Billy “b8chatz” Chattaway came agonisingly close to completing a hat trick of 2015 ‘COOP titles on September 23 when he finished as runner-up to Ireland’s “Skint Paddy” in the WCOOP-55: $320 PL 5-Card Omaha 6-Max 1R1A event at PokerStars.
Chattaway won a Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP) event in January 2015 when he finished on top in the $27 PL Omaha 6-Max 2R1A for $20,878. The Londoner then secured a $111,132 payday when he bossed his way to victory in the $1,050 NL Hold’em 3-Stack in the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP), which set him up for an unprecedented COOP triple crown, in that nobody has won all three during the same year.
He came close to winning a 2015 WCOOP last week when he finished fourth in the $10,300 NL Hold'em 8-Max High Roller, a result that netted him a career-best $263,500.
According to a tweet he sent after his second place finish in last night’s WCOOP event, Chattaway won’t be playing any other 2015 WCOOP events, which seems surprising as the $10 million guaranteed Main Event takes place this Sunday.
2nd in Wcoop-55 for 24k. Couldn't have got any closer to my 2015 Coop triple crown #. That's last shot of the series, back in 2016!!Follow @B8chatz
The player who defeated Chattway heads-up, Skint Paddy, not only won $34,386.00 but also secured Ireland’s first WCOOP title of 2015.
There were also large scores had by Adam “Adamyid” Owen who finished in sixth place in the $1,050 Razz Championship and collected $8,280.00, the same tournament that one of the many UK-based Spaniards, “lacabanhita,” finished third in for $22,080.00.
Elsewhere, John “gifted08” Campbell walked away with a cool $153,990.00 after finishing in fourth place in the $2,100 buy-in Super Tuesday WCOOP edition.
Campbell seems to have taken a shot at this high stakes tournament if his PocketFives.com profile is anything to go by. Prior to this superb result, Campbell had nine cashes to his name, cashes that combined were worth $8,622 with the last one coming almost exactly three years ago. Whatever spurred Campbell on to splash out $2,100 on this tournament obviously worked.
More big scores on the horizon
UK & Ireland PokerNews could be reporting on more big wins tomorrow because a trio of British players find themselves deep in two WCOOP events’ Day 2s.
“markwin11” and “VanceVanilla” are among the final 18 players in the $2,100 PL Omaha 6-Max Championship. Each is guaranteed $7,480.00 for the effort thus far, but with $153,340.00 neither of them will want to walk away with that sum.
Ben “vindog3” Vinson has locked up $10,732.95 in the $530 NL Hold’em rebuy and has a legitimate shot at the $132,583.50 first place prize. Vinson goes into Day 2 second from nine in chips but has the likes of Peter “Belabacsi” Traply, Giuseppe “Ansgar2000” Pantaleo and Mike “Timex” McDonald to contend with at the final table.