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  1. The 2018 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker was won by unknown player 'wann2play,' or so we thought. After a lengthy investigation by PokerStars, 'wann2play' was disqualified, the winner's $1.35 million share was redistributed to the rest of the prize pool, and 'eze88888' was bumped up to first place. The 'wann2play' account was frozen shortly after the $1.35 million victory and an investigation was launched by PokerStars. After roughly a year and a half had passed since the completion of the event in September 2018, the determination was made that 'wann2play' violated PokerStars’ terms of service. "Our players deserve a safe place to play online poker," Rebecca McAdam, Associate Director, Group Public Relations for PokerStars, said. "That's why we invest millions of dollars every year and have a large Game Integrity team working round the clock. A large part of the Game Integrity team's responsibility is to thoroughly investigate players who appear to disrupt that safe, fun, and enjoyable environment. If the case arises where we believe that a player is acting inappropriately, we use cutting-edge technology and practices to keep the game safe and distribute funds back to affected players as fairly and quickly as possible. Please check out our Game Integrity page and videos for more information at pokerstars.com/poker/room/gameintegrity/. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] 'Eze88888,' who is from Bahía Blanca in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and has been playing poker since 2009, told PocketFives that it "feels super good" to get the win and added prize money that comes with the ruling. 'Eze88888' said that he suspected something might be up during the later stages of the tournament. After the event was over, 'eze88888' spent time to review the event and also had conversations with some well-known players. That's when 'eze88888' became even more suspicious that something foul was at play. 'Eze88888' said he spent months of exchanging emails with PokerStars as the matter was looked into further. With being bumped up to first place, 'eze88888' was credited with the event's original first-place prize of $1.529 million. At the end of the 2018 WCOOP Main Event, 'wann2play' and 'eze88888' agreed to a heads-up deal, with 'wann2play' taking $1.352 million and 'eze88888' taking $1.257 million. The event's original first-place prize was $1.529 million, so 'eze88888' earned an additional $272,000 in prize money as a result of the disqualification. The 2018 WCOOP $5,200 Main Event attracted 2,044 entries and generated a prize pool north of $10 million. The final table including Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger, Robby 'PlayaPlz' Lipkin, Michael 'mczhang' Zhang, and Noah 'Exclusive' Boeken. The last time a WCOOP champion was disqualified was in 2007. 'TheV0id' had originally been credited as winning the event's $1.22 million top prize, but it was ruled that 'TheV0id' violated the PokerStars terms of service. The account was registered to Natalie Teltscher, the sister of Mark Teltscher. PokerStars had determined that it was not Natalie Teltscher who had played on the account. After the DQ, Natalie Teltscher filed a lawsuit against PokerStars in an attempt to regain the winnings. The lawsuit was eventually dropped after Natalie Teltscher admitted she had not played in the 2007 WCOOP event, but rather someone else played on her account.
  2. PokerStars announced the return of its popular World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) this week. The series will run from September 7 to 28 and feature 66 events and $40 million in guaranteed prize money. The $5,200 buy-in Main Event will play out on September 28 and 29 and see players battling for $10 million in guaranteed cash and a $1.5 million first place prize. In a WCOOP first, railbirds will be able to watch the final table action in a delayed, cards-down webcast on PokerStars.tv. EPT regulars like James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will be on-hand along with other Team PokerStars pros to give a play-by-play commentary. The series offers a huge selection of games including Draw, Stud, and Razz in a number of different formats like Ante Up, Big Antes, Four-Max, and Shootouts. Stars has also brought back its Progressive Super Knockout events, which proved popular after being introduced last year. In the first day alone, players can expect $3 million in guarantees, with $1.5 million offered in a special edition of the Sunday Million. Event buy-ins start at $109, but players have the chance to win entries through online qualifiers for as low as $1 or through FPP satellites. There is plenty of action for high-rollers as well, with four- and five-figure buy-in events being spread throughout the series. A $10,300 NLHE tournament kicks off on September 14 and a $10,300 NLHE High-Roller Heads-Up event is scheduled for September 21. After that, three $2,100 events in NLHE, PLO, and HORSE will be offered followed by a $10,300 Eight-Game tournament and culminating in a $5,200 NLHE Main Event. Apart from the individual events, players will also be fighting for the title of the WCOOP Player of the Series. Any runner who cashes in an event will receive points that go toward their Player of the Series ranking. The first place finisher will walk away with the coveted Champions Trophy, a 2015 PCA and EPT Grand Final package, and a 2015 TCOOP Main Event ticket. Created in 2002, the WCOOP is the longest running online poker championship, giving away over $350 million in total prize money. In the inaugural series, $730,000 was awarded, with 238 players buying into the Main Event to create a $238,000 prize pool. MultiMarineof Sweden took the title of first series champ and went home with $65,450 for the victory. Since then, the tournament series has grown exponentially. Just two years later in 2004, total prize money reached $6 million, with over 10,000 players taking part. In 2007, the total prize pool shot up to $24 million and saw almost 3,000 runners buy into the Main Event. Last year, that number increased again, with $62 million being awarded, and Germany's PlayinWasted taking down the Main Event for nearly $1.5 million. According to a press release, PokerStars has dealt over 115 billion hands and boasts over 65 million members. The online poker behemoth was recently acquired by the Canadian gambling supplier Amaya Gaming, which shelled out $4.9 billion to complete the surprising purchase. If you don't have a PokerStars account, sign up through the links on PocketFives and get a 100% up to $600 deposit bonus and one free month of PocketFives Training with no signup fee. Click here to create your account. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  3. [caption width="640"] Mike 'SirWatts' Watson added another WCOOP title to his list of accomplishments. (PokerStars photo)[/caption] We’re at the stage of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker where the time remaining can reasonably be measured in hours, not day. With the end of the online series nearing, Mike Watson went to work on Sunday in adding another WCOOP title to his credit. Watson, who won the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event beat out 119 other players to win the $10,300 buy-in Eight Game Championship. Watson beat out Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky to win $280,238.52 and add another WCOOP title to his collection. The final table included not only Watson and Sulsky, but Matthew Ashton, former #1-ranked PocketFiver Calvin ‘cal242688’ Anderson and Sami Kelopuru. Dutch pro ’maggess88’ beat Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins, who famously finished second in the WCOOP Main Event in 2014 to one Fedor Holz, to win Event #73, Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha. ‘maggess88’ ended up with $37,885.10 and the title - the third COOP win of his career. The final four were rounded out by ‘Ti0373’ and Rory ‘Mafews’ Mathews. Event 75, $700 Six Max No Limit Hold’em (Progressive KO), attracted 1,360 players and the final two players, Michel ‘FreeLancerZZ’ Dattani and ‘Leonidus1988’, agreed to a chip after outlasting the rest of the field. Dattani ended up with $75,193.88 and the WCOOP title after a brief heads-up battle while ‘Leonidus1988’ had to settle for $65,193.88. Simon 'ministerborg' Ravnsbaek was eliminated in third place. With a TCOOP and SCOOP title already to his credit, Ravnsbaek was hoping to become the latest member of the PokerStars Triple COOP winner club but was ultimately denied after being eliminated by Dattani. ‘€urop€an’ made yet another WCOOP final table, finishing sixth for $10,131.67. One day after Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom finished runner-up in a WCOOP event, a player who clearly took inspiration from the Swedish poker pro when choosing his screenname managed to close out a WCOOP as champion. Leo ‘ISILDRooN’ Nordin outlasted 636 other players to win Event #76, $320 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Max, Mix-Max) and earn $34,397.90. The final WCOOP event to wrap up on Sunday saw ‘Noogaii’ earn $120,008.69 after outlasting 2,256 other players, including eventual runner-up Dulek_jason, who walked away with $87,216.59 after chopping with ‘Noogaii’. Event 73: $700 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up 211 entries - $140,315 paid out to 32 places maggess88 - $37,885.10 Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins - $21,047,25 Ti0373 - $11,225.20 Rory ‘Mafews’ Mathews - $11.225.20 Event 74: $10,300 Eight Game Championship 120 entries - $1,200,000 paid out to 11 places Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson - $280,238.52 Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky - $212,729.16 Matthew ‘MUSTAFABET’ Ashton – $161,482.80 Calvin ‘cal42688’ Anderson - $122,581.68 Sami ‘ Lrslzk’ Kelopuru - $93,051.84 Iteopepe88 - $70,635.72 Event 75: $700 Six Max No Limit Hold’em (Progressive KO) 1,360 entries - $547,800 paid out to 167 places Michel ‘FreeLancerZZ’ Dattani - $75,193.88* Leonidus1988 - $65,193.88* Simon ‘ministerborg’ Ravnsbaek – $36,274.22 Tagomaga - $23,711.46 BrightStripe - $15,499.56 €urop€an - $10,131.67 *heads-up deal Event 76: $320 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Max, Mix-Max) 637 entries - $200,000 paid out to 83 places Leo ‘ISILDRooN’ Nordin - $34,397.90 Kinglune - $23,158.44 SeepdUp2 - $15,591.44 Ashley Jones - $10,496.96 Tarantaleo - $7,067.10 Lystig - $4,757.94 Event 79: $320 No-Limit Hold’em 2257 entries, 1,081 re-entries - $1,001,400 paid out to 404 places Noogaii - $120,008.69* Dulek_jason - $87,216.59* FishyMcFish0 - $87,744.87 Jutrack - $77,330.24* Tobi123456 - $37,212.62 xXOLIVATOXx - $26,526.48 Mogelwette - $18,908.93 Kanishka ‘kanishka27’ Samant - $13,478.94 Nassimovitch - $9,608.23 *Heads-up deal
  4. [caption width="640"] Jonas 'llJaYJaYll' Lauck is the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event champ[/caption] It took three days to complete, but in the end Jonas ‘llJaYJaYll’ Lauck stood tall over the 2,090 other entries in the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event and walked away with $1,517,541.25 for his efforts. It took Lauck only an hour to eliminate his final opponent, ‘0409479’, in second. The UK-based player also walked away with a seven-figure score, $1,101,278.90, as runner-up. In celebrating his win, Lauck brought back memories of 2012 WCOOP Main Event champion Marat 'maratik' Sharafutdinov, who coined a new catch phrase while negotiating his share of the prize pool. "We are world champion Thanks a lot for all the support and nice messages. Appreciate it! I WON(T) MILLION #wcoop #bazaaam," Lauck tweeted. While the Main Event was certainly the highlight of the final day of WCOOP 2016, there were two other events that wrapped up on Tuesday as well. Shyam ‘G’s zee’ Srinivasan beat out 473 other players, including Australian online legend James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst who finished second, to win Event #80 and $102,747.49. This was Obst’s second runner-up finish of the 2016 WCOOP. Brazilain ‘teruliro’ took home the final title of the day, winning Event #81, $320 Pot Limit Six Max Five Card Omaha, to win $51,267.22 after making a heads-up deal with eventual runner-up ‘Cinguzis’. Event #78 - $5,000 Main Event 2,091 entries - $10,052,879.79 paid out to 224 places Jonas ‘llJaYJaYll’ Lauck - $1,517,541.25 
0409479 - $1,101,278.90
 R_Scientist - $799,196.90 
Gambler4444 - $579,976.77
 axtipitos_86 - $420,888.94 
Olorionek - $305,439.66
 uknowProsky* - $221,656.95 
gorodski - $160,856.12
 deadfizh - $116,733.03 Event #80 - $700 No Limit Hold'em (1R1A)
 474 entries - $575,621 paid out to 55 places Shyam ‘G’s zee’ Srinivasan - $102,747.49 
James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst - $76,000.56 
Guntis ‘poker@luffyD’ Aleskins - $56,216.47
 NEWFlat - $41,582.51 
BillLewinsky - $30,757.96 
FYYDNZAA - $22,751.13
 nyc_bullets - $16,828.68
 ManciaTheOne - $12,447.91
 Gustavo ‘gremistaAK’ Pinto - $9,207.51 Event #81 - $320 Pot Limit Six Max Five Card Omaha 1,239 entries - $371,700 paid out to 155 places
 teruliro - *$51,267.22 
Cinguzis - *45,000.00 
Markbjj - $24,873.97 
KingVictoras - $16,259.45 
Auca32 - $10,628.38 
POLY1010 - $6,947.48 *heads-up deal
