A round-up of the best bits of 888Poker’s XL Eclipse including the Main Event win for Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi, a High Rolling victory for Dietrich “2pacnrw16” Fast, and a couple of wins for Cuadradro12.
PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) generated a fishing line width below $100m.
partypoker’s POWERFEST came within a pea shell of $70m.
What about 888Poker?
They do things a tad differently than their competitors. You don’t get the trumpeting accompanying a substantial, risk-filled guarantee of millions of bucks. You don’t get hundreds of events.
Here are the highlights of the simple, sweet, somewhat different online poker series of the final member of the Big Three.
888Poker XL Eclipse Highlights
The crocodile lying in the bottom of the swimming pool in this one was the $1,050 buy-in, $1m GTD Main Event. The event attracted 710-entrants, incurring a $254,500 overlay, and the person who took the most advantage of that free money was Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi.
The Ukranian online star banked $187,500 for his win after a titanic heads-up tussle with the Swedish supremo Simon “Isildur1337x” Mattsson, and that’s good news for planet earth as Romanovskiy is an effective altruist donating significant portions of his net worth to Raising for Effective Giving (REG).
Romanovskiy is currently ranked ninth in the PocketFives World Rankings winning $10.6m playing online poker. Insane. Crazy. More obscene than watching someone pouring cans of Strongbow into their Weetabix.
Here are the final table results:
Final Table Results
1. Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi – $187,500
2. Simon “Isildur1337x” Mattsson – $135,000
3. Rafael “nitGMmator” Moraes – $100,000
4. StuntSoHard – $75,000
5. Felipe “mr.salgado” Salgado – $52,500
6. Wisimaki – $42,500
7. Varonislv – $32,500
8. Kamcumir – $22,500
9. NumbeeerONE – $14,100
The $160 buy-in $150k GTD Mini Main Event attracted 869 entrants with TAPIS_TAPIR winning $34,182. And the $33 buy-in $50k GTD Micro Main Event drew 1,363 players with amverskltn97 from Germany taking it down to Mansfield Town for $11,974.
The Best of the XL Eclipse Rest
Talking short, sweet and simple, here are the rest of the highlights:
Russian-born high roller, Dietrich “2pacnrw16” Fast, took down the $2,600 buy-in, $200k GTD High Roller beating 83 entrants to win the $72,625 first prize, and the man or woman known as Cuadradro12 won two titles including Event #10: $160 buy-in $100k GTD Tune Up beating 782 entrants to bank the $22,170 first prize, and Event #31: $215 buy-in $100k GTD Mega Deep beating 735 players for $27,930.