Irish professional poker player, Rory Brown, helped himself to the largest cash of his career when he finished in sixth place in the 2015 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. The eventual champion, Belgium’s “Coenaldinho” walked away with $1,300,000 after a four-way deal.
2015 WCOOP Main Event Final Table Results
|6||Rory “Mr.Kingball” Brown||Ireland||$273,000|
|8||Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn||Russia||$150,000|
*reflects a four-way deal
Each of the nine finalists went back into battle having locked up $100,000 for their effort and it was one of the two Canadians, “bindernutnut” who collected that sum.
After min-raising to 500,000 from early position with , bindernunut four-ebt shoved for 4,968,148 in total after “K.T.A.-1985” three-bet to 1,200,000 with . The latter called to put bindernutnut at risk of elimination and when the five community cards fell it was game over for bindernutnut.
Despite starting the final table with the chip lead, Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn was the next to fall. The blinds had increased to 175,000/350,000 and Kostritsyn made it 700,000 to go from middle position and was called by “AlwaysiNduCe” in the next seat and “beertjes79” in the big blind. On the flop, beertjes79 checked, Kostritsyn bet 1,077,500 and only Always iNduCe called. Both checked the turn, but the river saw Kostritsyn jam all-in for 4,640,972 and was called.
Kostritsyn showed for a busted straight draw, and his opponent scooped the pot thanks to having flopped a set with .
K.T.A.-1985 bust in seventh place when his couldn’t hold against beertjes79’s ; an ace on the turn sealed his fate, then four hands later it was Brown’s dreams of a victory that were dashed.
Brown pushed all-in from the button for slightly less than nine big blinds with what turned out to be . AlwaysiNduCe, who was now the chip leader, called from the big blind with and caught an ace on the flop, a flop that also gave Brown outs to a flush. The strengthened AlwaysiNduCe’s grip on the hand and when the fell on the river Brown’s tournament was over.
Lengthy deal discussion followed but no compromise was reached. However, once "Ravic85" bust at the hands of "Nolet20", further negotiations took place that were fruitful thanks to beertjes79 agreeing to give up $50,128.65 and Coenaldinho $27,632.33 to seal the deal.
The Poker Gods showed no mercy on beertjes79 despite his charitable donation as they sent him to the rail in fourth place. He ran into the dominating of Coenaldinho and when the board failed to come to his rescue, beertjes79 was gone.
Third place went to Nolet20, who was chip leader at the time of the deal and therefore collected $1,223,000, bust when he bet all three street of a board, his final bet being one for all of his chips and one that was called by AlwaysiNduCe. Nolet flipped over for two pair, but lost out to the in his opponent’s hand.
The final hand of the 2015 WCOOP Main Event – and the WCOOP as a whole – saw AlwaysiNduCe open to 2,000,000 and Coenaldinho call. The latter then checked the arrival of the flop, AlwaysiNduCe continued with a 2,000,000 bet only to see his opponent check-raise to 6,000,000. A call meant the hand progressed to the turn where the came into play.
Coenaldinho led for 15,000,000 and then put in the extra 468,728 when AlwaysiNduCe pushed all-in. Coenaldinho showed and was way behind to the of his Polish foe. That was until the completed the board, improving Coenaldinho to trip tens and awarding him the title of 2015 WCOOP Main Event champion, a result that secured him the coveted gold bracelet and an additional $200,000 on top of the $1,100,000 he banked during deal negotiations.
2015 World Championship Of Online Poker Statistics
Here’s a breakdown of statistics involving the UK & Ireland now that the WCOOP is completed.
|Country||Entrants||Cashes||Final Tables||Money won||Events won|
|United Kingdom||11,493 (2nd)||1,562 (2nd)||48 (2nd)||$5,874,143.41 (2nd)||6 (3rd)|
|Ireland||1,380 (24th)||190 (24th)||8 (21st)||$937,128.87 (20th)||8 (=8)|