Any way you cut it, $1.6 million is a sick score. Especially considering it took less than three days to do it. Dutch pro Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff won the 2017 WCOOP Main Event while playing under the Malta flag. The pro faded a field of 1,804 runners who fired an additional 379 bullets for 2,183 total entries. The total prize pool exceeded $10.9M. PokerStars guaranteed at least $10 million for the Main Event with at least $1.5 million set aside to the champion. Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff banked $1,624,502 in total.
SvZff defeated joshuah333 heads up for the win. Along the way, he outlasted a couple of Brazilian pros in Bernardo 'Machadada RS' Rocha and Alexandre 'Cavalito' Mantovani. Also at the final table were JeremiieLand, Geokarak, Kekkhou, romanooo64 and imluckbox.
The top two places locked up at least seven figures. Second place paid out $1,173,712. Even third place got a decent payout worth $848K. Everyone at the final table locked up at least six figured with a min-payout of $120K for ninth place.
The 2017 WCOOP is in the books. Among those winning titles this year... Kroko-dill, Isildur1, Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan, Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier, PureCash25, and Nicolas 'chilenocl' Yunis... who locked up a Triple COOP with his first WCOOP title.
2017 WCOOP Main Event
Entrants: 2,183 (1,804 runners + 379 re-entries)
Prize Pool: $10,915,000
Final Table Payouts:
1. Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff (Malta) $1,624,502
2. joshuah333 (Canada) $1,173,712
3. Bernardo 'Machadada RS' Rocha (Brazil) $848,015
4. Alexandre 'Cavalito' Mantovani (Brazil) $612,697
5. JeremiieLand (Austria) $442,677
6. Geokarak (United Kingdom) $319,837
7. Kekkhou (Finland) $231,084
8. romanooo64 (Thailand) $166,961
9. imluckbox (Thailand) $120,630