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WCOOP Day 5: Hiren “hustla16” Patel Scores Close to $500,000 with Event 11 Win

WCOOP Day 5: Hiren “hustla16” Patel Scores Close to $500,000 with Event 11 Win 0001

Day 5 was very busy for the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars. Three WCOOP bracelets and first-place prizes were awarded in the day's action, none bigger than Event #11, $530 No-Limit Hold'em. Recommencing with 214 players on Monday afternoon, Hiren “hustla16” Patel rose to the top en route to a $446,533.73 score.

Heading into the final table of Event #11, Daryl “aaaaaaaa” Jace held the chip lead and maintained a strong stack before running into disaster four-handed. After a series of pre-flop raises, Jace’s tournament life was on the line with pocket queens against now chip-leader Hiren “hustla16” Patel’s pocket kings. No help came for Jace and he was out in fourth place, leaving Patel with a huge lead with three players left. After a deal was reached, it did not take long for Patel to seal the deal and take down the tournament.

PokerStars WCOOP 11 - $530 No-Limit Hold’em (2-day)
Buy-in: $500+30
Prize Pool: $3,109,500
Entrants: 6219

*1. Hiren “hustla16” Patel - $446,533.73
*2. Juancesan - $270,000
*3. colonelkosta - $355,000
4. Daryl “aaaaaaaa” Jace - $171,022.51
5. fabstinho - $130,599.01
6. CONOW - $99,504.01
7. GypsieChris - $68,409.01
8. kidwhowon - $37,314.01
9. Shazmeister - $24,098.63

* denotes three-way deal

Notable finishes: Ben “SPEKTAH” LaBlond (10th - $17,413.21), Aaron “Aguskb” Gustavson (12th - $17,413.21), Joshua “theNorfman” Norris (13th - $13,059.91), Ben “ShankingYou” Palmer (26th – 7,276.24), Keith “DaMurdera3” Ferrera (41st - $5,876,96), Hevad “RaiNKhAN” Khan (50th - $5,410.54), Kyle “kwob20” Bowker (53rd - $5,410.54), Marco “NoraFlum” Johnson (58th - $4,944.11).

The four-handed event-12 final table finished in less than an hour as “lebordelaii” took out his three opponents in swift fashion. When it was down to heads-up play, "lebordelaii" was in cruise control and built up a stack that “Catafract80” would not be able to catch. On the final hand, "Catafract80" made a stand with {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} but ran into "lebordelaii's" pocket queens. No ace would find the felt and "lebordelaii" cruised to victory.

PokerStars WCOOP 12 - $215 No-Limit Hold’em (4-max)
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $770,800
Entrants: 3,854

1. lebordelaii - $111,457.69
2. Catafract80 - $63,822.25
3. pejcao - $40,467.01
4. SebbyGI - $29,675.81

Notable Finishes: Michiel “utreg” Brummelhuis (7th - $11,562.01), Dylan “Pokerl)evil” Hortin (12th - $8,401.73), Neheer “NemoStars22” Banerji (13th - $6,860.13).

A deal was made between “yhcaep” and “Ronja211” during heads-up play of the $320 7-card Stud tournament as both were nearly even in chips. They split the remaining prize money evenly and the required remaining prize pool, $3,000 was left aside to be fought over. After a lengthy battle, "yhcaep" emerged victorious. On the final hand, the last of "Ronja211’s" chips were at stake on fifth street with ({10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}){8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} against "yhcaep’s" ({2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}){3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Neither had made their hands yet and both eventually made a pair on seventh street, but it was "yhcaep’s" kings that bested "Ronja211’s" fives.

PokerStars WCOOP 13 - $320 Stud
Buy-in: $300+20
Prize Pool: $200,400
Entrants: 668

*1. yhcaep - $33.814.50
*2. Ronja211 - $30,814.50
3. barrosa 50 - $20,040
4. DAVIDOXXX - $15,030
5. sonajero - $10,020
6. ez monney - $7,014
7. BIGtittitilt - $4,509
8. dolphin4 - $3,006

*denotes two-way deal

Notable Finishes: JP “JP 5-time” Kelly (17th - $1,442.88), James “jcamby33” Campbell (21st - $1,442.88), Joel Adam “2FLY2TILT” Gordon (31st - $1,052.10), Tim “Tmay420” West (33rd - $851.70).

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