The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2008 is near the end of his impressive season. The players feel that they are few opportunities to win a bracelet are recorded in mass to the latest events, destroying quite a few of the prizes guaranteed.
Event # 29 of the 2008 World Series, $ 500, $ 30 NLHE w / rebuys (6-max)
It was the last event and repurchase of the series. The number of participants and aggression far surpassed the expectations of PokerStars, with three times the guaranteed prize pool of $ 400,000. After all rebuys and aggregates were delivered, the final award was the surprising sum of $ 1,260,500, with a first prize of just over $ 211,000. Of the 852 players who registered, only 132 would take a share of the prize.
An impressive number of professional registration PokerStars team to play the event, including Andre Akkari, Chad Brown, Bertrand Grospellier, Vicky Coren, Tom McEvoy, Gavin Griffin, Raymond Rahme, Dario Minieri, Victor Ramdin, Joe Hachem, Bill Chen, Greg Raymer, Lee Nelson, Luca Pagano, Katja Thater, Humberto Brenes, Vanessa Rousso, Hevad Khan, Alex Kravchenko, Steve Paul-Ambrose, Alexandre Gomes, Noah Boeken and Chris Moneymaker.
Only two of them came to the awards: Noah Boeken and Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier. Grospellier came to the 15th, the sixth time was among the top 15 in the WCOOP.
After hours of intense action the final table was pretty tight, considering the number of chips of the six finalists:
Seat 1: 1,247,525 grunter321
Seat 2: AceOfSpade11 3,212,254
Seat 3: DuckU 3,000,127
Seat 4: PiKappRaider 2,442,144
Seat 5: isuckoutonu 1,305,742
Seat 6: 1,508,208 Roothlus
After dominating the final table play, PiKappRaider arrived hand in hand as the chip leader by a margin of 2 to 1 on AceOfSpade11.
In just 10 minutes of game (and a break of 5 minutes) PiKappRaider AceOfSpade11 eliminated in second place, taking the $ 211,000 first prize and the WCOOP bracelet.
Event # 30, $ 1,050 Pot Limit Omaha
742 players registered for the event 30, making another massive prize. The PLO tournament was full of action and could see several of the PokerStars team professionals including Greg Raymer, Lee “LeeNelsonP *” Nelson, Vanessa “LadyMaverick” Rousso, Steve “stevejpa” Paul-Ambrose, Andre “aakkari” Akkari, Marcin “Goral” Horecki, and Vicky Coren.
The final order of arrival and the awards were the following:
1. salamandra24 $ 97,291.28
2. u_dirty_dog $ 110,000.00
3. iggymcfly $ 106,203.72
4. potstabber10 $ 55,650.00
5. phatman $ 38,955.00
6. Tmay420 $ 31,535.00
7. DAVIDOXXX $ 24,115.00
8. Skjervøy $ 16,695.00
9. styroben33 $ 10,462.20
It seems strange that the first place has won less than the second and third, but with only three players reached an agreement to share the prize, but being the short stack salamandra24 received less money.
Very soon after treatment, removed the chip leader iggymcfly third, and salamandra24 went on to win the WCOOP bracelet.