Three events were scheduled for Day 3 of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. The first tournaments of the series so far with a 'no flop' format kicked the Triple Stud competitors and Five Card Draw players into the playing field. Day 3 entered the history book when Joel Adam "2FLY2TILT" Gordon became only the 10th player in WCOOP history to capture a second WCOOP bracelet. Another champion was crowned and 65 players were still in the heat of battle in the first four-figure entry of the series.
The day's events:
PokerStars WCOOP 7 - $200 Pot-Limit Draw ($75K Guaranteed)
This event bought a lot of beginners into their first Five Card Draw competition including Team PokerStars member Jonathan Duhamel who tweeted that this was his first ever Five Card Draw Tournament - he finished in 38th place for $567.60. Team PokerStars members Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu (104th place finish) and Andre "aakkari" Akkari (missed his first cash of the series by two spots) made deep runs also.
The final result:
|3||Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde||$10,578|
PokerStars WCOOP 8 - $200 Triple Stud ($50K Guaranteed)
A 2011 November Niner made it deep in the $200 Triple Stud - Pius "MastaP89" Heinz - and it was the second straight day for a 2011 November Niner to make a deep run; yesterday's runner was Martin "filfedra" Staszko. Heinz busted out in 16th place.
This event found Joel Adam “2FLY2TILT” Gordon starting the final table fourth in the chip standings and definitely looking for his second WCOOP bracelet. He won the first one in 2009 in a NL Single Draw Deuce to 7 Tournament. He found what he was looking for - a second bracelet and the championship prize.
The final result:
|1||Joel Adam “2FLY2TILT” Gordon||$20,185.20|
|4||Chris "d0r1t0s" McClung||$8,010|
PokerStars WCOOP 9 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Two-Day ($600K Guaranteed)
This event was the third two-day event and after nearly 11 hours of play, Day 1 came to a close with 65 players still in the mix for the bracelet.
Team PokerStars Pro Patt Pezzin finished the day with a below-average stack of 84,071 but he's a player and has every chance to win this. Other Team Pros that reached the money but failed to make it through Day 1 were Lex Veldhuis, Jorge "twin-caracas" Arias, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.
The Top Stacks going into Day 2:
|3||António "Sopraver" Santos||332,344|
|5||Dean "dean23price" Price||324,607|
|6||Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis||308,948|
|7||Haibo "faith8" Chu||275,749|
|8||Caio "caio_pimenta" Pimenta||273,199|
|9||Andrei "extasyman" One||273,035|
Find more details and information on these WCOOP events at PokerNews.
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