WCOOP Event #23: McEvoy loves the rebuy
by Tom McEvoy
In the $530 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Tournament, PokerStars once again really outdid itself.
This event allowed one re-buy and one add-on, so if you got broke, re-bought and got broke a 2nd time you could not re-buy anymore and were out of the event. If you made it thru the first hour to the first break, you had the option of taking an add-on and getting double the starting chips.
The action was fast and furious, with over $250,000 for the winner. There were 1159 players with 807 re-buys and 954 add-ons. This meant that almost everybody who made it thru to the first break took the add-on for double chips.
The guarantee in this tournament was $500,000 and by the time the smoke cleared there was an amazing $1,460,000 in the prize fund. This means it was almost triple the guaranteed amount.
PokerStars Team Pro ElkY was at my starting table and was raising a lot of hands right from the start. He had just finished 2nd in the $25,000 Heads-up tournament on PokerStars and has been playing terrific poker. He again made it deep, this time having to settle for 15th place in this event. Player ddrufnek from Sherman played great at final table and took up the bracelet.
Good job and very well-played at the final table.
Tom McEvoy is a member of Team PokerStars Pro.