WCOOP: McEvoy applauds record, Mary717
by Tom McEvoy
A new world record was established the other day in PokerStars Pot Limit Omaha Tournament. It was the largest number of players to ever participate in an Omaha tournament in history. This is not a surprise. Every guarantee in the first 8 events of the WCOOP has been exceeded-often by close to 50%, as the number of players has gone thru the roof.
My own tournament was cut short on a flop that contained a 9c-8c and the 4-d. I had the Queen, Jack,Ten, 9 with two clubs. I decided to gamble and raised my opponent's bet, got reraised and then went all-in. Alas, I got no help and his two pair stood up. I was a strong favorite to win this hand, but got no help and reported to the rail. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
I thought the final table was very exciting as Mary717 from Tacoma blasted thru the field to claim the title and the bracelet, as well as a lot of cash. When it was 8-handed, Mary was the shortest stack. When it was 7 handed-one short of the final table, Mary was the shortest stack. When it got down to the final 6, Mary was the table leader with $2,204,333 in chips and never looked back, storming thru the final table, always keeping the chip lead.
I am really looking forward to the rest of the events, and as a member of Team Pro, I like the chance to compete in various games. PokerStars has a game for everyone and a buy-in to fit almost every budget.