PokerStars WCOOP Day 16: 'power2prut' Wins Sunday Million for $373K
Day 16 of the 2017 World Championship Of Online Poker at PokerStars brought several six-figure scores, including one weighing in at $373,744 — the first place prize of the Sunday Million.
WCOOP-50-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Million SE
|6||Kenny “LoneHixx” Hicks||Mexico||$77,837|
|8||Andrei “ragAAAila19” Boghean||Romania||$41,022|
*reflects a heads-up deal
A total of 1,236 players put down $2,100 for the chance to win what was originally a $386,012 first place prize, among them some of poker’s elite players. The likes of Team PokerStars Pro Jeff “JeffGross” Gross,recent Big $215 winner Ryan “PROTENTIALmn” Laplante, Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell, Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, JC “PrtyPsux” Alvarado, and Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky all finished in the money, the latter being the unfortunate soul to burst the final table bubble.
Going into the final table it was Germany’s “Picasso25” who was the chip leader amd Romania’s “ragAAAila19” who was bringing up the rear.
The first elimination, however, was that of “molda79” who moved all-in for 1,400,000 from under the gun with ace-queen and lost to the pocket tens of “power2prut” which flopped two pair and improved to a full house on the river.
Eighth-place was decided soon after and it was power2prut who sent another player to the rail. ragAAAila19 pushed all-in with a pair of kings only to see power2prut wake up with the best starting hand on Texas hold’em, a pocket aces. The cowboys couldn’t shoot down the rockets and the player count reduced by one.
Another pair versus overpair scenario claimed the tournament life of “germaxi.” Picasso got the ball rolling with a raise to 308,000 in the cutoff and then he called when germaxi three-bet all-in for 2,500,000. Picasso25 turned over a pair of queen, which were way ahead of the jacks in germaxi’s hand, and when the board ran out all low cards it was game over for germaxi.
Kenny “LoneHixx” Hicks then found himself in a coinflip with king-queen against the pocket deuces of “EdenR” in a hand that gifted EdenR the chip lead. The board was nine-high by the turn and the river gave EdenR a set to bust another player.
The five remaining players were now all guaranteed a six-figure score of $107,218 but EdenR would not win any additional money. A brief raising war saw EdenR all-in and at risk of elimination with a pair of five and power2prut in a commanding position with a pair of black kings. The five community cards ran out without a five in sight and EdenR headed for the showers.
power2prut then came from behind with a pair of deuces against the black sixes of Picasso25 by flopping a set to leave only three players in contention for the title, before power2prut’s amazing run continued when his sixes held against the suited ace-jack of “XMorphineX” to send the tournament into the heads-up stage.
The heads-up duo decided to strike a deal despite power2prut holding a 48,945,774 to 12,854,226 chip lead and that deal saw power2prut lock up $324,304 and “MASUR0N1KE” $292,500, leaving $49,440 to play for.
A large pot went the way of power2prut to leave MASUR0N1KE on fumes. MASUR0N1KE then called all-in with king-eight and needed help to beat the ace-seven in the hand of power2prut. An ace-high flop left the at-risk player needing running cards to stay in the hand. The turn was a king but the river bricked off to leave power2prut to claim his second Sunday Million title having won the tournament some 10 years previously for $180,000.
WCOOP NEWS AND NOTES
- Amazingly, power2prut’s score was not the largest of Day 16. That honor went to Pedro “Zagalo87” Zagalo who won the WCOOP-51-H: $25,000 PLO 6-Max High Roller for a massive $419,038 after a three-handed chop.
- “Thiago Wks.” won WCOOP-49-H: $215 NLHE Progressive KO Sunday Warm-Up for an impressive $87,487 and $47,454 in bounty payments.
- WCOOP-48-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Kickoff saw 2,672 players take part and Ukraine’s “Spacey-Space” walk away with $71,802 after a heads-up deal with Austria’s Pascal “Paffchen” Hartmann.
- The WCOOP-53-H: $530 NLHE event saw its 1,729 starters reduced to a more manageable field of 133 on Day 16 with Andrew “APD0290” Dean finishing as the chip leader; $130,882 awaits the champion.
- “PSMozak” has soared to the top of the WCOOP Leaderboard with 580 points, 50 more than “ImluckNuts” on 530 and 75 more than “MITS 304” on 505. Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah, who spoke to PokerNews about how much he wants to top the leaderboard, currently resides in fourth place.
Day 15 WCOOP Winners
|#51 PLO-H 6-Max||$25,000||$1,741,275||Pedro “Zagalo87” Zagalo||$419,038|
|#49 NLHE-H PKO||$215||$1,231,200||Thiago Wks.||$134,941*|
|#47 NLHE-L 8-Max||$109||$832,500||Felipe “hipowrock” Bozzetti Pasqual||$108,059|
|#48 NLHE-H 8-Max||$215||$534,400||Spacey-Space||$71,802|
|#45 NLHE-L 6-Max||$11+R||$196,740||lopan83||$27,957|
|#44 NLHE-L PKO||$27||$241,130||ABORDAGE||$23,335*|
|#43 NLHE-L 3-Max Zoom||$11+R||$141,180||Stoqnov303||$20,076|
|#46 NLO8 6-Max||$55||$114,000||ahhoo||$16,892|
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