Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January

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January was a huge month for online poker tournament players on 888poker with all major tournaments meeting and beating their posted guaranteed prize pools.

The month was highlighted by the Super XL Series, which featured 38 action-packed tournaments from Jan. 24-31 with over $2 million in guaranteed prizes.

The Super XL Main Event, which doubled as Event #34 on the schedule, showcased a $1 million guarantee on its own for a $1,000+50 buy-in. After many hours of play, it was "jnevanli" and "carmen.1957" agreeing to a deal during heads-up play for $182,635 and $168,533 respectfully.

Also to outlast most of the 1,180-player field to appear on the final table was American poker refugee TJ "petitetete" Ulmer, who collected $34,810 for his seventh-place finish. Ulmer is one of the most well-known online poker players in the world with over $7.8 million in online tournament cashes according to PocketFives, where he was previously ranked #1 in the world in 2012.

Taking place on the same day was Event #35 $150,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event for a smaller $150+10 buy-in. 888poker player "kannwas" finished on top of the 1,613-player field to snag $40,865, while "AlmeidaCF" finished just behind him in second place to bank $29,082.

On the first day of the Super XL, it was "TheSecretVMS" finishing on top of the $150-10 buy-in Event #1 $250,000 Super XL - Opening Event to haul in $60,145. Other players to outlast most of the 1,675-entrants and appear on the final table included Kevin "SusanBoyle1" Killeen (second place - $42,803), Leo "munnfrunsa" Sigurdsson (third place - $32,761), and Luiz "PheresAA" Feres (ninth place - $3,846)

On most Sundays, the biggest tournaments are the $200+15 buy-in The Mega Deep and $82+8 buy-in The Sunday Challenge 1R, with The Whale featuring a $565+35 buy-in running every other weekend. These tournaments not only ran before the Super XL Series took place, but also during the series as well.

The three players to win The Whale in January were "youler" (Jan. 3 - $33,345), "AQW100" (Jan. 17 - $33,782), and "JohnyK91" (Jan. 24 - $44,311).

Here is a look at the big Sunday action on 888poker in January:


Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 101

The $150,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Jan. 3305$172,325
PlacePlayerPrize
1youler$33,345
2Carter "THATGUZZLER" Swidler$24,987
3Kannwas$18,956
4ShhPleb$14,217
5elguillermo$9,823
6Andy "wiisssppppaa" Taylor$7,582
7heyfreddy$5,859
8IEATFISHIES$4,136
9nonameeeee$3,016

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 102

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 3724$144,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1olnkoinkoink$26,571
2pierec_m$18,969
3BringItOn313$14,335
4acesup56$10,788
5carpediem14$7,530
6Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakov$6,082
7poBHblu$4,634
8kellerassel0$3,186
9BezSpinki$1,882

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 103

$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 3802$118,292
PlacePlayerPrize
1weltmaschine$19,133
2dhx123$13,742
3BigestBadest$10,307
4IMDool$7,717
5Jonathan "jgjg3000" Gill$5,444
6BoobJob32DD$4,387
7Bullflag$3,330
8LgdGaming$2,336
9sadam83$1,353

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 104

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 10770$154,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1OTwenty$24,479*
2peterpan_33.$23,954*
3UchihaSSJ$15,246
4smgdgd12$11,473
5SirFreshness$8,008
6iRememberAll$6,468
7icebearrr$4,928
8rrradiovolna$3,388
9iCrushU556$2,002

*Reflects heads-up deal


Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 105

$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 10845$109,880
PlacePlayerPrize
1Martin "B0H7J1M1R1S3" Hansen$19,967
2Edgy11$14,341
3EL_SUENO$10,756
4Randal "EmoBoyfriend" Sklar$8,053
5PureNutella$5,681
6GetLuckyAK$4,578
7Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakov$3,475
8Simon "IggyGak" Rønnow Pedersen$2,438
9der_bomber66$1,412

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 106

The $150,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Jan. 17309$174,585
PlacePlayerPrize
1AQW100$33,782
2kinsQ$25,315
3ZeroNineee$19,204
4TeamShippo$14,403
5Samuel "samuelbt" Tsehai$9,951
6lshmaei$7,682
7LCfish$5,936
8Martin "B0H7J1M1R1S3" Hansen$4,190
9jba888$3,055

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 107

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 17766$153,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Felipe "mr.salgado" Salgado$21,070*
2dulek_jason$21,187*
3blowjob1987$21,091*
423norab$11,413
5plotka_voxa$7,966
6cube.com11$6,434
7Arvydas "Merfinis" Merfeldas$4,902
8marioallin$3,370
9123_THC$1,992

