The most prestigious online poker tournament in the world has decided its latest champion. Online cash game regular ‘BigBlindBets’ emerged victorious from a field of 2,236 entrants to win the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker $5,200 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. The United Kingdom resident’s identity is unknown, but whoever they are, they are now a WCOOP champion with $1,665,962 more in the bank.
The final table featured a number of accomplished player’s, including runner-up Danilo “dans170’” de Lima Demetrio and third-place finisher Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi. The British hedge fund manager and avid poker player nearly came close to winning his second major online tournament title, having previously taken down the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker main event for $1,468,001.
Shakerchi’s tun in this event came to an end when he four-bet all-in with KJ and got called by the AJ of ‘BigBlindBets’. The flop brought two aces to leave Shakerchi in dire shape. The turn and river were no help, and he was knocked out in third place ($846,528).
‘BigBlindBets’ took nearly a 7:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Danilo ’dans170’’ de Lima Demetrio. The shorter stacked player got his last chips in good, with his AK well ahead of the A2 of ‘BigBlindBets’. The board ran out 101098K and ‘BigBlindBets’ made a runner-runner spade flush to secure the pot and the title. The Brazilian ’dans170’’ took home $1,187,553 as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:
|2||Danilo “dans170’” de Lima Demetrio||Brazil||$1,187,553|
|3||Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi||United Kingdom||$846,528|