WCOOP Event #2: Report

The 2nd WCOOP tournament, a 215 dollar buy-in pot-limit 5-card draw event, showed a field of 857 players and a prize pool exceeding 170,000 dollars. The eventual bracelet winner, spielraum.at from Salzburg, Austria, took home a cool 26,265 dollars, a nice chunk of change for a 215 dollar investment. However, because of a 4-way chop, the biggest money winner was third place finisher peseudos. He took home 26,912 dollars.

Some notable players that entered the tournament include Chris Moneymaker, Bill Chen, and Tom McEvoy, who took 63rd place. Online pros that took a shot included Andy McLEOD, ranked 6th in the world in online Multi-Table Tournaments, THE__D__RY, ranked 16th in the world, BeL0waB0Ve, ranked 11th in the world (http://www.pocketfives.com), and Holdem_NL, a.k.a. Durrr, who is known in the bitcoin dice world as one of the best high stakes cash game players in the world. However, only one of those players finished in the money, and that player was THE__D__RY, who finished 84th.

These master Holdem players may have been novice in their understanding of 5-card draw, but they relied on their ruthless aggression to keep them in the game. Unfortunately, this aggression was the downfall Andy McLEOD, who went out …