WCOOP Day 2: ASIAAN, ezepoker90 Among First Winners

Jim Collopy
Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy had a deep run in Event 2.

The first five tournaments of the PokerStars 2012 WCOOP have been completed with millions awarded.

Monday was a very busy day for online action as both Events 1 and 2 carried over an extra day from Sunday with a massive $300k first-place set to be awarded in Event 2.

In addition Event 3: $320 PLO, Event 4: $320 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Shootout and Event 5: $215+R No-Limit Hold’em Turbo were all started and finished yesterday.

Check below for a recap of each event.

Event 1: $215 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max

The first event of the 2012 WCOOP drew 7,322 players on Sunday with 63 returning yesterday to battle it out for $184k first-place prize.

A number of the notable players still left in the tournament busted early as Marc-Andre “FrenchDawg” Ladouceur, David “Betudontbet” Emmons and David “My Brim Low” Ivers all busted in within the first couple hours of play.

Meanwhile Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy, who came second to Gus Hansen in their famous WSOPE heads-up match, made a deep run that eventually saw him finish just shy of the final table in 14th place for $8,786.

By the time the final table of six had been reached, Argentinean ezepoker90 had amassed 22 million chips and was the massive chip leader.

Ezepoker90 put the chips to good use and eventually beat EspBju heads-up to win the tournament.

Here are the complete final table results (*reflects a four-way deal):

1. ezepoker90 - $184,388*
2. EspBju - $132,213*
3. moyerboide - $120,415*
4. TEENageTuRtL - $112,135*
5. Phantom4444 - $36,610
6. flysohigh - $21,966

Event 2: $215 No-Limit Hold’em

Event 2 was the showcase event on Sunday with a total of 10,608 players showing up to create a prizepool of over $2 million.

In terms of eliminations it was a bloody Sunday with just 133 players getting through to Monday.

Sandra Naujoks was the lone Team PokerStars Pro to survive but she fell early on Day 2. The former EPT Dortmund winner ended up receiving $1,379 for coming in 129th place.

By the time the final table was reached both ASIAAN and gorogheee had distanced themselves from the pack with 22 million chips each.

Surprisingly goroghee only managed sixth while ASIAAN went on to win the tournament. Fortunately for gorogheee there was a chop with six players left.

Here’s a look at the final table payouts (*reflects a 6-way deal):

1. ASIAAN - $231,221*
2. Kotovi - $129,526*
3. SLUMMDOGG51 - $160,291*
4. KevBoyStar - $135,322*
5. pablotavi - $127,894*
6. goroghee - $154,025*
7. jollyholl914 - $42,432
8. tommytight - $23,337
9. daveyt86 - $14,851

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis

Event 3: $320 Pot-Limit Omaha

Online player utvekklo2 outlasted 1,714 to win the first non-Hold’em event of the 2012 WCOOP yesterday.

With over $500k up for grabs, there were numerous Team PokerStars Pros on hand including Richard Toth, George Danzer and Lex Veldhuis.

In the end Veldhuis would be the last PokerStars pro to fall when he busted in 116th place.

Huiiiiiiiiii entered the final table as the chip leader but fell just short of heads-up action when he busted in third place. Fortunately thanks to a three-way deal he didn’t miss out on that much cash.

Instead Sweden’s utvekklo2 defeated JAAKARHU99 heads-up to win $65,717. JAAKARHU99 technically received more, thanks to the three-player chop.

Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts (*reflects three-way deal):

1. utvekklo2 - $65,717*
2. JAAKARHU99 - $68,926*
3. Huiiiiiiiiii - $57,692*
4. Sick Pastorr - $34,451
5. Hustla16 - $24,424
6. 4DTitle - $19,282
7. ShankingYou - $14,140
8. I_Mr_U_Bean - $8,998
9. Paris Dedes - $5,142

Event 4: $320 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Shootout

Raaadzio91 emerged victorious from the 1,296-player WCOOP 6-Max Shootout event on Monday.

The event was very pro-heavy with Daniel Negreanu, Alex Kravchenko, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, George Lind and Shane Schleger all taking a virtual seat.

It was former WCOOP winner Steve “gboro780” Gross who put on the most impressive performance, however, as he finished in ninth place, narrowly missing out on the final table.

Raaadzio91 got a quick start at the final table and never looked back, eventually beating C-Mor87 heads-up. No deal was needed in this event.

Here’s a look at the complete final table payouts:

1. Raaadzio91 - $62,208
2. C-Mor87 - $46,656
3. Andrzejeczek - $34,992
4. Spyver - $23,328
5. Allucan3at - $15,552
6. xSuPrA - $9,642

Daniel Negreanu and J.P. Kelly
Daniel Negreanu is down with the rebuy.

Event 5: $215+R No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

Mexican player RenRad 01 successfully navigated through a virtual minefield in the first rebuy tournament of the 2012 WCOOP.

As expected the rebuys were flying fast and furious in the early stages of the tournament with pros like Daniel Negreanu willing to gamble on purchasing a few more bullets.

A total of 1,807 players bought into the tournament but the overall prizepool blossomed thanks to 2,834 rebuys. A prizepool of $1.1 million was generated in the tournament with 234 players getting paid.

Team PokerStars Online’s Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen got bragging rights over his teammates as he was the last PokerStars pro to bust. Pettersen made it to 29th place where he picked up $3,796.

RenRad 01 entered the final table as a middle stack but won an early flip with ace-queen versus pocket sevens. It wasn’t long after that RenRad 01 acquired the chip lead.

Despite a four-way deal, RenRad would go on to beat arnon shraga heads-up to earn the biggest payday in the tournament, worth $144k.

Here are the complete final table payouts:

1. RenRad 01 - $144,086*
2. arnon shraga - $111,774*
3. Lermonad - $135,130*
4. Efffel - $110,294*
5. Daskalos20 - $54,644
6. wowKKa - $42,564
7. Aduobe4 - $31,060
8. Joe soprano - $20,132
9. El17@bk - $11,504

Today’s WCOOP Events

11:00 ET - $215 WCOOP-6 No-Limit Draw

  • $215 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed

14:00 ET - $215 WCOOP-7 Triple Stud

  • $215 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed

17:00 ET - $1,050 WCOOP-8 No-Limit Hold’em

  • $1,050 buy-in $750,000 guaranteed

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