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WCOOP Day 22: $47 million in Prizes Across 62 Events
The 2011 World Championship of Online Poker is almost over and it generated over $47 million in prizes across 62 events since the series began September 4th.
Five new WCOOP champions have been crowned since we checked in last, with the final two events resuming this afternoon. That includes the $5,200 main event that built a total prize pool of over $8 million.
Daniel Negreanu was just one of the big names cashing in this weekend. He made the final table of the $10k 8-Game championship, his 13th cash of the 2011 WCOOP.
WCOOP-55: $530 NL Hold’em [1R1A]
831 players bought in to this cubed event, a format that affords each player the option of buying one re-buy and one add-on. The original buy-ins, plus 562 re-buys and 515 add-ons, created a total prize pool of $954,000.
The biggest share and the WCOOP bracelet went to HR_Dub of Canada. He took $172,674 for defeating the UK’s fabstinho heads-up.
Pierre “Zoutechamp” Neuville managed a fourth-place finish which earned him $69,642.
WCOOP-56: $1,050 FL Hold’em [6-Max]
This high buy-in Limit Hold’em event saw 284 players cough up their $1k to almost double the event’s $150,000 guarantee.
When the battle was done Joe "ender555" Ebanks was the only player left standing, earning $62,480 and the WCOOP title. He defeated Roenepoen from the NetherLands.
Team PokerStars Pro Patt Pezzin finished 7th, capping off a great WCOOP, and Team PokerStars Online player Randy “nanonoko” Lew finished 14th.
WCOOP-57: $215 NL Omaha H/L [10-min levels]
The final event to kick off Friday featured 951 runners and a total prize pool of $190,200. That was more than double the event’s $75k guarantee.
It took less than eight hours to decide a winner with nemisoi of Russia defeating UlDuffer from Ireland heads-up. Thanks to a two-way deal $31,002 went to first and $27,959 went to second.
All told 126 players got paid, including Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy (11th), 2011 WCOOP bracelet winner Big_Nemo (31st) and former EPT Berlin winner Kevin “ImaLuckSack” MacPhee (92nd).
WCOOP-58: $530 PL Omaha [Heads-Up]
This heads-up PLO event attracted 401 players, putting together a total prize pool of $200,500. The biggest share of that pot went to MiPwynYa from Brazil, who defeated celebrated tournament pro Scott “BigRiskky” Clements in the final match to earn $50,125.
Clements, who has won two WSOP bracelets and two WPT titles, was forced to settle for $26,065 for his runner up finish.
WCOOP-59: $2,100 HORSEWCOOP-60: $215 NL Hold’em
The last event to play out on Saturday was a high-stakes HORSE event that drew 141, including some of the biggest names in online poker.
The final table reflected the field’s caliber with Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier finishing 5th, 2007 WSOP Main Event final tablist Alex Kravchenko in 6th and BrynKenney in 8th.
p3rc4 from Norway took top honors and $61,335 after defeating Finland’s turataika heads-up.
Also cashing in this event were Andre Akkari (12th), Dylan “ImaLucSac” Linde (13th), Chad Brown (16th), James “AndyMcLEOD” Obst (18th) and Ivan Demidov (24th).
WCOOP-61: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller]
This high-roller 8-Game event played down to the final two yesterday and has already concluded after resuming this morning.
American Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov and Russia’s Ostrov were the only remnants of the 70 players who originally bought into this event, with the latter emerging victorious after a short heads-up match today.
Ostrov took $210,000 for the win while Katchalov pocketed $140,000 for runner-up.
Also going deep was Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu (5th), Anders “Donald” Berg (7th) and Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko (9th). Just nine players were paid in this event.
WCOOP-62: $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event
1,627 players bought into the $5k main event yesterday, building an astonishing $8,135,000 total prize pool.
$1,464,300 is waiting for first and 176 players will be returning today to fight for it. Leading the charge when play resumes is NUTZBOT of Russia.
Still in it is Fredrik “H@££INGGOL” Halling in 17th on the chip counts, Tom “kingsofcards” Marchese in 27th, Jared “Harrington10” Bleznick in 29th, Eugene Katchalov in 37th, JohnnyLodden in 53rd, Steve “gboro780” Gross in 68th, Alex “Assasinato” Fitzgerald in 74th and Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen in 79th.
Keep an eye on our Poker News section for the winner story later this afternoon.