WCOOP 2017: Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff Wins Main Event for $1,624,502

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The 2017 World Championship of Online Poker finished earlier today on PokerStars when Dutch pro living in Malta, Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff, took down the $5,200 buy-in Main Event for over $1,6 million.

PokerStars guaranteed $10 million for the WCOOP Main Event this year and after over 1,800 players registered (+379 re-entries), the final prize pool ended up being almost $11 million.

The 9-handed final table started with Zadelhoff holding just over a third of the chips in play. The huge chip lead gave Zadelhoff plenty of room to maneuver and the Dutchman ended up eliminating four players on his way to victory.

-Hard work pays off for Dutch pro Steven van Zadelhoff.

When the play got down to the final three players, Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha asked about a possible deal, but Zadelhoff declined althought he was second in chips that time behind Canadian player "joshuah333". However, that proved to be a good decision for Zadelhoff, who eventually took down the 2017 WCOOP Main Event after outlasting "joshuah333" in the heads-up play.

While this was Zadelhoff's biggest ever cash he had already over $5 million in total lifetime online tournament cashes and over $1,5 million in live tournament cashes prior to this win.

2017 WCOOP-79-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event Final Results

Entries: 2,183 (1,804 entries, 379 re-entries)
Prize pool: $10,915,000
Places paid: 278
 
1. Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff (Malta) $1,624,502.27
2. joshuah333 (Canada) $1,173,712.87
3. Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha (Brazil) $848,015.82
4. Alexandre "Cavalito" Mantovani (Brazil) $612,697.15
5. JeremiieLand (Austria) $442,677.47
6. Geokarak (United Kingdom) $319,837.87
7. Kekkhou (Finland) $231,084.73
8. romanooo64 (Thailand) $166,961.29
9. imluckbox (Thailand) $120,630.39

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