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WCOOP Day 4: James Obst Misses Second WCOOP Win
A final-table run by online tournament superman James “Andy McLEOD” Obst highlights day 4 of the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker.
Two more WCOOP titles were awarded yesterday, plus ongoing action in two other events.
Read on for the daily WCOOP details.
WCOOP-09 - $1,050 NL Hold’em
64 players made it through Day 1 in this event, returning to the virtual felt yesterday to decide who would take home the $216,227 first place prize.
At start of play Maltese player 99NvrLosez was in the number one spot but that lead would only carry him to 19th place.
In the end it was extasyman from Romania who put the tournament in the bag, earning six figures and his first WCOOP bracelet.
Canadian Team PokerStars Pro Patt Pezzin posted his best WCOOP result to date, finishing third for $117,515.
WCOOP-10 - $265 PL Omaha [Knockout]
The first Knockout tournament of this year’s WCOOP saw 1,271 players fighting not only for a top spot in the money, but also for the $50 bounty awarded for each elimination.
$43,214 was on the table for first, secured by Olkku from Finland after 13 hours of play.
Olkka defeated kysah from Australia who received just under $32k for his runner-up finish.
Team PokerStars Pro Marcin “Goral” Horecki continues his hot WCOOP run with a 58th place finish. That’s after two top-25 runs already this series.
WCOOP-11 - $320 NL Hold’em [Ante Up]
Ante Up tournaments feature a novel structure. While the blinds remain the same for the entire tournament, the antes steadily increase.
1,467 anted up, creating a $440,100 prize pool which easily cleared the event’s original $300k guarantee.
All eyes were on Australian tournament phenom James “Andy McLEOD” Obst when the 12 Day 1 survivors returned to the felt yesterday to play down to a winner. With more than $2.5 million earned in online tournaments on PokerStars alone, including both WCOOP and SCOOP titles, Obst had a chance to add yet another accolade to that long list.
Obst finished 9th, however, and pocketed just $4,533.
At time of publishing this event is heads-up between Ugnis of Lithuania and vitalya55 from Russia.
WCOOP-12 - $215 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up]
After two rounds of play in the first heads-up event of this year’s WCOOP the original 2,224 player field had been reduced to 256, all of whom would get paid.
Two more rounds cut that number down to the 64 who returned today to play down to a winner.
This event has over $444k in the prize pool and $75,616 waiting for first place, along with the WCOOP bracelet.
Today’s WCOOP Events
06.00 ET – WCOOP-13: $215 PL Omaha H/L [6-Max, 1R1A]
11.00 ET – WCOOP-14: $265 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Knockout]
14.00 ET – WCOOP-15: $215 Razz