PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker(WCOOP) will kick off on September 10 and have a $80 million guaranteed prize pool. The poker operator expects to sign up local and foreign players.
Each of them will part with $92,000 before trying their luck at the championship. Yet, Samuel Vousden and Ramiro Petrone bagged titles at PokerStars’ latest events.
Samuel Vousden Tops the $5,200 Titans Event
Vousden is a renowned high-stakes poker player who isn’t afraid of competing at star-studded final tables. He rarely spends three weeks without winning an online tournament. Still, he entertained his fans last weekend when he bagged the $91,769 first-place prize in the PokerStars $5,200 Titans Event.
It attracted 68 players who formed a $340,000 prize pool that only the nine participants shared. Michael “inluckboc” Addamo finished 10th and busted the money bubble, hence securing over $10,500 for each remaining finalist.
Pedro “pyigar” Garagnani took home $10,600 after finishing ninth. Niklas “Lena900” Astdet followed Garagnani in eighth place with $12,135.
“filusPL” and “caipsa” left the table in seventh and sixth place respectively with $16,202 and $21,632. Kley’s run ended in fifth place with $28,881.
Pascal “Pass 72” Lefrancois finished fourth with $38,560 despite winning the $5,200 Titans Event in June. Leon “RUMUKULUS” Sturm exited the tournament in third place with $51,482 hence kicking off a heads-up battle between Vousden and Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic.
Sturm recently finished third in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller PKO, fourth in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up and as the runner-up in the $530 Sunday Marathon. However, the tournament’s last hand wasn’t a walk in the park for him as Smiljkovic was determined to bag the top prize. Unfortunately, the latter finished second with $68,735 as the former won the title.
The Event’s Top Prizes
- Samuel Vousden from Finland-$91,769
- Daniel “SmileTheHero” Smiljkovic from Austria-$68,735
- Leon ‘RUMUKULUS” Sturm from Austria-$51,482
- Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois from Canada-$38,560
- Kley from Sweden-$28,881
- caipsa from peru-$21,632
- filusPL from Poland-$16,202
- Niklas “Lena900” Astedt from Sweden-$12,135
- Pedro “pvigar” Garagnani from brazil-$10,600
Ramiro Petrone Is the $1,050 Sunday High Roller Champion
Ramiro Petrone won the $30,416 top prize and $1,050 Sunday High Roller title on Sunday. He collected $19,312 bounties after leading the 109- entry field and making a $1,050 by-in.
“Granter7777” finished ninth with $1,673. Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi, “Phemo”, “Kjeppen and “leonidus1988” followed them in eighth, seventh, sixth, and fifth place respectively. Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec and Leon Sturm left the table in the fourth and third positions. Ansel21 clashed with Petrone in a tough battle of the blinds that they lost and finished as the runner-up with a $11,979 consolation prize.
The Final Table’s Scores
- Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone from Uruguay-$30,416
- Ansel21 from Ukraine-$11,979
- Leon “RUMUKULUS” Sturm from Austria-$10,476
- Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec from Austria-$9,571
- leonidus1988 from Montenegro-$7,127
- Kjeppen from Norway-$4,113
- Phemo from Austria-$4,459
- Renan Internett93o” Bruschi from Brazil-$2,985
- Granter7777 from Andorra-$1,673