78 Re-Entries Creates Total Prize Pool of Over $3.5 MillionPublished on September 19th, 2016 3:03 am EST
Despite Pokerstars offending many high stakes players with their changes to the Supernova and Supernova Elite rewards programs over the past year, the site's high buy-in tournaments continue to enjoy increasingly large numbers.
Day 1 of the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) $10,000 High Roller event took place earlier today on Pokerstars. The tournament, which had a guarantee of $2 million, ended up attracting a total of 278 unique players, including the likes of Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Jason Mercier and Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo. These 278 players contributed an additional $780,000 to the prize pool in the form of re-entries, which pushed the total prize pool for the event up to a whopping $3,560,000. Last year's $10,000 WCOOP event attracted more unique players (300), though the total number of re-entries was much smaller (40).
The tournament is a two-day event which will conclude sometime on Monday evening.
There are currently 56 players that are still alive in the event. Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk, who has been in the news quite a bit as of late if you follow online poker message boards, is currently the chipleader for the tournament, as he managed to finish Day 1 with a stack of 436,297 in chips.
The list of the top 10 stacks heading into Day 2 contains some very familiar names:
"Mr. Tim Caum", 194,566
The top 39 spots in this tournament will pay out, with a mini-cash worth $28,964.51.
The eventual winner of the event will take home $656,866.11, while the runner-up will receive $484,586.44.
The tournament will resume at 12:30 ET on Monday, September 19th.
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