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Event #23 in the Poker Stars World Championship of Online Poker was a $530 buyin NL Hold’em tournament offering the option of one rebuy during the first hour, and one add-on during the first break. The enthusiasm for this format was apparent, with 1,159 players as the event kicked off. After 807 rebuys, and 954 add-ons, the prize pool of $1.46 million far exceeded the guarantee of $500K.

After nearly 18 hours of play, ddrufnek ended up as the winner, taking home $192,902 and a WCOOP bracelet. With the additional chips in play from the rebuys and add-ons, it took over 15 hours to whittle down the field to the final nine. The wait for the final table was impacted by the disconnection of one player, ILAN17, as play was proceeding hand-for-hand on the final table bubble. After running through his time bank, he still had 15 seconds to act on each hand before timing out, a situation that caused frustration among the other players.

ILAN17 eventually reconnected and final table play began with eventual winner ddrufnek holding the chip lead.

Starting final table chip counts:

1. ddrufnek 3,121,506
2. luckyuli 2,415,421
3. dinkel 2,374,395
4. MPetes 2,209,210
5. ILAN17 1,753,137
6. imeasy2read 1,052,446
7. 1bigbluffer1 1,041,489
8. MT456 755,921
9. MaxHam 772,475

By the time play reached 4-handed, the remaining players were talking about a deal. After some discussion, they agreed to a chop with the winner taking $210,000 and the remaining three players getting $169,804 each. The deal surprised some onlookers, given the differences in chip counts at the time of the agreement.

chip counts at time deal:

1. ddrufnek 5,938,970
2. luckyuli 4,545,526
3. ILAN17 2,655,138
4. imeasy2read 2,356,366

After ILAN17 was knocked out in 4th, and imeasy2read went out in 3rd place, heads up play began with relatively even chip counts. The two remaining players battled back and forth, and after some time, agreed to a second final table deal. This deal left $10K on the table to the eventual winner, and split the remaining prize pool evenly, giving $182,902 to both players. Not too long afterwards, luckyuli got all in with KJo and ddrufnek’s A7o held up to give him the title.

Congratulations to all 171 players who made the money in this exciting event:

1    ddrufnek    $192,902.00
2    luckyuli    $182,902.00
3    imeasy2read    $166,805.00
4    ILAN17    $166,805.00
5    MPetes    $76,650.00
6    dinkel    $62,050.00
7    MaxHam    $47,450.00
8    1bigbluffer1    $32,850.00
9    MT456    $20,440.00
10    smellmuth    $13,870.00
11    mindgamer    $13,870.00
12    thechemist83    $13,870.00
13    Break-Necks    $10,950.00
14    marzello    $10,950.00
15    ElkY    $10,950.00
16    koolkeith13    $8,030.00
17    GPSMAN    $8,030.00
18    eBo226    $8,030.00
19    PlzBelieveMe    $5,402.00
20    iplaypokeher    $5,402.00
21    biurtyj    $5,402.00
22    Yo Burger    $5,402.00
23    Asprin1    $5,402.00
24    Martin1213    $5,402.00
25    lucky1770    $5,402.00
26    FlushPiano    $5,402.00
27    MAVKIS    $5,402.00
28    TicociT    $3,796.00
29    octane190    $3,796.00
30    Dolcetrix    $3,796.00
31    PieniFisu    $3,796.00
32    caprioli    $3,796.00
33    HittinChills    $3,796.00
34    Adgee    $3,796.00
35    Himclip85    $3,796.00
36    D1rtyR1v3r    $3,796.00
37    mjh0318    $3,212.00
38    tibaloo    $3,212.00
39    Claw1980    $3,212.00
40    schmejkal    $3,212.00
41    Assassin8tor    $3,212.00
42    YanniYankiev    $3,212.00
43    BirdBoy100    $3,212.00
44    FasterMB    $3,212.00
45    Demolution    $3,212.00
46    Nastley    $2,920.00
47    ztesch    $2,920.00
48    Hoppeko    $2,920.00
49    kingduey    $2,920.00
50    capinhabr    $2,920.00
51    ryanbluf    $2,920.00
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55    zangbezan24    $2,628.00
56    Mr. Tim Caum    $2,628.00
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88    albari    $2,482.00
89    FossilMan    $2,482.00
90    JP OSU    $2,482.00
91    C13Greentumb    $2,336.00
92    Claret1    $2,336.00
93    Mescalin8    $2,336.00
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95    grindnitout    $2,336.00
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97    Kenjh    $2,336.00
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100    maxmoney    $2,336.00
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120    ROONEY_DIVES    $2,336.00
121    jrot1    $2,336.00
122    Andy McLEOD    $2,336.00
123    treysfull21    $2,336.00
124    ThePokerBody    $2,336.00
125    partyboiii    $2,336.00
126    junior4718    $2,336.00
127    Johnster    $2,190.00
128    Sulzi    $2,190.00
129    bcforrest    $2,190.00
130    odiprofanum    $2,190.00
131    shaniac    $2,190.00
132    The Chalk    $2,190.00
133    fumbo420    $2,190.00
134    charder30    $2,190.00
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141    mr.thome    $2,190.00
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143    Alan Parson    $2,190.00
144    iDax    $2,190.00
145    JoseGuti    $2,190.00
146    Metsfan512    $2,190.00
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