The $300 NL Hold’em PokerStars Cup drew a field of 107 entries over three starting flights. 21 players advanced to Day 2 this evening and when it was all said and done, Je Wook Oh emerged victorious for a first-place prize of $6,520.
Oh began Day 2 second in chips and immediately took charge. Sitting to the immediate left of start-of-day chip leader Thomas Miller, Oh took a chunk of his chips early on and seized the chip lead for himself, never giving it up from that point forward. With 11 players remaining, Oh picked up ace-queen and eliminated Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker who held pocket fours. An ace found the board and Moneymaker was sent packing.
Oh entered the unofficial final table of nine players with about 30% of the chips in play and steadily chipped up from there. His elimination of Eric Rivkin in third place gave him a 7:1 chip lead to begin heads up play, and though Timothy Cipoletti chipped up a bit, Oh closed out the heads-up duel soon after.
Final Table Results
|1||Je Wook Oh||USA||$6,520|
|7||Jason Martin Velasco||USA||$1,237|