The 2013 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker is set to finally be finished today, with the remaining three events to get started and another two from today to be finished off. That means that there will be five more WCOOP bracelet holders to be announced.
The series has seen 61 of the 66 events completed so far, with just one actually completed today. The one that was completed saw plenty of big names however such as Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Eugene Katchalov, Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu and Brynn Kenney all making deep runs into the money.
In the case of both “Isildur1” and Katchalov, they both managed to make the final table, whilst Negreanu and Kenney both fell short but were still in the top 20. With regards to Katchalov, he actually reveals the monster cooler he suffered when being eliminated.
Skipping those hours will see his hourly increase quite a bit, but the early levels are so small it has very little effect on his win rate.
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) September 24, 2013
Event #63 – $2,100 HORSE $250,000 Gtd
The HORSE variant is a popular tournament format nowadays and it always seems to attract the world’s best players. As we mentioned before, there were some huge names involved among the 165 entrants willing to part with $2,100 for the buy-in.
This created a prize pool of $330,000 and was shared amongst the top 24 finishers in the event. The eventual winner was “vachette17” after a tough heads up battle against regular high stakes pro “GVOZDIKA55” saw him come out on top for a payout of $71,775.
How It Finished
1st) vachette17 – $71,775.00
2nd) GVOZDIKA55 – $51,150.00
3rd) sonajero – $39,600.00
4th) POTTERPOKER – $28,050.00
5th) Sykoen – $18,150.00
6th) vovtroy – $14,850.00
7th) Isildur1 – $11,550.00
8th) E. Katchalov – $9,075.00
9th) gudfaren – $7,425.00
10th) Filthy999 – $7,425.00
Check with us tomorrow for our final report on all of the action, including the WCOOP Main Event.