WBCOOP: No absence of of malice51 in Event #2

One hundred and forty-two people now have their seats for Sunday's PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker Main Event thanks in part to Tuesday's Event #2.

The top 72 players in WBCOOP's second event earned their place in the Main Event. Tuesday's no-limit hold'em contest drew 559 of the world's poker playing bloggers. As we've mentioned, this year WBCOOP is made up of six preliminary qualifiers and one Main Event. Each of the qualifying events awards 72 final seats plus thousands off dollars in prizes.

Event #2 took more than five hours to play out and saw tons of familiar names from the blogging community. Notable poker bloggers Easycure, Rakewell1, NumbBono, gadzooks64, and Loretta8 all made it to the top 72 and earned their seats in the Main Event. Top honors, however, went to the United States' malice51 who not only made it to the final, but also picked up three $215 tournament tickets, one $530 tournament ticket and a $11 tournament ticket (aka, Sunday Majors Platinum Package).

Here's how the final table broke down.

1. malice51 (United States) -- Sunday Majors Platinum Package
2. Baba_Jin (Israel) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
3. United113 (United Kingdom) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
4. MemphisM0J0 (United States) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
5. WMZeus (United States) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
6. WILLdaHAMMER (Canada) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
7. Joppa Rd (United Kingdom) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
8. maka818 (Spain) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package
9. Would-Be83 (United Kingdom) -- Sunday Majors Gold Package

If you're an eligible blogger, you still have time to qualify for this weekend's Main Event. Top prizes include a full PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package and a chance to play on the European Poker Tour.

Here''s what the full Main Event prize pool looks like.

1st--PokerStars Caribbean Adventure prize package - worth $14,300
2nd--European Poker Tour prize package + SCOOP Main Event ticket + Step 6 ticket - worth $11,100
3rd--European Poker Tour prize package - worth $7,500
4th--SCOOP Main Event ticket + Step 6 ticket - worth $3,675
5th--Step 6 ticket - worth $2,100
6th--SCOOP Main Event ticket - worth $1,575
7th--$1,050 Tournament entry
8th--Step 5 ticket
9th--$530 Tournament entry
10th-18th--$320 Tournament entry
19th-27th--$215 Tournament entry
28th-45th--$109 Tournament entry
46th-100th--Step 3 ticket

Event #3 of WBCOOP kicks off later tonight. The 22:00ET event is an Omaha 8/b event and will award another 72 seats to the final.

Congrats to the first 142 Main Event players and good luck to everyone tonight.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in WBCOOP