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WCOOP Day 3: Second Bracelet for 2FLY2TILT
Day 3 of the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker saw two more champions crowned, a new double-bracelet winner and big action in the $1,050 NL event.
Generating prize pools totaling more than $1.4 million, WCOOP events 7-9 smashed guarantees and continued to attract hordes of both amateurs and pros to the virtual felt.
We’ve got the details on those tournaments, plus a rundown of what to expect from the WCOOP in the next 24 hours.
WCOOP-07 - $215 PL Draw
With 516 players registering for the first non-flop game of this year’s WCOOP, Event 7 beat its guarantee by roughly 33%.
The total prize pool came in at $103,200 with $19,608 reserved for first.
That sum went to ranayr of Russia. He defeated Germany’s Martini_7777 to take his first WCOOP title.
66 players in total got paid, including former world champion Jon Duhamel who finished in 38th place for $567.60.
Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari almost pure-bubbled the event, finishing in 68th.
WCOOP-08 - $215 Triple Stud
Another non-Hold’em event, this tournament boasted a novel rotation of Stud High, Razz and Stud Hi-Lo.
534 players chipped in the $215 entrance fee to create a total prize pool of $106,800. That’s up from the $75,000 originally guaranteed.
Joel Adam “2FLY2TILT” Gordon was the last man standing, earning $20,185 and his second WCOOP title. Gordon, a 25-year-old tennis player turned online poker pro, won his first WCOOP title in 2009 in a $215 No-Limit 2-7 tournament.
Gordon defeated mddgfc from the UK who received $14,791 for his runner-up finish.
Players of note to cash in this event included Team PokerStars Pros George Danzer and Daniel Negreanu, who min-cashed in 71st and 72nd, respectively.
WCOOP-09 $1,050 NL Hold’em
Action in the $1,050 NL Hold’em continues today with 65 players remaining at time of publishing. Right now Maltese player 99NvrLosez is leading the charge to the $216,227 first place prize.
All told 1,237 players paid the relatively high buy-in for a piece of the $1,237,000 total prize pool. With 144 players getting paid we’ve already made it well over halfway into the money.
Already cashing in this event were Team PokerStars Pros ElkY Grospellier and Lex Veldhuis, JC “PrtyPsux” Alvarado and Rich “nutsinho” Lyndaker.
Jonathan Duhamel narrowly missed the money, finishing in 148th place.
Action in this event is ongoing.
Upcoming WCOOP Events
Three more WCOOP events get underway today.
Event 10, the $265 PL Omaha Knockout tournament begins at 6am ET. That’s got a guarantee of $225,000.
Event 11 is a $320 NL Hold’em Ante Up tournament with a guarantee of $300,000. That starts at 11am ET.
And finally Event 12, $215 Heads-up, kicks off at 2pm ET with a guarantee of $225,000.
Keep an eye on our Poker News section for continuing daily coverage of the 2011 WCOOP.