888poker XL Blizzard: Titles for "Yoshiaki97" and "chouinard8" on Day 5

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

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55May 08256$30,000

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

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Yoshiaki97Peru$6,135
2phervianRussia$4,500
3NordynordbrgCanada$3,390
4MellmanLatvia$2,550
5BeachfarmDenmark$1,740
6tecuratUnited Kingdom$1,350
723NoraBAustria$1,050
8okokok1893Malta$750
9_Lord_Xenu_Switzerland$570

888poker XL Blizzard #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$5.50May 081,003$10,550

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

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1chouinard8Canada$1,548
2wildradoUkraine$1,437
3abhigargIndia$1,309
4MrTJHBArgentina$765
5JaFoiTodoMalta$532
6dirolo mimisGreece$422
7LyorakAustria$317
8SunnybeamRussia$211
9IllKIllY0UUkraine$127

Amazing Promotions Including WSOP Packages

888poker is making it easy for players to join in on the action in the XL Blizzard by not only making the buy-ins affordable but also hosting tons of satellites where you can get in cheaply.

Some of the satellites even allow you to get into events for free. If you already have an account at 888poker and have made a deposit, you should have already received two free tickets for daily freeroll satellites to the Mini Opening Event and the Main Event. You can earn more tickets to these freerolls by completing simple missions.

If you don't have an account yet, you can also grab three free tickets simply by signing up to 888poker through PokerNews and making your first deposit of at least $10 using the "BLIZZARD10" bonus code.

888poker is inviting players that participate in at least five XL Blizzard Events into a freeroll that awards a $12,600 WSOP Main Event package to the winner and three $2,700 Crazy 8’s packages to those who finish second through fourth.


888poker XL Blizzard Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
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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