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 PokerStars.com. 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.