after he called off with ace-nine and lost to the jack-eight suited held by “Fukuruku.”

“Fukuruku” then jammed queen-six against the ace-five held by Saudi Arabia’s “DumbDuck123″. A queen hit the flop, and “DumbDuck123″ was eliminated in fifth place for $6,000 after the rest of the board didn’t provide a save.

A break took place and thereafter “bybababy,” who was short on chips, doubled twice through “jmsantos10″, both times with pocket sixes. “bybababy” then chipped up even more by eliminating “Fukuruku” in fourth place for $8,750 when he or she was able to beat pocket sixes with king-jack.

“bybababy” then took the chip lead for the first time since the final table began before adding to it further by eliminating Lativa’s Aleksejs “varoislv” Ponakovs in third place for $11,750.

“bybababy” was interested in discussing a deal but at first “jmsantos10″ wanted to play. The lead went back and forth before “jmsantos10″ agreed to talk about a deal with their opponent in the lead. A deal was reached, and the duo left $2,000 to play for.

Eventually, “bybababy” was able to extend their lead to a 4:1 chip advantage. The final hand was a huge cooler for “jmsantos10″ as they called off with pocket queens only for “bybababy” to hold aces. Thanks to the deal, “jmsantos10″ made out a bit better than the $15,500 slated for the runner-up and instead was awarded a healthy $17,441 payout.

888poker XL Blizzard Event #16: $100,000 High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 bybababy Canada $19,559*
2 jmsantos10 Malta $17,411*
3 Aleksejs “varoislv” Ponakovs Latvia $11,750
4 Fukuruku Ukraine $8,750
5 DumbDuck123 Saudi Arabia $6,000
6 Roman “Romeopro33″ Romanovsky Ukraine $5,000
7 dmg34 Finland $4,000
8 JaNeiZZzKl4r Germany $3,000
9 rablou_mihai Romania $2,000

*Reflects heads-up deal.


888poker XL Blizzard #17 – Mini $30,000 High Roller

Buy-in Date Players Prize pool
$55 May 09 501 $34,950

Not every player could afford the biggest buy-in ($320) of the day or needed a (smaller) second chance, and that’s why there was a Mini edition of the High Roller on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of $55, and there were 501 players competing for a prize pool of $34,950. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $580 but all eyes were on the top prize of $6,641.

Canada’s “69Gronk87″ got their second win in two days after defeating “RasAIGhul ” in the final heads-up. Earlier this week, the Canadian already won the 888poker XL Blizzard #9 – $100,000 Mega Deep for an impressive $20,495. This time, they received the first prize of $6,641.

888poker XL Blizzard #17 – Mini $30,000 High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 69Gronk87 Canada $6,641
2 RasAIGhul Germany $4,893
3 n10s99 Brazil $3,582
4 Dallmad Belarus $2,726
5 Bestolo4 Ukraine $1,922
6 Pon4uk Ukraine $1,485
7 todacage Malta $1,136
8 busterchair Brazil $786
9 iBustYa888 Austria $580

888poker XL Blizzard #18 – Late $20,000 High Roller

Buy-in Date Players Prize pool
$109 May 09 184 $25,200

The sixth day of the series was closed by the XL Blizzard #18 – Late $20,000 High Roller where they went from 184 players to a winner in just six hours and nine minutes.

In this tournament, “Panzerfish” defeated Ukrainian player “Enthusiast99” in the deciding heads-up. The winner received $5,418 while the runner-up got $3,906 for their deep run.

888poker XL Blizzard #18 – Late $20,000 High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Panzerfish Russia $5,418
2 Enthusiast99 Ukraine $3,906
3 O_fenomeno9 Peru $2,961
4 pvss10 Brazil $2,205
5 GramNaKartke $1,512
6 DeuceofDuc0 $1,260
7 dmg34 Finland $1,008
8 gimnast2605 Russia $756
9 CharlesUlman Brazil $504

Amazing Promotions Including WSOP Packages

888poker is making it easy for players to join in on the action in the XL Blizzard by not only making the buy-ins affordable but also hosting tons of satellites where you can get in cheaply.

Some of the satellites even allow you to get into events for free. If you already have an account at 888poker and have made a deposit, you should have already received two free tickets for daily freeroll satellites to the Mini Opening Event and the Main Event. You can earn more tickets to these freerolls by completing simple missions.

If you don’t have an account yet, you can also grab three free tickets simply by signing up to 888poker through PokerNews and making your first deposit of at least $10 using the “BLIZZARD10″ bonus code.

888poker is inviting players that participate in at least five XL Blizzard Events into a freeroll that awards a $12,600 WSOP Main Event package to the winner and three $2,700 Crazy 8’s packages to those who finish second through fourth.


888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Event Buy-in
Wed., April 10 6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #19 – $50,000 PKO $109
6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #20 – $20,000 Mini PKO $16.50
8:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #21 – $10,000 Late PKO $33
Thurs., April 11 6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #22 – $75,000 PKO 8-Max $215
6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #23 – $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max $22
8:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #24 – $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max $55
Fri., April 12 6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #25 – $30,000 DeepStack $55
6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #26 – $20,000 Mini DeepStack $16.50
8:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #27 – $10,000 Late DeepStack $33
Sat., April 13 6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #28 – $30,000 6-Max $109
6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #29 – $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50
8:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #30 – $15,000 Late 6-Max $55
Sun., April 14 5:30 p.m. XL Blizzard #31 – $120,000 Mega Deep $215
6:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #32 – $500,000 Main Event $320
7:00 p.m. XL Blizzard #33 – $50,000 Mini Main $33
7:30 p.m. XL Blizzard #34 – $15,000 Micro Main $5.50