XL Blizzard: Peru’s ’Yoshiaki97’ Victorious In $30K Rebuy & Add-On

888poker's XL Blizzard offered two Rebuy & Add-On tournaments with $40,000 in total guarantees.

888poker’s spring online series XL Blizzard is still going strong headed into its final week.

After an action-packed Sunday, which saw 888poker ambassador Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman take home a title, the schedule slowed down – just a bit – on Monday in order to let players catch their breath before speeding to the $500,000 guaranteed Main Event next weekend.

There were two smaller tournaments on tap, both employing the Rebuy & Add-On format, with $40,000 in total guarantees there for the taking.

Event #14 – $30,000 R&A ($55 buy-in)

The larger of the two tournaments was the $55 buy-in $30,000 R&A.

256 players registered with 161 rebuys and 150 add-ons. Minus the rake, the prize pool came up just shy of the guarantee, rewarding those who logged on Monday a little bit of an overlay.

Peru’s #2-ranked player Yoshiaki ‘Yoshiaki97’ Paco made quick work of the field claiming victory in just over six hours and taking home $6,135 and the title of XL Blizzard champion. The score puts Paco just shy of $600,000 in total career earnings and will go a long way to helping the PocketFiver rise from his ranking of #182 in the world.

Russia’s ‘phervian’ finished as the runner-up, taking home $4,500 for his efforts and Canada’s ‘Nordynordbrg’ finished in third place for $3,390. For ‘Nordynordbrg’ it marks the second day in a row that he’s finished with the bronze in an XL Blizzard event, taking home $2,840.25 during Sunday’s $20,000 Late Tune Up.

Final Table Results

1. Yoshiaki97 – $6,135
2. phervian – $4,500
3. Nordynordbrg – $3,390
4. Mellman – $2,550
5. Beachfarm – $1,740
6. tecurat – $1,350
7. 23NoraB – $1,050
8. okokok1893 – $750
9. _Lord_Xenu_ $570

Event #15 – $10,000 Mini R&A ($5.50 buy-in)

The small-stakes $5.50 Mini R&A had no problem besting the $10,000 guarantee as 1,003 players generated 637 rebuys and 470 add-on for a total prize pool of $10,550.

In the end, the final three players agreed to a deal that would allow them to take their micro investment and turn it into a four-figure bankroll booster. Canada’s ‘chouinard8’ officially locked up first place, taking home the title of XL Blizzard champion, and earning $1,548.45 for the win.

The runner-up was Ukraine’s ‘wildrado’ who took home $1,437.05 as part of the deal. India’s ‘abhinarg’ also earned over $1K, securing $1,308.58, nearly $300 more than the posted third place prize.

Final Table Results

1. chouinard8 – $1,548.45
2. wildrado – $1,437.05
3. abhigarg – $1,308.58
4. MrTJHB – $764.87
5. JaFoiTodo – $531.72
6. dirolo_mimis – $422
7. Lyorak – $316.72
8. Sunnybeam – $211
9. IllKIllY0U – $126.60