XL Blizzard: Five-Way Deal Gives ‘concepteco’ $30K DeepStack Title

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Deepstack tournaments were featured during 888poker's XL Blizzard series on Friday.

It was a day for the deepstacks during 888poker’s XL Blizzard online poker series. There were three more tournaments on the schedule and over $60,000 in total prize pools for players to compete for.

With the $500,000 Main Event taking place on Sunday, Friday’s slate of tournaments offers players one of the last chances to boost their bankrolls while laying claim to an XL Blizzard title.

Event #25 – $30,000 Deepstack ($55 buy-in)

It was an XL Blizzard first in the $55 $30,000 GTD Deepstack as the final five players agreed to a five-way deal to divvy up the lion’s share of the $30,900 prize pool.

Romania’s ‘concepteco’ outlasted the 461-player field (157 rebuys) and, after the five-handed deal was agreed to, took home the top prize of $4,360.66. Finishing as the runner-up, was Denmark’s ‘simoneblondi’ earning $4,175.63.

Russia’s ‘Oddy772’ agreed to $3,141.56 while the UK’s ‘1PPeneus1’ secured almost $700 more than the posted fourth-place prize, walking with $3,127.45.

The final participant in the deal was fifth-place finisher ’Roma3Pari’ from Russia, who locked up $2,668.65, nearly $1,000 more than the original prize for fifth.

Final Table Results

1. concepteco – $4,360.66*
2. simoneblondi – $4,175.63*
3. Oddy772 – $3,141.56*
4. 1PPeneus1 – $3,127.45*
5. Roma3Pari – $2,668.65*
6. Maedhros11 – $1,313.25
7. tinchoarce – $1,004.25
8. josetecrazy – $695.25
9. Crazyboollet – $512.94

Event #26 – $20,000 Mini Deepstack ($16.50 buy-in)

Despite the lower buy-in of the $16.50 $20,000 GTD Deepstack, Romania’s ‘cretzzuu93’ nearly took home the top prize of any XL Blizzard tournament on the day. After defeating 1,281 players (424 rebuys), he came up just short – earning $4,348.20 for first, roughly $12 shy of his fellow countryman ‘concepteco’ who took first in Event #25.

Russia’s ‘Limonad19’ wrapped up as the runner up and earned himself $3,196.87. ‘LittleFlying’ from Brazil earned himself the bronze medal and $2,427.06.

Final Table Results

1. crezzuu93 – $4,348.20
2. Limonad19 – $3,196.87
3. LittleFlying – $2,427.06
4. GodtheGr8 – $1,739.10
5. trh16 – $1,265.96
6. Alrighty2222 – $1,010.21
7. Gvazimod – $754.46
8. nikedexter – $498.71
9. 216ben216 – $276.21

Event #27 – $10,000 Late Deepstack ($33 buy-in)

There was another deal made in the final tournament of the day, the $33 $10,000 GTD Deepstack.

421 players (110 rebuys) entered the contest helping the prize pool to $15,930. This made it so each of Friday’s XL Blizzard tournaments exceeded their respective guarantees.

Germany’s ‘1loverivers’ took home the title and $2,842 in the deal while ‘vips25’ settled for runner-up, earning $2,485.06, roughly $215 more than the posted second place prize.

Brazil’s ‘tgrigoletti’ couldn’t make it to the end, however, he did finish in third place for $1,672.65.

Final Table Results

1. 1loverivers – $2,842
2. vips25 – $2,485.06
3. tgrigoletti – $1,672.40
4. MttRaven – $1,274.40
5. ErikOttoL – $892.08
6. WAY2EZ. – $677.02
7. shag72 – $517.72
8. Motherpucker – $358.42
9. ole_schemion – $264.43