WCOOP 2013: Mercier and Jacobson come close as Iftarii takes COOP number three

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier came close to winning his third WCOOP bracelet this morning, an accolade that Jonathan "Iftarii" Jaffe managed to achieve yesterday, while serial runner-up Martin Jacobson kept his rhythm going with a second-place $480,000 finish in the $10,300 High Roller (WCOOP-23).

That big money high Roller event had a tough final table which included the likes of Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko and Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, but MauriceSch eventually came out on top for $533,200.

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Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko

Mercier took a deal four-handed for $229,965.47 after two other players agreed to chip in to give him an extra $8,500, or it would have been 'game on'. The Miamian fell in third leaving vovanmillion to push on through to take the bracelet and $30,000 left for first.

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Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier

Twenty-seven WCOOP events have now been played out paying out an astronomical $23,889,855 in prize money, but there's still some huge events left to play (and there's loads of ways to satellite into the action).


WCOOP 2013: Event #22, $215 NL Hold'em
Players: 9,394
Prize pool: $1,878,800
Places paid: 1,260

1st. Iftarii (Canada) $251,673.45
2. LOL_U_91 (Belgium) $226,673.44
3. brianm15 (Costa Rica) $140,910
4. RickyAs27 (Canada) $94,940
5. Skrigepas (Denmark) $75,152
6. jinji men (Israel) $56,364
7. danger0us (Costa Rica) $37,576
8. VyruAlus (Lithuania) $20,666.80
9. toolhead82 (United Kingdom) $14,560.70

WCOOP 2013: Event #23, $10,300 High Roller NLHE (8-max, 2x-Chance)
Players: 276 (22 re-buys)
Prize pool: $2,980,000
Places paid: 40

1. MauriceSch (Germany) $533,200*
2. Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson (United Kingdom) $480,000*
3. uri1013 (Israel) $327,800
4. lasagnaaammm (Malta) $238,400
5. OLD TIME GIN (Canada) $163,900
6. Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (Russia) $119,200
7. Frenzuh (Canada) $89,400
8. Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood (Canada) $74,500

* - denotes result of heads-up deal

WCOOP Event #24 $700 NLHE
Entrants: 3,491
Prize pool: $2,321,515
Places paid: 450

1. vovanmillion (Russia) - $271,889.75*
2. Pimmss (Netherlands) - $247,457.00*
3. JasonMercier (Canada) - $229,965.47*
4. romanooo64 (Malta) - $212,957.88*
5. chosenwinner (Germany) - $99,384.05
6. javdani (United Kingdom) - $75,449.23
7. DEX888 (Germany) - $52,234.08
8. Skämmes (Sweden) - $29,018.93
9. glupakat (Bulgaria) - $18,572.12

* denotes four-handed deal

WCCOP Event #25 - $215 NL 4-Max
Entrants: 2,789
Prize Pool: $557,800
Payouts: 360

1. monpie120 (Netherlands) $70,020.14 **- $81,161.24 **
2. sillehund (Denmark) $60,523.12 **
3. yadio (Canada) - $28,626.29
4. busttard (Germany) - $17,381.04

** denotes a deal between the final two players


WCOOP 2013 Event #26 ($320 Seven Card Stud)
Entrants: 390
Prize pool: $117,000

1. veeea (Russia) - $22,230
2. Joe "floes" Serock (Mexico) - $16,380
3. WithoutNickk (Russia) - $12,285
4. SunDancerSVK (Slovakia) - $8,775
5. Eric "AceQuad" Brix (Mexico) - $5,850
6. Saage (Finland) - $4,095
7. Tarjei82 (Norway) - $2,925
8. Wing-Tsun (Austria) - $2,340

PokerStars 2013 WCOOP Event #27 ($215 PL Omaha, Turbo, 1R1A)
Players: 1,196 (with 819 re-buys, 323 add-ons)
Prize pool: $467,600
Places paid: 153

1. IN_THE_Z0NE (Sweden) -- $80,707.76
2. polina889 (Russia) -- $58,450.00
3. Sykoen (Norway) -- $44,422.00
4. danfiu (Hungary) -- $32,544.96
5. elemntx8 (New Zealand) -- $23,146.20
6. akia86 (Germany) -- $18,470.20
7. Ilari "Fabahaba" Tahkokallio (Finland) -- $13,794.20
8. Pthelegend (Canada) -- $9,118.20
9. robinho (Sweden) -- $5,143.60


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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in WCOOP