$502,000 PokerStars WCOOP Main Event First Place Prize Goes to Grayson “gray31” Ramage


PokerStars WCOOP Champ
He’s $502,000 richer thanks to a 2014 PokerStars WCOOP Main Event championship

Well, that was exciting. As always, the PokerStars WCOOP was a competitive event, headlined by an entertaining Main Event final table. After two days of intense poker on PokerStars, Grayson Ramage was the last man standing. It was a well deserved title for Ramage, defeating some of the best online poker players in the world. Ramage – better known to us online poker players as “gray31” – made a nice cool $502,000 for his efforts. But, even more glorious than the money, Ramage has a championship most of us could only dream about.

The PokerStars WCOOP is a popular poker series, with millions of dollars awarded over the course of a series of poker tournaments. Ramage, with his victory, became an instant online poker legend. The PokerStars WCOOP Main Event has a different format than most high stakes poker tournaments. Unlike, for example, the World Series of Poker Main Event, the WCOOP Main Event allows players to re-buy.

Ramage used the re-buy format to his advantage. He busted on his first buy-in, but made the smart decision to enter the tournament for a second time. To claim the victory, Ramage had to fend off Andreas “Hoegh93” Hogh in a tough heads-up battle. Hogh wanted the win, but can’t complain with his $367,255 consolation prize.

Tournaments Similar to the 2014 PokerStars WCOOP

The 2014 PokerStars WCOOP has concluded but that doesn’t mean your chance to score big online is over. PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker (sister sites) are two of the top high stakes tournament poker sites in the world. Throughout the year, both sites offer many popular major poker events such as the WCOOP. An example of the great poker events you can take place in is the European Poker Tour. Seats into the EPT events throughout the year (all in European cities) can be won by playing in satellite tournaments on PokerStars.

There are satellite tournaments for major poker events running nearly every day on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Your chance to be the next Grayson Ramage could be made possible by joining sites such as FTP or PokerStars. High stakes poker tournaments have expensive buy-ins, but that doesn’t mean ordinary folks can’t compete in them.

Satellite poker tournaments online are available on many online poker sites.

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