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WCOOP Day 22: "bedoyiya" Leads Main Event

WCOOP Day 22: "bedoyiya" Leads Main Event 0001

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event began on Sunday, drawing a field of 2,443 and creating a prize pool of $12,215,000. What are they playing for? How about the first-place prize of $2,278,097! After 22 levels on Day 1, just 271 remain. Jason "TheMasterJ33" DeWitt, last year's Day 1 chip leader, busted just three spots before the money. He three-bet all in preflop with {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} but ran into Marc "markwin11's Colomé's {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Both flopped a set and DeWitt didn't find the one-outer to survive. Shortly thereafter, Mads "moumaife84" Smith-Hansen was felted to burst the bubble and ensure that the remaining 306 were paid.

Sitting atop the leaderboard at the conclusion of Day 1 is "bedoyiya." In the hunt are several big-name players including James "Andy McLEOD" Obst, Benny "toweliestar" Spindler, Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney, Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi, and many others. Still in the field representing Team PokerStars are Jason Mercier, Chad Brown, Johannes Strassmann, Vadim Markushevski, Bachir "Chiren80" Boumaaza, and Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov.

The top 10 chip counts are as follows:

PlacePlayerChip Count
1bedoyiya968,412
2jaybeastie825,618
3joeysweetp611,037
4Gabe "ggbman" Benson585,676
5Georgios "gkap13" Kapalas560,056
6Danstah8548,676
7Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano530,330
8DiamondsChgo529,160
9Marc "markwin11" Colomé521,020
10Chris "GypsieChris" Mitchell504,880

Play resumes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday and will pick up at the 2,500/5,000/625 level. Also resuming on Monday is the $10,000 8-Game High-Roller event. The final Table is set and here is how it shapes up.

PokerStars WCOOP 61 - $10,000 8-Game High-Roller

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10,000+$300133$1,330,000
PlacePlayerChip Count
1Alex Kravchenko493,692
2bigfish302323,010
3kirbynator249,514
4Jon "PearlJammer" Turner109,221
5Indigoae83,999
6Jose "nachobarbero" Barbero70,564

Other Results:

PokerStars WCOOP 58 - $500 Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30493$246,500
PlacePlayerPrize
*1Ifeedurfam$49,670
*2Tae Joon Noh$44,000
3Cucudaclown$17,255
4Mudvaynes$17,255
5John "dagunman" O'Shea$7,888
6Dunpeal28$7,888
7David "DSchec" Schechter$7,888
8Andrew "Browntown19" Brown 

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov (9th - $2,958), Dan "Lenny" Heimiller (11th - $2,958)

PokerStars WCOOP 59 - $2,000 H.O.R.S.E

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+$100239$478,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1TALLWASP$96,795
2bad_beat_bud$74,090
3James "Andy McLEOD" Obst$54,970
4Paul "paulgees81" Volpe$40,630
5bigjoe2003$26,290
6Prague1$21,510
7Mark "SHIPP ITT" Herm$16,730
8ReadyMate73$13,145

Notable Finishes: Yuval "yuvee04" Bronshtein (10th - $9,560), Alex "joiso" Kostritsyn (13th - $7,170)

PokerStars WCOOP 60 - $200 No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$1511,733$2,346,600
PlacePlayerPrize
*1David "Blue Knight1" Sesso$299,669.46
*2ureeek$169,000
*3TROBLMAKER$209,000
*4Marwetz$165,000
5Tyren0$93,846
61euroguy$70,398
7RiverBoom$46,932
8check_lol$23,466
9Troubaduren$14,783.58

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Cody "CalBandGreat" Shedd (28th - $4,341.21), Shawn "slimshaggy" Luman (57th - $3,285.24)

Speaking of big tournament action, check out our $10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll on PokerStars. This is the fourth big Sunday Major freeroll we have had in as many months and this time the qualification target has been slashed.

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