The 11-day 2020 XL Inferno on 888poker wrapped up on Sunday night with the conclusion of a trio of Main Events. In the end, the 34-event schedule catered to 46,649 combined entrants and awarded $1,851,663 in prize money.

Here’s a look at some highlights from Sunday’s action.

“junijuniorz” Wins Main Event for $85K

The premier event on Sunday was the $250 buy-in Event #32: $500,000 GTD Main Event, which squeaked by its guarantee by attracting 1,623 players who rebought 523 times. That resulted in a $504,310 prize pool that was paid out to the top 207 players.

One player in action who failed to cash was 888poker Ambassador Martin “MJacobson888” Jacobson, who was eliminated in Level 21 (6,000/12,000/1,500). It happened when he moved all-in for 62,479 holding the K♥J♣ and “ArmaniGurk” called with the A♥10♥. The board ran out 4♥3♠9♦5♥6♦ and that was all she wrote for the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champ.

Other 888poker Ambassadors who failed to cash were Ana Marquez, and Sofia Lövgren. However, Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche was able to cash finishing in 121st place for $806.89.

Others to cash the Main Event, which was live streamed on the 888poker YouTube channel and Facebook page with David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall offering commentary, included “TravelHustle” (96th - $958.18), “Perrymejsen” (79th - $1,059.05), Robin “Inho” Ylitalo (71st - $1,109.48), “LeetRunGoot” (44th - $1,412.06), “Diegoavc” (34th - $1,664.22), and Roman “EyeofSkadi” Matveychuk (29th - $1,664.22).

2020 XL Inferno “junijuniorz” Wins Main Event for $85K

Matveychuk bowed out in Level 34 (60,000/120,000/15,000) when he raised to 240,000 holding the K♠K♥ and “CVriserio” three-bet jammed for 6.9 million with the 9♥9♣. Matveychuk called off for 3.17 million but suffered a bad beat when the 9♦10♦7♣ flop delivered “CVriserio” a set of nines. Neither the 2♠ turn nor J♣ river helped Matveychuk and just like that he was gone.

Others to cash on the way to the final table were “Hustlaaa” (21st - $1,916.37), “HateH4teHate” (17th - $2,269.39), “ribamech15” (12th - $4,236.20), and “pro100plr” (10th - $4,236.20).

In the end, the title came down to Lithuania’s “KofeBryant” and Sweden’s “junijuniorz.” After 12 hours and 36 minutes, the tournament came to a head in Level 46 (500,000/1,000,000/125,000) when “junijuniorz” min-raised the button and “KofeBryant” called to see a K♦9♣3♠ flop.

“KofeBryant” check-called a bet of 1,402.500 and then check-called one of 7,055,000 on the A♠ turn. When the K♠ completed the board on the river, “KofeBryant” checked for the third time and called off after “junijuniorz” moved all in. “KofeBryant” held the 9♥10♦ for two pair but it was no good as “junijuniorz” had the K♣J♦ for trip kings.

With that, “junijuniorz” claimed victory while “KofeBryant” had to settle for second place and $60,618 in prize money.

XL Inferno Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “junijuniorz” (Sweden) … $85,178.75

2nd – “KofeBryant” (Lithuania) … $60,618.06

3rd – “9salute46” (N/A) … $46,396.52

4th – “JBHInfinity” (UK) … $32,780.15

5th – “lapechuga4” (Argentina) … $23,954.72

6th – “ValVenis120” (UK) … $19,163.78

7th – “SouTheMan” (Malta) … $14,372.83

8th – “KoneKontoen” (Denmark) … $9,581.89

9th – “yamatasula” (Romania) … $5,446.54

“LHadar” Claims Mini Main Event Title

The $33 buy-in Event #33: $50,000 Mini Main Event had no problem surpassing its guarantee as 1,889 players rebought 632 times to create a $75,630 prize pool. That was paid out to the top 252 spots including “brutallzinho” (45th - $204.20), “willemwoles” (31st - $234.45), “mooseoakley” (21st - $279.83), “OTAMAH13” (11th - $627.72), “eddyflex” (8th - $1,429.40), “thatsjenga” (6th - $2,858.81), and “DDDDDDD66” (4th - $4,878.13).

After 10 hours and 35 minutes, the final three struck a deal that saw Romania’s “LHadar” crowned champ for $10,676.07 in prize money.

2020 XL Inferno “LHadar” Claims Mini Main Event Title

Mini Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “LHadar” (Romania) … $10,676.07

2nd – “meg1066” (UK) … $9,188.56

3rd – “SergeySil83” (UK) … $7,552.23

4th – “DDDDDDD66” (Lithuania) … $4,878.13

5th – “NRusu” (UK) … $3,584.86

6th – “thatsjenga” (UK) … $2,858.81

7th – “efe58” (Germany) … $2,132.76

8th – “eddyflex” (Canada) … $1,429.40

9th – “puti22” (UK) … $884.87

Ukraine’s “Testosteron.” Turns $5.50 Into $3,661 Payday

In the final tournament of the series – the $5.50 buy-in Event #34: $20,000 Micro Main Event – 3,502 players rebought 1,725 times to create a $26,135 prize pool. That was paid out to the top 600 finishers, and among those to make deep runs were “Harley_Quinn” (40th - $57.49), “Greatbanana” (23rd - $75.79), “ChukBukowski” (16th - $88.85), and final table bubble boy “Alexeu80” (10th - $143.74)/

After 9 hours and 28 minutes, it was Ukraine’s “Testosteron.” besting the UK’s “brook1101” in heads-up play to win the title and accompanying $3,661.58 top prize.

