WCOOP Day 15 Roundup
Oliver Busquet finally made his mark at this year’s PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker with the WPT champion winning in the$224,000 Heads-Up High Roller Event. Heads – up is certainly his specialty as he is widely accepted to be one of the best at it, especially online.
His “Adonis112” is regularly seen playing high stakes poker on PokerStars but this is his first ever major title online. The event he won was in fact the only event in WCOOP to be completed yesterday, with another two set to be completed today.
$10,300 Heads Up Event 43
Busquets may have career winnings of over $3 million from live events, yet online he normally sticks to either heads-up tournaments or sit and go’s. However, last night as he managed to steer his way past 63 of the best online heads-up specialists to take home the title and first place prize of $224,000.
He beat some real tough opponents along the way including “Also11”, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, “Helio TYF” and Brian “Stinger88” Hastings.
The event was capped to have a maximum of 64 players which brought us a prize pool of $640k, whilst with such a high buy-in it guaranteed only the best players on the planet in this format. Only eight places were paid so many of these high class players were left with nothing.
Amongst those that entered but did not win included Viktor ”Isildur1” Blom, Justin Bonomo, Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Hastings and Jason Mercier.
Those that did cash also included some heavy duty names, with Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, “K_O_S_T_Y_A” and Ukranian Team Pro Eugene Katchalov.
The Final Standings:
1st: Olivier “Adonis112” Busquet – $224,000
2nd: Helio TYF – $128,000
3rd: Sussie Smith – $64,000
4th: kotkis – $64,000
5th: Eugene Katchalov – $40,000
6th: Odonkor1 – $40,000
7th: K_0_S_T_Y_A – $40,000
8th: Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier – $40,000
$215 NLHE – $1 Million Guaranteed Event 42
This event represents one word…Massive! There were a staggering 8,342 players that signed up to take part in this event which created a huge prize pool of $1.66 million, of which there was $250k put aside for the winner.
As play ended on Day 1, there were just 115 of those players left. The leader of them at that stage was “AlexBet86”, though there were plenty of other players holding strong positions such as the winner of the 2011 SCOOP Main Event Sami “LrsLzk” Kelopuro.
NLHE $2,100 – $1.25 Million Guaranteed Event 44
Whilst Event 43 had the players this one had the buy-in. The higher buy-in attracted fewer players, yet there were still 1,387 that entered which pushed the prize pool well over the guarantee, in fact it doubled it and then some.
The prize pool was set at $2.77 million with the winner set to be taking home a handsome $463,396. At the end of the day there were just 127 players remaining with “hateraises” topping the current charts.