Pocket Fives to Compete in WCOOP Main Event

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The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker is one of the richest online tournament series and attracts the best players in the world. Many of them hail from PocketFives.com. Members of the online poker community will look to add to the $5.4 million already won in WCOOP final tables when the $5,200 buy-in, $10 million guaranteed Main Event kicks off this weekend. It's all happening on PokerStars.

The 2008 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker has been a rousing success so far. The entire tournament series guaranteed $30 million in prize money, capped off by a $10 million Main Event that takes place this Sunday. The $5,200 buy-in tournament will be among the richest ever offered online. Eyeing the life-changing money up for grabs will be many members of PocketFives.com, the premier online poker community. PocketFivers have already taken home well over $5 million in final table earnings from WCOOP events, winning eight.

PocketFiver "_cwp394_" won Event #3 of the Poker Stars WCOOP, cashing for $73,385. Scott "dorinvandy" Dorin won the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em event for a massive $617,925 and Norway's "SomethingGood" brought home $95,410 for his win in Event #9. Texas' own "Randers" won the Six-Handed Mixed Hold'em event, while "ankstrajks" emerged victorious in the $200 rebuy event for $207,773. Australia's "Andy McLEOD" won Event #16 and New York's "stevesbets" won the $25,000 buy-in High Roller Heads-Up event for $560,000. Finally, "buckiz6" won the $530 buy-in Omaha High-Low Mixed tournament for $55,800. PocketFivers will be out in force for the Main Event on Sunday afternoon. It's a two day, $5,200 buy-in tournament.

In other online tournament action this week, "Squirrely1" took down the PokerStars $200 Sunday rebuy for nearly $49K and placed third in the WCOOP Sunday Warm-Up for $38K on the same day. "PJSNEAKS" took down the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl this past Sunday for $71,400. France's "superroger47" won the Titan Poker $250K Guaranteed for $55K on Sunday, while ranked player Eddie "CapTinBisKuiT" Blumenthal earned $13K for fourth place in the UltimateBet $200K Guaranteed.

Meanwhile, Englishman Chris "moorman1" Moorman returned to the #1 worldwide ranking after stringing together victories in the Titan Poker $30K Guaranteed and the Party Poker $20K Guaranteed tournaments. Kevin "BeL0WaB0Ve" Saul has moved all the way up to #8 in the Online Poker Rankings after his success in the recent Full Tilt Online Poker Series; he had two cashes for over $100K each. Andy "BKiCe" of Illinois climbed 14 spots to #29 after he took down the PokerStars $100 rebuy in early September for $33K and Peter "number1pen" Neff moved up 22 to #55 thanks to his $337,000 cash in the WCOOP $10K No Limit Hold'em event. Other big names to make major moves in the Rankings this week include Steve "stevoL" Leonard of Australia, who is up 14 to #46 after winning his first PokerStars $100 rebuy tournament Brazilian Christian "CKRUEL" Kruel is new this week at #72 after taking home over $245,000 from high-stakes online poker tournaments at PokerStars. Hungary's "Belabacsi" is new this week at #95.

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