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WCOOP Event Results 1-5 Below

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WCOOP logoThe first five events of the 2009 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) are now in the books. To say that the start of this series has been a success in an understatement. Of the five events that concluded, four have shattered their guarantees.

Last year, Daniel “djk123” Kelly finished sixth in the Card Player Online Player of the Year race. During that stretch, Kelly was able to take down a FTOPS title, but the coveted WCOOP bracelet still eluded him. Now, with a win in event no. 2, Kelly joins a very small group of online players who have won both.

Kelly’s win over Matt “plattsburgh” Vengrin came in razz and earned him $53,410. Despite starting the 2009 year off slow, Kelly is now within striking distance of the OPOY top ten, sitting in 19th place overall.

With his second place finish in event no. 4, Jeremiah “Believer82” Vinsant, has moved into seventh place overall in the rankings.

Read below to see the official results and video recaps.

Event No. 1 — Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em ($1,250,000 Guarantee)

Jason PotterBuy-In: $200+$15
Prize Pool: $1,707,600
Entrants: 8,538
Places Paid: 1,350

Final Table Results:

1. Kaapo “ChopSueyyy” Martinmaki — $234,421*
2. MMalipo — $183,940*
3. Futuro — $119,532
4. LosChief — $68,304
5. Jason “JP OSU” Potter — $34,152 (pictured right)
6. shuriken555 — $23,940

*Based on a heads-up chop made at the final table.

You can check out all of the final table action with the PokerStars WCOOP recap video below:


Watch WCOOP 2009: Event 1 – $215 NLHE [6-max] on PokerStars.tv

Event No. 2 — Limit Razz ($200,000 Guarantee)

Daniel KellyBuy-In: $200+$15
Prize Pool: $305,200
Entrants: 1,526
Places Paid: 224

Final Table Results:

1. Daniel “djk123” Kelly — $53,410 (pictured right)
2. Matt “plattsburgh” Vengrin — $38,150
3. SebbyGI — $28,994
4. grampabumkin — $21,364
5. adamevan — $15,260
6. pascap — $9,156
7. hans61 — $6,104
8. Ottawa_Boy27 — $3,052

You can check out all of the final table action with the PokerStars WCOOP recap video below:


Watch WCOOP 2009: Event 2 – $215 Limit Razz on PokerStars.tv

Event No. 3 — Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha ($500,000 Guarantee)

Buy-In: $200+$15
Prize Pool: $547,600
Entrants: 2,738
Places Paid: 420

Final Table Results:

1. MUSTAFABET — $86,247
2. BushwickDave — $62,974
3. TropiFish — $45,998
4. DeuceBuster — $29,844
5. maksvs70 — $19,067
6. Maksflaks — $9,719

You can check out all of the final table action with the PokerStars WCOOP recap video below:


Watch WCOOP 2009: Event 3 – $215 PL Omaha [6-max] on PokerStars.tv

Event No. 4 — No-Limit 2-7 With Rebuys ($200,000 Guarantee)

Jeremiah VinsantBuy-In: $200+$15
Prize Pool: $200,000
Entrants: 336
Rebuys : 178
Add-Ons: 227
Places Paid: 49

Final Table Results:

1. 2FLY2TILT — $42,000
2. Jeremiah “Believer82” Vinsant — $30,000 (pictured right)
3. jimbo2312 — $21,000
4. Francis “teacuppoker” Cagney — $13,000
5. trollringen — $9,000
6. Dorsal Fin 7 — $7,000
7. Aaron “GambleAB” Bartley — $5,000

Event No. 5 — 8-Game ($50,000 Guarantee)

Buy-In: $100+$9
Prize Pool: $177,900
Entrants: 1,779
Places Paid: 264

Final Table Results:

1. FireGoblin — $23,230*
2. y2JohnK6 — $21,805*
3. vilaincanard — $19,425*
4. krutish2009 — $10,229
5. Odd_Oddsen — $6,671
6. – kadlatko – — $3,753

*Based on a three-way deal made at the final table.

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