Alien_Army Closes Out Biggest XL Inferno Ever for $291k

inferno

With a prize pool of $1,755,000, the $1,050 main event of the XL Inferno series was the most valuable tournament ever to take place on 888poker.

1,319 players and 436 re-entries made sure that the original $1.5m guarantee was easily crushed and Alien_Army secured the lion’s share of it.

After a heads-up deal between him and stevachenko7, the Austria-based player went on to signature title of the Inferno series and just shy of $300k.

Big Names Bow Out

It took 13.5 hours until the winner was found and there were a lot of big name casualties along the way.

Doug Polk2
Near-miss for Polk.

Streaming phenomenon Doug Polk made the money and reached the final three tables before his luck ran out and he lost a chunk of his stack with A-K vs A-J.

He lost the rest of his stack by means of a coin flip and finished in 27th place. Steven van Zadelhoff came 42nd and Rob Tinnion finished 87th

In the last hand of the tournament Alien_Army managed to outrun stevachenko7’s K-K with Q-4, hitting a four on the flop and the turn.

888poker XL Inferno $1,050 Main Event Final Table Payouts

Place

Name

Country

Prize

1

Alien_Army

Austria

$291,007.27*

2

stevachenko7

n/a

$226,717.73*

3

sngguru

Slovakia

$166,549.50

4

sweet_dr34ms

Russia

$119,340

5

PacoMonon

UK

$86,872.50

6

Fukuruku

Ukraine

$69,322.50

7

Ibeturaise2x

Lithuania

$51,772.50

8

p000cket000

Canada

$34,222.50

9

beebsterizer

Canada

$18,954

*denotes a 2-way deal

Inferno Extinguished, Eclipse Ahead

After an astounding 197 events in the books seven players managed to win even two events:

XL inferno eclipse blizzard
Eclipse incoming.
  • anteen from Sweden
  • B4NKR0LLER from Vietnam
  • Dmilito22 from Argentina
  • Gandalf_MRS from the UK
  • LeoJoseCarne from Brazil
  • PokerMogo from Romania
  • PuntSonPunt
  • unclesala from Switzerland

The 197 tournaments attracted a total of 118,665 entries and total prize money of $11,352,277.

All the XL Inferno champions are now waiting for their special Champion of Champions event in which only title holders take part. 

In this invitational the top three players will all win tickets to WSOP events with the eventual winner taking a complete WSOP main event package home.

The tournament is scheduled for coming Wednesday at 7 PM CET.

If you aren't a member of the winner's club you’ll only have to wait four months for another shot. 

In September 888poker is hosting its next massive online series called the XL Eclipse.

Create a new 888poker account via our review page to get ready and claim an up to $888 sign-up bonus.

888poker XL Inferno Series: All Winners, All Events

1

$30,000

Sunday Lightning

470

$71,800

“SteveyBG”

Mexico

$13,893.30

2

$45,000

Sunday Breeze

1,223

$61,150

“zumo444”

Argentina

$10,554.49

3

$30,000

Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

1,597

$43,917.50

“Ciprian_Rau”

UK

$7,417.66

4

$150,000

Mega Deep

902

$180,400

“Binkasaurus”

UK

$32,472

5

$40,000

Mini Mega Deep

1,852

$50,420

“hooy2all”

Lithuania

$7,966.36

6

$20,000

Sunday Swordfish

1,029

$28,297.50

“DiMag1a”

Brazil

$5,093.55

7

$300,000

Opening

1,447

$311,850

“Xandee1991”

Brazil

$53,014.50

8

$50,000

Mini Opening

4,311

$64,331.80

“TOP1LTU”

Lithuania

$9,006.45

9

$45,000

Sunday Monsoon

1,035

$51,750

“thompson199”

Romania

$9,315

10

$200,000

Whale

334

$200,000

“anteen”

Sweden

$38,700

11

$100,000

Sunday Challenge

892

$103,834

“omgsicklife”

