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PokerStars WCOOP Crowns Main Event Champion

By Scott Carlson, Rakeback.com Staff Writer

PokerStars WCOOP LogoIt took two days for 'POTTERPOKER' to beat out a field of 2442 other opponents to take down the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $5,200 Main Event. POTTERPOKER  earned $2,278,097.50 and the WCOOP bracelet for the win. The first place prize was the most money won in a single tournament in online poker history. The unknown player has a residence of Missoula (presumably Montana) according to the PokerStars game client.

Not a lot is known about the winner. A check of the online databases shows that POTTER plays a high volume of tournament poker. POTTER's biggest cash before this was a $30,000 score in a $100 rebuy tournament.

The payouts for the final table were as follows:

1st: POTTERPOKER ($2,278,097.50)
2nd: joeysweetp ($1,404,725)
3rd: Russian_nuts ($1,019,952.50)
4th: dazzy2004 ($696,255)
5th: jackellwood ($509,976.25)
6th: darrenelias ($396,987.50)
7th: ROMDOM ($280,945)
8th: gray31 ($183,225)
9th: carryhero ($112,988.75)

The WCOOP also crowned their Player of The Series on Monday. The winner was James “ANDY McLEOD' Obst. The young Australian won a Championship Trophy, a SCOOP Main Event Ticket, entry into the EPT Season 7 Grand Final and a 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure entry. John 'PearlJammer' turner finished 3rd in the standings. He cashed an impressive 15 times in the series. Jamie 'Xaston' Kaplan was the only multiple bracelet winner this year with two. He finished 5th in the standings.

Throughout the 62 event schedule this year, the WCOOP produced prize pools totaling a staggering $62,717,400.

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