2020 XL Inferno Ukraine’s “Testosteron.” Turns $5.50 Into $3,661 Payday

Micro Final Table Results

1st – “Testosteron.” (Ukraine) … $3,661.58

2nd – “brook1101” (UK) … $2,744.17

3rd – “SabePai” (Brazil) … $2,012.39

4th – “Lucker_Light” (Russia) … $1,515.83

5th – “KeithRobson” (UK) … $1,045.40

6th – “janorandy” (Germany) … $731.78

7th – “FishManhell” (Ukraine) … $470.43

8th – “fredfreitasf” (Ukraine) … $261.35

9th – “Charfabs” (UK) … $198.62

2020 XL Inferno Winners

Event #1: $75,000 Opening Event (878 entries; $87,800 prize pool) won by “MorayEEEEEL” (Sweden) for $16,585.42

Event #2: $25,000 Mini Opening Event (2,436 entires; $36,540 prize pool) won by “blachu3232” (Argentina) for $6,172.39

Event #3: $20,000 Late Opening Event (555 entries; $27,750 prize pool) won by “tightlikea_v” (Canada) for $3,954.37

Event #4: $30,000 PKO (898 entries; $44,900 prize pool) won by “FishTankHero” (Romania) for $7,179.78

Event #5: $20,000 Mini PKO (1,607 entries; $32,140 prize pool); won by “williemwoles” (Russia) for $4,553.16

Event #6: $15,000 Late PKO (672 entries; $20,160 prize pool) won by “barneslad123” (UK) for $3,452.96

Event #7: $30,000 8-Max (506 entries; $50,600 prize pool) won by “rickybarbosa” for $9,147.94

Event #8: $12,000 Mini 8-Max (2,356 entries; $18,848 prize pool) won by “krakadiller” (Russia) for $3,299.36

Event #9: $15,000 Late 8-Max (439 entries; $21,950 prize pool) won by “Gat0rbl00d” (Canada) for $3,728.65

Event #10: $150,000 Tune Up (1,615 entries; $161,500 prize pool) won by “MuckFest” (Finland) for $28,230.20

Event #11: $50,000 Mini Tune Up (4,107 entries; $61,605 prize pool) “4YTbE” (Russia) for $7,448.95

Event #12: $15,000 Micro Tune Up (3,600 entries; $18,000 prize pool) won by “Bluffman1995” for $2,467.36

Event #13: $20,000 Late Tune Up (545 entries; $27,250 prize pool) won by “futomaki123” for $5,229.34

Event #14: $20,000 R&A (668 entries; $26,310 prize pool) won by “IlovePickles” (Romania) for $5,048.96

Event #15: $12,000 Mini R&A (2,113 entries; $12,995 prize pool) won by “SpielerKind” (Ukraine) for $2,243.63

Event #16: $15,000 Late R&A (692 entries; $15,000 prize pool) won by “Sandilaulau” (Romania) for $2,793.99

Event #17: $100,000 High Roller (326 entries; $100,000 prize pool) won by “HSV_Gandi” (Germany) for $20,450

Event #18: $30,000 Mini High Roller (802 entries; $40,100 prize pool) won by “MAMOHT_T” (Russia) for $7,574.89

Event #19: $20,000 Late High Roller (256 entries; $25,600 prize pool) won by “dmnln” (Malta) for $5,504

Event #20: $50,000 PKO (567 entries; $56,700 prize pool) won by “Mrpop01” (UK) for $10,043.10

Event #21: $20,000 Mini PKO (1,727 entries; $25,905 prize pool) won by “ailaroz” (Sweden) for $3,519.83

Event #22: $12,000 Late PKO (637 entries; $19,110 prize pool) won by “GeeTeeWoah” (UK) for $3,150.47

Event #23: $50,000 PKO 8-Max (442 entries; $66,300 prize pool) won by “sinke34” (Serbia) for $13,204.65

Event #24: $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max (1,509 entries; $30,180 prize pool) won by “DiCarpi0” (Romania) for $4,630.70

Event #25: $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max (543 entries; $27,150 prize pool) won by “Kroat.” (UK) for $5,102.98

Event #26: $30,000 DeepStack (803 entries; $40,150 prize pool) won by “metelindberg” (Russia) for $7,584.53

Event #27: $20,000 Mini DeepStack (1,880 entries; $28,200 prize pool) won by “mojitos86” (UK) for $4,603.14

Event #28: $15,000 Late DeepStack (782 entries; $23,460 prize pool) won by “BehindSpace” (Romania) for $4,434.02

Event #29: $30,000 6-Max (495 entries; $49,500 prize pool) won by “skorp1161” (Kazakhstan) for $9,562.67

Event #30: $20,000 Mini 6-Max (1,859 entries; $27,885 prize pool) won by “aka.plan4ik” (Russia) for $4,562.54

Event #31: $15,000 Late 6-Max (440 entries; $22,000 prize pool) won by “LeetRunGoot” (Canada) for $4,620

Event #32: $500,000 Main Event (2,146 entries; $504,310 prize pool) won by “junijuniorz” (Sweden) for $85,178.75

Event #33: $50,000 Mini Main Event (2,521 entries; $75,630 prize pool) won by “Lhadar” (Romania) for $10,676.07

Event #34: $20,000 Micro Main Event (5,227 entries; $26,135 prize pool) won by “Testosteron.” (Ukraine) for $3,661.58

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