There was another $45,000 in guarantees up for grabs during Day 5 of 888poker’s online poker series XL Eclipse. Monday’s theme was Rebuy & Add-on. Two tournaments were on the schedule that allowed players to buy their way in for as little as $5 and win themselves four-figure sums.
Let’s Make A Deal
In the larger of the two events, Event #14: $30,000 R&A Event the final two players made a deal heads-up that guaranteed both of the player’s paydays of over $6,000. After the deal was made the pair player it out to determine the official winner of the tournament and it was Switzerland’s ‘onyvapapaa1’ that took home the win. He earned $6,089.54 for victory but that turned out not to be the day’s largest score. Finishing as the runner-up, Lithuania’s ‘PiktasVilkas’ negotiated himself the bulk of the prize pool. The PocketFiver banked $6,477.59 for the silver finish, a career-high cash.
There were 922 players that jumped into Event #15: $15,000 Mini R&A hoping to get max value for their $5. Russia’s ‘Artdom’ made the most of his money, turning his initial investment into a $2,700 payday. Of the 117 players that cashed four of them managed to 200x their money and pull in a four-figure score.
|Event||Buy-In||Entries||Prize Pool||Places Paid||Winner||Country||Prize|
|Event #14: $30,000 R&A||$55||288||$35,450||36||onyvapapaa1||Switzerland||$6,089.54*|
|Event #15: $15,000 Mini R&A||$5||922||$15,000||117||Artdom||Russia||$2,700.00|
Another Final Table For ‘resilience32’
Monday was Day 5 of the series and after 15 events had been completed Germany’s ‘resilience32’ has found his way to three final tables. That makes the PocketFives member the first to do so in 2018. He’s is also the first to earn one the bonus $600 tournament tickets.
‘resilience32’ finished in seventh place in Event #15 for $456.
Another notable name featured at one of the final tables was Swedish savant Jonathan ‘Pot4teUS’ Hellman (playing under his 888poker screen name ‘Namlleh’). The former top-10 ranked grinder wrapped up Event #14 in eighth place for $886.25. He’ll add that amount to his already over $6.3 million in career earnings.
PocketFivers Firing On Monday
In addition to Hellman and ‘resilience32’ a number of PocketFivers made deep runs on Monday.
Matveychuk ‘EyeofSkadi’ Roman finished in third place in Event #14 for just over $4,000. The Russian pro, not only has over $5 million in career earnings, but is one of the most prolific earners of online Triple Crowns, currently tied for eighth on the list.
The UK’s James ‘BL1NDRAZOR’ Walsh busted in fifth place behind Roman for $2,056 and completing that final table was Austria’s #2-ranked player ‘iBustYa888’ who earned $673 for making it to ninth place.
One of the biggest days on the XL Eclipse happens on Tuesday as the $200,000 High Roller gets underway. The $2,600 buy-in is the largest of the series. If history repeats itself, all of the top tier online professional will be firing in an effort to earn a healthy five-figure score.
XL Eclipse Event #16 – $200,000 High Roller – $2,600
XL Eclipse Event #17 – 100,000 Mini High Roller – $215
XL Eclipse Event #18 – $30,000 Late Hight Roller – $160