WCOOP Day 17: Anders Berg Just Misses Fourth Bracelet

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14 events remain in the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker.

Three more events played out yesterday in the World Championship of Online Poker with Anders “Donald” Berg narrowly missing a record fourth bracelet.

After finishing second late last night Berg is still tied for most WCOOP wins with Ryan “g0lfa” D’Angelo and Dan “djkk123” Kelly.

In addition to that, two other events began on day 16 of the 2011 WCOOP.

WCOOP-46: $320 Mixed PL Hold’em/Omaha

917 players bought into this mixed pot-limit tournament, creating a total prize pool of $275,100 and a first-place purse of $45,795.67.

After roughly 11 hours Tim Piper of the UK laid claim to the biggest share of the money while runner-up PJShark78 took $39,485.

Venezuelan Team PokerStars Pro Jorge “twin-caracas” Arias finished 32nd. Other notables to cash included Jon “PearlJammer” Turner (42nd), Alex Kravchenko (48th) and Liv Boeree (67th).

WCOOP-47: $530 Stud H/L

This mid-level buy-in Stud Hi-Lo event saw Anders “Donald” Berg enter the final table in chip leader with a shot to become the only online poker player to have won four WCOOP bracelets.

While that record managed to elude the Team PokerStars Online pro, Berg did make it to heads-up before bowing out in second place.

Alex Kravchenko had his second WCOOP cash of the day, finishing 12th for $2,260. His fellow Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier finished slightly further back in 20th.

Also cashing in this tournament was Scott “BigRiskky” Clements and recent WCOOP winners Shane “Shaniac” Schleger and Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah.

WCOOP-48: $1,050 NL Hold’em

$1.13 million was up for grabs in this two-day event, thanks to the over 1,000-person field. By end of day just 49 remained, all of whom will return today to play for the $182,340 first place prize.

The chip leader when play resumes will be CoooKay from Canada. Also still in it is Team PokerStars Pro Juan Ignacio “Nacho” Barbero.

117 places were paid which means plenty of players eliminated yesterday left with money in their virtual pockets.

Among them were Steve “gboro780” Gross and Vivian Im.

06.00 ET – WCOOP-49: $215 NL Hold’em [1R1A]

  • $215 buy-in – $400,000 guaranteed (late registration until 08.00 ET)

11.00 ET – WCOOP-50: $215 NL Hold’em [Big Antes]

  • $215 buy-in - $350,000 guaranteed

14.00 ET – WCOOP-51: $320 PL Omaha H/L

  • $320 buy-in - $175,000 guaranteed

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