The 888poker XL Spring Series began on May 22 with the first events of the $1.5 million guaranteed festival. A trio of side events crowned their champions while the massive $120,000 guaranteed Opening event progressed to its final table.
Brazil's "julianopk10" got the series off to a flying start by being the last player standing in the $40,000 PKO Triple Threat 55. Some 698 unique players bought in and purchased 220 re-entries between them, making for a 918-strong field and a $45,900 prize pool.
All but three of the nine-handed final table turned their $55 investment into a four-figure haul. "Armeniashka" fell in ninth and won $704, "DIOall" of Lithuania banked $744 for their eighth-place finish, while "alexi117" netted $717 when they busted in seventh.
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"petty1997" of Brazil walked away with the first four-figure score of the tournament, namely $1,112, when their tournament ended in a sixth place finish. "DEADyshka" and "Hodor83" joined the list of busted players, doing so with $2,187 and $2,236 additions to their bankrolls.
The event progressed to heads-up when "dOshik" bowed out in third, a finish worth $2,302. "OnlyBet" and julianopk10 fought it out one-on-one with the latter coming out on top. First place, with bounties included, tipped the scales at $5,529, while OnlyBet walked away with $4,313 after falling at the final hurdle.
XL Spring - $40,000 PKO Triple Threat 55 Final Table Results
Other 888poker XL Spring Series Results
Two side events crowned their champions on May 22, and another event is currently in play. XL Spring #01 - $120,000 Opening Event drew in 1,205 entrants who created a $120,500 prize pool. Only nine players remain in the hunt for what is a $17,605 top prize. Return to PokerNews on May 24 for a recap of the final table action.
|$15,000 PKO Triple Threat 11||$11||1,577||$15,770||Blaziken232||$1,925*|
|$20,000 PKO Triple Threat 22||$22||1,202||$24,040||goldskill||$2,674|
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