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The WCOOP came to an end late Monday night (or earlier this morning for some) and the Main Event did not disappoint.  The $5,2000 buy-in tournament amassed a huge $10,720,000 prize pool.  Other events finishing up Sunday and Monday were the $10,000 HORSE, the $1,000 2nd Chance (two-day event), and the $215 NL which took the place of the Sunday Warm-Up.

Event #43, a $200+$15 tournament, saw 9,220 players creating a $1,844,000 prize pool. This was quite a big turnout for a tournament starting at 1:00 PM EST. There were plenty of big names making deep runs but the biggest had to be Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, a PokerStars sponsored professional and winner of Event #38 (the $500-$500-$500) for over $232,000. Elky is one of the sickest tournament players on the planet, having won numerous live majors including the 2008 PCA for $2,000,000. What’s even crazier is he nearly shipped the WCOOP $1,000 Second Chance event which finished up late Monday. “Unfortunately” for Elky he only managed an 8th place finish, taking home a measly $16,685.

PokerStars WCOOP Event 43 $1M Guaranteed
9,220 Entrants; $1,844,000 prize pool

1. ElkY $263,323
2. LakersGTD $193,620
3. tomevet $137,286
4. kezug $92,200
5. Amktopo $73,760
6. delegator $55,320
7. MrTonyB40 $36,880
8. paulsl $20,284
9. HN Kakaroto $12,908

While Elky could not manage a victory in the $1,050 2nd Chance, there were still other world class players on hand look at a huge $136,000 pay day. Heads-up play came down to “Traumatize” and “Soterdelf” with the more experienced Traumatize coming out on top. While Traumatize might be higher-ranked, Soterdelf had already won a WCOOP bracelet this year, shipping Event #21, the $215r for nearly $220,000. This was Traumatize’s first $100k+ score, however, it was his 10th $20k+ score of his career. A tough final hand led to the end of the tournament, as Aces up managed to hold versus a straight and flush draw:

Seat 6: Soterdelf (4505804 in chips)
Seat 9: Traumatize (10594196 in chips)
Traumatize: posts small blind 40000
Soterdelf: posts big blind 80000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Traumatize: raises 86666 to 166666
Soterdelf: calls 86666
*** FLOP *** [Ah Jd 3d]
Soterdelf: checks
Traumatize: bets 207223
Soterdelf: raises 292776 to 499999
Traumatize: raises 672213 to 1172212
Soterdelf: raises 3156926 to 4329138 and is all-in
Traumatize: calls 3156926
*** TURN *** [Ah Jd 3d] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [Ah Jd 3d 7c] [Jh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Soterdelf: shows [2d 5d] (a pair of Jacks)
Traumatize: shows [3c As] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)

PokerStars WCOOP Second Chance
755 Entrants; $755,000 prize pool

1. Traumatize $136,655
2. Soterdelf $98,150
3. eisenhower1 $73,612.50
4. rubenrtv $55,115
5. tralaira $38,882.50
6. Tomif gsd $31,332.50
7. bdybldngpkr $23,782.50
8. ElkY $16,685.50
9. as1025 $9,664

One of the smallest events of the WCOOP was perhaps the most entertaining. The $10,000 + $300 HORSE Championship saw many of the world’s best poker players enter. Players such as Tom “Hold_emNL” Dwan, Barry “barryg1” Greenstein, Chad “ChadBrownPRO” Brown, and Justin “BoostedJ” Smith were all on hand vying for the $252,350 first place prize. Making the final table were tournament pros “djk123” who was making a deep run in the Main Event, Ozenc Demir, Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko, and PokerStars Pro Noah “Exclusive” Boeken. Heads-up play came down to the top-5 ranked djk123 and Demir, both of whom were guaranteed to eclipse their career best scores. In the end, djk123 was able to outlast Demir, taking home the title, bracelet, and $252,350.

PokerStars WCOOP Event 44 $1M guaranteed
103 Entrants; $1,030,000 prize pool

1. djk123 $252,350
2. ozenc $175,100
3. NoraFlum $133,900
4. Hoss_TBF $92,700
5. Exclusive $66,950
6. wallfly $51,500
7. matchpoint20 $41,200
8. Jorj95 $30,900

Some sick things were happening in the $5,200 WCOOP Main Event. First of all, djk123, winner of the $10k HORSE and arguably one of the best online tournament players in the world, took control of the tournament with about 25 players left. Djk123 wasn’t alone at the top of the board. He was joined by some of the world’s best tournament professionals “Jovial Gent”, “PeachyMer”, “Supa4real” and cash game pro “Xaston”. Four-handed, and still with the chiplead, djk123 fell on some awful luck, losing three hands to bad beats in a matter of minutes, eventually busting in 4th place for $643,200. Below are the final table stacks, bust-out hands, and pay-outs:

Seat 1: reddeevil (4222220 in chips)
Seat 2: Mudvaynes (700486 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (10616564 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (12160610 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (4549346 in chips)
Seat 6: Chong94 (3857482 in chips)
Seat 7: Xaston (2150576 in chips)
Seat 8: PeachyMer (3617956 in chips)
Seat 9: Supa4real (1004760 in chips)

