PokerStars WCOOP Day 19: Jack O'Neill Wins Second COOP Title
Another nine champions were crowned on Day 19 of the ]World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars with another five high events and four low events completing on Tuesday.
Jack "jAkDAriPAA" O'Neill was among the stars of the day after outlasting a field of 1,780-entrants and a star-studded final table to win WCOOP-63-H: $215 NLHE, $250K Gtd for $53,898. The victory represented O'Neill's second COOP title after winning a SCOOP title in 2015.
WCOOP-63-H: $215 NLHE Final Table
|1||Jack "jAkDAriPAA" O'Neill||United Kingdom||$53,898|
|3||Anton "antesvante" Wigg||Sweden||$27,697|
|4||Ben "BensBenz" Yu||Mexico||$19,855|
According to the PokerStars Blog, the second and final day began with Brazil's "jorginho88" in the lead with the field trimmed down to 97 players.
By the time the final table began, O'Neill had a commanding chip lead. His lead expanded to a 3:1 chip advantage over his nearest opponent after Malta's "GamadGADOL" (ninth - $3,759), Russia's "Sledyyshii" (eighth - $5,243) and Belarus' "AptiVova" (seventh - $7,314) all hit the virtual rail.
American poker refugee registered at PokerStars in Mexico Ben "BensBenz" Yu was able to make inroads into the chip lead before he eliminated Austria's "artorolling" in sixth place for $10,203 when his nine-eight got there against king-four suited.
Hungary's "beastishngry" was the first casualty and collected the fifth-place prize of $14,233 after his flopped middle pair was no match for O'Neill's flopped top pair.
Shortly after, Yu hit the showers in fourth place for $19,855 when his ace-jack didn't improve against O'Neill's big slick.
O'Neill then eliminated Sweden's Anton "antesvante" Wigg in third place for $27,967 when his pocket aces held against pocket nines.
A heads-up deal was then proposed by Finland's "Takapillu7" and was quickly turned down by O'Neill who had a 6:1 chip advantage. O'Neill then eliminated his opponent in second place for $38,637 when the board gave him the nut-flush, which was more than good against a queen-high flush.
WCOOP NEWS AND NOTES
- Connor "blanconegro" Drinan won his second WCOOP title after shipping the WCOOP-64-H $1,050 PLO8 [6-Max], $400K Gtd for $38,000.
- Brazil's Cristiano "cristianooft" Lino Pires shipped the WCOOP-57-L: $109 NLHE, $300K Gtd for $56,971.
- Canada's "Carster" won the biggest prize on Day 19 after shipping WCOOP-59-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd for $89,706 including bounties.
- Russia's "Imlucknuts" leads the way on the 2017 WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard with 700 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 19 WCOOP Winners
|#55 NLHE-L Win the Button 8-Max||$11||$84,740||romulocsar||$11,898|
|#56 NL Courchevel Hi/Lo-L 6-Max||$27||$50,892||vovtroy||$6,155|
|#57 NLHE-L||$109||$398,500||Cristiano "cristianooft" Lino Pires||$56,971|
|#59 NLHE-H PKO 6-Max||$530||$762,500||Carster||89,706*|
|#60 2-7 TD-H||$2,100||$192,000||kkopghy||$52,320|
|#61 NLHE-H Heads-Up||$2,100||$256,000||0$kar15||$66,900|
|#62 PLO8-H||$530||$212,000||Connor "blanconegro" Drinan||$38,000|
|#63 NLHE-H||$215||$356,000||Jack "jAkDAriPAA" O'Neill||$53,898|
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