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Published: 21st September 2009 Written by Poker News
Updated: 7th December 2023

PokerStars WCOOP 2009Turnout at PokerStars WCOOP 2009 main event has gone beyond the guaranteed 10 million offered by PokerStars with 2,144 entries received despite being slightly less than last year’s event which saw 2,185 entries, contestants will now compete for their share of a massive $10.7 million prize pool with the WCOOP main event winner set to receive $1.7 million provided no deals are made on the final table with all those making the final table getting a minimum of $96k a piece for the two-day long event, a second place finish at PokerStars WCOOP pays $1.28 million this year.

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PokerStars WCOOP 2009

The WCOOP 2009 Series hosted at PokerStars proved successful boasting an excess of $50 million in prize money being won over 18 days in 45 events which goes to show that despite the worsening economic state the world finds itself in online poker looks set to survive the turmoil another event which may have lead to the slight decline in entries to this year’s WCOOP main event is that Full Tilt Poker are also holding the MiniFTOPS main event simultaneously.

Entry into the main event (#45) was $5,200 and the tournament is currently underway at Poker Stars it began at 16:30 ET on September 20, at the time of writing this article 207 players remain.

Update: Yevgeniy Timoshenko – “JovialGent” was the 2009 WCOOP Main event winner

The total combined prize pool of the Poker Stars WCOOP 2009 series was $51,652,800

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Results: PokerStars WCOOP 2009 Event 45 – $5,200

Level 21
Blinds 1,500/3,000, antes 375
Players remaining: 256 (of 2,144 entered)
Average chip count: 167,500
First prize: $1,715,200

1. TheMasterJ33 – 594993
2. SkaiWalkurrr – 594871
3. iggymcfly – 585085
4. HEMIpowerSWT – 541327
5. bet2win – 535693
6. SexSeen – 488165
7. bcans – 476153
8. Mudvaynes – 470913
9. Lateski – 465355
10. troyones – 444323

Notable names knocked out:

Katja Thater – 305th
Vanessa Rousso – 421st
Steve Paul-Ambrose – 760th
Dennis Phillips – 800th
Hevad Khan – 864th
Boris Becker – 982nd
ElkY – 1007nd
Humberto Brenes – 1,012nd
Vicky Coren – 1,107th

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