PokerStars WCOOP Main Event

Congratulations to Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen, 2011 PokerStars WCOOP Main Event Champion ($1,260,019)

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Thomas Pedersen - WCOOP Main Event Champion!

Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen has added his name to the World Championship of Online Poker history books by joining the likes of Tyson Marks, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Carter King as Main Event champion! Pedersen weaved his way through a tough field of 1,627 players over two days to claim a prize of $1,260,018.50 and his very first WCOOP bracelet.

The Denmark native came on strong near the final table bubble to claim the chip lead and never looked back from there, eliminating six of the eight players at the final table en route to the title. He locked up more than $1.1 million in a five-way chop and another $100,000 for the victory.

When the day began, all eyes were on Team PokerStars member Eugene Katchalov as he attempted to win two bracelets on the same day -- one in the $10,000 8-Game High Roller and another in the Main Event. Katchalov went on to finish second place in the 8-Game event and 66th in the Main Event when an untimely river card sent him to the rail.

Other notables making deep runs in the Main Event were Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen, Terrence "Unassigned" Chan, Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese, Dani "supernova9" Stern, Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka, and Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah, who ultimately took third place for $560,000.

With that, another PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker has come to a close. Thanks for following along with PokerNews and we'll see you later this week for the European Poker Tour stop in London!

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