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Ireland’s Gary “GaryT20” Thompson Banks a $277K WCOOP Score

2015 World Championship Of Online Poker


  • Gary Thompson almost doubles his lifetime winnings with his massive WCOOP score

  • David Clarkson helps himself to a near $90,000 cash

  • Players from the UK & Ireland have won more than $5.2 million during the 2015 WCOOP

Earlier in the 2015 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP), Ireland’s Keith “bullyboy1978” Cummins helped himself to a career-best score of $240,177.20 when he finished as runner-up in a special edition of the Super Tuesday.

It was unlikely that Cummins’ huge win was going to be eclipsed by any of his fellow countryman such was its size, but that has happened thanks to Gary “GaryT20” Thompson finishing in third place in the special $3 million guaranteed three-day Sunday Million.

Thompson had already won a five-figure score at this year’s WCOOP as his eighth place finish in the $530 NL Hold’em Progressive Super-Knockout banked him $10,175 – the third largest cash of his online career. Now Thompson can boast of a six-figure score because this latest result added a massive $277,870.00 to his bankroll and almost doubled his lifetime online winnings. It is an incredible result and one that we’re sure Thompson is more than delighted with.

Irish WCOOP competitors have cashed in 13.69% of their tournaments and boast of an average cash of some $4,819.80

There have been a number of impressive cashes had by players from the UK & Ireland since PokerNews last looked at the WCOOP results, including two final table appearances from Adam “Adamyid” Owen. The mixed game specialist finished second in the $700 FL Badugi Championship for $12,774.65 and followed that up with a sixth place finish in the $700 Triple Draw 2-7 Championship for $5,655.82.

Owen is also flying high in the $1,050 Razz Championship where only 23 players stand between him and a $40,020.00 win.

The Brit known as “RocknRollax” narrowly missed out on a coveted WCOOP bracelet when he bust in second place during the $320 NL Hold’em Ante-Up, a result that awarded $24,002.10. This amount was actually more than what the eventual champion took home thanks to a five-way deal that took place.

London’s David “Clarkson7” Clarkson was also part of a deal, his coming in the $530 NL Hold’em Optional Re-Entry. Clarkson went on to finish second after securing a whopping $89,727.07 for his effort.

Shoutouts also go to “gaboi20012” who won $23,320.00 for his sixth place finish in the $215 NL Hold’em Rebuy, to Ireland’s “entim” who walked away with $28,269.00 for finishing seventh in the WCOOP edition of the Sunday Warm-Up, and to Gavin “gavonator” O’Rourke whose seventh place finish in the $215 NL Hold’em Knockout was worth $12,963.45.

2015 World Championship Of Online Poker Statistics

CountryEntrantsCashesFinal TablesMoney wonEvents won
United Kingdom9,3951,29136$4,513,017.094

Players calling the UK home have cashed in 13.74% of the WCOOP events they’ve played and have an average cash of $3,495.75 while Irish WCOOP competitors have cashed in 13.69% of their tournaments and boast of an average cash of some $4,819.80.

The 2015 WCOOP concludes this weekend and has some massive tournaments taking place, not least the $10,300 buy-in 8-Game Championship, a $1,050 buy-in NL Hold’em event and the gargantuan $5,200 buy-in WCOOP Main Event that has a $10 million guarantee and a $1.5 million guaranteed first place prize. Here’s to a player from the UK or Ireland taking that particular event down.

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