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PokerStars WCOOP Day 12: "girafganger7" Ships the Super Tuesday for $196,940

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  • After three days of play, Belgium's @Girafganger7 wins the #WCOOP Super Tuesday for $196,940.

Day 12 of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars was one of the quieter days in terms of events completed with just another four champions crowned in two high events and two low events.

Belgium's "girafganger7" won the biggest event of the day after outlasting a field of 1,260 players in the three-day WCOOP-34-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $1M Gtd to collect $196,940. This represents his second COOP title after winning a TCOOP event earlier this year.

WCOOP-34-H: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday SE Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1girafganger7Belgium$196,940
2PowergolfDenmark$140,809
3BERRI SWEETSweden$100,677
4Dinesh "NastyMinder" AltSwitzerland$71,983
5rayen888Canada$51,467
6PokerFan_lolLithuania$36,799
7nemceLithuania$26,311
8Nick "chilenocl" YunisChile$18,812
9nilsefGermany$15,228

According to the PokerStars Blog, the final table began late on the second day of play. Three players at the final table were unable to advance to the third and final day including Germany's "nilsef" (9th - $15,228), Chile's Nick "chilenocl" Yunis (8th - $18,812) and Lithuania's "nemce" (7th - $26,311).

Day 3 began with "girafganger7" in the lead with a 2:1 chip advantage over his nearest opponent.

Lithuania's "PokerFan_lol" was the first to be eliminated on Day 3 in sixth place for $36,799 after he three-bet shoved ace-king suited and ran into the pocket aces held by 2016 TCOOP Main Event winner Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt. Although "PokerFan_lol" flopped top pair and a flush-draw, he was unable to improve his hand after the turn and river were blanks.

Almost immediately afterwards, Canada's "rayen888" was eliminated in fifth place for $51,467 when his king-jack didn't improve on the board against the pocket eights held by "girafganger7".

"Pokergolf" then took a huge pot and the chip lead when his pocket aces held against the pocket kings held by "girafganger7".

Not too much longer later, Alt bowed out in fourth place for $71,983 when his pocket sevens were no match against the pocket queens held by Sweden's "BERRI SWEET".

"Girafganger7" then went on a huge run winning 11 of 12 hands to hold more than half the chips in play. The Belgian then eliminated "BERRI SWEET" in third place for $100,677 after his queen-ten held against queen-three suited.

"Powergolf" was able to make inroads into his opponent's huge chip lead. However, his momentum ended and he was eliminated in second place for $140,809 after he got it all in on the river with two pair holding ace-five only to run into a set with "girafganger7" holding pocket jacks.

Meanwhile, after three days of play "girafganger7" walked away with the title and the tournament's top prize of $196,940.

WCOOP NEWS AND NOTES

  • Romania's "p.A.v magic" won the second biggest prize of Day 12 of the WCOOP after shipping the WCOOP-35-H: $530 NLHE $500K Gtd for $87,215 as part of a three-way deal.
  • Latvia's Dainis "ex6tenceLV" Lagunskins holds the chip lead heading into Day 2 of WCOOP-39-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd with 85 players remaining.
  • Canada's Patrick "prepstyle71" Serda has thus far claimed the single biggest prize in the WCOOP after shipping the $10,300 NLHE [High Roller] $1.5m Gtd for $468,181 on Day 9.
  • Bulgaria's Viliyan "PSMozak" Petleshkov has managed four final table finishes including runner-up performances in both a high and low WCOOP event and leads the way on the 2017 WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard with 440 points. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy, $20,000 in cash and a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package.

Day 12 WCOOP Winners

EventBuy-inPrize poolChampionPrize
#34 NLHE-H Super Tuesday 8-Max$1,050$1,260,000girafganger7$196,940
#35 NLHE-H$530$674,000p.A.v magic$87,215
#33 PLO-L 4-Max PKO$27$141,089URMYLeNoR$14,081*
#37 NLHE-L 6-Max Zoom$11$138,800Skojjigt$15,676

*Includes bounties

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