Talk WCOOP Day 3: A Study In Contrasts
September 6, 2021

The third day of play of the 2009 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker was a day of opposite extremes.  While two of the three events that went off on Saturday, the 5-Card Draw and the Limit Hold 'em, were unable to attract enough players to meet their posted guarantees- thus offering juicy overlays for the players- the first event of the day attracted more entrants than any other event in the seven year history of the WCOOP, an astounding 15,675 runners.

All three tournaments once again brought out big name pros including quite a few that went deep, like multi-table monster J.C. "area23JC" Tran, who outlasted over 15,600 players in Event #6 before busting in 35th place, and PokerRoad's own Barry "barryg1" Greenstein, who went out 57th, in the old-school favorite, Limit Hold 'em tournament.

Event #6
$109 No-Limit Hold'em
15,675 Entrants
Final Table

1st.  vakAAttack- $183.334.81

?2nd. DHUSTLER15- $133,237.51?

3rd.  merkurstar- $101,887.51

?4th.  DonLeu- $70,537.51

?5th.  razorbite- $54,862.51

?6th.  THOR12345- $39,187.51

?7th.  Rockkaholic- $26,647.51

?8th.  Percussion- $14,107.51?

9th.  Dwayno98- $9,405.01


Event #7
$215 Pot-Limit 5-Card Draw
844 Entrants
Final Table

1st.  CesarSPA- $33,500.00?

2nd.  Papartis88- $25,000.00

?3rd.  ELBRUS77- $19,000.00

?4th.  dev209- $13,000.00?

5th.  dudeoflife21- $9,000.00?

6th.  Maksflaks- $6,000.00


Event #8
$215 Fixed-Limit Hold 'em
1,800 Entrants
Final Table

1st.  iacog4- $64,000.00

?2nd.  xxjondxx- $48,000.00?

3rd.  Bumpasaurus- $36,000.00

?4th. Titantom32- $25,660.00

?5th.  MiguelPiper- $18,000.00?

6th.  ~US&Co~- $14,000.00

?7th.  Esquemo- $10,000.00

?8th.  lordhuttyx- $7,000.00?

9th.  SonnyRamone- $4,000.00

With 8 events now completed in the 2009 WCOOP, attentions are beginning to turn towards this year's PokerStars WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard, which currently features MUSTAFABET on top with 120 points, thanks to one win and another deep place, as well as many others nipping at his heels like Norway's Maksflaks- with 80 points- who already sits in the top ten despite having yet to win an event- thanks to two impressive six place finishes out of the first eight events.

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Story by Mark Anderson

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