PokerStars WCOOP Day 10: Jeremy Menard Final Tables Huge Knockout Event
Germany's "DSmunichlife" was the biggest winner among the three highest events after taking down the WCOOP-30-H: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd for a total of $90,120 ($52,723 + $37,398 in bounties). The only player to nail down a bigger score on Tuesday in a WCOOP event was United Kingdom's "$odomiz€r", who binked the WCOOP-82-L: $530 NLHE [High Roller] $250K Gtd for $104,803.
WCOOP-30-H: $215 NLHE Progressive KO Final Table Results
|1||DSmunichlife||Germany||$52,723 + $37,398 in bounties|
|2||Ruis Maker||Brazil||$37,280 + $2,600 in bounties|
|3||thegr8str8||Hungary||$26,361 + $3,769 in bounties|
|4||Regis "capotinha" Kogler||Brazil||$18,640 + $9,287 in bounties|
|5||wisopekeño!||Malta||$13,180 + $486 in bounties|
|6||Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard||Canada||$9,320 + $3,316 in bounties|
|7||paniaguamos||Hungary||$6,590 + $2,037 in bounties|
|8||daltonhb||Brazil||$4,660 + $1,209 in bounties|
|9||remenyrabja||Hungary||$3,295 + $900 in bounties|
The tournament smashed its $500,000 posted guarantee thanks to 3,686 entrants ponying up the $215 buy-in to generate a massive $737,200 prize pool.
The final table began with three Brazilians and three Hungarians among the survivors. However, it was "DSmunichlife" well on top of the pack with a 2:1 chip advantage over his nearest opponent. He steamrolled through the final table by eliminating seven of his eight opponents and piling up huge bounty prizes in the process.
The German kicked the final table off on a roll and eliminated the first four players at the final table. He first took out Hungary's "remenyrabja" in ninth place for $4,195 ($3,295 + $900 in bounties) and Brazil's "dalonhb" in eighth place for $5,869 ($4,659 + $1,209 in bounties) after he wound up on the better end of preflop flips once the board ran out in his favor.
Hungary's "paniaguamos" was the next victim of "DSmunichlife". The Hungarian was all in good with pocket aces with his opponent drawing eight outs towards and open-ended straight draw. However, one of those outs came on the river and "paniguamos" exited the tournament in seventh place for $8,627 ($6,590 + $2,037 in bounties).
American poker refugee Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard, who has four PocketFives Triple Crowns and is approaching $5 million in online tournament cashes according to PocketFives, was the next to be eliminated in sixth place for $12,636 ($9,320 + $3,316 in bounties) after his pocket sixes proved to be no match for the pocket aces held by "DSmunichlife".
Shortly after, "wisopekeño!" was eliminated in fifth place for $13,666 ($13,180 + $486 in bounties) after he jammed ace-three suited and was unable to improve against the pocket queens held by Brazil's "Ruis Maker".
After a brief break from eliminating opponents, "DSmunichlife" was back at it eliminating the final three players in succession. He first took out Brazil's Regis "capotinha" Kogler in fourth place for $27,927 ($18,640 + $9,287 in bounties) after his pocket queens held against his opponent's pocket jacks.
Very soon after, the German eliminated Hungary's "thegr8str8" in third place for $30,130 ($26,361 + $3,769 in bounties) when his pocket sevens outflipped his opponent's ace-queen.
Thanks to eliminating almost the entire final table, "DSmunichlife" entered the heads-up match with an almost 5:1 chip advantage over "Ruis Maker". His opponent was able to narrow the edge down to around 2:1 when the final hand took place.
"Ruis Maker" five-bet shoved preflop with pocket tens and was called by "DSmunichlife" with ace-king suited. An ace spiked the flop and "Ruis Maker" was unable to improve his hand on the turn or river to be eliminated in second place for $39,880 ($37,280 + $2,600 in bounties).
Meanwhile, "DSmunichlife" won his first WCOOP title in perhaps the most dominating fashion of the year and walked away with an impressive haul of $90,120 ($52,723 + $37,398 in bounties).
WCOOP NEWS AND NOTES
- United Kingdom's "Sodomiz€r" won the biggest prize of Day 10 of the WCOOP after shipping the WCOOP-82-L: $530 NLHE [High Roller] $250K Gtd for $104,803.
- Finland's "Kekkhou" won the WCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd for $53,505.
- Russia's "nsmirnov" now is thousands away from reaching $1.5 million in online tournament cashes as tracked by PocketFives after winning the WCOOP-32-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd for $62,041.
- Bulgaria's Viliyan "PSMozak" Petleshkov has managed runner-up performances in both a high and low WCOOP event and leads the way on the the 2017 WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard with 345 points. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy, $20,000 in cash and a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package.
Day 10 WCOOP Winners
|#25 NLHE-L PKO 6-Max||$11||$103,280||llblOlyll||$9,570*|
|#26 NLHE-L 8-Max||$55||$257,750||Tazzy791||$15,282|
|#29 NL08-H 6-Max||$2,100||$238,000||Kekkhou||$53,505|
|#30 NLHE-H PKO||$215||$737,200||DSmunichlife||$90,120*|
|#32 NLHE-H 6-Max||$530||$365,500||nsmirnov||$62,041|
|#82 NLHE-L High Roller||$530||$677,500||$odomiz€r||$104,803|
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