We may have had our first player to ever have a WSOP bracelet and a WCOOP Bracelet. FossilMan, more commonly known as the WSOP 2004 main event winner Greg Raymer, beat out 771 people on the way to winning his first WCOOP event ever. This event was a $320 rebuy and addon Pot-Limit Omaha hi, the 6th event of the tournament series.
Fossilman took down a 1st prize of over 160 thousand dollars, not bad for a tournament that only had 772 entrants. Because of the rebuy and add-on structure of the tournament, the prize pool exploded to $713,400, with more than twice as many rebuys and add-ons than players in the tournament. 2nd place was taken by O.Mustang for $97,022.40, while 3rd went to MrSmits for $64,919.40.
At one point in the tournament, Fossilman found himself in 3rd place with 18 players left and seated at a table with the top 6 chip leaders, a daunting situation for Fossilman because he could be essentially knocked out by every player at his table (http://www.pokernews.com/news/2007/09/wcoop-event-6-fossilman-wins.htm). But undeterred, Fossilman quickly gained the chip lead and cruised from there.
Other Pokerstars pros besides Fossilman entered event #6. Humberto Brenes finished out of the money in 313th place, Daniel Negreanu continued struggling, failing to beat half the field and finishing in 420th place, and Tom McEvoy couldn’t beat anybody as he finished in 712th place. Some big cash game Omaha players entered the tournament, including Boosted J and 200/400 PL pro durrrr (under the name Holdem_NL). Other notable pros included Bel0wAb0ve (ranked 11th best tournament pro in the world by pocketfives.com), THE__D__RY (ranked 15th by pocketfive.coms), zangzeban24 (ranked #2 by pocketfives.com), and lilholdem954 (ranked 1st by pocketfives.com). All of the above players failed to cash in the tournament.
Notes: No FTR player entered this event.