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888poker XL Eclipse Day 15: 'CllsDntMttr' Wins Main Event For $273,038

888poker XL Eclipse Day 15: "CllsDntMttr" Wins Main Event For $273,038!
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  • A total of 183 players in the 197-event series qualified for the XL Eclipse Champion of Champions Event.

On the final day of the 888poker XL Eclipse Series, there were 17 tournaments on the schedule to wrap up the 197-event series.

Most of the attention went to the $1,500,000 Main Event, which had a buy-in of $1,050. This was the highlight on Day 15 but there was more with some big winners in other events. Let's see who took down the Main Event and the other events on this final day of the series.

XL Eclipse #189 - $1,500,000 Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$1,050September 241,149$1,562,000

The tournament started at 6 p.m. GMT, but with five hours of late registration, players had the option to start a bit later. At the end of registration, there were 1,149 players and 413 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $1,562,000. For the winner, it would be a massive payday of $273,038.

Jon "chut_up" Van Fleet, Chris "888Moorman" Moorman, Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser, Steven "Kale333" Van Zadelhoff, Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer, Natalie "888NatalieH" Hof and Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov busted pretty quickly and well before the money.

Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche, Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren, Anton "anteen" Bertilsson, Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker and Parker "888tonkaaaa" Talbot also played but didn't manage to reach the stage of the tournament where money was awarded.

The bubble burst when "Mad_Martigan" lost all his chips and ended in 145th place. After that, familiar faces like Scott "AggroSantos" Margereson, Sergio "zcedrick" Aido and Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert busted. The final table was reached after Niklas "tutten7" Astedt finished in 11th place and was followed by "prebzzz" in 10th place.

On the final table, "Litt_it_up" (ninth - $17,963) and "unbezieglar" (eight, $31,240) were eliminated in quick succession before "KTBFFH89" ended in seventh place for $46,860. After that, the tournament saw "Sjapster" (sixth - $62,480) and "KURDEdersim" (fifth - $78,100) leave before play slowed down with four players left.

After a long period with four players, the tournament went down to three players. "poirierfrncs" busted in fourth place for $110,902 after losing his chips with {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} against the pocket kings of "CllsDntMttr". Just a few minutes later, "CllsDntMttr" also busted "purplegerbil" in third place for $148,390.

The German started the heads-up with a 3-1 chip lead against "thrust.". It didn't take long to decide the tournament after winning with {K-Hearts}{K-Spades} against {A-Clubs}{9-Spades} for all the chips. "CllsDntMttr" secured himself of the XL Eclipse Main Event title and the first prize of $273,038!

“CllsDntMttr” also won Event #10: $250,000 Whale for $64,826.50 on Day 1 of the XL Eclipse, so he captured major titles on the first and the last day to bookend the series. It's been a good few months as he also took downt the $80,000 Mega Deep for over $15,000 on July 9.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1CllsDntMttrGermany$273,038
2thrust.Bosnia and Herzegovina$198,374
3purplegerbilFinland$148,390
4poirierfrncsCanada$110,902
5KURDEdersimSweden$78,100
6SjapsterNetherlands$62,480
7KTBFFH89Denmark$46,860
8unbezieglarGermany$31,240
9Litt_it_upUnited Kingdom$17,963

XL Eclipse #181 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 24253$43,000

The XL Eclipse #181 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max had a total of 235 players. Czech Republic's "GramNaKartke" snagged the title and $7,814.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1GramNaKartkeCzech Republic$7,814*
2Farrugia_1Malta$8,247*
3Christopher "NigDawG" BrammerUnited Kingdom$4,945
4streetdekorCzech Republic$3,440
5H0NKERMexico$2,580
6HiHighLionNetherlands$1,720

*Reflects a final table deal

XL Eclipse #182 - $45,000 Sunday Breeze

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55September 24900$45,000

German player "Heroraise" defeated a field of 900 players in the $45,000 Sunday Breeze to secure the first prize of $8,100. The runner-up "msksevart" settled for $5,850.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1HeroraiseGermany$8,100
2msksevartRussia$5,850
3Agustin12389Argentina$4,365
4MarflonRussia$3,263
5Too_good_444Ireland$2,268
6dread4United Kingdom$1,818
75veBetFoldArgentina$1,368
8RemindhereRussia$923
9Kaktus26rusRussia$563

