UK’s “BigBlindBets” Takes Down 2019 WCOOP Main Event
“BigBlindBets” took down the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event and won a life changing sum of money.
BigBlindBets who is a regular in the high-stakes cash game arena, scooped $1,665,962 in top prize, after defeating a huge field of 2,236 entries.
BigBlindBets’ online poker journey began in 2010 when he played small cash games, freeroll and sit & go tournaments with friends. The following year, he took poker more seriously and started earning more money by moving up to $1/$2 games. Less than a decade later, BigBlindBets managed to capture his first ever world title and the biggest payout of his career till date.
The fact that he was able to win over a million dollars playing online poker will be encouraging to not just online poker pros in the UK but also to online poker players from around the world.
Final Table Results
The final nine players who made the final table came from different parts of the world. A Swedish player who uses the handle of ‘TheMakrill’ was the first to be eliminated and collected $111,063 for his ninth place finish. The next player to exit was Germany’s ‘Mogilmiranda’ who picked up $155,805 for his eighth place finish. Estonian grinder “Leitnant” then busted in 7th place, winning $218,572.
The next player to bust was Belgium’s “XmorphineX” who placed sixth for $306,624. Earlier in the series, XmorphineX took down the WCOOP-13-M: $530 NLHE Sunday Million SE for $202,421. The fifth spot was taken by Hungary’s “19Pistike93” for $403,148. With five players remaining, pay jumps were high and massive prizes were on the line.
Estonian player “NeedBeat” ended a great run in 5th place, collecting $603,434 which was his biggest payout to date. With four players all competing for the top prize, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi was in the running to become the first-ever player to capture both a SCOOP and WCOOP Main Event title. Unfortunately, the former hedge-fund manager fell short of that goal and instead ended his bid in 3rd place for $846,528.
BigBlindBets then entered into heads-up play against Brazil’s Danilo “dans170” de Lima Demetrio. The UK pro started the final battle with almost a 7:1 chip advantage. The determining hand took place when Demetrio went all in with AdKd, well ahead of the As2s held by BigBlindBets. However, BigBlindBets found much-needed help from the board, picking up a runner-runner spade flush to secure an impressive win. Demetrio took home $1,187,553 for his second place finish.