WCOOP Day 18: Two Deep Runs for Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu
It seems like just a matter of time before Negreanu wins his first WCOOP.

Daniel Negreanu, second on the all-time live tournament money list, flexed his online MTT muscles with two deep runs on Day 18 of the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker.

While the money Negreanu banked yesterday pales in comparison to his almost $15 million in live earnings, the Canadian Team PokerStars Pro continues to put himself in position to win his first WCOOP bracelet.

All told four more WCOOP champions were crowned, including the first win in history for a player from the United Arab Emirates.

WCOOP-48: $1,050 NL Hold’em

This two-day event concluded yesterday with 49 of the original 1,013 players returning to fight it out for the top spot.

At day’s end that honor, and the $182,340 first place prize, went to jdtjpoker playing out of Mexico. He defeated EDWARDHOPPER of Denmark who earned $131,690 for second place.

Over $1 million in prizes were awarded to the top 117 finishers in this event. Among them were notable names like Juan Ignacio “Nacho” Barbero, Steve “gboro780” Gross and South Korean member of Team PokerStars Pro Vivian Im.

WCOOP-49: $215 NL Hold’em [1R1A]

This “Cubed” tournament, referring to the original buy-in, one re-buy and one add-on, attracted 1,157 and built a total prize pool of $505,800. That was thanks in part to 754 re-buys and 618 add-ons purchased by the players.

CASINO ROYAL became the first player from the United Arab Emirates to win a WCOOP bracelet when he defeated Hungary’s tbac1 heads-up.

$87,301 and the bracelet went to first place while $63,225 was awarded to the runner-up.

WCOOP-50: $215 NL Hold’em [Big Antes]

Event 50 drew a massive field of 2,453, building a total prize pool of $490,600. That was in excess of the tournament’s $350k guarantee.

By end of day just one player was left, PjotrNL of the Netherlands who pocketed $78,496 and the title. RandomRab from the UK finished runner-up for $58,749.

Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu made it within sight of the big money, finishing 23rd.

WCOOP-51: $320 PL Omaha H/L

Non-Hold’em WCOOP events continue to prove that other games are steadily gaining popularity in online poker. This Omaha Hi-Lo event attracted 907 players and beat the $175k guarantee by almost $100,000.

Daniel Negreanu posted another deep run, finishing 21st. That was Negreanu’s 11th cash so far in the 2011 WCOOP.

Dylan “ImaLucSac” Linde continued his WCOOP heater with a fourth place finish, good for just under $20,000.

mnstrkrll of Finland was the eventual winner. He took $48,978.  

06.00 ET – WCOOP-52: $320 NL Hold’em

  • $320 buy-in – $400,000 guaranteed (late registration until 09.00 ET)

11.00 ET – WCOOP-53: $530+R NL Hold’em

  • $530 buy-in - $600,000 guaranteed

14.00 ET – WCOOP-54: $2,100 PL Omaha [6-Max]

  • $2,100 buy-in - $450,000 guaranteed

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