XL Blizzard: ‘ZANOCI’ Conquers $75K PKO 8-Max

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Three more PKO tournaments were on Thursday's 888poker XL Blizzard schedule.

888poker’s XL Blizzard online series continued on Thursday with another $115,000 in guarantees up for grabs.

For the second day in a row, there were three of the popular PKO tournaments on the schedule bringing out bounty hunters trying to pick up extra cash for sending their opponents to the rail.

Event #22 – $75,000 PKO 8-Max ($215 buy-in)

Not only were players able to enjoy the ability to pick up bounties in the $215 $75,000 PKO 8-max, but the largest event of the day also offered some overlay.

246 players (86 rebuys) created a prize pool of $66,400, $8,600 short of the $75K guarantee. Even with the rake thrown in, there was over $3,500 in extra equity for the players.

‘ZANOCI’ was the biggest beneficiary of the overlay, taking down the tournament for $8,464.50 + $4,527.69 in bounties. Finishing right behind ‘ZANOCI’ was Ukraine’s ‘YSoSerious7’. The Ukranian ended up taking home $6,479 + $3,727.74 in bounties as the runner-up.

Brazil’s #6-ranked player ‘liincownz’ took finished in third place, winning $4,807 + $462.50.  The score helped the worldwide #44-ranked pro to up over $1.85M in total lifetime earnings.

Final Table Results

1. ZANOCI – $8,464.50 + $4,527.69
2. YSoSerious7 – $6,479 + $3,727.74
3. liincownz – $4,807 + $462.50
4. HermanMelvin – $3,553 + $609.38
5. IbetUfold_x – $2,299 _ $493.75
6. wellyxxxx – $1,881 + $1,871.11
7. omgjefmonier – $1,463 + $625
8. Leqenden – $1,149.50 + $484.38

Event #23 – $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max ($22 buy-in)

The $22 $20,000 Mini PKO helped make up for some of the overlay in Event #22 as 901 players (343 rebuys) helped pushed the prize pool past the $20K guarantee to a total of $24,880.

Norway’s ‘mathi8ce’ secured the victory, winning the top prize of $2,301.82 + $1,455.24 in bounties. The UK’s ‘king.abduIIV’ finished the tournament as the runner up taking home $1,618.44 + $285.85 in bounties.

‘Hala1988’ also had a podium finish, picking up $1,244 + $452.65 in bounties for third place.

Final Table Results

1. mathi8ce – $2,301.82 + $1,455.24
2. king.abduIIV – $1,618.44 + $285.85
3. Hala1988 – $1,244 + $452.65
4. cretzzuu93 – $933 + $$239.23
5. weeeeeeegeeg – $622 + $258.05
6. TuDyTheAcee – $435.40 + $236.28
7. slacker11 – $279.90 + $95.63
8. kylix42 – $189.08 + $366.63

Event #24 – $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max ($55 buy-in)

363 players (93 rebuys) flocked to the $55 $20,000 Late PKO generating a prize pool of $22,800.

Canada’s ‘Win.338’ defeated Switzerland’s ‘Oguen1’ heads up to take home the XL Blizzard title as well as the tournaments top prize of $2,194.50 + $2,119.02. ‘Oguen1’ settled for $1,624.50 + $202.34 as the runner up.

The UK’s ‘earl1069’ also took home a four-figure score, earning $1,225.50 + $497.65 in third place.

Final Table Results

1. Win.338 – $2,194.50 + $2,119.02
2. Oguen1 – $1,624.50 + $202.34
3. earl1069 – $1,225.50 + $497.65
4. motodonk – $883.50 + $191.40
5. Zent777 – $598.50 + $165.63
6. JonnyJamz – $427.50 + $326.93
7. Suic1deKing – $313.50 + $154.70
8. PaiNKilleer – $256.50 + $184.38