WCOOP 2016: Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson wins Event #6 for 2nd WCOOP title

On Tuesday, the final 19 from an 834-player field - which accounted for 653 rebuys and 650 add-ons - returned to battle down to a winner in WCOOP-06: $215+R NL Hold'em [6-Max], a tournament that smashed its $250,000 guarantee by creating a $433,811 prize pool. After two days of play, Sweden's Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson emerged victorious to capture his second WCOOP title in as many years.

Jeppsson previously topped a field of 518 to win the 2015 WCOOP-61: $700 NL Hold'em [1R1A] for $105,942.56.

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On Day 1, the field played down from 834 players through the money at the top 107. Among those to cash in the event were Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov (96th - $1,309.37), Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah (45th - $2,151.09), Adam "Roothlus" Levy (34th - $2,757.12), and Anthony "wwwBTHEREcom" Gregg (21st - $3,533.91).

When Day 2 kicked off, Jeppsson led the pack with 1,901,654. The only other player over a million in chips was Chile's Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro, who began with 1,354,608.

Among the 13 players to hit the rail short of the final table were Nick "caecilius" Petraneglo (19th - $3,533.91), Yorane "viirusss" Kerignard (14th - $4,529.50), David "davaman" Lopez (11th - $5,805.60), and Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk (7th - $9,537.76).

Here's how the final table stacked up:

"Bredah966" (Sweden) - 2,896,974
"ac1dd" (Russia) - 2,742,778
"delfina_47" (Argentina) - 2,629,387
Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (Sweden) - 2,332,690
Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (Chile) - 880,528
Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard (Canada) - 827,643

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The Short Stack First to Go

With the blinds at 30,000/60,000/7,500, Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard (802,143) moved all in from the cutoff holding the Q♥T♥ and action folded to "ac1dd" (2,897,768), who called from the big blind holding the J♥J♣.

Menard was looking for some help, but he didn't get much on the 7♠K♣2♥ flop. He needed either a queen or running straight/flush cards, and the 7♦ turn took away the latter hope. Menard needed a lady on the river to stay alive, but it wasn't in the cards as the 9♥ blanked. Menard earned $9,537.76 for his sixth-place finish.

Chile's All-Time Money Earner Hits the Rail

With the blinds at 35,000/70,000/8,750, "delfina_47" (2,484,006) raised to 154,000 under the gun and Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro, who sits atop Chile's live all-time money list with $1,746,742 in earnings, three-bet all in for 1,329,909 from the button. Both blinds folded and "delfina_47" called.

"delfina_47": 8♣8♠
Fierro: A♣Q♠

Fierro was flipping for his tournament life, but he needed to improve to stay alive. That proved easier said than done as the board ran out an unhelpful 3♦6♥9♠4♠J♠. Fierro took home $14,303.18 for his fifth-place finish.

Russia's "ac1dd" Exits in Fourth Place

With four players remaining and the blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000, action folded to Jeppsson (2,870,128) in the small blind and he simply moved all in to put the pressure on "ac1dd" (1,274,778), who called off his stack.

"ac1dd": A♣6♥
Jeppsson: K♠T♣

"ac1dd" got it in good, but he fell behind when Jeppsson paired up on the 5♠K♥7♠ flop. Neither the 7♦ turn nor K♣ river helped "ac1dd," and he had to settle for fourth place for $21,449.53.

Final Table Chip Leader Out in Third

With the blinds at 60,000/120,000/15,000, a short-stacked "Bredah966," who started the final table as the chip leader, moved all in for 896,036 from the button holding the J♥6♥. "delfina_47" (8,016,353) then called from the big blind with the A♦8♥ and held after the board ran out 3♥2♦A♠5♣9♣. "Bredah966" was awarded $32,166.39 for his third-place finish.

"delfina_47" Loses Big Chip Lead to Finish as Runner-Up

"delfina_47" began heads-up play holding nearly 9 million to Jeppsson's 3.3 million, but it wasn't big enough. The Swede not only erased the chip deficit, he pulled out to a 5-1 lead of his own before finishing off his opponent.

In the last hand of the tournament, which took place with the blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, "delfina_47" (1,895,119) moved all in from the button and Jeppsson (10,414,881) called from the big blind.

"delfina_47": Q♣5♦
Jeppsson: 7♥7♠

"delfina_47" was in need of help, and he got a little when the 2♥4♣3♦ flop gave him an open-ended straight draw. Unfortunately for him, the [10h] blanked on the turn followed by the 2♠ on the river.

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WCOOP-06: $215+R NL Hold'em [6-Max] results
Total Entries: 834 entries (653 rebuys, 650 add-ons)
Prize pool: $433,811
Places paid: 107

1.) Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (Sweden)- $72,339.49
2.) "delfina_47" (Argentina) - $48,237.78
3.) "Bredah966" (Sweden) - $32,166.39
4.) "ac1dd" (Russia) - $21,449.53
5.) Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (Chile) - $14,303.18
6.) Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard (Canada) - $9,537.76

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Chad Holloway
@PokerStars in WCOOP