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  1. 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’
  2. Prepare to rise and grind once again as 888poker’s super-sized XL online series is right around the corner. From September 13-23, 888poker’s popular XL Eclipse returns offering over $2.8 million in guarantees over the course of 34 events. This season, as opposed to throwing themselves into the early September madness of both partypoker’s POWERFEST and PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker, 888poker have separated themselves from the pack with a later starting date and a succinct schedule allowing them to be the primary focus of the online tournament world at the end of September.
  3. Wednesday's them for the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule was the PKO. The best bounty hunters in the online poker world were out in full force as all three events on the mid-week slate featured the PKO format. Overlays a very rare occurrence with XL Eclipse and Wednesday was no exception. All of Wednesday's events surpassed their posted guarantee with ease, including the biggest event of the day, the $109 buy-in $50,000 PKO which drew 471 entrants, 141 of which rebought in pursuit of an XL title. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] X
  4. 888poker’s 2019 XL Eclipse championship online poker series has officially hit the halfway mark as players begin to get hyped up for Sunday’s $250 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed Main Event. That’s not to say that there aren’t still big-time tournaments to be played and Tuesday’s XL Eclipse schedule was proof of that as players, including the current #1-ranked player on the All-Time Online Money List, battled for over $150,000 in prize pools across three different ‘High Roller’ tournaments. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] XL Eclips
  5. After the successful opening night for 888poker’s XL Eclipse, the online site rolled out a schedule of their popular PKO tournaments to keep the momentum going on Day 2. There was never a doubt that the trio of tournaments would be packed with players, it was just how many would show up on a Friday night. With $60,000 in total guarantees up for grabs, players put off their weekend plans for a few hours and got down to the business of bounty hunting helping each of the three contests crush their guarantees. XL Eclipse #4 - $30,000 PKO Buy-in: $55 Entries: 541 Prize pool: $36,600 The spo
  6. 888poker’s 2019 XL Eclipse is right around the corner. The upcoming 11-day championship online poker series starts on September 12 and offers players 34 events with over $1.4 million in total guarantees. The series gives 888poker grinders an excellent opportunity to not just boost their bankroll, but also add a coveted XL Championship tile to their poker resume. The XL Eclipse schedule offers something new every day by providing at least three tournaments with a specific theme. From their popular PKO tournaments to playing short-handed, XL Eclipse provides players a chance to show off th
  7. [caption width="640"] Players helped raise much-needed funds on Tuesday during 888poker's XL Eclipse[/caption] On Tuesday, 888poker's XL Eclipse offered giant guarantees with enormous payouts, but the main focus of the day was raising money for those in need. Of the 11 events on the day's slate, three were branded as “Chip-In!” tournaments – where all the tournament fees would be donated to the REG charity of choice, Against Malaria Foundation. The Against Malaria Foundation takes 100% of all donations and uses the funds to purchase long-lasting insecticidal nets, distributing them to peo
  8. [caption width="640"] There were 13 new tournaments on Monday during 888poker's XL Eclipse.[/caption] In addition to the return of PLO to the XL Eclipse schedule, 888poker unveiled their latest tournament theme catered to those players who always want to know “what'd you have?” A pair of “ShowMe!” tournaments added a new wrinkle to the game where every winning hand would be revealed. Every bluff, every value bet and everything in between – if it dragged the pot, the table got to see it. In Event #118 ($55 $10,000 ShowMe! NLHE) it would be Russian player 'ElGradiente' who not only
  9. May is a massive month for online poker and starting on May 14 888poker will join the party with the return their XL Inferno online poker series. XL Inferno features 34 events spread over 11 days of action and promises more than $1.5 million in total prize money. The series is one of the best values on the 888poker calendar for poker players and this year there’s even more for grinders to fight for as the online poker site has boosted the guarantee in some of the most popular tournaments on the schedule. 888poker is known for its XL Championships. They run three times a year (XL Blizzard
