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WBCOOP 2010 Main Event Thanks MI_Turtle

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Unfortunately I didn't get too far in the World Blogger Championship of Online Poker. I was playing very well. managed to get an above average stack then was knocked out shortly when I had a big pair but ran into aces.

I should have known better. When a player accumulates a big stack and sits out then all of a sudden they come back, flat call a big raise, they generally have a big hand, usually aces. I was pretty sure that was the case here but the dry flop made it hard to resist getting it all in.

Only cashed in one event in the series for an $11 SCOOP ticket.

Even though I didn't win a ticket in the main event, I did manage to earn a small cash due to a prop bet another player posted. On Twitter I noticed the following tweet before the WBCOOP Main Event:
Daleroxxu forget that "Outlast The Pro" nonsense. Tonight is "Outlast The Turtle" @ #WBCOOP ME. MI_Turtle giving $1000 between those outlasting him.

I had dreams of getting to the final table with MI_Turtle and finishing 1st to his second but that obviously didn't happen.

However MI_Turtle busted out pretty early when he got it all in with Aces vs a straight draw that hit on the river.

As bad as it was for MI_Turtle, it was worse for Daleroxxu who was escrowing the bet and was faced with having to send a small amount of money to over 600 players.

The PokerStars tweeters were following the bet and offered to see if they could help make the payments easier. When PokerStars support offers to help it seems they usually come through. This morning I received the following email.
Thank you for participating in WBCOOP 2010 - we hope you enjoyed the experience!

This is just a quick email to inform you that you have been credited $1.58 from the player 'MI_Turtle'. He kindly offered to share $1000 amongst all the players that outlasted him in the WBCOOP Main Event. His final finishing position of 635th place meant the $1000 was divided between the top 634 players.

If you have any questions regarding this unusual prize, please let us know.
Playing in these games has made me realize my MTT game seems a bit rusty. I need to come up with a good schedule and hopefully get my game back.

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