888poker’s 2018 XL Eclipse online series took place in September resulting in huge scores for plenty of PocketFivers.
At the top of the list is the winner of the XL Eclipse $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event, Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky. It’s no surprise really as he binked the largest score of the entire series by defeating fellow top-10 ranked pro ‘C Darwin2’ for the mammoth $187,500 payday. Romanovsky cashed in four different XL Eclipse events and along with a final table appearance in the September 16 edition of the $50,000 Whale, racked up a total of $194,111 in earnings on 888poker. His month on September was enough to help catapult him over $10.5 million in lifetime earnings.
It’s simple math that if Romanovsky is #1 with his six-figure payday that the runner-up in the Main Event would also win enough money to be a top earner. That man is former #1-ranked ‘C Darwin2’ who finished second to Romanovsky in the Main Event for $135,000. That single score, put a min-cash in the Mini Main Event was good enough to put the Swedish sensation on the top earners for September.
Brazil’s ‘GM_VALTER’ won $100,000 for his third-place finish in the XL Eclipse Main Event, good for third for the month. A former top-20 player, the Sao Paulo grinder used the score to push himself up over $5 million in lifetime earnings.
888poker Top 10 Earners In August
In terms of pure cashes on 888poker in September, no one comes close to Flavio ‘LendaFlavio’ Costa. Costa was in the top three of 888poker cashes last month but outdid himself with making the money 132 times. Costa is a low-limit grinder, but with that many times in the money, he was able to accumulate over $7,300 in earnings.
A full 48 cashes behind Costa, but still impressive, Austria’s #19-ranked player ‘LockerI71’ posted a remarkable 84 cashes in September. Another small-stakes grinder, the Austrian posted a monthly-best score of $788 in the September 22 edition of $15,000 Mega Deep with a sixth-place finish. In total, he earned over $5,100 and increased the number of times he cashed by 26 from August.
Third on the most cashes list is ‘DoperHarley’ from Russia with 81 cashes. In total, he earned little over $2,200 while climbing the ladder to his first $50,000 in earnings.
888poker Top 10 Cashers In August
Along with being in the top 10 in pure cashes, Lithuania’s ‘gailius46’ topped the list for the number of times he finished first. He recorded 11 outright victories which accounted for nearly $6,000 of his $10,700 September earnings. ‘gailius46’ more than doubled the number of times he earned the gold medal month over month, recording five total in August.
Tied with ‘gailius46’ is Flavio ‘LendaFlavio’ Costa, with 11 victories. It makes sense, with 132 cashes in a month, one would hope that a number of them would be outright wins. For Costa, that number puts him at an 8% rate of closing out a tournament. To prove the importance of going deep, his 8% victory rate accounts for nearly 30% of his earnings for the month, taking home $2138 of his $7338 in victories.
Canada’s ‘BLaaZeKuSH’ locked up a win in six tournaments on 888poker in September, good for third on the list of victories. The Canadian also made the top 10 in the number of cashes with 60 and earned $7,239 in total cash during the month. He is less than $25,000 away from earning the prestigious $1,000,000 lifetime earnings badge and if continues to grind the last quarter the way did in September, there’s a good shot he’ll hit it by the New Year.
888poker Top 10 Winners In August