This week’s Super Tuesday received the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) treatment and saw it’s guarantee boosted to $1 million. After 1,722 players bought in for $1,000+$50 that prize pool swelled to $1,722,000 with $288,435.00 earmarked for the eventual champion.
While the winner was not a player from the United Kingdom or Ireland, it is safe to say that Keith “bullyboy1978” Cummings most definitely feels like he won because he managed to navigate himself to a runner-up finish and secure a massive $240,177.20 score after a heads-up deal.
Until this remarkable result, Cummings’ largest online cash weighed in at $7,006 , his reward for finishing second in a €100 buy-in tournament on PokerStars’ French site. In fact his combined live and online tournament winnings totalled $140,113, almost half of what he won in this WCOOP event.
Phill “Grindation” McAllister, from Hampshire, joined Cummings at the final table of the Super Tuesday and saw his tournament run end with a fourth place finish with $117,096.00.
Earlier this week we saw John “Blessed” Duthie and Adam “Adamyid” Owen finish second and fourth in the opening WCOOP event and walk away with $145,605.00 and $77,085.00. Then “V7JCV21” won the WCOOP special of the Sunday Million for a ginormous $260,193.87 pay day.
Former European Poker Tour (EPT) champion, David “davidv1213” Vamplew bagged himself a $45,666.00 score for his fourth place finish in the $215 NL Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy, while Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane showed that Brits can mix it up in pot limit Omaha games too by finishing as runner-up in the $700 buy-in six-max PLO WCOOP event for a $66,480.05 addition to his bankroll.
Lastly, “Kashmir_uzi” won the $700 buy-in NL Single Draw 2-7 for $20,718.11, a tournament that fellow Brit, “raconteur,” finished third in for $9,802.10.
2015 World Championship Of Online Poker Statistics
The $240,177.20 won by Cumming is the third largest cash of the 2015 WCOOP thus far, with the $260,193.87 that V7JCV21 won for taking down the Sunday Million being the largest. Here’s a breakdown of statistics involving the UK & Ireland so far.
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The UK is out in front in terms of money won, cashes, final table appearance and is joint top of the events won category courtesy of our two victories, long may that continue!