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.
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
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.
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" 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" 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.
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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