Romania

$18,690.12

12

$30,000

Sunday Tornado

264

$32,700

Guntis “luffEEE” Aleskins

Latvia

$6,687.15

13

$50,000

Turbo Mega Deep

241

$50,000

“T54_IS_A_FAG”

Canada  

$10,225

14

$20,000

Mini Turbo Mega Deep

1,018

$26,840

“badlucktou”

Russia

$4,831.20

15

$30,000

Turbo Opening

456

$30,000

“sajtgul”

Sweden

$5,700

16

$10,000

Super Turbo Opening

172

$14,892

“oyvindbe”

Norway

$3,201.78

17

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

138

$20,300

“UHYC9_888”

Andorra

$5,278

18

$15,000

Breeze

467

$23,350

“Jab0c0”

Poland

$4,436.50

19

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

952

$26,180

“COMINGTHRU”

Belgium

$4,712.40

20

$20,000

Crocodile

309

$46,350

“V.BlomFan60”

Romania

$8,968.72

21

$15,000

Swordfish

900

$24,750

 “bazzzarov”

Russia

$4,455

22

$20,000

Monsoon

728

$36,400

 “Gutschel”

Switzerland

$6,679.40

23

$15,000

Omaha

132

$21,200

“KevinBANGos”

Germany

$5,088

24

$5,000

Mini Omaha

378

$6,638.10

“me_demon”

Belarus

$1,394

25

$10,000

Monday Royal

837

$16,740

“309865”

Netherlands

$3,029.94

26

$10,000

Monday Fish

809

$16,180

“Habilidade0”

Brazil

$2,928.58

27

$15,000

Tornado

250

$35,200

“OPH1UCHUS”

UK

$7,198.40

28

$15,000

Snap

219

$16,650

“FouEnculePL”

Poland

$3,404.92

29

$5,000

Mini Snap

887

$6,934.20

“Le0_Maga”

Brazil

$1,248.15

30

$10,000 Lightning

6-Max

169

$26,500

“AsaNisse4”

Sweden

$6,360

31

$15,000

Breeze

555

$27,750

“Magnf1cious”

Lithuania

$5,244.75

32

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

1,007

$27,692.50

“Rick78R”

Brazil

$4,984.65

33

$25,000

Crocodile

392

$58,800

Pedro “gusma” Madeira

Brazil

$11,283.72

34

$15,000

Swordfish

923

$25,382.50

“Ti0373”

Russia

$4,568.85

35

$20,000

Monsoon

873

$43,650

Conor “GodfryJONES” O’Driscoll

Italy

$7,857

36

$500,000

High Roller

222

$572,000

“anteen”

Sweden

$116,974

37

$150,000

Mini High Roller

845

$244,600

“Profided48”

Russia

$44,272.60

38

$40,000

Tuesday Challenge

741

$74,100

“starkinver”

 

$13,597.35

39

$15,000

Tornado

174

$23,100

“psihodelik3”

Russia

$4,966.50

40

$50,000

Turbo High Roller

338

$68,400

Kurt “GiNgErSpEw” Fitzgerald

Costa Rica

 

41

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

133

$21,200

“Achileys34”

Czech Republic

$5,512

42

$15,000

Breeze

482

$24,100

“FellipeD92”

Brazil

$4,579

43

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

889

$24,447.50

“Kraukliz”

Austria

$4,400.55

44

$20,000

Crocodile

298

$44,700

“MttRaven”

 

$8,649.45

45

$15,000

Swordfish

822

$22,605

“Pepepepepe”

Argentina

$4,091.50

46

$20,000

Monsoon

780

$39,000

“TheHueyLewis”

Brazil

$7,156.50

47

$50,000

8-Max

840

$84,000

“mne_d0edet1”

Russia

$15,540

48

$10,000

Mini 8-Max

1,409

$15,358.10

“888poker172”

