‘Stevesbets’ wins PokerStars WCOOP $25,000 Heads Up Event

‘Stevesbets’ wins PokerStars WCOOP $25,000 Heads Up Event

Monday, 15 September 2008

It seems that $25,000 buy-in tournaments are contagious. Last weeks’s FTOPS series showcased a pot-limit Omaha event with a meaty buy-in, with Slaktarn eventually beating Patrik Antonius in the final. Not to be outdone, the Pokerstars heads-up hold’em tournament attracted a similarly star-studded field, with another online legend beating one of the hosting site's lead pros.

For those who are unfamiliar with ‘stevesbets’ – aka Steven Jacobs – the man is an online legend. With blow ups and rants which would make Phil Hellmuth seek the nearest security blanket, Jacobs is a fearsome player who doesn’t take losing too lightly. Just as well he won this one then, isn’t it.

The 64 players who lined up for the tournament included some of the biggest names in poker – Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Chis Moneymaker and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier were all in the field. Indeed Grospellier would make it to the final, only to be beaten to the $560,000 winner’s cheque.

ITM finishers for WCOOP Event #19

1: stevesbets $560000.00
2: ElkY $320000.00
3: zivziv $160000.00
4: GavinGriffin $160000.00
5: LadyMaverick $100000.00
6: VictorRamdin $100000.00
7: PAW717 $100000.00
8: brianm15 $100000.00

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