WCOOP Event #5 - The 9-way chop that wasn't

WCOOP Event #5 - The 9-way chop that wasn't

1642 entrants, over $180k for first. Let me type that out for those that missed it: $180,000 US Dollars. Over a half-million to be won by the final table, a chop was inevitable.

but no one thought the chop would be 9 ways!

Pokerstars' WCOOP press release

Pokerstars' WCOOP press release

Just found this press release from Pokerstars about their $4,000,000 shootfest we all know and love. Hope everyone is fired up for Event #3, $200 Limit Hold'em tomorrow @ 3pm EST.

WCOOP Event #2:  $200 Heads-up N/L Matches

WCOOP Event #2: $200 Heads-up N/L Matches

Micon is out, Neverwin is still in after round 1. I guess that's why it's not "miconpoker.com." This heads up event is paying out over $40k for first. Fossilman sat out his whole first round match, so he's out to. Returning champ batoelrob is still in, as is last night's WCOOP Event #1 winner AustinKearns (who is nuts).

Insane end to WCOOP Event #1 on Pokerstars

Insane end to WCOOP Event #1 on Pokerstars

For those of you that missed it, the final table of Event #1 PL Omaha H/L was sick. "AustinKearns" was the maniac who ended up winning first place. He came to the final table with

over half the chips in play (about $700k of the $1.4 million in play) which he acquired on one critical hand with "alex1," a very good online tournament player. The two were the chip leaders, each having about $300k in chips when alex1 flopped top two pair and all the money quickly went in the center with AustinKearns' 10-high flush draw.

The 2004 Pokerstars WCOOP gets underway with the $300 PL Omaha H/L Event #1

The 2004 Pokerstars WCOOP gets underway with the $300 PL Omaha H/L Event #1

$150,000 guaranteed & over 500 registered players including the 2004 WSOP main event winner Greg Raymer ('Fossilman' on 'Stars if you've been living in a cave) and our beloved Neverwin. WCOOP Event #1 starts with some nice payouts:

1st: $47,025
2nd: $26,898
3rd: $17,305

This isn't even the biggest tournament *in the last week* on Pokerstars. The monthly $530 NL Hold'em had 800+ entrants and paid out over $100k for first. Still not a bad start leading up to what will surely be the biggest online poker tournament ever, the $2500+$100 NL Hold'em main event.

Texas Hold'em the Negative Expectation Way

Texas Hold'em the Negative Expectation Way

A press release from Mikohn Gaming Corporation (no relation to Micon) details their new table game deceptively titled "Texas Hold 'em Bonus Poker." Chances are you won't be able to beat this form of poker brought to you by the same people that make these degenerate games.

 

Women in Poker

Women in Poker

A great article about women in the poker world was published on Sunday. The article focusing on Clonie Gowen (a well-known female high stakes player) shows poker in a very positive light.

Sen. Dave Kleis wants to make poker tourneys legal in MN

Sen. Dave Kleis wants to make poker tourneys legal in MN

A Minnesota Senator wants to legalize poker tournaments after a local bowling alley was raided by police for having a hold'em tournament.

France gets jacked

France gets jacked

In case you haven't heard, the Aviation Club in France was held up during a WPT event by two armed gunmen. The robbers made off with over 76,000 EUR.