888poker Super XL: ‘trojanmouse’ Wins “Champion of Champions”


The largest888poker Super XL Series ever held wrapped up the best players from the 11-day series battling in a freeroll for a variety of World Series of Poker packages with ‘trojanmouse’ beating the field to win a package into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event.

won the Champion of Champions freeroll to win the package worth $12,500. Over the course of the 63-event series and the $5 million in guaranteed prizepool, the top 18 players on the Super XL Series leaderboard qualified into the series-ending freeroll.

All 18 players were guaranteed at least a $160 tournament ticket with a bump in rewards for the top five finishers. ‘GoFighTer’ finished runner-up to earn a $3,000 WSOP Crazy 8’s package and a $1,050 Main Event qualifier ticket, while ‘Mindcrushers’ came in third to earn a $3,000 WSOP Crazy 8’s package.

From the start of the tournament, it looked like it was going to be tough to stop ‘trojanmouse.’ In the just the second level of the tournament, ‘trojanmouse’ picked up KhKd and got all in against ‘MrBester’ and ‘b.szaszko.’ ‘MrBester’ tabled QdQh and ‘b.szaszko’ showed Ac5h. After a Ts2d2c9h8s runout, the pocket kings held up and ‘trojanmouse’ rode an early chip lead all the way to a victory.

PocketFives top ranked online player in the world Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez just missed out on one of the three WSOP packages. He finished fourth and earned a $600 tournament ticket. ‘ScratchyR’ came in fifth and also earned a $600 tournament ticket. The other 15 players in the tournament netted a $160 tournament ticket.

‘Enigmasility’ Wins Main Event

The series came to an official last Sunday with the $1,050 Main Event. There was a massive 1,096-player field and 344 re-entries to bring the official field size to 1,440 entries.

Gonzalez displayed why he is the top ranked online player on PocketFives, finishing 17th for $8,250. He came up just shy of his fourth final table of the series.

When the final table was reached, it was ‘Enigmasility’ who stole the show. The player from Belarus dominated the final table and quickly amassed a huge chip lead. He had about an eight-to-one chip lead heads-up against ‘GoMore21’ before his QcTh bested the Poland native’s Th7h to earn the main event title. ‘Enigmasility’ won $262,200 for the win, while ‘GoMore21’ earned $190,500 for his runner-up finish.

Adrian Mateos Takes Down Preliminary Event

WSOPE Bracelet winner Adrian ‘ADRI_ATM’ Mateos came in ninth in the Main Event, earning $17,250 for his final table appearance. But that wasn’t his only final table of the series. Just a week earlier, Mateos took down the $150,000 guaranteed Super XL Mega Deep event. There were 959 entries in the $215 No Limit Hold’em event. Mateos came out on top to earn $35,524.

Chris Moorman Adds Super XL Title To Resume

Earlier in the series, 888poker Ambassador Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman added another title to one of the most successful online poker resumes in history. Moorman bested the 667-entry field in Event 38, a $55 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event with rebuys and add-ons. Moorman earned $16,453 for his first Super XL title of his career.

Jon Van Fleet Defeats Fabrizio Gonzalez To Earn High Roller Title

Amidst all of the other highlights of the Super XL Series, Jon ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet took down the biggest buy-in of the series. Van Fleet bested a field of 204 players in the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event for $87,290.

Van Fleet’s road to the title was not an easy one. This was one of Gonzalez’s three final tables and the top ranked player in the world stood between Van Fleet and the title. Van Fleet started with a three-to-one chip lead over Gonzalez, but after some time, the stacks evened out.

Van Fleet secured another title when he got all in preflop with his Kh7c against Gonzalez’s QdJs. The board ran out AdTs3d3c2d to send the pot to Van Fleet and send Gonzalez home with $62,930 for his second place finish.