WCOOP 2013: Levy and Iacofano come close, Staudenmaier finally gets there

Yesterday's World Championship of Online Poker tournaments saw a few known players get in close to a bracelet win but, as the 1980's sci-fi adage goes, there can only be one. Well, in this case, three because three events finished, but I digress.*

Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier won one event for $130,873, following a four-way deal that paid out six-figure scores to all parties involved, Diego "Vgreen22" Brunelli won a huge $258,910 in WCOOP-51 ($1,050 NLHE), and maxxmeister got ahead of the likes of Kevin "iacog4" Iacafano and Adam "Roothlus" Levy to book a clean $97,070. Levy picked up a SCOOP win while playing at the EPT Grand Final last year, which you can read about here.

*Also, we're talking events that finished after yesterday's WCOOP round-up.

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Adam "Roothlus" Levy at the EPT9 Grand Final

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WCOOP-51: $1,050 NLHE
Entrants: 1,523
Prize pool: $1,523,000
Places paid: 171

1st Diego "Vgreen22" Brunelli (Brazil) - $258,910
2nd Turko_man (Finland) - $190,375
3rd gangst3rn1 (Germany) - $144,532.70
4th TheMakaron (Poland) - $103,564
5th uWannaLoan? (Ireland) - $75,388.50
6th Ector (Sweden) - $60,158.00
7th floebbi (United Kingdom) - $44,928.50
8th paranoik333 (Russia) - $29,698.50
9th Peacefulme07 (Costa Rica) - $16,448.40

WCOOP-52: $215 NLHE (1R1A)
Entrants: 1,306 (835 re-buys, 714 add-ons)
Prize pool: $571,000
Places paid: 171

1. maxxmeister (Gibraltar) -- $97,070
2. MagicHammer (Hungary) -- $71,375
3. Kevin "iacog4" Iacafano (United Kingdom) -- $54,187.90
4. Adam "Roothlus" Levy (Canada) -- $38,828
5. torkolort1 (Norway) -- $28,264.50
6. hari bow kid (United Kingdom) -- $22,554.50
7. Pinguizetti (Ireland) -- $16,844.50
8. tollefishy (Norway) -- $11,134.50
9. Mr Negreanu (United Kingdom) -- $6,166.80


WCOOP-54: $2,100 PLO 6-Max
Entrants: 460
Prize Pool: $920,000
Places paid: 60

1. Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier (Canada) - $130,873.56**
2. el_klonkador (Sweden) - $111,100.57**
3. Ledicus (Ireland) - $121,159.64**
4. kimokh (Lebanon) - $113,886.23**
5. N@T@L@T (Russia) - $48,760
6. superf1sh (Norway) - $31,280

**Indicates a four-way deal.

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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in WCOOP