Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||175,000 / 350,000|
Day 1 Completed
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" Muhlocker and Parker "888tonkaaaa" Talbot also 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" on 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 against the pocket kings of "CllsDntMttr". Just a few minutes later, later mentioned also busted "purplegerbil" in third place for $148,390.
The German started the heads up with a 3:1-chiplead against "thrust.". It didn't take long to decide the tournament after winning with against for all the chips. "CllsDntMttr" secured himself of the XL Eclipse Main Event title and the first prize of $273,038!
|2||thrust.||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$198,374|
Finland's "purplegerbil" was all in with against the of "CllsDntMttr". The board came and saw the Finnish player bust in third place for $148,390.
After a long period with four players, the tournament is now down to three players. "poirierfrncs" busted in fourth place for $110,902 after losing his chips with against the pocket kings of "CllsDntMttr".
Chip leader "thrust." wants to make a deal, but he doesn't get any support from his other opponents.
Five-minute break for the remaining four players.
"KURDEdersim" was the short stack for a while and he just busted in fifth place for $78,100.