03/01/2012 16:16

One of the most awaited poker tournament in the world PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has just concluded. The said event was packed in the weekend as Event 9 was played. Event 9 was a $215 buy-in NLHE competition. The participants numbered to a massive 11,131 players total. The succeeding event, Event 10 saw some 300 poker bests paying for the $10 300 buy-in.The High Roller action offered a total prize of around $3 million. The main prize which was won by a Swedish player from Linkoping using the username Sumpas won $611,455.Sumpas had to beat poker several aces and finally came face-to-face with 5 to 1 chip against seasoned poker veteran player Mike Sowers. The unknown Swede played with Sowers for an hour before beating the latter. Sowers ended up going home with a $448,500 second place prize.The two finalists had to go through a number of obstacles and beat several tough competitors mostly the well-known names in poker gaming such as Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, Peter Eastgate, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Barry Greenstein, Vanessa Rousso, Ylon Schwartz, Steve Paul-Ambrose, J.C. Alvarado, Katja Thater, William Thorson, Dennis Phillips, Alexandre Gomes, John Duthie and Hevad Khan. On the final table itself were the likes of Kevin Saul, Scott Freeman, Pete Traply, and Dustin Dorrance-Bowman. It was a marvellous feat indeed for the unknown Swedish. Sumpas also won in the WCOOP Main Event last year but he did not win the first place. Read more about TCOOP. However, he reportedly took home $415,150 in the 2008 tournament.For this year, the payouts for the top 7 player on the High Roller final table were in seven figures. The number of players who participated particularly the 11,131 players for Event 9 contributed to a staggering $2.5 million total prize money. Event 9's main prize was $303,876 which was won by a Slovakian player using the handle 'ternoplayer.' It was a come from behind win as Ternoplayer beat Maxisou despite a huge chip disadvantage at the beginning. Maxisou came home with $214,828 for taking the second place. The 20 hour competition proved to be not just a skill game but also a test to endurance. The event saw almost 25,500 players from 124 different countries.For more info visit TCOOP.


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