XL Eclipse: ‘Apsauginis’ Knocks Out #3-Ranked ‘tutten7’ For $6K

Knockdown, drag-out action over at 888poker during XL Eclipse on Friday.

There were bounty hunters abound during the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule on Friday. For the first time since the start of the series, players had an extra incentive to go for the kill in the form of bounty tournaments. In fact, as not to overwork players before a massive online poker weekend, there were only eleven tournaments on tap, three of which were of the popular bounty format.

Current Worldwide #3-ranked player, ‘tutten7’, was back in action poised for his second title of the XL Eclipse series in Event #73 ($30,000 Knockout NLHE) the largest tournament on Friday’s schedule. The Swedish phenom had a roughly 2:1 chip lead in the middle of heads-up play but was upended late by Lithuanian’s ‘Apsauginis’ who, in a matter of hands, took the lead and closed out the tournament for the top prize of the day, $6135 (+$328 in bounties). As the runner-up, ‘tutten7’ banked $4,500 (+$328 in bounties) which should push his lifetime online total to over $7.5 million.

Event #75 ($35 $25,000 Challenge NLHE) was the best bang-for-your-buck tournament of the day with its modest buy-in and aggressive guarantee. It attracted the most runners of any tournament on the schedule with 824 entries, all of which were faded by Brazil’s ‘Naollmin’ who turned his $35 into $4,772,60 with his victory.

PocketFives members were well represented in the winner’s circle on this day capturing no fewer than four titles. Former top-ten ranked online player ‘overthetop43’ chopped up the first event of the day, Event #67 ($109 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHE), capturing the title but taking a little less, $4051.13, than ‘ihavenoboss’, who came in 2nd. Gytis ‘peledazmogis’ Lazauninkas scored victory in Event #68 ($55 $15,000 Breeze NLHE) as did Ukraine’s ‘Bestolo4’ in Event #69 ($30 $15,000 Deepstack NLHE).

In the theme of the day, it was Finland’s ‘gifuhorna’ who racked up the bounties and the win in Event #75 ($10,000 Turbo Knockout NLHE) adding $2,311.25 (+ $250 in bounties) to his already over $3 million in lifetime cashes.

XL Eclipse Day 6 Winners













# Event Buy In Payout
67 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHE $109 $4,051.13*
68 $15,000 Breeze NLHE $55 $3,067.50
69 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,007.76
70 $20,000 Crocodile NLHE $160 $4,708.50
71 $15,000 Swordfish NLHE $30 $2,910.60
72 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE $55 $3,838
73 $30,000 Knockout NLHE $150 2,168.32 (+ $328)
74 $15,000 Mini Knockout NLHE $35 $3,271.87 (+ $82.50)
75 $25,000 Friday Challenge NLHE $35 $4,772.60
76 $15,000 Tornado NLHE $109 $3,613.37*
77 $10,000 Turbo Knockout NLHE $75 $2,311.25 (+ $240)

* denotes final table deal