The 888poker XL Autumn wrapped up its 44-event schedule this weekend. The series featured affordable buy-ins and guaranteed over $2,000,000 in prize pools. It wound up catering to a combined 28,860 entries and awarded $2,281,915 in prize money.

The highlight of the XL Autumn is the $1,050 buy-in, $1,000,000 GTD Main Event, which hosted a bunch of daily starting flights throughout October. That tournament is recapped in full below.

Here’s how the medal table stacked up at the finish line:

  • United Kingdom led the list of champions with 10 XL Autumn titles
  • Brazil (7)
  • Romania (5)
  • Russia (4)
  • Malta (4)
  • Ukraine (3)
  • Canada (2)
  • Germany (2)
  • Finland (2)
  • Sweden (1)
  • Honduras (1)
  • Latvia (1)
  • Thailand (1)

Here’s a look at some of the big winners from the last week of play.

“23NoraB” Wins 2021 XL Autumn Main Event

For all of October, multiple Day 1 flights were held for the $1,050 buy-in XL Autumn #43: $1,000,000 Main Event. With 948 combined entrants, the tournament snuck by its guarantee by generating a $1,029,000 prize pool. The survivors from each flight returned for Day 2 action on Monday, November 1.

The top 126 finishers made the money and among those to earn a cash after Ukraine’s “InnaMatsenko” bubbled in 127th place were the following players –

888poker Ambassador Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche (101st - $2,058)

  • “cherrywine” (122nd - $1,852.20)
  • “pactamah23” (104th - $2,058)
  • 888poker Ambassador Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche (101st - $2,058)
  • Niklas “tutten7” Åstedt (93rd - $2,160.90)
  • “Onlyflips” (54th - $3,189.90)
  • “Octopokes” (42nd - $3,601.50)
  • WestCliff26” (22nd - $4,630.50)
  • “Zebest7r” (12th - $10,290)
  • “IHaveADream” (7th - $30,870)
  • “Lucky_Frutti” (4th - $74,602.50)

After the UK’s “nlfreddie” bowed out in third place for $99,813, the title came down to “23NoraB” and Brazil’s “Kelvin_kerbe”.

It took just 5 hours and 14 minutes of play on Day 2 for the former to prevail to claim the title and $185,220 first-place prize.

It wasn’t the first time “23NoraB” had XL success. Back in January 2018, they topped a 774-entry field to win the XL Blizzard $215 buy-in Event #9: $120,000 Mega Deep for nearly $30,000.

It was redemption for “23NoraB,” who back in May 2017’s XL Inferno finished runner-up out of 902 players in Event #4: $150,000 Mega Deep for $23,452.

XL Autumn Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “23NoraB” (N/A) … $185,220

2nd – “Levin_kerbe” (Brazil) … $133,770

3rd – “nlfreddie” (United Kingdom) … $99,813

4th – “Lucky_Frutti” (Russia) … $74,602.50

5th – “dmg34” (Finland) … $51,861.60

6th – “p000cket000” (Canada) … $41,160

7th – “IHaveADream” (Russia) … $30,870

8th – “Ronne32” (Germany) … $20,580

9th – “Raegar97” (Sweden) … $12,348

Malta’s “iTankAloT” Wins Event #28

On Tuesday, the $320 buy-in Event #28: $50,000 PKO saw 130 players rebuy 23 times. So, the $50,000 prize pool was split between the regular and bounty pools with the top 24 finishers getting a piece of the former.

Among those to make the money were the following players –

  • “Mr_Coyote” (19th for $384.11 + $562.50 in bounties)
  • “algsxr” (13th for $403.04 + $487.50 in bounties)
  • “Starichok” (7th for $854.78 + $543.75 in bounties)
  • “69Ways” (3rd for $3,246 + $2,315.64 in bounties).

The final two players – Malta’s “iTankAloT” and Ukraine’s “bloodusama” – each locked up $5,396.47 in prize money. But they were also battling for a juicy $8,671.86 PKO bounty.

After 6.5 hours the player from Malta prevailed for a total payday of $14,068.39. It wouldn’t be his last time finishing as the last player standing in the series, which you’ll read more about below.

XL Autumn Event #28 Final Table Results

1st – “iTankAloT” (Malta) … $14,068.39

2nd – “bloodusama” (Ukraine) … $6,221.47

3rd – “69Ways” (Finland) … $5,561.64

4th – “CeisariC” (Finland) … $3,054.84

5th – “pactamah23” (Germany) … $3,077.57

6th – “boris993” (United Kingdom) … $1,176.67

7th – “Starichak” (Belarus) … $1,398.53

8th – “BanfieldJ” (Canada) … $1,449.85

9th – “li1li1” (Romania) … $869.64

Tuesday also saw two other tournaments crown winners.

