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Alien_Army Closes Out Biggest XL Inferno Ever for $291k

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’sK-K with Q-4, hitting a four on the flop and the turn.

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

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Alien_ArmyAustria$291,007.27*
2stevachenko7n/a$226,717.73*
3sngguruSlovakia$166,549.50
4sweet_dr34msRussia$119,340
5PacoMononUK$86,872.50
6FukurukuUkraine$69,322.50
7Ibeturaise2xLithuania$51,772.50
8p000cket000Canada$34,222.50
9beebsterizerCanada$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$30,000Sunday Lightning470$71,800“SteveyBG”Mexico$13,893.30
2$45,000Sunday Breeze1,223$61,150“zumo444”Argentina$10,554.49
3$30,000Sunday Deepstack Swordfish1,597$43,917.50“Ciprian_Rau”UK$7,417.66
4$150,000Mega Deep902$180,400“Binkasaurus”UK$32,472
5$40,000Mini Mega Deep1,852$50,420“hooy2all”Lithuania$7,966.36
6$20,000Sunday Swordfish1,029$28,297.50“DiMag1a”Brazil$5,093.55
7$300,000Opening1,447$311,850“Xandee1991”Brazil$53,014.50
8$50,000Mini Opening4,311$64,331.80“TOP1LTU”Lithuania$9,006.45
9$45,000Sunday Monsoon1,035$51,750“thompson199”Romania$9,315
10$200,000Whale334$200,000“anteen”Sweden$38,700
11$100,000Sunday Challenge892$103,834“omgsicklife”Romania$18,690.12
12$30,000Sunday Tornado264$32,700Guntis “luffEEE” AleskinsLatvia$6,687.15
13$50,000Turbo Mega Deep241$50,000“T54_IS_A_FAG”Canada  $10,225
14$20,000Mini Turbo Mega Deep1,018$26,840“badlucktou”Russia$4,831.20
15$30,000Turbo Opening456$30,000“sajtgul”Sweden$5,700
16$10,000Super Turbo Opening172$14,892“oyvindbe”Norway$3,201.78
17$10,000Lightning 6-Max138$20,300“UHYC9_888”Andorra$5,278
18$15,000Breeze467$23,350“Jab0c0”Poland$4,436.50
19$15,000Deepstack Swordfish952$26,180“COMINGTHRU”Belgium$4,712.40
20$20,000Crocodile309$46,350“V.BlomFan60”Romania$8,968.72
21$15,000Swordfish900$24,750 “bazzzarov”Russia$4,455
22$20,000Monsoon728$36,400 “Gutschel”Switzerland$6,679.40
23$15,000Omaha132$21,200“KevinBANGos”Germany$5,088
24$5,000Mini Omaha378$6,638.10“me_demon”Belarus$1,394
25$10,000Monday Royal837$16,740“309865”Netherlands$3,029.94
26$10,000Monday Fish809$16,180“Habilidade0”Brazil$2,928.58
27$15,000Tornado250$35,200“OPH1UCHUS”UK$7,198.40
28$15,000Snap219$16,650“FouEnculePL”Poland$3,404.92
29$5,000Mini Snap887$6,934.20“Le0_Maga”Brazil$1,248.15
30$10,000 Lightning6-Max169$26,500“AsaNisse4”Sweden$6,360
31$15,000Breeze555$27,750“Magnf1cious”Lithuania$5,244.75
32$15,000Deepstack Swordfish1,007$27,692.50“Rick78R”Brazil$4,984.65
33$25,000Crocodile392$58,800Pedro “gusma” MadeiraBrazil$11,283.72
34$15,000Swordfish923$25,382.50“Ti0373”Russia$4,568.85
35$20,000Monsoon873$43,650Conor “GodfryJONES” O’DriscollItaly$7,857
36$500,000High Roller222$572,000“anteen”Sweden$116,974
37$150,000Mini High Roller845$244,600“Profided48”Russia$44,272.60
38$40,000Tuesday Challenge741$74,100“starkinver” $13,597.35
39$15,000Tornado174$23,100“psihodelik3”Russia$4,966.50
40$50,000Turbo High Roller338$68,400Kurt “GiNgErSpEw” FitzgeraldCosta Rica 