  5. Players from Germany and Argentina reigned supreme in Friday's PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events, with each country taking home multiple first and second place prizes, with players from both countries doing their best to fill up the day’s final tables. After a two-day grind in Event #15, a $215 Pot Limit Omaha tournament with the option to rebuy and add-on once, ‘Tgonz’ of the Philippines brought home the win, giving his home country its first WCOOP title this year. At the final table, Tgonz battled with the likes of Canada’s Zack ‘Zackattak13’ Korik, who took eighth, and Russia’s Andrey ‘ThePateychuk’ Pateychuk, whom Tgonz bested heads-up to take home the $43,861 top prize. Over $1.6 million was on the line in Event #16, a $1,050 NL Hold‘em Progressive KO tournament that smashed its $1 million guarantee. While 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominee Chris Moneymaker made a respectable run in the event, taking 48th place and $3,158 in total prizes, it was the South Americans who dominated. Argentina’s ‘88maca88’ dispatched his countryman, ‘delfina_47’, heads-up to lock up the $121,841 first-place prize, along with $41,871 in bounties. ‘kurtWSOP’ of Brazil banked over $80,000 for his third-place finish, while yet another Argentinian grinder, Cristian ‘rogre69’ Sampaoli, took eighth. A four-way deal was struck at the final table of Event #17, the $320 Stud Hi-Lo contest, leaving third-place finisher, EPT champion Sebastian ‘Pauli elTopo’ Pauli with $12,584, the lion share of the $89,100 prize pool. In the end, Germany’s ‘Dosenpfand’ outlasted the small 297-player field and took down Russian Spring Championship of Online Poker champion, ‘DTFobos’, to win the title and a $12,494 prize. In Event #20, a $320 NLHE, Three-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom tournament, players buckled in for a wild ride of lightspeed poker. As the 1,594 player field was whittled down and the non-Zoom portion of the tournament began, several tough players remained. Recent Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up winner ‘Needdollarz’ was on hand looking to book another win, as was two-time Turbo Championship of Online Poker winner ‘AlexKP’. Another Sunday Million champ, ‘Doulas12’, was also in the running, dreaming about a possible PokerStars Grand Slam. When all was said and done, Germany’s ‘venced0r’ took home the title and over $50,000 in prizes, giving his country its second win of the day. Event #15 - $215 Pot Limt Omaha (1R/1A) 595 entries (371 rebuys, 258 add-ons) - $248,472 paid out to 71 places Tgonz $43,861.73 Andrey ‘ThePateychuk’ Pateychuk $32,180.42 mcmorumbi1 $23,610.23 Niklas ‘Lena900’ Astedt $17,322.44 Coltaine $12,709.21 Edgy420 $9,324.55 -Rebus1980- $6,841.27 Zack ‘Zackattak13’ Korik $5,19.33 Vlad ‘dariepoker’ Darie $3,682.60 Event #16 - $1,050 No Limit Holdem (Progressive KO) 1,602 entries - $1,602,000 paid out to 179 places 88maca88 $121,841.69 + $41,871.79 in bounties delfina_47 $89,309.09 + $30,165.49 in bounties kurtWSOP $65,463.32 + $18,407.21 in bounties fish_san $47,984.46 + $19,054.68 in bounties Mads ‘MadsMP’ Pedersen $35,172.39 + $7,203.12 in bounties Adam ‘ISmellToast’ Crawford $25,781.30 + $24,048.80 in bounties mario1335 $18,897.59 + $11,626.94 in bounties Cristian ‘progre69’ Sampaoli $13,851.93 + $4,968.75 in bounties LLinusLLove $10,153.39 + $14,453.12 in bounties Event #17 - $320 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 297 entries - $89,100 paid out to 34 places Dosenpfand $12,494.00 DTFobos $9,381.60 Sebastian ‘Pauli elTopo’ Pauli $12,584.67 ViCiuSMaXiMu $10,848.60 Belledejour1 $4,909.52 Mark ‘MarkBang’ Bango $3,598.66 Barburas $2,637.81 jasonpavlich $1,933.50 Event #20 - $320 No Limit Hold'em (3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO 25%, ZOOM) 1,594 entries - $358,650 prize pool and $119,550 bounty prize pool paid out to 185 places venced0r $45,259.90 + $6,572.43 Taroxus $35,261.71 + $2,377.39 drivemynuts $29,189.64 + $2,538.94
  6. [caption width="640"] Dzmitry Urbanovich was one of the big names winning on Sunday (PokerStars photo)[/caption] The 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Poker entered its second week with plenty of high stakes action including the start of the $102,000 Super High Roller event that played down to a final table. There were five WCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday alongside the regular Sunday Majors action with some of the biggest names in poker walking away with titles. The biggest winner on the day was 'bambooeater' who walked away with $162,000 after winning the $10,300 Heads-Up NLHE High Roller event. 'bambooeater' beat out 35 other players, including Phil 'Grindation' Mcallister, his semi-final opponent and his final opponent 'SamRostan', for the largest online score of his career. Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown, who won beat Fedor Holz to win his first WCOOP title last year, added a second victory to his resume after taking down the $530 No Limit Hold'em w/Progressive KO 
for $97,819.34
. Brown outlasted 1,717 other players to win the event and earned an additional $14,218.80 in bounties along the way. Dzmitry 'Colisea' Urbanovich also added another WCOOP title to his impressive list of career accomplishments. Urbanovich banked $54,217.80 for winning $1,050 Six Max No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Urbanovich beat out a final table that included Billy Argyros, Benny Spindler and Zhao 'zzwwzzwwzz' Wei for his second WCOOP win. The last player to leave Sunday’s action with a WCOOP title was ‘pokerturo’ who beat out 3,782 other players, including his last opponent Steve ‘Mr. Tim Caum’ O’Dwyer, to win the $109 Six Max No Limit Hold’em for $54,096.92. The rest of the Sunday Majors also carried on with only the PokerStars Sunday Million scheduled for two days. The biggest name to win a non-WCOOP event on Sunday was Justin Bonomo who took down the PokerStars Super-Sized Sunday for $51,933.51. WCOOP Event #23 - $10,300 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em High Roller 
36 entries - $360,000 prize pool paid out to four places bambooeater - $162,000 
SamRostan - $90,000 
Oxota - $54,000 
Grindation - $54,000 WCOOP Event #24 - $530 Progressive KO No Limit Hold'em
 1,718 entries - $859,000 prize pool paid out to 206 players Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown - $97,819.34 LIKE A G6 - $70,986.42
 Markku 'markovitsus' Koplimaa - $51,514.80 
sticker3h - $37,384.28
 Gambler4444 - $27,129.75
 TISSO1709 - $19,688.02 
iamlucky - $14,287.59 
Kruemmel111 - $10,368.49
 StaceOP - $7,524.38 
WCOOP Event #25 - $1,050 Six Max No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship 283 entries - $283,000 prize pool paid out to 29 players Dzmitry 'Colisea' Urbanovich - $54,217.80
 Edgy420 - $39,883.07 
Billy 'crocky' Argyros - $29,338.41 
Benny ‘toweliestar’ Spindler - $21,581.66
 zzwwzzwwzz - $15,875.70 
PoluKalos - $11,678.33 
WCOOP Event #30: $109 Six Max No Limit Hold’em 
3,783 entries - $378,300 prize pool paid out to 473 players pokerturo - $54,096.92
 Mr. Tim Caum - $35,359.96 
luis_faria - $23,113.82
 skarpet2 - $15,108.84 
kis011 - $9,876.20
 DGr33nman - $6,455.80 PokerStars Super-Sized Sunday ($700 NLHE Progressive KO) *$250K Guaranteed 952 entrants - $633,080 paid out to 107 spots ZeeJustin - $51,933.51 gardze_wami - $38,066.68 lncognita93 - $27,902.77 (ihave2giveup93) Chmuri7 - $20,452.66 ilios72 - $14,991.71 Mr.Kingball - $10,988.87 (rbdowntown) YukoEgawa - $8,054.80 prepstyle71 - $5,904.13 (prepprepprep) n3xD - $4,327.70 PokerStars Sunday Grand ($1,000+50 NLHE) *$200K Guaranteed 350 entrants - $350,000 paid out to 44 spots yrwthmelthr - $80,502.91 Apotheosis - $59,546.56 antispeed - $44,045.69 Davidp18 - $32,579.96 moorman1 - $24,098.91 MrTimCaum - $17,825.54 VbV1990 - $13,185.30 airlewis - $9,752.96 Pardal77 - $7,214.10 PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($215 NLHE Six Max Hyper) *$150k Guaranteed 1,424 entrants - $291,578 paid out to 203 spots MissOracle - $35,452.01 (Claydol) anteen - $28,627.46 sksjohny - $29,037.37 *3-way deal Fågeli - $12,498.03 (Analtwister) mendezoo - $8,169.61 Ali_FullHand - $5,340.25 PokerStars Sunday Storm ($10+$1 NLHE) *$225k Guaranteed 24,558 entrants - $245,580 paid out to 4,031 spots irklas - $25,039.56 wilmy_x - $17,993.64 teaks0 - $12,937.59 pysaruis - $9,302.27 hotkn1fe - $6,688.42 bluff168 - $4,809.04 flopem1990 - $3,457.74 tom716716 - $2,486.15 EAR_RAE_EAR - $1,787.57 partypoker Super High Roller ($2,600 NLHE) *$150k Guaranteed 75 entrants - $187,500 paid out to 12 spots probirs - $51,151 SleepT1ght - $34,688 DeanMalenko - $25,313 (Pudge714) TDurdenWAR - $17,813 (joaomathias) JeanClaude1970 - $13,125 feeling_player - $9,844 golfpro_37 - $7,969 Joao Paulo 'joaosimaobh' Simao - $5,653 DieguiitO - $5,625 (Die Ventura) partypoker High Roller ($530 NLHE) *$300k Guaranteed 660 entrants - $330,000 paid out to 90 spots fezzz123 - $60,060 llame_me - $40,230 Dueces6 - $32,888 (lpacker) Lebanon1959 - $23,100 Terraplenagem - $17,078 Katz0r - $13,778 Elmagico19A1 - $10,478 george15mcd - $7,178 Ti0 - $4,653 888 Poker Baby WHALE ($320 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 479 entrants - $143,700 paid out to 63 spots Tacuara87 - $27,303 Kuncito1997 - $20,118 ncqqqqqq - $14,729 4TheGlory8 - $11,209 vamos_ussr - $7,904 (StatusUp) sheeeeeeeeet - $6,107 (Jabracada) TomYamKai - $4,670 DePittsterje - $3,233 (Bryan 'bparis' Paris) Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro - $2,385 888 Poker Mega Deep ($215 NLHE) *$150k Guaranteed 852 entrants - $170,400 paid out to 108 spots jareth3542 - $30,842 (luckyfish89) poBHblu - $22,152 plizmuck - $16,614 kfasny - $12,439 d00fus86 - $8,776 luckyr1ver - $7,072 vienivartai - $5,368 seppmann7 - $3,766 TisteAndii - $2,181
  7. [caption width="640"] Shaun Deeb keeps adding to his family and to his collection of COOP titles (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo)[/caption] Shaun Deeb had more than one reason to celebrate earlier this month, after clinching his second PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title in two years, and almost simultaneously welcoming his second child into the world. While Deeb was hard at work maintaining his position as one of the top online players, his wife Ashley was in a completely different country giving birth to a baby boy, Chance. Deeb outlasted a field of 95 entrants (70 players with 25 re-entries) to win Event #12, the $1,050 No Limit Draw Championship. This was his fourth career WCOOP title and he took home $22,185.60 for his efforts. [caption width="320" align="alignright"] Ashley Deeb with the newest member of the Deeb family, Chance[/caption]“My wife and Chance are doing well,” said Deeb, “They were out of the hospital within 24 hours as my wife had to get home to our other son Evan.” “We really struggle on names, as we know so many people in the poker world that often I have a reason why we don’t want to name our kids a certain name,” said Deeb. “But in this instance, Chance Kornuth is a good friend of ours and we really like unique names.” From the field of 95 just 11 spots were paid, with the likes of Adam ‘adamyid’ Owen, Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko, and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier cashing just short of the final table. Deeb came into the final table as chip leader, but faced competition from two former 2014 WCOOP winners in Dzmitry ‘Colisea’ Urbanovich and ‘scuel1975’. “The final table went well and I had a lot of chips most of the time,” said Deeb who went into heads-up with just 383,462 chips compared to his opponent ‘OLD TIME GIN’, who had 1,516,538. “Even with the deficit I had chip-wise, I was able to figure out how my opponent was playing his ranges. No Limit Draw is a two street game and I had plenty of big blinds, so I could play a lot of hands to showdown, which really helped.” Deeb took advantage of being dealt a flush and standing pat to FaceTime his wife and slow roll the final hand. “As many of your readers know, I love slow rolling, and to get the chance to do it for the win was just so great,” said Deeb. “My wife didn’t have her laptop with her in hospital at the time as she’s usually sweating the final tables.” Deeb said that hadn’t had the best series, winning only a small amount since his win. “Also (that event) was such a small field and buy-in, and I had to miss the week of the big events due to a family situation,” said Deeb. The New York native is well known for his abilities in a variety of poker variants. Seven of his nine COOP wins have come in different games including HORSE and Triple Stud. “I think the single draw variants are very strong for me, not because of my own knowledge, but more the lack of knowledge for those that I am playing against,” said Deeb. “I’ve been playing Five Card Draw for a long time, and am very comfortable in the game either in No Limit or Limit.” “I think that all forms of poker are great and I hope that more people get away from No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, and experiment. I think they’ll like the different games more,” said Deeb. “Most people got into poker for the way that it got their mind working, and No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha stop you from thinking so deeply.” Deeb plans to spend the rest of the year relaxing with his family, before heading to the PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas in January.
