XL Eclipse: Former #1-ranked Nicolas ‘PKaiser’ Fierro Earns Victory

XL Eclipse provided an action packed Monday at 888poker

Monday brought with it a new slate of XL Eclipse tournaments over at 888poker. The online site sought to kick off the work week with $175,000 worth of guarantees spread out over 13 events, including the first Pot Limit Omaha offerings on the XL Eclipse schedule.

Online players flocked to the 888poker tables, helping the series, once again, exceed their posted guarantees for the day by well over $50,000. All done, there was roughly $239,000 awarded from the XL Eclipse prize pools.

888poker ambassador Parker ‘tonkaaaa’ Talbot almost became the first two-time XL Eclipse winner. Talbot made a run at the top spot while of Event #27 ($109 $15,000 Tornado No Limit Hold’em). In the end though, Talbot was denied in a heads-up battle with the current #1 ranked player in the Ukraine, Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky. Talbot had to settle for a second place finish and $3,844 to go along with his victory Sunday. Online legend Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman also made a deep run in the event, eventually finishing in 12th.

The largest tournament of the day, Event #20 ($160 $20,000 Crocodile No Limit Hold’em), was on pace to offer the largest payout of the day, having exceeded its guarantee by over $10,000. A three-way deal at the final table between ‘harrrmonica’, ‘germaxii’ and the eventual winner ‘Magicooo22’ flattened out the payouts at the top. Even with the deal, longtime online grinder ‘Magicooo22’ still walked with over $5,000, good for one of the four largest payouts of the day.

Also, of note, Nicolas ‘PKaiser’ Fierro – the current #10-ranked online poker player in the PocketFives.com worldwide rankings – walked away with a victory in Event #17 ($109 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max) as did fellow PocketFivers Kevin ‘kevlar1991’ Frame and ‘pokerdave128’.

XL Eclipse Day 2 Winners













# Event Buy In Payout
17 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHE $109 $5,564
18 $15,000 Breeze NLHE $55 $3,780.43
20 $20,000 Crocodile NLHE $160 Magicooo22 $5,154.61*
21 $15,000 Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,855.33
22 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE $55 $5,657.55
23 $15,000 Omaha PLO $109 $3,900
24 $5,000 Mini Omaha PLO $12 $953.59*
25 $10,000 Monday Royal NLHE $22 $2,300.29*
26 $10,000 Monday Flush NLHE $22 $2,531.25
27 $15,000 Tornado NLHE $109 $5,332
28 $15,000 Snap NLHE $55 $3,225
29 $5,000 Mini Snap NLHE $5 $1,073.71

* denotes final table deal