The 2023 World Championship of Online Poker $10,300 buy-in no-limit maintain’em major occasion featured a $6,000,000 assure. That goal was simply met, as 600 entries turned out for the huge on-line event which ran from Oct. 1-4 on PokerStars.
This 12 months’s WCOOP major occasion champion turned out to be poker professional Ivan Stokes. The UK resident, enjoying as ‘ILS007’, navigated the sizable discipline and difficult closing desk to safe the title and the highest prize of $1,047,257.
Stokes is a co-founder and head coach of coaching website Poker Detox’s MTT division. His bio on the corporate’s web site notes a number of prior COOP titles on his resume.
The closing day of this four-day event started with simply 9 contenders remaining, every having locked up not less than $94,330 for making it so far.
Several large names fell within the early phases of the ultimate desk, together with current
European Poker Tour Barcelona €100,000 excessive curler winner Kayhan Mokri (ninth), high-stakes common Mario Mosboeck (eighth), 2023 WSOP $10,00 tremendous turbo bounty third-place finisher Kelvin Kerber (seventh), 2023 Triton London $50,000 excessive curler fifth-place finisher Jamil Wakil (sixth), and 2022 EPT Barcelona €25,000 excessive curler champion Leonard Maue (fifth).
Sweden’s Niklas Astedt, identified on-line as ‘Lena900’, overtook the chip lead throughout four-handed play, however he misplaced an enormous pot with kings up towards a turned straight for Juan Pastorto fall again into second within the counts. He finally completed fourth when his pocket kings fell to the flopped set of deuces held by Stokes, with the chips entering into on the river. Astedt earned $408,827 for his newest deep run in an enormous on-line occasion. According to PokerStake, Astedt now has almost $46 million in recorded on-line event earnings, essentially the most of any participant in that database.
Stokes continued to drag away from the remainder of the pack throughout three-handed play. The subsequent knockout noticed his A-9 win a preflop race towards Pastor’s pocket fours to present him
greater than a 7.5:1 chip lead over Sweden’s ‘ShipitFTW911’, the one participant among the many closing 9 whose actual title was not posted by PokerStars. Pastor earned $559,385 because the third-place finisher.
The closing hand of the occasion started with a button min-raise to 1,600,000 from ‘ShipitFTW911’ with 99. Stokes three-bet to 4,400,000 out of the massive blind with OkOk and was referred to as. The flop got here down 1076. Stokes led out for two,970,000 and once more was referred to as. The flip introduced the two and one other guess from Stokes, this time to the tune of 4,930,200. ‘ShipitFTW911’ hung round to see the two on the river. Stokes moved all-in and ‘ShipitFTW911’ referred to as off their final 12,921,085 to get the dangerous information. They secured $765,389 because the runner-up finisher.
Here is a have a look at the payouts awarded on the closing desk:
|1||Ivan ‘ILS007’ Stokes||$1,047,257|
|3||Juan ‘xPastorcitox’ Pastor||$559,385|
|4||Niklas ‘Lena900’ Astedt||$408,827|
|5||Leonard ‘Grozzorg’ Maue||$298,792|
|6||Jamil ‘Jamil11’ Wakil||$218,372|
|7||Kelvin ‘Kelvin_FP:AR’ Kerber||$159,598|
|8||Mario ‘livinmydream1’ Mosboeck||$116,642|
|9||Kayhan ‘KayhanMok’ Mokri||$94,330|