WCOOP: ’88maca88′ Grabs Six Figure Score, First WCOOP Win

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Players from Germany and Argentina reigned supreme in Friday’s PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events, with each country taking home multiple first and second place prizes, with players from both countries doing their best to fill up the day’s final tables.

After a two-day grind in Event #15, a $215 Pot Limit Omaha tournament with the option to rebuy and add-on once, ‘Tgonz’ of the Philippines brought home the win, giving his home country its first WCOOP title this year. At the final table, Tgonz battled with the likes of Canada’s Zack ‘Zackattak13’ Korik, who took eighth, and Russia’s Andrey ‘ThePateychuk’ Pateychuk, whom Tgonz bested heads-up to take home the $43,861 top prize.

Over $1.6 million was on the line in Event #16, a $1,050 NL Hold‘em Progressive KO tournament that smashed its $1 million guarantee. While 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominee Chris Moneymaker made a respectable run in the event, taking 48th place and $3,158 in total prizes, it was the South Americans who dominated. Argentina’s ‘88maca88’ dispatched his countryman, ‘delfina_47’, heads-up to lock up the $121,841 first-place prize, along with $41,871 in bounties. ‘kurtWSOP’ of Brazil banked over $80,000 for his third-place finish, while yet another Argentinian grinder, Cristian ‘rogre69’ Sampaoli, took eighth.

A four-way deal was struck at the final table of Event #17, the $320 Stud Hi-Lo contest, leaving third-place finisher, EPT champion Sebastian ‘Pauli elTopo’ Pauli with $12,584, the lion share of the $89,100 prize pool. In the end, Germany’s ‘Dosenpfand’ outlasted the small 297-player field and took down Russian Spring Championship of Online Poker champion, ‘DTFobos’, to win the title and a $12,494 prize.

In Event #20, a $320 NLHE, Three-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom tournament, players buckled in for a wild ride of lightspeed poker. As the 1,594 player field was whittled down and the non-Zoom portion of the tournament began, several tough players remained. Recent Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up winner ‘Needdollarz’ was on hand looking to book another win, as was two-time Turbo Championship of Online Poker winner ‘AlexKP’. Another Sunday Million champ, ‘Doulas12’, was also in the running, dreaming about a possible PokerStars Grand Slam. When all was said and done, Germany’s ‘venced0r’ took home the title and over $50,000 in prizes, giving his country its second win of the day.

Event #15 – $215 Pot Limt Omaha (1R/1A)
595 entries (371 rebuys, 258 add-ons) – $248,472 paid out to 71 places

  1. Tgonz $43,861.73
  2. Andrey ‘ThePateychuk’ Pateychuk $32,180.42
  3. mcmorumbi1 $23,610.23
  4. Niklas ‘Lena900’ Astedt $17,322.44
  5. Coltaine $12,709.21
  6. Edgy420 $9,324.55
  7. -Rebus1980- $6,841.27
  8. Zack ‘Zackattak13’ Korik $5,19.33
  9. Vlad ‘dariepoker’ Darie $3,682.60

Event #16 – $1,050 No Limit Holdem (Progressive KO)
1,602 entries – $1,602,000 paid out to 179 places

  1. 88maca88 $121,841.69 + $41,871.79 in bounties
  2. delfina_47 $89,309.09 + $30,165.49 in bounties
  3. kurtWSOP $65,463.32 + $18,407.21 in bounties
  4. fish_san $47,984.46 + $19,054.68 in bounties
  5. Mads ‘MadsMP’ Pedersen $35,172.39 + $7,203.12 in bounties
  6. Adam ‘ISmellToast’ Crawford $25,781.30 + $24,048.80 in bounties
  7. mario1335 $18,897.59 + $11,626.94 in bounties
  8. Cristian ‘progre69’ Sampaoli $13,851.93 + $4,968.75 in bounties
  9. LLinusLLove $10,153.39 + $14,453.12 in bounties

Event #17 – $320 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
297 entries – $89,100 paid out to 34 places

  1. Dosenpfand $12,494.00
  2. DTFobos $9,381.60
  3. Sebastian ‘Pauli elTopo’ Pauli $12,584.67
  4. ViCiuSMaXiMu $10,848.60
  5. Belledejour1 $4,909.52
  6. Mark ‘MarkBang’ Bango $3,598.66
  7. Barburas $2,637.81
  8. jasonpavlich $1,933.50

Event #20 – $320 No Limit Hold’em (3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO 25%, ZOOM)
1,594 entries – $358,650 prize pool and $119,550 bounty prize pool paid out to 185 places

  1. venced0r $45,259.90 + $6,572.43
  2. Taroxus $35,261.71 + $2,377.39
  3. drivemynuts $29,189.64 + $2,538.94