Intruder123 Wins Titan Poker ECOOP III Main EventMonday, December 8th, 2008 by t2admin
After 13 events and more than $2.5 million awarded in prize pools, the third European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP III) Main Event, hosted by Titan Poker.com, got underway Sunday at 8pm ET. The ECOOP Main Event promised an action-packed session as more than one thousand online poker players competed for their share of the $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool.
With such a massive prize pool up for grabs, it’s little surprise that TitanPoker.com saw so many participants fork over the $1,000+$60 buy-in, not to mention those who won a seat in the extraordinary ECOOP III Main Event. In all, the tournament saw a total of 1,283 online poker fans converging on the tables.
Unfortunately for Titan Poker (but providential for the players), this was one of the only ECOOP III events that resulted in an overlay. The 1,283 registrants made up $1,283,000 of the guaranteed prize pool, while Titan Poker pushed another $217,000 into the mix to cover the purse.
The ECOOP III Main Event lasted an exhausting 15 hours before a victor emerged. The final table came and went as one by one, players fell to the wayside. “Jornxx” of Amsterdam was eliminated in 3rd position, collecting an impressive $120,000 along the way, to bring about heads-up play between “Intruder123” and “piccajo”.
From there, it was all out war between the obvious skills of these exceptional poker players. Only one could take the title, however, and on this day, the cards fell in favor of “Intruder123”, who pocketed an outstanding prize of $315,000 for the amazing 1st place finish. Though reasonably disappointed at the near victory, “piccajo” was surely pleased with a 2nd place reward of $165,000.
Titan Poker ECOOP III Main Event Final Table Results
1st – Intruder123 ($315,000)
2nd – piccajo ($165,000)
3rd – jornxx ($120,000)
4th – marinelou ($90,000)
5th – Heffasauren ($75,000)
6th – ZionTribe ($60,000)
7th – BolS4ns ($45,000)
8th – Sedoj77 ($30,000)
9th – kainrydhalls57 ($21,000)
10th – Saxhoe ($15,000)