As part of 888poker’s 20-year celebrations, we recently hosted Retro Week from March 20-27. The series included 26 tournaments from the past, boasting a total guarantee of over $888,000!

When all was said and done, 15,844 combined entrants participated. The series awarded $981,256 in prize money overall.

Players from the United Kingdom performed the best claiming four titles. The UK was followed by three each for both Romania and Lithuania. Germany, Malta, Sweden, and Mexico each accounted for two titles each, while Montenegro, Canada, Denmark, Thailand, and Brazil each had one.

Here’s a look at some highlights from Retro Week.

Retro Week Kicks Off with Big Sunday Action

On Sunday, March 20, Retro Week kicked off with four tournaments. In the first – the $33 buy-in Event #1: $25,000 Big Fish – 846 players rebought 311 times. The 1,157-entry field resulted in a $34,710 prize pool. Brazil’s “E.D.I.T.H” came out on top of that tournament for $5,373.88.

In the $90 buy-in Event #2: $100,000 Sunday Challenge, 1,011 players rebought 352 times. The 1,363-entry field generated a $111,766 prize pool that paid out the top 180 finishers.

Among those to make deep runs were the following players –

  • “Likat” (40th - $335.29)
  • “kansaspoker” (21st - $525.30)
  • “BlacKK_DucKK” (13th - $927.65)
  • Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (9th - $1,542.37)
  • “li1li1” (3rd - $8,773.63)

In the end, Romania’s “liviu_hzn” downed Azerbaijan’s “Agharazi” in heads-up play. They walked away with the title and $16,330 in prize money.

Event #2 Sunday Challenge Final Table Results

Event #2 Sunday Challenge Final Table Results

1st – “liviu_hzn” (Romania) … $16,330

2nd – “Agharazi” (Azerbaijan) … $11,936.60

3rd – “li1li1” (Romania) … $8,773.63

4th – “R3li_able” (Lithuania) … $6,448.89

5th – “azevedo45” (Brazil) … $4,772.40

6th – “luish64” (Brazil) … $3,554.15

7th – “LLudochka” (Montenegro) … $2,671.20

8th – “JulioFantin” (Brazil) … $2,022.96

9th – Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (Chile) … $1,542.37

In the $16.50 buy-in Event #3: $15,000 Catfish, 762 players rebought 199 times. Thailand’s “penfolds6” emerged victorious to the tune of $14,414.40.

Finally, the $525 buy-in Event #4: $50,000 Whale had 97 players rebuy 20 times to offer up a $58,500 prize pool to the top 18 finishers. These included –

  • “p000cket000” (16th place - $1,111.50)
  • Robin “Inho” Ylitalo (10th place - $1,170)
  • Niklas “tutten7” Åstedt (6th place - $2,679.30).

After the United Kingdom’s “nlfreddie” bowed out in third place for $7,347.60, the title came down to 888poker regular “kiskutya23” and Finland’s “wellyxx”.

Six hours and 18 minutes of play later, the former came out on top to win the title for $14,414.40.

Event #4 Whale Final Table Results

1st – “kiskutya23” (N/A) … $14,414.40

2nd – “wellyxx” (Finland) … $10,290.15

3rd – “nlfreddie” (United Kingdom) … $7,347.60

4th – “Panxetillo” (Andorra) … $5,253.30

5th – “Hero77” (Moldova) … $5,253.30

6th – Niklas “tutten7” Åstedt (Sweden) … $2,679.30

7th – “Luminat00r” (Sweden) … $1,912.95

8th – “Sprase1999” (United Kingdom) … $1,363.05

9th – “DosPoochies” (Canada) … $1,240.20

Malta’s “omgLUNAAA” Wins $300K Main Event

Malta’s “omgLUNAAA” Wins $300K Retro Week Main Event

The cornerstone tournament on the schedule was the two-day, $215 buy-in Event #24: $300,000 Mega Deep Main Event. It saw 1,245 players rebuy 242 times, with the top 240 finishers from the 1,487-entry field making the money.

Among those to make relatively deep runs were the following players –

  • Niklas “tutten7” Åstedt (87th place for $630)
  • “JohanSchultz” (64th place for $690)
  • “kiskutya23” (51st place for $720)
  • “kevlar1991” (29th place for $1,080)
  • “Why_a_King” (17th place for $1,740)
  • “Hudder5” (15th place for $2,340)
  • Final table bubble “corner130” (10th place for $3,060)

On Monday, March 28, the final table of nine players returned to play down to a winner. Malta’s “omgLUNAAA” defeated Canada’s “Gaby2008” in heads-up play. They took home a hefty $41,430 for their first-place performance.

