On Tuesday night, Irishmen Gavin O’Rourke and Michael Graydon finished one-two in Event #47 of the World Championship Of Online Poker for combined scores of almost $225,000. These superb results were not a flash in the pan as two more Irish players banked large cashes on Wednesday night.
Event #51 was the $1,050 No Limit Hold’em event that replaced this week’s Super Tuesday. A massive crowd of 1,523 players turned out in force for the pro-heavy tournament, creating a prize pool of $1,523,000. UK and Ireland players such as Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson (150th for $2,208.35), Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves (95th for $3,046.00), “thunder32us” (25th for $6,092.00) and “flong78” (17th for $7,31.40) each profited from the event.
Another UK based players, “tamas_90” was the player who burst the final table bubble, busting in 10th place for an impressive score of $13,097.80. But that would not be the largest cash awarded to our players. “floebbi” managed to navigate his way to 7th place where $44,928.50 awaited him, and Ireland’s “uWannaLoan?” won’t be needing any sort of finance thanks to the $75,388.50 he won for finishing fifth.
There was a second five-figure score for Ireland to celebrate in WCOOP Event #52, the $215 No Limit Hold’em 1R1A event. Some of poker’s best tournament players made it deep into the tournament, Paul “padjes” Berende (16th), Sweden’s “eisenhower1” (11th), and Adam “Roothlus” Levy (4th) among them.
The UK had three players at the nine-handed final table, although one was the American poker refugee Kevin Iacofano, the eventual 3rd place finisher. “Mr Negreanu” and “hari bow kid” finished in 9th and 6th for score of $6,166.80 and $22,554.50 respectively.
Ireland’s “Pinguizetti” busted in 7th place for $16,844.50 capping off a fantastic couple of days for Irishmen and women at the virtual felt of PokerStars. It really has been the perfect preparation for Arthur’s Day. Don’t know what Arthur’s Day is? Head here then.
Thanks to the recent results, Irish players have now won $1,100,700.67 from WCOOP events this year, which places the country 10th on the leader board. This is particularly impressive when you consider only 1,083 entries have come from players in Ireland, the 28th most of all the countries.
The UK has seen 10,681 entrants overall and they have won a combined $4,768,624.99.
UK & Ireland PokerNews will continue to look out for the exploits of UK & Irish players for the remainder of the WCOOP and look forward to recapping the action, facts, figures and statistic once the online festival ends.