Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen Wins 2011 WCOOP Main Event

WCOOP 2011 main event final table
Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen was a dominant force for most of Day 2 at the 2011 WCOOP main event.

The 2011 WCOOP main event is over and Thomas “Kallllle” Pedersen of Denmark has been crowned champion.

Thanks to a five-way deal agreed upon at the final table Pedersen received $1,260,018 after defeating Vojta “Vojta_R” Ruzicka heads-up. An adjusted prize of $710,000 went to second place.

The 2011 World Championship of Online Poker main event played out over two days on 1,627 players from around the world ponied up the $5,200 buy-in to create a total prize pool of $8,135,000, beating the event’s guarantee by more than $3.1 million.

176 made it through the first day of play, including some of the most talented online poker players in the world.

Among those who returned on Day 2 but fell short of the final table were 2010 CardPlayer Player of the Year Tom “kingsofcards” Marchese, who finished 23rd for $33,353, Team PokerStars Online pro Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen who busted in 52nd for $22,778 and decorated live tournament pro Eugene Katchalov who went out in 66th, earning $20,337.

Fredrik “H@££INGGOL” Halling finished 99th and Johnny Lodden finished 102nd. They both took home $17,083.

189 places in total were paid, but the money ramped up in a big way once the final table was reached.

Here are the 2011 WCOOP main event final table results. The top five prizes reflect the deal agreed upon by the final five players.

1. Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen (Denmark) $1,260,018.50*
2. Vojta "Vojta_R" Ruzicka (Czech Republic) $710,000.00*
3. Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah (Canada) $560,000.00*
4. BackDoorovic (Sweden) $650,000.00*
5. VadziMoney (Belarus) $750,000.00*
6. WhySoSrsSon (United Kingdom) $222,085.50
7. jle90 (Mexico) $162,700.50
8. OU THE NICK (Germany) $122,025.00
9. dan82mur (Romania) $81,350.00

Finishing third was Canadian pro Mike Leah who won his first WCOOP bracelet less than two weeks ago.

The 2011 WCOOP Player of the Year race was also decided with Joel Adam “2FLY2TILT” Gordon taking the title and the more than $40,000 prize package that goes with it. That package includes trips and buy-ins to the 2012 PCA, EPT Grand Final and SCOOP.

The 2011 World Championship of Online Poker consisted of 62 events and awarded over $47 million in prize pools to players from around the world. In total 119,832 buy-in were recorded.


About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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