The World Championship Of Online Poker at PokerStars is now over, and what a grand finale it was.
The WCOOP's Main Event broke the record for the largest online prize pool with more than $10 million up for grabs. You want proof it was huge? Not one, but TWO players won more than $1.2 million. The only other place you'll find top prizes like that is at the World Series of Poker - and that's the biggest event in poker!
The WCOOP's $30 million guarantee was shattered, as the total prize pool for all 33 events flirted with $40 million in cash.
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Players from 118 countries competed. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand 'ElKy' Grospellier was one of the big winners, with more than $400,000 won in the two-week period. He won almost $23,000 in the Main Event, finishing 21st.
Carter 'ckingusc' King, a 22-year-old student from Columbia, South Carolina, won the Main Event, winning $1.26 million. 'Liberace' won $1.375 thanks to a chop before the final river was dealt.
You can watch many of the highlights on PokerStars.TV .
Here are the events, the number of entrants, the winners of each tournament and how much they won:
NL Hold'em [6-max] 7,217 shane147 $200,857
PL 5-Card Draw 1,024 ImBillMcNeal $34,202
Limit Hold'em 2,258 cwp394 $73,385
2-7 Triple Draw 734 playitsafe $24,809
High-Roller NL Hold'em 321 dorinvandy $617,925
NL Hold'em* 7,351 Calvin32 $452,087
PL Omaha [6-max] 2,457 Mary 717 $71,730
8-game Mixed Event 1,128 Ulett_23 $50,797
NL Hold'em [4-max] 3,290 jonasof87 $95,410
Razz 1,288 dinho_style $43,097
PL Omaha Hi/Lo 1,733 92848 $88,383
Mixed Hold'em [6-max] 1,496 Randers $66,000
NL Hold'em w/Rebuys 2,234 lrdvoldemort $207,773
7-Card Stud 627 Mildred53 $28,609
NL Hold'em [Heads-Up] 2,048 Huxfluxen $89,744
PL Omaha [1R1A] 1,223 AndyMcLEOD $98,280
PL Hold'em [6-max] 960 poker1O1 $80,400
HORSE 2,091 Sensor $57,422
High-Roller HU NL Hold'em 64 stevesbets $560,000
NL Hold'em* 3,467 NYC P.I.M.P $257,953
7-Card Stud Hi/Lo 525 weaktight $42,736
Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo [6-max] 620 BUCKIZ6 $55,800
NL Hold'em [1R1A] 1,159 ddrufnek $194,902
NL 2-7 Single Draw 308 luvgamble $42,000
PL Omaha w/rebuys 748 shaundeeb $144,113
NL Hold'em [6-max] 3,273 rubenrtv $135,687
NL Hold'em Triple Shootout 729 TheActionKid $76,545
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 829 Big10 $69,801.88
NLHE w/Rebuys [6-max] 852 PiKappRaidr $211,134
PL Omaha 742 salamandra4 $97,291
Limit Hold'em [6-max] 580 aasezz $107,300
HORSE 125 DocHolatcha $287,500
NL Hold'em Main Event 2,185 ckingusc $1,265,432