  10. It was opening day for 888poker’s entry into September’s online poker frenzy as the 34-event XL Eclipse series got underway on Thursday. Boasting over $1.4 million in total guarantees, the value-heavy series gives grinders another championship tournament series to add to their calendars. Traditionally, the Opening Events for 888poker’s XL tournaments bring in big numbers. The start of XL Eclipse held that tradition with all three tournaments on the schedule crushing their guarantees and providing big returns for those players who were able to fade the jam-packed fields. [ptable zone="Glo
  11. 888poker’s XL Eclipse weekend schedule got underway with a trio of their signature Crazy 8’s tournaments on Saturday. Day 3 offered players another $57,000 in guaranteed prize pools and plenty of four-figure paydays to be won. ‘LeetRunGoot’ Ran Good Canada’s ‘LeetRunGoot’ did what his name implies and ran good all the way to the winner’s circle in Event #6: $30,000 Crazy 8. As one of the more popular tournaments on the schedule, 305 players put up their $88 buy-in to help push the prize pool to $35,280. This being the biggest tournament of the day, meant that ‘LeetRunGoot’ was the biggest
  12. 888poker’s multi-million dollar online series XL Eclipse kicked off on Thursday. Three starting events were on the schedule and a total of $145,000 in guaranteed money was up for grabs. Check out some of the headlines and highlights from XL Eclipse Day 1. ChipsFool Takes Closes Out The Opener PocketFiver Richard ‘ChipsFool’ Hoadley surpassed $1.4 million in lifetime earnings by winning XL Eclipse Event #1: $100,000 Opening Event for $18,787.50. He topped the field of 707 runners to claim the first title of the 34 XL Eclipse events. The five-figure score was the largest payday of Day 1. Cu
  13. 888poker’s 2018 XL Eclipse online series took place in September resulting in huge scores for plenty of PocketFivers. At the top of the list is the winner of the XL Eclipse $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event, Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky. It’s no surprise really as he binked the largest score of the entire series by defeating fellow top-10 ranked pro ‘C Darwin2’ for the mammoth $187,500 payday. Romanovsky cashed in four different XL Eclipse events and along with a final table appearance in the September 16 edition of the $50,000 Whale, racked up a total of $194,111 in earnings on 888poker. Hi
  14. [caption width="640"] 888poker's XL Eclipse offers over 0,000 in guarantees on Saturday.[/caption] The penultimate day of 888poker's XL Eclipse was one of their biggest yet. With over $300,000 in guarantees spread over 13 tournaments, including a trio of 6-Max tournaments, there was plenty of money up for grabs before Sunday's super-sized schedule and the $1,500,000 XL Eclipse Main Event. While not the biggest tournament score of the day, Russia's 'Kaktus26rus' took down the first event on Saturday, Event #168 ($109 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHE), for $4,576. If that screen name so
  15. [caption width="640"] A pair of PocketFivers claimed their second titles during 888poker's XL Eclipse[/caption] On Saturday, during their online mega-series XL Eclipse, 888poker offered three different versions of their popular signature “Crazy 8” event while providing over $330,000 in guarantees. The combination of both helped make Saturday one of the most popular days so far as a completed full week of XL Eclipse action is in the books. The marquee event of the day was Event #86 ($88 $88,000 Crazy 8 NLHE). Boasting the largest guarantee of the day at $88,000, the themed tournament
  16. [caption width="640"] Knockdown, drag-out action over at 888poker during XL Eclipse on Friday.[/caption] There were bounty hunters abound during the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule on Friday. For the first time since the start of the series, players had an extra incentive to go for the kill in the form of bounty tournaments. In fact, as not to overwork players before a massive online poker weekend, there were only eleven tournaments on tap, three of which were of the popular bounty format. Current Worldwide #3-ranked player, 'tutten7', was back in action poised for his second title of t
  17. [caption width="640"] XL Eclipse continues to offer more action everyday at 888poker[/caption] XL Eclipse was in full swing on Wednesday, offering up another hefty slate of online tournaments with enticing guarantees to match. 888poker fired up another 13 events of their September poker series and with them nearly a quarter million dollars was up for grabs. While not the biggest buy-in of the day at $109, the largest prize offering was in Event #47. The Eight Max No Limit Hold’em format offered a $50,000 guarantee which was quickly annihilated as the 607 entrants (and their 325 rebuy
