Nikki_Hefner Wins TCOOP Main Event for Record-Breaking Amount

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The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, or TCOOP, wrapped up over the weekend with a record being set. Nikki_Hefner, a member of the Russia poker community, took down the TCOOP Main Event for $396,000 following a heads-up deal. In the process, he set a new record for the largest single cash in a TCOOP event, beating the previous mark of $382,000 set in last year’s High Roller Event.

Here’s a look at the final table payouts:

1. Nikki_Hefner – $396,516.38
2. riversouza – $363,119.56
3. PitBully01 – $228,721.76
4. Spraggs – $159,412.13 (Spraggs)
5. basil86 – $117,826.36
6. jxarturo – $90,102.51 (jxarturo)
7. yryryryr – $62,378.66
8. majo-K88 – $34,654.81 (pennyfox)
9. GhettoHomie – $22,179.08

The tournament ended in just over five hours – it was a Turbo after all – and according to PokerStars, Nikki_Hefner raked in “an hourly rate of an astonishing $76,498.” The $700 buy-in tournament had 4,169 entrants and blew away its $2 million guarantee by 35%. The top 540 finishers landed in the money.

Speaking of the High Roller, poker pro Theo Jorgensen (pictured) won the series’ $2,100 High Roller Event over the weekend. The tournament ended in a five-way deal that saw Jorgensen earn $193,000. It was Jorgensen’s first COOP title. Here’s how the final table cashed out:

1. Theo J – $193,237.03
2. DaNuts90 – $200,039.22
3. x_zola25 – $177,850.47 (
x_zola25)
4. ChaoRen160 – $176,431.65
5. bigdog6391 – $233,816.43
6. XTheDecanoX – $74,820.80 (TheDecano)
7. jeff710 – $56,300.80 (YoungSupremacy)
8. engantil – $37,966.00
9. Mr Magur0 – $23,150.00

Finally, Norway’s CandyJohnsonwon the TCOOP Player of the Series competition and received a trophy as well as a 2015 SCOOP Main Event ticket. CandyJohnson won a TCOOP event, made three final tables, and had a baker’s dozen’s worth of cashes this year.

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