Online Poker’s Largest Buy-In Tournament Has A Winner
Online poker tournaments are becoming very popular, and with the latest feat, Ben “Ben86” Tollerene just became the winner of the largest buy-in tournament in internet history. It all occurred during the 2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), when on Monday afternoon; the final table for the $51,000 Super High Roller event took place.
At the final table were eight players, only six of them cashing in:
|1||Ben “Ben86” Tollerene||Canada||$616,518.34*|
|2||Jose “Cejakas14” Angel Latorre||United Kingdom||$560,412.13*|
|3||Nikita “fish2013” Bodyakovskiy||Belarus||$594,069.53*|
|5||Mike “Tîmex” McDonald||Canada||$172,500|
|6||Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz||Austria||$126,500|
|*Denotes a three-way deal.|
The two players that went home without winning any cash were David “dpeters17” Peters (7th place) and United Kingdom’s “cuffme,” (8th place). The top 3 players walked away with the money and title after a three-way deal was made.
This event had attracted 46 entries, which generated a $2.3 million prize pool, and has the largest buy-in of online tournaments so far. The buy-in, prizes, and stake continue to rise when it comes to poker, and with more players than ever interested not only in live-tournament play, online rooms will start to offer bigger and better tournaments.
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