Live Events 1
XL Eclipse #1 - $50,000 Opening Event
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $109
Prize Pool $68,600
Players 686

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Highlights

Highlights

XL Eclipse #1 - $50,000 Opening Event
Day 1 completed

"JonnyJamz" Wins the XL Eclipse $50,000 Opening Event ($12,965)

Jaxon • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
XL Eclipse Opening Event Winning Hand
XL Eclipse Opening Event Winning Hand

After more than ten hours of play, Canada's "JonnyJamz" shipped the XL Eclipse $50,000 Opening Event at 888poker for $12,965.

The Opening Event was a huge success. The $50,000 guarantee was shattered with the event attracting 505 entrants and 181 reentries to generate a $68,600 prize pool. A total of 72 players cashed for at least $226 or more than double the $109 buy-in.

888poker Ambassadors Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren and Chris "888Moorman" Moorman both entered the action. Lovgren fired two bullets before she bowed out before late registration closed.

Moorman found more success than his fellow ambassador. He took his first and only bullet into the money before he was eliminated by "wilhasha13" in 49th place for $274 when his ace-ten was no good against his opponent's ace-queen.

Moorman's Elimination Hand
Chris Moorman was eliminated in 49th place.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1JonnyJamzCanada$12,965
2forvardokUkraine$9,501
3M4zlTovAustria$6,997
4wilhasha13Malta$5,282
5IOwnU888Austria$3,704
6BaamboooUnited Kingdom$2,916
7ILovePicklesRomania$2,230
8PhemoGermany$1,544
9sNap36484Belarus$1,050

Final Table Action

The final table kicked off after eight hours of play with Austria's "IOwnU888" in the chip lead. Belarus' "sNap36484" came in with the shortest stack and was eliminated in ninth place for $1,050 during the first level of the final table after his or her ace-nine was no good against the ace-ten held by "wilhasha13".

Germany's "Phemo" was the next to go in eighth place for $1,544 after his or her ace-queen was no match for the ace-king held by "JonnyJamz".

After a quick break, Romania's "ILovePickles" went out in seventh place for $2,230. This player held queen-eight suited and wasn't able to improve against either the tens held by "IOwnU888" nor the king-queen held by "JonnyJamz".

United Kingdom's "Baambooo" (sixth - $2,916) then called off with ace-jack and despite flopping top pair was unable to hold on with Austria's "M4zlTov" hitting two-pair on the river with queen-seven.

Shortly after, "IOwnU888" gave up the chip lead for the first time at the final table to "JonnyJamz". "M4zlTov" then took the chip lead after his or her kings held strong against jacks held by "IOwnU888".

"IOwnU888" (fifth - $3,704) was then short on chips and jammed five big blinds unsuccessfully with queen-deuce suited against the ace-ten held by "JonnyJamz". After this hand, "JonnyJamz" reclaimed the chip lead and never looked back.

Malta's "wilhasha13" was the next to go in fourth place for $5,282 after his or her big slick couldn't hold against the queen-ten suited held by "JonnyJamz".

Another break took place and it was soon over quickly after that. "JonnyJamz" eliminated "M4zlTov" in third place for $6,997 after his or her aces held strong against ace-ten.

"JonnyJamz" entered heads-up play with a 9:1 chip advantage against Ukraine's "forvardok". Both players were shoving the button more than folding the button until the final hand took place. "forvardok" jammed for 11 big blinds with nine-eight and was eliminated in second place for $9,501 after "JonnyJamz" called with ace-three.

This wraps up our coverage of the XL Eclipse $50,000 Opening Event at 888poker. Stayed tuned for more live coverage of this exciting series.

"forvardok" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($9,501)

Jaxon • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

The tournament is over! "JonnyJamz" wins the $12,965 top prize.

"forvardok" jammed the button for 11 big blinds with {9-Spades}{8-Clubs} and was called by "JonnyJamz" with {a-Hearts}{3-Spades}. "JonnyJamz" hit top pair on the {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop and won the tournament after the {8-Hearts} came on the turn followed by the {j-Hearts} on the river.

JonnyJamz ca
JonnyJamz
ca 20,580,000 1,732,000
forvardok ua
forvardok
ua Busted

"M4zlTov" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,997)

Jaxon • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

"M4zlTov" open-jammed the button for 12 big blinds with {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and was called by "JonnyJamz" with {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}. The {5-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} ran out on the board and "M4zlTov" was eliminated in third place for $6,997.

"JonnyJamz" enters heads-up play with an almost 9:1 chip edge against "forvardok".

JonnyJamz ca
JonnyJamz
ca 18,848,000 3,141,000
forvardok ua
forvardok
ua 2,132,000 -375,000
M4zlTov at
M4zlTov
at Busted

Break #9

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

The tournament is on its ninth break.

Level:
37
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000

"forvardok" Doubles with Deuces

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

"forvardok" jammed for 2.6 million with {2-Hearts}{2-Spades} from the small blind and got a call from "JonnyJamz" in the big blind with {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}.

Lady luck was on the side of "forvardok" as this player hit a set on the {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts} board to double up.

JonnyJamz ca
JonnyJamz
ca 9,067,000 -2,514,000
M4zlTov at
M4zlTov
at 6,109,000 -699,000
forvardok ua
forvardok
ua 5,404,000 3,213,000

"wilhasha13" Eliminated in 4th Place ($5,282)

Jaxon • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

"JonnyJamz" jammed for 9 million with {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} from the button and "wilhasha13" called off his or her remaining 2.4 million with {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. The {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs} ran out on the board and "wilhasha" was eliminated in fourth place for $5,282.

"JonnyJamz" has more than half the chips in play to start three-handed action. The remaining trio are each guaranteed $6,997.

JonnyJamz ca
JonnyJamz
ca 11,581,000 3,081,000
M4zlTov at
M4zlTov
at 6,808,000 -777,000
forvardok ua
forvardok
ua 2,191,000 -438,000
wilhasha13 mt
wilhasha13
mt Busted