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

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