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2014 WCOOP Round-Up: Events 1-6 Completed; Three Final Tables For Brits

2014 WCOOP Round-Up: Events 1-6 Completed; Three Final Tables For Brits 0001

The PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) is the richest and most prestigious online poker festival in the world. There is nowhere else that you can play for $40 million worth of guarantees, guarantees that are set to be smashed to smithereens by the time the 66th and final 2014 WCOOP event is done and dusted.

With such huge prizes on offer throughout the WCOOP, some of the best poker players in the world head for PokerStars to try and make the old online poker adage of “click a mouse, win a house” come true. Among the stars grinding it at the virtual felt are the United Kingdom and Ireland’s finest, and it is these players who we want to be railing to the big money.

Six of the 66 events are complete, so let’s take a look at how the WCOOP has progressed so far and if any of our players have helped themselves to massive scores.

WCOOP-01: WCOOP Kickoff – NL Hold’em

Buy-in: $100+$9
Guaranteed Prize pool: $700,000
Entrants: 10,129
Actual Prize pool: $1,102,900

The opening WCOOP event set the standard for the rest of the festival by crushing the $700,000 guarantee by over $400,000.

Sadly for UK and Ireland’s players, the big scores eluded them, with “RobocopAA” being the highest placed of our players in 33rd place, good for $1,975.15. Mentions to “ajamdonut” (39th for $1,832.22) and “loopybush” (62nd for $1,519.35).

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RahvusKalaEstonia$137,289.83*
27.045.pptYDenmark$113.711.85*
3DrogbaaaaaaaaRussia$75,410.40
4Brendy88Czech Republic$50,645.00
5KabotajoeGermany$40,516.00
6call2lightCanada$30,387.00
7MG10tzeGermany$20,258.00
8Hasseh922Finland$11,141.90
9MutomboohGermany$7,090.30

*reflects a heads-up chop

WCOOP-02: Sunday Warm-Up SE – NL Hold’em 6-Max

Buy-in: $200+$15
Guaranteed Prize pool: $750,000
Entrants: 6,348
Actual Prize pool: $1,269,600

The special edition of the Sunday Warm-Up was switched to a six-max format, which put a completely different twist on things. One of our own, “cheeky4714,” managed to navigate their way through the majority of the 6,348 crowd to finish fifth for a bankroll-boosting $35,993.16.

Deep runs were had by “thekevilfish” (26th for $5,078.40), “Biceps82” (29th for $5,078.40), “reynoldss925” (47th for $2,729.64) and “mystyficator” (73rd for $1,904.40).

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1andresdsArgentina$155,000.00*
2poker@luffyDAustria$143.959.91*
3RaistjIsrael$129,532.79*
4SchappuschaAustria$60,306.00
5cheeky4714UK$35,993.16
6BrucePowersCanada$19,044.00

*reflects a three-way chop

WCOOP-03: Sunday Million SE – NL Hold’em

Buy-in: $200+$15
Guaranteed Prize pool: $1,500,000
Entrants: 11,634
Actual Prize pool: $2,326,800

The monster-sized Sunday Million ended in a seven-way chip, but none of the UK or Ireland contingent were involved. The closest we came to victory was through Tim “Timmy182” Davie who finished 28th for $4,304.58, “Toppmoller” (45th for $3,955.56) and Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin (57th for $3,257.52).

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1gutshtallinMexico$200,280.71*
2IstzaBrazil$80,000.00*
3whipEErCzech Republic$269,364.88*
4GepettaAceCanada$103,645.95*
5ioannis79Greece$136,146.01*
6nadalonMexico$108,476.59*
7INIEPINIENetherlands$147,057.32*
8NegriinArgentina$23,268.00
9UhhMeeCanada$14,658.84

WCOOP-04: Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max

Buy-in: $300+$20
Guaranteed Prize pool: $300,000
Entrants: 1,554
Actual Prize pool: $466,200

Another substantial crowd descended on PokerStars for the first non-Hold’em event of the 2014 WCOOP. Among the 1,554 strong crowd was Ireland’s Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney who managed a 31st place finish ($1,864.80) and was our last interest in the tournament.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Creatiff111Rusia$76,923.00
2Big HuniCosta Rica$57,575.70
3YRWTHMELTHRCanada$41,958.00
4LuvHoochiesMexico$27,972.00
5MarcelosrfBrazil$18,648.00
6EEE27Finland$11,655.00

WCOOP-05: NL Hold’em 6-Max Shootout

Buy-in: $300+$20
Guaranteed Prize pool: $200,000
Entrants: 1,296
Actual Prize pool: $388,800

The six-max Shootout went better for the British lions, with two players reaching the final table and another busting in seventh place.

The two finalists were Peter “petermurphy8” Murphy and “Godsteacher” who finished fifth and sixth for $15,552.00 and $9,642.24. “doofus86” exited in seventh place and narrowly missed out on a final table appearance.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1lehoutNetherlands$58,435.74*
2MAMOHT_TRussia$50,428.62*
3klauniqCzech Republic$34,992.00
4roosi88Germany$23,328.00
5petermurphy8UK$15,552.00
6GodsTeacherUK$9,642.24

*reflects a heads-up deal

WCOOP-06: NL Hold’em Turbo Rebuy

Buy-in: $200+$15
Guaranteed Prize pool: $750,000
Entrants: 2,126
Actual Prize pool: $1,256,400

Another WCOOP event and another final table for someone who calls the UK home, even if he is Spanish through-and-through.

Sergio “zcedrick” Aido eventually finished fourth from 2,126 entrants, but not before being part of a four-way deal that saw him collect $134,427.69 for his efforts, which was $21,000 more than third place paid!

Shout outs to “emran86” who finished 10th for $9,737.10, to “jonwayne69” who came 29th for $3,832.02 and to Sebastian “Bassysaffari” Saffari who busted in 34th for $3,832.02.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Gilbert978Canada$140,026.43*
2fuddebufDenmark$129,279.39*
3tsiampas65Cyrpus$141,732.55*
4zcedrickUK$134,427.69*
5jknack10Canada$56,538.00
6KalbenRussia$43,974.00
7_pauL€Faul_Germany$31,410.00
8bencb789Germany$21,987.00
9goodvibe1Germany$12,564.00

*reflects a four-way deal

Tuesday 9, September sees another three WCOOP events take place. They are:

  • WCOOP-07: $215 NL Draw - $50,000 Guaranteed
  • WCOOP-08: $215 NL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max - $75,000 Guaranteed
  • WCOOP-09: $1,050 Super Tuesday Special Edition - $1 million Guaranteed

The very best of luck to all of the UK and Ireland’s grinders in tonight’s WCOOP events.

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