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888poker XL Eclipse Day 3: Roman Romanovskyi Wins $500K High Roller

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  • Roman Romanovskyi, who defeated 'tonkaaaa' heads-up for a title on Monday, added another victory on Tuesday.

On the third day of the 888poker XL Eclipse Series, 11 new tournaments started.

Most of the attention went to the $2,100 High Roller, where the best players in the world competed for the first prize of $107,500! Let's take a look at this tournament and the results of the other events that played out on Tuesday.

XL Eclipse #36 - $500,000 High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$2,100September 12243$500,000

After more than 11 hours of play, Event #36 - $2,100 XL Eclipse High Roller finally crowned a winner. Roman "Romeopro33" Romanovskyi from Ukraine claimed the victory and the first prize of after beating "lacibaby64" in the deciding heads-up.

This event, with a buy-in of $2,100, saw 171 players register and those players made 72 rebuys to get a total amount of 243 players. 888poker guaranteed at least $500,000 so there was a bit overlay. The prize pool was $500,000 with 27 places paid. Familiar faces like Anton "anteen" Bertilsson, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Chris "888Moorman" Moorman, Scott "AggroSantos" Margereson and Fabricio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez missed out on making the money.

The bubble didn't take that long, after "OMGsete" losing with pocket sevens against the pocket eights of "AlexMax15". After the players reached the money, it went pretty quickly to a final table. On the bubble of the final table, Canadian "SleepinAwake" was the shortest stack with ten left and he went all in with ace-nine. Big stack Roman "Romeopro33" Romanovskyi found ace-queen and saw his hand held. "SleepinAwake" finished in tenth place for $8,750 while the remaining nine players were moved to the official final table.

On the final table, "AriGold17" exited in ninth place for $10,000 after losing with ace-jack against king-queen. "AlexMax15" (eight, $15,000) followed him to the rail, he busted with king-ten against ace-eight. The remaining seven players played for a while before "2pacnrw16" (seventh, $20,000) and Nicholas "PKaiser" Fierro busted in quick succession.

Dutchman "Poker86ss" busted in fifth place after losing with two pair against the straight of "allesrigged". The final four players played together for a while before "allesrigged" lost his chips with ace-queen against the five-three of Simon "Isildur1337x" Matsson. He had to settle for fourth place and he received a prize of $43,750.

With three players left, once again it took a while before someone busted. Then, from the small blind, Romanovskyi put all the pressure on Matsson in the big blind. Matsson called with ace-eight and was in front against the ten-four of his opponent. Ukraine's Romanovskyi flopped a ten, turned a four and won the hand to bust Matsson in third place for $48,750.

Romanovskyi started the heads-up with even stacks, but in just a few minutes he took full control. In one of the first big hands, he secured himself of this victory and the first prize of $107,500. In the last hand, he won with king-queen against queen-nine on a queen high board.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Roman "Romeopro33" RomanovskyiUkraine$107,500
2laciababy64Czech Republic$77,500
3Simon "Isildur1337x" Matsson"Sweden$58,750
4allesriggedGermany$43,750
5Poker86ssNetherlands$30,000
6Nicholas "PKaiser" FierroChile$25,000
72pacnrw16Germany$20,000
8AlexMax15Arabia$15,000
9AriGold17Canada$10,000

XL Eclipse #30 - $15,000 Lightning 6-Max

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 12118$19,500

The first winner of the day came from the XL Eclipse #30 - $15,000 Lightning 6-Max. In this traditional event, 195 players competed for a prize pool of $19,500. "nomoney4ever" from Croatia came out on top and secured himself of the first prize of $5,070.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1nomoney4everCroatia$5,070
2r4ndomr4gsSweden$3,413
3GramNaKartkeCzech Republic$2,535
4ihavenobossCosta Rica$1,658
5Ph4N888Romania$1,268
6Nicholas "PKaiser" FierroChile$878

XL Eclipse #31 - $15,000 Breeze

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55September 12318$15,900

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1aaureliioBrazil$3,077
2T.NAPOLEAOBrazil$2,306
3SmithstudentRussia$1,749
4flooow.Austria$1,312
5gonzalo888loArgentina$906
6konnichiwahNetherlands$700
7rikaakBrazil$541
8Odesit73Ukraine$382
9RagingStoicGermany$278

XL Eclipse #32 - $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 12666$18,315

Finnish player "sheikkkeri" added an impressive result on his resumé after winning the XL Eclipse #32 - $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish. He received the top prize of $3,434. In the final heads-up, he defeated Brittish player "2MIDGETZ".