  8. [caption width="640"] Andrey Zaichenko added a second World Championship of Online Poker title on Thursday (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo)[/caption] Day 11 of the World Championship of Online Poker featured the final tables of two No Limit Hold’em tournaments along with that of the Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Each event easily surpassed its guarantee, and in one case more than doubled it. Played out over two long days, Event #37, a $215 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with option to rebuy twice and add-on once, resulted in a final table lineup that would put any pro to the test. The UK’s Jonathan ‘OMGjonyctt’ Concepcion, Argentina’s Ivan ‘Negriin’ Luca, Canadian Joel ‘jbrown8777’ Brown and Brazil’s Eli ‘Timunim’ Fagundes were all on hand, with Twitch star Jason Somerville busting out just before the final nine. A total of 1,095 entrants made 855 rebuys and 461 add-ons, creating a massive $489,433 prize pool which smashed the event’s $200,000 guarantee. After the hour-long break at the six-hour mark, only 
Terje ‘TerjePower18’ Underbakke of Norway and ‘Ohljo’ of Bulgaria remained. Ohljo enjoyed a chip advantage the entire match, and although 'TerjePower18' managed to double up after having his stack knocked down to 2 million chips, he would soon be all-in again. Holding [poker card="jh"][poker card="5h"] against Ohljo’s [poker card="ac"][poker card="th"], it seemed that the Norwegian might double up again when the flop came [poker card="5s"][poker card="4d"][poker card="2d"]. A river ten put an end to that hope, however, giving Ohljo a higher pair and the $79,638 first-place prize. The next of the day’s tournaments to wrap up yesterday was the $320 Six Max No Limit Hold’em event, which garnered 966 entries to create a $289,800 prize pool. At the conclusion of the final table, Poland’s ‘T3G3S’ was pitted against ‘lehout’, a Dutchman who won this very same tournament two years ago, and UK grinder Patrick ‘thebigdog09’ Brooks. T3G3S, a SCOOP champion himself, would go on to deny lehout the repeat win, leaving him in third place with a $26,082 payday. Soon afterwards, 'T3G3S' dispatched Brooks heads up to add his first WCOOP title to his resume, and pocketed $46,368 for his efforts. In Event #39, the $1,050 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship, 179 entrants created a $231,000 prize pool, easily exceeding the tournament’s $150,000 guarantee. On day two, 55 remaining players were left to duke it out for a shot at the money, which was paid out to 27 places. Several big-name pros fell before that point, including Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan, Stephen ‘stevie444’ Chidwick,Shaun Deeb, and Dan ‘djk123’ Kelly. Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom would make it a bit further, ending his run in 15th place. When all was said and done, Russian pro Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko defeated Canadian pro Kyle ‘kwob20’ Bowker to win his second WCOOP title and a $44,499 payday. Event #37 - $215 No Limit Hold'em (2 rebuy/1 addon)
 1,095 entries - $489,433 prize pool paid out to 134 places Ohljo - $79,638.33 
Terje ‘TerjePower18’ Underbakke - $58,374.03 
Robabatt - $42,787.99
 mahmuttt88 - $31,363.45
Jonathan 'OMGjonyctt' Concepcion - $22,989.30 
Ivan 'Negriin' Luca - $16,851.08 
Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown - $12,351.77 
Eli 'Timunim' Fagundes - $9,053.80 
Bjuran - $6,636.46 Event #38 - $320 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Shootout 966 entries - $289,800 prize pool paid out to 216 places T3G3S - $46,368.36 
Patrick 'thebigdog09' Brooks - $34,776.00 
lehout - $26,082.00 
vladxxxro - $17,388.00 
!!f1ghtback! - $11,592.00 
Kaggis - $7,187.04 Event #39 - $1,050 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship 
179 entries - $231,000 prize pool paid out to 27 places Andrey 'Kroko-dill' Zaichenko - $44,499.92
 Kyle 'kwob20' Bowker - $33,441.01
 Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan - $25,130.49
 ALEX2PAIRS - $18,885.24 
boahgerding - $14,192.03 
Bluf_To_Much - $10,665.13
 TAPïSpayé? - $8,014.70 
Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier - $6,022.95
  9. [caption width="640"] Dejan ‘Dejanaceking’ Divkovic won a WCOOP title on Friday to go with the SCOOP title he won earlier this year[/caption] The three World Championship of Online Poker finishing on Frirday all easily surpassed their guarantees, and in one case skyrocketed to create a nearly $2 million prize pool. In the second and final day of play in Event #40, a $320 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Max tournament, only 107 players remained of the initial 1,730 entrants. Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier and Kevin ‘KevinM987’ Martin made the cut, but would end up finishing in 12th and 82nd respectively. In the end, ‘Kozir’ of Belarus made a surprise comeback with a short stack to defeat Dutchman ‘Ifold2ndnuts’ and Brazil’s Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito Silva to win the title. Due to a deal worked out when Kozir looked like a long shot, Silva took home $62,000, the lion share of the prize pool, with the Belarusian banking $61,380 With bounties included, Event #41, a $1,575 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knockout tournament boasted a hefty $1,890,000 prize pool. A total of 1,260 entrants bought-in to the event, which also doubled as the Thursday Thrill Special Edition. The second day of play began with 122 players and included Twitch streamers and PokerStars pros Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Randy 'nanonoko' Lew. With the end of the tournament in site, the action came in fits and spurts, with two players busting out on the very first hand of the final table. When only three players remained, the action slowed to a crawl, however, with Denmark’s ‘jonaj10’, the Dominican Republic’s Francis ‘NoHayMiedo’ Cruz and Germany’s ‘bossamtisch’ duking it out over 2.5 hours for the top spot. Once 'NoHayMiedo' was eliminated, the final two cut a deal to chop up the prize money, which saw them play for the bounties, 2% of the prize pool and the title. Just 13 hands later, 'jonaj10' emerged victorious, taking home $140,071 for his finish along with $52,286 in bounties. Event #42 was a $320 buy-in Eight-Game tournament which drew 476 entrants who made 272 reentries. The result was a $224,400 prize pool which paid out 95 places and absolutely smashed its $75,000 guarantee. In heads-up play, 2016 SCOOP champion Dejan ‘dejanaceking’ Divkovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina faced off with Austria’s ‘kuhns89’ for a chance at securing his second COOP title of the year. With both nearly even in chips, the pair decided on a deal which would leave $4,500 on the table for the winner. A short time later, Divkovic would take out his opponent in the Razz round to secure the victory and the $34,439 first-place prize. Event #40 - $320 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Max 1,730 total entries - $519,000 paid out to 215 places Kozir $61,380.00 Ifold2ndnuts $52,255.96 Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito Silva $62,000 cedrick89 $29,197.43 elementx8 $20,993.18 Andy_Pavlen $15,094.28 Thegrandape $10,852.91 G A W $7,803.32 Event #41 - $1,575 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knockout (50%) 1,260 total entries - $1,890,000 prize pool ($945,000 regular, $945,000 bounty) paid out to 143 places jonaj10 $140,071.99 + $52,286.79 in bounties bossamtisch $115,889.64 + $51,950.60 in bounties NoHayMiedo $79,359.21 + $32,411.09 in bounties SamRostan $58,170.04 + $21,275.37 in bounties Adrijan_S $42,638.49 + $8,724.50 in bounties Virgilik $31,253.89 + $9,468.75 in bounties Fear1sWisdom $22,908.97 + $10,476.55 in bounties Ship It 2010 $16,792.27 + $20,062.46 in bounties Yattago $12,308.71 + $5,203.12 in bounties Event #42 - $320 Eight-Game 476 entries, 272 reentries - $224,400 paid out to 95 places Dejan ‘dejanaceking’ Divkovic $34,439.15 kuhns89 $29,147.39 wadzon $17,066.33 tvtotaliwin $11,423.66 boahgerding $7,646.63 B4zM3L4noFtW $5,118.40
  10. [caption width="641"] Former #1-ranked Dan Kelly won another WCOOP title on Sunday (WPT photo)[/caption] Stop us if you've heard this one before. Former #1-ranked player in the world wins World Championship of Online Poker event. Sunday marked the third time this year that a player once ranked #1 on PocketFives has won a WCOOP title. Dan 'djk123' Kellly beat out 721 other players to win the $700 Mix Max No Limit Hold'em event for $88,102.30. Kelly joins 'Eisenhower1' and Shaun Deeb as former #1-ranked players who have found the WCOOP winner's circle this year. After a few close calls over the course of his career 'alex987' finally won a WCOOP title, beating out 59 other players to win the Limit Badugi Championship for just over $20,000. The final even to end on Sunday, , Kelly's win was one of five WCOOP events to wrap up on Sunday. The biggest winner of the grab - narrowly - was China's 'tgc88070202' who took down Event #46 for $52,524.61. 'pappadogg' won Event #48 for $52,265.58. 
 While WCOOP continues on, a number of high profile tournament specialists cashed big in major online poker tournaments over the weekend. Daniel 'mrGR33N13' Colman chopped the PokerStars Sunday Grand with Mark 'AceSpades11' Radoja -- as the duo received $65,662 and $64,005 for their respective 1st and 2nd place efforts. PokerStars player 'WRUUUUM' won the 6-Max Pot Limit Omaha version of the Sunday Grand for a payday of $54,018. PocketFives member 'Kafrou' of Greece will debut in the Top 100 Worldwide Rankings this week as a result of a victory in the $700 buy-in NLHE Progressive KO for $33,258 plus another $18,361 in bounty rewards. The Sunday Supersonic was won by 'BeerAndCoke' who took home $42,525 as the top prize. There was a significant duel for first place in the $2,600 buy-in partypoker Super High Roller event as PocketFivers Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov (ranked #11) of Russia and Brazilian Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten (ranked #4) earned $51,750 and $34,500 in an epic high-stakes matchup. 'trucking_67' cashed for $57,807 in the party High Roller in first place. The 888 Poker WHALE Super XL featured Adam 'Adamyid' Owen atop the tournament lobby with a $57,130 win, as PocketFiver 'Die Ventura' walked away with $41,865 for second place. 'LCfish' made $40,630 in a championship performance in the 888 Poker $200K Guaranteed Mega Deep XL. WCOOP Event #46 - $320 No Limit Hold’em
 1,076 entrants - $322,800 paid out to 134 spots tgc88070202 - $52,524.61 
ViTaMin_F22 - $38,499.93 
Kaggis - $28,220.33 
i need sheet - $20,685.41
 xalwen - $15,162.33 
vincelis - $11,113.93
 x--SoSick--x - $8,146.47
 Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko - $5,971.34 haag13 - $4,377.00
 
Event #47 - $1,050 Limit Badugi Championship
 60 entrants - $75,000 paid out to 14 spots alex987 - $20,243.23
 Abit9144 - $15,702.73 
Matthias 'Mati312' Brandner - $12,180.66 
marroca5 - $9,448.58 
silna_rakai - $7,329.29 
Brian 'tsarrast' Rast -) $5,685.36
 WTFOMFGOAO - $4,410.15 Event #48 - $215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Progressive KO 
2,364 entrants - $472,900 paid out to 295 spots pappadogg - $52,265.58
 Apostolis 'apostolis20' Bechrakis - $37,255.76
 NY17PAYS14 - $26,557.19
u3meha - $18,930.85 
Jason 'jdtjpoker' Wheeler - $13,494.55 
PayMyLoans11 - $9,619.37
 AcckiySotona - $6,857
nord96 - $4,887.91 
Event #49 - $700 Mix Max No Limit Hold'em 
722 entrants - $500,000 paid out to 36 spots Dan 'djk123' Kelly - $88,102.30* 
pmahoney22 - $74,397.70*
 Rossoneri23 - $47,500.00
 EzPaTuLa - $32,500.00
 Tomatee - $23,750.00 *Heads-up deal 
Event #50 - $215 Single Draw 2-7 Progressive KO 
247 entrants - $49,400 paid out to 29 spots grailbrdss - $4,761.24* 
__akun333___ - $3,582.68*
 KinderOvo76 - $2,695.93 Shaun 'shaundeeb' Deeb - $2,028.66 
Steppo13 - $1,526.54 jp_legacy - $1,148.71 jon011 - $864.39 * Heads-up deal PokerStars Super-Sized Sunday ($700 NLHE Progressive KO) *$250K Guaranteed 902 entrants - $599,830 paid out to 89 spots Kafrou - $33,258 JIZOINT - $33,661 (Charlie 'chaz_man_chaz' Combes) bor4eto - $36,359 sickpastor - $31,458 *4-way deal BrynKenney - $14,599.47 JNandez87 - $10,701.38 totilas team - $7,844.06 lookoutdudes - $5,749.67 ImWithSumo - $4,214.49 PokerStars Sunday Grand ($1,000+50 NLHE) *$200K Guaranteed 414 entrants - $414,000 paid out to 53 spots mrGR33N13 - $65,662.42 AceSpades11 - $64,005.01 *2-way deal marroca5 - $40,743.72 J4d3dr4g0n - $30,120.23 Naza114 - $22,266.70 kylef89 - $16,460.92 DeosOner - $12,168.90 (RoryYoung) xPastorcitox - $8,996.01 IsnapUcry - $6,650.41 PokerStars Sunday Grand PLO ($1,000+50 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max) *$200K Guaranteed 283 entrants - $414,000 paid out to 53 spots WRUUUUM - $54,018.16 ZeGrimReaper - $38,662.32 Slavik_Krs - $27,671.74 UnempIoyed - $19,805.50 THEMOS17 - $14,175.38 SirWatts - $10,145.74 PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($215 NLHE 6-Max Hyper Turbo) *$150k Guaranteed 1,341 entrants - $274,583 paid out to 191 spots BeerAndCoke - $42,524.62 LoosControl - $27,796.62 fulham1212 - $18,169.85 angrymoron - $11,877.14 (Crazymoron) munchenHB - $7,763.75 (telks) jokepoker333 - $5,074.95 PokerStars Sunday Storm ($10+$1 NLHE) *$225k Guaranteed 24,331 entrants - $243,310 paid out to 4,031 spots Ommeris - $19,329 namedbrotha - $15,930 Dylanskiff - $20,198 *3-way deal GeneralAlb - $9,216.29 THE LION ESP - $6,626.59 Moskolenko - $4,764.59 trecoscie - $3,425.78 Alex Graur - $2,463.17 luckbox1991 - $1,771.05 (boxboxbox) partypoker Super High Roller ($2,600 NLHE) *$150k Guaranteed 69 entrants - $172,500 paid out to 9 spots deepsee - $51,750 (veeea) TDurdenWAR - $34,500 (joaomathias) ilovedogs9 - $25,875 ADRI_ATM - $17,250 ekziter - $12,938 SignoreUkulele - $9,488 EvnomiYa - $7,763 (NoPlanB) p0cket00 - $6,900 DustinDaNut - $6,038 partypoker High Roller ($530 NLHE) *$300k Guaranteed 629 entrants - $314,500 paid out to 81 spots trucking_67 - $57,807 llame_me - $41,905 heeyalisson - $31,450 l_fw_ - $22,015 (mrswhitt) josueopreto - $16,275 Horst878 - $13,130 tupacak - $9,985 jesusneedsaces - $6,840 (Jobytoyce) vesslan1337 - $4,655 888 Poker WHALE Super XL ($600 NLHE) *$250k Guaranteed 535 entrants - $302,275 paid out to 72 spots Adamyid - $57,130 Diegoavc - $41,865 (Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura) condumb - $30,832 malakiasCF - $23,275 hateVAMOS - $16,323 (decay) 2SkIIIed - $12,847 jnevanli - $9,824 whostoclaim - $6,801 (TheClaimeer) HUdonnit - $4,625 888 Poker Mega Deep Super XL ($215 NLHE) *$200k Guaranteed 1,177 entrants - $235,400 paid out to 153 spots LCfish - $40,630 888Stoyan - $29,425 karna1983 - $22,363 AlanWattss - $16,384 lwentworthl - $11,652 SirHublot - $9,298 duchasp4rati - $6,944 (showers) TocaEquipar - $4,590 LACastro3 - $2,589