41$10,000Lightning 6-Max133$21,200“Achileys34”Czech Republic$5,512
42$15,000Breeze482$24,100“FellipeD92”Brazil$4,579
43$15,000Deepstack Swordfish889$24,447.50“Kraukliz”Austria$4,400.55
44$20,000Crocodile298$44,700“MttRaven” $8,649.45
45$15,000Swordfish822$22,605“Pepepepepe”Argentina$4,091.50
46$20,000Monsoon780$39,000“TheHueyLewis”Brazil$7,156.50
47$50,0008-Max840$84,000“mne_d0edet1”Russia$15,540
48$10,000Mini 8-Max1,409$15,358.10“888poker172”Ukraine$2,687.66
49$35,000Wednesday Challenge1,108$49,440Joao Mathias “joao_mathias” BaumgartenBrazil$8,642.11
50$15,000Tornado179$23,900“grownupguy83”Netherlands$5,138.50
51$10,000Turbo 8-Max561$15,427.50“creutz93”Sweden$2,915.79
52$20,000Americas132$30,000“joga_pra_cor” $6,900
53$5,000Turbo Americas82$5,250“aftajvilla”Russia$1,443.75
54$10,000Lightning 6-Max133$20,500“backdown8”Sweden$5,330
55$15,000Breeze508$25,400“RKOoutofNWHR”Germany$4,800.60
56$15,000Deepstack Swordfish899$24,722.50“yrkkk”Lithuania$4,450.05
57$20,000Crocodile298$44,700“uR4iseM3Up”Austria$8,649.45
58$15,000Swordfish108$22,110Fabio “F1oba” PereiraBrazil$4,001.91
59$60,000R&A692$84,550“doyleb102”Canada$15,853.12
60$10,000Mini R&A1,248$14,760.20“SupertrampBR”Brazil 
61$20,000Monsoon737$36,850“GotMyStr8”Russia$6,761.97
62$100,000Quarterback599$149,500“bananove”Sweden$28,240.55
63$30,000Mini Quarterback933$43,680“MalakiasCF”UK$7,862.40
64$25,000Thursday Challenge1,128$36,111.70“In33dm0ney99”Lithuania$6,312.32
65$15,000Tornado177$24,400“GSwarrior30”Ukraine$5,246
66$30,000Turbo Quarterback261$30,000“OTwenty”Netherlands$6,135
67$10,000Lightning 6-Max82$11,800“LeoJoseCarne”Brazil$3,215.50
68$15,000Breeze291$15,000Anton “Smithstudent” VinokurovRussia$2,902.50
69$15,000Deepstack Swordfish640$17,600“toshapiter86”Russia$3,324.64
70$20,000Crocodile164$24,600“PuntSonPunt”NA$5,289
71$15,000Swordfish608$16,720“LeoJoseCarne”Brazil$3,158.40
72$20,000Monsoon462$23,100Rafael “konnhand” GarciaBrazil$4,389
73$30,000Knockout306$30,600“ButiJauli”Vietnam$5,921.10
74$15,000Mini Knockout750$18,750“CzarBushov”Canada$3,440.62
75$25,000Friday Challenge845$27,040“beny76xx”Argentina$4,894.24
76$15,000Tornado130$17,200“B4NKR0LL3R”Vietnam$3,956
77$10,000Turbo Knockout203$10,150“KestasLOST”Lithuania$2,182.25
78$10,000Lightning 6-Max185$28,700“Kepalas89”Lithuania$6,888
79$15,000Breeze421$21,050“nlfreddie”UK$4,039.49
80$40,000Octopus262$84,200“Gandalf_MRS”UK$16,419
81$15,000Deepstack Swordfish698$19,195“ZCSLions83”Canada$3,599.06
82$20,000Crocodile200$30,000“oreichegounu”Poland$6,450
83$25,000Saturday R&A295$34,400Yordan “YordanPetrov” PetrovBulgaria$6,656.40
84$15,000Swordfish593$16,307.50“jaggalo1231”NA$3,080.48
85$20,000Monsoon465$23,250“pvss10”Brazil$4,417.50
86$88,000Crazy 8722$90,480“JDias99”Russia$16,919.76
87$20,000Mini Crazy 81,699$22,664“VXR2012”UK$3,966.20
88$30,000Saturday Challenge537$30,000“xXGlamBabeXx”Italy$5,670
89$15,000Tornado139$18,600“Toliet_Po8L”NA$4,278
90$15,000Turbo Crazy 8249$15,700Alexandru “alexos888” BaronCanada$3,179.25
91$30,000Sunday Lightning386$58,200“zinkAA”Ukraine$11,640
92$45,000Sunday Breeze1,124$56,200“Jefffryyy”NA$9,823.76
