Danzer continues to rack up POY points as he continues his all-out assault on this year’s WCOOP. Only repeat 2012 WCOOP winner Mikal12345 remains in front of the German.
Amazingly Schleger made the final table of the exact same event he won last year: $320 Triple Draw 2-7.
Here’s a breakdown of the four events that played to a winner yesterday in the 2012 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker:
Event 31 $530 10-Max Triple Shootout – Day 2
Online player da69kid defeated a stacked final 10 that included Max Heinzelmann, Pratyush Buddiga and Ryan Carter to win the Triple Shootout event yesterday.
Event 31 drew a total of 711 players to create an overall prizepool of $355,500.
After two rounds yesterday, only 10 players remained for the final day. Martin Staszko was the only Team PokerStars Pro who made it into the money but he busted in the second round.
The final 10 were a compelling group with numerous online pros gunning for the first-place prize of $64k.
Back-to-back EPT final table finisher Max “HotKarlMC” Heinzelmann was the first to fall as he ran ace-jack into Ryan “TheCart3r” Carter’s ace-queen.
Pratyush “Shane Gamble” Buddiga, who is a former spelling bee champ, got extremely unlucky to lose a massive pot with ace-king against ace-ten and was eliminated shortly after in ninth place.
Meanwhile Carter made a very deep run that eventually saw him finish in third place for $33k.
The lesser-known da69kid of Ireland went on to win the contest outright for $64k.
Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts:
- 1st place: da69kid (Ireland) $64,879.20
- 2nd place: geovou (Greece) $45,148.50
- 3rd place: Ryan "TheCart3r" Carter (Canada) $33,594.75
- 4th place: bastet2004 (Germany) $25,062.75
- 5th place: CHAINSAWDONK (Canada) $17,597.25
- 6th place: lizet555 (Israel) $14,220.00
- 7th place: Artem205 (Ukraine) $11,198.25
- 8th place: Carter "cswidler" Swidler (Canada) $8,887.50
- 9th place: Pratyush "Shane Gamble" Buddiga (Malta) $6,754.50
Event 33 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em
Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer nearly made yet another final table at the 2012 WCOOP in Event 33.
The tournament attracted 1,647 players including Angel Guillen, Jan Heitman, Fatima De Melo, George Lind, Andre Akkari, Martin Staszko, Ana Marquez, Mickey Petersen, Lex Veldhuis and Anders Berg.
Danzer put all his teammates to shame by crushing Day 1 of the contest and spending much of the day as the chip leader.
When Day 1 finally drew to a close there were only 11 players left and Danzer was third in chips with 1.2 million.
Incredibly Danzer was out in 11th place after attempting a massive bluff with seven-eight offsuit against chip leader sammycon23. Sammycon23 snapped him off with a pair of nines to win a 2+ million-chip pot.
Sammycon23 would ride his chip stack to a third place finish worth $40k while the U.K.’s Bumbulbee_G was the sole survivor, taking down $80,291.
Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts:
- 1st Bumbulbee_G (United Kingdom) - $80,291.61
- 2nd Student 407 (Russia) - $60,033.15
- 3rd sammycon23 (Australia) - $44,469.00
- 4th BoBoNe93 (Poland) - $29,646.00
- 5th tombo_pl (Poland) - $19,764.00
- 6th WTFOMFGOAO (Russia) - $12,352.50
Event 34 $320 PLO [6-Max, 1R1A]
Geore Danzer kept the pedal to the metal in the 2012 WCOOP and recorded yet another deep run in Event 34.
Event 34, a Pot-Limit Omaha affair, managed to draw 860 players and once re-buys and add-ons were added into the equation there was $555,600 up for grabs.
Dave “CrabMaki” Shallow and Johnny Lodden were a couple of the well known pros to make the money but all eyes were on George Danzer as he gunned for his second bracelet of the 2012 WCOOP.
Danzer’s run in the tournament finally came to an end when he busted in 10th place, nearly missing out on the final table.
The German is now second only to Mikal12345 in the 2012 WCOOP POY standings. Mikal12345 won two WCOOP bracelets earlier in this year’s series.
Danzer wasn’t the only notable pro to go out just before the final table as Ignat “0Human0” Liviu finished in eighth place.
Greek online player ZISIMO7 would eventually overwhelm a final table of lesser-known online players to win Event 34 for $97,952.
Here are the final table payouts for Event 34:
- 1st: ZISIMO7 (Greece) -- $97,952.28
- 2nd: Python817 (Canada) -- $72,228
- 3rd: Ti0373 (Russia) -- $55,560
- 4th: jezicarabbit (Canada) -- $38,892
- 5th: nussunlussun (Finland) -- $27,780
- 6th: djalminha (Portugal) -- $16,668
Event 35 $320 Triple Draw 2-7
After a number of deep runs in the 2012 WCOOP, PokerStars Pro Shane Schleger finally grabbed a seat at a final table in Event 35.
Event 35 drew a total of 423 players to create a prizepool of $128,400.
Interestingly Schleger won this exact event last year for $21k. This year the tournament was slightly bigger so Schleger had more motivation than ever to go back-to-back.
The New Yorker had a good chance to win, as he entered the final six as the chip leader. Anders “Donald” Berg was playing from the short stack.
Berg didn’t last long and was eliminated in sixth place by the nine-eight low of Iteopepe88. The three-time WCOOP winner picked up $4,558 for his efforts on Event 35.
Schleger’s bid for another WCOOP bracelet looked good for most of the final table but he got into trouble with three players left. Schleger was finally relegated to the rail by Iteopepe88 in third place for $14k.
Iteopepe88 and erras, nearly even in chips, quickly settled on a heads-up deal that left only $1,000 on the table. In the end it was Sweden’s erras who landed the knockout punch, good enough to earn him $22,283
Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts (*reflects a two-way deal):
- 1st place: erras (Sweden) - $22,683.20*
- 2nd place: Itepopepe88 (Hungary) - $22,000.00*
- 3rd place: shaniac (Mexico) - $14,124.00
- 4th place: F3nix35 (United Kingdom) - $9,758.40
- 5th place: Rabscuttle (Thailand) - $7,126.20
- 6th place: Donald (Norway) - $4,558.20
WCOOP Events Starting Today
11:00 ET – WCOOP-36 $215+R No-Limit Hold’em
- $215 buy-in $500,00 guaranteed
14:00 ET – WCOOP-37 $530 Omaha-8
- $530 buy-in $125,000 guaranteed
17:00 ET – WCOOP-38 $215 Pot-Limit Hold’em
- $215 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed