WCOOP: Cameron ‘ishter11’ Couch Wins Star-Studded Marathon Event

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Cameron ‘ishter11’ Couch highlighted the 2016 WCOOP Day 4 winners

It took him four days, but Cameron ‘ishter11’ Couch won the first World Championship of Online Poker title of his career on Wednesday. Couch beat out a final table that included a former two-time European Poker Tour High Roller winner and a WSOP bracelet winner to win the $1,050 Marathon Event for a seven-figure score and one of four WCOOP titles won on Wednesday.

The final table of the Marathon event included Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko and Charlie ‘Epiphany77’ Carrel. Couch, who began the final table sixth in chips, busted ‘blackaces93’ in ninth and Zaichenko in eighth to move into third in chips and began his journey towards WCOOP winner. Two-times during the final table, first with six players remaining and then with just two left, Couch politely declined the opportunity to chop. It paid off for him after he eliminated ‘irache 87‘ heads-up to take home the victory and the $222,989.75 first place prize money.

Even with his wife set to give birth any day, Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb, was still focused on another big score. Deeb made the final table of the $1,050 Single Draw Championship event, but fell in seventh place. In the end, it was the #1-ranked player in Germany who took home the title. ‘nilsef‘, who started the final day with the shortest of the 10 stacks still in play, beat ‘WATnlos‘, another German player, heads-up for the title and $30,511.94 payday. This isn’t the first WCOOP title for ‘nilsef’. He won a Pot Limit Omaha event in 2010. Joining Deeb and ‘nilsef’ at the final table was Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan. The EPT Barcelona High Roller champ finished fifth for $11,267.10.

Deeb wasn’t finished there, though. He also made the final table of the No Limit Five Card Draw Championship event which ends Thursday. His wife Ashley meanwhile gave birth to their second child late Wednesday night.

The Super Tuesday Special Edition attracted 1,470 players and after playing down to a final table, the defending champion was still in contention. William ‘hellzito’ Arruda won this event in 2015 and found himself with the second smallest stack when the final table began. The final table also included Cristian ‘progre69’ Sampaoli and Narcis ‘Narcisus90’ Nedelcu. Arruda eventually finished in fourth place while the United Kingdom’s ‘MonsiuerRask‘ took down the title, eliminating ‘uwintakeit’ in third and ‘OverTheTop43’ in second place, to earn $225,754.16.

The last WCOOP title on Wednesday went to Russia’s ‘nafnaf_funny‘ after the final four players agreed to a deal in the $320 Omaha Hi-Lo event. Ranked #57 in Russia, ‘nafnaf_funny’ ended up with $19,545.82 and his second career WCOOP title. He beat out Zhao ‘zzwwzzwwzz’ Wei heads-up for the win. Wei ended up with $15,156.39 after the chop.

Event #3 – $1,050 Marathon Event
1,452 entries – $1,452,000 paid out to 161 spots

  1. Cameron ‘ishter11’ Couch – $222,989.75
  2. irache 87 – $163,450.18
  3. Charlie ‘Epiphany77’ Carrel – $119,808.58
  4. Francisco ‘Tomatee’ Benitez – $87,819.42
  5. Ryan ‘newguy89’ McEathron – $64,371,37
  6. Mads ‘madsamot’ Amot – $47,184.04
  7. PatKlebs – $34,585.91
  8. Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko – $25,351.33
  9. blackaces93 – $18,582.55

Event #9 – $1,050 Single Draw 2-7 Championship
145 entries – $145,000 paid out to 14 spots

  1. nilsef – $30,511.94
  2. WATnlos – $23,785.07
  3. Unemployed – $18,541.30
  4. Vincent ‘Vingtcent’ van der Fluit – $14,453.61
  5. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan – $11,267.10
  6. fish_san – $8,783.11
  7. Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb – $6,846.74

Event #10 – $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday
1,470 entries – $1,470,000 paid out to 161 places

  1. MonsieurRask – $225,754.16
  2. OverTheTop43 – $165,476.43
  3. uwintakeit – $121,293.81
  4. William ‘hellzito’ Arruda – $88,908.09
  5. Cristian ‘progre69’ Sampaoli – $65,169.36
  6. zzwwzzwwzz – $47,768.97
  7. Narcis ‘Narcisus90’ Nedelcu – $35,014.66
  8. iamivar – $25,665.61
  9. JIZOINT – $18,812.91

Event #11 – $320 Omaha Hi-Lo
416 entries – $124,800 paid out to 48 places

  1. nafnaf_funny – $19,545.82*
  2. zzwwzzwwzz – $15,156.39*
  3. Bertmobile – $16,935.01*
  4. homasapiens – $9,140.65
  5. ViTaMin_F22 – $6,761.96
  6. DaCus3 – $5,002.28
  7. recusant_89 – $3,700.51
  8. xiaohuiwan – $2,737.53

* three-way chop