Seat 1: reddeevil (3167220 in chips)
Seat 2: Mudvaynes (755972 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (12069890 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (12442110 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (7067916 in chips)
Seat 6: Chong94 (3317486 in chips)
Seat 7: Xaston (3176152 in chips)
Seat 8: PeachyMer (313494 in chips)
Seat 9: Supa4real (569760 in chips)
Chong94: posts small blind 50000
Xaston: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
PeachyMer: raises 200994 to 300994 and is all-in
Supa4real: folds
reddeevil: folds
Mudvaynes: folds
Jovial Gent: folds
djk123: raises 200994 to 501988
Udon Wannit: folds
Chong94: folds
Xaston: folds
Uncalled bet (200994) returned to djk123
*** FLOP *** [Kh 6h 7c]
*** TURN *** [Kh 6h 7c] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 6h 7c 3h] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PeachyMer: shows [7s Ad] (a pair of Sevens)
djk123: shows [As Kd] (a pair of Kings)
djk123 collected 864488 from pot

Seat 1: reddeevil (2954720 in chips)
Seat 2: Mudvaynes (543472 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (12157390 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (13193104 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (7005416 in chips)
Seat 6: Chong94 (3454986 in chips)
Seat 7: Xaston (3213652 in chips)
Seat 9: Supa4real (357260 in chips)
Jovial Gent: posts small blind 50000
djk123: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Udon Wannit: folds
Chong94: raises 120000 to 220000
Xaston: folds
Supa4real: raises 124760 to 344760 and is all-in
reddeevil: folds
Mudvaynes: folds
Jovial Gent: folds
djk123: folds
Chong94: calls 124760
*** FLOP *** [7d 8c 9s]
*** TURN *** [7d 8c 9s] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [7d 8c 9s 3h] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Chong94: shows [Jh Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
Supa4real: shows [Td Tc] (two pair, Tens and Sevens)
Chong94 collected 939520 from pot

Seat 1: reddeevil (2942220 in chips)
Seat 2: Mudvaynes (530972 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (12094890 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (13080604 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (6992916 in chips)
Seat 6: Chong94 (4037246 in chips)
Seat 7: Xaston (3201152 in chips)
djk123: posts small blind 50000
Udon Wannit: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Chong94: folds
Xaston: folds
reddeevil: folds
Mudvaynes: raises 418472 to 518472 and is all-in
Jovial Gent: folds
djk123: calls 468472
Udon Wannit: folds
*** FLOP *** [2h Kd 3s]
Mudvaynes said, “gg everyone”
*** TURN *** [2h Kd 3s] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [2h Kd 3s 7s] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
djk123: shows [Th Qs] (high card Ace)
Mudvaynes: shows [Td 9d] (high card Ace – lower kicker)
djk123 collected 1224444 from pot

Seat 1: reddeevil (2929720 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (12082390 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (13774076 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (6880416 in chips)
Seat 6: Chong94 (4024746 in chips)
Seat 7: Xaston (3188652 in chips)
Udon Wannit: posts small blind 50000
Chong94: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Xaston: folds
reddeevil: folds
Jovial Gent: folds
djk123: raises 100000 to 200000
Udon Wannit: folds
Chong94: raises 450000 to 650000
Xaston said, “Phwap”
djk123: raises 13111576 to 13761576 and is all-in
Chong94: calls 3362246 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (9749330) returned to djk123
*** FLOP *** [5c 3s 4d]
*** TURN *** [5c 3s 4d] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [5c 3s 4d 6d] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Chong94: shows [Ah Jc] (high card Ace)
djk123: shows [6c 7c] (a straight, Three to Seven)
djk123 collected 8149492 from pot

Seat 1: reddeevil (2942220 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (11882390 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (17561322 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (6992916 in chips)
Seat 7: Xaston (3501152 in chips)
djk123: posts small blind 50000
Udon Wannit: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Xaston: raises 122222 to 222222
reddeevil: folds
Jovial Gent: calls 222222
djk123: folds
Udon Wannit: calls 122222
*** FLOP *** [9c Th 3c]
Udon Wannit: checks
Xaston: checks
Jovial Gent: bets 357000
Udon Wannit: folds
Xaston: raises 2909430 to 3266430 and is all-in
Jovial Gent: calls 2909430
*** TURN *** [9c Th 3c] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Xaston: shows [Ad 9d] (a pair of Nines)
Jovial Gent: shows [Kc Tc] (a flush, King high)
Jovial Gent collected 7312026 from pot

Seat 1: reddeevil (12274288 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (13626010 in chips)
Seat 4: djk123 (10291231 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (6688471 in chips)
djk123: posts small blind 60000
Udon Wannit: posts big blind 120000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reddeevil: folds
Jovial Gent: raises 161010 to 281010
djk123: raises 563434 to 844444
Udon Wannit: folds
Jovial Gent: raises 955556 to 1800000
djk123: raises 8476231 to 10276231 and is all-in
Jovial Gent: calls 8476231
*** FLOP *** [Jh Kh 4s]
*** TURN *** [Jh Kh 4s] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [Jh Kh 4s 3d] [Qc]