93$30,000Sunday Deepstack Swordfish1,381$37,977.50“Markus103er”Germany$6,456.17
94$150,000Mega Deep967$193,400“TheSecretVMS”Brazil$34,812
95$40,000Mini Mega Deep1,749$8,637.54“tbo1985”Brazil$8,637.54
96$20,000Sunday Swordfish931$25,602.50“proJJkeke”Ukraine$4,608.45
97$200,000Tune Up1,171$260,700“PokerMogo”Romania$44,996.82
98$25,000Mini Tune Up2,183$35,119.80“AronZspot”Canada$5,548.92
99$45,000Sunday Monsoon995$49,750“otchootcho8”Switzerland$8,955
100$200,000Whale328$263,290“B4NKR0LL3R”Vietnam$50,946.61
101$100,000Sunday Challenge941$112,892“N0tori0us_B”Lithuania$20,320.56
102$30,000Sunday Tornado272$34,600Jake “JakeBalsiger” BalsigerCanada$7,075.70
103$50,000Turbo Mega Deep261$52,200“mikedonks”NA$10,674.90
104$20,000Mini Turbo Mega Deep878$23,680“nitmz”Brazil$4,262.40
105$30,000Turbo Tune Up456$30,000“engineon”Germany$5,700
106$10,000Super Turbo Tune Up148$13,943“GOLDandVODKA”Latvia$2,997.74
107$10,000Lightning 6-Max103$16,800“unclesala”Switzerland$4,578
108$15,000Breeze330$16,500“jota_ocho”Canada$3,192.75
109$15,000Deepstack Swordfish629$17,297.50“Coffee_pot”UK$3,267.49
110$20,000Crocodile199$29,850Robin “Inho” YlitaloSweden$6,417.75
111$15,000Swordfish598$16,445“DreamIsOver”Canada$3,106.46
112$20,000Monsoon547$27,350“siittimest”Finland$5,169.15
113$10,000Omaha Hi-Lo80$11,800 “BetPotAllin” Poland$3,215.50 
114$5,000Mini Omaha Hi-Lo298$5,188.40 “mikazika986”Serbia$1,141.44
115$10,000Monday Royal804$12,080 “Acestain”Lithuania$2,281.91
116$10,000Monday Flush585$11,700 “antomar”Russia$2,210.13
117$15,000Tornado152$22,000 “botteonpoker” Brazil$4,730 
118$10,000ShowMe!248$12,400 “rrradiovolna”Russia$2,535.80
119$5,000 MiniShowMe!932$5,000 “HarryLepps”UK$900
120$10,000Lightning 6-Max155$22,800 “ihavenoboss”Costa Rica$5,928
121$15,000Breeze465$23,250 Alessandro “WadoIchimonj” SarroNetherlands$4,417.50
122$15,000Deepstack Swordfish816$22,440 “ALTUSDOMUS”Brazil$4,061.61
123$25,000Crocodile316$47,400 “BigNich09”NA$9,171.90
124$15,000Swordfish767$21,092.50 “sosickPL”Poland$3,870.47
125$20,000Monsoon743$37,150 “MWFTBG”Sweden$6,817.02
126$400,000Super HR Chip-In121$810,000 “spud_gun888”UK$186,300
128$50,000Tuesday Challenge730$73,000 “Toobo16” Sweden$13,395.50 
129$20,000Tornado211$29,500 “Yujin_EX” Russia$6,342.50 
130$10,000Turbo Chip-In367$22,700 “WowAceDude”Sweden$4,356.13
131$10,000Lightning 6-Max137$22,100 Doug “PulledPorker” LangCanada$5,746
132$15,000Breeze449$22,450 “ItsMyReality”Russia$4,265.50
133$15,000Deepstack Swordfish785$21,587.50 “interlt”Lithuania$3,961.30
134$20,000Crocodile258$38,700 “Dmilito22”Argentina$7,914.15
135$15,000Swordfish745$20,487.50 “GunnersYa91”Austria$3,759.45
136$20,000Monsoon697$34,850 “ImASpaceman”Brazil$6,534.37
137$50,0008-Max697$69,700 “RagingStoic”Germany$13,033.90
138$10,000Mini 8-Max1,366$14,889.40 “forvardok”Ukraine$2,680.09
139$35,000Wednesday Challenge1,027 $45,376 “jxangai”Brazil$8,167.68
140$15,000Tornado180$24,500 “GoFighTer”Belarus$5,267.50
141$10,000Turbo 8-Max492$13,530 Matthias “blueskyyM” TikerpeEstonia$2,570.70
142$20,000Americas113$22,800 “santerivali”Finland$5,700.
