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Elky Alive in 2008 WCOOP Main Event

22 September 2008, By:
After 12 hours of play in this year's WCOOP Main Event, 60 of 2,200 starting players remain in the game.
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One of them is French star Bertrand Elky Grospelier.

When the WCOOP Maine Event went on an 11-hour break before Day 2, 60 players remain in the field. The average stack is 910,000.

With blinds and antes at 12,500/25,000/2,500, this corresponds to an M of 18, using the Harrington definition. So the tournament is still in a deep stack phase.

Bertrand 'Elky' Grospelier of France with a number of WCOOP money finishes under the belt is one of the few remaining stars. When game came to an end he was nurturing a half-average stack of 482,000.

At the same table we find Dustin 'neverwin' Woolf with 417,000 in chips. Chip leader at the moment is august35 from Moscow 3.9 million.

WCOOP soon over

This year's gigantic poker bonanza at Poker Stars draws to its end. Of the more than 30 events in the World Championship of Online Poker 2008, WCOOP, only the Main Event is left.

A respectable 2,185 players put up the $5,000 buy-in, thereby making the prize pool exceed the $10,000,000 guarantee by almost 10%.

With first level at 25/50 blinds and starting stacks of 25,000 chips, the WCOOP Main Event qualifies as an extremely deep tournament. Add to that a slow structure with 30 minute blind periods, and it was destined to be a very long night, not least for the European players.

The first prize in WCOOP 2008 Main Event amounts to $1,775,000. A total of 324 places are paid, and with 60 players left, the prize money is currently at $17,480.

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