Yesterday was Day 9 of the 2012 World Championship Of Online Poker on PokerStars, with Darren Elias becoming the winner of the biggest cash out so far in the tournament. On another note Liv Boeree nearly broke her duck by winning her very first WCOOP event.
There were six events being run in total on the PokerStars site, with a good few million being handed out in prizes in the process.
One of the biggest stories of the day was that of the Norwegian “mikal12345” winning his second event of the tournament. He won Event number 12 just four days ago.
$10,300 NLHE Event 22 Day 2
Big name poker professional Darren Elias managed to come out on top in the biggest event of the tournament so far winning a cool $574,965. He achieved this by defeating the entire 297 players in the $10,300 buy-in event 22.
The buy-in guaranteed that there were some top class players taking part, including both PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu and Leo Fernandez. They both managed a payout too, though only $17,820 a piece.
Once the final table was established, there were some real heavyweight grinders sat on it. There was Jonathan Karamalikis, Chris Oliver and Matt Kay all looking confident of securing the win. However, they were actually the all the first of the players to be eliminated.
The event finally got into heads up between Elias and “ShhhOOkem” with Elias hitting a flush to win against his opponents pocket sevens.
The Final Standings:
1. darrenelias – $574,695
2. Shhh00kem – $430,650
3. Nandor82 – $326,700
4. Paolo69 – $245,025
5. Skykoen – $169,290
6. Artem205 – $130,680
7. Ch0ppy – $100,980
8. ImDaNuts – $71,280
9. MONSTER_DONG – $51,975
$215 NLHE 4-Max Event 24
Liv Boeree came the closest she has ever done to securing her first WCOOP bracelet here in the $215 Event 24. The Team PokerStars Pro made finished just six places from the final table, which is still a pretty good achievement considering there were 2,800 starters.
She had actually been the chip leader for a long spell in this event but lost a major chunk of her stack after losing with a K-Q versus an A-J. She then lost after flopping a straight just to be outdone by a flush on the river. She took home $4,699 for her tenth place finish which is still a very good profit for her $215.
The Final Standings:
1. majus26 – $81,015
2. Moh65 – $49,293
3. Artem205 – $28,574
4. Pitaoufmg – $17,349
There is still plenty of action to come from the world’s biggest online poker series, of which we will be here to let you know about it as and when it happens.