888poker XL Inferno: United Kingdom’s “ChipsFool” Ships the $50,000 PKO 8-Max
29 May 2019
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On the eighth day of the XL Inferno Series, another three events were on the schedule.

The highlight of Day 8 was the $160 buy-in tournament, the XL Inferno #23 – $50,000 PKO 8-Max. In this tournament, the winner snagged a five-figure score next to the honors of winning an XL Inferno title.


888poker XL Inferno #23 – $50,000 PKO 8-Max

Buy-in Date Players Prize pool
$160 May 23 462 $69,300

The XL Inferno #23 – $50,000 PKO 8-Max attracted a total of 462 players to create a prize pool of $69,300. This money was divided among the final 48 players. The first prize was $6,670 and thousands of dollars in KO’s.

After “SEWart777” busted in ninth place, the final eight players moved to one table and secured $780. This amount went to ” CoinShipper” from Russia who finished in eighth place, plus $300 in KO’s. After that, “luckyr1ver” and “ikbenlen” from the Austria busted in seventh ($953+$612) and sixth ($1,299+$1,398).

Romania’s “KeepTrying05” then finished in fifth place for $1,819 plus $834, and shortly after, “oTLIN” from Lithuania busted in fourth place for $2,685 plus $1,608. Sweden’s “HermanMelvin” missed out on the final heads-up after busting in third place for $3,725 plus $1,206.

The deciding heads-up was between “LeslieGroves” and “ChipsFool“. “ChipsFool” took first for $6,670 plus $5,225 in KO’s and became the biggest winner on Day 8 of the series. Runner-up “LeslieGroves” received $4,937 for second place and a total KO of $2,495.

888poker XL Inferno Event #23 – $50,000 PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize Bounty
1 ChipsFool United Kingdom $6,670 $5,225
2 LeslieGroves Russia $4,937 $2,495
3 HermanMelvin Sweden $3,725 $1,206
4 oTLIN Lithuania $2,685 $1,608
5 KeepTrying05 Romania $1,819 $834
6 ikbenlen $1,299 $1,398
7 luckyr1ver Austria $953 $612
8 CoinShipper Russia $780 $300

888poker XL Inferno #24 – $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max

Buy-in Date Players Prize pool
$22 May 23 1,294 $25,880

For the players who didn’t have the bankroll to play the $160 event, or wanted to multi-table, there was also a Mini edition with a buy-in of just $22. In total, 1,294 players competed in this event which made for a $25,880 prize pool with the first prize just over $2,394.

On the final table, every player was receiving at least $197. That amount went to “wh4isthat3,” who finished in eight place and also received $124 in KO’s. “blachu3232“(seventh, $291+$62), “Renard_Mecha” (sixth, $453+$56), “BhadizUlue” (fifth, $647+$241) and “_DENGER_” (fourth, $971+$238) were also eliminated in quick succession.

With three players left, “1Bank1” was eliminated from the final table, receiving a prize of $1,294 plus $359 in KO’s. The final two players, “LendaFlavio” and “crapmachine” played for thousands of dollars because of the big bounty for the winner. In the end, “ilcinnn” from Romania won the event for $2,394 plus $2,174 while “yOmamasboi” finished in second place for $1,683 plus $360.

888poker XL Inferno Event #24 – $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize Bounty
1 ilcinnnn Romania $2,394 $2,174
2 yOmamasboi United Kingdom $1,683 $360
3 1Bank1 Malta $1,294 $359
4 _DENGER_ Russia $971 $238
5 BhadizUlue Morocco $647 $241
6 Renard_Mecha Ukraine $453 $56
7 blachu3232 Argentina $291 $62
8 wh4isthat3 Malta $197 $124

888poker XL Inferno #25 – $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max

Buy-in Date Players Prize pool
$55 May 23 470 $23,500

The third and final winner on Day 8 was crowned in the XL Inferno #25 – $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max, where 470 players competed to create a prize pool of $23,500.

After just six hours and 53 minutes, it was Russia’s “_DENGER_ ” who took the title and the first prize of $2,262 plus $2,356. The Russian defeated Malta’s “todacage” in the deciding heads-up, who had to settle for $1,674 plus $349.

888poker XL Inferno Event #25 – $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize Bounty
1 _DENGER_ Russia $2,262 $2,356
2 todacage Malta $1,674 $349
3 wh4isthat3 Malta $1,263 $258
4 elenabb12 United Kingdom $911 $266
5 _mayk1nz Brazil $617 $156
6 Mr.Dupino United Kingdom $441 $374
7 CabecaTilt Brazil $323 $109
8 Ph4N888 Romania $264 $251

888poker XL Inferno Full Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Event Buy-in
May 24 5 p.m. XL Inferno #26 – $30,000 DeepStack $55
5 p.m. XL Inferno #27 – $20,000 Mini DeepStack $16.50
7 p.m. XL Inferno #28 – $10,000 Late DeepStack $33
May 25 6 p.m. XL Inferno #29 – $30,000 6-Max $109
6 p.m. XL Inferno #30 – $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50
8 p.m. XL Inferno #31 – $15,000 Late 6-Max $55
May 26 5 p.m. XL Inferno #32 – $500,000 Main Event $250
5:30 p.m. XL Inferno #33 – $50,000 Mini Main Event $33
6 p.m. XL Inferno #34 – $15,000 Micro Main Event $5.50