It’s exciting these days over at Titan Poker, and it has everything to do with the second European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP II), which started on May 23rd and ended today, June 1st. There was an impressive $3,600,000 in guaranteed prize pools, including the $1,500,000 Main Event that took place today. The fun isn’t over even though the Main Event is over, either. As a way to thank its best players, Titan is also featuring a $50,000 freeroll that will take place in three days. The top 100 players that participated in the ECOOP events will be invited to play in this exclusive freeroll.
While Titan poker players had an option to buy-in to each of the ECOOP II events, there was also an option to satellite in. While the cheapest satellites featured buy-ins of $2.20, the cheapest satellite was actually free: VIP players were invited to a freeroll back on May 22nd that awarded free entry to all ten of the events! This was a prize package worth $3,420.
The first ECOOP II event on May 23rd was, of course, No Limit Holdem and it attracted 1,291 players. The second event featured Pot Limit Omaha and it had 576 participants, creating a prize pool of over $100,000. $100,000 is nice, but the third event decided to multiply that by over five and offer $516,300 in prizes instead! This was obviously due to a very nice turnout – 1,721 players to be exact. Event 4 featured Pot Limit Omaha again, and this time it featured a $165,000 prize pool.
Event 5 was another No Limit Holdem event, and it featured an $800 buy-in with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. It attracted 505 participants which meant the actual prize pool was $378,750, and first prize was $87,112.
Event 6 was a No Limit Holdem 6-max event with a much smaller buy-in and many more players. 1085 people paid the $215 entry fee, which generated a $217,000 prize pool and awarded $45,570 to first place.
No poker series would be complete without a couple of limit events, so Event 7 featured some Limit Holdem. The buy-in was $215, and the guaranteed prize pool was $100,000. The tournament got 508 entrants and it paid $23,3698 to the winner.
Can’t have an championship of online poker without some rebuy events either! Event 8 was the $109 rebuy event and it featured a $300,000 guarantee. There were 1547 participants and they all must have played like nits because this was the first event that didn’t surpass its guarantee. It ended up with the promised $300,000 prize pool, and first place won $60,000.
One more Pot Limit Omaha event, taking place in the Event 9 slot. The buyin was $268 and the guaranteed prize pool was $150,000 but, once again, the guarantee was not reached. With only 567 people playing the event, there was an overlay of $8,250. This awarded a first place prize of $34,500.
The overlay trend continued, and in a big way, with the Main Event today. The guaranteed prize pool was $1.5 million, and with a buyin of $1050, this would have required 1500 players. Only 1,277 players registered, and so iPoker has had to pitch in $223,000 to round out its prize pool – wow. Talk about a good deal for those who chose to play! The tournament is still going on as I write this – they are nearing the final table. The players started out with 5,000 chips, and the tournament features 10 minute levels. First place will pay an impressive $315,000.
Titan hosts great tournament events all the time, so be sure to get in on the action by creating a Titan Poker account as soon as possible. To sign up through FlopTurnRiver.com, simply click on any of the links on this page to create an account. Doing this will give you a chance to earn a great bonus as well – click here for more information. Thanks for reading and see you next week!