Alexandru “alexos888” Baron Finds Redemption on Day 7 of XL Inferno

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The seventh day of the $7,500,000 XL Inferno Championships saw another 13 events play out.

Here’s a look at all our prior XL Inferno recaps:

Day 1 - 16 tournaments finish and award $1,177,180.75 in prize money

Day 2 – 13 titles awarded; “V.BlomFan60” wins Event #20 Crocodile

Day 3 – Anton “anteen” Bertilsson captures second XL Inferno title

Day 4 -- “mne_d0edet1” & “FouEnculePL” win big

Day 5 -- “bananove” wins Event #62 $100,000 Quarterback for $28,240.55

Day 6 -- Brazil’s “LeoJoseCarne” captures two of those titles in one day

“JDiass99” Wins 888poker Crazy 8s for $16,919

Without a doubt, the highlight of the day was Event #86 $88,000 Crazy 8, an $88 buy-in tournament that drew 722 players and created a $90,480 prize pool. After 11 hours and 21 minutes, the Netherlands’ “JDias99” emerged victorious to capture a $16,919.76 first-place prize.

Brazilians have has a great deal of success in the XL Inferno, and on Saturday ““liincownz” proved himself no exception. After finishing eighth in the Event #1 $0,000 Opening Event for $3,136, “liincownz” made another deep run finishing runner up in the Crazy 8 for $12,241.80.

Event 86 Final Table Results

1 “JDiass99” (Netherlands) $16,919.76
2 “liincownz” (Brazil) $12,241.80
3 “sh4xuR7” (Latvia) $9,048
4 Conor “GodfryJONES” O’Driscoll (Italy) $6,786
5 “flamingrecca” (Netherlands) $4,524
6 “Kuconi1” (Serbia) $3,166.80
7 “root4deuces” (North Korea) $2,035.80
8 “vengreen.” (Russia) $1,366.24
9 “dmg34” (Finland) $1,085.76

Alexandru “alexos888” Baron Finds Redemption

On Day 2 of the XL Inferno series, Canada’s Alexandru “alexos888” Baron came close to taking down the Event #18 $15,000 Breeze title. Unfortunately for him, he ended up finishing third out of 467 players, good for $2,393. Fast forward five days and Baron found redemption.

That’s because after just three hours and 11 minutes he finished as the last man standing in Event #90 $15,000 Turbo Crazy 8, $55 buy-in tournament that attracted 249 players and created a $15,700 prize pool).

Baron, who took home $3,179.25 for the win, is perhaps best known for finishing 11th in the EPT13 Barcelona Main Event last year, good for a career-high $111,335.

Event #90 Final Table Results

1 Alexandru “alexos888” Baron (Canada) $3,179.25
2 “IaMTheDaNGeR” (UK) $2,433.50
3 “blackwawks” (N/A) $1,805.50
4 “GaleonG” (Hungary) $1,334.50
5 “konnhand” (Brazil) $863.50
6 “974kWRT” (Ukraine) $706.50
7 “nelisschuif” (Malta) $549.50
8 “Dablinov” (Russia) $431.75
9 “xxxGIPSYxxx” (Romania) $314

Day7 XL Inferno Champions

Day 7 of the XL Inferno crowned 13 more winners, each of who locked up a seat into the XL Champion of Champions tournament. Thus far, 89 seats have been awarded for that event which will see three lucky winners receive packages to the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

  • Event #78 $10,000 Lightning 6-Max (185 players/$28,700 prize pool) won by “Kepalas89” (Lithuania) for $6,888
  • Event #79 $15,000 Breeze (421 players/$21,050 prize pool) won by “nlfreddie” (UK) for $4,039.49
  • Event #80 $40,000 Octopus (262 players/$84,200 prize pool) won by “Gandalf_MRS” (UK) for $16,419
  • Event #81 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish (698 players/$19,195 prize pool) won by “ZCSLions83” (Canada) for $3,599.06
  • Event #82 $20,000 Crocodile (200 players/$30,000 prize pool) won by “oreichegounu” (Poland) for $6,450
  • Event #83 $25,000 Saturday R&A (295 players/$34,400 prize pool) won by Yordan “YordanPetrov” Petrov (Bulgaria) for $6,656.40
  • Event #84 $15,000 Swordfish (593 players/$16,307.50 prize pool) won by “jaggalo1231” (N/A) for $3,080.48
  • Event #85 $20,000 Monsoon (465 player/$23,250 prize pool) won by “pvss10” (Brazil) for $4,417.50
  • Event #86 $88,000 Crazy 8 (722 players/$90,480 prize pool) won by “JDias99” (Russia) for $16,919.76
  • Event #87 $20,000 Mini Crazy 8 (1,699 players/$22,664 prize pool) won by “VXR2012” (UK) for $3,966.20
  • Event #88 $30,000 Saturday Challenge (537 players/$30,000 prize pool) won by “xXGlamBabeXx” (Italy) for $5,670
  • Event #89 $15,000 Tornado (139 players/$18,600 prize pool) won by “Toliet_Po8L” (N/A) for $$,278
  • Event #90 $15,000 Turbo Crazy 8 (249 players/$15,700 prize pool) won by Alexandru “alexos888” Baron (Canada) for $3,179.25

The XL Inferno runs for one more week of non-stop action, so be sure to check back tomorrow for a full recap of the Day 8 action.

Day#8 – Get Ready to Tune Up Your Game!

Sundays are always big days for online poker enthusiasts, and the eighth day of the XL Inferno Championships is no different as 16 different events are on tap. Among them are both deepstack and turbo events.

Among the premiere events on Sunday’s schedule is the $215 buy-in Event #94 $150,000 Mega Deep at 16:30, $160 buy-in Event #97 $200,000 Tune Up at 17:00, and the $600 buy-in Event #100 $200,000 Whale at 18:80.

Late in the evening, the $55 buy-in Event #105 $30,000 Turbo Tune Up and $75 buy-in Event #106 $10,000 Super Turbo Tune Up will kick off at 20:00 and 21:00 respectively.

At 15:35, there will also be a $160 buy-in Mega Satellite to the Main Event, one that is guaranteeing 15 seats!

Click here for the full schedule of 888poker’s BIGGEST series to date.

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