XL Eclipse: #5-Ranked Robin ‘Inho’ Ylitalo Takes XL Title, $21K

Number 5-ranked tournament player, ‘Inho’ leads the way in Day 5 XL Eclipse action.

PocketFives.com current Worldwide #5-ranked player Robin ‘Inho’ Ylitalo found himself atop the payouts at the end of Thursday’s slate of XL Eclipse tournaments over on 888poker. The 13-event grouping brought with it over $350,000 in guarantees as the poker series has now completed one-third of its scheduled 197 events.

One of online poker’s most prolific players, Sweden’s Ylitalo took down the tournament with the largest guarantee of the day, Event #62 ($215 $100,000 Quarterback NLHE) by defeating Germany’s ‘luckyr1ver‘, who was at his 2nd final table of the day. Ylitalo walked with $21,356 to add to his already impressive accumulation of over $8,000,000 in lifetime earnings.

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Of course, he wasn’t the only Pocketfiver making moves on this day as a number of ranked players climbed the leaderboards for victories in their respective tournaments. Ukraine’s #5-ranked tournament pro, ‘GSwarrior30’, toppled Event #56 ($30 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish NLHE) for $3,691.87 while Avtaliono ‘kavkazbear’ Ibinosov from Cyprus nearly matched a career-best cash for himself when he claimed the title in Event #61 ($55 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE) for $4,791.15.

Paul ‘xxCelticFCxx’ Febers had a great day on the tables as the Glaswegian first place finish in Event #63 ($44 $30,000 Mini Quarterback NLHE) was good for $6,466,54, another one of the largest hauls of the day. Additionally, Brazil’s Eli ‘quibedoneto’ Fagundes earned an XL Eclipse title by defeating the 940 runners in Event #64 ($12 $25,000 Tuesday Challenge NLHE).

XL Eclipse Day 5 Winners















# Event Buy In Payout
54 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max $109 $5,616
55 $15,000 Breeze NLHE $55 $3,943.54
56 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,691.87
57 $20,000 Crocodile NLHE $160 $6,675.75
58 $15,000 Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,355.80
59 $50,000 R&A NLHE $55 $10,706.50
60 $10,000 Mini R&A NLHE $5 $2,248.97
61 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE $55 $4,791.15
62 $100,000 Quarterback NLHE $215 $21,356
63 $30,000 Mini Quarterback NLHE $44 $6,466.54
64 $25,000 Tuesday Challenge NLHE $12 $5,162.02
65 $15,000 Tornado NLHE $109 $4,751.50
66 $25,000 Turbo Quarterback NLHE $109 $5,368.12