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888poker XL Eclipse Day 1: 'ImTriggered' Wins $300,000 Opening Event

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  • Complete results from the opening day of the #888poker XL Eclipse series.

Sunday was a good day for tournament players. It marked the start of the latest edition of the 2017 XL Eclipse Series on the second largest online poker room, 888poker. On the first day of the series, 16 tournaments started. Here are the results.

XL Eclipse #7 - $300,000 Sunday Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160Sept. 102,300$345,000

After more than 13 hours of play, Event #7 - $160 XL Eclipse Opening Event finally crowned a winner. It was "ImTriggered" from Costa Rica who claimed the victory and the first prize of $58,270 after beating "Tsipras" in the deciding heads-up.

The event, with a buy-in of $160, saw 1,700 players register and those players made 600 rebuys to get a total amount of 2,300 players. They created a total prize pool of $345,000 with 207 places paid. It took a while to get to the money but in the end, it was "707089" from Lithuania who was the last player finishing empty-handed.

After making the money it took a long time before the tournament was down to the last nine. After 11 hours the remaining nine players made the final table and went on to play for a $58,270 first prize. Ukraine's "Ignatiik" left the final table pretty quick after losing a big hand with ace-queen against ace-jack. A few hands later he busted in ninth place for $3,726.

"GetLuckyAK" from Canada wasn't so lucky on this final table and in his last hand, he lost all of his chips with pocket eights against pocket nines. The Canadian finished in eighth place for $6,555. After that, British players "HindaKrush" and "Binkasaurus" got busted in quick succession, finishing in seventh and sixth place.

It took a while for the next bust out, but then it went quick. In just a few minutes, "LucySagara70" (fifth, $16,387), "I_R_BABOON" (fourth, $22,425) and "89Diamonds" (third, $31,740) were sent to the rail by chip leader "ImTriggered". Later mentioned started the deciding heads-up with a big chip lead against "Tsipras".

Finland's "Tsipras" fought hard to come back in this battle but in the end, it was Costa Rica's "ImTriggered" who took the first prize of $58,270.50.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1ImTriggeredCosta Rica$58,270
2TsiprasFinland$41,469
389DiamondsUnited Kingdom$31,740
4I_R_BABOONNetherlands$22,425
5LucySagara70Netherlands$16,387
6BinkasaurusUnited Kingdom$13,110
7HinduKrushUnited Kingdom$9,832
8GetLuckyAKCanada$6,555
9IgnatiikUkraine$3,726

XL Eclipse #1 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 10363$52,900

It wasn't the official opening event of the XL Eclipse Series, but the first event on the calendar was the XL Eclipse #1 - $30,000 Sunday Lightning. In total, 363 players competed in this event to create a prize pool of $52,900. Most of this money went to Russian winner "Lenochka83" who received $11,109.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Lenochka83Russia$11,109
2MekaljevicDenmark$8,093
3SteiniPeIceland$6,083
4poriferum8kSwitzerland$4,232
5KTBFFH89Denmark$3,174
6DePittsterjeCanada$2,116

XL Eclipse #3 - $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 101,302$35,805

More than a thousand players played in the XL Eclipse #3 - $30,000 Sunday Deepstack Swordfish to get a prize pool of $35,805. Only one player could be crowned as a winner and it was Slovakia's "ivljanin" who conquered the final table and received $6,086 for his victory.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1ivljaninSlovakia$6,086
2Yoshiaki97Peru$4,475
3gunning_4youRussia$3,397
4borisbritva5Russia$2,434
5XmOrpheumXGermany$1,772
6lamagalhaesBrazil$1,414
7juicetusGermany$1,056
8leaAAcashGermany$698
9ikbenlenNetherlands$386

XL Eclipse #4 - $150,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215September 10732$150,000

Niklas "tutten7" Astedt was one of the biggest winners on the first day of the XL Eclipse Series. The Swede defeated a field of 732 players and secured himself of the first prize of $28,050. Runner-up "JohnFoot" received $20,250 for his second place.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Niklas "tutten7" AstedtSweden$28,050
2JohnFootUnited Kingdom$20,250
3nomoney4everCroatia$15,000
4McNugget123Canada$11,250
5csmresitaRomania$7,500
6carbondatingMalaysia$5,250
7r4ndomr4gsSweden$3,375
8poBHbluUkraine$2,265

XL Eclipse #5 - $40,000 Mini Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22September 101,718$48,920

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1DreamLikeMeCzech Republic$8,262
2plstake_me2Finland$5,880
3mistermashupGermany$4,500
4Pofis888Lithuania$3,179
5Joe.89Arabia$2,323
6toshapiter86Russia$1,858
78HighCards6Germany$1,394
8yakmotoruRomania$929
9DavidBrehmeUnited Kingdom$528

XL Eclipse #6 - $20,000 Sunday Swordfish

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$30September 10765$21,037

One of the smaller events on the first day of the series was the XL Eclipse #6 - $20,000 Sunday Swordfish. This tournament was won by Mexico's "gaingrapes" who received the first prize of $3,626.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1gaingrapesMexico$3,626
2DiviposkiloGreece$2,989
3nusoviauLithuania$2,082
4barneeee67United Kingdom$1,567
5Tulutis.PBrazil$1,093
6Cocoput0United Kingdom$883
7MagicTrick28Slovakia$673
8wetzgGermany$462
9vagiazalGreece$273

XL Eclipse #8 - $50,000 Mini Opening Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$12September 104,394$64,942

