XL Blizzard: ‘ContaSagrada’ Takes Home $50K PKO Title

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PKO's were on the schedule on Wednesday during 888poker's XL Blizzard online series.

Wednesday’s 888poker XL Blizzard schedule brought out the bounty hunters as three Progressive Knockout tournaments gave players more than $80,000 in total prize pools to fight over.

Event #19 – $50,000 PKO ($109 buy-in)

The $50,000 PKO was the largest tournament of the day as 411 players (140 rebuys) ponied up their $109 buy-in looking to take home at least $25 for every player they sent to the rail. The tournament proved to be a popular one as the prize pool beat the guarantee, soaring to $55,100.

‘ContaSagrada’ took home the largest haul of the day after taking home $5,286.91 for the victory and adding on another $5,097.78 in bounties. It was the second day in a row that Ukraine’s ‘Enthusuast99’ finished as a runner-up. He took second in this contest, earning $3,925.87 for second place, plus another $1,494.73 in bounties.

Austria’s ‘Ychwerd’ made his second bullet count, taking home the bronze for a combined score of over $3,300.

Final Table Payouts

1. ContaSagrada – $5,286.91 + $5,097.78
2. Enthusiast99 – $3,925.87 + $1,494.73
3. Ychwerd – $2,892.75 + $467.19
4. adebisl5 – $2,204 + $842.57
5. playboy1983 – $1,542.80 + $657.82
6. smackers – $1,170.87 + $281.25
7. For1k – $895.37 + $490.63
8. ZlatanKranen – $619.87 + $785.95
9. DiegoMU99 – $457.33 + $627.35

Event #20 – $20,000 Mini PKO ($16.50 buy-in)

The $20,000 Mini PKO also beat the guarantee as 1,076 players (431 rebuys) helped push the prize pool to $22,605.

Russia’s ’Timstar.nl’ faded the large field, earning $2,035.18 for first and adding another $1,200.90 in bounties on top. Germany’s ‘7obi490’ fell in second place for $1,450.11 and $498.95 in bounties. Fellow German grinder, ‘SuperFlo22’ also took home a four-figure score, picking up just over $1,300 for third place and bounties combined.

Final Table Payouts

1. Timstar.nl – $2,035.18 + $1,200.90
2. 7obi490 – $1,450.11 + $498.95
3. SuperFlo22 – $1,085.04 _ $287.67
4. aghghghghghg – $813.78 + $94.69
5. Darkcyber1 – $565.12 + $216.80
6. CowsDontFly – $452.10 + $114.70
7. lagostim – $339.07 + $147.20
8. Zug_moraes – $226.05 + $125.67
9. viborgmand – $135.63 + $144.41

Event #21 – $10,000 Late PKO ($33 buy-in)

It seems like $33 was a buy-in sweet spot as the $10,000 Late PKO surpassed its guarantee by one of the largest margins of the entire series. 442 players (117 rebuys) generated a $16,770 prize pool, good enough to award three players four-figure score.

Brazil’s ‘Naki10’ picked up $1,593.40 for his victory and was the only member of any final table on the night that earned more in bounties than their actual placement. He picked up $1,630.53 in bounties, bringing him a total of over $3,200 for his $33 investment.

UK’s ‘AlmostWinnin’ lived up to his name as we couldn’t quite close out the tournament and take home the title. He did however earn $1,173.90, plus $222.21 in bounties, for his runner-up finish. Sweden’s ‘playboy1983’, who made two final tables on the evening, wrapped up the action in third place earning over $1,200 for his placement and bounties combined.

Final Table Payouts

1. Naki10 – $1,593.40 + $1,630.53
2. AlmostWinnin – $1,173.90 + $222.21
3. playboy1983 – $859.46 + $429.24
4. Arafichas – $654.03 + $68.90
5. xMoNgReGoNx – $461.17 + $64.69
6. ruttz -$356.36 + $33.75
7. sNap36484 – $272.51 + $207.67
8. Matigolo99 – $188.66 + $95.63
9. Ph4N888 – $139.19 + $54.38