Michael "Timex" McDonald Leading With 8 Players LeftPublished on September 20th, 2015 8:53 pm EST
A total of 46 players ended up turning out for Event #47 ($51,000 Super High Roller NLHE) of the 2015 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) tournament, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $2,300,000.00. This was, according to Pokerstars, the largest buy-in tournament in the site's decade plus history.
As expected, many of the top poker players in the world turned out for this tournament. "Team Pokerstars Pro" was well represented, as Jason Mercier, Ike Haxton and Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu all decided to plunk down the $51,000 to enter. In addition, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky and Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro were just some of the well-known names who also elected to play.
The top 6 spots in this event will pay out, with everybody who cashes being guaranteed a minimum of $126,500.00. Here is the complete list of payouts:
1st - $851,000.00
2nd - $575,000.00
3rd - $345,000.00
4th - $230,000.00
5th - $172,500.00
6th - $126,500.00
This is a two-day event, with the first day of play having wrapped up after the tournament played down to the final eight players. Here are the eight players who will be battling for the $851,000 first place prize on Monday:
1. Timex, 237,712
2. Cejakas14, 214,540
3. dpeters17, 195,294
4. Ben86, 193,912
5. CrownUpGuy, 145,222
6. fish2013, 69,783
7. Nopaleva, 53,427
8. cuffme, 40,110
Some of the names that you may recognize at the final table include Michael "Timex" McDonald, Ben "Ben86" Tollerene and Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz.
The biggest buy-in tournament in the history of Pokerstars will resume at 12:30 ET on Monday afternoon.
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