  11. As the 2018 World Championship of Online Poker heads into its final weekend of action, the action continued on Thursday with Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger taking down one of the biggest buy-in tournaments for nearly $588,000. Other highlights of the day included Joao 'Naza114' Vieira, Mike 'SirWatts' Watson and Arseniy 'josef_shvejk' Karmatskiy each picking up titles. Loeliger beat out the 103 other players in Event #43 High ($25,000 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em High Roller) including a final table that included two former #1-ranked players, Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen and Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard, as well as Michael 'mczhang' Chi Zhang, Rachid 'SkaiWalkurrr' Ben Cherif and eventual runner-up Henrik 'hhecklen' Hecklen. The outright victory earned Loeliger $587,747.32 while Hecklen had to settle for $451,251.38. The Medium version of that event attracted 662 runners with Ognjen 'psjebemvas' Sekularac taking home $228,348.36 for the win. 'AS Leshly' and 'ReadngSouls' chopped the Low version for $131,349.41 and $112,902.97 respectively. Vieira topped Event #42 High ($2,100 Triple Draw Duece to Seven) to win $49,595. The final table included Luke Schwartz, Daniel Cates, and Harley Thrower. Mike 'SirWatts' Watson won the Medium buy-in event for $15,325.20 while 'pokerqmaster' took down the Low for $4,915.91. One of the hottest players on the planet, Arseniy 'josef_shvejk' Karmatskiy continued his solid run, beating out 149 other players to win Event #44 High ($2,100 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Shootout) for $66,000. His victory denied Watson a second WCOOP title of the day. The Canadian finished runner-up for $46,050 while NLZWERVERNL finished third for $34,500. Ben 'jenbizzle' Jones added $31,425.08 to his bankroll thanks to his victory in the Medium buy-in event and Robert 'Little Kraut' Deppe scored $12,014.08 for winning the Low. Event #42 (High): $2,100 Triple Draw Duece to Seven Entries: 91 Prize pool: $182,000 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - $49,595 Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz - $33,125 WD89lol<3 - $25,480 Daniel 'w00ki3z' Cates - $17,290 Harley 'Harleyy30040' Thrower- $12,740 fr0zZy - $9,555 Event #42 (Medium): $215 Triple Draw Duece to Seven Entries: 396 Prize pool: $79,200 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $15,325.20 Denis XXX007 - $11,365.20 Lance84 - $8,514 Chillolini - $5,860.80 pantri - $4,197.60 9cream4 - $2,692.80 Event #42 (Low): $22 Triple Draw Duece to Seven Entries: 1,536 Prize pool: $30,720 pokerqmaster - $4,915.91 Murilo 'Muka82' Figueiredo - $3,686.40 schu_81 - $2,764.80 Donald - $1,843.20 thefish01x - $1,228.80 dAASSSmayer - $724.99 Event #43 (High): $25,000 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em High Roller Entries: 104 Prize pool: $2,550,600 Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger - $587,747.32 Henrik 'hhecklen' Hecklen - $451,251.38 fr0zZy - $346,454.88 Michael 'mczhang' Chi Zhang - $265,995.69 Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen - $204,221.95 Rachid 'SkaiWalkurrr' Ben Cherif - $156,794.30 bartek901 - $120,391.17 Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard - $92,424.30 Event #43 (Medium): $2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em High Roller Entries: 662 Prize pool: $1,324,000 Ognjen 'psjebemvas' Sekularac - $228,348.36 Killer_00000 - $162,774.01 etxnl01 - $116,030.85 Liv Boeree - $82,710.80 kurzatwarz - $58,959.17 NukeTheFish! - $42,028.12 NEWFlat - $29,959.07 Picasso 2 - $21,255.85 Event #43 (Low): $215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em High Roller Entries: 5,010 Prize pool: $1,002,000 AS Leshly - $131,349.41 ReadngSouls - $112,902.97* samoooth - $72,459.22 Schamane22 - $51,651.39 Hciappolino - $36,818.79 baaadshaaa - $26,245.68 Little Kraut - $18,708 s3c3_1978 - $13,336.21 Event #44 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Shootout Entries: 150 Prize pool: $300,000 Arseniy 'josef_shvejk' Karmatskiy - $66,000 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $46,050 NLZWERVERNL - $34,500 Michael 'imluckbox' Addamo - $24,000 ja.sam.gale - $18,000 hotmark777 - $12,000 Event #44 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Shootout Entries: 982 Prize pool: $196,400 Ben 'jenbizzle' Jones - $31,425.08 com 157 - $23,568 FshnIsMyPrfn - $17,676 FiatEruditio - $11,784 M_Acevedo - $7,856 Speedyy1986 - $4,870.72 Event #44 (Low): $22 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Shootout Entries: 4,619 Prize pool: $92,380 Robert 'Little Kraut' Deppe - $12,014.08 lsp pest - $8,776.10 andreyayo9 - $6,466.60 sharkkings23 - $4,157.10 Grimeyyyy - $2,309.50 bencb789 - $1,293.32
  12. The 2018 World Championship of Online Poker is now done and dusted and as play wrapped up late Tuesday night, it was 'wann2play' who stood tallest, having conquered the 2,044-player field in the High Main Event for $1.35 million score. Runner-up 'eze88888' ended up with $1,257,204.66 after agreeing to a deal following some rather contentious chop discussions. Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger, who won the $25K High Roller earlier this week, finished third for $764,501.99. Robby 'PlayaPlz' Lipkin ended up in fourth for $540,584.85. Brazilian 'wellingtowap' topped the 39,817-runner field in the Low Main Event to $192,036.92 and his first WCOOP title. A pair of Russians finished second and third. Two-time WCOOP winner 'nafnaf_funny' finished in second for $136,869.74 and 'AlexKhandaur' took home $97,656.78 for third. Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan finished eighth for $17,957.86 but that didn't make for a profitable day. The Main Event wasn't the only events to wrap up on the final day of WCOOP. Victor 'limitless' Malinovsky beat David Peters heads up to win Event #62 High ($25,000 Eight Max High Roller No Limit Hold'em) to win $725,847.48. Peters had to settle for $561,903.81. Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves wound up in third for $434,989.46. The final table also included two players who were simultaneously playing the final table of the High Main Event. Michael 'mczhang' Chi Zhang, who wound up fifth in the Main Event, wound up fourth in the High Roller for $336,740.74 to bring his total earnings for the day to just over $718,000. Loeliger took eighth for $120,938.19. Sam 'Str8$$$Homey' Greenwood beat Michael 'imluckbox' Addamo heads up to win Event #62 Medium ($2,100 Eight Max High Roller No Limit Hold'em) for $268,775.65 while Addamo wound up with $191,591.92. 'WATnlos' picked up the Low event win for $130,598.18. Event #58 (High): $5,200 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Entries: 2,044 Prize pool: $10,220,000 wann2play - $1,352.967.97* eze88888 - $1,257,204.66* LLinusLLove - $764,501.99 PlayaPlz - $540,584.85 mczhang - $382,252.52 Exclusive - $270,293.45 0409479 - $191,127.28 4rebmun - $135,147.23 JJ Okocha - $95,563.13 Event #58 (Low): $55 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Entries: 39,817 Prize pool: $1,990,850 wellingtowap - $192,036.92 nafnaf_funny - $136,869.74 AlexKhandaur - $97,565.78 equinespy - $69,548.35 Borff1 - $49,576.74 162636465666 - $35,340.17 Bashov - $25,192.01 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan - $17,957.86 Pavlikov1975 - $12,801.16 Event #62 (High): $25,000 Eight Max High Roller No Limit Hold'em Entries: 141 Prize pool: $3,458,025 limitless - $725,847.48 dpeters17 - $561,903.81 Bit2Easy - $434,989.46 mczhang - $336,740.74 bartek901 - $260,682.86 Andres 'probirs' Nemeth - $201,803.76 zcedrick - $156,223.54 LLinusLLove - $120,938.19 Event #62 (Medium): $2,100 Eight Max High Roller No Limit Hold'em Entries: 792 Prize pool: $1,584,000 Sam 'Str8$$$Homey' Greenwood - $268,775.65 Michael 'imluckbox' Addamo - $191,591.92 hello_totti - $136,573.27 vvvpoker - $97,354.06 BelmontChief - $69,397.25 Aren1991 - $49,468.79 Naza114 - $35,263.16 ShipitFTW911 - $25,136.81 Event #56 (Low): $215 Eight Max High Roller No Limit Hold'em Entries: 4,582 Prize pool: $916,400 WATnlos - $130,598.18 flipmm - $93,092.40 bungakat - $66,359.45 j6j8 - $47,303.28 Darwinsfish - $33,719.39 B4NKR0LL3R - $24,036.25 MOLLOT - $17,133.83 KissMyAcePlz - $12,213.59
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  14. [caption width="640"] Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff's life changed for the better after taking down the WCOOP Main Event(van Zadelhoff photo)[/caption] The celebrations are over for Steven van Zadelhoff and now the 2017 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion is getting back to the thing he loves best; grinding. That doesn't mean that he didn't take some days off after winning $1.6 million though. The champ knew he had to celebrate it. "There was a lot of champagne and drinks, it was fun. A lot of my swaps were there actually, so everybody was really excited. So the champagne was waiting for me and the day after we had a bit of a calmer dinner with friends," said van Zadelhoff. "You don't want to not enjoy that. It's too good. I'm not saying it's a once in a lifetime thing because I'm planning on doing more of these beautiful things. It is definitely smart to enjoy it." While he earned all of the headlines at the end of WCOOP, including a jump to #2 in the PocketFives Rankings, the previous three weeks included a couple of near misses but no real success; a 19th place finish in Event #3 High, an 11th place finish in Event #16 High, a 46th place finish in Event #66 Low. "I was super close to already having a good WCOOP and the month before I won $70K or something like that, so I had a really good month, but then in WCOOP you can lose $40K," said van Zadelhoff. "Luckily, two days before (WCOOP began) I won a $109 on PokerStars, so I had some ammo and we were feeling good and we could fire off." Yet when the Main Event started on September 24, van Zadelhoff had collected just $23,129.28 in winnings and when Day 1 of the Main Event wrapped up, it didn't seem like things were going to turn around for him at all. "We started with 50K and I think I ended Day 1 on 140K, which must have been way below average," said van Zedelhoff. So when Day 2 started on the Monday, the Dutch grinder fired up his normal number of tables, just in case the Main Event ended abruptly for him. "I started a normal session because I figured I really only had 25 big blinds or whatever and I still had to sneak into the money, so I didn't do that much, that's quite important with a short stack," said van Zadelhoff. "I started a lot other tournaments, just a handful of decent ones and then all of a sudden I started running good in the big one and I had to stop registering because that one just starts to be worth so much money that it needs all the focus." The focus paid off as van Zadelhoff not only got into the money on Day 2, but built up a healthy stack and finished the day with a seemingly overwhelming chip lead with just nine players left. He'd calculated his equity heading into the final table was already at staggering $1.1 million. Putting his head on a pillow that night, van Zadelhoff was excited by the opportunity that was in front of him. Instead of his normal six or seven hours of sleep, he got four or five. He was actually laying in bed, and started scrolling through his Facebook and WhatsApp messages when he suddenly remembered a 7% piece he'd sold before the Main Event began and he feared he hadn't accounted for it on Saturday when he finalized all of his swaps. "I jumped out of bed, walked to my computer and I saw in like two or three seconds that it was true, that I had not put it in the books correctly. So I missed out on 7% there," said van Zadelhoff. The bad news didn't stop there though. While he was looking up that message he noticed a Skype message from another friend wishing him good luck at the final table. "I scrolled up (in the chat) and yeah, another 5% and instantly my head flipped to the left to my books and I'm looking through the list and I also missed this one." With just hours to go before playing the most important final table of his career, van Zadelhoff was dealing with the fact that he'd forgotten to account for another 12% in pieces sold or swaps made. He had made both deals on Saturday night, after a long day of playing and was tired. He simply forgot to write them both down and it was all he could think about. "In this specific moment I lose $130,000 in equity. It was one of the most horrible moments you can have on such a wonderful day," said van Zadelhoff. The more he thought about the mistake, the more concerned he was that it would have an impact on his play that day. He called some friends, explained the situation and then visited with another friend, hoping that venting about his mistake would help him feel better. As fate would have it, he'd already booked a session with his mindset coach, Jared Tendler, for that afternoon. "It was already planned actually more or less just as a happy motivational talk. All of a sudden we had to have quite a deep session on stuff like this and where the whole thing comes from. It was really productive and after that session I felt good," said van Zadelhoff. In an effort to hit the reset button on his day, he meditated and took a quick nap before the final table started. "I woke up 20 minutes before the tournament and I was ready to start. I knew I was going to crush it," said van Zadelhoff. "That was amazing, this change from being completely destroyed by your own stupidity to being ready for the biggest game of your life, and feeling super confident. I'm super proud of that." Crush it indeed. The final table went about as smoothly as one could go. It took just over two hours to go from nine players to four and van Zadelhoff remained in control. Then, with just Bernardo 'Machadada RS' Rocha and Joshua ‘joshuah333’ Herman remaining, Rocha was the first to bring up the idea of chopping up the remaining money. The only change to the payout structure that van Zadelhoff was interested in was one that made it winner take all. "The most important thing is the EV. I just think I win a lot more money if I just crush them, because they're playing for second mainly. I'll just play for the $1.6 million," said van Zadelhoff. "I felt really great and I felt I could take down the title which makes it a bit more shiny. Plus, the fact that I only had a small piece for myself, the last thing I could do to try and win the most money for myself is just take it down without a deal." He did just that, eliminating Rocha in third and then Herman, who had briefly wrestled the chip lead from him, in second place. As the final board ran out, van Zadelhoff realized he was accomplishing something that he'd always knew was possible - but maybe not probable. "In one way it was like a dream, because this is literally one of the things that I dreamed of doing for 10 years, 12 years, 15 years - dominating a final table like this. It's amazing," said van Zadelhoff. "And on the other hand, it feels completely normal and natural because I put in the work to do this. This is what I've been training for the last 10 years to be ready for this moment." That moment wasn't actually worth $1.6 million for van Zadelhoff. Once he paid out his swaps and action sold, he was left with somewhere around $256,000. While it's not seven figures, it was enough for van Zadelhoff to make the decision to start playing on his own dime and now he's looking forward to the freedom and the pressure that situation will provide. "I was on a backing deal before and now I'm not, so I can do whatever I want," said van Zadelhoff. "I have more action for myself, I can still sell action for bigger tournaments. I'll have to get used to it. I can (also) play different games now. I have to make a plan for all of that."
