The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has declared a winner in its Event #8, the No-Limit Hold'em $1,000 + $50 guaranteed $1 million tournament.
The event took place this past Sunday, September 11th and boasted a player turn out of 1,790, which boosted the prize pool to a whopping $1,790,000. A total of 180 places were paid, with first to fourth place finishers receiving sums in the six figures. The tournament began at 4:30 p.m. (EST) and ended at 4:29 a.m. (EST). Starting chip count for each player was $2,500.
One of the final table contestants, VikingVII, actually won his seat to this million dollar event by participating in a Frequent Player Point freeroll event. Another player at the final table, bILiaRds, was playing his second final table in the WCOOP, having cashed in Event #1. And, a third player at the table, animalmother, is a pro who has been playing for 30 years. These players were joined by the following opponents at the start of Event #8's final table:
|1.||DJ16097 (Delray Beach, CA)||$395,617|
|2.||Dewana (Madison Heights, MI)||$383,118|
|3.||jerrod (Avon, CT)||$720,720|
|4.||animalmother (Las Vegas, NV)||$722,962|
|5.||Illuminee (Borlange, Sweden)||$415,298|
|6.||ayaz (Houston, TX)||$283,510|
|7.||ElkY (Seoul, Korea)||$293,761|
|8.||VikingVII (Petaluma, CA)||$1,178,582|
|9.||bILiaRds (Tucson, AZ)||$81,432|
As final table play progressed, bILiaRds was knocked out in ninth place, followed by ElkY, Dewana, animalmother, Illuminee, jerrod, ayaz, and DJ16097, leaving VikingVII to collect the first place prize of $316,638.
The final table results are as follows:
|1st||VikingVII (Petaluma, CA)||$316,638.00|
|2nd||DJ16097(Delray Beach, CA)||$223,519.00|
|3rd||ayaz (Houston, TX)||$238,493.00|
|4th||jerrod (Avon, CT)||$112,770.00|
|5th||Illuminee (Borlange, Sweden)||$91,290.00|
|6th||animalmother (Las Vegas, NV)||$71,600.00|
|7th||Dewana (Madison Heights, MI)||$53,700.00|
|8th||ElkY (Seoul, Korea)||$37,232.00|
|9th||bILiaRds (Tucson, AZ)||$24,523.00|
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