TCOOP: Sweden’s ‘Ector’ Takes Down Fat Thursday SE on Day 2

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Sweden got on the TCOOP leaderboard on Thursday with two big wins

For those that have closely followed the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings over the past year or so there are two countries that seem to stand out the most; Brazil and Sweden. Day 1 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker featured a pair of wins for Brazil, Day 2 though saw Swedish players grab a pair of wins of their own to close out the day.

Austria’s ‘monzemann’, the #4-ranked player in his home country, busted the final four players on his way to winning the first TCOOP tournament of the day, Event #6, a $215 No Limit Hold’em event with bounties. He earned $41,176.68 from the prize pool plus an additional $7,126.50 in bounties. ‘MrLuckDragon’ finished second for $29,880.97 and nearly $5,000 more in bounties.

German pro ‘DannyDawkins’ beat out 166 other players to win Event #7, an $82 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha event, to earn $15,168.67. He beat out a final table that included two Brazilians; runner-up Rafael ‘R_Caiaffa’ Caiaffa and fourth place finisher ‘zilbeee’ and the process denied Brazil a third 2017 TCOOP title.

Event #8 was an $82 Six Max NLHE 100% bounties event where ‘letgodody’ of Russia topped 8,218 other players to win $15,876.69 in bounties and the title. Lithunia’s ‘giadze1’ finished second and collected a total of $4,116.26 in bounties.

That’s when the Swede’s took over the narrative. In Event #9, $82 Six Max No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, ‘_pippzor_’ and ’sprocketsAA’ made a heads-up deal that left $1,677 and the title to play for. It didn’t take long for Sweden’s ’_pippzor_’ to capture the final elimination, sending Mexico’s ‘sprocketsAA’ to the rail in second place. For outlasting the 1,118-player field, ‘_pippzor_’ was rewarded with $12,179.58 while ‘sprocketsAA’ earned $9,858.74 for finishing in second.

The second Swedish victory of the day took a little bit longer, but that’s what happens when over 2,000 players jump in the $320 Fat Thursday Special Edition. Once down to five players the remaining players agreed to an ICM chop and left $12,354 in the middle to play for. Swedish pro ‘Ector’, who was chip leader when the deal was struck, ended up eliminating the final three players in his way to earn the additional $12,354 and ended up with $70,263.97 for the win.

Day 3 of TCOOP includes five more events, highlighted by the $500,000 guaranteed Zool Fast Friday Special Edition.

Event #6 – $215 No Limit Hold’em (Progressive KO – 33%)
Entries: 2,068
Prize pool: $413,600 ($275,726.44 + $137,873.56 in bounties)

  1. monzemann – $41,176.68 + $7,126.50 in bounties
  2. MrLuckDragon – $29,880.97 + $4,819.01 in bounties
  3. Santi ‘santi.shrek’ Varela – $21,684.64 + $2,207.70 in bounties
  4. Stoqnov303 – $21,684.64 + $2,253.13 in bounties
  5. Grekzorba – $15,736.56 +$3,596.66 in bounties
  6. turistlituan – $8,267.50 +$3,258.68 in bounties
  7. venced0r – $6,014.25 +$3,395.91 in bounties
  8. G1a1u1s1s – $4,364.55 + $1,899.38 in bounties
  9. 3xcited – $3,167.35 + $1,541.58 in bounties

Event #7 – $82 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha (Win The Button)
Entries: 1,305


  1. DannyDawkins – $15,168.67
  2. Rafael ‘R_Caiaffa’ Caiaffa – $9,914.88
  3. Ahhh Is It? – $6,481.08
  4. zilbeee – $4,236.50
  5. Limwonster – $2,769.29

  6. KingOfTheSWC – $1,810.21

Event #8 – $82 Six Max No Limit Hold’em (Progressive KO – 100%)
Entries: 8,219

  1. letsgodody – $15,876.69 in bounties
  2. giadze1 – $4,116.26 in bounties
  3. Denis4491 – $6,514.34 in bounties
  4. slinky81 – $1,011.84 in bounties
  5. JPMalicia – $9,951.43 in bounties
  6. XLuffyXC – $2,747.10 in bounties

Event #9: $82 Six Max No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Entries: 1,118


  1. _pippzor_ – $12,179.58*
  2. sprocketsAA – $9,858.74*
  3. monopoI – $5,704.93
  4. ksieciunio97 – $3,733.52
  5. otitov – $2,443.35
  6. korjae – $1,599.01

*Denotes heads-up deal

Event #10 – $320 No Limit Hold’em (Fat Thursday Special Edition)
Entries: 2,059 (1,553 entries + 506 re-entries)


  1. Ector – $70,263.97*
  2. fronk_donk – $50,906.64*
  3. pardal1 – $49,357.86*
  4. p€troceli – $54,473.76*
  5. nicusordej – $43,602.06*
  6. bah23 – $18,566.20
  7. fengikareh – $13,473.51
  8. OLD TIME GIN – $9,777.75
  9. shibonimo – $7,095.70

*Denotes four-way deal