XL Eclipse #183 - $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 241,158$31,845
888poker XL Eclipse Day 15: 'CllsDntMttr' Wins Main Event For 3,038 101
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1lonelystrangEstonia$5,496
2mr.faneraUkraine$3,981
3MindaugasKRLithuania$3,025
4Frankel98Ireland$2,216
5bailando1904Brazil$1,576
6RaiseOnceAliLatvia$1,258
7tmsantos14Brazil$939
8plstake_me2Finland$621
9Bestolo4Ukraine$350

XL Eclipse #184 - $150,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215September 24794$206,200

Aside from the big scores in the Main Event, one of the biggest winners of the day was crowned in the XL Eclipse #184 - $150,000 Mega Deep. In this tournament, 794 players competed for the total prize pool of $206,200 with the first prize of $38,559.

The final table had many recognizable players including Kyle “chedrstack” Chang and Michael “OneH1tWonder” Cano, who busted in seventh and fifth place, respectively. Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi, who was going for his third title XL Eclipse title, fell in third place.

After more than 14 hours of play, Germany's "neverfoldQ5" received the first prize after defeating Aaron "YoureMagical" Gustavson in the final heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1neverfoldQ5Germany$38,559
2YoureMagicalMexico$27,837
3Romeopro33Ukraine$20,620
4BuddhaLundDenmark$15,465
5OneH1tWonderAustria$10,310
6UpayMyCoronaMalta$7,217
7chedrstackCanada$4,681
8r4ndomr4gsSweden$3,155

XL Eclipse #185 - $60,000 Sunday Crocodile

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160September 24320$64,350

The XL Eclipse #185 - $60,000 Sunday Crocodile was won by Brazil's "EduardoGarla" He defeated Denmark's "VanVogt" in the heads-up to snag the title and $12,452.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1EduardoGarlaBrazil$12,452
2VanVogtDenmark$9,331
3MisterN411Netherlands$7,079
4Mozgolom26Russia$5,309
5HappySh00terCyprus$3,668
6Cocoput0United Kingdom$2,831
7UveBeenStaktUnited Kingdom$2,188
8Farrugia_1Malta$1,544
9XilongLuUnited Kingdom$1,126

XL Eclipse #186 - $40,000 Mini Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22September 241,724$49,640
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1matijastarsCroatia$8,384
2MukongaLithuania$5,967
3DDDDDDD66Lithuania$4,567
4fcpiterRussia$3,227
5grindanugetsMalta$2,358
6anaheimteamBrazil$1,886
7JungleJediBrazil$1,415
8David2316Iceland$943
9RakDollBelarus$536

XL Eclipse #187 - $20,000 Sunday Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 24754$20,735
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Tulutis.PBrazil$3,805
2lmrunnigh0tGermany$2,716
3malyshnnRussia$2,053
4bdh_11Canada$1,545
5ozicadorBrazil$1,078
6Kotch0904Canada$871
7paolopirloSwitzerland$664
8YoungAndCuteRussia$456
9GilmarPaivaBrazil$270

XL Eclipse #188 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55September 24805$52,100

For "PAPA_VINCENT", there was the first prize of $9,430 after winning the XL Eclipse #188 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1PAPA_VINCENTRomania$9,430
2BadModafoka1United Kingdom$6,773
3enjoyplzzzBelarus$5,080
4mateuszek115Czech Republic$3,803
5VinceDiKoinsLatvia$2,683
6ismarc7Canada$2,162
7flowrollLatvia$1,641
8AbeantRomania$1,151
9AriAbbaArgentina$667

XL Eclipse #190 - $200,000 Mini Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215September 241,286$369,000

For the players who couldn't afford the regular Main Event with a buy-in of $1,050, there was the XL Eclipse #190 - $200,000 Mini Main Event. This event had a buy-in of $215 and there were 1,286 players competing for a prize pool of $369,000.

