XL Inferno: Alexandre Almeida Grabs Opening Day’s Biggest Score

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The 888poker XL Inferno online poker tournament series got underway Sunday with 16 different events awarding over $1 Million total in cash prizes. Brazilian Brazil’s Alexandre ‘Xandee1991’ Almeida had a career outing and picked up his largest ever online MTT score with a $53,015 take-home victory in the $160 buy-in Opening Event which boasted a field of 1,447 players. The win will likely result in Almeida entering the top 1,000 Worldwide Rankings for the first time ever later this week.

Kevin ‘kevlar’ Frame of the United Kingdom also earned his biggest online tournament score by far on Sunday and received $38,981 for finishing runner-up to Almeida. ‘MommyTosier‘ finished in third place for $25,595 followed by Chris ‘bluecheek’ Moore who took home $21,206 for fourth place. Argentina’s Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone (ranked #23 worldwide) walked away with $15,437 upon being eliminated in fifth place while 94th-ranked Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone finished sixth for $12,318.

The $600 buy-in 2017 XL Inferno WHALE (Event #10) attracted 334 entries with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool that saw ‘anteen‘ take home $38,700 for first place. ‘J0hnmcd3an‘ collected an even $29,000 in the runner-up slot with ‘Mowlschbazd‘ in third place for $22,000 and ‘cferRhs‘ in fourth for $16,500.

BenFaz‘ of the United Kingdom edged closer to $1.5 million in career online poker tournament cash prize awards with an outright victory in the XL Inferno Mega Deep for $32,472. Second place money in the amount of $23,452 was awarded to ‘23NoraB‘ as ‘spider4444‘ got $17,499 for third place with PocketFives member and rising star ‘luckyfish89‘ (ranked #79 in the world at online poker tournament play) receiving $13,079 for his fourth place effort in that event.

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The $100K Guaranteed XL Inferno Sunday Challenge featured a $90 cash buy-in with ‘omgsickkklife‘ coming out on top for $18,690. Former top-ranked PocketFives player ‘Sheater‘ of Sweden made a play for re-entering the Top 10 this week after his runner-up showing in that tournament for $13,498 and ‘Nacho124441‘ walked away with $10,072 in third place. The Sunday Lightning six-max No Limit Hold’em event was won by ‘SteveyBG‘ who took home $13,893.

XL Inferno Event #1: $109 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Lightning
Entries: 470
Prize pool: $71,800

  1. SteveyBG – $13,893
  2. luckyr1ver – $10,303
  3. Kabotajoe – $7,719
  4. Senta99 – $5,313 (Paul ‘Senterpied’ Senter)
  5. TylerRM – $3,805
  6. dnvz23 – $2,441

XL Inferno Event #2: $55 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Breeze
Entries: 1,223
Prize pool: $61,150

  1. zumo444 – $10,554
  2. ego_death – $7,644
  3. andrebos – $5,809
  4. Foldin-4livin – $4,256
  5. cmonsadboy – $3,027
  6. LaGushatnik – $2,415
  7. Hodor83 – $1,804
  8. MMXVI – $1,192
  9. ikbenlen – $673

XL Inferno Event #3: $30 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Deepstack Swordfish
Entries: 1,597
Prize pool: $43,918

  1. Ciprian_Rau – $7,418
  2. GiMMiETheL0T $5,279
  3. Raise1In. – $4,040
  4. gdesupare – $2,855
  5. Pserinho – $2,086
  6. SLeonichev – $1,669
  7. BreakFISHt – $1,252
  8. Seu.Rubens – $834
  9. TourOfLife – $474

XL Inferno Event #4: $215 No Limit Hold’em Mega Deep
Entries: 902
Prize pool: $180,400

  1. Binkasaurus – $32,472 (BenFaz)
  2. 23NoraB – $23,452
  3. spider4444 – $17,499
  4. jareth3542 – $13,079 (luckyfish89)
  5. IOwnU888 – $9,092
  6. thrust. – $7,288 (Alen ‘lilachaa’ Bilic)
  7. Romeopro33 – $5,484
  8. Chazown – $3,698 (Calvin ‘cal42688’ Anderson)
  9. HatchetGarry – $2,255

XL Inferno Event #5: $22 No Limit Hold’em Mini Mega Deep
Entries: 252
Prize pool: $50,420

  1. hooy2all – $7,966
  2. ABDalton – $5,980
  3. RiverIsMine7 – $4,331
  4. IRunLikeGod – $3,252
  5. svensvenson4 – $2,390
  6. _rinrus_ – $1,906
  7. ste_mc_efc – $1,422
  8. IFLOATPRE – $953
  9. abouthemoney – $590

XL Inferno Event #6: $30 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Swordfish
Entries: 135
Prize pool: $28,298

