First Five WCOOP Events Have All Easily Topped Their Guarantees

Published on September 6th, 2010 5:05 pm EST

The King is sitting in his chair talking about the 2010 WCOOP startThe 2010 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars is off to a roaring start, as the first five events on this year's schedule have all easily surpassed their guarantees.

This year's WCOOP kicked off with a $215 NLHE 6-Max that featured a guaranteed prize pool of $1.25 million. WCOOP #1, which was eventually won by "AlexKP" from London, ended up with 9,001 entries and a total prize pool of over $1.8 million.

Event #2 ($10,300 NLHE High Roller) had a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. 313 people, including some of the best poker players in the world, decided to try their luck in this event, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $3.13 million. "CrabMaki" from Hornchurch, UK ended up walking away with the WCOOP bracelet and just over $600k after outlasting this very tough field.

Event #3 ($215 NLHE) featured a total guaranteed prize pool of $2 million as well. 12,066 players ended up turning out for the event, which created a total prize pool of $2,413,200. "joao bauer" from Goiania, Brazil was able to successfully navigate through this massive field and walk away with over $300k.


Event #4 ($320 PLO) and Event #5 ($320 NLHE, 6-Max Shootout) just got underway, with both tournaments easily surpassing their guarantees as well.

1805 players ended up turning out for Event #4, which created a total prize pool of $541,500. Pokerstars had guaranteed $200,000 for this event.

Event #5 ($320 NLHE, 6-Max Shootout) ended up filling to capacity (1,296 players), meaning that the $300k Guarantee was easily topped as well ($388,800).

Event #6 ($215+R NLHE Turbo) gets underway in a few hours.


So far, so good for Pokerstars and the 2010 WCOOP.


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