888poker XL Blizzard: Titles for "Yoshiaki97" and "chouinard8" on Day 5
On the fifth day of the 888poker XL Blizzard Series, just two new tournaments were played. Let's take a look who were crowned winners in these events on Monday.
888poker XL Blizzard #14 - $30,000 R&A Event
At 20:00 GMT, the XL Blizzard #14 - $30,000 R&A started with over 256 players. During the first hour, players did 161 rebuys and 150 add-ons for a small overlay and a prize pool of $30,000. For the winner, there was a first-place prize of $6,135 waiting.
After several hours of play, it was Romanian player "ILovePickles" who finished the tournament in 37th place to bubble. On the final table, "23NoraB" was the biggest name. The Austrian regular is always there when there's a big series on the schedule, and was chasing an XL Blizzard title in this event. Unfortunately for them, they finished in seventh place for $1,050.
Not much later, "Nordynordbrg" exited in third place for $3,390. The final heads-up was between Russia's "phervian" and "Yoshiaki97" from Peru. It was the latter mentioned who took down the title and the first prize of $6,135.
888poker XL Blizzard #14 - $30,000 R&A Event Final Table Results
888poker XL Blizzard #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A
There was also a Mini edition with a buy-in of just $5.50 to be played. In total, 1,003 players competed in this event, and they made for 637 rebuys and 470 add-ons. That made for a $10,550 prize pool with a first-place prize just over $1,899.
In the end, the final three players shook hands to make a 3-way deal. The Canadian "chouinard8" got the most money ($1,548) and won the tournament after defeating "wildrado" in the final heads-up. The runner-up had to settle for $1,437 while third-place finisher "abhigarg" received $1,309.
888poker XL Blizzard #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A Final Table Results
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888poker XL Blizzard Schedule
|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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