2014 PokerStars WCOOP Day 2: Canada Gets On the Board
Canada is on the board as the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) rolled on. On Monday, Day 2 of the 2014 PokerStars WCOOP featured the final day of play for the first three events and introduced Events 4 through 6.
“Gilbert978” earned our country's first title in Event 6, a $215 no-limit hold'em turbo rebuy with a $750,000 guarantee. Once again, the field smashed the guarantee with 2,126 entries and racking up 4,156 rebuys and add-ons. Gilbert978 cashed out for $140,026 after a four-way deal. Fellow-Canadian “jknack10” also made the final table, busting in fifth for $56,538.
There were 32 players who returned for Day 2 of the $109 no-limit holdem kickoff event. Day 1 chip leader “luis_faria” busted in 16th for $2,532. It was Estonia’s “RahvusKala” who took home the premier title and $137,290 after a heads-up chop with Denmark’s “7.045.pptY”. The top Canadian finish came from “call2light” who earned $30,387 for sixth place.
The Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition and second event of the series completed on Monday as well. Day 2 saw 57 players return to play down to a winner. “andresds” of Argentina captured the title and a $155,000 first-place prize after the final three players decided to chop up the remaining prize pool. “BrucePowers” was Canada’s top representative and had $19,044 deposited in his account for a sixth-place finish. “Explamation” also bared the Canadian flag at the final table. He was the first casualty and earned $13,076 for ninth.
Event 3, labeled as the Sunday Million Special Edition also came to a close. After a seven-way deal, Mexico’s “gutshtallin” claimed the biggest prize of the series. He earned $200,281 for the victory. Canada’s “GepettoAce” and Ami “UhhMee” Barer both made the final table. Barer busted ninth for $14,659 and GepettoAce scooped up $103,646 for third place after the deal was made.
WCOOP Event 4 was the next event to kick off. The $320 pot-limit Omaha six-max event featured a $300,000 guarantee. Like the first three events, the guarantee was easily met and when registration closed the tournament lobby showed 1,554 entries. Russian “Creatiff111” shipped the title for $57,576 defeating runner-up Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen and Canadian “YRWTHMELTHR”. Kevin “Stammdogg” Stammen and Team PokerStars Pro Christophe “chrisdm” de Meulder also made deep runs.
The fifth event was the last to finish the day. The $320 no-limit holdem six-max shootout almost doubled its guarantee. With 1,296 runners, 216 places were paid out their share of the $388,800 prize pool. For the first time this series, Canada did not have a player at the final table. When the final round was complete, Dutchman “lehout” took home the bracelet and $58,436 after a heads-up chop with Russian “MAMOHT_T”.
Another three events are slated for Day 3 of WCOOP 2014. Over $800,000 is up for grabs. Keep your eyes on PokerNews Canada for all of your WCOOP updates as the largest online poker series plays out over the next three weeks.