First, the United Kingdom’s “MAKKAPAKK” topped a 627-entry field to win the $55 buy-in Event #29: $25,000 Mini PKO for $5,931.64

Ukraine’s “SrtStars” prevailed over a 178-entry field to win the $109 buy-in Event #30: $20,000 Late PKO for $4,404.93.

Two 2-Time XL Autumn Winners

Two 2-Time XL Autumn Winners

On Thursday, the first two-time winner of the XL Autumn was crowned. It happened when the United Kingdom’s “Octopokes” topped a 479-entry field (369 players who rebought 110 times) in the $55 buy-in Event #35: $15,000 Mini PKO 6-Max. This tourney crushed its guarantee by offering up a $23,950 prize pool.

The win came nine days after “Octopokes” topped a 138-player field to win the $109 buy-in Event #9: $15,000 Late Freezeout for $3,487.50.

The top 42 finishers in the tournament made the money including the following players –

  • “cunsy15” (24th for $101.78 + $112.50 in bounties)
  • “wacko90” (18th for $125.73 + $181.25 in bounties)
  • “SoulKeeper14” (11th for $125.73 + $71.88 in bounties)
  • “BehindSpace” (8th for $299.37 + $204.69 in bounties)
  • “Girpokerwp” (2nd for $2,173.46 + $1,003.87 in bounties)

XL Autumn Event #35 Final Table Results

1st – “Octopokes” (United Kingdom) … $3,993.83

2nd – “Girpokerwp” (Brazil) … $3,177.33

3rd – “TheFreston” (Argentina) … $2,093.51

4th – “ByseSong” (Belarus) … $1,295.50

5th – “C.all.in” (Romania) … $1,013.81

6th – “KoxSkirtumas” (Lithuania) … $633.69

In other Thursday action, Brazil’s “boraodota” topped a 248-entry field to win the $215 buy-in Event #34: $40,000 PKO 6-Max for $10,309.11.

Romania’s “Ionutz2608bv” bested a 629-entry field to win the $22 buy-in Event #36: $10,000 Late PKO 6-Max for $1,929.68.

“Octopokes” wouldn’t be the only two-time winner. Malta’s “iTankAloT,” would join the exclusive club on the penultimate day of the series.

Back on October 26, “iTankAloT” bested a 153-entry field to win the $320 buy-in Event #28: $50,000 PKO for $14,068. He then followed that up four days later by topping a 335-entry field to win the $55 buy-in Event #42: $15,000 Late Knockout for an additional $2,722.

2021 XL Autumn Winners

Date

Tournament

Buy-in

Players

Prize Pool

Winner

Country

Prize

17-Oct

Event #1: $100K

Opening Event

$55

1468

$100,000

Ilikepugs

Sweden

$13,810

17-Oct

Event #2: $20K

Mini Opening

$16.50

1,222

$22,545

Zachrina

United

Kingdom

$3,114.77

17-Oct

Event #3: $15K

Late Opening

$33

425

$15,750

ChipDiddyO

United

Kingdom

$2,880.83

18-Oct

Event #4: $30K

PKO 6-Max

$88

353

$35,840

Ben "xLIVEPROx"

Warrington

United

Kingdom

$5,493.08

18-Oct

Event #5: $15K

Mini PKO 6-Max

$44

430

$21,160

teuski1

Finland

$3,456.36

18-Oct

Event #6: $10K

Late PKO 6-Max

$22

449

$11,600

shaplachow

United

Kingdom

$2,099.68

19-Oct

Event #7: $30K

Freezout

$215

149

$30,000

james12627

Honduras

$6,975

19-Oct

Event #8: $20K

Mini Freezout

$55

352

$20,000

Blag333

Thailand

$3,635.29

19-Oct

Event #9: $15K

Late Freezout

$109

138

$15,000

Octopokes

United

Kingdom

$3,487.50

20-Oct

Event #10: $30K

PKO

$109

296

$36,700

zeronimmo

Ukraine

$7,000.12

20-Oct

Event #11: $15K

Mini PKO

$16.50

811

$15,600

FrenchyC.

