I railed my friend Jamie Kerstetter in the main event last night. She ended up going out 54th for over $26k - not bad.
The top 3 did a chop and German player "PlayinWasted" got almost $1.5mil for 1st.
World Championship of Online Poker 2013 – $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event
Prize pool: $10,665,000
Final table positions
1. PlayinWasted (Germany) $1,493,499.15 *
2. Allanon85 (Germany) $1,415,238.66*
3. SwissCantMis (Germany) $1,101,835.44*
4. 1M.BanKroLL (Malta) $599,906.25
5. alexandrapau (Canada) $426,600
6. Shane ‘shaniac’ Schleger (Mexico) $291,154.50
7. Pokerl)evil (Canada) $213,300
8. flippetyflop (United Kingdom) $159,975
9. Vampyboy (Germany) $106,650
* reflects three-way deal
There was a strong finish in the Main Event from Team Shane ‘shaniac’ Schleger (http://www.pokerstars.com/team-pokerstars/team-online/shane-schleger/), who finished sixth for a career-best score of $291k.
There were plenty of big names in Day 2 of the Main Event, including Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko, who finished 11th for $67k, Jon ‘PearlJammer’ Turner, who came 15th for $56.5k, and several members of Team PokerStars, including Liv Boeree (52nd, $26,662.50), Mickey ‘mement_mori’ Petersen (63rd, $24,529.50), Humberto Brenes (69th, $23,463), Jason Mercier (144th, $15,997.50), Jake Cody (179th, $14,397.75) and Vicky Coren (209th, $13,331.25).
For a full report, check out the PokerStars Blog story (http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/wcoop/2013/wcoop-2013-playinwasted-prevails-in-mara-142015.html).
Player of the series
The World Championship of Online Poker 2013 Leader Board winner was ‘Sykoen’ from Norway, who cashed in 16 events and made three final tables. He will receive a Champion’s Trophy, 2014 PCA package and 2014 TCOOP, SCOOP and WCOOP Main Event tickets for his efforts.
BIGGEST EVER World Championship
The $5,200 Main Event was the culmination of the biggest PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker ever, with 66 events over three weeks. It was also the second richest World Championship festival ever, with $62,362,757 awarded to players – almost matching the all-time record, which was set by the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker when $63,157,150 was awarded to players.