  15. [caption width="640"] In the same year that he won a SCOOP title, 'compris' added a World Championship of Online Poker win to the resume[/caption] A lot is often made of players who, over the course of their poker career, pick up wins in all three ‘COOP series; Turbo, Spring and World. There’s only been a handful of players who have collected all three. On Sunday Sweden’s ‘compris’ took a giant step towards joining that group by winning his second COOP title this year alone. Beating out 90 other entries in Event #75 High ($10,800 Eight Game High Roller), ‘compris’ earned $247,975. Brazil’s Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins took home $166,075 for his runner-up finish. ‘RunGodlike’ finished third for $127,400 while Luke Schwartz finished fourth for $86,450. Last May,‘compris’ won Event #54 High ($2,100 Eight Max NLHE) for $320,420. He now just needs a Turbo Championship of Online Poker win to join the COOP Triple Crown club. Russian ‘84BUKTOP84’ was the next biggest winner on Sunday, taking down Event #70 High: ($530 Six Max No Limit Hold'em) for $89,798.88. He made his way through a final table that included Jon Turner, Charlie ‘JIZOINT’ Combes and ‘thehushpuppy’ to earn his first WCOOP title. That wasn’t the only victory for Russia on Sunday. ‘Futti18’ earned $85,815.14 for winning Event #74 High ($530 No Limit Hold’em) for $85,815.14. Current #1-ranked ‘C Darwin2’ finished sixth for $17,891.54. And t wouldn’t a WCOOP Sunday without a Brazilian victory. Filling that role this week was ‘reyals_rs’, who won Event #73 High ($215 No Limit Hold’em) for $39,319.99 Event #70 (High): $530 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,101 Prize pool: $550,500 84BUKTOP84 -$89,798.88 LEN1234980 - $62,568.89 langace66 - $43,596.24 Jon 'PearlJammer' Turner - $30,376.64 thegr8str8 - $21,165.56 Charlie 'JIZOINT' Combes - $14,747.56 thehushpuppy - $11,156.04 Event #73 (High): $215 No Limit Hold’em Entries: 1,259 (970 entries + 289 re-entries) Prize pool: $251,800 reyals_rs - $39,319.99 giorgia111nn - $28,544.65 Naryshkin - $20,722.51 clinc3 - $15,043.89 cliff47 - $10,921.37 MyMilkCans=D - $7,928.55 flashdisastr - $5,755.87 Dan ‘danjonesdj’ Jones - $4,178.57 vic1316 - $3,033.51 Event #74 (High): $530 No Limit Hold’em Entries: 1,051 Prize pool: $525,500 Futti18 - $85,815.14 monzemann - $62.716.11 Arne ‘juarnes’ Coulier - $45,834.89 zeruka - $33,497.57 Dylan 'ImaLucSac' Linde - $24,481.10 C Darwin2 - $17,891.54 Oscar 'KungKroon' Kroon - $13,075.70 zyxel888 - $9,556.11 Cyberraver - $6,983.89 Event #75 (High): $10,800 Eight Game High Roller Entries: 91 (60 entries + 31 re-entries) Prize pool: $910,000 compris - $247,975 Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins - $166,07 RunGodlike - $127,400 Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz - $86,450 Antonio7 - $63,700 ShipitFTW911 - $47,775
  16. [caption width="640"] Germany's 'OverTheTop43' grabbed his second WCOOP title this year on Monday afternoon.[/caption] For many online poker players, winning a single World Championship of Online Poker event some time in their career is a highlight. Germany's 'OverTheTop43' took things one step further this year, taking home two WCOOP titles and an 888poker XL Eclipse win. His second win came Monday night and earned him just over $193,000. 'OverTheTop43' won Event #77 High ($1,050 Sunday Kickoff Special Edition) by beating a final table that included 'Gandalf MR', Team PokerStars Pro Andre 'aakkari' Akkari, and eventual runner-up Victor 'vitinhorrn15' Pedote. The first 2017 WCOOP title for 'OverTheTop43' came on September 9, when he won Event #33 High ($530 No Limit Hold'em Win the Button) for $81,648. In between those two victories he won 888poker XL Eclipse Event #67 (Lightning Six Max NLHE) as well. There were four WCOOP High winners on Monday and all four of them took home six-figure scores. The biggest winner of the day also managed to pull off possibly the biggest upset of the day. 'Erikajax1' beat out recent Poker Masters winner Steffen 'Go0se.core!' Sontheimer to win Event #78 High ($520 Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition) for $219,090.38. Sontheimer earned $154,918.91 for his runner-up finish. Fahredin 'FeriBo' Mustafov won $117,260.19 for beating out the 4,105-entry field in Event #80 High ($215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em). Falling one spot short of winning a WCOOP title, 'Mr.Kruges' earned $83,585.51 while third place finisher Timothy 'Tim0thee' Adams pocketed $59,582.59. The last event to wrap up on Monday was Event #81 High ($530 WCOOP Wrap-Up No Limit Hold'em). The single-day event drew 1,303 players with 'Leqenden' coming out on top for a $101,734.89 pay day. The WCOOP Main Event finishes on Tuesday with Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff leading the final table. Event #77 (High): $1,050 Sunday Kickoff Special Edition Entries: 1,238 Prize pool: $1,238,000 OverTheTop43 - $193,318.63 Victor 'vitinhorrn15' Pedote - $140,342.65 blackaces93 - $101,884.30 Rodrigo 'digopapel' Semeghini - $73,964.80 Am4ranth - $53,696.02 onlymtt748 - $38,981.52 Andre 'aakkari' Akkari - $28,299.31 MonsieurRask - $20,544.36 Gandalf MR - $14,914.55 Event #78 (High): $520 Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition Entries: 3,024 Prize pool: $1,512,000 Erikajax1 - $219,090.38 Steffen 'Go0se.core!' Sontheimer - $154,918.91 mr.salgado30 - $109,544.24 Matt 'All_in_at420' Stout - $77,459.45 skattefar - $54,772.04 Jesusisback0 - $38,729.57 donki4 - $27,385.94 BackToRoni - $19,364.78 sanpri - $13,692.97 Event #80 (High): $215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 4,105 (2,887 entrie + 1,218 re-entries) Prize pool: $821,000 Fahredin 'FeriBo' Mustafov - $117,260.19 Mr.Kruges - $83,585.51 Timothy 'Tim0thee' Adams - $59,582.59 kdrAS - $42,472.46 TanTanSWE - $30,275.85 iNFOcALL - $21,581.62 Galio Olio - $15,384.06 salta44 - $10,966.26 Event #81 (High): $530 WCOOP Wrap-Up No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,303 Prize pool: $651,500 Leqenden - $101,734.89 Kevin 'KevBoyStar' Stani - $73,855.60 jwall888 - $53,616.82 TheTractor8 - $38,924.12 Anastasiia 'SpringSmile' Syvak - $28,257.63 kareempirias - $20,514.10 gaddulla - $14,892.57 skarpet2 - $10,811.51 vino la iubi - $7,848.81
  17. PokerStars' 2019 World Championship of Online Poker continued on Tuesday with another batch of tournaments crowning winners. Among those to take top honors were Pedro 'PaDiLhA SP' Padilha, Leonardo 'LeoMattosAK' Mattos, Fabiano 'Kovalski1' Kovalski, and Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira. Padilha scored first place in Event #17 (High): $1,050 NLHE Progressive KO, after he topped a field of 1,296 entries to win what amounted to $192,548 when you include prize money ($101,188.34) and knockout winnings ($91,359.81). In the medium-stakes version of this event, 'Krafty_It' took the title for $59,063.28 in prize money and $29,226.93 in bounties, for a combined $88,290. In Event #19 (Medium): $55 NLHE Four Max, Mattos finished in first place out of a field of 4,056 entries to win the tournament's $28,976.17 top prize. Then in the high-stakes edition of this event, Event #19 (High): $530 NLHE Four Max, Kovalski defeated Sami 'Lrslzk' Kelopuro to win $64,911.73. Kelopuro earned $40,931.95 for his runner-up finish. Another highlight came with Ferreira's victory. He topped a field of 97 entries in Event #21 (High): $1,050 FLHE Six Max. Event #17 (Low): $11 NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 23,853 Prize pool: $233,759.40 1. guinHuuh - $9,538.27* + $3,785.46 2. NORTE - $10,571.66 + $2,219.89 3. LRZ_016 - $6,043.70 + $325.62 4. schayan13 - $4,345.46 + $1,175.44 5. jcanon32 - $3,124.42 + $376.78 6. Alexandr9 - $2,246.48 + $750.38 7. bakos121 - $1,615.24 + $474.18 8. FONBET_RULIT - $1,161.36 + $562.22 9. pe_coman950 - $835.03 + $576.31 Event #17 (Medium): $109 NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 8,416 Prize pool: $841,600 1. Krafty_It - $59,063.28 + $29,226.93 2. tt.exe - $40,871.88 + $2,192.20 3. Foggsy - $28,286.59 + $3,206.30 4. EndlessJ - $19,576.54 + $3,057.26 5. IWinWithAnyTwo - $13,548.49 + $3,989.80 6. Bullfroggo - $9,376.64 + $965.62 7. geob000 - $6,489.36 + $4,285.44 8. guiguibos - $4,491.15 + $5,706.22 9. judgedredd13 - $3,108.19 + $3,123.74 Event #17 (High): $1,050 NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 1,296 Prize pool: $1,296,000 1. PaDiLhA SP - $101,188.34 + $91,359.81 2. DrunkSp3wer - $73,458.83 + $1,781.25 3. marathur1 - $53,328.78 + $26,238.75 4. GM_VALTER - $38,715.01 + $9,390.63 5. KKremate - $28,105.83 + $5,273.44 6. TanTanSWE - $20,403.90 + $4,421.88 7. ILS007 - $14,812.56 + $13,485.35 8. bankat55 - $10,753.43 + $7,937.50 9. hneves182 - $7,806.65 + $10,097.66 Event #18 (Low): $5.50 NLO8 Eight Max Entries: 4,881 Prize pool: $23,916.90 1. snovalshik1 - $3,408.17 2. RandomAct1on - $2,426.28 3. The Cooker - $1,729.54 4. ComeForLunch - $1,232.87 5. DEN$-lomobot - $878.83 6. jon011 - $626.46 7. AntoineHunt - $446.56 8. Termostat1 - $318.32 Event #18 (Medium): $55 NLO8 Eight Max Entries: 1,502 Prize pool: $75,100 1. Zapahzamazki - $11,523.03 2. submissssion - $8,213.31 3. vandir4rek - $5,854.73 4. Slavik_Krs - $4,173.45 5. Kashmir_uzi - $2,974.96 6. AlwaysGoBig9 - $2,120.67 7. aless_84 - $1,511.68 8. Broose51 - $1,077.58 Event #18 (High): $530 NLO8 Eight Max Entries: 329 Prize pool: $164,500 1. PodKrepkimCh - $28,451.85* 2. woodbine ave - $25,183.70* 3. gangstachel9 - $17,400.10 4. Narcisis90 - $13,127.14 5. robc1976 - $9,903.49 6. BodogAri - $7,471.49 7. Lena900 - $5,636.70 8. aless_84 - $4,252.50 Event #19 (Low): $5.50 NLHE Four Max Entries: 9,345 Prize pool: $45,790.50 1. anelka79 - $5,594.40* 2. sobolanu80 - $4,699.93* 3. nickarka19 - $2,508.00 4. ttizovaca - $1,581.50 Event #19 (Medium): $55 NLHE Four Max Entries: 4,056 Prize pool: $202,800 1. LeoMattosAK - $28,976.17 2. yaguipoker - $18,270.17 3. Riptide_Gx - $11,520.86 4. SRFC1899 - $7,264.84 Event #19 (High): $530 NLHE Four Max Entries: 767 Prize pool: $383,500 1. Kovalski1 - $64,911.73 2. Lrslzk - $40,931.95 3. APonakov - $25,811.00 4. Freeway1988 - $16,276 Event #21 (Low): $11 FLHE Six Max Entries: 1,748 Prize pool: $17,130.40 1. YELLOWEMPIRE - $2,591.87 2. TruthBeTold - $1,804.53 3. squrm - $1,2578.35 4. pokerpinpin - $876.08 5. kurov555 - $610.43 6. maaitee - $425.33 Event #21 (Medium): $109 FLHE Six Max Entries: 402 Prize pool: $40,200 1. destroyalldr - $7,285.73 2. DeanoSupremo - $5,198.49 3. Senkel92 - $3,709.38 4. benjlocke - $2,646.82 5. Narcisus90 - $1,888.64 6. Reimund77 - $1,347.63 Event #21 (High): $1,050 FLHE Six Max Entries: 97 Prize pool: $100,000 1. RuiNF - $23,896.62 2. 2bb100hands - $18,346.76 3. XD89101<3 - $14,085.84 4. boniekk - $10,814.48 5. Zagazuar - $8,302.88 6. spidey_85 - $6,374.69