Brazil

$2,056.51

20-Oct

Event #12: $10K

Late PKO

$33

322

$12,510

Mm1313

Canada

$2,124.37

21-Oct

Event #13: $40K

PKO 8-Max

$160

242

$45,750

snowball5225

Russia

$8,482.83

21-Oct

Event #14: $20K

Mini PKO 8-Max

$55

435

$27,850

F3nix35

United

Kingdom

$4,633.48

21-Oct

Event #15: $10K

Late PKO 8-Max

$22

442

$11,800

EduAraujo

Brazil

$1,940.21

22-Oct

Event #16: $30K

DeepStack

$55

496

$31,800

Ianis

United

Kingdom

$5,501.40

22-Oct

Event #17: $15K

Mini DeepStack

$16.50

875

$16,890

kazinakizdes

Russia

$2,615.15

22-Oct

Event #18: $10K

Late DeepStack

$33

323

$12,120

yourdoubt

Germany

$2,338.19

23-Oct

Event #19: $30K

6-Max

$109

279

$35,500

Maxx10333

Romania

$7,810

23-Oct

Event #20: $15K

Mini 6-Max

$16.50

797

$15,615

ArlequimAK

Brazil

$2,811.14

23-Oct

Event #21: $15K

Late 6-Max

$55

207

$15,000

averygrande

Canada

$3,600

24-Oct

Event #22: $200K

Tune Up

$109

1,458

$200,000

D1scoPanda

Latvia

$27,620

24-Oct

Event #23: $20K

Mini Tune Up

$16.50

1,250

$24,330

jmsantos10

Malta

$3,361.22

24-Oct

Event #24: $15K

Late Tune Up

$33

457

$17,370

blawiknfiend

Russia

$3,177.25

25-Oct

Event #25: $10K

PLO 8-Max

$55

178

$10,000

pisy80

Romania

$2,175

25-Oct

Event #26: $5K

Mini PLO 8-Max

$22

187

$5,000

King2603

Germany

$1,087.50

25-Oct

Event #27: $3K

Late PLO 8-Max

$11

232

$3,000

garcia193

Brazil

$652.50

26-Oct

Event #28: $50K

PKO

$320

153

$50,000

iTankAloT

Malta

$14,068.39

26-Oct

Event #29: $25K

Mini PKO

$55

627

$31,350

MAKKAPAKKK

United

Kingdom

$5,931.64

26-Oct

Event #30: $20K

Late PKO

$109

178

$20,000

SrtStars

Ukraine

$4,404.93

27-Oct

Event #31: $30K

PKO 8-Max

$109

378

$37,800

alisan6

Romania

$6,435.99

27-Oct

Event #32: $15K

Mini PKO 8-Max

$16.50

1120

$16,800

Fishmir

Ukraine

$2,495.78

27-Oct

Event #33: $10K

Late PKO 8-Max

$33

437

$13,110

Satosampa

Brazil

$2,280.91

28-Oct

Event #34: $40K

PKO 6-Max

$215

248

$49,600

boraodota

Brazil

$10,309.11

28-Oct

Event #35: $15K

Mini PKO 6-Max

$55

479

$23,950

Octopokes

United

Kingdom

$3,993.83

28-Oct

Event #36: $10K

Late PKO 6-Max

$22

629

$12,580

Ionutz2608bv

Romania

$1,929.68

29-Oct

Event #37: $30K

DeepStack

$55

612

$30,600

needsbridge

United

Kingdom

$5,293.80

29-Oct

Event #38: $15K

Mini DeepStack

$16.50

1002

$15,030

Tanetane1

Finland

$2,164.54

29-Oct

Event #39: $10K

Late DeepStack

$33

371

$11,130

Kobenn

Russia

$2,256.29

30-Oct

Event #40: $30K

Knockout

$109

459

$45,900

lendaviva

Brazil

$6,546.63

30-Oct

Event #41: $15K

Mini Knockout

$16.50

1189

$17,835

Immortalll

Romania

$2,054.51

30-Oct

Event #42: $15K

Late Knockout

$55

335

$16,750

iTankAloT

Malta

$2,721.60

31-Oct

Event #43: $1 Million

Main Event

$1,050

1029

$1,029,000

23NoraB

N/A

$185,220

31-Oct

Event #44: $50K

Mini Main Event

$33

1,725

$51,750

SenvintySync

Malta

$7,064.56

Related Content
888poker LIVE Festival Heads Back to London - Touching Down at The VIC!

888poker LIVE Festival Returns to London from 6- 17 January!

888poker Sponsored WPT DeepStacks Opening Event Delivers Unbeatable Poker Action!

Finland Player Wins 888poker WPT DeepStacks Opening Event for $40,540!

888poker Joins WPT DeepStacks for over $3M GTD Online Poker Series!

888poker and WPT DeepStacks Join Forces for $3M+ GTD Series!

Is Deal-Making at a Poker Final Table the Best Deal for You?

Making a Final Table Deal – ICM and Other Considerations

888poker’s Triple Threat Delivers Bigger Prize Pools for Same Buy-ins!

888poker’s Triple Threat - Bigger Prize Pools – Same Buy-ins

888poker Live Weekend in Partnership with Grosvenor Casinos Scores Big!

888poker Live Weekend Event Is a Massive Success

XL Autumn Series Early Titles Include PKO 6-Max and Tune-Up Events

XL Autumn Series Early Title Winners on 888poker 

888poker’s XL Autumn Series Gets Underway with $100K Opening Event!

XL Autumn Gets Underway as Swedish Player Wins Opening Event

888poker Partners with Grosvenor Casinos for 888pokerLIVE Weekend!

888poker Joins Grosvenor Casinos for 888pokerLIVE Weekend

XL Autumn Series Ushers in the Fall Season with over $2 Million GTD!

888poker’s $2 Million GTD XL Autumn Touches Down 17 October!