WCOOP: ‘mighty28’ Denies Phil Galfond a WCOOP Title

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Phil Galfond almost won a WCOOP title on Monday

The penultimate day of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker had the $5,000 buy-in Main Event playing down to a final table while three other events wrapped up with three new champions crowned. Phil Galfond, who recently announced plans to launch an online poker site of his own to compete with PokerStars, got close to capturing a WCOOP title of his own, but ultimately had to finish for second place.

mighty28‘ earned an outright victory in the $1 million guaranteed Event #77 and walked away with $264,885. Phil ‘MrSweets28’ Galfond was awarded $183,317 for his runner-up performance, and PocketFives member ‘Hitvil‘ of Belarus took home his largest career online tournament cash of $126,870. Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard of the United Kingdom (ranked #208 worldwide) received a 4th place prize of $87,804. Fifth place was paid out to ‘paleta25‘ in the amount of $60,767.

There was a three-way final table chop in the $1,050 buy-in WCOOP Wrap-Up Event #82. ‘NegroVente1‘ outlasted the field to become the official champion for $156,290. Canadian Michael Risman added $143,524 to his online poker bankroll after finishing in second place while ‘Barrrii‘ negotiated a payout of $139,842 for third place. The fourth place prize of $76,267 in that event went to ‘kisulik777‘ and ‘Emilohlsson‘ earned $55,904 for fifth.

Event #72 – $109 Six Max No Limit Hold’em
18,624 entries – $1,862,400 paid out to 1,954 places

  1. Jase ‘SSSMBRFC2/C’ Regina – $153,551.90*
  2. 
PolecatRider – $165,079.71*

  3. xenomorph101 – $114,870.50*

  4. king_tsan – $105,258.50*
  5. 
delfina_47 – $55,216.43
  6. 
ArdiVa – $39,700.96
  7. 
xerox206 – $28,545.19

  8. Harrison ‘gibler321’ Gimbel – $20,524.20
  9. 
Kevin ‘1$ickDisea$E’ Eyster – $14,758.21


*four-way deal

PokerStars WCOOP Event #77($215 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Warm-Up SE) *$1M Guaranteed
9,666 entrants – $1,933,200 paid out to 1,191 spots

  1. mighty28 – $264,885.15
  2. Phil ‘MrSweets28’ Galfond – $183,317.23
  3. Hitvil – $126,870.11
  4. Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard – $87,804.20
  5. paleta25 – $60,767.43
  6. RescueGrp – $42,055.79
  7. SwalzB – $29,105.87
  8. vick23789 – $20,143.55

PokerStars WCOOP Event #82($1,050 NLHE Wrap-Up) *$500k Guaranteed
1,239 entrants – $1,239,000 paid out to 143 spots

  1. NegroVente1 – $156,290.44
  2. alexandrapau – $143,523.83 (Michael Risman)
  3. Barrrii – $139,841.56 *3-way deal
  4. kisulik777 – $76,267.38
  5. Emilohlsson – $55,903.80
  6. hneves182 – $40,977.32
  7. CHELitw – $30,036.20
  8. Baby Federer – $22,016.53
  9. XxKira89xX – $16,138.09

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