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Swedes Go 1-2 in Main to Wrap Gangbusters 888 Super XL Series
Massive fields. Smashed guarantees. Gargantuan prize pools. Big names all over the pay tables.
The fifth edition of the 888poker Super XL Series wrapped this weekend after 40 action-filled events and dozens of notable performances.
Sweden's Gr33nApples stood the tallest in the end, though, and capped things off on Sunday by claiming the XL Main Event for $183,869.46.
Fellow Swede BOLAGET.NU and the Czech Republic's Vocaaas also hit $150k+ scores with a three-way deal securing them $159,691.28 and $150,832.46 respectively.
With Main, Mini and Turbo versions of each tournament the big payouts weren't limited to the big bankrolls and plenty of 888 players took home some serious cash.
Nitsche Nails Mini Main, Garp FTs Again
One of the featured performers across the entire Super XL Series was of course 888poker pro Dominik Nitsche, who streamed a lot of the action live on his Twitch channel.
His fans were paid off for watching loyally as Nitsche ran all the way to the $160 Mini Main title for $36,541.50.
Sweden's Tobias "Bale_11" Garp, who won the kickoff event of the series last week for $22,984, also continued his hot streak by finishing fifth in the Mini Main.
The UK's "eat1ngandwin" claimed the 303-player, $2,100 High Roller title for a $117,261 first-place prize.
Other notable names who took cashes over the course of the series included Chris "WhatWudJSay" Moorman, Jonas "T3amEdward" Mackoff, Jeff "YoungSuprmcy" Hakim, Chris "nigdawg" Brammer and Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski, who won the Sunday Whale.
Record turnouts also meant the guarantees for each event were easily surpassed and created some gigantic prize pools, highlighted by the $1,268,000 prize pool for the Main Event.
Check a full rundown of all the Super XL events over on the 888poker Magazine. Sign up for a new 888poker account via our direct download to be eligible for our exclusive $888 bonus and to prepare your game for the next Super XL Series.
Complete final-table results and payouts from the $1,050 Super XL Main Event:
1st: "Gr33nApples" (Sweden) $183,869.46*
2nd: "BOLAGET.NU" (Sweden) $159,691.28*
3rd: "Vocaaas" (Czech Republic) $150,832.46*
4th: "macgyver888" (Netherlands) $86,224
5th: "Sb|Iuz" (Sweden) $62,766
6th: "sahibsab" (Kuwait) $50,086
7th: "Uncall" (N/A) $37,406
8th: "TheMulletman" (Sweden) $24,726
9th: "LGMosley" (Germany) $13,694.40