2012 WCOOP Events 1-7: How Are Australian's Fairing?
Posted at 08:00 2012-09-06 by Matthew Pitt
The 2012 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker is in full swing with seven of its hig stakes events having already been completed.
Up to and including Event #7 there have been 556 entries from players who have listed Australia as their country of residence and these 556 have made it into the money places 67 times winning a combined $65,236.79.
Event #1 was a $215 No Limit Hold'em 6-max event that attracted a bumper crowd of 7,322. The best placed Australian-based player was Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy in 14th place, a finish that netted him $8,786.40. Of course Collopy just lives on these shores so we have to scroll down to position 78 to find a legitimate Aussie in the shape of Matt “Aussie_Star1” Brown; better-known as brownie682.
The second event was a $215 No Limit Hold'em full ring tournament that saw 10,608 players enter – an amazing turnout. The best placed of our boys and girls was “2dayzStrait” in 90th place with “zhudvd86” also making it into the money places.
There were a few cashes in Event #3, the $320 Pot Limit Omaha event. Amongst those 216 players who made it into the money places were “userohnename” in 30th place, “kysah” in 53rd and “Talerric” in 55th place.
Event #4 was the $320 buy-in No Limit Hold'em 6-max shootout, a favourite with Sit 'n' Go specialists. The best place of the Aussie contingent was Matthew James “ROOJAR_M” Pilat in 11th place. Dylan “WhiteRabbito” Wilkerson also made it into the money (36th place).
The $215 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy took place as Event #5 and it was not overly kind to Australian players. The 1,807 entrants created a $1,150,400 prize pool but the most an Aussie won was $2,473.36 which was awarded to “dunecain” for his 70th place finish. Event #6, the $215 Five card Draw was event worse for Australians with not one player reaching the money places. The best places was Van “Sirens” Markus who was eliminated in 90th place with 72 being paid.
“pokerooster” made sure Event #7, the $215 Triple Stud event, was not another cashless affair, finishing 68/640 for a $384 score.
At time of writing Event #8, the $1,050 No Limit Hold'em tournament, had been paused and was awaiting the restart of Day 2. Among the 78 surviving players included Stevan “random.chu” Chew, “Gord0nGeck0” and “vegabondy.” One of them could walk away with the massive $262,936.70 first place prize!
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