78 Re-Entries Creates Total Prize Pool of Over $3.5 Million

Published on September 19th, 2016 3:03 am EST

The King is sitting in his office, making a point about the 2016 WCOOP poker tournamentDespite 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:

"WCG|Rider", 436,297
"Ce$ar$spa", 313,233
"TheTakeOver", 277,509
"probirs", 270,653
"mexican222", 262,108
"Admiral19793", 217,838
"Firaldo87", 203,611
"Mr. Tim Caum", 194,566
"dpeters17", 192,408
"SamRostan", 176,415


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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