WCOOP 2013 Has Come To An End
German Player CROWNED World Champion Of Online Poker Winning Nearly $1.5 Million
Three Germans each win over $1 million at World Championship
of Online Poker Main Event final table
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 1, 2013 – PokerStars player ‘PlayinWasted’, from Germany, was crowned the World Champion of Online Poker in the early hours of Tuesday morning, winning the World Championship of Online Poker Main Event for nearly $1.5 million. He topped a field of 2,133 players to take the biggest share of the $10,665,000 prize pool after a three-way deal was struck at the final table.
World Championship of Online Poker 2013 – $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event
Prize pool: $10,665,000
Final table positions
- PlayinWasted (Germany) — $ 1,493,499.15 *
- Allanon85 (Germany) — $ 1,415,238.66 *
- SwissCantMis (Germany) — $ 1,101,835.44 *
- 1M.BanKroLL (Malta) — $ 599,906.25
- alexandrapau (Canada) — $ 426,600
- Shane ‘shaniac’ Schleger (Mexico) — $ 291,154.50
- Pokerl)evil (Canada) — $ 213,300
- flippetyflop (United Kingdom) — $ 159,975
- Vampyboy (Germany) — $ 106,650
* reflects three-way deal
The final table was dominated by German players, with the top three all hailing from the European country, putting Germany top of the money leader board for the series with $8,569,275.11. That was in spite of the fact Germany only won three titles to Russia’s 12. There was also a strong finish in the Main Event from Team PokerStars Online player Shane ‘shaniac’ Schleger, who finished sixth for a career-best score of $291k.
Reflecting the prestige and world-class nature of this tournament, there were plenty of big names contesting 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.
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 incredible efforts. ‘-Rebus1980-’ from Russia was nudged off the top spot and into second place on the very last day, but won TCOOP, SCOOP and WCOOP 2014 Main Event tickets for his remarkable consistency in cashing 17 times, making three final tables and winning one event. Well-known pros Stephen ‘stevie444’ Chidwick, Ami ‘UhhMee’ Barer and Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer all earned PokerStars ‘COOP’ tickets for finishing in the top 10.
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.
WCOOP 2013 STATISTICS
Please see infographic below for a statistical view of WCOOP 2013.