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WCOOP Day 10: Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov Wins 21-Hour Marathon

WCOOP Day 10: Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov Wins 21-Hour Marathon 0001

Day 10 of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker kicked off with Event 24, a $530 no-limit hold’em heads-up tournament. The $1 million guarantee was not surpassed because only 1,564 registered, meaning an overlay of $218,000. However, the real story of the tournament was its length. It began Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the East Coast and ended about 40 minutes before NFL kickoff Sunday with Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov claiming the top prize. After running for 21 hours, the tournament came to an end when Katchalov defeated “JakusKhan”.

On the final hand, Katchalov called a raise with {K-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and was happy to see the flop roll out {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{K-Clubs}. He led out with a bet and “JakusKhan” put in a raise. Katchalov three-bet and “JakusKhan” was quick to four-bet all-in, immediately getting called by Katchalov. “JakusKhan” tabled {10-Spades}{2-Spades} for a bluff and did not pull off the miracle bad beat. Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov pocketed $140,000 and the WCOOP bracelet.

PokerStars WCOOP 24 - $530 No-Limit Hold'em (heads-up matches)
Buy-in: $500+30
Prize Pool: $1,000,000
Entrants: 1564

*1. Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov - $140,000
*2. JakusKhan - $120,000
3. joe E scar - $55,000
4. imashokU - $55,000
5. William “William” Thorson - $27,500
6. pilsuhng - $27,500
7. Leo “Pechorin” Wolpert - $27,500
8. Dokosoko - $27,500

* denotes two-way deal

Notable Finishes: Ryan “p2ryan2003” Jones (11th - $9,000), Jamie “pokerjamers” Armstrong (19th – 6,000), Connor “blanconegro” Drinnan (22nd - $6,000), Jon “xxjondxx” Delong (35th - $3,000), Dustin “neverwin” Woolf (45th - $3,000), JP “JP 5-time” Kelly (46th -$3,000).

Event 25 also reached into PokerStars’ wallet with just 1,180 entrants, resulting in an overlay of $46,000. Starting the final table as the chip leaders were “marked aces” and “todch”. Sure enough, they found themselves heads-up for the bracelet. The battle did not last long, though, as “todch” secured the victory within a few hands. It happened during the Stud rotation when they got it all-in on fifth street. It was “todch” in the lead with kings up over the tens of “marked aces.” A third ten did not fall, notching the victory and WCOOP bracelet for “todch”.

PokerStars WCOOP 25 - $320 HORSE
Buy-in: $300+20
Prize Pool: $400,000
Entrants: 1,180

1. todch - $70,000
2. marked aces - $50,000
3. Gerald “viking47” Ringe - $38,000
4. ROXY24 - $28,000
5. Brad “finsfan7” Ruben - $20,000
6. $30K - $12,000
7. CitadelCap - $8,000
8. Aleph Omega - $4,000

Notable Finishes: PokerSavage1 (12th - $3,000), Aaron “AaronC” Clark (16th - $2,400), Jagz7 (23rd - $1,800).

Plenty of WCOOP events remain, so sign up for a PokerStars account and win your bracelet today.

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