Pros Go Deep At WCOOP Events

Pros Go Deep At WCOOP Events

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

One of the highlights of PokerStars’s World Championship of Online Poker, and indeed the online poker calendar in general, is the 2-day event hosted at the world’s largest poker site.

This event began and finished this week, crowning a new champion in the shape of NYC P.I.M.P. and giving six-figure payouts to the top six players. PokerStars pros Humberto Brenes and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier made deep runs through the field of 3,467 players who had all put up $1,000 for the tournament. The former finished in 16th place and the latter 14th, but Grospellier will not be too disappointed – earlier in the series he came second in the $25,000 buy-in heads-up event.

The last five standing agreed to a deal that left $60k in play for the winner:

Mary 717 — $288,155
CamoJr — $230,388
Mark “QuasiFiction” Hirleman — $340,000
Christian “C.K.” Kruel — $226,965
NYC P.I.M.P — $197,953

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