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The World Championship of Online Poker’s Event 29 proved to be a huge success this past Friday.  The 6-max, No-Limit Texas Hold’em rebuy event pulled 852 players for a total of 1,011 rebuys and 658 add-ons.  With the buy-in at $530, the prize pool far exceeded the $400,000 guarantee.  It hit a whopping $1,260,500.  The top 132 players landed in the money, but only one was lucky enough to walk away with the bracelet.  PiKappRaider, of the United States, claimed the victory and took $211,133.76 in winnings.

Many Team PokerStars Pros showed up for this event.  Andre Akkari, Noah Boeken, Humberto Brenes, Chad Brown, Bill Chen, Vicky Coren, Alexandre Gomes, Gavin Griffin, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Joe Hachem, Hevad Khan, Alex Kravchenko, Tom McEvoy, Dario Minieri, Chris Moneymaker, Lee Nelson, Luca Pagano, Steve Paul-Ambrose, Raymond Rahme, Victor Ramdin, Greg Raymer, Vanessa Rousso, and Katja Thater all wanted a slice of the action.  Only Boeken and ElkY made it to the money.

Here’s the starting line-up for the final table:
Seat 1: grunter321 1,247,525
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: Roothlus 1,508,208

The first one to hit the rail was Roothlus.  PiKappRaider called Roothlus’s all-in move and it was pocket queens versus pocket jacks, respectively.  With 7d-As-3d-4c-Ks on the board, Roothlus was out of luck and settled for sixth place.  A half hour later, grunter321 was next.  Again, pocket jacks couldn’t do the trick.  AceOfSpade11 held pocket kings, and the board cards Tc-3d-2h-8d-Qh couldn’t save grunter321.  He left Event 29 holding fifth place.  The next battle was between isuckoutonu and short stack DuckU.  Both players hit a pair of aces when the flop fell 3h-7c-2d-6c-Ac, but DuckU’s king was just a notch higher than isuckoutonu’s kicker.  Isuckoutonu got fourth place and DuckU, the Event 5 second place finisher, moved on to the final three.

At this point, the clock was stopped to discuss a potential deal.  DuckU, though still the short stack, kept insisting on receiving second place prize money or else he wouldn’t agree to a deal.  Ultimately, no deal was made and the three continued.

PiKappRaider charged to the chip lead and made it clear that he was taking this tournament down.  DuckU remained the weaker stack and when he landed pocket fives, he made his move and shoved all-in.  He was up against chip leader PiKappRaider who had pocket eights.  DuckU must have been praying for another five, but it didn’t show up.  Instead the board showed Ad-6s-3c-Ks-Ts.  DuckU finished in third place.

PiKappRaider and AceOfSpade11 entered heads-up play.  PiKappRaider had 8,456,478 chips, nearly double of AceOfSpade11’s 4,259,522.  AceOfSpade11 had to endure fifteen minutes of rough play before he was able to make a move.  With Jh-Th in hand, AceOfSpade11 raised to 120,000 pre-flop and PiKappRaider called.  The flop rolled out Jd-7c-9s.  AceOfSpade11 then raised to 180,000, which PiKappRaider quickly check raised to 480,000.  AceOfSpade11 then pushed all-in.  PiKappRaider called and the cards were shown – Js-9h.  PiKappRaider had hit two pair on the flop, putting him as the favorite.  A turn of 5s and a river of As proved to be no help for AceOfSpade11.  PiKappRaider took first place, the bracelet, and $211,133.76 in prize money.  AceOfSpade11 took second place and a nice $157,562.51.

Here’s the final results of those who finished in the money:

