Day 3 of the 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) featured another three events with the spotlight on WCOOP Event 9, the Super Tuesday Special Edition.
The $1,050 no-limit hold'em event had a $1,000,000-guaranteed prize pool and, after registration closed with 1,848 runners, that number lifted to $1,848,000. Scheduled as a two-day event, play was halted at the end of Level 25. Canada had players all over the top of the leaderboard for most of the day and when the final hand was played “Maathematixx” was sitting on top. Fellow Canadian players “BabyGrand”, “foundinflood”, and “CSWAMI” are also in the hunt.
There were 216 places paid and the remaining 132 moving on to Day 2 have now locked up $2,680. The top prize, barring any final table deals, is $303,164. Play will resume at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
The first event of the day, WCOOP 7, was a $215 no-limit draw with a $50,000 guarantee. Argentina’s “scuel1975” took down the title and the $16,757 first-place prize after defeating 432 opponents. Canada did not fare to well in the seventh event of the series. With 60 players making the money, only three Canadians received a share of the prize pool. “jusgivithere” had the best finish, busting in 37th for $476.
The second event of the day and eighth of the series was a $215 no-limit Omaha hi-lo six-max with a $75,000 guarantee. This event smashed the guarantee with 1,075 entries creating a prize pool worth $215,000. “win to eat” of Moldova claimed the title and $36,012. There were 144 places paid and the best Canadian finish came from Kyle “kjulius10” Julius who made the final table but was the first one evicted, busting in sixth place for $6,450.
Throughout the series, all eyes are locked on the WCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard. Along with the prestige of such a title, the winner will receive a Champion’s Trophy, 2015 PCA Main Event package, 2015 EPT Grand Final Package, and a 2015 TCOOP Main Event Ticket.
After three days of play, Russian “Creatiff111” holds a 30 point lead atop the leaderboard. Canada’s “Gilbert978” is sitting in a tie for second place.
Day 4 will feature the completion of the Super Tuesday Special Edition and the introduction of three more events with $600,000 guaranteed. 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.