XL Blizzard: Latvia’s ‘Zluka2010’ Takes Down $30K 6-Max Title

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The penultimate days of 888poker's XL Blizzard offered three 6-Max tournaments and over $65K in guarantees.

Saturday was the penultimate day of 888poker’s XL Blizzard online series and featured three 6-Max tournaments with another $65,000 worth of guarantees.

It was evident that rather than take part of the weekend off before hopping in the $500,000 GTD Main Event, players opted to take their shot at claiming one of the few remaining XL Blizzard titles as all three 6-Max tournaments beat their guarantee.

Event #28 – $30,000 6-Max ($109 buy-in)

The largest tournament of the day was the $109 $30,000 GTD 6-Max. Latvia’s ‘Zluka2010’ outlasted the 216-player (103 rebuys) field and took home the largest portion of the $31,900 prize pool.

‘Zluka2010’ took home the largest score of the day, earning $7,656 for defeating Germany’s ‘polomichi18’ in heads up play. As the runner up, ‘polomichi18’ won $5,279.45.

‘GoinInDry’ picked up $3,987.50 for his bronze medal finish and every one of the final six took home four-figure scores.

Final Table Results

1. Zluka2010 – $7,656
2. polomichi18 – $5,279.45
3. GoinInDry – $3,987.50
4. rashthecash – $2,711.50
5. elhanna17 – $2,073.50
6. pokerpal6 – $1,435.50

Event #29 – $20,000 Mini 6-Max ($16.50 buy-in)

1,047 players (362 rebuys) flocked to the $16.50 $20,000 GTD Mini 6-Max, bolstering the prize pool to $21,135.

Canada’s ‘Unde_’ took home the first place prize of $3,593.51 and the XL Blizzard title by beating Lithuania’s ‘oTLIN’ who received $2,694.71 as the runner-up.

Ireland’s ‘shanefry’ hit the rail in third place, earning $2,050.09.

Final Table Results

1. Unde_ – $3,593.51
2. oTLIN – $2,694.71
3. shanefry – $2,050.09
4. Nejtrin0 – $1,426.61
5. popsnpoker – $1,003.91
6. milkmanas – $634.05

Event #30 – $15,000 Late 6-Max ($55 buy-in)

In the final event of the day, 244 players (79 rebuys) participated in the $55 $15,000 GTD Late 6-Max generating a prize pool of $16,150.

‘zanzibar58’ collected all the chip as well as the $3,714.56 first-place prize. Canada’s ‘modmod87’ finished as the runner-up, earning $2,584 for his efforts.

The #94-ranked player in the world, Russia’s ’drupalucker’, rounded out the top three, adding $1,938 to his bankroll. After the score, he sits less than $8,000 away from surpassing $3.8 million in lifetime earnings.

Final Table Results

1. zanzibar58 – $3,714.56
2. modmod87 – $2,584
3. drupalucker – $1,938
4. Chunga27 – $1,292
5. fcbbadotti – $969
6. milkman_14 – $662.15