Thursday September 17,2015 : GERMAN ONLINE POKER PLAYER SCORES BIG IN ONLINE TOURNAMENT
$654,000 victory for "tobi123456" at Pokerstars WCOOP.
Prize money worthy of major live tournaments is now being achieved by players in online tournaments, as this week's $645,000 win by German online player "tobi123456" has illustrated.
Playing in the $10,300 buy-in NLHE (8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, High-Roller) event, the German player found himself at a 3 to 1 chip disadvantage in the heads up against the vastly experienced Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger. Read More
Displaying remarkable patience and ability, "tobi123456" managed to not only overcome the deficit but move into a convincing lead, although Lichtenberger gave him a few bad moments as he fought back strongly, winning five straight all-ins at one point.
It was not enough to stave off defeat, however, and Lichtenberger had to be content with a still impressive second placing pay-day of $484,500.
Other big money prizes went to third-placed Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias ($365,500) and Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway ($263,500).
This year's 70-event Pokerstars World Championship of Online Poker has almost reached the half-way point, with the flagship event – the $5,200 buy-in Main Event offering a $10 million guaranteed prize pool – due to start on September 27.