  18. Portugal's João 'Naza114' Vieira would probably have told you that the 2019 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker was going well even before Thursday when he added another title and a wack of cash to his growing tally. Vieira, who won Event #26 High ($530 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max w/rebuys) last week, beat out the 1,064-player field to take down Event #52 High ($530 No Limit Hold'em Midweek Freeze) on Thursday for $86,876.70. Dutch grinder 'lehout' finished runner-up for $63,491.85 while Brazilian Edison 'Edison82' Roberto earned $46,401.83 as the third-place finisher. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Vieira wasn't done there though. He made his way through 140 other players, including a final table stacked with previous WCOOP event winners 'calvin7v', Bjorn 'bokkie87' Verbakel and Denis 'aDrENalin710' Strebkov to get heads-up with Ian 'sprocketsAA' Shaw. The two battled heads-up before Shaw prevailed to win $29,806.19 and the WCOOP title. Vieira ended up taking home $23,073.96. Third-place finisher '1bloodflood' earned $17,862.36. The biggest winner on the day was Russia's 'HITRII999'. He took home $47,040.87 from the prize pool and then earned $40,462.85 in bounties after beating 532 other players in Event #54 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em Six Max PKO). Adam 'The_Reynold' Reynolds finished second for $33,614.64 and $16,988.28 in bounties while 'GioPires21' grabbed $24,003.92 and another $4,488.28 in bounties as the bronze medal finisher. The four other players who added a WCOOP title on Thursday were 'sontz88', 'jaggalo1231', 'AlexGC1989', and 'ImThereNow'. Event #52 (Low): $5.50 No Limit Hold'em Midweek Freeze Entries: 10,415 Prize pool: $51,034 sontz88 - $6,826.57 Engastamento - $4,748.58 Laphroaig22 - $3,308.68 Madapoker22 - $2,305.39 pokergodboss - $1,606.33 facchinni - $1,119.24 jaggalo1231 - $779.85 Vilassa - $543.37 Event #52 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold'em Midweek Freeze Entries: 5,166 Prize pool: $258,300 jaggalo1231 - $32,452.24* wwtx1993 - $30,074.62* EpicWinDude - $18,093.96 aleximous - $12,697.76 z1m1c - $8,910.88 Ceegee87 - $6,253.36 sejedno - $4,388.38 niltmz - $3,079.63 Event #52 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em Midweek Freeze Entries: 1,064 Prize pool: $532,000 Naza114 - $86,876.70 lehout - $63,491.85 Edison82 - $46,401.83 yadio - $33,911.91 Latico - $24,783.91 Odonkor1 - $18,112.84 Z-ENERGIES - $13,237.43 Chester20o - $9,674.31 MaxHendrix - $7,070.28 Event #54 (Low): $11 No Limit Hold'em Six Max, PKO Entries: 9,344 Prize pool: $91,571 AlexGC1989 - $6,189.64 + $3,213.30 in bounties tinkerpinker - $4,305.95 + $469.91 in bounties The Real GaX - $3,000.27 + $452.94 in bounties p_a_poker25 - $2,090.50 + $162.53 in bounties fabo01274 - $1,456.60 + $397.50 in bounties DinoTheSaulo - $1,1014.91 + $362.35 in bounties Event #54 (Medium): $109 No Limit Hold'em Six Max PKO Entries: 3,499 Prize pool: $349,900 ImThereNow - $25,107.50 + $15,257.35 in bounties MaybeTurek - $17,492.56 + $3,676.13 in bounties bezfrek - $12,188.32 + $1,875.36 in bounties Eduardnho11 - $8,492.47 + $2,301.04 in bounties dariepoker - $5,917.31 + $2,682.98 in bounties Cem1994 - $4,123.01 + $1,862.48 in bounties Event #54 (High): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Six Max PKO Entries: 533 Prize pool: $533,000 HITRII999 - $47,040.87 + $40,462.85 in bounties The_Reynold - $33,614.64 + $16,988.28 in bounties GioPires21 - $24,003.92 + $4,488.28 in bounties Mikensonas - $17,141.49 + $8,832.04 in bounties shockpowerJr - $12,240.95 + $7,849.61 in bounties Tomatee - $8,741.41 + $4,812.50 in bounties Event #56 (Low): $11 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight Max Entries: 2,003 Prize pool: $20,000 grossmasster - $2,991.49 bluff553 - $2,131.66 HallGilhi - $1,519.52 Isildrugs1x - $1,083.17 #Team Gnap - $772.12 wiNNin83 - $550.39 leonvm451 - $392.34 lolina mae - $279.67 Event #56 (Medium): $109 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight Max Entries: 591 Prize pool: $59,100 serkku21 - $10,408.61 shakentoucan - $7,419.22 dr ket - $5,288.68 texasilainen - $3,769.95 all191291in - $2,687.35 asteras666 - $1,915.63 krokotopus - $1,365.53 merla888 - $973.40 Event #56 (High): $1,050 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight Max Entries: 142 Prize pool: $142,000 sprocketsAA - $29,806.19 Naza114 - $23,073.96 1bloodflood - $17,862.36 calvin7v - $13,827.88 grphn - $10,704.65 aDrENalin710 - $8,286.85 bokkie87 - $6,415.14 -#1Lottery- - $4,966.19
  19. Over the last 15 days, some of the best online poker players in the world have battled hard in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and after Monday, it's hard to argue that anybody has shined brighter than Joao 'Naza114' Vieira. The Portuguese poker pro beat Ben Tollerene heads-up to win Event #71 High ($10,300 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max Main Event) for his third WCOOP win this year. Vieira previously won Event #26 High ($530 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max w/rebuys) and then took down Event #52 High ($530 No Limit Hold’em Midweek Freeze). Tollerene finished as the runner-up and took home $280,980.88. Andreas 'Skjervøy' Torbergsen finished in third-place for $219,951.87. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Julio César 'jucetoor18' Torres topped a 1,664-player field in Event #73 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO Series Saver) for $126,244.57 and an additional $90,408.11 in bounties. Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas finished one spot behind Torres and earned $89,990.95 plus $47,442.38 in bounties. Third place finisher Christophe 'chrisdm' De Meulder had to settle for $64,148.69 and another $15,548.82 in bounties. A pair of Dutch players ended up chopping Event #1 High ($215 No Limit Hold'em Phased). Rens 'Rens02' Feenstra ended up with the winner's share of $189,829.64 after beating Joep 'Pappe_Ruk' van den Bijgaart heads-up. As runner-up, van den Bijgaart earned $158,978.78. Brazilian Matheus 'Yattago' Dahdah wound up with $110,713.25 as the third-place finisher. Sergio 'VeGeTTo89' Martí beat Ryan 'newguy89' McEathron straight up to win Event #69 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em Eight Max PKO) for $109.813.72. Marti also picked up $78,656.14 worth of bounties. McEathron earned $78,326.40 and another $25,644.54 in bounties. Former #1-ranked Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger finished third for $55,867.98 and $4,734.38 in bounties. There were 11 other players who found themselves as a WCOOP winner on Monday including 'bigmeck1958', 'Fruble', 'jantjevAdam', 'marthijn_own', 'Mr. Willson82', 'nicusordej', 'seriousziggy', 'skattefar', 'svquit', 'TakiToRivers', and 'teruliro'. Event #68 (Low): $5.50 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 9,627 Prize pool: $47,172 Mr. Willson82 - $5,075.80* Imnotdeadlol - $3,755.34* vincio121 - $3,476.96* davet1608 - $4,006.61* Toasty9T6 - $1,524.88 DatWillDoPig - $1,062.49 masgiba - $740.32 cydeblaiz - $515.83 saturn.vb - $359.42 Event #68 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 5,398 Prize pool: $269,900 TakiToRivers - $38,380.07 MHABER3636 - $26,739.39 TORSTAILPALL0 - $18,631.30 gushuang888 - $12,981.78 BoaznKini1 - $9,045.37 mezziw - $6,302.56 bigfrenchy86 - $4,391.48 dennysramos2 - $3,059.88 Artem205 - $2,132.04 Event #68 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,155 Prize pool: $577,500 jantjevAdam - $81,902.96* Luckbox1326 - $77,110.33* chrisdm - $48,564.92 MonkeyBausss - $35,261.05 BBRS999 - $25,601.73 EspenasApart - $18,588.39 EduardoGarl@ - $13,496.34 19Pistike93 - $9,799.19 PhilRoyal888 - $7,114.80 Event #69 (Low): $11 No Limit Hold'em Eight Max PKO Entries: 18,717 Prize pool: $183,427 nicusordej - $9,363.97 + $3,651.51 in bounties PnVick3 - $6,666.45 + $399.50 in bounties dukagjincity - $4,752.09 + $1,636.83 in bounties S_J_B_FTW - $3,387.45 + $306.71 in bounties MZaror2018 - $2,414.69 + $161.79 in bounties Lorenivy22 - $1,721.29 + $168.56 in bounties grew87 - $1,227.00 + $460.96 in bounties Allin OllieM - $874.65 + $687.86 in bounties Event #69 (Medium): $109 No Limit Hold'em Eight Max PKO Entries: 8,462 Prize pool: $846,200 svquit - $56,180.49* + $22,531.05 in bounties telv!n - $45,198.29* + $3,353.33 in bounties timurbaik - $29,691.33 + $6,372.89 in bounties Voziyanov15 - $20,994.98 + $7,267.87 in bounties Tzitzi989 - $14,845.73 + $3,294.54 in bounties MarxVanCrazy - $10,497.53 + $1,501.36 in bounties droniko - $7,422.90 + $2,350.24 in bounties ilovetyumen - $5,248.80 + $4,915.16 in bounties Event #69 (High): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Eight Max PKO Entries: 1,425 Prize pool: $1,425,000 VeGeTTo89 - $109.813.72 + $78,656.14 in bounties newguy89 - $78,326.40 + $25,644.54 in bounties Flush_Entity - $55,867.98 + $4,734.38 in bounties G A W - $39,848.98 + $14,773.45 in bounties Kaggis - $28,423.12 + $10,750.00 in bounties WATnlos - $20,273.40 + $21,164.06 in bounties ollie_p - $14,460.47 + $12,347.66 in bounties ONatole - $10,314.22 + $2,562.50 in bounties Event #1 (Low): $2.20 No Limit Hold'em Phased Entries: 129,080 Prize pool: $252,997 bigmeck1958 - $18,304.33* delbergg - $17,966.43* OP_4001 - $19,243.03* snookerel - $8,991.96 DMG30 - $6,394.78 SHCHEKL - $4,547.78 itsapoka - $3,234.22 yurik085 - $2,300.07 toba joga - $1,635.71 Event #1 (Medium): $22 No Limit Hold'em Phased Entries: 56,650 Prize pool: $1,133,000 marthijn_own - $100,034.96 pora adrian - $72,943.43 Gififa - $53,207.35 Brogias24 - $38,811.15 TutBylYa - $28,310.08 fcb-serv - $20,650.28 Shenowna - $15,062.99 wvoron81 - $10,987.50 Event #1 (High): $215 No Limit Hold'em Phased Entries: 11,254 Prize pool: $2,250,800 Rens02 - $189,829.64* Pappe_Ruk - $158,978.78* Yattago - $110,713.25 bartek901 - $82,372.84 freddopizza - $61,287.13 Narcisus90 - $45,598.92 Tedson89 - $33,926.58 flavioreis88 - $25,242.27 PaSSoGiveUP - $18,780.61 Event #71 (Low): $109 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max Main Event Entries: 4,041 Prize pool: $404,100 Fruble - $57,730.54 Velouxiotis - $40,222.49 minusth3bear - $28,025.95 myIT4 - $19,527.72 ApocheliuS - $13,606.41 smokeyumyum - $9,480.59 Event #71 (Medium): $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max Main Event Entries: 916 Prize pool: $916,000 skattefar - $150,894.28 boerni21 - $105,138.38 Nessilita - $73,257.55 munkkis - $51,043.91 spieler52 - $35,565.99 iamivar - $24,781.46 Event #71 (High): $10,300 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max Main Event Entries: 193 Prize pool: $1,930,000 Naza114 - $384,947.88 Ben86 - $390,980.88 Skjervoy - $219,951.87 Bagrovui - $166,261.00 Aku1206 - $125,676.38 Odd_Oddsen - $94,998.46 Event #73 (Low): $11 No Limit Hold'em PKO Series Saver Entries: 25,238 Prize pool: $247,332 seriousziggy - $12,322.43 + $4,913.47 in bounties ekfinis24 - $8,765.48 + $2,003.98 in bounties Edgaaa - $6,248.33 + $453.86 in bounties PioSOLVER.exe - $4,454.01 + $1,102.00 in bounties grbalzs - $3,174.97 + $702.28 in bounties Twi$ted83 - $2,263.21 + $657.62 in bounties sandra94118 - $1,613.28 + $1,276.47 in bounties Victor_19280 - $1,150.00 + $309.63 in bounties freeze304 - $819.75 + $569.86 in bounties Event #73 (Medium): $109 No Limit Hold'em PKO Series Saver Entries: 9,565 Prize pool: $956,500 teruliro - $65,758.38 + $26,528.30 in bounties jwolter - $46,492.97 + $3,395.68 in bounties Mikensonas - $32,875.47 + $1,789.85 in bounties christined - $23,246.44 + $8,583.54 in bounties FONBET_RULIT - $16,437.73 + $3,909.15 in bounties bb830 - $11,623.19 + $5,868.11 in bounties ichikegi - $8,218.82 + $3,535.50 in bounties tasos28 - $5,811.59 + $4,404.45 in bounties MAREVE BVBA - $4,109.41 + $1,151.75 in bounties Event #73 (High): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO Series Saver Entries: 1,664 Prize pool: $1,664,000 jucetoor18 - $126,244.57 + $90,408.11 in bounties omaha4rollz - $89,990.95 + $47,442.38 in bounties chrisdm - $64,148.69 + $15,548.82 in bounties Bonglim - $45,727.38 + $9,073.24 in bounties tonn22 - $32,596.01 + $14,830.08 in bounties XMorphineX - $23,235.59 + $10,421.87 in bounties MCalai - $16,563.12 + $5,125.00 in bounties gorgona66ret - $11,806.74 + $2,156.25 in bounties BetForNympho - $8,598.13 + $3,390.63 in bounties An earlier version of this article indicated that Vieira and Tollerene chopped the PLO Main Event. Vieira won the tournament outright.
