ECOOP II halfway done with millions still to come

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The European Championship of Online Poker II burst out of the gates May 23 and is off to a galloping start as all of the first five events have topped their guaranteed prize pools.

The first event was a $200+$15 No-Limit Hold'em tourney which drew in 1,291 players to boost the guaranteed $250,000 prize pool to $258,200.

With the cash spread to 150 players in the tournament, it was fuddebuf who walked away with the biggest piece. He pocketed more than $50,000 for the win.

The final-table results of the event were:

Place Name Prize
1st fuddebuf $54,222
2nd ducks182594 $28,402
3rd THEFORCE32 $20,656
4th Agenu19 $15,492
5th ste1e $12,910
6th magellanoilgrand $10,328
7th OneTiiiime $7,746
8th AeroTopUK $5,164
9th jdm79 $3,614.80


Pot-Limit Omaha players got their chance on the second night of the tournament series. The $100+$9 event with its $100,000 guarantee pulled in 576 players. The result was a $108,200 prize pool with a $24,886 top prize that went to goodiepig.

The final-table results were:

Place Name Prize
1st goodiepig $24,886
2nd jonas79 $14,607
3rd badbastard $8,656
4th WollyEinzzz $6,492
5th FineOldCasual $5,410
6th Tibal2007 $4,328
7th marc0p $3,246
8th ThePowerofOne $2,164
9th pofchanka $1,514.80

Event 3 of the ECOOP II was another No-Limit Hold'em tournament, this time with a $300+$20 buy-in and a $500,000 guarantee. The 1,721 people who showed up to play, however, helped make that guarantee turn into a $516,300 prize pool.

The biggest beneficiary of that was SNakB1te1, who won the tournament to pocket more than $100,000.

The final-table results were:

Place Name Prize
1st SNakeB1te1 $103,260
2nd IOUlot $53,695.19
3rd JoshuaSilver $38,206.20
4th sujianbo $30,978
5th fhauggen $25,815
6th dastalion $20,652
7th killintime99 $15,489
8th Kallepigen $10,326
9th Moorfish1 $6,711.90

Another Pot-Limit Omaha bonanza was up for Event 4, giving poker players a shot at a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool for just a $100+$9 buy-in with rebuys. With 830 players taking advantage, the prize pool ended up at $165,000 and doyouknowhoiam walked away with a $36,300 win.

The final-table results were:

Place Name Prize
1st doyouknowwhoiam $36,300
2nd valdemaria $19,800
3rd ducks182594 $13,200
4th insagi $9,900
5th Dryplen1 $8,250
6th PakkaSekasi $6,600
7th mingo49 $4,950
8th nagyy8 $3,300
9th SuperBrendl $2,310

The event that topped its guaranteed prize pool by the biggest amount so far was the latest event, the $750+$50 No-Limit Hold'em event on Tuesday.

More than 500 players put up the buy-in and the $300,000 guarantee turned into a $378,750 prize pool for participants. That worked out to an $87,112.50 win for first-place finisher adametess.

The final-table results were:

Place Name Prize
1st adametess $87,112.50
2nd HeatOfTheNight $51,131.25
3rd rsteph1 $30,300
4th buddy1973 $22,725
5th Haegendazz $18,937.50
6th PellePump $15,150
7th vinnerboy1 $11,362.50
8th AndyGreekfish $7,575
9th gangster227 $5,302.50

Titan Poker's ECOOP II continues today with a $200+$15 No-Limit Hold'em six-max tournament. It has a $200,000 guarantee. Plus there are more events with hundreds of thousands of dollars in guarantees as the series makes its way to the main event taking place June 1.

The main event, a No-Limit Hold'em tournament, will have a $1,000+$60 buy-in and feature a $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool for players.

Titan Poker players still have plenty of time to ante up and play in the ECOOP, or they can also win their seats in the remaining events through daily online qualifying tournaments for as little as $2+20¢.

For more information on this or other promotions at the poker sit, visit Titan Poker.

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