Pros dig deeper into WCOOP events

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier scooped some more WCOOP cash on Monday.

As Event 20 finished its second day of play on Monday, PokerStars kicked off two more WCOOP events, spreading Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo Six-Max action for players.

The two poker variations may not be as popular as No-Limit Hold'em, but they still drew heavy fields to top their guaranteed prize pools and attract some of poker's biggest stars.

Event 20

The $1,050 No-Limit Hold'em event that started on Sunday was the third multi-million-dollar guaranteed prize pool event of the 2008 WCOOP. With the promise of at least $3 million in the prize pool, 3,467 players turned up to play, boosting the pool to $3,467,000.

It's a good thing Alex Kravchenko, Barry Greenstein, Victor Ramdin ended up being the highest-placing pro in 14th place. It was still a tough fight for players to make it into the coveted six final-table spots.

When the final six were found, BUCKIZ6 had a commanding lead over the rest of the field with his $1,169,060 in chips. BUCKIZ6 pretty much powered his way through the final table to take the first-place WCOOP bracelet and the $55,800 top prize.

The final table played out as follows:

Place Name Country Prize
1st BUCKIZ6 United States $55,800
2nd jamie2000 United States $41,850
3rd PieOhMy United States $31,000
4th lovesimi United States $21,700
5th iamaction Canada $15,500
6th Londolozi Australia $9,300

The 2008 WCOOP continues with two more events today, a $500,000 guaranteed No-Limit Hold'em event and a $200,000 guaranteed 2-7 Single Draw event. Stay tuned to PokerListings for the results of those events on Wednesday.

In the meantime, you can check out the action yourself by heading to PokerStars.

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