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With the WCOOP in full swing this past Sunday was a bit different than other weeks.  The typical events, including the Million, Warm-Up, Second Chance, and $500k were all replaced by WCOOP Events.  The Million was replaced by Event #9, a $200+$15 event which gained over 11,000 entrants and created a $2,200,000+ prize pool.  Other events including a $10,000 high-roller event (299 entrants) and a $530 2-day event (6219 entrants) both of which had prize pools around $3,000,000.  So far the 2009 WCOOP has been a huge success, with tournaments crushing their respective guarantees by massive amounts.

The $200+$15 Event #9 was only a $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament, yet, the tournament managed to attract 11,131 entrants creating an enormous $2,226,200 prize pool.  For a more in depth look at this event and many another please visit the FlopTurnRiver News Section covering the 2009 WCOOP.

PokerStars WCOOP Event #9 $1M Guaranteed
11,131 Entrants; $2,226,200 prize pool

1. ternoplayer $303,876.31
2. maxisou $214,828.31
3. micha88 $155,834.01
4. r&g2007 $111,310.01
5. graybone $89,048.01
6. akilam77 $66,786.01
7. PanjoDeLuxe $44,524.01
8. masterpice $22,262.01
9. SoulMaster7 $13,913.76

There were many other big events running yesterday, including Event #10, a $10,000+$300 “High-Roller” Event.  This event, along with the $10k HORSE and the $25K Heads-Up event are sure to attract some of the biggest names in online and live poker.  The final-table of last night’s event was a great sign of things to come.  PokerStars professional John Duthie was on hand, as were some of the best online tournament professionals, including Mike “Sowerss” Sowerss, Kevin “BeL0WaB0Ve” Saul, Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman, and Matias “festivuss” Gabrenja. Heads-Up play came down to Mike Sowers and “Sumpas”, a Swedish professional with nine $10k+ scores to his name including a 6th place finish in last year’s WCOOP Main Event as well as a win in the PartyPoker Sunday $300k for over $51,000. In the end it was Sumpas who pulled off a bit of an upset, taking down Freeman, Saul, and then Sowers for the title and a huge $611,455 pay-day.

Seat 1: Sowerss (780000 in chips)
Seat 4: Sumpas (2210000 in chips)
Sumpas: posts small blind 7000
Sowerss: posts big blind 14000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sumpas: raises 16000 to 30000
Sowerss: calls 16000
*** FLOP *** [4s Ks 4d]
Sowerss: checks
Sumpas: bets 30000
Sowerss: raises 60000 to 90000
Sumpas: raises 75000 to 165000
Sowerss: raises 583250 to 748250 and is all-in
Sumpas: calls 583250
*** TURN *** [4s Ks 4d] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [4s Ks 4d 7s] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Sowerss: shows [Jh Td] (a pair of Fours)
Sumpas: shows [Kd Tc] (two pair, Kings and Fours)
Sumpas collected 1560000 from pot

PokerStars WCOOP Event #10 $2M Guaranteed
299 Entrants; $2,990,000 prize pool

1. Sumpas $611,455
2. Sowerss $448,500
3. BeL0WaB0Ve $337,870
4. SCTrojans $254,150
5. Belabacsi $173,420
6. KevBoyStar $134,550
7. Festivuss $104,650
8. John Duthie $74,750
9. DDBeast $56,810

There were a few second chance events running yesterday, highlighted by the $1,000+$50 High-Roller Second Chance event. The tournament had a nice turnout, with over 700 players creating a $712,000 prize pool, $128,872 of which went to eventual champion Joseph “jcada99” Cada. This was the biggest score of Cada’s career, eclipsing a victory in the Sunday Mulligan last October just $49,590. Finishing in 2nd place was “AABenjaminAA” who final-tabled the Million two years ago.

Seat 3: AABenjaminAA (2372996 in chips)
Seat 4: jcada99 (4747004 in chips)
AABenjaminAA: posts small blind 40000
jcada99: posts big blind 80000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
AABenjaminAA: calls 40000
jcada99: checks
*** FLOP *** [3d 5s 2s]
jcada99: bets 160000
AABenjaminAA: raises 160000 to 320000
jcada99: raises 4337004 to 4657004 and is all-in
AABenjaminAA: calls 1962996 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2374008) returned to jcada99
*** TURN *** [3d 5s 2s] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [3d 5s 2s 4d] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jcada99: shows [5d 6c] (a straight, Deuce to Six)
AABenjaminAA: shows [4c 5h] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
jcada99 collected 4745992 from pot

