XTheDecanoX Wins WCoOP #16 for $250k

XTheDecanoX Wins WCoOP #16 for $250k

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Once again the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker absolutely smashed guarantees, with the $1,050 No-Limit Hold ‘em event attracting 1,558 players for a $1,558,000 prize pool – over three times the $500k guarantee.

This guaranteed six figures for the top four players and put the first prize at over a quarter of a million dollars. Team PokerStars PROs Joe Hachem, Barry Greenstein, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, Hevad Khan, Katja Thater, and Vanessa Rousso all entered but busted early.

Alexander Gomes, Angel Guillen, Bill Chen, Darus Suharto, Emad Tahtouh, Jason Mercier, and Daniel Negreanu all got a little further but failed to penetrate the money bubble.

The final table eventually looked like this, with two players the clear leaders:

Seat 1: cabbie182 (1,063,936 in chips)
Seat 2: O0Brian0O (1,943,978 in chips)
Seat 3: amrasaralond (412,880 in chips)
Seat 4: hoodini10 (937,959 in chips)
Seat 5: DuckU (1,279,339 in chips)
Seat 6: Holla10 (1,280,776 in chips)
Seat 7: skilled_sox (3,834,827 in chips)
Seat 8: XTheDecanoX (3,137,342 in chips)
Seat 9: pedmend (1,688,963 in chips)

Eventually it came down to these two – XtheDecanoX and skilled_sox squared off over the title, with the former holding a near 4-1 chip lead. Predictably it was soon over – despite doubling up in the first hand, skilled_sox eventually lost out holding two pair to trips.

The full final table placings and payouts are as follows:

1st place: XTheDecanoX ($249,280.00)
2nd place: skilled_sox ($186,960.00)
3rd place: DuckU ($140,220.00)
4th place: pedmend ($102,438.50)
5th place: hoodini10 ($74,005.00)
6th place: O0Brian0O ($57,646.00)
7th place: Holla10 ($42,066.00)
8th place: cabbie182 ($27,265.00)
9th place: amrasaralond ($15,580.00)


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