XL Eclipse: Parker ‘tonkaaaa’ Talbot, ‘tutten7’ Score Sunday Wins

Guarantees were smashed on Day 1 of 888poker’s XL Eclipse

Two weeks worth of anticipated online action kicked off on Sunday as 888poker‘s mammoth, 197-event online poker series, XL Eclipse, finally arrived. The action got off to a fast start with 16 featured No Limit Hold’em events taking place throughout the day. The $1.2 million in Sunday’s guarantees were shattered as over 15,000 entrants took their shots at the approximately $1,389,000 in prize money awarded on Sunday.

Perhaps no one was more excited to have the series begin than Germany’s ‘CllsDntMttr’, who after battling through the tough field of 218, came out on top and took home Sunday’s largest prize. Not only was Event #10 ($1,050 $250,000 Whale No Limit Hold’em) marked as one of the marquee high-rolling tournaments of the series, but it carried with it a hefty $64,826.50 payday.

A number notable online names joined ‘CllsDntMttr‘ in the winner’s circle on Sunday. None of those names more well-known than 888poker ambassador and popular online Twitch streamer, Parker ‘tonkaaaa’ Talbot. While perhaps not the largest payday of his extensive career, Talbot took down Event #12 ($109 $30,000 Sunday Tornado No Limit Hold’em), for $6,450 after besting online grinder ‘neverfoldQ5’ heads-up for the title. Xuan ‘888xuan’ Liu joined Talbot at that final table, eventually finishing in fifth.

The current #3-ranked online player in the world, ‘tutten7’ (aka ‘Lena900’) also found his way to finishing out a final table. The Swede took the top spot in the second largest tournament of XL Eclipse’s opening day, Event #4 ($215 $150,000 Mega Deep No Limit Hold’em) defeating over 730 runners to take home the $28,050 first place prize.

Plenty of PocketFives.com members had success on Day 1, including ‘ivljanin’, ‘Tatko3’ and ‘LeshiyAS’, all of whom started the series off right by ending up with victories.

XL Eclipse Day 1 Winners















# Event Buy In Payout
1 $30,000 Sunday Lightning NLHE $109 $11,109
3 $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish NLHE $30 $6,086.85
4 $150,000 Mega Deep NLHE $215 $28,050
5 $40,000 Mini Mega Deep NLHE $22 DreamLikeMe $8,262.58
6 $20,000 Sunday Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,626.79*
7 $300,000 Opening Event NLHE $160 $58,270.50
8 $50,000 Mini Opening Event NLHE $12 $9,091.90
9 $45,000 Sunday Monsoon NLHE $55 $8,145
10 $250,000 Whale NLHE $1050 $64,826.50
11 $100,000 Sunday Challenge NLHE $109 $20,252.10
12 $30,000 Sunday Tornado NLHE $109 $6,450
13 $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep NLHE $215 $10,647.99*
14 $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep NLHE $22 $3,892.15*
15 $30,000 Turbo Opening Event NLHE $55 $5,047.29*
16 $10,000 Super Turbo Opening Event NLHE $75 NEONTIGER $2,609.75

* denotes final table deal