XL Eclipse: Roman 'Romeopro33' Romanovsky Wins High Roller Title #2

Published on Sep 13th, 2017

XL Eclipse unleashed the first of the High Roller contests on Tuesday

One of the most anticipated tournaments on the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule was Event #36, the $2100 buy-in, $500,000 Guaranteed High Roller. That, along with its $215 Mini High Roller and the nine additional contests that took place Tuesday meant that there was $950,000 in guaranteed money up for grabs.

In what has been a rarity during XL Eclipse, as most tournaments have been crushing their guarantees, there was a little extra value to be had in both of the day’s big buy-in events. In Event #36 ($2100 $500,000 High Roller) and Event #37 ($215 $200,000 Mini High Roller) there was a little bit of overlay, providing players fewer runners to have to defeat in order to get to the big money. And there was big money to be had.

In Event #36, XL Eclipse crowned it’s first two-time winner when the #1-ranked Ukranian professional, Roman ‘Romeopro33’ Romanovsky, topped the stacked High Roller event for his second win and the first six-figure score of the series. Romanovsky, fresh off his victory over Parker ‘tonkaaaa’ Talbot yesterday, defeated Laszlo ‘lacibaby64’ Bujtas for the $107,500 prize. Runner-up Bujtas grabbed $77,500 as a consolation.

Malta’s Pim ‘SuprNintend0’ de Goede emerged victorious in the second largest tournament of the day. Event #37 ($215 $200,000 Mini High Roller) saw 658 runners take their shot, but only de Goede survived, banking a healthy $37,500 score for his victory.

Brazil’s Pedro ‘gusma’ Madeira also added to his already impressive $3 million+ lifetime earnings total with a victory in Event #39 ($109 $15,000 Tornado) and he was joined by fellow PocketFivers Christian ‘progree69’ Sampaoli and ‘sheikkkeri’ who also ended up with victories on Day 3 of the series.

XL Eclipse Day 3 Winners

# Event Buy In Winner Payout
30 $15,000 Lightning 6-Max NLHF $109 nomoney4ever $5,070
31 $15,000 Breeze NLHE $55 aaurelilo $3,076.65
32 $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish NLHE $30 sheikkkeri $3,434.06
33 $40,000 Crocodile NLHE $160 PROCHRIS1 $8,282.25
34 $15,000 Swordfish NLHE $30 Openpunks $3,298.66
35 $20,000 Monsoon NLHE $55 progree69 $4,810.05
36 $500,000 High Roller NLHE $2100 Romeopro33 $107,500
37 $200,000 Mini High Roller NLHE $215 SuprNintend0 $37,500
38 $50,000 Tuesday Challenge NLHE $109 LobBoXt $9,884.70
39 $15,000 Tornado NLHE $109 gusma $3,979
40 $65,000 Turbo High Roller NLHE $160 WulfricB $13,292.50
 

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