“mne_d0edet1” & “FouEnculePL” Win Big on Day 4 of XL Inferno

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Day 4 of the $7,500,000 XL Inferno Championships played host to another dozen events. Not surprisingly, thousands of players flocked to the virtual felt to take their shot at a title. Among the highlights were Russia’s “mne_d0edet1” taking down the biggest first-place prize of the day and “FouEnculePL” becoming America’s champ. You can read more about those stories and more below.

For past XL Inferno recaps, click on your desired day:

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

mne_d0edet1 Takes Down Day 4’s Biggest Prize

One of Wednesday’s biggest highlights was Event #47 $50,000 8-Max, a $109 buy-in tournament that attracted 840 players and created a $84,000 prize pool. It took 12 hours and 14 minutes for the tournament to finish, and in the end, it was Russia’s “mne_d0edet1” who walked away with the title and a $15,540 first-place prize.

Also at the final table was Costa Rica’s Michael “AcesJoker88” Acevedo, who back in March cashed three times in a poker festival in Panama. One of those cashes was for a live career-best $5,800 for finishing 17th in the PSC Panama National Championship. Acevedo managed to better that in the online tournament by finishing fourth for $6,300.

Event #47 Final Table Results    
"mne_d0edet1" (Russia) $15,540
"THEKIDMB" (UK) $11,197.20
"tjappie123" (Netherlands) $8,400
Michael "AcesJoker88" Acevedo ( Costa Rica) $6,300
"KimberSlice" (Costa Rica) $4,200
"MrNorberto" (Hungary) $2,940
"K7MA1121" (Brazil) $1,890
"panBajors" (Lithuania) $1,276.80
"vaibhav1188" (Tajikitan) $966

“joga_pra_cor” Becomes America’s Champ

The $160 buy-in Event #52 $20,000 Americas tournament drew 132 players. It took a little over eight hours for “joga_pra_cor” to finish as the last player standing for $6,900.

The win was just the latest this year for “FouEnculePL” with 888poker. On April 26, he took down the $6,000 Late Night Crocodile for $2,730, and a month before than came out on top in the $10,000 Tornado for $3,175. Two weeks prior to that, “FouEnculePL” bested a field of 287 runners to win the $15,000 Monsoon for $2,655.29.

Another familiar face at the final table was Poland’s “FouEnculePL,” who two days ago navigated a 219-player field to win Event #28: $15,000 Snap for $3,404. Unfortunately this time around, he was denied a second title after he busted in eighth place.

Event #52 Final Table Results    
"joga_pra_cor" (N/A) $6,900
"888_de" (Germany) $4,800
"BigRazor11" (Italy) $3,645
"Pro100Bill" (Belarus) $2,700
"msksevart" (Russia) $1,900
"AshTheSlave" (Croatia) $1,500
"tcavallin" (Canada) $1,200
"FouEnculePL" (Poland) $900
"OnTheEdge98s" (Slovenia) $750

Day4 XL Inferno Champions

Below is a look at all those who won events on Day 4 of the XL Inferno, each of who locked up a seat into the XL Champion of Champions tournament. Thus far, 52 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 #41 $10,000 Lightning 6-Max (133 players/$21,200 prize pool) won by “Achileys34” (Czech Republic) for $5,512
  • Event #42 $15,000 Breeze (482 players/$24,100 prize pool) won by “FellipeD92” (Brazil) for $4,579
  • Event #43 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish (889 players/$24,447.50 prize pool) won by “Kraukliz” (Austria) for $4,400.55
  • Event #44 $20,000 Crocodile (298 players/$44,700 prize pool) won by “MttRaven” for $8,649.45
  • Event #45 $15,000 Swordfish (822 players/$22,605 prize pool) won by “Pepepepepe.” (Argentina) for $4,091.50
  • Event #46 $20,000 Monsoon (780 players/$39,000) won by “TheHueyLewis” (Brazil) for $7,156.50
  • Event #47 $50,000 8-Max (840 players/$84,000 prize pool) won by “mne_d0edet1” (Russia) for $15,540
  • Event #48 $10,000 Mini 8-Max (1,409 players/$15,358.10 prize pool) won by “888poker172” (Ukraine) for $2,687.66
  • Event #49 $35,000 Wednesday Challenge (1,108 players/$49,440 prize pool) won by Joao Mathias “joao_mathias” Baumgarten (Brazil) for $8,642.11
  • Event #50 $15,000 Tornado (179 players/$23,900 prize pool) won by “grownupguy83” (Netherlands) for $5,138.50
  • Event #51 $10,000 Turbo 8-Max (561 players/$15,427.50 prize pool) won by “creutz93” (Sweden) for $2,915.79
  • Event #52 $20,000 Americas (132 players/$30,000 prize pool) won by “joga_pra_cor” for $6,900
  • Event #53 $5,000 Turbo Americas (82 players/$5,250 prize pool) won by “aftajvilla” (Russia) for $1,443.75

The XL Inferno runs for 10 more days of non-stop action, so be sure to check back tomorrow for a full recap of the Day 5 action.

Day#5 – Thursday Quarterbacks, R&As, and More

Another 13 events are scheduled for Thursday, which marks the fifth day of the XL Inferno Championships. As usual there are lightning, deepstack, and turbo tournaments, and they’re complimented by some of signature events such as the “Crocodile,” “Swordfish,” and “Monsoon.”

At 17:00, both Event #59 $60,000 R&A ($55 buy-in) and Event #60 $10,000 Mini R&A ($5 buy-in) kick off, and an hour later Event #62 $100,000 Quarterback ($215 buy-in) and Event #63 $30,000 Mini Quarterback ($44 buy-in) get underway. At 20:00, Event #66 $30,000 Turbo Quarterback ($109 buy-in) will close out the day.

In between, Event #64 $25,000 Thursday Challenge ($12) will take place at 19:00. With buy-ins ranging from $5 to $215, there’s a tournament for everyone tomorrow.

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

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