Seat 1: reddeevil (9094291 in chips)
Seat 3: Jovial Gent (24085575 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (9700134 in chips)
reddeevil: posts small blind 60000
Jovial Gent: posts big blind 120000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Udon Wannit: folds
reddeevil: raises 240000 to 360000
Jovial Gent: calls 240000
*** FLOP *** [2s 5h Kh]
reddeevil: bets 360000
Jovial Gent: calls 360000
*** TURN *** [2s 5h Kh] [8d]
reddeevil: checks
Jovial Gent: bets 840000
reddeevil: raises 7519291 to 8359291 and is all-in
Jovial Gent: calls 7519291
*** RIVER *** [2s 5h Kh 8d] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reddeevil: shows [9h 6h] (a flush, King high)
Jovial Gent: shows [Kd 8c] (a full house, Eights full of Kings)
Jovial Gent collected 18203582 from pot

Seat 3: Jovial Gent (33194866 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (9685134 in chips)

Seat 3: Jovial Gent (36796534 in chips)
Seat 5: Udon Wannit (6083466 in chips)
Udon Wannit: posts small blind 60000
Jovial Gent: posts big blind 120000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Udon Wannit: raises 120000 to 240000
Jovial Gent: calls 120000
*** FLOP *** [6s Kc 8h]
Jovial Gent: checks
Udon Wannit: bets 240000
Jovial Gent: raises 480000 to 720000
Udon Wannit: raises 5108466 to 5828466 and is all-in
Jovial Gent: calls 5108466
*** TURN *** [6s Kc 8h] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [6s Kc 8h 3s] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Jovial Gent: shows [Kd 6d] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
Udon Wannit: shows [5c 6c] (a pair of Sixes)
Jovial Gent collected 12166932 from pot

PokerStars WCOOP Main Event $10M Guaranteed
2,144 Entrants; 10,720,000 prize pool

1. Jovial Gent $1,715,200
2. Udon Wannit $1,286,400
3. reddeevil $933,712
4. djk123 $643,200
5. Xaston $482,400
6. Chong94 $375,200
7. Mudvaynes $268,000
8. Supa4real $182,240
9. PeachyMer $96,480

FullTilt looked to cash in on the WCOOPs popularity, and did so by running their three majors along with a miniFTOPS series which was full of smaller buy-in events. The Sunday Brawl, a $240 KO Event, was first on the docket Sunday morning. 26 FullTilt sponsored professionals were joined by more than 2,200 other players to create a rather large $447,200 prize pool. Some of the more notable pros playing were Erica Schoenberg, Issac “Menlo” Baron, and Lee Watkinson. Bruno Stefanelli was the only professional to make the top-100, finishing in 97th place. The biggest name at the final table was former FTOPS winner Jeff “GrampaJeff” Gray. He is no stranger to success in the Brawl, having won the event last December for $79,000. Gray was unable to recreate his past magic, as he took 5th place for just over $23,000. In the end “Olkku”, outlasting “iDrinkBeer2”, decided upon a chop earning each roughly $75,000.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,236 Entrants; $447,200 prize pool

1. Olkku $76,306
2. iDrinkBeer2 $73,931
3. Whitesnake1 $43,826
4. chrispoker23 $33,093
5. GrampaJeff $23,254
6. BigDLuckyJ $15,205
7. B3rgmann $10,286
8. MetalMask $7,155
9. peewee37111 $5,366

FullTilt upped the ante on the $750k this weekend, turning the $216 buy-in event into a $535 buy-in, $1,000,000 guarantee tournament. While the number of entries dropped slightly, the prize pool swelled to nearly $1,250,000. The larger buy-in attracted more of FullTilt’s own pros, as 44 showed up to compete with other great tournament players. Players like Eli Elezra, Cyndy Violette, and Erick Lindgren were on hand, as well as Eric Liu and Huck Seed. Two professionals managed to make the top-100 including Nordberg and S Gromenkova.

FullTilt Sunday $1,000,000 Guaranteed
2,476 Entrants; $1,238,000 prize pool

1. gdluck $227,111
2. Pocketownage420 $139,399
3. BONCELA $91,241
4. rubenrtv $72,794
5. NEONPILS99 $55,091
6. kwob20 $39,616
7. bentebabe69 $29,093
8. KaKeTKa $22,779
9. dubbeemin $17,332

The final event of the day on FullTil was the Sunday Mulligan. The $200k tournament continues to blast through its guarantee, with an average prize pool of more than $250,000 lately. More than 20 FullTilt professionals were on hand, including Ryan Daut, Scott Clements, and Jordan Morgan. Vivek Rajkumar barely missed out on the final table, going out on the bubble in 11th place.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,303 Entrants; $260,600 prize pool

1. TaxMeNot $57,332
2. Skutaur $36,484
3. Ahvall $26,712
4. clotilda $21,174
5. Frank1The1Tank $16,288
6. IzabelG $11,727
7. chet-may-ne $7,557
8. draq $5,473
9. cashclctor $4,013