XL Eclipse: ‘Smithstudent’ Dominates Eight Max For XL Eclipse Win

888poker’s XL Eclipse is headed into the home stretch.

It was another action-packed Wednesday on 888poker as their popular XL Eclipse series hits the final stretch. With over $240,000 in guarantees spread over 13 contests, players got busy taking advantage of juiced prize pools and getting warmed up for the race to the Main Event this weekend.

A pair of Russian players dominated the day’s theme of Eight Max tournaments. ‘Smithstudent’ was the big winner of the day claiming $10,920.80 for his victory in Event #137 ($109 $50,000 8-Max NLHE). His heads-up win came at the expense of PocketFiver Bruno Ribeiro ‘brgomes21’ Gomes who walked away with just over $8,000 for his second-place finish. The “Mini” version of the Eight Max, Event #138 ($12 $10,000 Mini Eight Max NLHE) turned into the largest tournament of the day, drawing 1,190 runners and won by ‘Deeagle’ for over $2,300.

PocketFives.com members earned XL Eclipse titles in a number of events on Tuesday. ‘alexos888’ took down Event #139 ($35 35,000 Wednesday Challenge NLHE). The tournament was one of the best values of the day and brought the Canadian one of the largest paydays of the evening, $8,035.20. PocketFiver ‘BehindSpace’ was the runner-up, taking home a sizable $5,803.20 for his $35 investment.

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Yet another Russian player took home the top spot when ‘CalmRevolver’ won Event #132 ($55 $15,000 Breeze NLHE). With his $3,318,52 prize, ‘CalmRevolver’ is knocking on a top-200 Worldwide PocketFives.com ranking and nearly $650,000 in lifetime earning. Additionally, ‘bezfrke’ and ‘drbones666’ also added XL Eclipse championships to their online poker resumes.

XL Eclipse Day 11 Winners














# Event Buy In Payout
131 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHE $109 $6,132.40*
132 $15,000 Breeze NLHE $55 $3,318,52
134 $20,000 Crocodile NLHE $160 $6,450
135 $15,000 Swordfish NLHE $30 $3,064.21
136 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE $55 $4,579
137 $50,000 8-Max NLHE $109 $10,920.80
138 $10,000 Mini 8-Max NLHE $12 $2,334.78
139 $35,000 Wednesday Challenge NLHE $35 $8,035.20
140 $15,000 Tornado NLHE $109 $4,876
141 $10,000 Turbo 8-Max NLHE $30 $2,109.28
142 $20,000 Americas NLHE $160 2,168.32
143 $5,000 Turbo Americas $55 $1,233.86*

* denotes final table deal