WCOOP 2008: Three more in the books

Gavin Griffin
The pros are out in full force for the WCOOP but have yet to bring home a win.

Another day, another three bracelets.

Monday saw thousands of tournament hopefuls in action at Victor Ramdin.

By the time the final table rolled around, though, there wasn't a pro to be found.

After three players had been eliminated, the remaining final three decided to make a deal based on chip equity that left $6,000 and the bracelet on the table. With that deal in place, the action was over almost before it began.

Mary 717 quickly knocked out Kev19 in third place to build what would prove to be an insurmountable 5-1 chip lead over mddgfc, encouraging her opponent to go ahead and gamble. In the end mddgfc's J T T 9 was in bad shape against Mary 717's A A Q T, and the win was secured when her flopped broadway straight held up through the river.

Place
Name
Prize
1st
Mary 717
$71,730
2nd
mddgfc
$50,301
3rd
Kev19
$49,861
4th
HORERogHALM
$30,221.10
5th
rkruik
$12,481.56
6th
bearbeer123
$12,481.56

Event 8: $320 Eight-Game Mixed

Finishing off the schedule for the day was a new event on the WCOOP schedule, the Eight-Game Mixed. An impressive field of 1,128 players turned up, generating a prize pool of $338,400.

Players needed to bring their A-game to the table in this event, as every discipline in poker would be put to the test. The rotation of games changing every 10 minutes included five limit games (2-7 Triple Draw, Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Stud, Stud Hi-Lo) in addition to No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha.

The chip stacks were close enough together when the final table began that after a few rotations there was talk of an even chop six ways. In the end, however, the players elected to let the chips fall where they would.

When heads-up play began Seitz333 held a lead of better than 3.5-1 over Ulett_23, but five levels - and five different games - leveled off the chip stacks to even. The two players then made a deal, leaving $4,000 and the WCOOP bracelet on the table for the winner. On the next level, Ulett_23 finally claimed victory during the 2-7 Triple Draw proceedings when his 8-7-6-3-2 conquered Seitz333's T-9-8-7-3.

Place
Name
Prize
1st
Ulett_23
$50,797.28
2nd
Seitz333
$46,797.28
3rd
Booster_JJ
$30,456
4th
osten
$23,688
5th
SC72A
$17,766
6th
Andrejkovics
$11,844

The WCOOP action continues today on PokerStars with two more events, the $215 four-max NLHE and the $215 Razz. As usual, we'll have full coverage for you here on PokerListings tomorrow.

In the meantime, poker fans can also head to PokerStars to play a little poker on their own as well.

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