888poker XL Blizzard: Chris Moorman Wins $100,000 Tune Up
On the fourth day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, five new tournaments were on the schedule. Most of the attention went out to the $100,000 Tune Up, where some great prizes were paid out to the players. Let's take a look who was crowned as a winner in this event and the results of the other events that played out on Sunday.
888poker XL Blizzard #9 - $100,000 Mega Deep
The XL Blizzard #9 - $100,000 Mega Deep started with each player receiving a massive 50,000 starting stack. After the late registration closed, there were 391 players who reentered 143 times. That made for a prize pool of $106,800, with a first-place prize of $20,495.
After several hours, the tournament reached the final table. "PokerJoe332", "GherilaZ" and "jt7bl2f" busted in ninth, eighth and seventh place, receiving $1,773, $2,403, and $3,471 respectively.
"FiestaFiesta" from Argentina finished in sixth place for $4,539 and "strangejelly" got $5,981 for his or her fifth place. Sweden's "Perrymejsen" received $8,544 after busting in fourth place and "easylimp888" ended up in third place for $11,214 for a five-figure score.
The final heads-up between Canada's 69Gronk87 and Latvia's "eight0808" was won by the former who secured $20,495. The runner-up had to settle for $15,219.
888poker XL Blizzard #9 - $100,000 Mega Deep Final Table Results
888poker XL Blizzard #10 - $100,000 Tune Up
After almost eleven hours of play, XL Blizzard #10 - $100,000 Tune Up finally crowned a winner. And it wasn't just someone as 888poker Ambassador Chris "888Moorman" Moorman claimed the victory and the first prize of $21,092 after beating "Kroat." in the deciding heads-up.
The event, with a buy-in of $160, saw 539 players register and those players made 205 rebuys to get a total amount of 744 entries. They created a total prize pool of $111,600 with 72 places paid. It took a while to get to the money but in the end, "Mooseman306" was the last player finishing empty-handed.
After making the money, it took a long time before the tournament got down to the last nine. After nine hours, the remaining nine players made the final table and went on to play for a $21,092 first prize.
For "Mootter" (ninth - $1,707), "CKLouis" (eight - $2,511) and "Ana AnaMarquez Marquez" (seventh - $3,627) it wasn't a big success on the final table, because they left quite early.
Not much later, "LprMessiah" finished in sixth place for $4,743. He or she was followed to the rail by "Assad91" (fifth - $6,026) and "Michael wywrotx Wywrot" (fourth - $8,593).
Having received the PocketFives Legacy Award during the Global Poker Awards, Chris "888Moorman" Moorman probably already had a great weekend. He went on to dominate the Tune Up. He took a commanding chip lead against two opponents and won almost every pot played. "Kondogbia" was busted by the chip leader and had to settle for third place ($11,383.) It didn't take much time to get a final decision, and "Kroat." had to settle for second place ($15,457).
Moorman secured himself of the first prize of $21,092 while adding another impressive win to his endless résumé.
888poker XL Blizzard #10 - $100,000 Tune Up Final Table Results
|1||Chris "888Moorman" Moorman||United Kingdom||$21,092|
|4||Michael "wywrotx" Wywrot||Canada||$8,593|
|7||Ana "AnaMarquez" Marquez||Austria||$3,627|
888poker XL Blizzard #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up
For the players who couldn't afford the bigger buy-in ($160), there was a Mini edition of the Tune Up on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of just $16.50, and there were 3,066 players competing for a prize pool of $50,000. The final table saw all nine finalists in this tournament securing themselves of $531 while the top prize was $8,793.
That prize went to "eduardokhaan" after beating "carnival007" from Russia in the deciding heads-up. The Russian runner-up received $6,430.
888poker XL Blizzard #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up Final Table Results
888poker XL Blizzard #12 - $10,000 Micro Tune Up
Also, for those who thought $16.50 for the Mini Tune Up was a little too much, 888 had the Micro Tune Up in store, asking just $5.50 to enter. A massive turnout of 2,151 players resulted in a sizable prize pool worth $14,870. The win would go to Sweden as "Tommykorberg" won the heads up battle after beating "softipml" in the final heads up. The Swede received $2,312 while the runner-up settled for $1,801.
888poker XL Blizzard #12 - $10,000 Micro Tune Up Final Table Results
888poker XL Blizzard #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up
The late edition of the Tune Up saw a field of 420 compete for a share of the $27,050 prize pool. "todacage" from Malta took the top spot and won the biggest prize of $5,191. Runner-up "_SNS_" from Ukraine had to settle for second place and a prize of $3,855.
888poker XL Blizzard #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up Final Table Results
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888poker XL Blizzard Schedule
|Mon., April 8||6:00 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 9||6:00 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 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|
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