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Another day gone by, and another great event in the books! This time it was the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) event #24, $500+$30 USD Hold’em No Limit Heads-Up.  1564 hopefuls showed up for a night of extremely deepstacked poker, to determine once and for all who is the best NLHE HU player. All the biggest names in the game currently showed up, including 20 Buck Spin, our own Nutsinho, David “Chino23” Rheem, skilled_sox, Greg “FossilMan” Raymer, Joe Hachem, THE__D__RY, paulgees81, Victor Ramdin, RasZi, TorontoToro, Chris “Money800” Moneymaker, and many more! This event’s prize pool was $1,000,000, and only 256 places would be paid. Needless to say, a lot of money was to be made tonight, not to mention the prestige that comes with being a winner of a WCOOP event, not to mention one as tough as Event #24.
Among many notables, Olivier “Adonis112” Busquet, skilled_sox, and Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi, all had cashes in this event, and would prove to do the same in the next event, Event #27 $25,500 NLHE HU.
Other notables were Barry Greenstein, our own Johan “busto_soon” Van Til, perrenial SNE Jorj95, and feared HU player JERRRY.
Hand coverage begins with 8 remaining.

Dokosoko gets to know the hard way, that when you need the flush to hit, it just won’t. straights work that way too.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 6400/12800 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

imashokU (SB) (t2845021)
Dokosoko (BB) (t994979)

Preflop:
imashokU bets t38400, Dokosoko calls t25600

Flop: (t76800) 10, 7, 5 (2 players)
Dokosoko checks, imashokU bets t51200, Dokosoko raises to t185000, imashokU raises to t2806621 (All-In), Dokosoko calls t771579 (All-In)

Turn: (t1989958) 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t1989958) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t1989958

Results:
imashokU had 10, Q (three of a kind, tens).
Dokosoko had 8, 9 (one pair, tens).
Outcome: imashokU won t1989958

imashokU shocks Dokosoko, sending him home in 8th place collecting $27,500 for his efforts tonight. Congrats!

Next to go, in 7th place, is Pechorin, who sees TPTK get burned by two pair on a relatively harmless flop:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 7680/15360 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

MyRabbiFoo (BB) (t2654720)
Pechorin (SB) (t1185280)

Preflop:
Pechorin bets t46080, MyRabbiFoo calls t30720

Flop: (t92160) 6, J, A (2 players)
MyRabbiFoo checks, Pechorin bets t61440, MyRabbiFoo raises to t199680, Pechorin calls t138240

Turn: (t491520) Q (2 players)
MyRabbiFoo bets t365000, Pechorin raises to t939520 (All-In), MyRabbiFoo calls t574520

River: (t2370560) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t2370560

Results:
Pechorin had K, A (one pair, Aces).
MyRabbiFoo had A, J (two pair, Aces and Jacks).
Outcome: MyRabbiFoo won t2370560

Pechorin also takes home $27,500 for his play tonight, so congrats!

6th: You just know overpairs are no good on low flops, without redraws, and for a ton of big bets

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 12800/25600 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

pilsuhng (BB) (t1301960)
JakusKhan (SB) (t2538040)

Preflop:
JakusKhan bets t76800, pilsuhng raises to t204800, JakusKhan calls t128000

Flop: (t409600) 4, 5, 8 (2 players)
pilsuhng bets t204800, JakusKhan raises to t716800, pilsuhng raises to t1097160 (All-In), JakusKhan calls t380360

Turn: (t2603920) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t2603920) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t2603920

Results:
JakusKhan had 4, 4 (three of a kind, fours).
pilsuhng had 9, 9 (one pair, nines).
Outcome: JakusKhan won t2603920

pilsuhng now knows this too, and got $27,500 richer while taking the lesson. Congrats!