Ukraine

$2,687.66

49

$35,000

Wednesday Challenge

1,108

$49,440

Joao Mathias “joao_mathias” Baumgarten

Brazil

$8,642.11

50

$15,000

Tornado

179

$23,900

“grownupguy83”

Netherlands

$5,138.50

51

$10,000

Turbo 8-Max

561

$15,427.50

“creutz93”

Sweden

$2,915.79

52

$20,000

Americas

132

$30,000

“joga_pra_cor”

 

$6,900

53

$5,000

Turbo Americas

82

$5,250

“aftajvilla”

Russia

$1,443.75

54

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

133

$20,500

“backdown8”

Sweden

$5,330

55

$15,000

Breeze

508

$25,400

“RKOoutofNWHR”

Germany

$4,800.60

56

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

899

$24,722.50

“yrkkk”

Lithuania

$4,450.05

57

$20,000

Crocodile

298

$44,700

“uR4iseM3Up”

Austria

$8,649.45

58

$15,000

Swordfish

108

$22,110

Fabio “F1oba” Pereira

Brazil

$4,001.91

59

$60,000

R&A

692

$84,550

“doyleb102”

Canada

$15,853.12

60

$10,000

Mini R&A

1,248

$14,760.20

“SupertrampBR”

Brazil

 

61

$20,000

Monsoon

737

$36,850

“GotMyStr8”

Russia

$6,761.97

62

$100,000

Quarterback

599

$149,500

“bananove”

Sweden

$28,240.55

63

$30,000

Mini Quarterback

933

$43,680

“MalakiasCF”

UK

$7,862.40

64

$25,000

Thursday Challenge

1,128

$36,111.70

“In33dm0ney99”

Lithuania

$6,312.32

65

$15,000

Tornado

177

$24,400

“GSwarrior30”

Ukraine

$5,246

66

$30,000

Turbo Quarterback

261

$30,000

“OTwenty”

Netherlands

$6,135

67

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

82

$11,800

“LeoJoseCarne”

Brazil

$3,215.50

68

$15,000

Breeze

291

$15,000

Anton “Smithstudent” Vinokurov

Russia

$2,902.50

69

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

640

$17,600

“toshapiter86”

Russia

$3,324.64

70

$20,000

Crocodile

164

$24,600

“PuntSonPunt”

NA

$5,289

71

$15,000

Swordfish

608

$16,720

“LeoJoseCarne”

Brazil

$3,158.40

72

$20,000

Monsoon

462

$23,100

Rafael “konnhand” Garcia

Brazil

$4,389

73

$30,000

Knockout

306

$30,600

“ButiJauli”

Vietnam

$5,921.10

74

$15,000

Mini Knockout

750

$18,750

“CzarBushov”

Canada

$3,440.62

75

$25,000

Friday Challenge

845

$27,040

“beny76xx”

Argentina

$4,894.24

76

$15,000

Tornado

130

$17,200

“B4NKR0LL3R”

Vietnam

$3,956

77

$10,000

Turbo Knockout

203

$10,150

“KestasLOST”

Lithuania

$2,182.25

78

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

185

$28,700

“Kepalas89”

Lithuania

$6,888

79

$15,000

Breeze

421

$21,050

“nlfreddie”

UK

$4,039.49

80

$40,000

Octopus

262

$84,200

“Gandalf_MRS”

UK

$16,419

81

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

698

$19,195

“ZCSLions83”

Canada

$3,599.06

82

$20,000

Crocodile

200

$30,000

“oreichegounu”

Poland

$6,450

83

$25,000

Saturday R&A

295

$34,400

Yordan “YordanPetrov” Petrov

Bulgaria

$6,656.40

84

$15,000

Swordfish

593

$16,307.50

“jaggalo1231”

NA

$3,080.48

85

$20,000

Monsoon

465

$23,250

“pvss10”

Brazil

$4,417.50

86

$88,000

Crazy 8

722

$90,480

“JDias99”

