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The Sunday Briefing: WCOOP Sees Some Huge Prize Pools

Posted at 08:00 2012-09-12 by Mickey Doft

The second Sunday of the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker didn't produce any new bracelet winners (each of the three events that began on Sunday were two-day events), but plenty of tournament action went on nonetheless. Aside from most of the Sunday majors running, WCOOP second chance events also produced big winners. Carter "cswidler" Swidler earned $115,620, the biggest awarded prize on Sunday, for his win in a second chance event. Joining him in the winner circle was Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino, who also took down a WCOOP second chance tournament.

PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance 22: $1,050 NL Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+$50615$615,000

Shannon "basebal1b" Shorr (11th - $7,072.50), Will "molswi47" Molson (12th - $7,072.50), and Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (13th - $5,842.50) each fell short of the final table in the WCOOP 2nd Chance 22 tournament. The final table was still stacked with high-stakes regulars, and Carter "cswidler" Swidler emerged as the champ for $115,620.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Carter "cswidler" Swidler$115,620
2Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen$84,255
3Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane$62,115
4Anton "ekziter" Astapov$46,740
5Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard$32,841
6Grayson "gray31" Ramage$26,137.50
7Patrick "Bandano" Renkers$19,987.50
8CHRiiiiiiiiK$13,837.50
9Kevin "BeL0WaB0Ve" Saul$9,225

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$301,069$534,500

The Sunday 500 saw notable finishes from Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen (10th - $4,757.05), Chad "ChadBrownPRO" Brown (11th - $4,757.05), and Jimmie "AlusivPnkBny" Guinther (14th - $3,688.05). The outright victory and $92,254.70 top prize went to "all in 2526."

PlacePlayerPrize
1all in 2526$92,254.70
2modogrinder$66,812.50
3pads1161$50,777.50
4Chappolini$37,201.20
5Artur "pokerturo" Koren$26,457.75
6a$$ou$21,112.75
7Zohair "pakmanmma" Karim$15,767.75
8GENEWUA$10,422.75
9Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka$5,879.50

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,296$437,500

Those who came up just short of the final table in the $109 Sunday Rebuy included Tyler "brainwash" Cornell (10th - $4,375), Iulian-Georgian "Ruxandescu" Ruxandescu (12th - $4,375), David "Betudontbet" Emmons (18th - $2,625), Dane "WatchTheSea" Miller (20th - $1,881.25), Josh "JBT449" Bergman (24th - $1,881.25), and Scott "gunning4you" Seiver (25th - $1,881.25). Earning the win following a heads-up deal was "allucan3at" for $71,759.58.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1allucan3at$71,759.58
*2Florian "florianm1" Marty$66,227.92
3bullyon$43,750
4murballz66$32,812.50
5Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich$22,968.75
6AL.PATSINO$18,593.75
7san the one$14,218.75
8zwacke$9,843.75
9CuAt69UsdSng$6,125

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance 21: $109 NL Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,580$358,000

Notable finishes in the WCOOP 2nd Chance 21 tournament included Keith "DaMurdera3" Ferrera (11th - $2,201.70), Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (29th - $823.40), and Markus "MarkusG91" Garberg (31st - $823.40). Following a four-handed deal, "GENERRRRRAL" was the survivor.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1GENERRRRRAL$36,767.54
*2jonsim91$39,063.10
*3ottoman09$39,888.98
*4Felipe "fcarrico" Carrio$32,671.38
5akb1$15,325.98
6John "BlackFourz" May$11,635
7WWWallace79$8,055
8xredschix$4,475
9Tridynamo$2,864

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance 23: $530 NL Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30535$267,500

A few big names bubbled the final table of the WCOOP 2nd Chance 23 tournament. Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich (10th - $3,210), Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec (11th - $3,210), and Tim "Calvin32" Sullivan (12th - $3,210) each just missed out. Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino topped the final table to earn just over $50,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino$50,557.50
2Morten "-MortenVM-" Mortensen$37,048.75
3Revjot$27,285
4avivnaar$20,597.50
5MAMOHT_T$14,445
6ROBYRO2010$11,368.75
7Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen$8,693.75
8C. Darwin2$6,018.75
9shimmysham99$4,092.75

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,559$355,900

Ben "ShankingYou" Palmer (10th - $2,188.78), Francis "The Lag rat" Anderson (28th - $818.57), and Joshua "theNorfman" Norris (35th - $818.57) were among those who made deep runs in the Bigger $109. Following a three-handed deal, "matmatmat" came out on top for a victory worth $47,514.69.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1matmatmat$47,514.69
*2filushh$36,920.76
*3YourDead100%$42,622.74
4Sheeter 200$20,464.25
5Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks$15,236.07
6SwedishRules$11,566.75
7santiga$8,007.75
8aprilsfool$4,448.75
9aces_up4108$2,847.20

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$122,059$308,850

Among the notables who fell just shy of the Bigger $162 final table were Ori "OriQ9s" Hasson (10th - $2,393.58), David "highdro420" Rowan (11th - $2,393.58), and Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas (16th - $1,312.61). A three-handed deal took place and "AverageGreg" outlasted the field for nearly $41,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1AverageGreg$40,860.08
*2superkid-bam$38,225.99
*3w4ldo$35,189.44
4Mike "Timex" McDonald$19,812.72
5Mark "scrubbyz" Zajdner$13,898.25
6RoyalSalute$10,809.75
7Shankar825$7,721.25
8mouksli$5,404.87
9gomir$3,088.50

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$132,773$327,730

The always-massive Sunday Storm drew 32,773 players this week. After a heads-up deal, "stephstealth" got the best of "HamRR" to earn $27,652.71 for the first-place finish.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1stephstealth$27,652.71
*2HamRR$21,319.99
3TRiggA_mik3$13,764.66
4kallecall$10,487.36
5bamtobam1979$7,210.06
6body passion$4,424.35
7LovE_joY111$3,031.50
8SLEAH$2,130.24
9m92h2010$1,491.17

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,554$155,400

Frederico "Vitorbrasil" Conca Silva bested the 1,554-player field in the Sunday Kickoff, taking it down outright for $26,029.50.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Frederico "Vitorbrasil" Conca Silva$26,029.50
2Cisko555$19,036.50
3sousinha23$14,374.50
4ondrejfort$10,567.20
5Maskus$7,614.20
6genamator$6,060.60
7varjo$4,506.60
8looksy$2,952.60
9PlayaPlz$1,600.62

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