Talk WCOOP Day 7: Small Fields, Big Challenges
September 10, 2021

It was a relatively light work day yesterday at the PokerStars 2009 World Championship Of Online Poker with only two official events going off, yet to do well in both, players had to prove themselves not only proficient at eight different types of poker but at proper sit-n-go strategy as well.

Event #17 of the PokerStars WCOOP was a No-Limit Hold 'em shoot-out event capped at 1,000 players, meaning entrants needed to basically only win three ten person sit-n-gos in a row to win the event... basically. 

That surprisingly challenging feat was eventually accomplished by online player "iCeVeNoM," who claimed the reported top prize worth $91,250, as remarkably no deal was struck at the final table.

Event #18 of the WCOOP was a mixed game event that featured 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Limit Hold 'em, Omaha hi/lo, Razz, Stud, Stud hi/lo, No-Limit Hold 'em, and Pot-Limit Omaha.  The Event missed its posted $300,000 guarantee by exactly one person, when only 999 players signed up to play (on 9/9/9), which is so weird you suspect PokerStars was more than happy to pony up the $300 overlay, just for the buzz factor such a coincidence naturally generated.

Obviously with 8 games being spread in the same tournament and the relatively small field for a WCOOP event, many of the top pros felt this was an ideal opportunity to make a final table, yet despite what seemed like the entire PokerStars team entering the tournament, when the event got down to the final six, it was once again a somewhat unknown group competing for the $50,000 top prize.

Event #17
$530 No-Limit Hold 'em Triple Shoot Out
1,000 Entrants

1st.  iCeVeNoM- $91,250.00

2nd.  dynamoM- $63,500.00

3rd.  TabberNackle- $47,250.00

4th.  Mumtum23- $35,250.00

5th.  6060606060- $24,750.00

6th.  Vandiesel- $20,000.00

7th.  Bambeklis- $15,750.00

8th.  twin-caracas- $12,500.00

9th.  blanconegro- $9,000.00

10th.  bestwoman127- $7,000.00

Event #18
$320 8-Game
999 Entrants

1st.  g0lfa- $50,250

2nd.  vui-qua-di- $37,500

3rd.  JohnSmith- $28,500

4th.  Aguskb- $19,500

5th.  The Omaholic- $12,870

6th.  johnny1430- $9,000

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Story by Mark Anderson

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