XL Eclipse Day 3: Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi Wins High Roller for $107,500 and 2nd Title of the Series

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Day 3 of the XL Eclipse played out on Tuesday with 11 more events from the 197-event schedule. Thus far, 40 winners have been crowned in the online series – which will run for two weeks through Sunday, September 24 and feature $8,000,000 in guarantees – meaning each have secured a seat in the Champion of Champions Event on September 26 at 18:00 GMT.

The top three players in that tournament, which is only open to XL Eclipse winners, will win live event prize packages, which includes the winner receiving a $13,000 package to the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe at King’s Rozvadov.

Before you get into our latest recap, remember you can visit previous recaps simply by clicking the links below.

Day 1: Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot Wins Tornado
Day 2: Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot Nearly Wins Back-to-Back Tornados


Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi Wins High Roller

The biggest buy-in of the XL Eclipse – Event #36: $2,100 High Roller – drew 171 entries (72 rebuys) and saw a $500,000 prize pool distributed to the top 27 players. Among those to cash were “SHIPITBITCH” (27th - $5,000), Andreas “KURDEdersim” Samuelsson (16th - $6,250), and final table bubble boy “SleepinAwake” (10th - $8,750).

In the end, Ukraine’s Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi came out on top to capture a $107,500 top prize. Romanovskyi managed to seal the deal holding king-queen against the queen-nine of “laciababy64” on a queen-high board.

It marked the second XL Eclipse win for Romanovskyi after he stopped 888poker Ambassador Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot from going back to back in the Tornado on Monday night. Romanovskyi earned $5,332 for his win in Event #27: $15,000 Tornado.

The two victories are made all the more special when you consider Romanovskyi donates more than half his winnings to charity as outlined in his popular TwoPlusTwo “Charity Marathon,” which you can read more about by clicking here.

Final Table Results
1st - Roman "Romeopro33" Romanovskyi (Ukraine) $107,500
2nd – “laciababy64” (Czech Republic) $77,500
3rd - Simon "Isildur1337x" Matsson (Sweden) $58,750
4th – “allesrigged” (Germany) $43,750
5th – “Poker86ss” (Netherlands) $30,000
6th - Nicholas "PKaiser" Fierro (Chile) $25,000
7th – “2pacnrw16” (Germany) $20,000
8th – “AlexMax15” (N/A) $15,000
9th – “AriGold17” (Canada) $10,000

Cristian “progree69” Sampaoli First to Claim XL Inferno and Eclipse Titles

Back in May, Argentina’s Cristian “progree69” Sampaoli bested 110 players to win the XL Inferno Champion of Champions, which gave him a seat into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. He qualified for the event by winning the XL Inferno Event #178: $30,000 Saturday Challenge for $6,369.

On Tuesday, Sampaoli was back at it as he topped a field of 509 entries to win the XL Eclipse Event #35: $20,000 Monsoon for $4,810.05. By doing so, Sampaoli became the first (but not only) player to win both XL Inferno and Eclipse titles.

Final Table Results
1st - Cristian “progree69” Sampaoli (Argentina) $4,810.05
2nd – “FreierBoy” (Germany) $3,524.82
3rd – “TomBrady17” (Canada) $2,595.90
4th – “mr.salgado” (Brazil) $1,959.65
5th – “cheloxPY” (Paraguay) $1,374.30
6th – “Magnf1cious” (Lithuania) $1,081.62
7th – “ob1wahn” (Germany) $827.12
8th – “GOGOslowroll” (Brazil) $572.62
9th – “iTSReTSaM” (N/A) $389.38

XL Inferno Champ Pedro “gusma” Madeira Wins Eclipse Title

Event #39: $15,000 Tornado attracted 127 entries (46 rebuys), which created a $17,300 prize pool that was distributed to the top 18 players including Nicolas “PKaiser” Fierro (17th - $354.65), “Sarkus” (12th - $389.25), and “cuadrado12” (10th - $389.25).

After 6 hours and 11 minutes, Brazil’s Pedro “gusma” Madeira bested Romania’s “CuriousCall” in heads-up play to win $3,979. Back in May, Madeira topped a field of 392 to win the XL Inferno Event #33: $25,000 Crocodile for $11,283.72, which made him the second player to win both XL Inferno and Eclipse titles.

Final Table Results
1st – Pedro “gusma” Madeira (Brazil) $3,979
2nd – “CuriousCall” (Romania) $2,768
3rd – “Rodisking” (N/A) $2,101.95
4th – “popsnpoker” (Canada) $1,557
5th – “summuNNN” (UK) $1,038
6th – “yrkkk” (Lithuania) $865
7th – “unclesala” (Switzerland) $692
8th – “bienemajo” (Austria) $519
9th – “tmurdah” (Netherlands) $432.50

XL Eclipse Day 3 Winner Roundup

Here’s a look at all those who won titles on Day 3 of the XL Eclipse:

  • Event #30: $15,000 Lightning 6-Max (118 entries, $19,500 prize pool) won by Ivan “nomoney4ever” Banic (Croatia) for $5,070
  • Event #31: $15,000 Breeze (318 entries, $15,900 prize pool) won by “aaureliio” (Brazil) for $3,076.65
  • Event #32: $15,000 Deepstack Swordfish (666 entries, $18,315 prize pool) won by “sheikkkeri” (Finland) for $3,434.06
  • Event #33: $40,000 Crocodile (270 entries, $40,500 prize pool) won by “PROCHRIS1” (Switzerland) for $8,282.25
  • Event #34: $15,000 Swordfish (635 entries, $17,462.50 prize pool) won by “Openpunks” (Malta) for $3,298.66
  • Event #35: $20,000 Monsoon (509 entries, $25,450 prize pool) won by Cristian “progree69” Sampaoli (Argentina) for $4,810.05
  • Event #36: $500,000 High Roller (171 entries, $500,000 prize pool) won by Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovskyi (Ukraine) for $107,500
  • Event #37: $200,000 Mini High Roller (658 entries, $200,000 prize pool) won by Pim “SuprNintend0” de Goede (Malta) for $37,500
  • Event #38: $50,000 Tuesday Challenge (523 entries, $52,300 prize pool) won by “LobBoXt” (Brazil) for $9,884.70
  • Event #39: $15,000 Tornado (127 entries, $17,300 prize pool) won by Pedro “gusma” Madeira (Brazil) for $3,979
  • Event #40: $65,000 Turbo High Roller (273 entries, $65,000 prize pool) won by “WulfricB” (Norway) for $13,292.50

What’s on Tap for Tomorrow?

A dozen more events are scheduled for Wednesday, which marks Day 4 of the XL Eclipse. As usual, the day will kick off with the $109 buy-in Event #41: $15,000 Lightning 6-Max at 13:30. Other highlights include $160 buy-in Event #44: $20,000 Crocodile at 16:30, $109 buy-in Event #47: $50,000 8-Max at 18:00, and the $35 buy-in Event #49: $35,000 Wednesday Challenge at 18:35.

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