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1sheikkkeriFinland$3,434
22MIDGETZUnited Kingdom$2,473
3888_HunUnited Kingdom$1,832
4MECTEPEORussia$1,374
5tutuia20Brazil$962
6TankeViciusMorocco$778
7gambler0602Lithuania$595
8LellusionBrazil$412
9AboldMoveLatvia$258

XL Eclipse #33 - $40,000 Crocodile

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160September 12270$40,500

One of the biggest winners on Day 3 came from the XL Eclipse #33 - $40,000 Crocodile. Players paid their buy-in of $160 and in total there was $40,500 in the prize pool. "PROCHRIS1" from Switzerland was crowned as a winner in this event and he received the first prize of $8,282.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1PROCHRIS1Switzerland$8,282
2MalakiasCFUnited Kingdom$6,075
3Triple_20Czech Republic$4,577
4uR4iseM3UpAustria$3,443
5silvtomGermany$2,349
6Valfierno1Argentina$1,823
7calvaroeSweden$1,418
8GraftekkelNetherlands$1,013
9PVACC444Canada$770

XL Eclipse #34 - $15,000 Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 12635$17,463

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1OpenpunksMalta$3,299
2McKarty18Lithuania$2,392
3VinceDiKoinsLatvia$1,764
4PGergo11Czech Republic$1,327
5s4lb31p3st0Germany$932
6GOGOslowrollBrazil$742
7bratok_38regRussia$568
8iTSReTSaMAruba$393
9elpato123Colombia$262

XL Eclipse #35 - $20,000 Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55September 12509$25,450

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1progree69Argentina$4,810
2FreierBoyGermany$3,525
3TomBrady17Canada$2,596
4mr.salgadoBrazil$1,960
5cheloxPYParaguay$1,374
6Magnf1ciousLithuania$1,082
7ob1wahnGermany$827
8GOGOslowrollBrazil$573
9iTSReTSaMAruba$389

XL Eclipse #37 - $200,000 Mini High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215September 12658$200,000

For the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($2,100) of the day, there was a Mini edition of the High Roller on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of $215 and there were 658 players competing for a prize pool of $200,000. Every finalist of this tournament would secure himself of $2,820 but all eyes were on the top prize of $37,500.

That top prize went to Malta's "SuprNintend0" after beating "backdown8" from Sweden in the final heads-up. The Swedish runner-up received $27,000 for his second place, while "MechaREcorta" received $20,000 for third.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1SuprNintend0Malta$37,500
2backdown8Sweden$27,000
3MechaREcortaArgentina$20,000
4T0X16Germany$15,000
5birdgamecrayCanada$10,500
6jimmyman22Czech Republic$8,500
7B.MitchellSweden$6,500
8kiskutya23Czech Republic$4,500
9Elon_MuskCzech Republic$2,820

XL Eclipse #38 - $50,000 Tuesday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 12523$52,300

Another big winner was crowned in the XL Eclipse #38 - $50,000 Tuesday Challenge. This event was played by 523 players to create a prize pool of $52,300. In the end, it was Brazil's "LobBoXt" who won the event for $9,885 while his fellow countryman "SemogrotciV" finished in second place for $7,244.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1LobBoXtBrazil$9,885
2SemogrotciVBrazil$7,244
3Kamphu94Germany$5,335
4DuduPa1986Canada$4,027
5morewaterDenmark$2,824
6Fabricio "DrMiKee" GonzalezUruguay$2,223
7PimmelspeckGermany$1,700
8Nodeal00Moldavia$1,177
9myhometownSweden$800

XL Eclipse #39 - $15,000 Tornado

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 12127$17,300

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1gusmaBrazil$3,979
2CuriousCallRomania$2,768
3RodiskingDenmark$2,102
4popsnpokerCanada$1,557
5summuNNNUnited Kingdom$1,038
6yrkkkLithuania$865
7unclesalaSwitzerland$692
8bienemajoAustria$519
9tmurdahNetherlands$433

XL Eclipse #40 - $65,000 Turbo High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160September 12273$65,000

Last but not least, players could enjoy the $65,000 Turbo High Roller which had a buy-in of $160. In total, 374 players competed in this event which wasn't enough to get above the guaranteed prize pool of $65,000. The lion's share of this money was for Norway's "WulfricB", who took the victory after just three hours and 46 minutes.

He received the first prize of $13,292.50 while runner-up "GOLDandVODKA" had to settle for second place ($9,750).

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1WulfricBNorway$13,292.50
2GOLDandVODKALatvia$9,750
3allesriggedGermany$7,345
4rascadaUnited Kingdom$5,525
5cikipaujejeLithuania$3,770
6ViachelloEstonia$2,925
7BEN_TIMOVERIreland$2,275
8Anton "anteen" BertilssonSweden$1,625
9Valfierno1Argentina$1,235

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