  18. [caption width="640"] XL Eclipse provided an action packed Monday at 888poker[/caption] 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 am
  19. [caption width="640"] 888poker's XL Eclipse offers some of the biggest online buy-ins of the season.[/caption] 888poker's massive online tournament series XL Eclipse is right around the corner. With over 197 events in a scant 15 days, starting on Sunday, September 10, and over $9 million in guaranteed money up for grabs, the schedule of events has more than earned it's XL moniker. While there is something for everybody in the varied schedule, for the high-rolling online tournament community it's going to be a September to remember. So whether you are a high-stakes reg or an enthusias
  20. Saturday was the penultimate day of the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule with $65,000 worth of guarantees to be fought over. And players did fight for it - six-handed. Three tournaments, all Six Max, surpassed their guarantees and provided players one last chance to get in the game before the start of Sunday’s $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event. Here’s all of the Six Max action that kicked off the final XL Eclipse weekend. ‘Kannwas’ Chops With Arsenii ‘josef_shevjk’ Karmatskiy In the spotlight tournament of the day, Event #28: $30,000 6-Max, Austria’s ‘Kannwas’ made a heads-up deal with Russian
  21. Day two of 888poker’s fall online poker super series XL Eclipse offered a pair of twin tournaments and $40,000 in guaranteed prize pools. Friday’s action may have been limited, but even with only two events on the schedule, the players flocked to the tournaments and helped both tournaments exceed their posted guarantees. Canada’s ‘alexos888’ Wins The Day PocketFiver ‘alexos888’ took home the largest payday of the day with his victory in Event #4: $20,000 Twins Royal. Though both tournaments were identical in every way in terms of buy-in and structure, the first of the two events brought
  22. The penultimate day of 888poker’s XL Eclipse championship online poker series took place on Saturday as players registered for a trio of 6-Max tournaments in a final bid to capture an XL title before the $500,000 GTD Main Event on Sunday. Players seemed happy to stay in on a Saturday night as all three tournaments exceeded their promised guarantees. Rather than play for the promised $65,000 in guarantees, the players pushed the total prize pools on the evening over $87,000. XL Eclipse #29 - $30,000 6-Max Buy-in: $109 Entries: 296 Prize pool: $43,200 It took just under eight-and-a-half
  23. It was back-to-back nights for the 888poker bounty hunters as Thursday night’s XL Eclipse schedule once again featured a trio of PKO tournaments. Proving the continued popularity of Progressive Knockouts, all three tournaments more than handily bested their posted guarantee including the $50,000 PKO 8-Max spotlight tournament which crushed its guarantee by more than $20,000. The only major difference between Wednesday’s and Thursday’s schedule was that all three Thursday tournaments came in at a slightly higher price point, resulting in more money up for grabs. Also, all of the events we
  24. 888poker’s XL Eclipse championship online poker series continued on Monday as players looked to start their week off on the right foot by adding an XL title to their resume. Another $45,000 worth of guarantees were at stake as the trio of schedule tournaments were all ‘Rebuy & Add-On’ tournaments. With players having the option to fire multiple times as well as tack on extra chips, all of the buy-ins were modestly priced, including one of the cheapest tournaments on the schedule in the $5.50 Mini R&A. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Po
  25. Sunday was the biggest day yet of 888poker’s 2019 XL Eclipse Championship online poker series as $180,000 of the total $1.4 million guaranteed money was on the table for the Sunday grinders to battle over. The day featured four ‘Tune Up’ tournaments, each intended to whet players’ appetite in anticipation of next Sunday’s $250 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed Main Event. It doesn’t take much to entice players to fire in high-value contests on a Sunday which 888poker proved as all four of the XL Eclipse tournaments surpassed their guarantees. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone=

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