5tha: My, how do things turn around. First the setup:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 15360/30720 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

William (SB) (t2435840)
joe E scar (BB) (t1404160)

Preflop:
William bets t61440, joe E scar raises to t184320, William calls t122880

Flop: (t368640) 7, 6, 8 (2 players)
joe E scar bets t245760, William raises to t2251520 (All-In), joe E scar calls t974080 (All-In)

Turn: (t2808320) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t2808320) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t2808320

Results:
William had K, K (two pair, Kings and sixes).
joe E scar had A, J (flush, Jack high).
Outcome: joe E scar won t2808320

Then the knockout punch, a mere two hands later (5thb) GG last remaining PokerStars Pro William Thorson:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 15360/30720 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

William (SB) (t1000960)
joe E scar (BB) (t2839040)

Preflop:
William bets t61440, joe E scar raises to t1935360, William calls t939520 (All-In)

Flop: (t2001920) 6, 9, 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t2001920) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t2001920) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t2001920

Results:
William had J, K (high card, Ace).
joe E scar had 9, A (two pair, Aces and nines).
Outcome: joe E scar won t2001920

And he also takes home $27,500 for his efforts tonight. Could have been a lot better seeing he held the chiplead for most of the match, but he did not offer any sacrificial goats to the poker gods and had to pay the price.

4tha, imashokU puts his opponent on a probable flush draw and trusts his gut. Too bad he was wrong:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 20480/40960 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

MyRabbiFoo (BB) (t3402000)
imashokU (SB) (t4278000)

Preflop:
imashokU bets t122880, MyRabbiFoo raises to t327680, imashokU raises to t694700, MyRabbiFoo calls t367020

Flop: (t1389400) J, 10, 5 (2 players)
MyRabbiFoo bets t680000, imashokU calls t680000

Turn: (t2749400) 4 (2 players)
MyRabbiFoo bets t2027300 (All-In), imashokU calls t2027300

River: (t6804000) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t6804000

Results:
imashokU had 5, 7 (two pair, fives and fours).
MyRabbiFoo had J, K (two pair, Jacks and fours).
Outcome: MyRabbiFoo won t6804000

4thb, after trying to come back, imashokU got shocked in this hand:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 20480/40960 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

MyRabbiFoo (SB) (t7204400)
imashokU (BB) (t475600)

Preflop:
MyRabbiFoo bets t81920, imashokU raises to t475600 (All-In), MyRabbiFoo calls t393680

Flop: (t951200) A, J, 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t951200) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t951200) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t951200

Results:
MyRabbiFoo had Q, Q (two pair, Aces and Queens).
imashokU had 8, Q (one pair, Aces).
Outcome: MyRabbiFoo won t951200

Still, $55,000 to your name is not a bad outcome, so congrats!

3rd: This time, its joe E scar who learns the hard way that flushdraws do not hit when you need them to:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 51200/102400 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

joe E scar (BB) (t2032640)
JakusKhan (SB) (t5647360)

Preflop:
JakusKhan bets t204800, joe E scar raises to t614400, JakusKhan calls t409600

Flop: (t1228800) A, 3, 6 (2 players)
joe E scar checks, JakusKhan bets t921600, joe E scar raises to t1418240 (All-In), JakusKhan calls t496640

Turn: (t4065280) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t4065280) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t4065280

Results:
JakusKhan had 9, 10 (flush, Ace high).
joe E scar had K, K (two pair, Aces and Kings).
Outcome: JakusKhan won t4065280

joe E scar also takes home $55,000 after a grueling day of the finest poker possible. Congrats!

Upon starting the FT, the players agreed upon a deal. 140K to the winner, 120K to 2nd place.
Here’s how the final hand went down:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 530 Tournament, 30720/61440 Blinds (2 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

JakusKhan (SB) (t7523640)
MyRabbiFoo (BB) (t7836360)

Preflop:
JakusKhan bets t184320, MyRabbiFoo calls t122880

Flop: (t368640) 8, 9, K (2 players)
MyRabbiFoo bets t184320, JakusKhan raises to t798720, MyRabbiFoo raises to t2211840, JakusKhan raises to t7339320 (All-In), MyRabbiFoo calls t5127480

Turn: (t15047280) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t15047280) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t15047280

Results:
JakusKhan had 10, 2 (high card, King).
MyRabbiFoo had K, 8 (two pair, Kings and eights).
Outcome: MyRabbiFoo won t15047280

JakusKhan couldn’t chase the rabbit with enough speed, and got left in the way. After the deal, he got $120,000 for his efforts on such an untlra long final table. How long? It took about four hours to go from 8 players down to 4. Ridiculous. Anyway, MyRabbiFoo emerged victorious after this epic duel, and has $140,000 to show for it. Don’t spend it all in one place!

And another great event is now in the pages of history! Stay tuned as we bring you more in depth coverage of final tables from every meaningful event in online poker! GG, and see you next time!