Germany rules the 2013 WCOOP Main Event

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 01, 2013 Posted in Online Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

wcoopThe 2013 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event absolutely shattered its $8 million guarantee as a total of 2,133 players registered for the $5,200 buy-in tournament, generating a total prize-pool in excess of $10 million.

Of the 2,133 original entrants only 296 managed to make it to Day 2 on Monday, and despite the deep-run, a couple dozen of those players still fell short of the money bubble, as only 243 players made the money.

There were plenty of big names vying for the title right up until the final table, when the sole chance for a well-known WCOOP champion to be crowned was Shane “Shaniac” Schleger. But it wasn’t meant to be for the PokerStars Team Online Pro, who tweeted out the following message:

“That’s a wrap. Lost the ultimate crucial flip 55 to AK for heaps, still feeling pretty f’ing good about this run.”

Without getting too into the specifics of what took place (you can read that on the PokerStars blog if you’d like) Schleger’s run would end in 6th place (an impressive $291k score) which allowed Team Germany to take control of the tournament, and pull-off the rare 1-2-3 finish after a three-way deal saw each of the players pocket over $1 million.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament as reported by PokerStars:

1. PlayinWasted (Germany) — $1,493,499.15*

2. Daniel “Allanon85” Drescher (Germany) — $1,415,238.66*

3. SwissCantMis (Germany) — $1,101,835.44*

4. 1M.BanKroLL (Malta) — $599,906.25

5. alexandrapau (Canada) — $426,600.00

6. Team Online member Shane “shaniac” Schleger (Mexico) — $291,154.50

7. Dylan “Pokerl)eviL” Hortin (Canada) — $213,300.00

8. Leon “flippetyflop” Louis (United Kingdom) — $159,975.00

9. Vampyboy (Germany) — $106,650.00

So, congratulations to “PlayinWasted” who gets to add his name to this impressive list of PokerStars WCOOP Main Event champions:

* 2002: MultiMarine (Täby, Sweden) – $65,450.00

* 2003: Joseph ‘DeOhGee’ Cordi (Indian Wells, California, USA) – $222,750.00

* 2004: Edgar ‘Ragde’ Skjervold (Oslo, Norway) – $424,945.26

* 2005: Jordan ‘Panella86’ Berkowitz (Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA) – $577,342.00

* 2006: J.C. ‘area23JC’ Tran (Sacramento, California, USA) – $670,194.00

* 2007: Kyle ‘ka$ino’ Schroeder* (Omaha, Nebraska, USA) – $1,228,330.50

* 2008: Carter ‘ckingusc’ King (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) – $1,265,432.00

* 2009: Yevgeniy ‘Jovial Gent’ Timoshenko (Seattle, Washington, USA) – $1,715,200.00

* 2010: Tyson ‘POTTERPOKER’ Marks (Missoula, Montana, USA) – $2,278,097.50

* 2011: Thomas ‘Kallllle’ Pedersen (Denmark) – $1,260,018.50

* 2012: Marat ‘maratik’ Sharafutdinov (Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia) – $1,000,907.26

*Schroeder was awarded the victory after the account of Natalie “TheV0id” Teltscher was disqualified.

The WCOOP Tournament Series

When all was said and done, and when we include the Main Event tally, the 2013 WCOOP tournament series will have handed out $62,362,757 in prize-money. An impressive figure that nearly bested the record $63,157,150 set during the 2010 WCOOP.



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