Steven Van Zadelhoff Claims 2017 WCOOP Main Event Title

Steven Van Zadelhoff Claims 2017 WCOOP Main Event TitleThe 2017 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is now in the bag, with 2,183 players having entered its $5,200 NLHE Main Event to create a huge prize pool of $10,915,000. At the end of three days of action, it was then Dutch pro Steven Van Zadelhoff who successfully managed to overcome his opponents, including Canada’s Joshua “joshuah333” Herman heads-up, to claim the title, and a first place prize of $1,624,502.
Day 1 saw the large field reduced to just 281 players, which was whittled down further to a final table of nine by the end of Day 2, with Zadelhoff holding one-third of the remaining chips. Van Zadelhoff subsequently took care of romanooo64 in 8th, before Georgios “Geokarak” Karakousis (A-Q) called off an all-in against Zadelhoff (10-9) and lost to exit in 6th.
By the time three-handed play had been reached, Bernardo “Machadada RS” Rocha proposed striking an ICM deal, which was flatly turned down by Zadelhoff, who stated:
“We can make it winner take all?”
Half an hour later, Zadelhoff (A-K) sent Rocha to the rail in 3rd, leaving the Dutchman and Joshua “joshuah333” Herman to battle it out for top honors. Soon after, Zadelhoff increased his 2:1 chip lead over Herman to a 7:1 chip advantage when the deciding hand was played with the Canadian pushing all-in preflop holding A-2 and receiving a call from Zadelhoff with A-J. The J-7-5-K-8 board which ensued then put paid to Herman’s tournament hopes, who collected $1,173,713 for his runner-up finish, while Zadelhoff was crowned the 2017 WCOOP Main Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Steven “SvZff” van Zadelhoff (MlT) $1,624,502
2: Joshua “joshuah333” Herman (Can) $1,173,713
3: Bernardo “Machadada RS” Rocha (Brz) $848,016
4: Alexandre “Cavalito” Mantovani (Brz) $612,697
5: JeremiieLand (At) $442,677
6: Georgios “Geokarak” Karakousis (UK) $319,838
7: Heikki “Kekkhou” Piira (Fin) $231,085
8: romanooo64 (Thai) $166,961
9: Michael “imluckbox” Addamo (Thai) $120,630
Also taking place was a lower buy-in $215 NLHE Main Event, which attracted a massive 15,626 players, resulting in a $3,125,200 prize pool. The competition was eventually won by Jaloviina007 who walked away with a top prize of $350,336 for his impressive efforts.

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