The lowest buy in on Day 1 was the XL Eclipse #8 - $50,000 Mini Opening Event with just $12 to compete. In total, 4,394 players registered for this tournament to create a prize pool of $64,942.20. The lion's share of this money went to "Tatko3" who defeated "Naik10" in the deciding heads-up. He received the prize of $9,091 while the runner-up had to settle for $6,818.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Tatko3China$9,091
2Naik10Brazil$6,818
3iffe182Sweden$5,000
4StollenAAGermany$3,766
5TruetellerBrBrazil$2,597
6gtavares10Brazil$1,818
7lnakatalMalaysia$1,168
8bemo999United Kingdom$649
9Allinalex84United Kingdom$493

XL Eclipse #9 - $45,000 Sunday Monsoon

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55September 10819$45,000

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1LeshiyASEstonia$8,145
2ziadbnArabia$5,850
3SlothalityUnited Kingdom$4,387
4Johnyk90Russia$3,285
5HammerfestRussia$2,317
6durrrrchfallGermany$1,867
7GaleonGCzech Republic$1,417
8JustInToWinCanada$994
9KellerAGermany$576

XL Eclipse #10 - $250,000 Whale

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$1,050September 10218$317,000

The biggest winner on Day 1 of the XL Eclipse Series was crowned in the XL Eclipse #10 - $250,000 Whale. Players paid their buy in of $1,050 to compete in this tournament and in total 317 players created a prize pool of $317,000. Germany's "CllsDntMttr" was the luckiest (and strongest) of all and he got himself the first prize of $64,826.50.

Runner-up "KimberSlice" couldn't complain about his prize of $47,550 while third place finished "Biack88" received $35,821 for his result.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1CllsDntMttrGermany$64,826
2KimberSliceThailand$47,550
3Biack88Russia$35,821
4KLAUS_HFinland$26,945
5ImTriggeredCosta Rica$18,386
6IRLsucksSweden$14,265
7RoyalbIushNetherlands$11,095
8floatmastaLatvia$7,925
9SalsaFiestaSweden$6,023

XL Eclipse #11 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 10788$108,300

Another big win for the Germans came in the XL Eclipse #11 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge. "iCrushU556" defeated a field of 788 players to take the first prize of $20,252. In the final heads-up, he defeated Brazil's "FellipeD92" who settled for second place ($14,620.50).

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1iCrushU556Germany$20,252
2FellipeD92Brazil$14,620
3a36ykaBelarus$10,830
4Romeopro33Ukraine$8,122
5VALIUM4WINFinland$5,415
6paulinhooOOBrazil$3,790
7cowboy9692Arabia$2,458
8enjoyplzzzBelarus$1,656

XL Eclipse #12 - $30,000 Sunday Tornado

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$109September 10206$30,000

None other than Parker "888tonkaaaa" Talbot also took one of the first XL Eclipse-titles of the year. In the XL Eclipse #12 - $30,000 Sunday Tornado, he came out on top of a field of 206 players. For this result, he received the first prize of $6,450.

Parker Talbot
PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Parker "888tonkaaaa" TalbotCanada$6,450
2neverfoldQ5Germany$4,650
3_zufurduo_Argentina$3,525
4PeyNixSonUnited Kingdom$2,625
5888XuanCanada$1,800
6AhCacaoUnited Kingdom$1,500
7unclesalaSwitzerland$1,200
8JohnFootUnited Kingdom$900
9HappyMonkey9United Kingdom$600

XL Eclipse #13 - $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215September 10204$57,000

In the XL Eclipse #13 - $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep, Canada's "p000cket000" won the tournament after a heads-up deal with "Satchless". He secured himself of a prize worth $10,647.99 while the runner-up received $9,729.51 after busting in second place.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1p000cket000Canada$10,647
2SatchlessThailand$9,729
3psyhoagromorUkraine$6,555
4ApsauginisLithuania$4,845
5yarik1903Ukraine$3,135
6trujustrusUnited Kingdom$2,565
7si1entb0bRussia$1,995
8Christopher "NigDawG" BrammerUnited Kingdom$1,567

XL Eclipse #14 - $20,000 Mini Turbo Mega Deep

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$22September 10886$23,100

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1rama4y20Argentina$3,892
2AurimasoLithuania$3,268
3Nikas3274Russia$2,240
4Edikas07Lithuania$1,674
5cantstopme1Netherlands$1,164
6lskymanlMoldavia$933
7ARARAT800Sweden$702
8basil777Belarus$473.55
9Nodeal00Moldavia$288

XL Eclipse #15 - $30,000 Turbo Opening Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$55September 10427$30,000

In the Turbo edition of the Opening Event, 427 players paid the buy in of $55. "RakDoll" wouldn't regret his choice because it was him winning the tournament of the first prize of $5,047.29 after making a deal with his heads-up opponent "tTtexa" from Ukraine.

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1RakDollBelarus$5,047
2tTtexaUkraine$4,984
3DuduPa1986Canada$3,150
4AboldMoveLatvia$2,400
5LeshiyASEstonia$1,680
6pokerdeityyGermany$1,275
7DablinovRussia$975
8sasucu49Romania$675
9PabloCasla12Argentina$498

XL Eclipse #16 - $10,000 Super Turbo Opening Event

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$75September 10115$10,439

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PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1NEONTIGERSouth Korea$2,609
2FoldToNutsLithuania$1,774
3icallyametUnited Kingdom$1,357
4AllorNuffinkUnited Kingdom$956
5IsaakidiAARussia$678
6MadjellyNorway$548
7alexos888Canada$443
8ElCheckNetherlands$365
9yrkkkLithuania$287

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