*Reflects three-way deal


Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 108

$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 17811$108,650
PlacePlayerPrize
1duduki07$19,674
2demonized1$14,131
3Nemekiss$10,598
4peterpan_33.$7,935
5K0VAK$5,598
6266mvm$4,511
7LCfish$3,424
8IDtBelieveU$2,402
9Mozgolom26$1,391

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 109

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 17766$153,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Felipe "mr.salgado" Salgado$21,070*
2dulek_jason$21,187*
3blowjob1987$21,091*
423norab$11,413
5plotka_voxa$7,966
6cube.com11$6,434
7Arvydas "Merfinis" Merfeldas$4,902
8marioallin$3,370
9123_THC$1,992

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 110

Event #1 $250,000 Super XL - Opening Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$150+10Jan. 241,675$356,775
PlacePlayerPrize
1TheSecretVMS$60,145
2Kevin "SusanBoyle1" Killeen$42,803
3Leo "munnfrunsa" Sigurdsson$32,761
4fiestafiesta$23,147
5CosminRo14$16,915
6psyhoagromor$13,532
7R1chking$10,149
8Carslaw67$6,766.
9Luiz "PheresAA" Feres$3,846

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 111

Event #3 $200,000 Super XL - Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Jan. 24483$272,895
PlacePlayerPrize
1JohnyK91$44,311
2Gianluca "G.Escobar888" Escobar$45,743
3Marc "icallyamet" Wright$27,972
4Ivan "nomoney4ever" Karlo Banic$21,286
5_HiusPeinz_$15,009
6anteen$11,598
7ZombieJesus$8,869
8niftinger$6,140
9Chris "Wuflazz" Wowk$4,530

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 112

The $150,000 Mega Deep - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 24850$170,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Peter "joeychestnut" Murphy$30,770
2tjappie123$22,100
3SpitOnGraves$16,575
4juicetus$12,410
5rufstation$8,755
6chikiriki888$7,055
7Stevan "poker_mom74" Chew$5,355
8LisaGangster$3,757
9Olli "jarildur1" Ikonen$2,176

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 113

$115,000 Sunday Challenge 1R - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 24896$118,292
PlacePlayerPrize
1hateh4tehate$13,280*
2K0VAK$14,079*
3IKNOWuFISH$14,923*
4Arturs "i2out" Balodis$14,439*
5Rhys "floppinhel" Jones$5,962
6Chris "CzarBushov" Bush$4,779
7EternallyYrs$3,596
8Maxim "normannolly" Klopotok$2,425
9Chris "WhatWudJSay" Moorman$1,479

*Reflects four-way deal


Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 114

Event #34 $1,000,000 Super XL - Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$1,000+50Jan. 311,180$1,180,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1jnevanli$182,635*
2carmen.1957$168,533*
3Graftekkel$112,110
4deeepz$82,128
5Miccoli1904$58,410
6sC.R.E.A.M.$46,610
7Timothy "petitetete" Ulmer$34,810
8lshmaei$23,010
9Andryuxa85$12,980

*Reflects heads-up deal


Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 115

Event #35 $150,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$1,000+50Jan. 311,613$241,950
PlacePlayerPrize
1kannwas$40,865
2AlmeidaCF$29,082
3HolyBear$22,259
4n0limps$15,727
5foldlemur$11,493
6F_Uuu$9,194
7PRoyal888$6,896
8PennyHrdaway$4,597
91majomf_sz$2,613

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 116

The $150,000 Mega Deep - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 31910$182,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Marcelo "CHELitw" Garcia Gonzalez$32,760
2uprisingcy$23,660
3pintofbeer44$17,654
4Conor "grandma1954" Beresford$13,195
5Gavin "gavbthreeone" Ball$9,173
6Dan "Agentul05" Stefan$7,353
7bignich09$5,533
8Benjamin "spektah888" Leblond$3,731
9EzMmr$2,275

Find Out Who the Biggest Tournament Winners Were on 888poker in January 117

$115,000 Sunday Challenge 1R - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 31873$115,866
PlacePlayerPrize
1Diegoavc$20,885
2THEPWNER$15,084
3Wormbet$11,255
4janari65$8,412
5lehout$5,848
6Pim "SuprNintend0" de Goede$4,688
7Kuconi1$3,527
8ClicnCollect$2,379
9123_THC$1,450

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com and SharkScope for some of the data in this article.

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