Russia

$16,919.76

87

$20,000

Mini Crazy 8

1,699

$22,664

“VXR2012”

UK

$3,966.20

88

$30,000

Saturday Challenge

537

$30,000

“xXGlamBabeXx”

Italy

$5,670

89

$15,000

Tornado

139

$18,600

“Toliet_Po8L”

NA

$4,278

90

$15,000

Turbo Crazy 8

249

$15,700

Alexandru “alexos888” Baron

Canada

$3,179.25

91

$30,000

Sunday Lightning

386

$58,200

“zinkAA”

Ukraine

$11,640

92

$45,000

Sunday Breeze

1,124

$56,200

“Jefffryyy”

NA

$9,823.76

93

$30,000

Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

1,381

$37,977.50

“Markus103er”

Germany

$6,456.17

94

$150,000

Mega Deep

967

$193,400

“TheSecretVMS”

Brazil

$34,812

95

$40,000

Mini Mega Deep

1,749

$8,637.54

“tbo1985”

Brazil

$8,637.54

96

$20,000

Sunday Swordfish

931

$25,602.50

“proJJkeke”

Ukraine

$4,608.45

97

$200,000

Tune Up

1,171

$260,700

“PokerMogo”

Romania

$44,996.82

98

$25,000

Mini Tune Up

2,183

$35,119.80

“AronZspot”

Canada

$5,548.92

99

$45,000

Sunday Monsoon

995

$49,750

“otchootcho8”

Switzerland

$8,955

100

$200,000

Whale

328

$263,290

“B4NKR0LL3R”

Vietnam

$50,946.61

101

$100,000

Sunday Challenge

941

$112,892

“N0tori0us_B”

Lithuania

$20,320.56

102

$30,000

Sunday Tornado

272

$34,600

Jake “JakeBalsiger” Balsiger

Canada

$7,075.70

103

$50,000

Turbo Mega Deep

261

$52,200

“mikedonks”

NA

$10,674.90

104

$20,000

Mini Turbo Mega Deep

878

$23,680

“nitmz”

Brazil

$4,262.40

105

$30,000

Turbo Tune Up

456

$30,000

“engineon”

Germany

$5,700

106

$10,000

Super Turbo Tune Up

148

$13,943

“GOLDandVODKA”

Latvia

$2,997.74

107

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

103

$16,800

“unclesala”

Switzerland

$4,578

108

$15,000

Breeze

330

$16,500

“jota_ocho”

Canada

$3,192.75

109

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

629

$17,297.50

“Coffee_pot”

UK

$3,267.49

110

$20,000

Crocodile

199

$29,850

Robin “Inho” Ylitalo

Sweden

$6,417.75

111

$15,000

Swordfish

598

$16,445

“DreamIsOver”

Canada

$3,106.46

112

$20,000

Monsoon

547

$27,350

“siittimest”

Finland

$5,169.15

113

$10,000

Omaha Hi-Lo

80

$11,800 

“BetPotAllin” Poland

$3,215.50

 

114

$5,000

Mini Omaha Hi-Lo

298

$5,188.40 

“mikazika986”

Serbia

$1,141.44

115

$10,000

Monday Royal

804

$12,080 

“Acestain”

Lithuania

$2,281.91

116

$10,000

Monday Flush

585

$11,700 

“antomar”

Russia

$2,210.13

117

$15,000

Tornado

152

$22,000 

“botteonpoker” Brazil

$4,730

 

118

$10,000

ShowMe!

248

$12,400 

“rrradiovolna”

Russia

$2,535.80

119

$5,000 Mini

ShowMe!

