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Danish success at 2011 WCOOP

Thomas ‘Kallllle’ Pedersen took down the main event final for just over $1.2 million in cash after defeating Czech competitor Vojtech ‘Vojta_R’ Ruzicka heads-up.

Thursday 29th September 2011



PokerStars.com has announced that the tenth edition of its World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP) tournament series ended early Tuesday morning after Dane Thomas ‘Kallllle’ Pedersen took down the main event title. The 2011 WCOOP began on September 4 and featured 62 individual events that awarded over $47 million in total prize money including $1.2 million to the no-limit hold’em main event final champion. The list of competitions also encompassed Omaha, Horse, draw, stud, razz, Badugi and eight-game poker events in a range of formats including heads-up, shootout, knockout, four and six maximum, big antes and turbos with buy-ins ranging from $109 to $10,300 The $5,200 buy-in main event witnessed a five-way deal before 28-year-old Pedersen went on to defeat Vojtech ‘Vojta_R’ Ruzicka from the Czech Republic heads-up. The winner banked $1,260,018 for his triumph while the runner-up walked away with a very respectable $710,000 after his pocket threes lost out to Pedersen’s ace-ten combination. PokerStars.com declared that the WCOOP main event saw 1,627 competitors to create a total prize pool of just over $8.1 million, which was far above its guarantee of five million dollars. Earlier on the final day, a competitor using the pseudonym ‘Ostrov’ from Russia won the $10,300 buy-in Eight-Game High-Roller event for $210,000 after overturning a heads-up deficit against Team PokerStars member Eugene Katchalov. A few hours later, WCOOP 60, which was a $215 buy-in no-limit hold’em game that attracted 9,664 players, came to an end with ‘X-Front’ from The Netherlands seizing victory and a cash prize of $284,319. PokerStars.com stated that its 2011 WCOOP featured 119,832 buy-ins and saw competitors from 24 nations take home a bracelet. Russia was the most successful country with ten wins while the UK finished second with eight. Finally, the domain divulged that a player known as ‘Big_Nemo’ from Canada had most cashes with 17 while ‘2FLY2TILT’ captured the highest number of final table appearances with four.




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