Strong Turnout For First Event of WCOOP 2014Published on September 8th, 2014 5:31 pm EST
"RahvusKala" outlasted a total of 10,129 entrants to take down the first event of this year's WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars. Following a heads-up deal in which the winner was given an extra $14,000, "RahvusKala" of Estonia ended up walking away with a total payday of $137,289.83, while runner-up "7.045.pptY" of Denmark took home $113,771.85.
The event, which was dubbed the "WCOOP Kickoff", was a $109 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament. Pokerstars guaranteed a total prize pool of $700,000 but the massive 10,129 entrant turnout ended up bumping up the pool to over a million dollars. It's pretty safe to say that you'll see this trend of prize pools easily exceeding their guarantees continuing throughout the entirety of the WCOOP.
"RahvusKala" and "7.045.pptY" had quite the back-and-forth battle during heads-up play.
The final hand of the event came with "RahvusKala" holding a 2-to-1 chip lead. "RahvusKala" pushed all-in over the top of a pre-flop raise from "7.045.pptY" and the eventual second place finisher called. The two players turned up:
The flop came Td-Jh-2s, giving "RahvusKala" a pair of Tens and the lead in the hand. "7.045.pptY", however, still had plenty of outs (King, Queen for the straight). The turn and river ran out 6h-8d, however, and "RahvusKala" was declared the winner.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:
1. RahvusKala (Estonia) -- $137,289.83*
2. 7.045.pptY (Denmark) -- $113,771.85*
3. Drogbaaaaaaa (Russia) -- $75,410.40
4. Brendy88 (Czech Republic) -- $50,645.00
5. Kabotajoe (Germany) -- $40,516.00
6. call2light (Canada) -- $30,387.00
7. MG10tze (Germany) -- $20,258.00
8. Hasseh922 (Finland) -- $11,141.90
9. Mutombooh (Germany) -- $7,090.30
All in all, a very strong start to this year's WCOOP on Pokerstars.
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