Monday evening saw Day 2 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) officially crown its $300 Main Event champion as "LiveMonster179" turned into an online monster as they ran through the final table and defeated "fan_buzgon" in heads-up play to take home a $57,395 first-place prize.
"LiveMonster179" went on an absolute tear at the final table as they eliminated six of the nine players and held a 4:1 chip advantage to both their opponent's heading into the three-way battle.
The match looked promising at first as both "fan_buzgon" and "kdQuel" doubled up early on leveling the playing field. Unfortunately for both "kdQuel" and"fan_buzgon," their momentum wouldn't last longer than one full level before "LiveMonster179" eliminated both players in short succession to claim the title.
PASCOOP Main Event Final Table Results
Final Day Action
Day 2 started already in the money with 158 players from the 1,315-entry field returning for the final day extravaganza. The action started off like rapid fire losing players at a speedy rate until the final two tables were reached.
Action slowed down once play was ten-handed, as it took over one full level of hand-for-hand play before the final table was set.
Final Table Action
Once the final table was reached, the first two virtual bodies dropped after "MRWIGGLES3318" fell in ninth place due to a bad river and "liftship" had an all-in family pot which saw them fall in eighth place.
The very next level would see most players at the final table take their exit in one full level and it started with "tone5555787" losing with Big Slick suited to the king-jack offsuit of "fan_buzgon."
Falling shortly after was "tich213" after they got wheeled-out on the turn by soon-to-be-champ "LiveMonster179".
Next up was "KennytheRipper" as they got their chips in the middle holding a made hand of sevens but it was completely crushed by "fan_buzgon's" rockets.
After "LiveMonster179" took care of "jaykoch01311" in fourth place ($21,934.77), they made short work of "kdQuel" and "fan_buzgon" eliminating them both in the same level.
In the final hand of the tournament, "fan_buzgon" got it in with ace-king against the ace-queen of "LiveMonster179." An ace on the flop paired both players, but it was a queen on the river that put an end to the tournament.