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PokerStars WCOOP Day 6: ‘messigoat10’ Wins Bounty Event for $200K

  • Matt PerraultMatt Perrault
PokerStars WCOOP Day 6: ‘messigoat10’ Wins Bounty Event for $200K 0001

Day 6 of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars saw another eight champions crowned with four high events and four low events coming to a completion.

The biggest winner of the day was Finnish online grinder “messigoat10” who won over $200,000 including bounties in the WCOOP-16-H: $530 NLHE Progressive KO, Half Price Thursday Thrill, $1M Gtd

WCOOP-16 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1messigoat10$123,590 (+$77,670 in bounties)
2freddopizza$87,390.59 (+$29,682 in bounties)
3Adrian “politm69” Ionescu$61,794 (+$21,276.51 in bounties)
4MaxErosAmore$43,695 (+$15,600.12 in bounties)
5Yattago$30,897 (+$4,152 in bounties)
6OverTheTop43$21847 (+$2,540 in bounties)
7Leo “ISILDRooN” Nordin$15,448 (+$4,631 in bounties)
8xueshe$10,923 (+$6,269 in bounties)
9Powergolf$7,724 (+$8,801 in bounties)

The reduced buy-in to $530 from the usual $1,050 attracted 3,410 players, creating a prize pool of $1,722,050, way past the planned $1 million guaranteed from PokerStars. Out of the 3,410 that entered 2,660 were unique entries, while 750 were re-entries.

Day 2 of the event started with 104 players having already up $1,140 plus any additional bounties they racked up along the way. Romania’s Adrian “politm69” Ionescu managed to end the day as the chip leader with over 5.7M chips. Throughout the second day of play Ionescu managed to build up his chip stack giving him the chip lead heading into the final table when Brit Daryl “DJG1989” Green was eliminated in 10th place for $5,462.

“freddopizza” delivered the first knockout of the final table when “Powergolf” check-called for their remaining stack on a board of {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} while holding {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}. “freddopizza” held {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for a flopped set and “freddopizza” picked up a bounty worth over $4.5K. “Powergolf” earned $7,724 for the ninth place exit plus another $8,801 in bounties.

Ionescu ended up losing the chip lead at the final table when Finland’s “MaxErosAmore” went on a heater and eliminated “xueshe” in eighth place ($10,924 + bounties) and Leo “ISILDRooN” Nordin in seventh place ($15,448 + bounties).

“OverTheTop43” was the next player to leave when Ionescu’s {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} won a flip over the Austrian’s {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} when an ace landed on the flop. The “OverTheTop43” earned $21,847 along with some bounty money.

“Yattago” was the next to leave when they shoved {A-Spades}{9-Spades} and were called by “messigoat10” holding {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. The flop gave “messigoat10” a set when it was laid out as {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}. “Yattago” needed some help but could still make a straight to stay alive and move past the 5M chip mark. The turn and river were the {4-Clubs} and {4-Spades}, providing no help for Yattago and eliminating them in fifth place for $30,897.

When four-handed play began “MaxErosAmore” held almost half the chips in place with 79.9M. But after losing the chip lead, as the stacks got close to even and the then declining a deal to lock up second place money, “MaxErosAmore” was eliminated in fourth place ($43,695 plus bounties) when they tangled with the chip leader “messigoat10”. “MaxErosAmore” shoved on the turn with the board reading {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and was called by “messigoat10”. “MaxErosAmore” was delivered the bad news when their {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs} was out kicked by the {A-Spades}{8-Spades} of “messigoat10”. The meaningless {2-Diamonds} was placed out to finish the board and bring the play to three-handed while giving “messigoat10” a commanding chip lead.

“freddopizza” moved the tournament to heads-up play when they got into a blind on blind pot with Ionescu. “freddopizza” raised in the small blind and Ionescu shoved his remaining stack into the middle with {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and was snap-called by “freddopizza” who held {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. The board bricked out and “freddopizza” eliminated Ionescu in third for $61,794 plus an additional $21,276 in bounties.

The heads-up battle saw both players take the chip lead at different points throughout. Eventually “messigoat10” got the chip lead back and whittled “freddopizza” down to 16M in chips. After “messigoat10” limped the button, “freddopizza” raised from the big blind to 2.1M chips. “messigoat10” then shoved putting “freddopizza” at risk for their tournament life. “freddopizza” called and showed {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds} against the {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs} of “messigoat10”. “messigoat10” took a commanding lead in the hand and had one hand grasping the title when the flop came {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} to give themselves a pair of aces. The {10-Hearts} on the turn didn’t help freddopizza and the {5-Spades} completed the board and gave “messigoat10” a lock on the hand and giving them the WCOOP title along with $123,590. “freddopizza” earned $87,390 plus bounties for the runner-up finish.

WCOOP News And Notes

Former World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson made the unofficial final table of WCOOP-15-H: $1,050 NLHE [4-Max]. He busted in fifth place for $22,955. ... Brazilian pro and Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari was denied a final table in the WCOOP-17-H: $215 8-Game finishing in eighth place for $2,916. Bulgarian “PSMozak” leads the 2017 WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard with 225 points. WCOOP-17-H: $215 8-Game winner “ImluckNuts” sits just five points behind in second place with 220 points. Canadian grinder Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah rounds out the top three with 195 points.

Day 6 WCOOP Winners

EventBuy-InPrize PoolChampionPrize
#11 NL 5 Card Draw-L$55$34,600avto-lide777$6,100
#12 NLHE-L Shootout$55$147,800gerlucker$23,648
#13 PLO8-L 6-Max$55$74,200UhhMee$11,320
#14 NLHE-L Bubble Rush$11$136,890brunofpls$15,185*
#15 NLHE-H 4-Max$1,050$862,000great dant$144,302*
#16 NLHE-H Progressive Knockout$530$1,722,050messigoat10$123,590
#17 8-Game-H$215$145,800ImluckNuts$25,879
#20 NLHE-H 3-Max Progessive KO Zoom$530$779,000Graftekkel$92,859

* denotes a deal made at the final table

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