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Pros dig deeper into WCOOP events
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.
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:
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.