  20. Thor Hansen, the 'Godfather of Norwegian Poker', passed away Tuesday night after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. In 2012, Hansen was told by doctors that his colorectal cancer had spread to his lungs and he was given just months to live. Despite the diagnosis, Hansen sought medical treatment and continued to play poker. His final cash came in March when he finished 98th in the €800 Norwegian Open in Dublin, Ireland. He won two World Series of Poker bracelets over the course of his career. The first came in 1988 when he beat out 78 other players to win a $5,000 Seven Card Stud event. He picked up his second in 2002 when he won the $1,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven event. His career live earnings were $2,949,644. He was also a successful and respected online player. In 2012 he won a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title, taking down the $320 Seven Card Stud event. Six months later he added a Spring Championship of Online Poker title to his resume, winning the $2,100 Seven Card Stud event. His success on the virtual felt caught the attention of the PocketFives community in 2010. Hansen was named a Poker Hall of Fame finalist in 2012, 2013 and 2017. Born in Oslo, Norway in June 1947, Hansen was also a talented billiards and chess player. During his poker career he was a regular in some of the games run by Larry Flynt in California where he lived. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Braswell.
  21. In the span of a few days earlier this month, England's Scott Aggro SantosMargereson (pictured) won not one, but two PokerStarsWCOOP titles. The first was worth $106,000 and came in a $320 No Limit Hold'em Zoom event. The second occurred two days later in the series' Sunday Warm-Up and was worth nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Not surprisingly, he has shot up to #33 worldwide in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings and is #6 in the UK. Margereson sat down with PocketFives to talk about his latest accomplishment. PocketFives: How are you feeling about your WCOOP titles? It must be surreal at this point. Scott Margereson: It's quite strange. After the $320 Zoom win, I was over the moon. After the Warm-Up, I don't really feel that much different. To be honest, it doesn't really feel like real life. I've barely logged any volume this year, as my main game has been cash for a while now. I was expecting to continue the steady grind up. I was still going to play on Sundays and during the big series, so I knew there was a chance I could have a decent score, but I never expected this. PocketFives: What do you attribute it to? Scott Margereson: Honestly, I'm just a guy who has gone on a heater at the right time of year. The Warm-Up played kind of deep up until we started getting toward the final table and I'm much more skilled deep now than I was six months ago, so that may have helped slightly, but for the most part, I got extremely lucky. PocketFives: Do you want to play more cash games or stick to the mix you currently have? What cash games do you play? Scott Margereson: I'm quite happy with the mix I have right now. Tournaments are nice to play when the games are big, but I don't have the heart to do it day in, day out anymore. I'm mainly playing $500 Zoom on PokerStars and also some of the Rush games when they run on Full Tilt. I like the flexibility of the hours when playing cash games and as far as an actual hourly rate goes, I'm pretty sure that on a standard weekday I'm making a higher hourly than I would playing an MTT session. PocketFives: What advice do you have for aspiring cash game players? Scott Margereson: My advice would be that if you can hack the variance of MTTs day in, day out, then stick to those since switching to cash games is a lot of hard work. I came from cash games originally before I switched to MTTs. PocketFives: How did you get started in poker originally and why did you gravitate toward cash games at the beginning? Scott Margereson: I got started in poker in a home game originally, then won a free $50 deposit on Full Tilt, and started out that way. A friend of mine told me about this free $50 that I could get and he was playing cash games, so I started out like that as well. PocketFives: How often do you get to play live poker? Scott Margereson: I enjoy playing live every once in a while. It's kind of refreshing, but eventually it becomes pretty boring with the small number of hands you play. One thing it does, though, is makes you appreciate online poker a lot more. I play most EPTs when I can and went to the WSOP for the first time this year for the Main Event, which unfortunately saw me busting before the dinner break on Day 1. The WCOOP and other big-time series run on PokerStars. If you don't already have a PokerStars account, sign up through the links on PocketFives to get a 100% up to $600 deposit bonus along with one free month of PocketFives Training with no sign-up fee. Click hereto get started.
  22. Throughout the course of the summer, the moves to the online poker’s rankings were subtle. Players took longer breaks, went on vacation or spent time grinding the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. All of that changed when the PokerStars 2018 World Championship of Online Poker began. The players flocked to the online tournament scene, generating a total prize pool of nearly $100 million, and got busy earning life-changing amounts of money. When the tournament swings can be big, so can the shifts in the PocketFives rankings. Some of the performances of top PocketFivers during WCOOP resulted in a lot of movement in the rankings. Back Into The Top 100 There were 16 players who, over the course of WCOOP’s two weeks, worked their way from outside the top 100 to sitting inside of it. Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’ Dwyer (+262, #33) Steve 'MrTimCaum' O’Dwyer, the regular high-roller with live earnings approaching $24 million, absolutely crushed the online scene during September. Playing out of his adopted home of Ireland, O’ Dwyer picked up his first WCOOP title in Event-57-H ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max) for a massive $227,101 score and 1,154.99 PLB points. He also broke a career-high cash with his $896,610 victory during partypoker’s POWERFEST. O’Dwyer’s rankings shot up 262 places to #33 in the world, which is, surprisingly, a career-best for one of the most consistent crushers in the world. Sergio ‘zcedrick’ Aido (#30) Another easily recognizable name making major moves in the rankings was Sergio ‘zcedrick’ Aido. Originally from Spain, but playing out of the UK, Aido flew past $4 million in lifetime earnings with his September online play. Coming off a four-month online poker hiatus, Aido continually racked up the PLB points with 16 qualifying tournaments. He picked up two six-figure scores in September with his standout being his final table finish in WCOOP Event-62-H ($25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller) for $156,224. Aldo returned to his online account ranked number #209 and by rising 179 spots, made it the furthest into the top 100, landing at #30, a career-best. ‘simon1471’ (+697, #76) Hailing from the UK, ‘simon1471’ made the largest leap from outside the top 100 to earning a spot inside of it. Since the start of September, ‘simon1471’ has accumulated 20 PLB qualifying cashes highlighted by a WCOOP victory in Event-37-H ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em Turbo) for $98,678 and 747.66 PLB points. In total, he rocketed 697 spots from #776 to a career-high ranking of #76. His stellar series makes him the #10-ranked grinder in the UK and he has now accumulated over $1.785 million in career earnings. Major Movers There were a number of players who made massive jumps in the rankings during WCOOP either due to a major score or simply due to increased online activity. Chance ‘Chances Cards’ Kornuth (+9,285) U.S. based Chance ‘Chances Cards’ Kornuth, is a well-known live tournament beast with over $5.9 million in live earnings. This WCOOP, he once again proved he can make moves both live and online. His string of WCOOP cashes is nothing less than impressive. He registered 31 PLB qualifying cashes in a row on PokerStars in September raising his ranking from #9752 to #476. How was Kornuth ranked close to 10,000? He essentially took an entire year off from the worldwide player pool between WCOOP’s. That's not to say he wasn't playing online as he did win the WSOP.com $3,200 High Roller Online Bracelet event. The question is will Kornuth disappear from the world online scene for another year now that WCOOP is over? Shaun ’shaundeeb’ Deeb (+1766) Another American superstar, Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb found success grinding WCOOP outside of his home country. Deeb booked two wins during the series. The first was in WCOOP Event-22-H ($1,050 PLO8 Eight Max) for over $38,000. Then he backed that up with his second victory in Event-59-H ($2,100 PLO8 Six Max) for another $69,011. In total, the former #1-ranked player earned over $176,000 for the series and shot up 1,766 places to his current rank of #284. Deeb now has over $6.7 million in career online earnings to go with his $6 million in live earnings. Big Names On The Rise Some of the biggest names in poker found themselves on the list of top rankings risers. Joseph ‘subiime’ Cheong (+903) Former WSOP final table participant and guy with zero interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joseph ‘subiime’ Cheong put together 25 PLB qualifying cashes to rise 903 spots, back into the top 500 at #436. A former top-20 ranked player, Cheong, like many Americans, hadn’t played in the worldwide player pool since last May’s SCOOP. Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro One of Finland’s most well-known online nosebleed grinders, Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro, may not be mixing it up with Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey in 'Rail Heaven' anymore but he did have himself a profitable WCOOP. He finished runner-up in Event-54-H ($10,300 8-Game High Roller) for $150,000. He also made a final table appearance in Event-16-H ($25,000 PLO Six Max) for $135,274. Kelopuro cashed for five-figures of better 8-times during the series and shot up 149 spots to his current ranking of #36 in the world, another career-high.