Event #24: $300,000 Mega Deep Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “omgLUNAAA” (Malta) … $41,430

2nd – “Gaby2008” (Canada) … $30,240

3rd – “ProffiAB” (Ukraine) … $22,230

4th – “AcidAscorbic” (Brazil) … $16,470

5th – “Hodor83” (United Kingdom) … $12,180

6th – “RespectUA” (Ukraine) … $9,090

7th – “9salute46” (Ireland) … $6,180

8th – “ALLin-Ranger” (Germany) … $5,160

9th – “tahlberg” (Finand) … $3,930

Dominik Nitsche Runner-Up in Series Ending Whale

Dominik Nitsche Runner-Up in Series Ending Retro Week Whale

The final tournament of the series was the $525 buy-in Event #26: $50,000 Whale. It saw 83 players rebuy 19 times to create a $51,000 prize pool that paid the top 15 finishers. Some of those to cash but fall short of the final table were the following players –

  • “Sparse1999” (15th place for $1,147.50)
  • “IHaveNoBoss” (12th place for $1,198.50)
  • “alexos888” (10th place for $1,198.50)

Dominik Nitsche made a deep run in the tournament but came up one spot shy of winning a Retro Week title. After 6 hours and 17 minutes of play, he fell in second place for $9,180 to “FoldestJaEh”, who won the tournament for $14,050.50.

Event #26: $50,000 Whale Final Table Results

1st – “FoldestJaEh” (N/A) … $14,050.50

2nd – Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche (United Kingdom) … $9,180

3rd – “LeoJoseCarne” (Brazil) … $5,992.50

4th – “kellerassel0” (Germany) … $4,360.50

5th – “ReJuiceMe” (N/A) … $3,213

6th – “ddaubar” (Lithuana) … $2,448

7th – “Perrymejsen” (Sweden) … $1,912.50

8th – “Tedson89” (United Kingdom) … $1,504.50

9th – “peledazmogis” (Lithuania) … $1,300.50

Retro Week Winners Table

Date

Tournament

Buy-In

Total

Entries

Prize Pool

Winner

Country

Prize

Sunday,

March 20

Event #1: $25,000

Big Fish

$33

1157

$34,710

E.D.I.T.H

Brazil

$5,373.88

Sunday,

March 20

Event #2: $100,000

Sunday Challenge

$90

1,363

$111,766

liviu_hzn

Romania

$16,330

Sunday,

March 20

Event #3: $15,000

Catfish

$16.50

961

$15,000

penfolds6

Thailand

$2,123.79

Sunday,

March 20

Event #4: $50,000

Whale

$525

117

$58,500

kiskutya23

N/A

$14,414.40

Monday,

March 21

Event #5: $15,000

Lightning PKO 6-Max

$109

276

$27,600

Kabosu69

Malta

$5,743.32

Monday,

March 21

Event #6: $10,000

Monday Twins #1

$22

587

$11,740

andrzn

Sweden

$2,147.50

Monday,

March 21

Event #7: $10,000

Monday Twins #2

$22

553

$11,060

VERYPOTATO

Lithuania

$2,023.11

Monday,

March 21

Event #8: $10,000

Breeze PKO

$55

259

$12,950

Vlaad25

Romania

$2,678.17

Tuesday,

March 22

Event #9: $30,000

Tuesday Challenge Freezeout

$109

242

$30,000

Christy1979

United

Kingdom

$6,081

Tuesday,

March 22

Event #10: $20,000

Monsoon 8-Max

$55

388

$20,000

ItalianPorn

United

Kingdom

$3,900

Tuesday,

March 22

Event #11: $10,000

Catfish PKO

$16.50

691

$10,365

abit23

Germany

$1,739.13

Wednesday,

March 23

Event #12: $7,000

Blowfish

$11

787

$7,870

PVMacedo

Canada

$1,285.68

Wednesday,

March 23

Event #13: $20,000

Wednesday Challenge

$33

676

$20,280

O6jecaeS

Romania

$3,508.82

Wednesday,

March 23

Event #14: $15,000

Monsoon PKO

$55

407

$20,350

Pulgetti

Lithuania

$3,535.49

Thursday,

March 24

Event #15: $20,000

Hurricane PKO

$109

289

$28,900

N33dCoaching

Denmark

$6,533.05

Thursday,

March 24

Event #16: $20,000

Thursday Challenge R&A

$22

552

$20,000

Flavours888

United

Kingdom

$3,658

Thursday,

March 24

Event #17: $10,000

Breeze 6-Max

$55

285

$14,250

IHaveAsthma

Mexico

$3,277.56

Friday,

March 25

Event #18: $30,000

Friday Challenge PKO

$109

325

$32,500

DjingizXan

Sweden

$5,265.99

Friday,

March 25

Event #19: $20,000

Big Fish PKO

$33

706

$21,180

samsungas

Lithuania

$3,161.83

Friday,

March 25

Event #20: $10,000

Catfish 6-Max

$16.50

697

$10,455

Elionikos

N/A

$2,023.24

Saturday,

March 26

Event #21: $12,000

Swordfish 6-Max

$33

404

$12,120

Setlosch

Germany

$2,666.40

Saturday,

March 26

Event #22: $30,000

Saturday Challenge PKO 8-Max

$55

591

$30,000

Sizzlinbetta

Mexico

$4,946.83

Saturday,

March 26

Event #23: $15,000

Tornado PKO

$88

208

$16,640

d5t6y7

United

Kingdom

$3,064.93

Sunday,

March 27

Event #24: $300,000

Mega Deep Main Event

$215

1487

$300,000

omgLUNAAA

Malta

$41,430

Sunday,

March 27

Event #25: $50,000

Mini Mega Deep

$33

1,734

$52,020

Iperenoeil13

Montenegro

$7,184.68

Sunday,

March 27

Event #26: $50,000

Whale

$525

102

$51,000

FoldestJaEh

N/A

$14,050.50

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