XL Inferno: Argentina’s ‘JoaquinRuiz’ Prevails In $30K 6-Max

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The penultimate day of 888poker's 2019 XL Inferno spring series offered three 6-Max tournaments and $65K in guarantees.

On the penultimate day of 888poker’s 2019 XL Inferno spring series, it was all about short-handed play. Players flocked to register for the three 6-Max tournaments that were on the schedule with $65,000 in guarantees up for grabs.

Saturday offered players one final shot at an XL Inferno title before the series finale and its $500,000 GTD Main Event. Once again, all three tournaments on the schedule surpassed their guarantee, something that has happened in every day of the 10 days with the exception of one.

Event #29 – $30,000 6-Max

Buy-in: $109
Entries: 276 (109 rebuys)
Prize pool: $38,500

Along with PKO tournaments, Six Max tournaments are incredibly popular among MTT grinders and the spotlight $30K 6-Max was no exception. 276 players stayed home on a Saturday night to post their $109 buy-in and help the prize pool push past its guarantee by over $8,000.

Argentina’s ‘JoaquinRuiz’ took home the largest score of the day, adding $8,470 to his bankroll as his first-place prize.

PocketFiver ‘GramNaKartke’ finished the tournament in second place, winning $5,909.75 for his efforts. Currently ranked #208 in the world, the Polish player will see his lifetime total climb to over $1.4M with the score.

‘sidlovskiy89’ from Ukraine took third place, earning $4,427.50.

Event #29 Final Table Results

1. JoaquinRuiz – $8,470
2. GramNaKartke – $5,909.75
3. sidlovskiy89 – $4,427.50
4. Sefas01 – $3,080
5. R2Rka – $2,310
6. goba87 – $1,540

Event #30 – $20,000 Mini 6-Max

Buy-in: $16.50
Entries: 1,204 (434 rebuys)
Prize pool: $24,570

The Mini 6-Max once again proved to be just too tempting for the small-stakes shot takers to pass up. For only $16.50, there was $20K guaranteed which once again promised players an opportunity to multiply their buy-in by the hundreds.

Malta’s ‘Flag888’ took full advantage, claiming the XL Inferno title and the $4,020.18 first-place prize. The score earned ‘Flag888’ more that 243x his initial investment.

Austria’s ‘Corazzzon’ was right behind him, falling in second place and picking up a nice score of $3,071.25 as a consolation prize. ‘Patriciodvh9’ ended up firing twice in the Mini 6-Max but it worked out for him as he took the bronze and $2,334.15 as his third-place prize.

Event #30 Final Table Results

1. Flag888 – $4,020.18
2. Corazzzon – $3,071.25
3. Patriciodvh9 – $2,334.15
4. EKeleris – $1,597.05
5. ryuzaki16 – $1,105.65
6. dscturr – $737.10

Event #31 – $15,000 Late 6-Max

Buy-in: $55
Entries: 290 (93 rebuys)
Prize pool: $19.150

The final short-handed tournament of the day was the $15K Late 6-Max which sped to a conclusion, finishing in under 6.5 hours.

Russia’s ‘mne_d0edet1’ took care of business by closing out the tournament taking home $4,213.08 for first place. He defeated Germany’s ‘GeeGab’ heads up, who settled for $2,939.52 as the runner-up.

Canadian ‘forza749’ rounded out the top three, taking home $2,202.25.

Event #31 Final Table Results

1. mne_d0edet1 – $4,213.08
2. GeeGab – $2,939.52
3. forza749 – $2,202.25
4. toshi1984 – $1,532
5. sahonen7 – $1,149
6. denisrf78 – $766