Nearly 4,000 players registered to do battle in WCOOP Event 22. The tournament required a $530 buy-in, but numerous satellite winners littered the field. The game? The Cadillac of poker: No Limit Texas Hold’Em. When it was time to shuffle up and deal, each player had their eye on the $300,000 first prize.
Four members of Team PokerStars managed to make the money. For better or worse, no member had a “big” score. Chad Brown, Fatima De Melo, Angel Guilen, and Sigge Reichard (Team Online) cashed WCOOP #22. Brown, who had a 10 pound tumor removed from his stomach in February, had the best Team PokerStars finish (222nd).
After 24 hours of play, don’t worry the event was broken up into 2 days of play, Flying Smile claimed ultimate victory. Apparently, in Soviet Russia, tournament win you! Flying Smile’s bear-like performance netted him $293,000. Well done and congratulations, Flying Smile!
Runner-up, pvas2, hailing from the UK, got a bit unlucky heads up. It all started when London rioters shook the PokerStars’ RNG when Flying Smile 4-bet shoved into A3s into pvas2′s KK. Flying Smile spiked a lucky ace on the river. bitcoin blackjack On the last hand of the tournament, the river brought a set for pvas2 but also filled an inside straight for Lucky Smile. pvas2 shoved and Lucky Smile called and eliminated pvas2. For his second place finish, pvas2 collected $218,000.
The 2011 WCOOP rolls on until the September 25th Main Event. This year, the WCOOP Main Event boasts a first place prize of at least $1,000,000 (yes, that’s a million dollars)! Satellites are running daily, so get in there like swimwear!
PokerStars is now offering the ANZ Tournament Leaderboard, and to celebrate the month of September, the PokerStars ANZ Tournament Leaderboard is offering extra cash added! Added cash will be put into the prize pool of the WCOOP, the Sunday Cubed and The Daily Bigs!
Buyins for ANZ TLB tournaments start as low as $1, going up to the highest stakes. This is an opportunity for tournament players of all levels to make some extra dough!
There are two ANZ Tournament Leaderboards running. The Weekly TLB, and the Monthly TLB, both with their own qualifying tournaments. For the Weekly TLB, there are 10 qualifying tournaments listed on the Weekly ANZTLB.
The Monthly ANZTLB rankings on the other hand include The Daily Big $33′s and the Sunday Cubed, during the calendar month, along with any bonus tournaments added for the month. To find ANZ TLB Tournaments, open up the PokerStars lobby, then search for “all.”
As part of a special prize to celebrate the opening of ANZTLB, for the first week only, the following special prizes will be given away to the highest ranked players:
- WCOOP $320 NLHE 6max + WCOOP $320 NLHE tickets
- WCOOP $320 NLHE ticket
- 3 x The Big $33 and $55 Sunday Cubed tickets
- The Big $33 and $55 Sunday Cubed tickets
5-10. $55 Sunday Cubed ticket
11-20. The Big $33 ticket
Monthly ANZ Tournament Leader Board will also win cash prizes ranging from $75 up to $1,000!
$1.5 Million Guaranteed $530 NLHE WCOOP Event #22 (3,739 Players, $1,869,500 Prize Pool)