Final Six Players Remain in the WCOOP $102,000 Super High Roller

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz late registered to the tournament and is currently 3rd in chips. Photo: WPT.

The largest buy-in online tournament ever, 2016 WCOOP $102,000 No-Limit Hold'em (8-Max, Super High-Roller), kicked off yesterday on PokerStars.

The tournament started off modestly, with just handful players opting to register right away, including Michael "ChaoRen160" Thuriz, Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton and "OtB_RedBaron". However, most of the players who have made it to the final six, registered to the tournament just before the late registration period ended.

The tournament ended up getting a total of 28 entries after four players made an additional re-entry during the extended registration period. Players who bought in two times were "OtB_RedBaron", Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov and Jason Mercier, who was streaming the event with a 15-minute delay on PokerStars' Twitch-channel.

Mercier lost a big pot early on with pocket kings against the pocket aces of Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski, and fired up another bullet, only to bust out again.

The current payouts show $1,4 million for the winner, $840K for runner-up and $560K for third-place finisher. See the final six players from below:

Seat Player Country Chips BB
1 Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski Belarus 130,175 43
2 Salman "salfshb" Behbehani United States 175,359 58
3 Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz Germany 163,382 54
4 "bencb789" Sweden 117,681 39
5 Igor "lechuckpoker" Kurganov Russia 85,058 28
6 Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton United States 168,345 56

The play continues today at 12:30 (18:30 Central European Time), so remember to check back later who eventually took it all down.


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