PokerStars WCOOP – Kravchenko leads $10,000 8-game

PokerStars WCOOP – Kravchenko leads $10,000 8-game

Monday, 27 September 2010

The World Championship of Online Poker is wrapping up, but it saved the best for last. As well as the Main Event which will make three players dollar millionaires, the $10,300 8-Game tournament is a great one for the pros.

Rotating through Limit 2-7 Triple Draw; Limit Hold ‘em; Limit Omaha Hi/Lo; Razz; Stud; Stud Hi/Lo; No Limit Hold ‘em and Pot Limit Omaha, the game is a true test of overall poker mastery. It’s no surprise, then, that Daniel Negreanu just missed the final table when he finished in 11th place.

Negreanu caused some fuss in the early stages – he called out FTOPS Main Event winner kirbynator, who is now at the final table of the WCOOP 8-Game. Negreanu took issue with kirbynator stalling and timing down during the 2-7 round, which he admitted was his weakest game.

Such stalling is not illegal, but then again neither is slowrolling. It is considered unethical and a bit naughty, quite frankly. Most of the pros at Negreanu’s table agreed, saying that if you couldn’t play all eight games then you shouldn’t enter an 8-game event.

The full final table standings are as follows:

1st: Alex "Kravchenko" Kravchenko (493,692 chips)
2nd: bigfish302 (323,010 chips)
3rd: kirbynator (249,514 chips)
4th: Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (109,221 chips)
5th: Indigoae (83,999 chips)
6th: Jose "nachobarbero" Barbero (70,564 chips)

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