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WCOOP Day 9: "Soterdelf", "Str8$$$Homey" and "Science" Lock Up Wins

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The highlight of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker on Day 9 was Event 21, a $215 no-limit Hold'em tournament with re-buys that took just shy of 18 hours to determine a winner. Big names Andy “BKiCe” Seth and Eric “thanksB” Froehlich made the final table, but in the end it was a Deutschland battle as the final three players all hailed from Germany. The heads-up duel between “Horst Heftig” and “Soterdelf” came to an end just before 8:30 a.m. on the East Coast when on a board of {Q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, chip leader “Soterdelf” put in a reraise all-in with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. “Horst Heftig” called all-in with {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and came up short when the river card fell the {7-Hearts}. “Soterdelf” collected $174,594.68 and the WCOOP bracelet for his efforts.

WCOOP Day 9: "Soterdelf", "Str8$$$Homey" and "Science" Lock Up Wins 101

PokerStars WCOOP 21 - $215+R No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $1,396,800
Entrants: 2780

*1. Soterdelf - $174,594.68
*2. Horst Heftig - $148,088.50
*3. Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov - $178,768.05
4. Undreaming - $80,316.01
5. gavz101 - $60,760.81
6. Eric “thanksB” Froehlich - $46,792.81
7. Dieselek - $32,824.81
8. trucu2544 - $18,884.74
9. Andy “BKiCe” Seth - $11,872.81

* denotes three-way deal

Notable Finishes: Dan “WiLDmAn75” Buzgon (13th - $6,634.81), Ruben
“rubenrtv” Visser (14th - $6,634.81), Jamie “pokerjamers” Armstrong
(17th - $4,539.61), Jonas “Telefonkiosk” Lindlof (28th - $3,352.33),
Mike “WiscoMurray” Murray (31st - $3,352.33), Corey “Comandr_Cool”
Burbick (35th - $3,352.32).

“Science” pulled off an impressive experiment at the final table of Event
22, the only fixed-limit Omaha Hi-Lo tournament on the WCOOP schedule. With three
players left, “Science” held just 5.6% of the chips in play, but he made a furious comeback and ruled all. On the final hand of play, the board read {K-Clubs}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Betting had been capped on the flop, and “gudfaren” was all in on the turn, holding {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, leading with kings and tens. “Science” showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and had plenty of outs to a chop or scoop. It was the
{J-Clubs} that landed on the river, making "Science" a Broadway straight and scooping him the pot and the championship bracelet.

WCOOP Day 9: "Soterdelf", "Str8$$$Homey" and "Science" Lock Up Wins 102

PokerStars WCOOP 22 - $530 Fixed-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Buy-in: $500+30
Prize Pool: $420,000
Entrants: 840

*1. Science - $54,139.58
*2. gudfaren - $42,758.60
*3. ~US&Co~ - $45,998.35
*4. Canuck - $40,969.09
*5. The1Messiah - $38,692.39
6. _unskiIIed_ - $16,800
7. David “ vui-qua-di” Pham - $12,600
8. sheckwave - $8,400
9. Chris “SLOPPYKLOD” Klodnicki - $5,040

* denotes five-way deal

Notable Finishes: Art “AJB444” Beauchamp (11th - $4,200), Alexander
“berserk64” Dovzhenko (15th - $3,360), George Danzer (18th - $2,520),
David “WhooooKidd” Baker (30th - $1,680), Eugene “MyRabbiFoo”
Katchalov (38th - $1,470).

Event 23 had the latest start of the day but ended well before the
first two events with its short 10-minute levels. “Moneyball16” and
“Str8$$$Homey” had the biggest stacks entering the final table and
later found themselves playing heads-up for the bracelet. “Str8$$$Homey” held the chip lead heads-up, mainly because of a key double-up with eight players remaining. “Moneyball16” three-bet all-in with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and “Str8$$$Homey” called all-in with {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. Big slick held up for “Str8$$$Homey” who went on to take down the tournament, earning over $125,000.

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PokerStars WCOOP 23 - $320 No-Limit Hold'em (10-min levels)

Buy-in: $300+20
Prize Pool: $802,200
Entrants: 2,676

1. Str8$$$Homey - $126,441.01
2. Moneyball16 - $94,329.01
3. IntheRED X2 - $67,435.01
4. yayaya - $46,161.01
5. Beto77709 - $34,921.81
6. dhg77gg - $26,893.81
7. Raidan909 - $18,865.81
8. B-scrubs101 - $10,853.86
9. arioli - $6,823.81

Notable Finishes: Mike “chapmoney” Chappus (14th - $3,813.31), Jared
“SOXFAN83” Mahoney (21st - $2,207.71), Andrew “RunThisTable”
Lichtenberger (30th - $1,926.73), Evan “PURPLE”K”99” Parkes (31st -
$1,926.73), James “Andy McLEOD” Obst (38th - $1,685.88), Brandon
“BrandonPL” Leeds (39th - $1,685.88).

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