In the marathon heads-up matter that was PokerStars’ WCOOP Event #38, SixthSenSe19 emerged as the top dog in what is arguably the most challenging game in online poker.
Outlasting 943 other entrants, SixthSenSe19 took home the lion’s share of the $600,000 guaranteed prize pool. The $500+$30 buy-in event finished short of its expected enrollment, but still managed to last nearly 36 hours.
After the final table was set, SixthSenSe19 and gipsy74 quickly came to an agreement regarding the final payout. Both would receive $80,000 guaranteed, and play heads-up for both the title and the remaining $20,000.
As the railbirds watched, play resumed at the typically expected pace. SixthSenSe19 jumped out to a narrow lead almost immediately, and never really relinquished control. Gipsy74 continued to plug away, refusing to be drawn into a big pot which could have led to his downfall. The two battled for more than an hour, remaining within close proximity of one another.
Finally, with the blinds at $100/$200 and SixthSenSe19 leading $7,896 to $6,714, gypsy74 made a $300 preflop raise from the small blind. The chip leader made it $919 to go, and received a call. The board came 4dAh5h, and SixthSenSe19 bet an additional $919. Gipsy74 pushed all in holding Ac3c, and received a call from SixthSenSe19 and his AdQd. The board finished out 4dAh5h6h5d, securing a hard fought win for the chip leader.
Here’s how the top eight shook out in this heads-up battle:
#1 – SixthSenSe19 ($100,000)
#2 – gipsy74 ($80,000)
#3 – noclue645 ($36,000)
#4 – lobito121 ($36,000)
#5 – gr33dy ($18,600)
#6 – schwarmann ($18,600)
#7 – BigRiskky ($18,600)
#8 – Poker Own U ($18,600)
All told, the top 128 players made the money. The minimum prize handed out was a respectable $1,200. Three pros made the cut, with both mattidm (124th) and Money800 (88th) grabbing $1,200, and Jp kelly (35th) netting $2,400.