Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis may have to change his online alias to “WAL” after the talented youngster won yet another major online title and another huge score.
Last month, Lewis bested a stellar field of 397 in the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Event #35, a tournament with a $2,000 buy-in, to scoop a career-best cash of $253,063.21. Last night, Lewis won Event #6 of the 2013 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars for $189,379.23.
What makes Lewis latest win all the more sweeter is the fact the tournament, a turbo rebuy, only took four-and-a-half hours to complete, which means the boy from Hampshire earned a Gareth Bale bettering $42,084.27 per hour.
Lewis could have won even more, but decided to hedge his bets a little and strike a deal when the tournament reached the heads-up stage. Lewis’ heads-up opponent was “srxakgirona,” who has the United Kingdom listed as his home country but is actually from sunny Spain, and he nearly put a spanner in the works when he demanded an extra $2,000 from the deal.
“I play HU hyper a lot I have edge,” claimed srxakgirona to which Lewis replied with the amazing line, “ive got more $ than yo … gives me the edge.” Amazing tekkers.
The one-on-one battle was a brief one, lasting less than 10 hands. According to the PokerStars Blog, srxakgirona min-raised to 1,000,000 and then called off the rest of his 7,331,945 chips when Lewis three-bet all in. Lewis turned over to the of his opponent and when the board ran out – we’re surprised Lewis didn’t flop quads to be honest – it was all over, Lewis had won a WCOOP title.
Lewis’ girlfriend Emily Frazer, daughter of British poker legend Ian “The Razor” Frazer, summed up Lewis’ latest cash haul perfectly on her Facebook page.
Just woke up to Toby Lewis heads up for WCOOP event - he only bloody won it didn't he. This boy is ridiculous. Victory dance around the living room half asleep
We fully agree that Lewis is ridiculous. We could fill several articles with details of Lewis’ run good, such as randomly sitting down at a PLO table during the PokerStars 100 Billion Hands promotion and winning a milestone hand and apparently having a nice slice of Tom “hitthehole” Middleton’s recent European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event victory. WAL indeed.
Honourable mentions have to go to fellow Brits “Evadar” (5th for $57,645.00) and “simon1471” (27th for $4,547.55).
WCOOP Event #1: $109 No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed
The opening event of WCOOP saw its guarantee more than double when 11,799 players turned out in force for it. Plenty of British players managed to navigate their way through the huge field to bank large scores for themselves, some of which are shown below:
WCOOP Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max $1,000,000 Guaranteed
Another WCOOP event, another guarantee smashed, this time by over a third! A total of 6,622 players turned out for the second WCOOP event and created a $1,324,400 prize pool, plenty of which is now in the PokerStars accounts of our heroes!
|26th||Sam “TheKodFather” Razavi||$5,297.60|
WCOOP Event #3: $215 No Limit Hold’em $1,500,000 Guaranteed
Event #3 was essentially this week’s Sunday Million but in WCOOP guise, which kind of explains why 11,381 player bought into it and created a monster prize pool of $2276,200. Here’s which of our players bagged the most of that cash.
|6th||Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead||$68,286.00|
|14th||Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane||$8,421.94|
|16th||Matthew “CUTEMOFO” Lewis||$5,462.88|
WCOOP Event #4: $320 Pot Limit Omaha $300,000 Guaranteed
Event #4 saw play switch to the high-variance four-card game of Pot Limit Omaha. A bumper crowd of 1,607 players bought in for $320 and beat the $300,000 guarantee by $182,100! British and Irish highlights are shown in the table below:
WCOOP Event #5: $320 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max Shootout $250,000 Guaranteed.
Sit ‘n’ Go specialists flocked to PokerStars last night for the $320 buy-in NL Hold’em 6-max Shootout a total of 1,296 of them to be exact. Brits have a good record in shootout events, even if we are only basing that statement on Craig McCorkell’s World Series of Poker bracelet win in 2012!
The UK’s mystery man “Aduobe4” won the event, helping himself to the $62,208.36 first place prize. He had to defeat two fellow Brits at the final table in “Luckbox4life” and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree.
Tonight sees three more events take place, the $215 No Limit 5-Card Draw, $215 Pot Limit Courchevel Hi/Low and a $1,050 No Limit Hold’em tournament. Good luck to everyone who is playing, especially if Toby Lewis buys in. You’ll need it again him!
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