932

$5,000 

“HarryLepps”

UK

$900

120

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

155

$22,800 

“ihavenoboss”

Costa Rica

$5,928

121

$15,000

Breeze

465

$23,250 

Alessandro “WadoIchimonj” Sarro

Netherlands

$4,417.50

122

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

816

$22,440 

“ALTUSDOMUS”

Brazil

$4,061.61

123

$25,000

Crocodile

316

$47,400 

“BigNich09”

NA

$9,171.90

124

$15,000

Swordfish

767

$21,092.50 

“sosickPL”

Poland

$3,870.47

125

$20,000

Monsoon

743

$37,150 

“MWFTBG”

Sweden

$6,817.02

126

$400,000

Super HR Chip-In

121

$810,000 

“spud_gun888”

UK

$186,300

128

$50,000

Tuesday Challenge

730

$73,000 

“Toobo16” Sweden

$13,395.50

 

129

$20,000

Tornado

211

$29,500 

“Yujin_EX” Russia

$6,342.50

 

130

$10,000

Turbo Chip-In

367

$22,700 

“WowAceDude”

Sweden

$4,356.13

131

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

137

$22,100 

Doug “PulledPorker” Lang

Canada

$5,746

132

$15,000

Breeze

449

$22,450 

“ItsMyReality”

Russia

$4,265.50

133

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

785

$21,587.50 

“interlt”

Lithuania

$3,961.30

134

$20,000

Crocodile

258

$38,700 

“Dmilito22”

Argentina

$7,914.15

135

$15,000

Swordfish

745

$20,487.50 

“GunnersYa91”

Austria

$3,759.45

136

$20,000

Monsoon

697

$34,850 

“ImASpaceman”

Brazil

$6,534.37

137

$50,000

8-Max

697

$69,700 

“RagingStoic”

Germany

$13,033.90

138

$10,000

Mini 8-Max

1,366

$14,889.40 

“forvardok”

Ukraine

$2,680.09

139

$35,000

Wednesday Challenge

1

,027 $45,376 

“jxangai”

Brazil

$8,167.68

140

$15,000

Tornado

180

$24,500 

“GoFighTer”

Belarus

$5,267.50

141

$10,000

Turbo 8-Max

492

$13,530 

Matthias “blueskyyM” Tikerpe

Estonia

$2,570.70

142

$20,000

Americas

113

$22,800 

“santerivali”

Finland

$5,700.

143

$5,000

Turbo Americas

97

$6,150 

Steven “Kale333” van Zadelhoff

Malta

$1,537.50

144

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

139

$20,600 

“edtastylez92”

Austria

$5,356

145

$15,000

Breeze

487

$24,350 

“youler”

UK

$4,626.50

146

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

806

$22,165 

“PudimSedutor”

Brazil

$4,011.86

147

$20,000

Crocodile

292

$43,800 

“SleepinAwake”

Canada

$8,475.30

149

$60,000

R&A

618

$76,050 

“edyvpakistan”

Russia

$14,365.84

150

$10,000

Mini R&A

1,082

$12,649 

“Speil13”

Russia

$2,211.04

151

$20,000

Monsoon

669

$33,450 

“AllanSheik”

Brazil

$6,271.87

152

$100,000

Quarterback

587

$138,650 

Thomas “WushuTM” Muhlocker

Austria

$26,190.98

153

$30,000

Mini Quarterback

856

$39,250 

“Lucky_Frutti”

Russia

$7,104.25

154

$25,000

Thursday Challenge R&A

922

$29,789.70 

“Duraircwb”

UK

$5,362.14

155

$15,000

Tornado

173

$23,700 

”Fukuruku”

Ukraine

$5,095.50

156

$30,000

Turbo Quarterback

275

$31,075 

“dontis10”

Greece

$6,354.83

157

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

91

$13,300 

“mnintoiu”

Romania

$3,624.25

158

$15,000

Breeze

339

$16,950 

“Sevone14”

Ukraine

$3,279.82

159

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

592

$16,280 

“salamerancio”

Argentina

$3,075.29

160

$20,000

Crocodile

175

$26,250 

“PuntSonPunt”

n/a

$5,643.75

161

$15,000

Swordfish

535

$15,000 

“imnvm”

Austria

$2,835

162

$20,000

Monsoon

447

$22,350 

“Dmilito22”

Argentina

$4,246.50

163

$30,000

Knockout

297

$30,000 

“|||||.”

