Wednesday September 18,2013 : BIG MONEY AND LARGE FIELDS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER
High roller and NLHE events are good examples.
The current Pokerstars World Championship of Online Poker tournament is producing major win prizes and large entry fields as it unfolds.
In the $10,300 buy-in High Roller NLHE competition the prize pool guarantee was exceeded by almost a third to $2,980,000 thanks to 276 player entries and 22 re-buys.
German online player "MauriceSch" took the honours and the $533,200 main prize after a tense heads up and a late chop with runner up Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson, who claimed the second placing pay-day of $480,000.
The six-figure pay-outs extended all the way down to the sixth survivor on the final table.
Event 22 – the $215 buy-in NLHE event also easily exceeded the $1.25 million guarantee as a huge field of 9,394 highly competitive players signed up, intent on winning the lion's share of the $1,878,800 prize pool.
Jonathan "Iftarii" Jaffe took the honours and the main prize of $251,673.45 after a two way chop with Miguel "LOL_U_91" who took home the runner up prize of $226,673.44.
3,491 players registered for event 24, a $700 buy-in NLHE with a guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million. The main prize won by ‘vovanmillion' was $271,889.75 following a four way chop with ‘Pimmss' ($247,457.00); Jason Mercier ($229,965.47); and ‘romanooo64' ($212,957.88).