“youaremelon” overcame a field of 355 players to capture the win in Event 61-H:$500 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event-High] and become the first ever PokerStars Ontario Championship of Online Poker (ONCOOP) Main Event champion. They came into the day in the middle of the pack of Day 1 survivors, 25th out of an initial field of 48, but quickly caught some heat to surge toward the top of the leaderboard.
“bachelder” finished in second place after being unable to overcome a large heads-up deficit. Day 2 chip leader Matthew “Sucra71” Gillingham rounded out the top three.
ONCOOP $500 Main Event Final Table Results
|3||Matthew “Sucra71” Gillingham||Canada||$21,011|
Final Table Action
Though Day 2 began with 48 players, it did not take long for that field to be whittled down to a final table of nine. Coming into the final table as the shortstack was “neclord-doom”, so it was not surprising to see them make the first exit, their suited ace-king unable to overcome the ladies of Gillingham.
“jadedjason” was the next to go, finding themselves on the bad end of a preflop cooler against a rampant Gillingham. Not long after, start of day chipleader “Iri$shPoet” was sent to the rail in seventh place when their eights were outflipped by “youaremelon”.
“fahdsmom” had been near the top of the leaderboard for much of the tournament but their run came to an end in sixth place when their Ace-Nine could not beat the fives of “youaremelon”. “InTheAyers26” had been short for some time before eventually getting felted by “wonogos” after their eights failed to hold.
It was none other than “wonogos” who was next to crash out, first getting whittled down to a short stack before being finished off by Gillingham. It was Gillingham who had dominated the final table up to three-handed play, amassing a sizable chiplead. That all came toppling down in quick order after losing several pots to “youaremelon” before running his ace-queen into the rockets of “youaremelon” in the biggest pot of the tournament.
Gillingham’s elimination set the stage for a heads-up battle between “youaremelon” and “bachelder”. “youaremelon” began with a more than 7:1 chiplead and never looked back. It did not take long for them to wrap up matters, outflopping the Ace-Nine of “bachelder” to secure $36,865 and the title of ONCOOP Main Event champion.
This concludes Event 61-H:$500 [8-Max, Main Event-High]. Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team for coverage of your favorite poker tournaments all over the world.
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