PokerStars' 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is over after three weeks and seventy events. The festival culminated with the $5,200 Main Event, which was played over three days for the first time in WCOOP history. The tournament ended on Tuesday night, with three players taking home over $1 million each (see payouts below) thanks to a four-handed deal.
Coenaldinho7, from Belgium, had already locked up $1.1 million when the deal was made, and he received an additional $200,000 when he was the last man standing. According to PokerStars Blog, he started the final table in 9th place and made it to heads-up with 2-to-1 chip deficit. Within minutes he managed to turn things around for the better by taking down some big pots. He had a 3-to-1 advantage when the final hand occurred.
AlwaysiNduCe min-raised from the button to 2 million, Coenaldinho7 called. The flop came out 52T, Coenaldinho7 checked, and AlwaysiNduCe continued with a 2 million bet. Coenaldinho7 raised to 6 million, AlwaysiNduCe called. The turn card was the K and Coenaldinho7 bet 15 million, AlwaysiNduCe pushed his final 15.4 million into the centre of the table, and Coenaldinho7 called.
AlwaysiNduCe had two pairs and only needed to dodge 2 cards on the river (two tens) to take home the pot of 47 million. But the poker gods were cruel as the T completed the board. Coenaldinho7 took down the pot with three-of-a-kind 10s and scooped the extra $200,000 + the WCOOP Main Event bracelet.
WCOOP-69: $5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event
Prize pool: $10,000,000
Places paid: 243
1. Coenaldinho7 (Belgium) $1,300,000.00*
2. AlwaysiNduCe (Poland) $1,000,000.00*
3. Nolet20 (Canada) $1,223,000.00*
4. beertjes79 (Belgium) $800,000.00*
5. Ravic85 (Russia) $400,000.00
6. Rory "Mr.Kingball" Brown (Ireland) $273,000.00
7. K.T.A.-1985 (Czech Republic) $200,000.00
8. Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn (Russia) $150,000.00
9. bindernutnut (Canada) $100,000.00
* = denotes a four-way deal leaving $200,000 for the winner