XL Eclipse: ‘CllsDntMttr’ Wins XL Eclipse Main Event For $273K

888poker’s XL Eclipse came to an end on Sunday with over .3 million in guarantees.

The conclusion of 888poker’s 197-event super-sized poker series, XL Eclipse, took place on Sunday with over $2.3 million guaranteed over the final 17 tournaments. Players registered in droves, driving prize pools to over $350,000 in excess of the already massive promised amounts. Anchored by the $1,500,000 Main Event, the day saw some of the biggest names in online poker clashing in an effort to take home some of the largest prizes of the entire series.

The biggest winner of the day was ‘CllsDntMttr’ who outlasted all 1,149 players who took their shot at the XL Eclipse Main Event, Event #189 ($1,050 $1,500,000 guaranteed), for $273,037.60. The Main Event title was the second of the series for ‘CllsDntMttr’, as the German also won Event #10 for over $60,000 back on Day 1, easily making the grinder the biggest winner by far of the 15 days. Former Worldwide Top-10 ranked Alen ‘thrust.’ Bilic was the runner-up cashing for $198,374, his largest online cash to date.

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Another intense battle that lasted deep into the evening was in Event #184 ($215 $150,000 Mega Deep). In the end, it would be Malta’s ‘neverfoldQ5’ taking the first place prize of $38,559.40 by defeating ‘YourMagical’ in heads-up play. ‘neverfoldQ5’ had been denied his first title by Parker ‘888tonkaaaa’ Talbot earlier in the series], but on Sunday he hung on for one of the largest cashes of his career. Right behind the top two finishers was Ukrane’s #1-ranked player and two-time XL Eclipse champion, Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky. His third-place finish came with a payday of just over $20,000, his second largest XL Eclipse score.

Former worldwide #1-ranked online professional Nicolas ‘Pkaiser’ Fierro showed once again why he’s one of the best by taking down the stacked field of Event #192 ($109 $80,000 Sunday Challenge NLHE). The tournament carried one of the larger guarantees of the day and the Chile’s #1 player took home just over $16,000 for his efforts as well as his second XL Eclipse title of the series. There were plenty of names battling it out in this event including Brazil’s Marco Aurelio ‘Lellusion’ Fernandes who finished in 3rd, the white-hot ‘ARARAT800’ who bubbled the final table in 10th and 888poker ambassador Chris ‘888Moorman’ Moorman who once again made a deep run, but ended up in 18th.

Conor ‘grandma1954’ Beresford, the current #10-ranked Worldwide player, also found himself taking a large chunk of Sunday’s prize pool when he won Event #194 ($215 $45,000 Turbo Mega Deep NLHE) for just over $10,000. The UK’s #1 player defeated ‘PairDrawGood’ heads-up, marking his 4th top 20 finish of the XL Eclipse series and his first victory. Pocketfiver, and former Worldwide #1-ranked professional,‘p000cket000’, who had won this very event back on Day One of the series, battled for the top spot but ended up taking 3rd for $5,520.

Pocketfiver ‘matijastars’ outlasted one of the largest fields of the day when he bested the 1,724 runners in Event #186 ($22 $40,000 Mini Mega Deep NLHE). With nearly $50,000 in the prize pool the Croatian player banked $8,384.19 along with his first XL Eclipse title. Additionally, the cash was an online career high for him, also putting him over $250,000 in total lifetime earnings.

Other PocketFivers scoring big and taking down titles on the final Sunday of the series included Canada’s Ted ‘Travel99’ Sorensen in Event #193 ($109 $25,000 Sunday Tornado NLHE), Poland’s #1-ranked grinder ‘GramNaKartke’ who made a heads-up deal for $7,813.54 with previous XL Eclipse champ ‘Farrugia_1’. Also wrapping up the series with big victories were ‘AboldMove’ in Event #196 ($109 $20,000 Turbo Main Event NLHE) and Brazil’s Luis Eduardo ‘EducardoGarcia’ Garcia who won Event #185 ($215 $60,000 Sunday Crocodile NLHE for $12,451.21 putting him just 3 cashes shy of 1000 lifetime money finishes.

XL Eclipse Day 15 Winners



















# Event Buy In Payout
181 $30,000 Sunday Lightning NLHE $109 $7,813.54*
182 $45,000 Sunday Breeze NLHE $55 $8,100
183 $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish NLHE $30 $5,496.44
184 $150,000 Mega Deep NLHE $160 $38,559.40
185 $60,000 Sunday Crocodile NLHE $215 $12,451.72
186 $40,000 Mini Mega Deep NLHE $22 $8,384.19
187 $20,000 Sunday Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,804.87
188 $45,000 Sunday Monsoon NLHE $55 $9,430.10
189 $1,500,000 Main Event NLHE $1,050 $273,037.60
190 $200,000 Mini Main Event NLHE $215 $62,730
191 $50,000 Micro Main Event NLHE $30 $11,288.31
192 $80,000 Sunday Challenge NLHE $109 $16,119.40
193 $25,000 Sunday Tornado NLHE $109 $5,375
194 $45,000 Turbo Mega Deep NLHE $215 $10,005
195 $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep NLHE $22 $3692.02
196 $20,000 Turbo Main Event NLHE $109 $4,300
197 $10,000 Super Turbo Main Event NLHE $75 $2,669.61

* denotes final table deal