XL Inferno: ‘Tuna_lover’ Wins Second 2019 XL Title In $30K DeepStack

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It was DeepStack Day during 888poker's XL Inferno.

Day 9 of 888poker’s XL Inferno schedule featured a set of DeepStack tournaments with $60,000 in total posted guarantees.

As the second XL series of the spring heads into its final weekend, all eyes will be on the $500K GTD Main Event taking place this Sunday. However, before players battle for the big cash, they enjoyed getting a little preview by playing some DeepStack tournament poker.

Event #26 – $30,000 DeepStack

Buy-in: $55
Entries: 544 (176 rebuys)
Prize pool: $36,000

The spotlight event of Friday’s XL schedule was the $30K DeepStack which, once again, proved the tournament players enjoy a good structure.

A familiar name captured his second 2019 XL Inferno title as the UK’s ‘Tuna_lover’ agreed to a heads-up deal to take home $6,581.64 and walk away being names the DeepStack champion.

‘Tuna_lover’s heads-up partner was PocketFives Leocir ‘LeoJoseCarne’ Carneiro from Brazil. The Brazilian earned $5,208.36 for his part of the deal, taking the runner-up spot. Although he did not add an XL title to his resume, he was able to add that significant four-figure cash to his impressive $1.839M in lifetime earnings and will likely climb from his worldwide #281 ranking this week.

Another British player, ‘xxAYADxx’, finished in third place adding $3,672 to his bankroll.

Event #26 Final Table Results

1. Tuna_lover – $6,581.64*
2. LeoJoseCarne – $5,208.36*
3. xxAYADxx – $3,672
4.Charlymogo – $2,772
5. luisnrd – $1,944
6. Multilift – $1,530
7. Heroraise – $1,170
8. pinedinho10 – $810
9. GranaPadano – $550.80
*denotes deal

Event #27 – $20,000 Mini DeepStack

Buy-in: $16.50
Entries: 1,355 (417 rebuys)
Prize pool: $26,580

Perhaps one of the most impressive numbers on the day was how many low-rollers and mid-stakes grinders decided to stay in on a Friday night to play the Mini DeepStack. 1,355 runners found plenty of value in the $20K guarantee with a buy-in of less than $20.

Russia’s ‘Mixa430’ ended up firing in this event three times but it was clearly worth it as they banked $4,519.20 by taking down the tournament and picking up an 888poker XL title.

Canadian ‘adambombskie’ was forced to settle for second place, walking with $3,322.50. Finishing one spot behind him was ‘jagr2011’ from Germany. The German was one of two at the final table, earning $2,522.44.

Event #27 Final Table Results

1. Mixa430 – $4,519.20
2. adambombskie – $3,322.50
3. jagr2011 – $2,522.44
4. Hr.Goldstein – $1,807.44
5. ch0mba – $1,315.71
6. deezenutsAA – $1,049.91
7. michmi31 – $784.11
8. Irrelevant – $518.31
9. izzyg2 – $287.06

Event #28 – $10,000 Late DeepStack

Buy-in: $33
Entries: 507 (126 rebuys)
Prize pool: $18,990

Despite it being a DeepStack tournament, the Late version of the contest wrapped up in short order with the final two participants agreeing on a deal and wrapping the tournament in well under seven hours.

The second deal of the day was made by Denmark’s ‘weflipyouwin’ and Russia’s ‘Araforr’. ‘weflipyouwin ‘ took home the lion’s share of the prize pool of $3,276.17, as well as the XL title. ‘Araforr’ brokered for slightly less, earning $2,943.23

‘PaSSoGiveUP’ rounded out the top three, also picking up a four-figure score of $1,936.98.

Event #28 Final Table Results

1. weflipyouwin – $3,276.17*
2. Araforr – $2,943.23*
3. PaSSoGiveUP – $1,936.98
4. n0sferatv – $1,462.23
5. Yoko_poko – $1,025.46
6. Donkyla13 – $807.07
7.Lik3az0mbY – $617.17
8. EKeleris – $427.27
9. flashTrash – $290.54
*denotes deal