Last night, a British player went all the way and won a World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP), improving what was already a fantastic week for our players in major events. UK & Ireland PokerNews has already written about Toby Lewis’s WCOOP victory, now we are delighted to tell you about Dave “CrabMaki” Shallow’s fantastic result.
Dave “CrabMaki” Shallow, a World Poker Tour champion, won his second WCOOP title after he took down Event #10, the $215 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Knockout. In 2010, Shallow won the $10,300 WCOOP High Roller for $605,655 and although this latest victory did not pay anywhere near as much, Shallow will still be revelling in the glory.
In addition to the $40,369.72 first place prize money, Shallow also wins $1,361.25 worth of bounties thanks to sending a tournament-high 33 players to the rail on his way to victory. With his second WCOOP bracelet secured, Shallow joins the likes of Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Jason Mercier and George Danzer, Shaun Deeb and Kyle “kwob20” Bowker as holders of two WCOOP wins.
WCOOP Event #7: $215 No Limit 5-Card Draw $50,000 Guaranteed
Five-Card Draw may not be as popular as it once was, but that did not stop 463 players exchanging $215 for 5,000 tournament chips and the chance to become a WCOOP champion. Sadly, we did not get a British or Irish champion, although “Kid Blackie” (28th), Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead (19th) and “INSHALA82” (17th) we not a million miles away from a win.
WCOOP Event #8: $215 Pot Limit Courchevell H/L $50,000 Guaranteed
Courchevell is a new game that PokerStars offers, one that 745 people decided to pony up $215 to play. Again, there were no wins or final tables from our players, but the likes of “themanparris” (31st), “INSHALA82” (25th), Tony “maxcon007” Stewart (23rd) and “holako” (19th) each had decent runs that fell short of the big money payouts.
WCOOP Event #9: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em $1,000,000 Guaranteed
When we checked the results of WCOOP Event #9, we got a little excited to see someone from the United Kingdom had won the tournament for $216,000 after a five-way chop. Unfortunately, our excitement was short lived after our friends at Poker Red, a Spanish publication, informed us that “OMGjonyctt” is actually Jonathan Concepcion of the Canary Islands. Damn!
The deepest any of our boys and girls managed to get was 12th place, a finish worth $14,385.90 to Rhys “floppinhel” Jones, a recent winner of a MiniFTOPS event.
Ireland’s “sincinaty118” finished 25/1821, Tom “7tHEcROw7” MacDonald 36/1821 and Tom “Mt.Spewmore” Langley 41/1871. Good effort, boys.
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