2,724 players entered TCOOP Event #19 yesterday, which created a total prize pool of $574,219.20 - nearly double the guarantee of $300,000. The event was played in Hyper Turbo mode and it took just about an hour until 306 players were left (all guaranteed to get away with double the buy-in). Then it only took another hour until 7 players came away with five figures each.
The winner Alberto Ka received $90,728.44 - more than many people make in 1-2 years - and he did it in just about 2 hours. Over 30 PokerStars sponsored players took part in the tournament and 5 of them reached the money. Matthias De Muelder was the last of them to get knocked out. De Muelder's A8 fell to QT to go out in 40th place.
2012 TCOOP Event #19 ($215 NLHE Hyper-Turbo) results
1. alberto ka (Brazil) $90,728.44
2. daitemillion (Russia) $68,142.59
3. 1banditpanda (Romania) $48,808.63
4. StoyanB (Bulgaria) $33,591.82
5. Xcellent58 (Netherlands) $25,552.75
6. TotalBiz (United Kingdom) $19,810.56
7. J. The Greek (Greece) $14,068.37
8. The Temple55 (Unted Kingdom) $8,326.17
9. YUD1006 (United Kingdom) $4,880.86