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As this high roller heads-up shootout headed into its penultimate round, Dan "djk123" Kelly still had a record fifth WCOOP title in his sights. However, a giant obstacle loomed from above-- a gutsy Belgian who put the young American ex-pat to the test on only the third hand of their semifinal match. Facing a decision for his tournament life, Kelly folded when OtB_RedBaron shoved the river and never quite recovered his mojo. OtB_RedBaron claimed the rest of Kelly's stack and went on to face ForTheSwaRMm in the final round. ForTheSwaRMm had already defeated his own Goliath in the semis, feared heads-up specialist Ben "Ben86" Tollerene, but after 17+ hours of play, he couldn't make it past OtB_RedBaron, who came away with his first WCOOP title and a $224,000.00 payday.'


$37,306,605 - Total prize money awarded after 45 events. With the $10 million guaranteed Main Event to come, WCOOP 2014 could beat last year’s total prize pool and even become the richest World Championship of Online Poker ever.


$224,000 -  First prize won by ‘OtB_RedBaron’ from Belgium in event 44, the $10,300 NLHE Heads-Up High Roller. He beat ‘ForTheSwaRMm’ from Hong Kong in the final match, while Ben ‘Ben86’ Tollerene and Dan ‘djk123’ Kelly, who was trying to win a record fifth WCOOP title, finished third and fourth respectively for $64,000 each.


Blog report: http://psta.rs/1uwZjeN


104,901 - Total number of World Championship entrants after 45 events.


255 - Points accrued in this year’s WCOOP 2014 Player of the Series race by Kevin ‘ImaLuckSac’ MacPhee. He leads after 45 events by 10 points having had 12 cashes and two final tables. UK player ‘Mr Negreanu’ is in second on 245 points, while double WCOOP 2014 winner – ‘Assad91’ from Norway – is in third on 235.

Current leaderboard: http://psta.rs/1o64GSf


World Championship of Online Poker HORSE titles won by ‘NoraFlum’ of Mexico, who bagged the first win back in 2012, and the second in event 42 on Saturday. The win was good for nearly $30k.

Blog report: http://psta.rs/1od6HbT



Cards-up highlights from a selection of the best final tables in this year’s World Championship of Online Poker: http://psta.rs/1DadRHJ

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