1 PiKappRaider    United States      $211,133.76
2 AceOfSpade11     France     $157,562.51
3 DuckU     United States     $119,747.51
4 isuckoutonu     Canada     $81,932.51
5 grunter321     Australia     $56,722.51
6 Roothlus     United States     $37,815.01
7 THAY3R     United States     $22,689.01
8 Darinox     Sweden     $22,689.01
9 Talent06     Germany     $22,689.01
10 PickyTooth     Canada     $15,882.31
11 Adamkosh     Germany     $15,882.31
12 rdcrsn     Canada     $15,882.31
13 TheActionKid     United States     $10,714.26
14 markkx     Canada     $10,714.26
15 ElkY     United Kingdom     $10,714.26
16 BKiCe     United States     $10,714.26
17 Draeger     United States     $10,714.26
18 YRWTHMELTHR     Canada     $10,714.26
19 BarFine600     United States     $8,067.21
20 skilled_sox     United States     $8,067.21
21 chapmoney     Canada     $8,067.21
22 TBFB     Netherlands     $8,067.21
23 mcstuntz     United Kingdom     $8,067.21
24 WestMenlo92     United States     $8,067.21
25 VerySexual     United States     $6,428.56
26 Arzzt     Germany     $6,428.56
27 wyven     Australia     $6,428.56
28 jusgivithere     Canada     $6,428.56
29 gboro780     United States     $6,428.56
30 FU_15     United States     $6,428.56
31 KvGalen     Netherlands     $5,420.16
32 Believer82     United States     $5,420.16
33 markysals11     United States     $5,420.16
34 Iftarii     United States     $5,420.16
35 T_Mac     Canada     $5,420.16
36 ostatepoke45     United States     $5,420.16
37 plattsburgh     United States     $4,537.81
38 shaniac     United States     $4,537.81
39 AJKHoosier1     United States     $4,537.81
40 300CE-24     Norway     $4,537.80
41 ayaz     United States     $4,537.80
42 arbianight     United States     $4,537.80
43 PapaHarkin     United States     $4,033.60
44 bart spijker     Netherlands     $4,033.60
45 tibster     United States     $4,033.60
46 All_in_at420     United States     $4,033.60
47 theNorfman     Canada     $4,033.60
48 BackDoorovic     Sweden     $4,033.60
49 maxypaxy     Australia     $3,781.50
50 vincera1     France     $3,781.50
51 JOEYTHEB     United States     $3,781.50
52 iCeVeNoM     United States     $3,781.50
53 toweliestar     Germany     $3,781.50
54 The-Toilet 0     United States     $3,781.50
55 michaelsc     United States     $3,592.42
56 PiMaster     United States     $3,592.42
57 HEMIpowerSWT     United States     $3,592.42
58 ilushan     Russian Federation     $3,592.42
59 elholandes1     Netherlands     $3,592.42
60 freeroll55     United States     $3,592.42
61 basebal1b     United States     $3,466.37
62 TheTownhouse     United States     $3,466.37
63 GeoffRas22     United States     $3,466.37
64 plastikcards     United States     $3,466.37
65 Mr. Tim Caum     United States     $3,466.37
66 iownufish     United States     $3,466.37
67 DBL_J_22     United States     $3,340.32
68 alchiani     Italy     $3,340.32
69 capinhabr     Brazil     $3,340.32
70 xxjondxx     United States     $3,340.32
71 ztesch     United States     $3,340.32
72 mcnallyville     United States     $3,340.32
73 bbbbb33     United States     $3,214.27
74 tpir90036     United States     $3,214.27
75 jrot1     United States     $3,214.27
76 Paolo69     United Kingdom     $3,214.27
77 T-Sport     Canada     $3,214.27
78 dbruun     Denmark     $3,214.27
79 nitbuster     United States     $3,088.22
80 Dolcetrix     United States     $3,088.22
81 supernova9     United States     $3,088.22
82 Cap’nJackpot     United States     $3,088.22
83 Skämmes     Sweden     $3,088.22
84 cwmack     United States     $3,088.22
85 Bri-c     United States     $2,962.17
86 tcblade     United States     $2,962.17
87 ji-_-ge     Sweden     $2,962.17
88 LockdownTex     United States     $2,962.17
89 BigRiskky     United States     $2,962.17
90 Babooyah     United States     $2,962.17
91 acehighdro     United States     $2,836.12
92 LACRIMA71     Italy     $2,836.12
93 C.K.     Brazil     $2,836.12
94 wwwBTHEREcom     United States     $2,836.12
95 AaronBeen     United States     $2,836.12
96 gcnmoo     United States     $2,836.12
97 nordlending     Norway     $2,710.07
98 Mr Zahmat     Netherlands     $2,710.07
99 usourcek     United States     $2,710.07
100 Zanjong     Sweden     $2,710.07
101 mjh0318     United States     $2,710.07
102 LowKey24     Canada     $2,710.07
103 Dr_Dave23     United States     $2,584.02
104 MAVKIS     Canada     $2,584.02
105 el_klonkador     Sweden     $2,584.02
106 somewhrntime     United States     $2,584.02
107 Bounatirou     Germany     $2,584.02
108 Svend sværd     France     $2,584.02
109 luchador420     United States     $2,457.97
110 koolkeith13     United States     $2,457.97
111 <xllllll><     United States     $2,457.97
112 Tmay420     United States     $2,457.97
113 Waters81     United States     $2,457.97
114 Balla-B13     United States     $2,457.97
115 ShankingYou     United States     $2,331.92
116 cool0813     United States     $2,331.92
117 sqmpork     Sweden     $2,331.92
118 The Liar     United States     $2,331.92
119 oldschool043     United States     $2,331.92
120 PokerGodZeus     United States     $2,331.92
121 HundoFight     United States     $2,205.87
122 JP 5-time     United Kingdom     $2,205.87
123 TwistedEcho     United Kingdom     $2,205.87
124 domingo32     Italy     $2,205.87
125 LosChief     United Kingdom     $2,205.87
126 agriffrod     United States     $2,205.87
127 sweetluvin7     United States     $2,205.87
128 Spukz     Germany     $2,205.87
129 Exclusive     Netherlands     $2,205.87
130 M.O.P.     Germany     $2,205.87
131 tomgus456     Finland     $2,205.87
132 tiffaniejoy     United States     $2,205.87