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XL Eclipse Day 6: Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast Wins $200,000 High Roller

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On the sixth day of the 888poker XL Eclipse Series, three new tournaments were scheduled. Most of the attention went out to the $200,000 High Roller, where some massive prizes were up for grabs.


XL Eclipse #16 - $200,000 High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$2,600Sep. 1883$207,500

After almost seven hours of play, Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast won the XL Eclipse #16 - $200,000 High Roller for $72,625. The event attracted 83 players for a total prize pool of $207,500.

Some of the best tournament players in the poker world registered to the event. Well-known pros like Sergio "zcedrick" Aido, Martin "MJacobson888" Jacobson, Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson and Niklas "tutten7" Astedt had a go at the most expensive tournament of the XL Eclipse series, and some of them made a deep run.

Just seven places got paid in this tournament, and before coming close, the tournament lost "trino11" on the final table bubble. On the final table, two players had to leave empty-handed. Eventually, "Victoria92" and "carloc22" busted the tournament. Later mentioned finished as bubble boy after losing with ace-queen against Jacobson's pocket kings. The eventual final table was, however, by no means lacking household names.

Prebben "prebzzz" Stokkan was one of them, but he hit the rail in seventh place ($9,338).

Martin "MJacobson888" Jacobson was down to twelve big blinds, and he shoved with pocket sevens. Jason "jadedjason" James made the call with pocket tens and held, eliminating Jacobson in sixth place for $11,413. After that, "CashedGiro" was eliminated in fifth place for $15,563.

It took a while, but then "KellerA" was down to just nine big blinds and shoved with ace-six. Sergio "zcedrick" Aido made the call with ace-jack and won the hand to eliminate him in fourth place for $20,750. Three-handed lasted for some time before "zcedrick" busted with ace-six against the pocket queens of Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast.

In the first hand of the heads-up, Fast moved all in with the bigger stack. James made the call with ace-ten and lost against queen-nine when a nine hit the flop. James had to settle for second place ($46,688) while Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast won the High Roller for $72,625.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Dietrich "2pacnrw16" FastGermany$72,625
2Jason "jadedjason" JamesCanada$46,688
3Sergio "zcedrick" AidoUnited Kingdom$31,125
4KellerAGermany$20,750
5CashedGiroUnited Kingdom$15,563
6Martin "MJacobson888" JacobsonUnited Kingdom$11,413
7Preben "prebzzz" StokkanNorway$9,338

XL Eclipse #17 - $100,000 Mini High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$215Sep. 18451$100,000

For the players who couldn't afford the biggest buy-in ($2,600) of the day, or needed a (smaller) second chance, there was a Mini edition of the High Roller on the schedule. This tournament had a buy-in of $215, and there were 451 players competing for a prize pool of $100,000. Every finalist in this tournament would secure him- or herself of $1,750 but all eyes were on the top prize of $19,350.

Nobody would win that first prize, because the final two players made a deal before battling it out for the XL Eclipse title. Swede "Hallnor" received $16,297 while "WhoDatt12" from Macedonia secured him- or herself of $17,553. Later mentioned also got the XL title after winning the heads-up.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1WhoDatt12Macedonia$17,553
2HallnorSweden$16,297
3C. WurstRomania$11,000
4RazvyBRomania$8,250
5KuchikiCanada$5,700
61LevelAboveSweden$4,400
7majorbandit9Denmark$3,400
8VALIUM4WINFinland$2,400
9oursthegloryUnited Kingdom$1,750

XL Eclipse #18 - $30,000 Late High Roller

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize pool
$160Sep. 18198$30,000

The sixth day of the series was closed by the XL Eclipse #18 - $30,000 Late High Roller where they went from 198 players to a winner in just five hours and 50 minutes.

In this tournament, "MurningB4n" defeated Swedish player "M0NSTERJAM" in the deciding heads-up. The winner received $6,450 while the runner-up got $4,650 for the deep run.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1MurningB4n-$6,450
2M0NSTERJAMSweden$4,650
3stevachenko7Switzerland$3,525
4DoubleNatureSweden$2,625
5FukurukuUkraine$1,800
6_zufurduo_Argentina$1,500
7Kotyara1089Ukraine$1,200
8FishmirUkraine$900
9bouillaxMalta$600

2018 XL Eclipse Schedule

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-in
Wed., Sept. 196:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #19 - $50,000 8-Max$109
 6:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #20 - $15,000 Mini 8-Max$12
 8:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #21 - $15,000 Late 8-Max$30
Thurs., Sept. 206:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #22 - $50,000 Quarterback$215
 6:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #23 - $25,000 Mini Quarterback$44
 8:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #24 - $20,000 Late Quarterback$109
Fri., Sept. 216:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #25 - $25,000 Knockout$150
 6:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #26 - $15,000 Mini Knockout$35
 8:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #27 - $15,000 Late Knockout$75
Sat., Sept. 226:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #28 - $30,000 6-Max$160
 6:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #29 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max$30
 8:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #30 - $15,000 Late 6-Max$55
Sun., Sept. 234:30 p.m.XL Eclipse #31 - $100,000 Mega Deep$215
 6:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event$1,050
 6:00 p.m.XL Eclipse #33 - $150,000 Mini Main$160
 6:30 p.m.XL Eclipse #34 - $50,000 Micro Main$30

Bonus Offerings

Players can participate in free qualifiers or earn XL Eclipse entries through a number of satellites, which start at just $0.01. Free Eclipse Main Event qualifiers are running daily at 9 p.m. GMT with the top three players winning $1,050 seats, while 30 $12 seats into the Eclipse Mini Tune Up are awarded in free qualifiers that begin at 5 p.m. GMT daily.

Not only that, but 888poker is offering bonuses to players who can make their way to the winner’s circle on more than one occasion, and for those who can consistently run deep during the series. Bonuses for multiple wins are available as follows:

Events WonBonus Prize Money
2$1,000
3$10,000
4$100,000
5$1,000,000
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