Online tournament grinders all around the world only have one thing on their radars at the moment and that’s the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. Australians are no exception to this, with all of our best and most ambitious players throwing their sleeping patterns into a frenzy in order to take a shot at the biggest online tournament series the world has to offer.
The 2010 WCOOP has already brought Australia its biggest online score ever with Evan “kevinnok” Psarras taking down a WCOOP bracelet for $340,699.
It would not be the only success Aussies would have as September 16th would also bring two massive results.
Event 29 would see 990 players dish out $265 to play in the action-junky No Limit Omaha High/Low event. One of these players would be Australia’s own ROMES_HOME. As if the event would not feature enough action, it would be played in the knockout format, with a $50 bounty awarded for each player eliminated; even more incentive to get the chips in the pot.
With a prize-pool of $198,000 it was a hard fought battle of Omaha greatness with the Australian player proving too good for his opponents taking down the WCOOP bracelet and $29,406 to go along with it. A huge result for Australian poker enthusiasts!
If taking home another title wasn’t enough for Aussie online players, the very same day would bring about another massive result down under.
The event was a $250,000 guaranteed 8-Game mix and featured all the best online players, with almost every table featuring a notable name. The 819 players were all vying to prove they could play any and every form of poker and Tim “TurnRiva” Marsters certainly made an argument to suggest this was very true of his game, weaving through the field and making it to heads-up play at the final table.
With some slick play early Marsters would find himself with an almost 3-1 chip lead. But some big hands when the game switched to No-Limit Holdem would find Masters clinging to life. The 63rd hand of the night would be a hand of Pot Limit Omaha and it would be the last hand of the tournament.
Marsters fell just shy of taking home the victory but took home a cool $32,500 for his valiant runner-up finish.
Australian poker players continue to make their mark in the online world and are proving that they have what it takes to play against the best. If you want to join them download PokerStars today and play in the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker.
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