WCOOP: ‘TheDegenFund’ Opens 2018 WCOOP with Victory, $62K Score

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The opening day of WCOOP 2018 featured just three winners.

There were 18 events in action on the opening day of the PokerStars 2018 World Championship of Online Poker, but only three played down to a winner and one of those winners decided to make a little bit of history.

TheDegenFund‘ beat out 875 other players to win Event #6 High ($530 Eight Max, Turbo No Limit Hold’em) for a $61,597.15 prize after the final three players made a deal. ‘FloweerBoy‘ earned $51,349.88 for finishing in the runner-up spot while third place finisher ‘TimThompson‘ actually earned a little bit more, $54,257.39 thanks to the chop. The final table also featured Shawn Buchanan and Andreas Berggren.

As for that little bit of history, in 2015, ‘TheDegenFund’ won the opening event of the Spring Championship of Online Poker.

Lithuanian ‘Gintaras2192‘ topped the 5,370-player field in Event #6 Medium ($55 Eight Max, Turbo No Limit Hold’em) to earn $38,189.04. Russia’s ‘ArturMarti‘ finished in second place for $26,797.29 while Brazil’s Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins had to settle for $18,805.49 as the third-place finisher.

Event #6 Low ($5.50 Eight Max, Turbo No Limit Hold’em) drew 12,106 players with ‘GStronda‘ of Brazil walking away with $7,643.02 and his first WCOOP title. ‘Nrocky777‘ and ‘MECMAR_I‘ banked $5,442.19 and $3,879.38 respectively for their second and third place finish.

The 15 other events that started on Sunday will resume play and play down to a winner on Monday.

Event #6 (High): $530 No Limit Hold’em (Eight Max, Turbo)
Entries: 876
Prize pool: $438,000

  1. TheDegenFund – $61,597.15*
  2. FloweerBoy – $51,349.88*
  3. TimThompson – $54,257.39*
  4. xKoSSSx – $29,048.81
  5. Zagazaur – $21,307.25
  6. Alexandru ‘alexxt7’ Farcasanu – $15,628.84
  7. Shawn ‘buck21’ Buchanan – $11,463.73
  8. Andreas ‘mrAndreeew’ Berggren – $8,408.59

*Denotes a deal was made.

Event #6 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold’em (Eight Max, Turbo)
Entries: 5,370
Prize pool: $268,500

  1. Gintaras2192 – $38,189.04
  2. ArturMarti – $26,797.29
  3. Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins – $18,805.49
  4. landofhoney – $13,197.09
  5. uinnston313 – $9,261.28
  6. Marcello ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo – $6,499.28
  7. Ivan ‘ILS007’ Stokes – $4,560.98
  8. doubleace90 – $3,200.76

Event #6 (Low): $5.50 No Limit Hold’em (Eight Max, Turbo)
Entries: 12,106
Prize pool: $59,300

  1. GStronda – $7,643.02
  2. Nrocky777 – $5,442.19
  3. MECMAR_I – $3,879.38
  4. ImAPole92 – $2,765.35
  5. Reeedler – $1,971.24
  6. kichupl – $1,405.16
  7. fscheifer – $1,001.64
  8. RiverMessi – $714.00