Players from the United Kingdom and Ireland are finishing the 2015 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) on a high note thanks to "Caesar325" taking down Event 67: $125 NL Hold’em 8-Max Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition for a potentially life-changing $227,384.96 and Rory “Mr.Kingball” Brown reaching the final table of the $10 million guaranteed Main Event.
Caesar325 was one of 6,529 entrants in WCOOP-67 and one of 2,343 re-entries after his first bullet didn’t go to plan. It turns out that his decision to fire another barrel was one of the best he’s ever made in his poker career because as midnight approached on Monday night, Caesar325 defeated Belgium’s “girafganger7” in a heads-up battle to secure a massive $227,384.96 payout for himself.
There’s not a whole lot of information available about the Caesar325, although it appears he’s a low stakes player who has been seen at the 180-man turbo sit & go tournaments at PokerStars earlier in the year and it seems he decided to take a shot at both WCOOP-67 and its lesser priced 2nd Chance on Sunday night.
The latter saw him bust 1,648 from 2,455 entrants, while the former obviously went his way as he emerged victorious for a huge score and a coveted WCOOP bracelet.
UK & Ireland PokerNews have reached out to Caesar325 and hope to have an interview with him in the next few days.
All of the WCOOP events barring the Main Event are now complete and even that tournament is in the final throes. Only nine players remain in the hunt for the $1,760,500 first place prize, among them is Dublin’s Rory “Mr.Kingball” Brown who goes into the final table in eighth place courtesy of his 4,489,837 chips, or approximately 15 big blinds.
Brown is already guaranteed to almost double his previous largest cash thanks to locking up $100,000. The Irishman won $50,820 by finishing seventh in a Super Tuesday during the 2014 WCOOP, the same finishing position would net him $200,000 in this particular tournament.
There are no easy spots once you reach a final table of this magnitude so it is unsurprising to see a handful of stellar names seated with Brown.
Russia’s “Ravic85” is currently ranked 87th in the world by PocketFives.com and breaks through the $2 million in winnings barrier regardless of where he finishes in the WCOOP Main Event. He returns to the fray with 11,153,871 chips and will be quietly confident of going all the way when play resumes.
The player all of the finalists have to beat is one of the most talented players to have ever played the game. High-stakes guru Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn finds himself in the welcomed position of being the tournament’s chip leader with 19,815,627 chips or a cool 66 big blinds. Having won millions in cash games online and live, Kostritsyn shouldn’t be fazed by the jumps in the prizes, as daft as that sounds when there’s more than $1.7 million at stake!
2015 WCOOP Main Event Final Table
Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Wednesday to see who was crowned the 2015 WCOOP Main Event champion.