XL Eclipse: Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky Wins High Roller Title #2


XL Eclipse unleashed the first of the High Roller contests on Tuesday

One of the most anticipated tournaments on the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule was Event #36, the $2100 buy-in, $500,000 Guaranteed High Roller. That, along with its $215 Mini High Roller and the nine additional contests that took place Tuesday meant that there was $950,000 in guaranteed money up for grabs.

In what has been a rarity during XL Eclipse, as most tournaments have been crushing their guarantees, there was a little extra value to be had in both of the day’s big buy-in events. In Event #36 ($2100 $500,000 High Roller) and Event #37 ($215 $200,000 Mini High Roller) there was a little bit of overlay, providing players fewer runners to have to defeat in order to get to the big money. And there was big money to be had.

In Event #36, XL Eclipse crowned it’s first two-time winner when the #1-ranked Ukranian professional, Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky, topped the stacked High Roller event for his second win and the first six-figure score of the series. Romanovsky, fresh off his victory over Parker ‘tonkaaaa’ Talbot yesterday, defeated Laszlo ‘lacibaby64’ Bujtas for the $107,500 prize. Runner-up Bujtas grabbed $77,500 as a consolation.

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Malta’s Pim ‘SuprNintend0’ de Goede emerged victorious in the second largest tournament of the day. Event #37 ($215 $200,000 Mini High Roller) saw 658 runners take their shot, but only de Goede survived, banking a healthy $37,500 score for his victory.

Brazil’s Pedro ‘gusma’ Madeira also added to his already impressive $3 million+ lifetime earnings total with a victory in Event #39 ($109 $15,000 Tornado) and he was joined by fellow PocketFivers Christian ‘progree69’ Sampaoli and ‘sheikkkeri’ who also ended up with victories on Day 3 of the series.

XL Eclipse Day 3 Winners













# Event Buy In Payout
30 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHF $109 $5,070
31 $15,000 Breeze NLHE $55 $3,076.65
32 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,434.06
33 $40,000 Crocodile NLHE $160 $8,282.25
34 $15,000 Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,298.66
35 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE $55 $4,810.05
36 $500,000 High Roller NLHE $2100 $107,500
37 $200,000 Mini High Roller NLHE $215 $37,500
38 $50,000 Tuesday Challenge NLHE $109 $9,884.70
39 $15,000 Tornado NLHE $109 $3,979
40 $65,000 Turbo High Roller NLHE $160 $13,292.50