143$5,000Turbo Americas97$6,150 Steven “Kale333” van ZadelhoffMalta$1,537.50
144$10,000Lightning 6-Max139$20,600 “edtastylez92”Austria$5,356
145$15,000Breeze487$24,350 “youler”UK$4,626.50
146$15,000Deepstack Swordfish806$22,165 “PudimSedutor”Brazil$4,011.86
147$20,000Crocodile292$43,800 “SleepinAwake”Canada$8,475.30
149$60,000R&A618$76,050 “edyvpakistan”Russia$14,365.84
150$10,000Mini R&A1,082$12,649 “Speil13”Russia$2,211.04
151$20,000Monsoon669$33,450 “AllanSheik”Brazil$6,271.87
152$100,000Quarterback587$138,650 Thomas “WushuTM” MuhlockerAustria$26,190.98
153$30,000Mini Quarterback856$39,250 “Lucky_Frutti”Russia$7,104.25
154$25,000Thursday Challenge R&A922$29,789.70 “Duraircwb”UK$5,362.14
155$15,000Tornado173$23,700 ”Fukuruku”Ukraine$5,095.50
156$30,000Turbo Quarterback275$31,075 “dontis10”Greece$6,354.83
157$10,000Lightning 6-Max91$13,300 “mnintoiu”Romania$3,624.25
158$15,000Breeze339$16,950 “Sevone14”Ukraine$3,279.82
159$15,000Deepstack Swordfish592$16,280 “salamerancio”Argentina$3,075.29
160$20,000Crocodile175$26,250 “PuntSonPunt”n/a$5,643.75
161$15,000Swordfish535$15,000 “imnvm”Austria$2,835
162$20,000Monsoon447$22,350 “Dmilito22”Argentina$4,246.50
163$30,000Knockout297$30,000 “|||||.”UK$5,805
164$15,000Mini Knockout672$16,800 “huongnguyen1”UK$3,150
165$25,000Friday Challenge808$25,856 “_RIPCHEESE_”Germany$4,679.93
166$15,000Tornado142$18,000 “telmrock”UK$4,140
167$10,000Turbo Knockout192$10,000 “StavTrue”Russia$2,150
168$10,000Lightning 6-Max104$15,800 “HinduKrush”UK$4,305.50
169$15,000Breeze366$18,300 “Roma4892”Italy$3,511.77
170$40,000Octopus289$98,600 “SoulRead88uk”UK$19,227
171$15,000Deepstack Swordfish596$16,390 “Markylar12”UK$3,096.07
172$20,000Crocodile203$30,450 “dulek_jason”Poland$6,546.75
173$25,000Saturday R&A282$33,250 “PokerMogo”Romania$6,799.62
174$15,000Swordfish541$15,000 “Mr.Abuse”Ukraine$2,835
175$20,000Monsoon476$23,800 “77portuga77”Brazil$4,522
176$60,0006-Max413$61,950 “Gandalf_MRS”UK$12,699.75
177$15,000Mini 6-Max611$16,802.50 “rotisseurBJK”Germany$3,192.47
178$30,000Saturday Challenge543$33,700 Cristian “progree69” SampaoliArgentina$6,369.30
179$15,000Tornado119$15,900 Anton “YSoSerious7” YakubaUkraine$3,975
180$10,000Turbo 6-Max228$11,400 “arko415”Russia$2,622
181$30,000Sunday Lightning265$40,100 “unclesala”Switzerland$8,822
182$45,000Sunday Breeze1,000$50,000 “1LevelAbove”Sweden$9,000
183$30,000Sunday Deepstack Swordfish1,203$33,082.50 “anth0nypappa”Hungary$5,710.03
184$150,000Mega Deep913$182,600 “cuttyshark89”Andorra$32,868
185$60,000Sunday Crocodile379$60,000 “Juanfran1973”UK$11,514
186$40,000Mini Mega Deep1,743$47,980 “theginger45”UK$8,103.82
187$20,000Sunday Swordfish810$22,275 “cr7ttrrnetrnet”NA$4,031.77
188$45,000Sunday Monsoon853$45,000 “HappySh00ter”Cyprus$8,145
189 $1,500,000 Main Event 1,319 $1,755,000  “Alien_Army” Austria$298,350
190$250,000Mini Main Event1,665$362,550 Jono “spyver” BeckUK$61,234.69
191$50,000Micro Main Event1,820$68,007.50 “nyaaaan”Russia$11,486.46
192$100,000Sunday Challenge 1R759$100,000 “veeea”Russia$18,350
193$30,000Sunday Tornado227$30,000 “Tudlenudle”NA$6,135
194$50,000Turbo Mega Deep232$50,000 “germaxii”Argentina$10,225
195$20,000Mini Turbo Mega Deep832$21,120 “phatshaff”Ireland$3,822.72
196$30,000Turbo Main Event239$30,000 “maladietz”Romania$6,135
197$15,000Super Turbo Main Event159$15,000 “Mindcrushers”Canada$3,225

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