UK

$5,805

164

$15,000

Mini Knockout

672

$16,800 

“huongnguyen1”

UK

$3,150

165

$25,000

Friday Challenge

808

$25,856 

“_RIPCHEESE_”

Germany

$4,679.93

166

$15,000

Tornado

142

$18,000 

“telmrock”

UK

$4,140

167

$10,000

Turbo Knockout

192

$10,000 

“StavTrue”

Russia

$2,150

168

$10,000

Lightning 6-Max

104

$15,800 

“HinduKrush”

UK

$4,305.50

169

$15,000

Breeze

366

$18,300 

“Roma4892”

Italy

$3,511.77

170

$40,000

Octopus

289

$98,600 

“SoulRead88uk”

UK

$19,227

171

$15,000

Deepstack Swordfish

596

$16,390 

“Markylar12”

UK

$3,096.07

172

$20,000

Crocodile

203

$30,450 

“dulek_jason”

Poland

$6,546.75

173

$25,000

Saturday R&A

282

$33,250 

“PokerMogo”

Romania

$6,799.62

174

$15,000

Swordfish

541

$15,000 

“Mr.Abuse”

Ukraine

$2,835

175

$20,000

Monsoon

476

$23,800 

“77portuga77”

Brazil

$4,522

176

$60,000

6-Max

413

$61,950 

“Gandalf_MRS”

UK

$12,699.75

177

$15,000

Mini 6-Max

611

$16,802.50 

“rotisseurBJK”

Germany

$3,192.47

178

$30,000

Saturday Challenge

543

$33,700 

Cristian “progree69” Sampaoli

Argentina

$6,369.30

179

$15,000

Tornado

119

$15,900 

Anton “YSoSerious7” Yakuba

Ukraine

$3,975

180

$10,000

Turbo 6-Max

228

$11,400 

“arko415”

Russia

$2,622

181

$30,000

Sunday Lightning

265

$40,100 

“unclesala”

Switzerland

$8,822

182

$45,000

Sunday Breeze

1,000

$50,000 

“1LevelAbove”

Sweden

$9,000

183

$30,000

Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

1,203

$33,082.50 

“anth0nypappa”

Hungary

$5,710.03

184

$150,000

Mega Deep

913

$182,600 

“cuttyshark89”

Andorra

$32,868

185

$60,000

Sunday Crocodile

379

$60,000 

“Juanfran1973”

UK

$11,514

186

$40,000

Mini Mega Deep

1,743

$47,980 

“theginger45”

UK

$8,103.82

187

$20,000

Sunday Swordfish

810

$22,275 

“cr7ttrrnetrnet”

NA

$4,031.77

188

$45,000

Sunday Monsoon

853

$45,000 

“HappySh00ter”

Cyprus

$8,145

189

$1,500,000

Main Event

1,319

$1,755,000 

“Alien_Army”

Austria

$298,350

190

$250,000

Mini Main Event

1,665

$362,550 

Jono “spyver” Beck

UK

$61,234.69

191

$50,000

Micro Main Event

1,820

$68,007.50 

“nyaaaan”

Russia

$11,486.46

192

$100,000

Sunday Challenge 1R

759

$100,000 

“veeea”

Russia

$18,350

193

$30,000

Sunday Tornado

227

$30,000 

“Tudlenudle”

NA

$6,135

194

$50,000

Turbo Mega Deep

232

$50,000 

“germaxii”

Argentina

$10,225

195

$20,000

Mini Turbo Mega Deep

832

$21,120 

“phatshaff”

Ireland

$3,822.72

196

$30,000

Turbo Main Event

239

$30,000 

“maladietz”

Romania

$6,135

197

$15,000

Super Turbo Main Event

159

$15,000 

“Mindcrushers”

Canada

$3,225

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