888poker XL Blizzard: Canadian "dujoe123" Wins $30,000 Crazy8

888poker XL Blizzard: Canadian "dujoe123" Wins $30,000 Crazy8

On the third day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, three new tournaments were scheduled. Most of the attention went out to the $30,000 Crazy 8, where there was a pretty big overlay with 269 entries. Let's take a look at this tournament and the results of the other events that played out on Saturday.


888poker XL Blizzard #6 - $30,000 Crazy 8

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$88May 06269$30,000

The XL Blizzard #6 - $30,000 Crazy 8 kicked off at 20:00 GMT. After late registration closed, there were 269 registered players. That resulted in a pretty big overlay with a prize pool of $30,000 with $5,850 reserved for the winner. More than seven hours were played before a champion was crowned.

Eight players made the final table, securing themselves of $750. "Blizzard5150" (eighth, $750), "okokok1983" (seventh, $900), "modmod87" (sixth, $1,200), "Underlay1" (fifth, $1,650) were eliminated in quick succession. After that, "vadovauju" (fourth, $2,400) and "sherblemon" (third, $3,300) missed out on the final heads-up.

Canada's "dujoe123" battled against "Lunatikas7" and in the end, the aforementioned won against his or her opponent to be crowned the winner. The winner received the first prize of $5,850, while the runner-up had to settle for $4,350.

888poker XL Blizzard #6 - $30,000 Crazy 8 Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1dujoe123Canada$5,850
2Lunatikas7United Kingdom$4,350
3sherblemonRussia$3,300
4vadovaujuLithuania$2,400
5Underlay1United Kingdom$1,650
6modmod87Canada$1,200
7okokok1983Malta$900
8Blizzard5150Sweden$750

888poker XL Blizzard #7 - $10,000 Mini Crazy 8

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$8.80May 061,105$12,504

There was also a Mini Edition of the Crazy 8 on the schedule for the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($88) of the day. To compete in this tournament, players had to pay the buy-in of $8.80 and there were 1,105 players competing for a prize pool of $12,504. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $165 but all eyes were on the top prize of $2,317.

That top prize went to United Kingdom' "flipsticks" after beating "LHadar" from Romania heads-up. The Romanian runner-up received $1,585.

888poker XL Blizzard #7 - $10,000 Mini Crazy 8 Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1flipsticksUnited Kingdom$2,317
2LHadarRomania$1,585
3FedeJanicesArgentina$1,250
4Whitehair1Canada$937
5eraldi1808Morocco$625
6Arox86Romania$419
7Pyzdakas1Lithuania$250
8WinTheGame15Germany$165

888poker XL Blizzard #8 - $10,000 Late Crazy 8

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$44May 06253$13,400

The last winner of the day was crowned in the XL Blizzard #8 - $10,000 Late Crazy 8. This event was played by 253 players to create a prize pool of $13,400, easily reaching the guaranteed prize pool. Regular "Kaktus26rus" made another final table appearance but the journey ended in fourth place for $937.

"DiCarpi0" from Romania won the event for $2,317 after defeating the Brazilian player "tassio-ita" in the final heads-up.

888poker XL Blizzard #8 - $10,000 Late Crazy 8 Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1DiCarpi0Romania$2,317
2tassio-itaBrazil$1,585
3RejamSamNew Zealand$1,250
4Kaktus26rusRussia$937
5qaiserrrSaudi Arabe$625
6mr.wellzUnited Kingdom$419
7dErEk-eekkRomania$250
8inaliesGermany$165

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888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Sun., April 75:30 p.m.XL Blizzard #9 - $120,000 Mega Deep$215
 6:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #10 - $100,000 Tune Up$160
 6:01 p.m.XL Blizzard #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up$16.50
 7:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #12 - $10,000 Micro Tune Up$5.50
 9:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up$55
Mon., April 86:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #14 - $30,000 R&A Event$55
 6:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A$5
Tues., April 96:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #16 - $100,000 High Roller$320
 6:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #17 - $30,000 Mini High Roller$55
 8:00 p.m.XL Blizzard #18 - $20,000 Late High Roller$109
Wed., April 106:00 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 116:00 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 126:00 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 136:00 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 145:30 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
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