2014 WCOOP Round-Up: Scott Margereson Wins Two Titles in Three Days
Chesterfield’s Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson is on cloud nine right now thanks to a remarkable run of form that has seen him win two World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) titles within the space of three days!
Margereson secured his first WCOOP title and his first six-figure score on September 12 when he outlasted 2,226 opponents in Event #18 of the 2014 WCOOP, the $320 No Limit Hold’em Zoom tournament. The $106,896.51 reward that Margereson picked was almost twice the size of his previous largest score, which weighed in at a still-impressive $55,350, but it was only his best score for three days because on September 15, Margereson took down #Event #22 and banked $202,000.00 for his win!
Event #22 was the WCOOP edition of the Sunday Warm-Up, a No Limit Hold’em tournament costing $215 to enter and guaranteeing a prize pool of $1 million. A staggering 8,139 players bought into the event, creating a $1,627,800 prize pool and a first place prize of $244,174.92 as they did so. They were all bested by Margereson.
With only four players remaining, those still in the hunt for the mammoth-sized first place prize paused the tournament and discussed a deal that would ultimately flatten the payout structure. As Margereson held a narrow chip lead at the time of discussions, he was awarded $182,000 with “Agrobot_388Z” collecting a minimum of $144,000, “CrazyB15” $179,000 and “Il BRUTTOO” $115,332.60 and the champion claiming an additional $20,000.
As you can tell from the title of this article, Margereson went on to be the last man standing and scooping $202,000.00 as a results.
It isn’t only Margereson who has been helping himself to big scores, plenty of his fellow Brits and Irish cousins have had plenty to shout about.
“CHRISCCC” in particular has $105,989.04 reasons to be happy, which happens to be his prize for winning Event #14 – the $530 NL Hold’em 6-Max Knockout. CHRISCCC chopped three ways with runner-up “nutsinho” and “Lagrecasso” before going on to win.
The hyper-aggressive Scottish pro Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich finished fourth for $46,298.40.
Event #20 yielded some excellent results, too. Former Supernova Elite Michael “BIGMICKG” Graydon banked $48,274.87 in prize money and $11,236.23 in bounties on his way to finishing third, while “25yrsthedeal” busted in second place for $68,462.55 and an additional $6,259.52 in bounties.
Those last two results came in the $320 buy-in NL Hold’em Progressive Knockout event, and the slightly smaller $215 second chance edition also went well for our players with Rhys “floppinhel” Jones running out as champion, collecting $10,365.16 in bounties and $27,478.60 in prize money.
Joining Jones on the final table was Ireland’s Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson who busted in third place for $15,075.00 and $931.25 worth of bounties.
The $700 buy-in NL Hold’em Event #24 saw 3,417 player buy in and create a $2,272,305.60 prize pool. A big chunk of that money, $52,263.01 to be exact, is now in the PokerStars account of British player “VL-Hannibal” who managed to progress to the final table before falling in seventh place.
Perhaps one of the most impressive results came during Event #27, the $215 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo 1R1A that finished in the early hours of September 16. Julian “MrCoco” Gardner banked $41,515.00 for his third place effort, but finishing in second place was Bren “YaAaRnY” Lenton who you may recall is running out of time to win 100 buy-ins at $10/$20 or higher PLO cash games in a $300,000 prop-bet! Despite this, Lenton jumped into the tournament and won more than half of the money he would need to pay out if he should fail in his cash game quest. What a sicko!
September 16 sees the following events take place, let us know if you are playing in any of them and we’ll look out for you in the chip counts.
- WCOOP-28: $320 Mixed Hold’em, $100K Guaranteed
- WCOOP-29: $320 FL Badugi, $50K Guaranteed
- WCOOP-30: $1,050 NL Hold’em Super Tuesday Special Edition, $1M Guaranteed
Congratulations to everyone who has made huge sums of money from the WCOOP so far, especially to Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson.