"Hi Pokerstars, my name is Florian and I won the WCOOP-54-L :)"
WCOOP 2017 has now finished, wrapped up with Steven van Zadelhoff's win in the Main Event late on Tuesday.
It's a chance to look back on those stories and pick out a few more, including that of Florian, known as "38bf46" online, who won WCOOP 54-L, all thanks to a second chance freeroll.
Second chance freerolls were open to anyone who busted any WCOOP event without cashing. Crashing out before the money earned you a freeroll ticket useable the next day to enter a $7,500 freeroll that paid out WCOOP tickets as prizes.
So when Florian busted he figured he'd play the freeroll and see what happened. Well, what happened is that he won a WCOOP-L title worth $7,628 and a small piece of WCOOP history.
"I won a 11$-ticket in the second-chance-freeroll and I took my chance to play another WCOOP-event. So I registered and 8 hours later I was first in chips in day 1. Day 2 started and again seven hours later I was in the heads-up for the title of a world champion."
You might say that not all WCOOP events are created equal, and you might well be right. But they do carry the same prestige - that of WCOOP champion, a point not lost on one of the Championship's most enthusiastic winners.
"I was "super-hyped" to win this title. The final hand (22 vs. AKs) came and i really won the WCOOP."
And who said It was about the money?
"In general I like winning a Poker-tournament on PokerStars because of the money" said Florian, adding a smiley. "But if you are in a WCOOP and heads-up, money is secondary, it's all about the title."
Congratulations to Florian on his Winning Moment. We'll let him have the last word.
"Thank you PokerStars - your WCOOP-champion 38bf46"
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog
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