The $888,000 guaranteed Retro Week has reached the halfway stage at 888poker with 14 champions crowned. Those champions now have a sufficient bankroll to buy into the upcoming $300,000 guaranteed $215 Retro Week Main Event.

Romania’s “liviu_hzn” is the player who has won the biggest prize of Retro Week so far after they turned their $90 investment into $16,330. The Romanian came out on top of a 1,363-strong field in the $90 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed Sunday Challenge.

The top 180 finishers shared $111,766, with British grinder “EZ.PZ” bursting the money bubble. A min-cash weighed in at $223.53 but this increased to $1,542 by the time only nine players remained.

Nicolas “PKaiser” Fierro, a player with almost $13 million in online poker winnings, was the first of the finalists heading for the exits. “JulioFantin” of Brazil and Albania’s “LLudockha” were the next casualties; they banked $2,022 and $2,671, respectively.

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Two more Brazilians fell in quick succession and saw their 888poker accounts swell by $3,553 and $4,771. “luish64” was the first of the Samba stars to fall, and “azevado45” joined his fellow countryman on the rail after.

liviu_hzn doubled before azevado45 when their aces held against the ace-six of “Agharazi” and they never looked back from this point.

“R3li_able” fell in fourth for $6,448 who lost when liviu_hzn’s king-queen came from behind to best their ace-nine. Then heads-up was set when “Ii1Ii1” ran their last four big blinds with jack-seven into the queen-ten of liviu_hzn.

The eventual champion held 41.1 big blinds against the 25.3 big blind stack of Agharazi and they never looked back. The final hand saw all the chips go into the middle, liviu_hzn holding ace-king of hearts against pocket nines. A king on the flop proved more than enough for liviu_hzn to become a Retro Week champion.

Retro Week #2 – $100,000 Sunday Challenge Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 liviu_hzn Romania $16,330
2 Agharazi Azerbaijan $11,936
3 Ii1Ii1 Romania $8,773
4 R3li_able Lithuania $6,448
5 azevedo45 Brazil $4,772
6 luish64 Brazil $3,554
7 LLudochka Albania $2,671
8 JulioFantin Brazil $2,022
9 Nick “PKaiser” Fierro Chile $1,542

888poker Retro Week Results So Far

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Peter “kiskutya23” Traply is another 888poker players who has won big during the first half of Retro Week courtesy of taking down the $525 Whale, and getting his hands on $14,414, the lion’s share of the $58,500 prize pool.

Event Buy-in Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
#1 – $25,000 Big Fish $33 1,157 $34,710 E.D.I.T.H $5,373
#2 – $100,000 Sunday Challenge $90 1,363 $111,766 liviu_hzn $16,330
#3 – $15,000 Catfish $16.50 961 $15,000 penfolds6 $2,123
#4 – $50,000 Whale $525 117 $58,500 Peter “kiskutya23” Traply $14,414
#5 – $15,000 Lightning PKO 6-Max $109 276 $27,600 Kabosu69 $5,743*
#6 – $10,000 Monday Twins 1 $22 587 $11,740 andrzn $2,147
#7 – $10,000 Monday Twins 2 $22 553 $11,060 VERYPOTATO $2,023
#8 – $10,000 Breeze PKO $55 259 $12,950 Vlaaad25 $2,678*
#9 – $30,000 Tuesday Challenge Freezeout $109 242 $30,000 Christy1979 $6,081
#10 – $20,000 Monsoon 8-Max $55 388 $20,000 ItalianPorn $3,900
#11 – $10,000 Catfish PKO $16.50 691 $10,365 abit23 $1,739
#12 – $7,000 Blowfish $11 787 $7,870 PVMMacedo $1,285
#13 – $20,000 Wednesday Challenge $33 676 $20,280 06jecaeS $3,508
#14 – $15,000 Monsoon PKO $55 407 $20,350 Pulgetti $3,535

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Remaining 888poker Retro Week Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Event Buy-in
Thu 24 Mar 4:30 p.m. Retro Week #15 – $20,000 Hurricane PKO $109
  6:00 p.m. Retro Week #16 – $20,000 Thursday Challenge R&A $22
  8:00 p.m. Retro Week #17 – $10,000 Breeze 6-Max $55
Fri 25 Mar 6:00 p.m. Retro Week #18 – $30,000 Friday Challenge KO $109
  7:00 p.m. Retro Week #19 – $20,000 Big Fish PKO $33
  8:00 p.m. Retro Week #20 – $10,000 Catfish 6-Max $16.50
Sat 26 Mar 4:00 p.m. Retro Week #21 – $12,000 Swordfish 6-Max $33
  6:00 p.m. Retro Week #22 – $30,000 Saturday Challenge PKO 8-Max $55
  8:00 p.m. Retro Week #23 – $15,000 Tornado PKO $88
Sun 27 Mar 6:00 p.m. Retro Week Main Event – $300,000 Mega Deep $215
  7:00 p.m. Retro Week #25 – $50,000 Mini Mega Deep $33
  8:00 p.m. Retro Week #26 – $50,000 Whale $525

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