PokerStars WCOOP High-Roller Second Chance
712 Entrants; $712,000 prize pool

1. jcada99 $128,872
2. AABenjaminAA $92,560
3. Jon9ball $69,420
4. gregior $51,976
5. markkx $36,668
6. MKMOO $29,548
7. MCMATTO $22,428
8. Markush13 $15,735.20
9. Shaihulud $9,113.60

Another event running yesterday was Event #11, a $500+$30 two-day event, which finished up late Monday night.  The tournament had a great showing, as 6,219 players created a $3,109,500 prize pool. There were plenty of solid players making deep runs including “aaaaaaaa”, a professional who had six $10k+ scores to his name entering the final table. Once play became three-handed “hustla16” assume a massive chip-lead, holding more than 75% of chips at the time. For some reason he decided to chop with “Juancesan” only holding 20BB’s and 2nd in chips, “colonelkosta”, holding less than 25% of his stack. The talks went on for a while when out of nowhere Hustla16 agreed to take only $386k (first was $472k) colonelkosta was guaranteed $355k. Yes, with a 4:1 chip-lead hustla16 took a huge pay-cut. Even with $60,000 left to play for, he was taking a big risk by chopping, typically not the case. In just a few hands after the chop hustla16 took the tournament down with ease, winning $446,000 for his efforts:

Seat 1: Juancesan (3883502 in chips)
Seat 9: hustla16 (58306498 in chips)
Juancesan: posts small blind 80000
hustla16: posts big blind 160000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Juancesan: calls 80000
hustla16: raises 160000 to 320000
Juancesan: raises 3543502 to 3863502 and is all-in
hustla16: calls 3543502
*** FLOP *** [5c Qs 2d]
*** TURN *** [5c Qs 2d] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [5c Qs 2d Ts] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hustla16: shows [6c Ad] (high card Ace)
Juancesan: shows [7h Kh] (high card King)
hustla16 collected 7767004 from pot

PokerStars WCOOP Event #11 $3M Guaranteed
6,219 Entrants; $3,109,500 prize pool

1. hustla $446,000
2. Juancesan $270,000
3. colonelkosta $355,000
4. aaaaaaaa $171,022.51
5. fabstinho $130,599.01
6. CONOW $99,504.01
7. GypsieChris $68,409.01
8. kidwhowon $37,314.01
9. Shazmesiter $24,098.63

FullTilt saw the same affect their FTOPS had on PokerStars last month, as the WCOOP seemed to bolster their two biggest events, the Brawl and $750k Guaranteed.  The Brawl typically has a prize pool in the $400,000 range; however, the tournament saw a huge boom yesterday, as over 2,500 entrants created a prize pool of $506,400. Nearly 20 FullTilt sponsored professionals were on hand, including Brad Booth, Isaac “Menlo” Baron, and Josh Arieh. In the end “Van Wild3r” was able to outlast “jordankickz” for the title, taking home nearly $103,000.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,532 Entrants; $506,400 prize pool

1. Van Wild3r $102,799
2. jordankickz $66,338
3. TheBrain $49,121
4. IPPharm $36,967
5. jbenya $25,826
6. Renanr0x $17,218
7. JaDuHorde $11,647
8. dapalma150 $8,102
9. SlimsChicken $6,077

The $750k also saw a strong boost from the WCOOP, gaining nearly 4,000 entrants, and coming close to an $800,000 prize pool. 35 FullTilt “Red Pros” played this week, including Lee Watkinson, Brandon Adams, and Eric “peachykeen” Liu. In the end it was “hAAydon”, winner of FTOPS Event #22 last year for over $541,000, taking home yet another major title and $140,153.

FullTilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed
3,958 Entrants; $791,600 prize pool

1. hAAydon $140,153
2. CThib $84,701
3. littlebugga $55,412
4. FarSeerCantDie $43,696
5. Pececillo $32,772
6. Chances Cards $24,302
7. jason jiang $18,207
8. ILIKEPONIES $14,259
9. juanmoretime $10,607

Sunday’s final event, the Mulligan on FullTilt, did not see as much of a WCOOP Boom as the Brawl. It seems this tournament is stuck around the 1,250 entrants mark, as week in and week out the prize pool hovers around $250,000. Yesterday was no exception, as 1,247 players entered including fourteen of FullTilt’s finest professionals. Heading the pro charge was Ryan Daut, Mandy B, and David Pham. 117 players made the money, yet not a single of the FullTilt pros were fortunate enough to gain a payday. In the end it was “Chong94” outlasting “oldschool043” heads-up for the title and just under $55,000.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,247 Entrants; $249,400 prize pool

1. Chong94 $54,868
2. oldschool043 $34,916
3. Towelfish $25,688
4. RJules $20,264
5. Babooyah $15,588
6. tong26 $11,223
7. JonnyMalc $7,482
8. Guzzinator $5,612
9. clotilda $3,990