  23. During the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker last May, Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof final tabled the $10,000 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha High Roller event, only to finish fifth as Ole Schemion went on to victory. On Thursday night though, van Hoof changed the narrative and came out on top of the World Championship of Online Poker $25,000 PLO High Roller beating some familiar faces along the way. The win earned van Hoof $465,559.91 while 'danfiu', who finished one spot better than van Hoof in the SCOOP, took home $308,357.94 for finishing as runner-up. 'WRUUUUM' scored $204,237.15 for finishing third. The final table also included Sami 'LrsLzk' Kelopuro and Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao. A pair of Finnish players picked up wins in the Medium and Low versions of the same event. Olli 'Era_Koira' Ikonen beat out 414 other players to win $150,420.25 in Event #16 Medium ($2,100 Six Pot Limit Omaha High Roller) while 'miikka84' won $44,563.45 for winning Event #16 Low ($215 Six Pot Limit Omaha High Roller). Ikonen's WCOOP win came 24 hours after he won a partypoker POWERFEST title. Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas beat Diogo 'phounderAA' Veiga in the final of Event #17 High ($2,100 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em) to collect $76,800 and his second career WCOOP title. Veiga pocketed $46,080 for second place. 'KingRakker' won the Medium buy-in event for $23,622.36 while 'andredos' pocketed $8,212.49 for winning the Low. Norway's 'Senkel92' won Event #20 High (No Limit Five Card Draw) and took home $17,100. Event #15 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stacks Entries: 1,153 Prize pool: $576,500 Nurlux - $88,319.74* solanj - $70,418.18* Speedyy1986 - $48,480.92 Grozzorg - $35,199.99 cwirek1982 - $25,557.39 vladxxxro - $18,556.20 ThEcLaiMEer - $13,472.97 Dam4666 - $9,782.22 xnrobix - $8,102.48 Event #15 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stacks Entries: 6,333 Prize pool: $316,650 ROMcavalier - $39,432.46* AWFUL@POK3R - $27,770.52* Jhoow-fitnes - $30,014.33* Igrok222 - $14,631.03 Osi1996 - $10,061.11 dmc.1m - $6,918.58 Lorenivy22 - $4,757.60 Tripaozao - $3,271.59 gibler321 - $2,249.73 Event #15 (Low): $5.50 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stacks Entries: 15,356 Prize pool: $75,244.40 Luis Ernesto 'NetoGamboa' Gamboa Quilcate - $8,634.93 CurrD - $6,148.09 Franklin88 - $4,382.57 Bober301979 - $3,124.04 Patience&value - $2,226.91 perrynell - $1,587.42 Danptz - $1,131.57 easton95 - $806.61 ivannessaa - $574.98 Event #16 (High): $25,000 Six Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Entries: 54 Prize pool: $1,324,350 Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof - $465,559.91 danfiu - $308,357.94 WRUUUUM - $204,237.15 Sami 'LrsLzk' Kelopuro - $135,274 EEE27 - $89,597.04 Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao - $65,803.11 Event #16 (Medium): $2,100 Six Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Entries: 415 Prize pool: $830,000 Olli 'Era_Koira' Ikonen - $150,420.25 Henri 'I_Mr_U_Bean' Koivisto- $107,332.11 magiet12 - $76,586.75 Chance 'ChanceCU' Kornuth - $54,648.44 Tagult - $38,994.31 dunphi - $27,824.33 Event #16 (Low): $215 Six Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Entries: 1,648 Prize pool: $329,600 miikka84 - $44,563.45* Dowgh-Santos - $40,481.76* KingOfThe$ea - $24,333.34 Andre_Hansen - $16,954.78 arron8 - $11,813.62 Ulett_23 - $8,231.39 Event #17 (High): $2,100 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em Entries: 128 Prize pool: $256,000 Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas - $76,800 Diogo 'phounderAA' Veiga - $46,080 albierie - $25,600 AmStAf88 - $25,600 Event #17 (Medium): $215 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em Entries: 781 Prize pool: $156,200 KingRakker - $23,622.36 solanj - $15,031.12 tailemne - $7,514.78 hashov888 - $7,514.78 Event #17 (Low): $22 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em Entries: 3,897 Prize pool: $8,212.49 andredos - $8,212.49 RikAAk - $5,224.31 Boe1992 - $2,613.32 loucylove - $2,613.32 Event #20 (High): $1,050 No Limit Five Card Draw Entries: 57 Prize pool: $57,000 Senkel92 - $17,100 Lafleur71 - $11,400 scuel1975 - $8,550 Naz114 - $5,700 Phil 'MrSweets28' Galfond - $4,275 PSMozak - $3,135
  24. While Sunday was the start of the 2018 World Championship of Online Poker, Monday was the first day with multiple titles awarded and millions of dollars in prize pools being awarded. The biggest winner from the 15 events that played to a winner was Romania's 'jah1923' who scored an outright win in Event #4 Medium ($215 No Limit Hold'em Sunday Million Special Edition) for $193,055.14. That event drew 6,794 runners to push the total prize pool to $1,358,800. 'jah1923' wasn't the only player to take home a six-figure score. Runner-up 'Lapideum' wound up winning $132,753.26 for outlasting all but one player. 'BrightStripe' took home the winner's share of $76,314.44 after chopping Event #2 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em) with 'ale6ka' and 'Machiavelli3'. The final table also included Arseniy 'josef_shvejk' Karmatskiy and Alex 'lynskey99' Lynskey. Julian 'nailuj90' Stuer picked up the win in Event #3 High ($2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em PKO) for $96,971.08. Stuer also earned $87,312.49 in bounties. His final bounty came from runner-up 'Armani1974'. The German pro had to settle for $72,075.64 from the prize pool and an additional $32,812.51 in bounties. The most high-profile heads-up battle of the day came between Germany's 'nilsef' and former #1-ranked Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen. The two managed to outlast the 197 other players in Event #10 High ($2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Win the Button) before agreeing to a chop. The heads-up battle saw 'nilsef' beat Hunichen to take home $74,459.48 while Hunichen had to settle for $66,459.48. This is the second WCOOP title for 'nilsef'. The first came in 2010 in Event #10 ($250 Pot-Limit Omaha Knockout). After the tournament wrapped up, Hunichen tweeted about his lack of success in heads-up battles. Event #2 High: $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Entries:504 Prize pool: $504,000 BrightStripe - $76,314.44* ale6ka - $64,197.69* Machiavelli3 - $65,737.85* Dannyz0r - $27,256.94 josef_shvejk - $27,817.02 lynskey99 - $20,768.93 ga207 - $15,506.66 Cavalito - $11,577.68 OempaPoempah - $8,644.20 Event #2 Medium: $109 No Limit Hold'em Sunday Kickoff Special Edition Entries:3,78 Prize pool: $376,800 MCvisitor - $53,941.13 DTadevosan - $38,449.23 KisuKe_7 - $27,407.94 hopezACE - $19,537.34 derbegott - $13,926.90 Machiavelli3 - $9,927.58 VzB_Poker - $7,076.71 D_T_G_7777 - $5,044.56 speili94 - $3,595.95 Event #2 Low: $109 No Limit Hold'em Sunday Kickoff Special Edition Entries:16,729 Prize pool: $163,944.20 jroze99 - $17,772.29 highogbigdog - $12,770.20 GrcaniHoven - $9,181.87 KicksnBalls - $6,601.85 kn0wlEdge911 - $4,4746.77 Neolay - $3,412.97 [A.barmot.O] - $2,453.94 100hgHack - $1,764.40 nelson22211 - $1,268.61 Event #3 High: $2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries:459 Prize pool: $1,000,000 nailuj90 - $96,971.08 + $87,312.49 in bounties Armani1974 - $72,075.64 + $32,812.51 in bounties luckyfish89 - $53,571.71 + $15,593.75 in bounties Dannyz0r - $39,818.30 + $15,500.00 in bounties €urop€an - $29,595.78 + $13,562.50 in bounties luisdono - $21,997.65 + 7,125.00 in bounties cartoon2387 - $16,350.21 + $16,718.75 in bounties Kaila - $12,152.64 + $1,1812.50 in bounties Event #3 Medium: $215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em PKO Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition Entries: 4,389 Prize pool: $877,800 wvwMasteRwvw - $62,603.44 + $35,765.03 in bounties flavioreis88 - $44,264.90 + 10,697.99 in bounties Popper13 - $31,299.97 + $4,774.41 in bounties ShamanRX - $22,132.36 + $4,527.92 in bounties FoNZ87 - $15,649.90 + 1,726.57 in bounties justnl2 - $11,066.16 + $8,575.56 in bounties 1984klaar - $7,824.92 + $3,248.84 in bounties rozkoszny - $5,533.03 + $3,364.45 in bounties Event #3 Low: $22 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 17,209 Prize pool: $344,180 lozanova.uk - $17,052.57* + $6,469.20 in bounties MichaelNg - $14,415.14* + $1,402.92 in bounties D_T_G_7777 - $9,331.27 + $542.29 in bounties mendarku - $6,651.63 + $1,079.27 in bounties Ciisssii - $4,741.50 + $1,913.40 in bounties ROMDOM - $3,379.89 + $1,227.24 in bounties Tbn220 - $2,409.29 + $783.53 in bounties $UPERANCHOA$ - $1,717.42 + $283.09 in bounties Event #4 High: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 477 Prize pool: $877,800 42ayay - $147,384.81* liraerik - $123,695.92* StupidFr3nch - $138,144.77* strj2000 - $72,922.50 SwalzB - $55,192.50 onmybicycle - $41,208.20 Sasuke234 - $30,767.20 papan9_p$ - $22,971.60 Kot_Spartac - $17,151.20 Event #4 Medium: $215 No Limit Hold'em Sunday Million Special Edition Entries: 6,794 Prize pool: $1,358,800 jah1923 - $193,055.14 Lapideum - $132,753.26 Rsaxo66 - $91,288.20 Vlada2108 - $62,775.20 M_Acevedo - $43,167.85 cidul - $29,684.75 teo96 - $20,312.98 MinhMa - $14,037.21 jokepoker333 - $9,652.91 Event #4 Low: $22 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 18,532 Prize pool: $370,640 edoiler - $35,680.01* 7betfold - $30,680.02* Teddygram902 - $19,951.92 Manwlis45 - $14,345.58 miami1984 - $10,314.57 El_mesiasush - $7,416.20 speksSVK - $5,332.28 Gwindor1 - $3,833.93 F3nix35 - $2,756.59 Event #5 High: $1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 482 Prize pool: $500,000 I_Mr_U_Bean - $89,248.90 danfiu - $64,080.60 munkkis - $46,009.75 maggess88 - $33,034.90 Aku1206 - $23,719.00 psjebemvas - $17,030.20 Event #5 Medium: $109 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 2,133 Prize pool: $213,300 aDrENalin710 - $31,824.30 SukkerHans - $22,173.38 T 54 T 97s - $15,449.78 dx2celt - $10,764.99 Premove - $7,500.73 KidAlex13 - $5,226.31 Event #5 Low: $11 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 8,548 Prize pool: $83,770.40 Hulkyyyy - $11,761.09 gunnersfun - $8,189.98 Levoin95 - $5,706.54 jacksAndFives3 - $3,976.16 richbum69 - $2,770.47 Ann1897 - $1,930.37 Event #10 High: $2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Win the Button Entries: 199 Prize pool: $400,000 nilsef - $74,459.48* Big Huni - $66,459.48* FellipeNunes - $47,768.96 Naza114 - $37,063.04 veeea - $28,756.52 utreg - $22,311.64 calvin7v - $17,311.20 ForzaVaxholm - $13,431.40 Event #10 Medium: $215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Win the Button Entries: 1,436 Prize pool: $287,200 Senkel92 - $44,064.08 ForzaVaxholm - $31,409.62 ZéDoBlefe11 - $22,389.88 Randane8 - $15,960.27 [IMT]JapA - $11,377.05 PKaiser - $8,109.95 tarantaleo - $5,781.04 DRWDats13 - $4,120.94 Event #10 Low: $22 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Win the Button Entries: 6,478 Prize pool: $129,560 GeraldoCesar - $18,414.30 oracul154 - $13,123.84 Salckin - $9,355.11 ARMLUCKY - $6,668.64 madaAk - $4,753.63 jvieiradias8 - $3,388.53 sgtjstevens - $2,415.46 PabloPool12 - $1,721.81
  25. [caption width="640"] Daniel Negreanu won his first WCOOP title on Saturday (PokerStars photo)[/caption] Daniel Negreanu has seemingly done it all in his Hall of Fame career. He’s won World Series of Poker bracelets and World Poker Tour titles. But on Saturday night Negreanu added one title to his resume that had eluded him to date when he beat Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom for his first World Championship of Online Poker title. Negreanu outlasted the 147-player field to win the $1,050 HORSE Championship and $61,865.47. Negreanu certainly didn’t have it easy. He beat out a final table that included Blom, Mike Leah and Connor Drinan. ’PAW717’ came into the final table of Event #68, $320 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha, with the second biggest stack and eventually found himself heads-up for the title with ‘QuantumX90’ before the two players started talking chop. After coming to an agreement that left a little less than $5,000 on the table to play for. After a brief heads-up battle that saw ‘PAW717’ double-up early, the Mexico-based American emerged victorious to win the first WCOOP title of his career. Last Tuesday, while Doug Polk was busy smashing Twitch records for the biggest live-streamed poker win ever, ‘bob43155’ was quietly in the background, winning the Sunday Million Special Edition event for over $400,000. And while Negreanu was the big name winning on Saturday, ‘bob43155’ managed to do something noteworthy again. ‘bob43155’ won Event #69, $700 Six Max No Limit Hold'em (Five Stack), to become the first two-time WCOOP winner this year and add another $64,081.78 in winnings. Runner-up Erik ‘Popiedejopie’ van den Berg actually ended up walking away with a little bit more than the winner as a result of a deal the final three players made while van de Berg held the chip lead. Ludovic ‘ludovi333’ Geilich managed to book the biggest score of anybody on Saturday. Geilich took down the $21,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller to win $462,182.17. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez narrowly missed winning his second WCOOP title of the year, finishing runner-up for $355,730.97. Not surprisingly, the final table was filled by some of the best players in the world. Jens Kyllonen finished third, Dani Stern was right behind him in fourth and Drinan, making his second final table of the day, came fifth. Dimitri 'MITS 304' Michaelides, who won a WCOOP event earlier this week, finished sixth. The second place finish all but guarantees that Gonzalez will win WCOOP Player of the Series. The Uruguayan grinder has cashed 21 times during the 2016 WCOOP, made four final tables and posted a win, a second, a third and a fourth place finish. Event #68 - $320 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha
 257 entries - $256,308 paid out to 29 places PAW717 - $43,626.16*
 QuantumX90 - $42,253.09*
 Andre ‘Sira Al Aziz’ Santos - $26,684.40 
Slavik_Krs - $19,587.10 
eskinazi - $14,377.49
 Matt ‘plattsburgh’ Vengrin - $10,553.48 *heads-up deal Event #69 - $700 Six Max No Limit Hold'em (Five Stack) 
764 entries - $508,060 paid out to 95 places bob43155 - $64,081.78*
 Erik ‘Popiedejopie’ van den Berg - $66,511.79* 
Raizzz - $52,010.96*
 Viliyan ‘PSMozak’ Petleshkov - $25,864.11
 Godfatti = $17,312.60
 KissMyAcePlz - $11,588.49 
 *three-way deal Event #70, $21,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller 93 entries - $1,906,500 paid out to 9 places Ludovic ‘ludovi333’ Geilich - $462,182.17 
Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez - $355,730.97 
Jens ‘Jeans89’ Kyllonen - $273,797.80 
Dani ‘supernova9’ Stern - $210,735.93 
Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan - $162,198.53
 Dimitri 'MITS 304' Michaelides - $124,840.47 Event #71: $2,100 HORSE Championship
 147 entries - $294,000 paid out to 15 places Daniel Negreanu - $61,865.47 
Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom - $48,112.18
 WTFOMFGOAO - $37,416.40
 L1TE-BR1TE - $29,098.41
 Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah - $22,629.59 
Kashmir_uzi - $17,598.81 
Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan - $13,686.46
 Childers - $10,643.82
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