The World Championship of Online Poker is a major online festival which attracts thousands of poker enthusiasts to its events, because of its accessibility and the spectacular prizes it provides for the leading places on the leaderboard. The first weekend of the poker bonanza just passed and there was one event, Event #23 $1,050 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max which took the festival by storm. On it, Jens Lakemeier managed to defeat all of his opponents and receive his third -COOP first place.
In the online world, Germany’s Lakemeier is better known with his nickname “Fresh_oO_D” and this is how he performed at this festival as well. But apart from him, there were many other well-known names in the poker world too. Most of the players have already laid their hands on a -COOP title in the past, some of them have won multiple major tournaments, while almost all have made it to a -COOP final table at least once in their poker careers so far. As for the audience cheering them with their enthusiasm, there were more than a thousand on-lookers who showed on the rail. The final table itself went smoothly and to put the cherry on top, Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier pocketed the big prize amounting to $97,459.68.
Impressive Figures and Tons of Fun
At the beginning of Day 2 of the event, there were two full tables of players still going on, making up for a total of twelve poker players. The chip leader among the final 12 players was Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois, who has dominated Super Tuesday and was close to the top positions at the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series, where he finished second in Event #17-H. This runner-up position brought him the impressive amount of $78,000 for his deep run in the tournament. Other notable names present there were Kenneth “LoneHixx” Hicks, a champion at the Sunday Million, who finished 18th and amassed $5,752.66. Rocco “Sephirot88” Palumbo was there as well, well-known for his runner-up position at last year’s SCOOP Event #24-M where he earned $262,000.
The game was going on quite slowly due to its structure on the seventh hour of the Day 2 action there were fewer poker players left at the final table and some of them made their way out right before the big final. Bulgarian poker player Boris “olelemaiko” Kolev finished fourth and received $42,474.88 for his excellent performance throughout the tournament. After the long second day, the final three players unanimously agreed to a three-way chop and the prestigious WCOOP title. Third place was reserved for Polish player “T3G3S” who won his well-deserved $84,059.61. The runner-up position went to Argentina’s Juan Martin Pastor “xPastorcitox”, who received the consolation prize of $81,235.45.