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Six max games are aggressive by nature. Make it a tournament, factor in over $152,000 for first, and the game gets downright nasty. That’s exactly what happened in WCOOP Event 26, a $320 NLHE six-max event. 3,273 players came out, taking the original $500,000 guaranteed prize pool all the way up to $981,900! This created two six figure payouts – first prize was $152,194.51, and second place was $110,954.71.

The action was fast and furious to the bitter end, with top notch players such as Sowerss and ender555 just missing the final table in 8th and 14th respectively, cashing for $10,800.91 and $6,382.36.

As for the final table itself, here is how the stacks looked at the start:
 
1. rubenrtv – 4,351,507 chips
2. tRaMp$d0PrAy – 2,881,644 chips
3. HT-Max – 2,516,269 chips
4. dorinvandy – 1,697,266 chips
5. MCLegend – 1,241,713 chips
6. BB_ShiNing – 403,601 chips

Also, here’s what they were playing for:

1. $152,194.51
2. $110,594.71
3. $81,497.71
4. $52,040.71
5. $31,499.36
6. $17,183.26

Dorinvandy has already had a truly amazing WCOOP, winning the $10,000 High Rollers event for a staggering $617,925. With the blinds still at 10,000/20,000 with a 2,000 ante, his 4th place stack was still firmly in the hunt for another six-figure WCOOP cash. Only BB_ShiNing was any immediate trouble, and with 20 big blinds, he still had time to make a move. He may have made his move a little too soon, however getting it in preflop with A4 against tRaMp$d0PrAy’s AK. No fours came to save him, and the final table had its first elimination just thirteen minutes in. BB_ShiNing busted in 6th place, earning 7,183.26 for his efforts.

Twenty minutes later, the final table saw another elimination. The blinds had escalated to 15,000/30,000 with a 3,000 ante, and the action folded to dorinvandy on the button. He made it 70,000 to go, which was met by a re-raise to 208,225 by the chip leader, rubenrtv. Dorinvandy moved all in nearly 1.4 million, and rubenrtv snap called. Rubenrtv held pocket kings, and Dorinvandy’s sevens were dominated. The Q8825 board offered no help, and he bowed out in 5th place for $31,499.36.

The four remaining players then paused the tournament to discuss a chop for the remaining prize pool. It took some time, but here’s what they settled on:

1. rubenrtv: $125,687.64
2. HT-Max: $92,000
3. MCLegend: $84,500
4. tRaMp$d0PrAy: $84,500

This left $10,000 to play for and, of course, the WCOOP bracelet. Not soon after the chop, tRaMp$d0PrAy got it in with pocket jacks against rubenrtv’s pocket nines. The Q98 all diamond flop was an exciting one, as rubenrtv flopped middle set and tRaMp$d0PrAy had a flush draw with a gutshot. However, the four of spades, and eight of hearts were far from what tRaMp$d0PrAy needed, and he finished in 4th place.

The blinds continued their ascent as they moved up to 20,000/40,000 with a 4,000 ante. rubenrtv held over half the chips in play, with nearly 8 million chips in his stack. HT-Max was hovering slightly above 3 million, while MCLegend was the short stack with 2.2 million.

rubenrtv had taken control of the final table, and HT-Max finally decided to take a stand against him. He got it all-in with AJ against rubenrtv’s pocket sixes, but he lost the flip and finished in 3rd place.

Heads up began with rubenrtv holding a sizable chiplead over MCLegend, with rubenrtv with nearly 11 million to MCLegend’s 2.2 million. However, while 6-max play can be volatile, heads-up play can be downright insane! This was quickly shown by the fact the two players more or less flip flopped spots in no time at all, with MCLegend holding 11.6 million, and rubenrtv all the way down to 1.4 million.

Continuing the swingy heads-up match, within 20 minutes, rubenrtv was once again the chip leader, with 9.5 million to MCLegend’s 3.5 million. It didn’t take long after that for the final hand to occur. rubenrtv held QT on a 7JKA board, good for the nut straight. MCLegend made a play on the turn but unfortunately ran into the nuts, and he finished in 2nd place for $92,000.

Congratulations to rubenrtv for winning WCOOP Event 26! He was up and down during that heads-up match, but he ultimately finished up, taking home the bracelet and $135,687.64.