It ended up being a Russian low stakes grinder who took home the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event for a life-changing $1,000,907.26! "maratik" had to win several FPP qualifiers to get his ticket for the main event. Then he was up against a field of 1,824 players, including many well-known players.
After almost 22 hours of poker stretching over two days, the final table began and he had 1,935,189 chips. At that point, many expected Mike "muchenHB" Telker from Cyprus to win the whole thing with his 11,907,089 chips.
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