  1. DiMag1a – $5,094
  2. Kp3cT – $3,631
  3. penfolds6 – $2,717
  4. jenbizzIe – $2,037
  5. CaioCalmon – $1,415
  6. kalle1968 – $1,132
  7. KawaOwnsIT – $849
  8. Kaeresen – $566
  9. AboldMove – $340

XL Inferno Event #7: $160 No Limit Hold’em Opening Event
Entries: 1,447
Prize pool: $311,850

  1. Alexandre ‘Xandee1991’ Almeida – $53,015
  2. Kevin ‘kevlar’ Frame – $38,981
  3. MommyTosier – $29,595
  4. Chris ‘bluecheek’ Moore – $21,206
  5. lasochobi – $15,437 (Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone)
  6. PRoyal888 – $12,318
  7. Andy ‘wiisssppppaa’ Taylor – $9,200
  8. mario73m – $6,081
  9. janwest030 – $3,368

XL Inferno Event #8: $160 No Limit Hold’em Mini Opening Event
Entries: 4,311
Prize pool: $64,332

  1. TOP1LTU – $9,006
  2. Jesteeem – $6,755
  3. toldotoller – $4,954
  4. Zanoshu – $3,731
  5. Baphomet13 – $2,573
  6. Lucky888Phil – $1,801
  7. PauloPissas – $1,158
  8. fistpump99 – $643
  9. tajparaszt – $489

XL Inferno Event #9: $55 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Monsoon
Entries: 1,035
Prize pool: $51,750

  1. thompson199 – $9,315
  2. OLD_MATE18 – $6,640
  3. Jovellii – $4,968
  4. Thelittle200 – $3,726
  5. bluecheek – $2,588
  6. iknowufish – $2,070
  7. n2range – $1,553
  8. ThaSquirrel – $1,035
  9. trocotero – $621

XL Inferno Event #10: $600 No Limit Hold’em WHALE
Entries: 334 Players
Prize pool: $200,000

  1. anteen – $38,700
  2. J0hnmcd3an – $29,000
  3. Mowlschbazd – $22,000
  4. cferRhs – $16,500
  5. R1valdo10 – $11,400
  6. Canette_15 – $8,800
  7. RichieLaNuit – $6,800
  8. cosmokramr26 – $4,800
  9. Mikel_Hansen – $3,500

XL Inferno Event #11: $90 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Challenge
Entries: 892
Prize pool: $103,834

  1. omgsickkklife – $18,690
  2. KURDEdersim – $13,498 (Sheater)
  3. Nacho124441 – $10,072
  4. mr.Frodo91 – $7,528 (Perica ‘peconi’ Josic)
  5. CountSmegma – $5,233
  6. SEWart777 – $4,195
  7. evianwater1 – $3,157
  8. Camila_Kons – $2,129
  9. TheDEBTonatR – $1,298

XL Inferno Event #12: $109 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Tornado
Entries: 264
Prize pool: $32,700

  1. luffEEE – $6,687
  2. zedonato – $4,905
  3. acesup56 – $3,695
  4. AkH0lic – $2,780
  5. Zluka2010 – $1,897
  6. Chopy5 – $1,472
  7. ckb4714 – $1,145
  8. NVladislav78 – $818
  9. tutti404 – $621

XL Inferno Event #13: $215 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Mega Deep
Entries: 241
Prize pool: $50,000

  1. T54_IS_A_*** – $10,225
  2. psyhoagromor – $7,500
  3. PulledPorker – $5,650
  4. CherryWaaves – $4,250
  5. ALuckyGuy – $2,900
  6. BoobJob32DD – $2,250
  7. kinsQ – $1,750
  8. andserko – $1,250
  9. bossamtisch1 – $950

XL Inferno Event #14: $22 No Limit Hold’em Mini Turbo Mega Deep
Entries: 1,018
Prize pool: $26,840

  1. badlucktou – $4,831
  2. cmonsadboy – $3,444
  3. laceppa1976 – $2,577
  4. vadovauju – $1,932
  5. gdesupare – $1,342
  6. ikbenlen – $1,074
  7. Ph4N888 – $805
  8. TopoDoRange – $537
  9. escoffier888 – $322

XL Inferno Event #15: $55 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Opening Event
Entries: 456
Prize pool: $30,000

  1. sajtgul – $5,700
  2. SafetyCheck – $4,200
  3. ARARAT800 – $3,075
  4. unclesala – $2,340
  5. altavistt – $1,650
  6. SuprNintend0 – $1,275
  7. Lubawka – $975
  8. T0X16 – $675
  9. jackthecpt – $498

XL Inferno Event #16: $75 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Opening Event
Entries: 172
Prize pool: $14,892

  1. oyvindbe – $3,202
  2. ryguy12345 – $2,308
  3. Habilidade0 – $1,750
  4. Clay_Born – $1,303
  5. ElderTolo – $894
  6. dnvz23 – $745
  7. rickudi – $596
  8. kiskutya23 – $447
  9. UpayMyCorona – $298