The lion's share of this money went to "aghghghghghg" from the United Kingdom. After 11 hours of play, he defeated "hell0_br0tti" and secured $62,730. The runner-up received $46,125.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1aghghghghghgAustralia$62,730
2hell0_br0ttiUnited Kingdom$46,125
3kkhajunaa888Croatia$35,018
4glezna23Romania$25,092
5SuprNintend0Malta$18,266
6HinduKrushUnited Kingdom$14,576
7raffaibizaMalta$10,886
8Doc.HectorRussia$7,196
9OpenpunksMalta$3,985

XL Eclipse #191 - $50,000 Micro Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 241,875$71,445

The $30 buy-in Micro Main Event drew 1,875 entries, which included 723 re-buys, and "RakDoll" of Belarus came out on top for $11,288. With that win, he became the 12th player in the series to win two or more titles in the series as he also won Event #15: $30,000 Turbo Opening Event (427 entries, $30,000 prize pool) for $5,757.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RakDollBelarus$11,288
2XanducaAndBrazil$8,473
3BADMANBATESYUnited Kingdom$6,137
4niltmzBrazil$4,608
5JohnJones34United Kingdom$3,386
6papichpokerRussia$2,701
7queempalasLithuania$2,015
8HappynoseBelarus$1,350
9bustoboozerFinland$836

XL Eclipse #192 - $80,000 Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 24649$86,200

After taking down Event #17: $15,000 Lightning 6-Max for $5,564 early in the series, Chile's Nicolas “PKaiser” Fierro followed that up by beating out a field of 649 entries to win Event #192: $80,000 Sunday Challenge for $16,119.40. With the win, Fierro became the 13th player in the series to win multiple XL Eclipse titles.

888poker XL Eclipse Day 15: 'CllsDntMttr' Wins Main Event For 3,038 102
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Nicholas "PKaiser" FierroChile$16,119
2POTITOOOOOOOOMalta$11,637
3LellusionBrazil$8,620
4_Antikk_Belarus$6,465
5weneeditMexico$4,310
6edtastylez92Austria$3,017
7zZagnuXSwitzerland$1,940
8AKhit14Canada$1,302

XL Eclipse #193 - $25,000 Sunday Tornado

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 24179$25,000
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Travel99Canada$5,375
2ChipsFoolUnited Kingdom$3,875
3GugulehtuMalta$2,938
4Ph4N888Romania$2,188
5SuprNintend0Malta$1,500
6Magnf1ciousLithuania$1,250
7HappynoseBelarus$1,000
8Ejsenhoven1Sweden$750
9Ao1ingRussia$500

XL Eclipse #194 - $45,000 Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215September 24173$46,000

Another five-figure winner was crowned in the XL Eclipse #194 - $45,000 Turbo Mega Deep. In this event, United Kingdom's "grandma1954" was the strongest and got the first prize of $10,005.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1grandma1954United Kingdom$10,005
2PairDrawGoodGermany$7,130
3p000cket000Canada$5,520
4IamtryingLithuania$3,910
5lrdvoldemortUnited Kingdom$2,530
6psyhoagromorUkraine$2,070
7B.MitchellSweden$1,610
8zcedrickUnited Kingdom$1,265

XL Eclipse #195 - $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22September 24789$20,120
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1splors2United Kingdom$3,692
2deatfishSwitzerland$2,636
3Svetozar.KUkraine$1,992
4CroopcrusherUnited Kingdom$1,499
5CornisHustleUnited Kingdom$1,046
6Katy_LangoBrazil$845
7TiagomatiasSwitzerland$644
8JuniorUlianaBrazil$443
9ShrekRaiseAINetherlands$262

XL Eclipse #196 - $20,000 Turbo Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 24147$20,000

The Turbo edition of the Main Event had a buy-in of $109 and this attracted a total of 147 players. They didn't make the guaranteed prize pool, so there was $20,000 extra to play for. Most of this money went to Latvia's "AboldMove" who received the first prize of $4,300.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1AboldMoveLatvia$4,300
2creutz93Sweden$3,100
3CerealRobberAustria$2,350
4a36ykaBelarus$1,750
5normannollyUkraine$1,200
6IamKenji1967Japan$1,000
7APOARSLANSweden$800
8BillyBon8Russia$600
9The_MaravichUnited Kingdom$400

XL Eclipse #197 - $10,000 Super Turbo Main Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$75September 24124$11,607
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1MadjellyNorway$2,670
2mpompos6United Kingdom$1,857
3mrx122United Kingdom$1,410
4callme200United Kingdom$1,045
5swx_ka_tuLithuania$696
6gabaoanbarBrazil$580
7Kp3cTBelarus$464
8mildronat11Russia$348
9vladimir8551Finland$290

Champion of Champions Event

With 13 repeat winners in the series, one of whom took down three titles, 183 players have seats locked up in the series-ending Champion of Champions Event, which will take place on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. GMT. Up for grabs for the winner is a $13,000 package to the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe at King’s Casino Rozvadov.

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