XL Inferno: ‘MAMOHT_T’, ‘HSV_Gandi’ Triumph In High Rollers

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888poker's XL Inferno looks forward to the $500K Gtd Main Event.

This week online grinders logged on to 888poker to play in the heart of the 2020 XL Inferno schedule and vie for a piece of the online series’ $1.5 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The promise of five-figure paydays always turns Event #17 ($100,000 High Roller) into a spotlight tournament on the schedule. With 255 players (71 total rebuys) the tournament just missed the guarantee by $2,200 and became the first to offer an overlay. That was good news for the players and especially for Germany’s ‘HSV_Gandi’ who took down the $320 High Roller and collected $20,450 for first. ‘Rocket_Aces’ finished as the runner-up and took home $15,000 for their efforts. Sweden’s ‘MorayEEEEEL’ just missed out on a second XL Inferno title, falling in third place and receiving $11,300.

Russia’s #1-ranked online grinder Maksim ‘MAMOHT_T’ Mamonov climbed to the top of Event #18 ($30,000 Mini High Roller) and added $7,574.89 to his over $8 million in career lifetime earnings. It’s the first recorded XL title for the current #12-ranked player in the world. Right behind him was Ireland’s ‘Shovelin20’ who took home $5,493.70 for second place. Brazil’s ‘LeoJoseCame’ wrapped up in third which was good for $4,050.10.

The mid-week PKO’s proved to be popular with guarantee-besting fields in all six of the events that took place. The UK’s ‘Mrpop01’ knocked out the competition in Event #20 ($50,000 PKO) to walk away with the $5,440.43 first-place prize and an additional $4,602.67 in bounties. ‘pow_indacage’ settled for second place and $4,039.87 with an additional $523.4 in bounties. The second bullet for ‘Boifx18’ paid off with a third-place finish which added $2,976.75 and an additional $2,237.10 to his bankroll.

The second of the major PKO tournaments, Event #23 ($50,000 PKO 8-Max), was won by ‘sinke34’ who defeated the field of 340 players (with 102 rebuys) for a $6,381.53 payday with an additional $6,823.12 in bounties for a total score of $13,204. ‘mathi8ce’ finished as the runner-up and earned $4,723.87 and an additional $587.11. And Romania’s ‘Ph4N888’ took the final spot on the podium, winning $3,563.62 plus $2,165.61 in bounties for third place.

What’s Next For XL Inferno

Headed into the final weekend of the series all eyes will be on the $500,000 Gtd Main Event.

Over 330 players are already registered for the Main Event having paid their $250 buy-in or found a way in through one of the many satellites that are still running. In the end, the XL Inferno Main Event champion will likely earn close to $100,000 and the majority of the final table will be logging off with an extra five-figures in their account.

However the $500K Main Event isn’t the only one taking place on the final day of the series. Players with any size bankroll will have an opportunity to play for a major title with the Micro Main Event buy-in being just $5.50.

Remaining XL Inferno Schedule

DATE EVENT BUY-IN
May-22 XL Inferno #26 – $30,000 DeepStack $55.00
XL Inferno #27 – $20,000 Mini DeepStack $16.50
XL Inferno #28 – $15,000 Late DeepStack $33.00
May-23 XL Inferno #29 – $30,000 6-Max $109.00
XL Inferno #30 – $20,000 Mini 6-Max $16.50
XL Inferno #31 – $15,000 Late 6-Max $55.00
May-24 XL Inferno #32 – $500,000 Main Event $250.00
XL Inferno #33 – $50,000 Mini Main Event $33.00
XL Inferno #34 – $15,000 Micro Main Event $5.50


2020 XL Inferno Champions

Event #14: $20,000 R&A
$33 buy-in
423 entires (245 rebuys, 209 add-ons)
$26,310 prize pool

Champion: IlovePickles – $5,048.96

Event #15: $12,000 Mini R&A
$5.50 buy-in
153 entries (919 rebuys, 486 add-ons)
$12,995 prize pool

Champion: SpielerKind – $2,243.63

Event #16: $15,000 Late R&A
$16,50 buy-in
415 entires (277 rebuys, 194 add-ons)
$15,000 prize pool

Champion: Sandilaulau – $2,793.99*

Event #17: $100,000 High Roller
$320 buy-in
255 entries (71 rebuys)
$100,000 prize pool

Champion: HSV_Gandi – $20,450

Event #18: $30,000 Mini High Roller
$55 buy-in
588 entries (214 rebuys)
$40,100 prize pool

Champion: MAMOHT_T – $7,574.89

Event #19: $20,000 Late High Roller
$109 buy-in
184 entries (72 rebuys)
$25,600 prize pool

Champion: dmnln – $5,504

Event #20: $50,000 PKO
$109 buy-in
425 entries (142 rebuys)
$56,700 prize pool

Champion: Mrpop01 – $5,440.43 + $4,602.67 in bounties

Event #21: $20,000 PKO
$16.50 buy-in
1,221 entries (506 rebuys)
$25,905 prize pool

Champion: ailaroz – $2,236.29 + $1,283.54 in bounties

Event #22: $12,000 Late PKO
$33 buy-in
475 players
$19,110 prize pool

Champion: GeeTeeWoah – $1,815.65 + $1,334.82 in bounties

Event #23: $50,000 PKO 8-Max
$160 buy-in
340 entries (102 rebuys)
$66,300 prize pool

Champion: sinke34 – $6,381.53 + $6,823.12 in bounties

Event #24: $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max
$22 buy-in
1,097 entries (412 rebuys)
$30,180 prize pool

Champion: DiCarpi0 – $2,751.44 + $1,879.26 in bounties

Event #25: $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max
$55 buy-in
419 entries (124 rebuys)
$27,150 prize pool

Champion: Kroat. – $2,579.47 + $2,523.51 in bounties