PokerStars WCOOP Day 8: Jens Lakemeier Wins Third COOP Title
Germany’s Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier enjoyed a stellar weekend thanks in part to taking down the WCOOP-23-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max] for a wallet-filling score of $97,459 and his third COOP title.
WCOOP-23-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max] Final Table Results
|1||Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier||Germany||$97,459*|
|5||Alexander “Schildy1984” Debus||Austria||$30,157|
*Reflects a three-handed deal
Some 690 entrants created a $690,000 prize pool, obliterating the $500,00 guarantee by $190,000. This huge pot was divided up between the top 83 finishers with the likes of Jason “jdtjpoker” Wheeler, Sam “SamSquid” Grafton, Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer, Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich, Rocco “Sephirot88” Palumbo, and Pascal “Pass_72” LeFrancois all walking away with some prize money to show for their efforts.
LeFrancois bust in seventh-place after losing back-to-back coinflips against Alexander “Schildy1984” Debus and “oleolemaiko” before Uruguay’s “kofi89” bust in sixth place for $21,411. The Uruguayan called an all-in bet on the river of an ace-high board with ace-ten only to see “T3G3S” show ace-queen for two pair.
Debus then fell in fifth place after moving all in for less than 10 big blind with ace-jack and seeing T3G3S call with the dominating ace-king. Debus paired his jack on the flop and looked set for a much needed double up, but the king of hearts on the river ended Debus’ tournament prematurely and left four players in contention for the title.
Those four became three with the elimination of Bulgaria’s oleolemaiko at the hands of Lakemeier. The latter set oleolemaiko all-in with what turned out to be king-nine and oleolemaiko called off his stack with king-queen. Despite being a substantial favorite preflop, two nines on the flop turned the hand on its head and ultimately won the hand for the seemingly unstoppable Lakemeier.
The final three players then agreed on a deal that saw them lock up at least $81,235, a deal that left $13,800 up for grabs for the eventual champion.
That champion was not going to be T3G3S because the former SCOOP and WCOOP champion committed his near-17 big blind stack with a pair of red fives after Lakemeier had min-raised. Unfortunately for T3G3S, Lakemeier quickly called with a pair of queens, which held after the board ran out void of drama.
Lakemeier trailed “xPastorcitox” of Argentina almost two-to-one in chips but five minutes into the one-on-one battle, Lakemeier caught the nut flush on the river and was paid off handsomely to take the lead. Ten hands later, the tournament was over.
On a flop, XPastorcitox moved all-in with and Lakemeier called with . The appeared on the turn and was followed into play by the on the river, which bust XPastorcitox in second place and left Lakemeier to win yet another major online poker tournament.
WCOOP NEWS AND NOTES
- Austria’s “OverTheTop43” secured an $81,648 payout by triumphing in the WCOOP-22-H: $530 NLHE [Win the Button] while the Dutch star “Graftekkel” won the WCOOP-20-H-$530 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO] for a cool $53,659 and $39,200 in bounty payments.
- Also in the winner’s circle was Russia’s “WTFOMFGOAO” who turned $1,050 into $26,512 by outlasting 100 opponents in the WCOOP-24-H: $1,050 2-7 Single Draw event.
- There was also a $108,533 score for Brazil’s Andre “Andreflk13” Figueiredo who bested a field of 3,794 in WCOOP-28-H: $215 NLHE.
- Topping the WCOOP leaderboard right now is Canada’s Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah with 280 points, five more than Russia’s “ImluckNuts” in second place. Bulgariua’s “PSMozak” is third in 245 points, with Bernado “bedias” Dias and “MITS 304” in fourth and fifth place with 240 and 235 points respectively.
Day 8 WCOOP Winners
|#19 PLO-L 6-Max||$55||$145,930||jc_bluej||$23,846|
|#20 NLHE-H 3-Max||$530||$779,000||Graftekkel||$92,859*|
|#21 NLHE-H 8-Max||$215||$273,400||LoosControl||$42,138|
|#22 NLHE-H Win the Button||$530||$495,500||OverTheTop||$81,648|
|#23 NLHE-H 6-Max||$1,050||$690,000||Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier||$97,459|
|#24 2-7 Single Draw-H||$1,050||$101,000||WTFOMFGOAO||$26,512|
|#28 NLHE-H||$215||$758,800||Andre "Andreflk13" Figueiredo||$108,533|
*Includes bounty payments
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